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For October: So Far, So Good

Monday, October 06, 2014

October, for health, is not going too badly.

I''ve been bad about logging things but I've been active and I'm doing better with the fruits and vegetables again.

I really need to get more sleep, though.

I've got a headache today. What I've typed so far is about all I can handle for today.

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PATTYKLAVER 10/9/2014 7:34AM

    Do you by chance have allergies? I've found that as I get older, I believe the allergies kick in this time of year and I end up with headaches. Hope yours leaves you quickly.

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SBEAR5 10/7/2014 11:40AM

    Hope your head is feeling better today! I need to work on tracking better and esp eating fruits & veggies.

Good Luck!

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 10/6/2014 9:28PM

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GERRYH2 10/6/2014 9:18PM

    It sounds like you have the right focus for October. Now get some sleep... lol

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October's Goals, September's Brief Summary

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I lost the two pounds I wanted to lose in October. Other than that, October was not a very good month for exercise or healthy foods.

For October, I'm just trying to be as consistent as I can. I'm trying to exercise for at least 210 minutes per week and eat more vegetables and fruits again.

I joined the 100 Day Challenge with big plans but now I'm just planning to do something healthy every day for the next 100 days.

That's it!
...except I plan to do some genealogical research, practice Spanish, do some knitting/crocheting, and go somewhere scenic to take some photgraphs.

I may do more, but I've got a lot going on in my life. I'm not trying to set myself up for disappointment.

Looking forward to a good month!
Hope you have a great one too!

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SNOWWALKER 10/2/2014 11:06AM

    Congratulations of losing your two pounds!!! Great job, I know it doesn't sound like much but it is! I was in the hospital and have been sick but it's good to see how consistent you are. And good to read your goals and taking it one step at a time. It's how you build life-long habits and goals. Good work!

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It's September!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Hmmm...I thought I had already posted a blog about my September goals. I must not have hit the button to post or something.

August was pitiful, but September is going to be STRONG!

My goals are modest and, therefore, I feel they are achievable.


* An average of 30 minutes of exercise per day resulting in at least 900 minutes this month
* Record my fitness minutes on Spark ( I failed to do that last month)
* Lose 2 pounds
* Track my food on Spark at least 3 days per week
* Take my Vitamin D regularly

I have a crazy month ahead of me, otherwise I'd probably have more lofty goals. Although it's possible and even desirable to exceed my goals, I want to be realistic when I set them.

Hoping everyone has a SUCCESSFUL SEPTEMBER!!!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/6/2014 10:59AM

    You've had crazy months for awhile - I really hope you remember your "me" time.

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ADLINS 9/4/2014 8:10PM

    Wonderful goals! I may steal them! The only thing hanging me up is exercise. I hurt my heel and it's not getting any better. But, I'm looking at ways to exercise.

You've set goals that are very reasonable and achievable. It's so much better to do that, than to set up goals that would be hard to reach. We feel better when we reach our goals. :)

Good luck!

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JAMBABY0 9/4/2014 7:57PM

    good luck

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August Ends

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I am having trouble believing that August is ending. It has been a whirlwind of a month!

I haven't made a lot of blog posts lately because:
1. I've been really busy
2. I've faced a lot of adversity and I don't want to be a Gloomy Guss
3. My work-outs have be extremely inconsistent

While I didn't completely fall off of the wagon, I was awful about recording my work-outs and my food. Although I know September has quite a bit going on for me, I'm planning to try to record my food, record my work-outs, and post a blog at least once a week.

Now I need to finish updating my calendar and setting a few concrete September goals.

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SHARON10002 9/3/2014 10:04PM

    Good plan! I do make a point to track food and exercise every day unless I am unable to do so. I find that it keeps me accountable no matter how good or how bad the day has been.

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PATTYKLAVER 9/2/2014 9:47AM

    I don't know what happened to the whole summer! I'm hoping to do the same as you: get my calendar together and be more consistent.

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COOP9002 8/31/2014 3:22PM

    Blessings to you on your journey.

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AURORADAWN5 8/31/2014 2:19PM

    Being accountable is the first step in getting back on track. I look forward to seeing your September plan.

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SUNSHINE99999 8/31/2014 12:37PM

  success to you and your September goals. emoticon

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CHARITYAK 8/31/2014 12:27PM

    I have found the accountability of regular posting, even when I do not have success to share, has really helped me be faithful to my wellness plan. I wish you well in reaching September's goals. emoticon

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Loss of a Friend as June Ends

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

My husband's friend passed a way. She fought with all she had. I don't know how her family will go on without her.

It's funny how as a kid you can't wait to get older. Then, as you get older, you become so much more aware of all the pain in the world and you encounter more responsibilities and struggles.

June was rough.

Now July begins...

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PATTYKLAVER 7/3/2014 9:44AM

    As I sit here holding Helena, I have been remembering how I enjoyed having my second childhood with my girls. I will enjoy this one even more. I am sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in your memories.

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HAPPYMAPY 7/3/2014 6:42AM

    ((hugs)) My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Praying for a better July for you.


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ALEX_V 7/2/2014 10:16PM

    I'm so very sorry for your loss of a dear friend. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you during this tough time.

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SUNSET09 7/2/2014 5:34PM

  So sorry for you lose and every day is a gift. they will manage as it is God's will. emoticon emoticon

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DYMONSMOM1 7/2/2014 5:32PM

    My condolences me and my fiancÚ send prayers

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