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Wednesday Goals

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another busy day.
1. Write it before I bite it
2. eat every 3-4 hours, so I don't get too hungry
3. 4pm p/u DS15
4. 4:20 physical therapy
5. 6-7 zumba
6. no alcohol

Physical therapy was ok. I learned that weakness in my abs & hips contributed to misalignment in lower body, and pain in knees, and even my bunion. So I have a set of easy exercises.

Personal trainer was ok. We worked on lower body. Left knee was pain-free due to cortisone shot on Friday. Right knee was slightly painful, but I worked through it. I focused on tightening the glutes, and not compensating with the quads. IYKWIM

I didn't go to dance class since I had 2 workouts.

Motivational quote:

Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into other people's nonsense, repeat these words:
"Not my circus. Not my monkeys."
-Polish proverb

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LIS193 10/22/2014 1:10PM


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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/22/2014 11:35AM

    This reinforces to me that I really need to find a doctor and go to him. LOL.

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DETERMINEDJANET 10/22/2014 11:26AM

    I really have to watch the glutes too because of my constant sore knee. Have a great Wednesday!

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IDICEM 10/22/2014 10:46AM

  Great goals and plan for moving forward. emoticon

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RITAROSE 10/22/2014 10:43AM

  Making good choices will add up! emoticon

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ALICEART2010 10/22/2014 10:29AM

    Good plan!

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Tuesday Goals & IOWL #271

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

IOWL (inside out weight loss) #271: Unblocking your dreams

What can be blocking my dreams of becoming slimmer?

In my dream of being slim goes like this: I'm in a swim suit, on a very active vacation on a warm & sunny beach. I walk, play, swim, sunbathe, well aware of how good I look, and the admiring glances. This is the dream that makes me happy. My towards motivation.

I think sometimes I'm afraid to dream too big, because it will lead to disappointment. And sometimes I don't even hit my daily goals, but I keep putting out goals that are challenging, but accessible. It's an ideal to strive for. But it's ok if I don't hit every one. It's not all or nothing.

What's your dream of being the slim version of yourself?

I'm setting my intention to live today as a slender person, craving the good stuff that makes my body happy.

Tuesday Goals:
1. Put myself on the top of my priority list
2. Write it before I bite it
3. 2:30 physical therapy (for knees)
4. 4:30 personal trainer
5. no alcohol
6. Eat green veggies at lunch & dinner

Motivational quote:

"You have been given one body, one vessel, one home. Thatís all youíre going to get. No matter how unhappy you are at this moment with it. Thatís the only one youíre going to get. Better to treat it with love, respect and give yourself the dignity you deserve, and move toward that healthier body that you want but do it with kindness and compassion for the one that you currently have."

-Heather Robinson

edited to add:
1 yes
2 yes
3 yes
4 yes
5 yes
6 yes


total calories 1,389

B-oatmeal, egg whites, blueberries
S-apple, kind bar
L-can soup, cauliflower, diet Coke
S-apple, 2 mini recces peanut butter cups
D-tacos, cheese, salad, dressing

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RITAROSE 10/21/2014 7:34PM

  Good goals to work toward your dreams! emoticon emoticon

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ICEDEMETER 10/21/2014 5:35PM

    Maybe it's a good thing that I never "dreamed" of being "slim" --- my "dreams" are of being pain-free and healthy, neither of which is ever likely to happen...

Reality being what it is, though, I LIVE "as if" it were true now, and find the joy in each and every day. "Slim" is fine (I guess that I kinda fit that definition now), but it's how you live that matters.

What I love about your blogs is that they show that you are "LIVING your dream" --- and the "slim" will follow along in its own time... Waiting to look a certain way before living how you want to just doesn't make much sense to me, and it's inspiring that you aren't waiting!

Good luck with the PT, and I hope that your knees feel much better soon...

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/21/2014 1:10PM

    I don't know that my dream is to necessarily be slim. My dream would be that I would wake up and not feel any discomfort, that I would roll out of bed feeling refreshed and eager to start my day. I would crave healthy food and exercise. My life would be about balance. I would be organized. Have structure. A schedule and to-do list. No clutter. No procrastination. Everything would be done in a timely manner. My home would be beautiful. I would remained unruffled. Stress would not be in my vocabulary. Any problems would be viewed as challenges to quickly overcome and move on. I would have plenty of time for work, sleep, preparing good meals, exercise, socialization, recreation. And like the commercials about the most interesting man in the world - mosquitoes would refuse to bite me out of respect, I would live vicariously through myself, if i were to mail a letter without postage it would still get there, when I drive a new car off the lot it would increase in value, on every continent in the world there would be a sandwich named after me, I could make orange juice out of apples. Superman would have pajamas with my logo, the dark would be afraid of me, roses stop to smell me, The Holy Grail is looking for me. my pillow is cool on both sides, etc. LOL.

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IDICEM 10/21/2014 12:10PM

  Great dream! emoticon emoticon

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LIS193 10/21/2014 12:08PM

    Love your dream!
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MARGOH12 10/21/2014 11:34AM

    Keep on aiming to achieve your dreams you can do

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Monday Goals 10/20/14

Monday, October 20, 2014

What a great weekend. The kids won 1st place at U of I, completing an undefeated competition season. I walked my legs off. (21,000 steps!) Sunday was a recovery day; not as productive as I had planned. (Didn't work on attic or lawn)

Tonight is the marching band chili supper fundraiser. (so I'm going to miss Zumba) The kids perform in Halloween costumes, and get to act wild & crazy. A great release after how seriously they have worked all competition season.
Here's a link to the video. Keep in mind these are high school kids!

Monday Goals:
1. Write it before I bite it
2. Avoid starchy carbs (pasta, bread, rice)
3. around 1,200 calories
4. at least 10,000 steps
5. no alcohol
6. Chili supper 5-8pm
7. Allow myself a small dessert, if it fits in my calories


Motivational Quote:

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
- Sir Edmund Hillary

edited to add:

1. no
2. no
3. no 1455 calories
4. no
5. yes
6. yes
7. yes, but over

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LE7_1234 10/21/2014 1:01AM


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LIS193 10/20/2014 12:56PM

    Great video! Have fun at the chlii supper

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/20/2014 12:41PM

    The kids were amazing! I hope they enjoy the fundraiser. It sounds like it will fun and delicious.

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IDICEM 10/20/2014 10:11AM

  Great goals! Congrats to the kids and enjoy the chili supper!

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Sunday Goals 10/19/14

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Long day yesterday. I did 21,000 steps. (so glad I go the cortisone shot to the knee) I tried pho and liked it. I wrote down everything I ate, but didn't enter it into the tracker. I figure 2,000 calories easily. Best part, the band won 1st place!

I lost my Spark Streak, so I have to start a new streak. Just like today is a new day, with new goals.

#1 goal (as always) Write it Before I Bite it.
#2 1,200 calories
#3 play racquetball with DS27, because it's family fun

I feel like taking it easy on the goals today.


Let's talk about food and books. Some books have such long, rich descriptions of food, and characters enjoying food, that food could be a beloved secondary character. Some stories don't say much. I mean, you know that your characters must have had breakfast, lunch & dinner, but it isn't detailed.

What role does food have in the story of your life? Is it stealing the spotlight? Is it taking away focus from more important people? The food can still be just as delicious, just as healthy & balanced, and beautifully presented, with a slight mental shift to the eye contact, conversation, a shared joke, a toast, a prayer with those you are eating with. Eating alone? Not really. Think with gratitude of all the people who raised the food, harvested, shipped it across country, stocked the store shelves, rang up & bagged your food. Your food never gets to your plate by itself. Mentally shrink down the importance of food, and enlarge the cast of people who touch your life.

edited to add:

I didn't meet any of my goals. Tomorrow is new day, with new goals.

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IDICEM 10/20/2014 10:08AM

  Busy days are great for step counts -- and fun too! Great Sunday goals.

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JO88BAKO 10/19/2014 7:46PM

    Great goals. Sounds like a fun day

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/19/2014 5:23PM

    Fantastic on the steps!! I don't know what Pho is but it sounds interesting. Congratulations to your son and the band!!

Probably food should play a more important role in my life. I don't do enough planning.

I need to add more people into my life too. Stop hanging onto the ones who have departed.

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KNEEMAKER 10/19/2014 1:18PM

  Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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LIS193 10/19/2014 12:24PM

    Great blog!
Food is important as it fuels the body but it should not be the main character of your life :)

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Friday Goals

Friday, October 17, 2014

I'm going to the orthopedist for a cortisone shot in one (or both) knees this morning, which makes me very happy, because I'll be able to dance better, as well as do lower body work with my personal trainer.

Friday Goals:
1. Write it before I bite it
2. Lay off the starchy carbs
3. Don't eat the snacks in the break room. think big sweaty hands pawing the snacks. Ugh!
4. No alcohol
5. 10,000 steps
6. around 1,200 calories

Tomorrow, Saturday, I'm going to be AWOL. I'm getting up at 3:30, to be at the bus at 4. I'm chaperoning a marching band trip to U of I (University of Illinois, Champagne). It's going to be a non-stop, fun day. I'll probably get 20,000 steps. I can bring some healthy snacks, but plan to eat out for lunch & dinner. Home around 8pm.


edited to add:
oops! I had chicken noodle soup for lunch, then realized it was starchy carbs.

Dr appointment went well. He's referred me to physical therapy 2-3/wk for 6 weeks.

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POSITIVEHOPE 10/17/2014 4:02PM

    Happy knees make happy feet. 20,000 steps is awesome. Choose wisely at your meals out and you'll have an awesome day.

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IDICEM 10/17/2014 12:06PM

  Yay for cortisone! As always, great daily goals. Have fun on your day trip and enjoy your weekend!

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LIS193 10/17/2014 11:40AM

    Have a great weekend!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/17/2014 11:33AM

    I hope your trip goes well!!

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ICEDEMETER 10/17/2014 11:30AM

    That's awesome that the shots help you - hope that they kick in quickly enough that you can totally enjoy that trip tomorrow!

Have a great time!

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RITAROSE 10/17/2014 7:54AM

  Good for you! Have a great time getting all of that exercise!

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SWALLIS7 10/17/2014 7:39AM

    I love your Friday goals! Thanks for sharing them.

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