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On to phase 2!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Day 11 Weigh in/Decide what you can improve from Phase 1
Day 12 Share your fears, regrets and hopes with the team
Day 13 Identify and forgive yourself for something you see as a failure
Day 14 Perform a random act of kindness
Day 15 Post something inspirational (Quote, photo, song lyrics)
Day 16 Drink an extra 16 ounces of water
Day 17 Try a new fitness activity
Day 18 Identify something you like about your personality
Day 19 Review food and fitness logs to be sure you're logging accurately
Day 20 Examine phase 2 victories

I don't know if it's the fat person in me or the English professor in me, but I don't know if "weigh in" means to weigh myself on the scale, literally, or if it means to express an opinion!

I would like to continue my awareness of the mind/body connection and I would like to continue to realize that fat does not work for me as I slouch towards 70 the way it worked when I was slouching towards 40. Since various forms of parasites are no longer attracted to me, I can stop being a parasite to myself.

DAY 12: Share your fears, regrets, and hopes with the team.
I fear losing my footing and relapsing.
I regret so many people and places and foods consumed and things purchased and things discarded.
I hope to relax a bit, get a bit healthier, and be an old lady who is not scary.

Day 13 Identify and forgive yourself for something you see as a failure
I think I failed to inculcate a good work ethic in my children; I was so focused on giving them a "happy childhood" (but isn't that an oxymoron?) that I never made any real requirements on them. I worry that they have little sense of responsibility and too much sense of entitlement.

Mini-goals: Crabada, who is always wise, asked me to consider some of them: Right now here it is:
Knowing that my life will be quite insane with extra work in the next two months, to try to be cheerful and to try not to feel persecuted.
To reward myself with soothing music and thoughts and not with junk food.
To try to make time for exploring the new Spark Cookbook and to put special emphasis on vegetarian meals.

DAY 14: Perform a random act of kindness:
I've already done a few via on-line and at home but when I leave to go to work, I'll really be looking for opportunities.

Post something inspirational: I've been reading some of Shakespeare's Sonnets and the great Odes by John Keats. They are marvellous and inspirational beyond my own words.

DAY 16: Drink an extra 16 ounces of water! I am on it! I can do it! I love water (and no, I'm not being ironic). DONE~

Day 17: Try a new fitness activity: I lay on the floor and got up again, something I've been afraid to do for a decade. While I was down there I did some leg lifts and tried some tentative push-ups. I was able to get up without seeming too ridiculous. Now if I get a mat, I can do some exercises at home.
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  • CANDOK1260
    great blog great challenge if I wasn't on so many teams I would join this challenge.
    Where do you find the time in the day.?

    3546 days ago
    Hey DOULTON,

    I took it to mean both - weigh yourself on the scale, just so you have an idea of how you're doing every ten days, and then do the more introspective weighing-in.

    I think concentrating on your mind-body connection is great - it's so easy to lose sight of the fact that the two are mutually inclusive. I'm going to steal your idea as something to think about as I move forward.

    Obviously, there's no wrong way to do this challenge, but I'd encourage you to be a little more specific regarding the areas that you'd like to improve upon from Phase 1 and set a couple of 10-day goals to keep you moving forward. Since this challenge isn't about increasing the number of crunches or cardio minutes, I've found it to be beneficial to create more focus for myself.

    Hope that makes sense? And of course, that's just my opinion, so feel free to toss it out the window. :)

    Congrats again on finishing Phase 1. I know you'll do great in Phase 2!
    3546 days ago
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