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Completing my June goals

Friday, June 30, 2017

June was a very exciting and successful month for me. I set several goals, and aced every one of them.

I walked no less that 15 minutes every day, usually two or more 20 minute walks, some a bit longer.

I went to the gym every day and worked out. My goal was 10 minutes a day, but mostly I did 20 to 30 minutes a day. I went from level 1 of the rowing machine to level 8. My goal for July is to get to level 10 (the highest level) and extend my time until I can do 20 minutes at level 10 every day.

I drank 12 to 16 cups of water every day (and managed to kick the diet soda habit).

I worked on getting enough sleep. I've had insomnia for over 50 years, so that wasn't easy. I started taking a sleeping pill every night for two weeks, then every other night. I hope to be able to sleep 8 hours every night without assistance by the end of July.

My biggest goal was to stick with the Whole30 eating plan for the whole 30 days. Basically meat, seafood, eggs, fruit and vegetables only. No grains, legumes, sugar and sugar substitutes, alcohol or dairy. I did it!! (And, in the process, I tamed my sugar dragon and kicked the diet cola habit. I did NOT miss the foods I thought I would, didn't crave candy or desserts, and hardly missed dairy at all except for the occasional pat of butter on a baked potato or parmesan on my zucchini spaghetti substitute. I did miss green peas, which I love, but I plan to put those three items back into my meals (occasionally) and keep going with Whole 30 for another 30 days (or more). I don't know if I lost any weight because I'm not allowed to weigh until tomorrow, but I don't really care. The best part of Whole 30 is that I feel AMAZINGLY HEALTHY and very comfortable with my current eating plan. I don't need snacks between meals, and I have plenty of energy for walking, going to the gym, and whatever else I need to do. I'm really excited about staying with Whole30, probably for the rest of my life, with occasional treats on special occasions.
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  • -JAMES-
    Great going. The thing about snacks, is that they typically are there to pull up your blood sugar, and frankly put you on a bit of a blood sugar roller-coaster ride.

    Eat, blood sugar goes up, insulin kicks in, blood sugar goes back down, blood sugar goes down to far, you get hungry, so you eat, blood sugar goes up, insulin kicks in, ....

    Sort like the song that never ends:
    "This is the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friend, someone started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll going forever singing it because ... this is the song that never ends, it just ...."

    Glad you feeling healthier. Your fitness is going up too.
    1452 days ago
    You've done amazing! Well done!
    1452 days ago
    Way to go! Sound like you've come a long way. I think your goals for July are sound and reasonably attainable. You got this! =)
    1452 days ago
    WOO HOO! Congratulations on your success!
    1453 days ago
  • MOLUX252627
    Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration. WTG! You have a lot to be proud of as you start the month of July.
    1453 days ago
    Wow, you had a great month! emoticon
    1453 days ago
    Who cares what the scale says, you are ROCKIN this healthy lifestyle like a boss! VERY impressive!!!

    Here's to a wickedly spectacular July!

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    1453 days ago
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