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14 Day Streak -- Results

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Steph-knee asked how we all did on our 14 day streaks and I'm pleased with my results. I had two mini-streaks. To walk everyday and to eat out only once a week.

I walked 13/14 days. I think I'd change that to exercise and not limit it to just walking next time I choose to do this for a streak. My other streak was to go out to eat only once a week and I did it! Yeah! The exercise streak wasn't hard, I just have to get enough sleep. I also found that I do better when I exercise in the morning after breakfast. Eating out once a week meant I had to cook more, which, surprisingly, I enjoyed.

I like doing mini streaks. It gets me to focus in on one or two goals and decide where I need to improve. For the next 14 days, I'm going to be in bed every night at 10:30, and be out of bed by 8 am or earlier. I'd like to be able to sleep through the night without being awake for hours on and off all night. I've got to beat this insomnia. This is a constant struggle for me and because of allergies, it may always be an issue, but I need to come up with some better strategies. My husband has promised to do this streak with me. I'm am so grateful for that!

My other streak will be tracking nutrition. I did great through the holidays, but I stopped tracking nutrition when we went to Florida the first week in January. While I did well in Florida, afterwards I started to gain about two pounds a month. (Six pounds total, YIKES!) I needed a break. I became compulsive about the nutritional balance, that 50/30/20 percent. It can make life difficult. Streaking made me realize that in order to start losing weight again, I have to track. I just have to remember that it's about feeling good and being healthy. It's not about the numbers!

Thanks Steph-knee! You've got me motivated again and I really appreciate it.
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    How very cool to learn something new about yourself while focusing on two simple, healthy choices. Now you'll focus on the sleep, which is critical to good health.
    2483 days ago
  • EABL81
    Congratulations on your success, Linda! The mini-streaks sound like a great plan.
    2483 days ago
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