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Day 260: Making Choices

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

When we woke up this morning, the AQI was all the way down to 12!!!! Haven't seen green in weeks!

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I got a 4-mile walk in...the sun still looked awfully orange, and we definitely don't have blue sky yet (wah!), but at ground level it's soooo much clearer, you can really see the difference. And of course it's nice not to have everything smell/taste like smoke when you go outside. We have the whole house open!

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I hit the 500-mile mark (for the year) today on my walk, woot!

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I was listening to a podcast during my walk by Paula B (thanks NWILKER!), about "self-discipline." She was talking about how you have to make conscious choices if you want to make progress, and I was thinking that's really true - that's part of the whole mindset change I have gone through over the past few months. I mean, every single morning I think man, I want a donut! But then I think through okay, if I do that, I will probably not be happy with myself, and then I'll need to work out even more to try to make up for it, and if that doesn't work the scale will be up on Saturday, which will really make me mad....so is that donut really worth it?

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I feel like so much of weight loss is mental...wrapping your brain around why you need to keep those snacks on the healthier side, why you need to try to cut down your portions, etc. etc. etc. It's kind of a constant - I don't want to say battle, that sounds so negative - maybe a constant process. I think very few of us can lose weight without thinking about it! If I could find a way to do that, I'd patent it and make a million bucks.

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Well, I've got a conference workshop starting in a few minutes - all the conferences are "virtual" this year which mans we can actually "attend" more of them since there's no expensive travel involved. Happy Wednesday, all!

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p.s. is anybody else gettting incredibly gross ads on spark lately? They keep throwing this horrible earwax ad at me, even though I keep tagging it as "inappropriate" and today I've got one about "how to properly empty your bowels every morning." Yuck, enough already!!!!

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  • NWILKER
    Woot! Glad miss paula b gave you some good info! She cracks me up - i do her work outs on one of the weekend days - they are only 20 min pops, so that is nice.
    Glad you could breath and enjoy some time outside! I joined a challenege 2021 for the year... the team has made the miles, but me personally i'm just over 1000 for the year (but i also climbed a mountain, so that is kind of cheating, eh?).
    6 days ago
  • IAMTHEELLIE
    I believe that self-improvement always requires conscious choices, including fitness/food goals. As for ads, you should use an ad-blocker! They're easy to set up in most web browsers!
    7 days ago
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