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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Well, I guess I need to get around to this week's challenge....

Week Sixteen Challenge - Main Challenge (30 points) + Bonus (20 Points)= 50 Points possible
Ends 8.23

Main: Blog or share with the team on this question: What are 2 things you know you could be doing differently for your health and wellness?

Hmmm...how do I limit it to two? I need to eat better and exercise more. I have really been struggling with my head lately. I go from feeling hopeful to abject despair. Sometimes all in one day.

Bonus: Create a plan for eating better or working out more and implement it this week. I am restarting the January Jumpstart Challenge (yes, I know it is August, but I did not find a similar one for August...). As to the eating, I need to get rid of the sugar addiction, the salt addiction and the emo eating.

The stress levels at work this last week (combined with Friday's PET scan for my husband) helped me kill off an entire 11.5 oz bag of baby Butterfingers - 1,360 calories I did not need. Why do I sabotage myself? I know some of it is because I have not been exercising like I should, and exercise helps control the stress.

Reading my blog from last May - nothing has changed. I need to get it in gear.

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    Your not alone, we all have struggles and need to keep our focus. I hope you keep a great support system with you so you are never without a friend to help you on your journey to health! emoticon
    1750 days ago
    Eating better and exercising more are obviously important, but they are HUGE categories. I've found lately that trying revamp everything at once is too overwhelming for me, so I've been taking baby steps. For example, I don't like to cook, but I know I need to start in order to eat more healthfully, so I am cooking one meal per week. That's it! I know that once one night feels easy, I can add in a second, and so on.

    When things feel out of control with eating and exercise, it can be very hard to limit the changes you want to make, but perhaps if you DO limit your answer to that question by picking just two small things, it will help you start actually making them.

    :) Courtney
    1826 days ago
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who lives in despair lately. I'm with you on the sugar and salt. It has to go. Good luck with your goals!
    1826 days ago
    I hope your husbands PET scan will bring good news; I know for me, at least, the hardest things about scans is waiting for the results. I can certainly relate to that stress!
    1826 days ago
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