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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Week 28 In Review

It was another blurry week. It was also a week of anxiety and sleepiness. I need to focus on getting that under control next week.

Again my workouts where not of the intensity or duration I would like, but I did get my minutes in, here and there. I didn’t hit the goal of 300, but It was close. In any case walking isn’t as potent as swimming for my agenda, so I need to get to the pool.

Additionally, my eating seems to be getting better. Since I accepted that everything is OK for eating, I haven’t over done it. It is liberating to have a free pass on food I might have restricted in the past. When an item isn’t forbidden, it loses its appeal and I since I don’t feel like loading up whenever I see the forbidden food, I can focus on my real hunger. It feels great and maybe it works. I lost a little weight this week without too much agony.

Another highlight of the week is that I am getting close to running one mile. I’m at 0.75. I can only run a few times a week as it is a heavy load on my joints. At other times, walking is what I do.

A final highlight is that through a SparkFriend I found a program that will help me get to one unassisted pull-up. I didn’t anticipate what a load on my abdominals chin-ups take. It is fun to play in the playground. A girl was watching me a few days ago. I think it confused her to see an adult in her turf.

Next week’s goals:
I plan to get a better handle on stress by doing one or more of the following each day:
1) Ten minute meditation
2) Ten minute walk around the block
3) Ten minutes of yoga/stretching
4) Listen to ten minutes of ‘up’ music.

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    hope the anxiety and sleepiness get better this week! Congrats on the chin-ups that is great!
    1739 days ago
    Good set of goals that are doable! Stress and anxiety are so difficult to get a handle on. I take mini breaks when I'm at work and find I'm getting stressed, kind of like your little ten minute list.
    1741 days ago
    Sounds like you are working on getting your stress and anxiety under control.

    I also find having no forbidden foods helps!
    1742 days ago
    Love your positive attitude, Goriana! I've been dealing with anxiety, too, as we prepare for yet another move only a year and a half after our last one...like you, I've set a goal to meditate for 10 minutes each day (so far, I haven't been too successful, but I'll keep working on it!).

    Could you please send me the link to the unassisted pull-up program that you discovered? I'm intrigued...

    Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1742 days ago
    I like your plan for less anxiety. I have this problem, too. I am trying meditation and it is helping. Good luck to you on becoming anxiety-free. But I guess a little anxiety or stress keeps us going.

    Great blog! emoticon
    1742 days ago
    Good blog. I take yoga on Sunday mornings; it's a wonderful stress reliever. I also like to play in the playground; my favorite is the swings.
    1742 days ago
    these are nice goals to met
    also its good you don't restrict foods from your diet other wise they say it sets some people up for a bingo after words or when you do have it you can not control portion sizes later.
    1742 days ago
    Great job on your goals and setting new ones. I agree with you about not restricting certain foods unless you absolutely have to, it works for me, too.
    1742 days ago
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