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8/21/17 7:58 A

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DISHES DONE BEFORE BED clears my mind. I've been know to come awake and think about the awful-ness of entering the kitchen in the morning. It's doesn't seem earth-shaking, but something like this improves my sleep and ability to be alert in the morning and not filled with dread.

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There is no such thing as the final success in life. What is really meaningful is the courage to face the next minute, the next hour, the next day.


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8/8/17 6:43 A

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Results for August 7

INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT: 3.21 km run (23 minutes) emoticon

VEGGIES AT EVERY MEAL: salad for breakfast (cucumber, tomato & cheese), zucchini noodles for lunch, none at supper

DISHES DONE BEFORE BED: Nope, but I had just done them before supper so there's not many.

Last night, I planned on running 4.5km (I recently finished the c25k and am working up to the actual 5k distance - I can run 30 minutes). After about 2.75km, I got a pain in my knee (kind of like my knee joint was slipping or grinding). It's happened before but only maybe 1 or 2 steps. I slowed down, but kept getting the feeling in my knee. So I stopped running and walked a bit. Tried running a little bit later and it was still happening. I didn't want to end up with an injury, so I walked home pretty disappointed. It's the first time that I haven't completed the run I planned once I actually get out there. On the plus side, even a few months ago I never would have imagined I'd be disappointed about ONLY Running 3km.

As for the no veggies at supper, there's really no excuse. We had frozen pizza and I prepared a salad. I just didn't get the vinaigrette made before hubby and daughter got back. They brought home chips so we had those instead. YIKES! Oh well, I'll have the salad for breakfast & lunch (I made enough for both hubby and I).


Edited by: GREEN_JEANS at: 8/8/2017 (06:44)
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8/7/17 1:39 P

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Thanks Zelda! I'm trying. Lol

Results for August 6

INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT: 30 minute dance party with girls & hubby

VEGGIES AT EVERY MEAL: salad for breakfast (cucumber, tomato & cheese), do potatoes at lunch count... emoticon , tomato sauce with supper

DISHES DONE BEFORE BED: Nope. I'll do better today.

Went out to lunch with my mother-in-law. Wasn't feeling at all motivated - especially after hubby procrastinated getting his stuff done. It put my run off long enough that I decided not to do it. But dancing was fun instead




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8/6/17 7:56 P

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I think you have a great idea! I would always go full steam ahead and it didn't work well for me either. Breaking it down makes it seem so much easier.
And I love the last one. I hate to wake up to dishes in the sink. A clean sink starts the day off on the right foot.
Good luck. I'm sure you'll be successful! emoticon

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


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8/6/17 10:24 A

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Results for August 5

INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT: went for a walk while daughter was at park & to/from video store

VEGGIES AT EVERY MEAL: salad for breakfast (lettuce, cucumber, tomato & scrambled eggs), carrots & cauliflower with lunch, cucumber with supper

DISHES DONE BEFORE BED: yup, got them done. I think this was the toughest one for the day lol


Ate WAY too much sugar, I'll work on doing better on that front today. Also planning to get a run in

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8/5/17 2:05 P

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When I came back to Spark a few weeks ago, I started out strong with daily exercise & reasonably good eating. That lasted a couple of weeks until I went completely off track. I haven't exercised in a week (high heat/humidity & storms are not helping my motivation). I've just eaten a ton of sugar (m&ms, frozen yogurt, a cookie...). At least I had a good breakfast.

For the time being, I'm going to focus on doing 3 things daily. These are my NON-NEGOTIABLES. I'll track my results here and hopefully these will be the first steps to a healthy lifestyle.

1 - INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT: Basically, I want to move more. This includes anything that would not be part of my basic daily movement. Ex: Weights, running, stretching, dancing, walking, etc

2 - VEGGIES AT EVERY MEAL: I have a lot of trouble getting veggies in. I do well at supper and occasionally lunch, but never have any at breakfast. Started this morning with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and scrambled eggs. I think it is something I could do daily. I just need to prep the veggies in advance.

3 - DISHES DONE BEFORE BED: I know this is not really a typical healthy lifestyle goal. I usually do them once we've all gotten up and eaten, but sometimes there are other things to do and they don't get done. We have a tiny kitchen and having dishes everywhere overwhelms me and makes it hard to prepare healthy food. Plus it is much nicer to wake up to a clean kitchen.

I figure if I can do these little things, I'll be better off....even if I go overboard on junk food sometimes. Even if the rest of my diet isn't perfect, at least I'll have my veggies. Even if I don't get my exercise in, I can still get some movement in. It's a start.

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