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List making - another habit

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

One habit I am trying to work on is each morning to write a list of what I want to get done that day. I also am going to try to write things down during the day. One problem I have is I think of things to do, then get distracted with the kids, finishing what I am currently doing etc.
This is one thing I started doing at the beginning of the year. The days I have been diligent at doing it I have got things accomplished that I normally would just not want to do.

Today was laundry and making a backing for a quilt. I also ironed another backing. Also, I scheduled in walking on the treadmill - I was planning on doing only 30 min and I ended up doing 45 minutes.

Tonight was TOPS and I lost 2 lbs! Also I was this weeks best loser.

Daily Goals:
1. Exercise
A. 75 - 120 min a day emoticon only 45 min
B. Gym (4-5x's a week): not today
C. Home Exercise - emoticon

2. Water
--Drink 10-12 glasses a day (80-96 oz) 10 glasses emoticon

4. Food
--stay within calorie range of 1400-1600 calories a day emoticon
--5 servings Freggies = 5 servings emoticon
--curb mindless snacking, drink water emoticon

1. Blog daily - emoticon
2. Write lists of what I need to do each day -- emoticon
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  • MINDA31807
    A piece of advice read and heard about when I started to do a daily to-do list was to always do it at the same time and same place. Also that it should be a time that you know you can get peace to do it or those around you know that it is a time that you need peace to get it done so you can get on with your day.

    3199 days ago
    Nice work on the weight loss! Congratulations! You are doing all the right things, and it is paying off. Good for you!!
    3199 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7402665
    I am a list maker also. Helps me to remember and also not to procrastinate. Congratulations on your weight loss....Whoohoo!
    3199 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4592528
    Good for you, Carrie!
    3199 days ago
    I'm a list-maker and find it very helpful. emoticon on your 2 lb loss this week!! emoticon
    3199 days ago
  • DESUE55
    To me it's easier to journal my food than to make lists. Good luck and congrats on your weight loss too!!!
    3199 days ago
  • YICHE12
    Good luck with your list! It looks great to me. When it comes to me, my days are so routine, that I no longer need lists but I make those when going out to shop or when I have many errands to do outside of the home. I start with the furthest point, write out what I need to do there, and move on to the next point till it's finished.
    3199 days ago
    emoticon on yor WI.
    3199 days ago
    Congratulations on your TOPS weigh in!
    3200 days ago
    Good Job!! I'm having to wait til next week we had to cancel our meeting snow.
    3200 days ago
    I LOVE, love LOVE your lists!! I have the same problem of getting distracted... I did ok last week with MY list of goals in a blog, and then never got one written for this week. You do inspire me and I thank you!

    Good luck on your "writing", and good job on your 2 pound loss! emoticon
    3200 days ago
    Enjoyed your blog. I'm a list writer, too. I need to organize them a little better so I remember to recycle them when they're no longer needed. Am thinking about moving to my phone calendar but don't know if that's relying one one device for so much. As it is, I don't memorize people's phone numbers anymore. 8-))
    3200 days ago
    You are on the right track! You can do it!
    3200 days ago
    I have tried to make lists, but sometimes forget to look at them! I will have to try harder, because I know this helps me stay focused and get things accomplished!
    3200 days ago
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