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9/30/15 11:47 P

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Tuesday:
1) Exercise - yup, but cut it a bit short. I don't have insomnia like Roberta, but I am definitely running low on it.
2) Bed on time - shortly after 11:00 - not soon enough!
3) Food - actually quite good
4) Self-care - did some errands after PT and before going to work, meditated, and had a peaceful evening to myself
5) Future planning - found a registered agent and changed my business address to get my home address off the Secretary of State's website!

And as long as I'm here...

Wednesday:
1) Exercise - yup, but cut short again. I'm not feeling all that perky and it might be the front edge of a cold and not just sleep deprivation.
2) Bed on time - yes, all kinds of mad plans to get there shortly after 10:00!!
3) Food - quite good
4) Self-care - sketchy today, ran out of time
5) Future planning - mailed my address/registered agent change form to the State today, and I contacted someone about my branding issues/concerns.

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9/30/15 7:09 P

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I think we ALL like your "something extra" goal! It's always fun to see what you did!

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9/30/15 11:07 A

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Tuesday -

1. Eat on plan every day - yes, and really on plan, too - a big salad for lunch and meat, veggies and salad for supper. Well, except for the cookies that the woman across the street brought over when they came to see the house. So I guess that's really a no, isn't it. But I'm very pleased that I ate proper meals. I need to do that consistently.
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - yes
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - nope. I weighed and measured but didn't enter my food on SP
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month - nope. Just over 6000 fitbit steps.
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - yes! Really reached out socially. Invited the across the street neighbors over to see my house (hence the cookies) and called several women in a club I belong to - most of whom I don't know at all - and invited them to see The Martian with me on Friday. Both of those things are way way outside my comfort zone.
7. Journal every day - yes.

Next month I'm going to stick with some of the same things. It may change, but here's my first take at my next month's goals.

1. Eat on plan every day, really on plan, not just not eating things that aren't on plan.
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week
3. At least 100 fitbit miles this month, and at least 8000 fitbit steps at least five days a week.
4. Some kind of other exercise every day.
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day.
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week.
7. Journal every day.
8. Something spiritual every day - gratitude, meditating, something. Have to think about this one.

I really like the "something extra" goal. I don't think I've been doing things that I wouldn't have been doing without the goal, but it gives me a chance to recognize the extra things that I do. Like calling people I don't even know and asking if they want to go to a movie with me. That's so far outside my comfort zone, but I did it, and it definitely deserves acknowledgement from me. Ditto with keeping the house clean and tidy, working in the yard, and so on. I've been doing a lot of things that I have not done in the past or have not done consistently in the past and I deserve recognition for them. From me, not necessarily from anyone else, but definitely from me.

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9/29/15 6:46 P

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Pleasant dreams to Roberta!

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1. Eat on plan every day - I think so but don't really remember
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - ditto
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - nope
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month - nope.
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - yes! I made a grand slam at bridge for the first time ever!
7. Journal every day - I think so.


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I just got upófeel like crap! This insomnia is wearing me down.
I tracked one week:

Mon 20/21 = 5:00, sleep efficiency = 72%
Tue 21/22 = 4:54, SE = 65%
Wed 22/23 = 3:30, SE = 62%
Thur 23/24 = 4:59, SE = 69%
Fri 24/25 = 4:32, SE = 65%
Sat 25/26 = 3:58, SE = 40%
Sun 26/27 = 5:32, SE = 63%
Mon 27/28 = 4:29, SE = 51%

I have tried everything recommended, but a good nightís sleep still eludes me.
I do know exercise helps sleep, but Iím too exhausted to exercise!
My PT will be here at 2:00. Maybe she will have some suggestions about exercise.



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9/28/15 11:34 A

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Sunday:

1) Exercise - nope, day off
2) Bed on time - nope, I think I was stalling due to the return to work thing in the morning
3) Food - Epic. Fail.
4) Self-care - played with an art journal, relaxed, took a nap, but I didn't feel like it was quite enough.
5) Future planning - let it rest.

Leslie

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9/28/15 11:11 A

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Sunday -

1. Eat on plan every day - yes, except for the one grape that was in the "fresh fruit" at Perkins - the rest was cantaloupe and honeydew
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - yes
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - nope
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month - about 8000 fitbit steps
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - yes! I tried nuking a really really old crookneck squash that I got for free at the U-Pick place because they were free because they were so overgrown, and it turned out ok. Not great, but ok. They were so old that the skin and flesh and seeds were like winter squash instead of summer squash, so I treated it that way. Tonight I might try the other one, cutting it in half, removing the seeds and stuffing it with a hamburger mixture. If worse comes to worst, I'll just eat the hamburger!
7. Journal every day - yes!

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Saturday:

1) Exercise - yup!
2) Bed on time - nope. I struggle with this one.
3) Food - okay, but not real good. No organization. No plan. Spontaneous thinking = derailment.
4) Self-care - yup! Played at the range with a good friend. Laughed until we were both exhausted. Read a book. Relaxed. I am starting to really love weekends!
5) Future planning - more reading and note-taking.

Leslie

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9/27/15 5:06 P

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Saturday -

1. Eat on plan every day - yes!
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - yes, or at least really close
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - nope
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month - over 11,000 fitbit steps!
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - seems like there was something, but don't remember what
7. Journal every day - nope.

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9/26/15 2:43 P

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Well, the Doofus-free Day was Thursday because I'd taken the day off work... On Friday, I had, at Doofus's request, scheduled a one-hour meeting to go over the month end reports that Doofus likes to refer to as "your little spreadsheet"... *headslap*

This is the standard financial statement reports that come out of the accounting system!! He minimized my work as "that little spreadsheet" several times until I told him that it wasn't a house pet, but it WAS the accounting system to which he has access (read only!). Then he said "I guess I only need to look at the Profit & Loss spreadsheet, right?" I said, "Sure, but ignoring the Balance Sheet is a common mistake that small business owners make right up until they go out of business." Then he mercifully shut up.

He asked a few questions and then said I could cancel the meeting he'd wanted on Monday too. I think he knows I am done with him after he trashed me to both the GM and DM from the parent company, so he's trying to be nice. He just can't resist being condescending as well. Meh.

Mary Anne, I don't think you should be embarrassed over getting depressed because of your bridge hands. I think that was probably a catalyst that let some latent stuff out to be processed and released. You have worked HARD to wrap up your former life and relocate - once the momentum dies down, you have to regroup and reform all kinds of things: purpose, schedule, values, etc. You've been in a huge change cycle - just let stuff bubble up without apology! Glad it's moved on. :)

Roberta, even with two healthy ankles I'm not sure I could keep up with you! Until you went into Wal-mart - then I would sprint off in the opposite direction. That place freaks me out.

Okay, time to be accountable for Friday:

1) Exercise - yup, and I hit 5,000 steps at the range and was so engrossed in what I was doing that when my Fitbit blew up and started buzzing me like mad, I went straight up and started brushing my arm like a big bug was attacking me. No witnesses!! Whew.
2) Bed on time - made it by 11:00 and slept in. I really want to get out of that pattern.
3) Food - really good up until bedtime when I snacked for no good reason.
4) Self-care - invited Ops Manager to sit in on the meeting with Doofus and he was glad to (he gets it), meditated, relaxed in the dark after work, read a book, and did not rush to do anything all day.
5) Future planning - more ideas, more notes. Must start taking action!

Leslie

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Amazing! The Fitbit registered 9,323 steps yesterday. My DD and I went out for a steak dinner (steak was tough), and then we went to Bed Bath & Beyond, and finally to Fred Meyer where I went bananas getting food and other supplies. I did not bother to read the ingredients on CoQ10 and Garlic supplement bottles, and back home discovered both had high percentages of soy bean oil! (It was the first ingredient in Garlic!) So two bags of supplements with soy bean oil are going back to Fred Meyer and Walmart. What are these people thinking ! ! ! Soy products are no longer safe for human consumption!

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9/26/15 11:10 A

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Thanks, Woubbie. I think I can trace this depression (which has lifted, by the way - I'm back to "normal") to two things. One is getting bad hands at bridge, I'm embarrassed to say. I've had lousy hands lately on Mondays and then again on Thursday (though I came in second high on Sunday!) and both Monday and Thursday of this week I ended up crashing when I got home. It's not that I care all that much about winning (well, yes, I do, as a matter of fact) but consistently getting lousy hands so that I don't do much more than just show up and fill the fourth seat is really getting me down. Getting some good hands but still losing wouldn't be nearly as bad. The other thing is that I think I felt that when I got the last window covering up on Thursday the pressure/stress/whatever of getting the house done suddenly let up and I went down. There's lots more to do - pictures to hang, touching up the painting that the contractor did such a sloppy job with, unpacking the office and getting it ready for guests as a guest bedroom - but I apparently that last window covering hit a switch for some reason. At any rate, as I said before, I'm back today. Was mostly back yesterday, but definitely back today. Though I'm going to ease up on the 125 fitbit mile goal and just go for at least 10,000 steps a day. It's only for five more days.

1. Eat on plan every day - yes! at least, I didn't eat off plan
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - no, because of eating late Thursday night
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - nope
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month - not even close to 10,000 steps.
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - nope
7. Journal every day - yes!



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9/26/15 9:40 A

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9/25:

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(((hugs Mary Anne)))) I'm glad you posted anyway.

Depression is such a mystery to me too, I don't know where it sneaks out from some days. Some chemical switch gets thrown and suddenly "why bother?" is my answer to everything. Brrrrr.

After a lifetime of fighting it I can generally "put it in the corner" until it behaves (ie. pretend it's not there until it dissipates). Now, if I can just get a better grip on anxiety.... B Complex helps but it only goes so far.

Well, my tracker app finally got its act together. I re-downloaded it to the phone and got my updated numbers for all of last week. It's a sorry tale, walking-wise. I'm sad to say that it appears that Peak has come early to my desk. I haven't hit 5,000 steps since last Friday, and I only broke 4,000 one day out of the last 7. Yikes. I really have no excuse, now that I have a glider at home. I have the time to give and it's not that hard. But, even with videos to keep me company, I am resisting doing more than 500 steps on it.

So, I need to make a resolution. I WILL make 5,000 steps every weekday, regardless of how little I get to walk at work. No, BECAUSE of how little I get to walk at work. This is my health I'm talking about here - and it's especially critical for the circulation in my legs, which is only Fair at the best of times.

There. I said it, now I'll do it.

On a more positive note, I think the different motion that you use on a glider has actually benefitted my running. I had to do a quick jog through the building the other morning (lost track of time and had to get to the cafeteria before they closed up for breakfast), and it was easy peasy. I felt comfortable and "light", if you know what I mean. I should head to the HS track and give myself a test. I haven't done that since last fall during Band season, lol!

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9/25/15 11:34 A

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I don't suppose not reporting will change the choices I've made over the past couple of days, will it?

Wednesday -

1. Eat on plan every day - yes!
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - I think so, but I really don't remember
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - yes!
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month - not quite 10,000 steps
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - don't remember. I'll call it one of my off days
7. Journal every day - yes!

Thursday -

1. Eat on plan every day - nope. individual items were ok (except for one onion ring for lunch that wasn't very good), but binged in the morning and in the evening. probably would have in the afternoon if I'd been home.
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - possibly, or at least close, but probably not.
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - nope
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month (at least 10,000 steps each day) - nope. was an "I'm not going to do it and you can't make me so there" kind of a day
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - yes! made the blind for the dining room window. it doesn't roll up yet - I don't have the string for that - but I think I see how to do it and it looks ok just hanging down. now there are window coverings on all the windows.
7. Journal every day - yes!

I don't know what happened yesterday. I was fine in the morning, then really depressed (and/or tired and/or bored) suddenly about noon. I was at the luncheon before playing bridge and wanted to cancel most of the social things I'm doing. I didn't, because I could tell it was depression talking, but I came close. Had lousy hands at bridge and it wasn't fun and I was really tired by the end of it. Came home and crashed for an hour I was so tired. Then binged in the evening and refused to do the steps. Or anything else productive. I'm going to start keeping a mood journal - or adding something to my journal about how I feel - and then decide whether I need to get my meds adjusted. I don't like feeling this way. I wonder, too, whether it has to do with the days getting shorter? Though it's been really sunny and clear and there should be lots of sun getting through to me even if the days are shorter.

OK. Enough whining.

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Where is Doofus today?

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9/25/15 10:14 A

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"Doofus-free day" LOL!

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9/25/15 12:02 A

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Thursday:

1) Exercise - yup, and I even hit 5,000 steps well before the day was over
2) Bed on time - all kinds of plans to make it by 10:00
3) Food - not bad despite a latte choice this morning that was not ideal
4) Self-care - the whole day pretty much turned into a self-care event - not at work today! It was a Doofus-free day.
5) Future planning - had two marvelous ideas while working out. Made notes later. :)

Leslie

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9/23/15 11:34 P

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Tuesday:

1) Exercise - nope, I gave myself a day off after feeling like I'd been hit by a truck after the massage.
2) Bed on time - nope, stayed up to watch TV and decompress the inside of my head
3) Food - not so good, just too much mindless eating
4) Self-care - meditated, but not much else
5) Future planning - not much tangible but there's stuff working in my head

Wednesday (kinda soon, but I'm here):
1) Exercise - nope, skipped it to finish some client work
2) Bed on time - YES, if it kills me
3) Food - not bad yet, and I'm going to go to bed before I eat anything else
4) Self-care - meditated, counseling appointment, blew off some work to gab with a coworker, sat in the dark without noise for a bit after work.
5) Future planning - told someone out loud about my plans. Makes it real. Called my current full time job a "triage job". :)

Leslie

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9/23/15 4:07 P

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Here's my original description:

"I cut out a couple of troublemaker foods, and I think I dropped a few pounds, but I'm already finding replacements for the troublemakers that are nearly as troublesome! So. No tricky food for me, at least on weekdays!"

Almonds are tricky. Peanuts and peanut butter too. Cream cheese. Dark chocolate for sure! Hazelnuts. I use the chocolate bar picture to represent all of them. None of them are actually "off plan" for me, but I go from a handful of almonds to a cupful in just a couple of days! And teeth-grinding season is right around the corner!

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9/23/15 3:32 P

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Woubbie, what is your third goal? The one that looks like a bar of chocolate?

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Well, food is finally getting better. Yesterday the only carbage I had was a single potato chip. Of course, I also had some cantaloupe, but that's just carby, not carbage.

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9/23/15 11:10 A

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Tuesday -

1. Eat on plan every day - yes! not only on plan, but right, too.
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - yes!
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - yes!
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month (at least 10,000 steps each day) - nope, took a lazy day yesterday - about 7500. It was an intentionally lazy day. I need to change how this goal is worded. I'm going back to my original "At least 125 fitbit miles this month" and skipping the daily goal. I know I need to average that to get to the monthly goal, and I'll leave it at that. That's how I started the month anyway.
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - yes! west to a forum on the Refugee Center here, which was very interesting. Also finally got around to installing the brackets for the curtain rod in the office and hanging the curtains there. And started in on cleaning up the kitchen.
7. Journal every day - yes!

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Monday:

1) Exercise - yup, and I managed to go over 6,000 steps too.
2) Bed on time - made it by 11:00 but was so tired and achy that I had trouble falling asleep.
3) Food - good except for some minor snacking later in the evening
4) Self-care - meditated, therapeutic deep tissue massage, and a second glass of red wine!!
5) Future planning - minor stuff. Still moving forward!

Leslie

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9/22/15 11:23 P

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I assume it can still develop. Did didn't have his TAD until he was in his 70s, and Aunt Helen's and Uncle Bert were even older when they had their TAAs.

The IF is pretty much automatic at this point. I just don't eat breakfast, so as long as I don't eat after supper, I usually make the 16 hours. Occasionally I'll snack on something in the morning if I'm cooking, but not often.

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9/22/15 7:11 P

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Maw, does that give you a clean bill of health going forward, or is that something that can still develop?

By the way, I think you're doing great with the IF. Do you have to keep reminding yourself not to eat or does it feel pretty natural at this point?

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Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 9/22/2015 (19:12)
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9/22/15 12:42 P

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Monday -

1. Eat on plan every day - yes! not only on plan, but right, too.
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - no, because I had nuts at bridge Sunday evening. It was probably 15 hours or so.
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - yes
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month (at least 10,000 steps each day) - yes!
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - yes! vacuumed and dusted the whole house. Got most of the stuff I need for the living room and dining room drapes. and, while it's not what I had in mind for this part of the challenge, spending the evening in the ER definitely counts as something extra, or at least unusual.
7. Journal every day - nope. was going to be but went to the ER instead

I went to the ER because of pain across my back, which is a classic symptom of a thoracic (aortic dissection (TAD) which is sort of related to an aneurysm. Dad had a TAD and was given a 50/50 chance of surviving the surgery - IF they could get him to Boise for the surgery in time. His sister had a thoracic (in the chest, instead of in the abdomen where most of them are) aortic aneurysm which left her paralyzed from the waist down. His brother also has a thoracic aortic aneurysm which they were able to repair before it did much damage. With that family history, I'm a bit paranoid about TAD! Turns out whatever the pains were had nothing to do with my heart or lungs. They did chest X-rays, blood work and and EKG and everything was normal, so they sent me home after about three hours. It sort of disrupted my plans for the evening.

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Sunday -

1. Eat on plan every day - I'm claiming it, though I had nuts at bridge instead of the pear tart, ice cream, chocolates, and those kind of gum drop fruit slice things
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - I think so. I need to pay more attention
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - yes
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month (at least 10,000 steps each day) - yes!
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - probably not. I don't remember.
7. Journal every day - apparently not

I need to get back to eating right, as opposed to just not eating wrong. So, veggies for lunch and supper.


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The steps and sleep are still estimates. The tracker company is working on updating the app.

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The steps and sleep are estimates. I updated my phone and now the tracker app crashes!

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Saturday:

1) Exercise - yup, did the full deal, and hit 5,000 steps
2) Bed on time - nope, but slept in a bit
3) Food - too hit and miss to track, so ended the day with no clue
4) Self-care - the whole day was Self-Care day. Even forgot the client work!
5) Future planning - not really, but still moving forward

Sunday (as long as I'm here):
1) Exercise - took a day off from the structured stuff, but hit 5,000 steps while walking out of Costco into a downpour. And I'm at 5,400 and not done yet! My ankle is NOT happy, but I'll go to bed soon and cheer it up.
2) Bed on time - all kinds of plans to get there by 10:00...
3) Food - excellent! And had enough caloric space left for a couple of glasses of red wine
4) Self-care - nothing noteworthy, but while I'm tired tonight, I don't feel depleted.
5) Future planning - some mental planning!

Leslie

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Outstanding! 15,000 steps! Way to go!

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First and foremost - over 15,000 steps yesterday! About 500 of them were of the walking around the house to get the steps in variety, but most were "real."

1. Eat on plan every day - not off plan, anyway, but not exactly on plan. There's a difference between eating right and not eating wrong.
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - yes.
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - yes
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month (at least 10,000 steps each day) - yes! over 15,000 steps!
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - yes! Went to Lowe's and Home Depot to find the stuff to hang the curtain rods and I think I've found what to do about the drapes in the living room and dining room. Not sure that it will work, but I think it will.
7. Journal every day - yes!

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Made my goals this week--steps by the skin of my teeth, but got 'em! Points, yes. Tracking, yes and lots and lots of laughter--way over on laughter!

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Missed a day again, but I'm sure that was due to mental overload... So from memory:

Thursday:
1) Exercise - yes, and I hit 5,226 steps
2) Bed on time - probably not, but I don't really remember
3) Food - not bad at all
4) Self-care - sketchy
5) Future planning - whipped up some more ideas and made some notes

Friday:
1) Exercise - yes, did all of it but was so tired at the of the day that I gave up at 4,534 steps
2) Bed on time - nope, but I got to sleep in and got over 8 hours of sleep
3) Food - not so good because my coworkers made a spaghetti lunch for everyone and made a special point of buying gluten-free pasta just for me. I did not turn it down!
4) Self-care - minimal. Did the usual meditation but was so tired at the end of the day I just fell over
5) Future planning - all mental work, nothing tangible.

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I prescribe stickers!!

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They always help me out when I start to get bored. My favorite were some puffy Disney Baby stickers I had a few years back. I loved putting those silly things on my oh-so-serious work planner!

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Friday -

1. Eat on plan every day - kinda sorta, but not really
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - I think so
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - no, though I may go back today and try to reconstruct it
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month (at least 10,000 steps each day) - yes! over 12,000 steps
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - yes! I finished the second kitchen curtain and hung it, and installed the brackets for the sewing room curtains and installed them and put elastic in the back of the waistband of a pair of jeans (it worked - they fit much better now) and shortened them and sorted out all the nails and screws and fasteners and hangers and things I can't identify from the tool box.
7. Journal every day - doesn't look like it

I'm bored with all this. But then I seem to usually get bored about this point. It's hard to stay motivated all the time, especially when I've been doing these monthly challenges for a couple of years now. Or maybe longer? Anyway, I'm still plugging away at it. I'm doing a lot better because of the challenges than I would be without them, that's for sure!


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9/17:

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Friday-

Ate on plan.
Did 28 day challenge,
Did Skinny jean Challenge,
walked 15 Min.
Not sure if I'll get 10,000 steps.

Colleen

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Thursday -

1. Eat on plan every day - yes!
2. IF at least 16 hours at least five days a week - I think so
3. Track my food every day, weigh and measure most things most days - yes!
4. At least 125 fitbit miles this month (at least 10,000 steps each day) - nope. I gave myself permission to be lazy yesterday. I'll have to make up the steps, though.
5. Take my morning and evening pills every day - yes!
6. Do "something extra" at least five days a week - yes! made one curtain for the kitchen window and installed the brackets for the curtain rod and put up the rod and the one curtain.
7. Journal every day - yes! but I said that I did on Wednesday and I really didn't


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Well done, Colleen!

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Yup, Colleen, love the new pic!

Wednesday:
1) Exercise - yup and I'm strong enough to go longer now!
2) Bed on time - yup, but I'm not used to being in bed by 10:00 so it took until 11:00 to fall asleep. Time to retrain myself to fall asleep at 10:03!!
3) Food - okay but not within my guidelines.
4) Self-care - meditated, worked out, practiced 'letting go'
5) Future planning - made notes and generated more ideas at work (had to do SOMETHING productive and valuable there!)

Leslie

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Good going, Colleen! And great new picture! Squeee! So cute!

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Sunday didn't eat on plan. Did 28 day challenge, Skinny jean Challenge, DONE10,000+ Steps walked 30 Min.

Monday Ate on plan. Did 28 day challenge, Skinny jean Challenge, DONE 10,000+ Steps walked 18 Min.

Tuesday Ate on plan. Did 28 day challenge,Skinny jean Challenge, DONE 10,000+ Steps No Walk.

Wednesday Ate on plan. Did 28 day challenge, Skinny jean Challenge, DONE 10,000+ Steps walked 50 Min.

Thursday Ate on plan. Did 28 day challenge,Skinny jean Challenge, DONE10,000+ Steps walked 30 Min.

Edited by: LIVINGLIFENOW at: 9/17/2015 (18:51)
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