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Chapter 16, Day 16

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Another week of blogging gone by since my last blog post. Over this time I was fighting a cold, and not exercising more than 10 minutes a day most days. And not eating right, using my tiredness and work deadlines as an excuse.

Today is the start of another Fall Challenge week. Perfect timing....as I am feeling better and will get out for a walk on this cloudy, but mild temperature day.

Breakfast was 80% healthy.....just couldn't resist some extra carbs and fat from a toasted sourdough roll with real butter. It gives me all the more reason to lace up and get out for my walk.

DAY'S POSITIVES
Feeling much, much better
Love the start of a new opportunity -- a week, a day, an hour, or even a minute!
The Fall colors around here are spectacular this year....I am enjoying them all.
More than half way home now, with getting through the "temporary project" for client.
Replaced the battery in my SPAT....good to go!

DAY'S PLANS
Get back on track with my food choices.
Advance the Fall Challenge plan.
Walk
Client work

Wishing you a healthy and fit weekend! Ditto for me! emoticon

UPDATE
Walked an hour....a slug of a walk....guess I'm a little run down still from my cold. Now I just need to stay the course with food choices for the rest of today.

  
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SYDLETZIII 10/25/2014 10:31PM

    Stay healthy and remember to relax and play, the work will be there tomorrow if needed.

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WHYTEBROWN 10/25/2014 10:30PM

    Sorry to hear that you were sick. I hope you feel 100 % soon. You are so right it's a new week and the challenges and mistakes of last week are done so we just have to put them behind us and push forward to make the best of this new week. emoticon on getting a head start with that by getting that walk done. I hope your food choices were good. emoticon emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/25/2014 5:14PM

    Glad you are feeling better, always slow going after we have been sick. Great that you are out and enjoying the beautiful Fall color. Pretty soon the racking begins. emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 10/25/2014 10:52AM

    Great positives and plans! emoticon

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Chapter 16, Day 11

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hmmmm. Lost a whole week's blog. Not good. Obviously lost my health and fitness focus.

Got out to walk 2 hours each on Saturday and Sunday. Eating choices could have been better. Must rally to have a stronger last half on the Fall Challenge. Likely I can't lost 10% body weight, the goal, but I can lose maybe 5%.

Busy days these days with client work. Still, one must take good care of one's health. And get proper sleep rest.

DAY'S POSITIVES
New day of opportunity
Exercise is going well again

DAY'S PLANS
Stay the course with food plan and exercise
Walk
Client work

Wishing you a productive, healthy and fit Monday!

  
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JULIA_211 10/21/2014 5:18AM

    Keep at it, you'll get your mojo again! emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/20/2014 4:06PM

    Hi Vicki, glad to see you posting and getting out there. Just a set back, but you are moving again emoticon emoticon

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KALISWALKER 10/20/2014 2:46PM

    Vicki I am digging in and working harder too these last 4 weeks. 5% is a good number and we can do it.
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MARGOO_GNU 10/20/2014 2:14PM

    Wonderful goals and post! emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 10/20/2014 11:10AM

    I am having the same issues with time management- Not enough hours in the day. But I will keep trying as I know you are


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Chapter 16, Day 3

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Goofed off yesterday. A full day of no client work, although it was not what I intended, but very satisfying. I will hold onto that thought today as I try and get through my client work "to do" list.

First frost last night. Think my rosemary plant was spared.....time to move it into the house.

DAY'S POSITIVES
Eight hours of quality sleep.
Crisp sunny Fall day to enjoy my morning walk.
Streak of 1 day re health and fitness.....great, hope I turned the corner.
Healthy leftovers for dinner.
A quiet, peaceful Sunday.

DAY'S PLANS
Stay the course with Food Plan
Walk 60 minutes
Client work

Wishing you a healthy, fit, peaceful Sunday!

  
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JULIA_211 10/14/2014 6:33AM

    Oh wow! Chapter 16 already! Congratulations on a new chapter and and new start! Good for you for keeping on-keeping on! emoticon my friend! I'll be right by your side! emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 10/12/2014 5:15PM

    Hope you are able to finish the list quickly and that you have a fun walk. Congratulation on getting 8 hours of sleep.

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KNIBARG 10/12/2014 11:54AM

    Enjoy your day!!!

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/12/2014 9:13AM

    Glad you took the day off and got some needed rest. Hope you have a peaceful Sunday too buddy emoticon

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Chapter 16, Days 1 & 2

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Welcome, Chapter 16! Though I missed your first day, which went poorly, it is not a commentary on our relationship over the 100 days. Keep the faith; I will, too!

I will NEVER give up on fitness and health. I know its benefits, even if I can't execute the Program perfectly every day, or even every week.

DAY'S POSITIVES
12 hours of restful sleep (surely needed it after an 80 hour workweek)
Enjoyed my walk immensely today....it is a cool, bright day with clouds and blue skies.
Granddaughter arrives home in 20 minutes.....have a quick visit planned on my way home from friend's. I can't wait to see her.
Excited to cook a healthy delicious meal today....coldcut sandwiches over part of this past week has grown very old.

DAY'S PLANS
Stay the course with Program
Take friend some homemade blue prize winner split pea soup and drugstore supplies while she is recovering from surgery.
Cook! Yay!
Client work....bringing temporary project to a close; I will NOT accept any additional tasks....while I have appreciated the work, I am SO DONE with this. It has been like a contractor's job in which the customer says, "oh, can we add this? That?" I don't like to say "no" but I've decided I like its sound: "NO!"

Wishing us all a healthy, fit, weekend. Let's find the warrior within! emoticon

  
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/12/2014 9:12AM

    Good job, Never give up!! Can't be ferfect everyday that's for sure.
Good to say no at times.
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EDLEAR 10/12/2014 3:36AM

    Welcome to your next 100!
Thanks for sharing your positive, upbeat attitude, I can always count on you for that. You have your share of down days, but they don't keep you down, and you always seem to see the bright side and the next step ahead of you.
We can do this. emoticon

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WHYTEBROWN 10/12/2014 1:13AM

    I'm cheering you on to an emoticon 100 days Vicki. Day 1 was definitely not a sign of things to come!! emoticon to another project and all its stresses being out of the way. emoticon emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 10/11/2014 8:39PM

    Good to hear all is well. No is a good word unless it comes with more money to be worth a Yes. I decided to get some sleep and I slept 9 hours yesterday. We both need to continue to get the sleep both to keep healthy and to loss weight.

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Chapter 15 - Days 97, 98, 99, 100

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Well the close of this Chapter came and went without me noticing.

It 80% of this Chapter was progress, the last 20% not so much.

Better to have done it than not. emoticon

Overall, pleased with my performance.

Onto Chapter 16!

  
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WHYTEBROWN 10/12/2014 1:08AM

    80% is a WHOLE lot!! emoticon I feel like my efforts have been flipped the other way lately so rejoice in your victories!! I'm cheering you on to Chapter 16!!! emoticon emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/11/2014 11:50PM

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