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My Biggest Challenge

Thursday, January 02, 2014

My biggest challenge is to not graze all day long. I am in and out of the kitchen, getting snacks for daycare etc. It is so easy to reach and grab something, take a bite of what I am preparing for the kids. Many times today I had to remind myself DO IT NOW and not eat mindlessly. I have to keep this forefront to remind myself until I can get out of the habit.
I think I will need to have sticky notes posted all over the kitchen emoticon I also like having this as a daily goal -- I want to have a thumbs up not a thumbs down emoticon. I did well for the most part, but I did falter a little bit this afternoon.

One new thing I have started, I fill a 32 oz water bottle and have it at my sewing machine. This has helped me drink more water than my daily goal!!!

Today I accomplished my sewing goal of putting together 17 quilt blocks. I then laid out the blocks for 2 quilts. I probably won't get to sew them together until this weekend. I have my granddaughters tonight & tomorrow night, plus my grandson & other granddaughter will be here tomorrow along with the daycare kids. emoticon

Daily Goals....
1. Minimum of 30 minutes of exercise though I am trying to get 120 min a day -- emoticon 45 min elliptical
2. Minimum of 5 freggies emoticon 5
3. 8-10 glasses of water emoticon 12!
4. Lean protein for one snack -- emoticon
5. Do NOT graze/snack all day -- emoticon emoticon emoticon
6. Blog even if it is to keep track of goals. emoticon
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  • LADYBUG1943
    Seventeen blocks!! That's huge! Great accomplishment, especially if sewing helps you to drink your water also.
    2337 days ago
    You are doing so good!! It is only 1/3, after all!! You'll be happier with yourself each and every day!! You are so busy! I don't know how you run a daycare!! It tires me out having 1 grandchild here! As for the nibbling, you'll be in your stride ignoring it regularly real soon! Give the kiddles apple slices for snack or applesauce and join them! Love how well you're doing with your exercise minutes and your H2O!!!
    Use those sticky notes if that's what it takes!! Any thing that helps, I say!! Go for it!
    Don't know how you find any extra time in the day for the sewing, but I imagine it is relaxing after all the days' business!!
    Keep up the fabulous work!! (((HUGS)))
    2339 days ago
    Grazing is a challenge for me as well! Especially when the grandkids need to snack, as they have small little bellies and high energy. I have to remember to give the dog their leftovers and now gobble it up myself!
    2339 days ago
    way to stay honest with yourself. I would recommend you add one fun goal as well then it may not seem such a chore to do and it reminds you to do something fun each day to keep your spirits high - even if its reading, or sewing.

    Take care of your mind as well as your body. You go girl.
    2339 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13599981
    Eating habits are hard to break. That movement of putting something in my mouth, without thinking, is the hardest one. The filled water bottle is a great idea! You not only drink more water, it replaces that motion of putting something in your mouth. I wish you lots of success!! Go for it!!
    2339 days ago
    Looks like you have a plan!

    We can do this!
    2339 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2014 12:00:46 AM
    I started my no sweet streak again. I went almost a year as when I was in for my first knee surgery they served sweets 2 and sometimes 3 times a day. I can't eat just one and quit. That is why I have to cut it out. After a bit I didn't crave.
    This is my second day.
    2339 days ago
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