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11/18/19 6:29 A

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Monday

1. Do tasks - must do my menu planning today!

2. Make music - I have a recorder lesson this afternoon

3. Get active - I did a 4 min core workout at work this morning

4. Read - I read the monthly Buddhist magazine

5. Reflect -

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11/17/19 9:51 A

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - well, I've prepared a nice rice salad for tea tonight, to take to work, and an overnight oats jar for breakfast, at work. I've wrapped another Xmas gift - I might get my ironing done before I leave for work.

2. Make music - listening to local radio - nice music

3. Get active - yes, been for a run - 10.6 km

4. Read - read the local paper

5. Reflect - I'm doing OK

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11/16/19 1:52 A

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - just a bit of shopping after work, made soup, washed up

2. Make music - listened to the radio at work, and again at home today

3. Get active - did my exercises this morning (strength training for arms this morning)

4. Read - no - too tired to read this evening

5. Reflect - I need an early night!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/16/2019 (15:47)
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11/15/19 4:15 A

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Friday

1. Do tasks - a lot of grocery shopping; I sprayed my rusty music stand with black paint to make it look more respectable

2. Make music - today I'm took part in a music festival with the recorder group I'm part of. This evening I'm listening to music on the radio.

3. Get active - well, I've done my morning exercises and been for a run!

4. Read - I had almost 2 hours on a bus today, so I started reading an ebook I have from the library "Sleep, Pale Sister" by Joanne Harris - it's quite a page-turner!

5. Reflect - my mistakes are easily forgiven by others........... I need to stop sweating the small stuff!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/15/2019 (14:47)
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11/14/19 3:53 A

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - I bought some Xmas gifts today - which is a relief! I got my weekly cash from the post office.

2. Make music - I went to recorder group (despite the evil weather!)

3. Get active - I did my morning exercises, and walked with my friend

4. Read - I took the time to read a short story from The Good Immigrant which I have from the library (it's taking me ages to get through it)

5. Reflect - I had a really full day, but by sticking to my plan, it all got done without a rush

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/15/2019 (04:14)
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11/13/19 3:17 A

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Wednesday

1. Do tasks - delivered something important, did some shredding at the library (my voluntary work), got a load of laundry done, went to work this afternoon/evening

2. Make music - I have been listening to local radio this morning - very jolly! Went to recorder group to practise our pieces for Xmas events

3. Get active - I did my sun-salutations and hip mobilization routine, then went for a run. I got plenty of walking in today too

4. Read - not today, nothing recreational anyway

5. Reflect - nice to have plenty to do and not feel pressurised

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/14/2019 (03:52)
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11/12/19 2:00 A

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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - shopping done

2. Make music - I listened to a "campfire ambience" track on my phone

3. Get active - I have done my morning exercises: sun salutations, hip mobilizers, arm ST with dumbbells

4. Read - no, I did a jigsaw puzzle instead

5. Reflect - keep going!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/13/2019 (03:15)
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11/11/19 2:01 A

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Monday

1. Do tasks - laundry is done

2. Make music - I practised recorder and listened to music on the radio

3. Get active - I did my morning workout/stretches/ST and went for a run after work

4. Read - I curled up on the sofa and finished reading The Graveyard by Neil Gaiman.

5. Reflect - It's cold. I'm a bit tired. I need to look after myself.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/11/2019 (13:37)
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11/10/19 2:42 A

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - I went to work, and worked hard!

2. Make music - radio this morning

3. Get active - did sun salutations, hip mobilization, ST for arms with dumbells.

4. Read - spend an hour reading during my break this afternoon

5. Reflect - I must take care to get enough sleep - and stay off the sugar for the coming week

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/10/2019 (15:44)
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11/9/19 3:10 P

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - shopping and cooking, washing up!

2. Make music - listened to music on the bus, and am listening to music on the radio this evening

3. Get active - I went to parkrun and ran 5k in 33 mins

4. Read - not today, not much really

5. Reflect - I made good use of my day off from work

Gill

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11/8/19 2:22 A

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Friday

1. Do tasks - got my kit ready for parkrun on Saturday morning, did my menu plans for the weekend at least

2. Make music (listening to The Beatles on local radio this morning - Hard Day's Night!)

3. Get active - have done my sun salutations, hip mobilizers, arm strength-training

4. Read - no, watching a film tonight

5. Reflect - I'm tired, but it's an OK kind of tiredness from a long day at work. I'll sleep well!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/8/2019 (15:43)
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11/7/19 1:40 A

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - just work today

2. Make music - listened to Bach at work

3. Get active - did my morning exercises (sun salutations, hip mobility, core exercises)

4. Read - I read a load more of the Neil Gaiman book The Graveyard relaxing after work

5. Reflect - ready for a weekend off!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/8/2019 (02:10)
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11/6/19 11:05 A

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Wednesday

1. Do tasks - did a voluntary job, got my shopping, booked a hair appointment

2. Make music - practised recorder

3. Get active - I went for a 30 min run/walk this morning

4. Read - I read some recipe blogs, that was about it today; I did go to Cornish evening class too - that involved some reading

5. Reflect - I am feeling pretty level at the moment. I do have an infected gum which is bothering me - I'm hoping I can subdue it and it won't become an emergency

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/7/2019 (01:39)
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11/5/19 2:09 A

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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - work today

2. Make music - I practised my recorder(s)!!!

3. Get active - I started the day with sun-salutations, hip-openers, ST for arms - all good.

4. Read - I read a short-story before going to sleep

5. Reflect - I am stiff in the mornings

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/6/2019 (11:04)
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11/4/19 6:50 A

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Monday

1. Do tasks - mostly cooking/food prep and washing up

2. Make music - listened to more organ music; had a recorder lesson this afternoon and came home with a tenor recorder to try out! It's massive!

3. Get active - went for a 30 min run this morning after work

4. Read - I'm watching a film this evening - to really chill out.

5. Reflect - I've done far too many extra hours at work recently, I need to take care

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/4/2019 (14:03)
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11/3/19 5:01 A

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - stripped my bed

2. Make music - I listened to Bach organ music this morning - something different!

3. Get active - did some hula-hooping, sun-salutations, hip-openers

4. Read - I bought a magazine, and didn't like it - I'll be passing it on!

5. Reflect - I don't even like sugar much these days

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/3/2019 (11:08)
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11/2/19 2:45 A

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - I did my grocery shopping after work

2. Make music - I went to visit a friend and she had music playing on the radio

3. Get active - I did a short abs/core workout this morning, as well as my sun-salutations; I went for a short 15 min run this evening

4. Read - on-line stuff mostly, no recreational reading today

5. Reflect - I'm using my time well

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/3/2019 (05:00)
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11/1/19 3:06 A

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Friday

1. Do tasks - nothing beyond work and preparing food to take to work

2. Make music - the radio, a bit; practised my recorder pieces - I'm finding the digital metronome really useful

3. Get active - I did some strength-training with dumbbells this morning, and sun-salutations and hip-openers.

4. Read - not today, not really - it's already late and I think sleep is calling!

5. Reflect - I've had a nice day at work - a busy, productive day. I'm very calm at the moment and have been working with some very stressed people.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/2/2019 (02:45)
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10/31/19 5:23 A

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - I got my ironing done, shopped for a few supplies, cleaned up after visitors
2. Make music - I went to the recorder group this evening

3. Get active - I've been for a run

4. Read - I am enjoying reading Neil Gaiman, but because it's an ebook, I'm not reading it in bed. Before sleep tonight I shall read another story from The Good Immigrant

5. Reflect - I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of playing with the recorder group. I also enjoyed having visitors to my home today (not something I do very often).

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/1/2019 (03:06)
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10/30/19 3:26 A

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Wednesday

1. Do tasks - I worked 10.5 hrs today - that's enough for me today!

2. Make music - listening to music on the radio this evening

3. Get active - sun-salutations, hip-openers, upper arm work with dumb-bells.

4. Read - I chilled out after work and read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

5. Reflect - I work hard. I get tired. I know how to rest and restore myself.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/30/2019 (16:34)
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10/29/19 2:49 A

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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - food prep for tomorrow mostly (and a day at work!)

2. Make music - did my recorder practice and listened to the radio at work a bit

3. Get active - started the day with sun salutations, hip-openers, knee push-ups

4. Read - read some Neil Gaiman to a man I was supporting - might read more for myself tonight

5. Reflect - I. Am. Tired. Early night is called for!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/29/2019 (15:05)
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10/28/19 4:16 A

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Monday

1. Do tasks - laundry, Fly Lady, post parcel to my sister, make dhal for lunch

2. Make music - I did my recorder practice

3. Get active - I did 30 mins this morning: sun salutations, arm workout with weights, hip-openers.

4. Read - I read study material today - for an essay I'm going to write for an exam

5. Reflect - it's getting cold

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/29/2019 (02:48)
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10/27/19 6:45 A

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - none apart from cooking and checking my Xmas decorations!

2. Make music - listened to Rolling Stones on the bus this evening

3. Get active - I went out for a run this morning (24 mins)

4. Read - I finished the book I was reading - so time to start a new one!

5. Reflect - I upset a Spark Friend unintentionally - that felt bad emoticon

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/27/2019 (15:25)
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10/26/19 4:10 A

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Saturday

1. Do tasks - shopping, laundry, voluntary job

2. Make music - yes, recorder practise done and am enjoying Saturday night radio

3. Get active - 10 mins hula-hooping, sun salutations, hip-openers, knee push-ups

4. Read - I've been glued to the current book I'm reading - had to tear myself away to get on with my day!

5. Reflect - I had a flu jab today for the first time and have had a parietal headache all day. I'm glad I'm not at work.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/26/2019 (15:39)
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10/25/19 1:53 A

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Friday

1. Do tasks - I went to work - that'll have to count as a task for today!

2. Make music - I practised my recorder (I'm improving!)

3. Get active - I did my sun salutations and some other stretchy things before work, then got 11,300 steps done, 18 stair-climbs, and also did some knee push-ups this evening (testing out my upper body strength which is pathetic!

4. Read - not yet - heading for bed to read a while. I have an interesting ebook from the library about a child who is going blind "The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree" by Paola Peretti.

5. Reflect - I recognised that I was TIRED when I left work, and instead of giving in to my craving for a family-size bag of Doritos, I came home and put my feet up on the sofa and listened to a 25 min 'power nap' track on my phone. It worked!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/25/2019 (15:36)
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10/24/19 1:39 A

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - making pumpkin soup this evening - for lunch tomorrow (and some to spare!)

2. Make music - recorder practice

3. Get active - I've done my morning routine of sun salutations and hip-opening stretches

4. Read - I started reading an ebook from the library

5. Reflect - when I plan to meet my emotional needs, I can avoid using food to nurture myself

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/24/2019 (14:19)
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10/23/19 2:23 A

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Wednesday

1. Do tasks - made my lunch and dinner to take to work today

2. Make music - not really, just bits on the radio and TV at work

3. Get active - I did 15 mins of yoga and stretching this morning - feels good

4. Read - I didn't even read today, at least, not recreationally.

5. Reflect - I sometimes take on too much responsibility for things that need not be my responsibility

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/24/2019 (01:38)
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10/22/19 2:06 A

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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - removed un-hung pictures from bedroom and sitting room and put them in my outside storage room later (until I can figure out how to get rid of them!)

2. Make music - I did my recorder practice and listened to the radio

3. Get active - I got 12,000 steps in, went for a 30 min walk after work, did yoga this morning

4. Read - have started reading a really interesting collection of short stories

5. Reflect - things are going well and I feel happy

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 10/22/2019 (15:01)
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10/21/19 7:53 A

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Monday

1. Do tasks - withdrew weekly cash from the bank, got shopping done, went to the library

2. Make music - just off to my recorder lesson in a bit

3. Get active - I did a sun salutation thing this morning, which felt really nice

4. Read - I've been reading my Buddhist monthly magazine before I get to the end of October!

5. Reflect - Everything is happening perfectly at the moment

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1. Do tasks - making food mainly! minor batch-cooking: lentil sauce and a veggie chilli (2 portions of each)

2. Make music - listened to the radio

3. Get active - I've been out for a 30 min walk/run this morning; and did another hour's walking to/from a local garden I visited

4. Read - read some inspirational stuff this morning, and perhaps I'll have a bit of time before I go to sleep at work tonight

5. Reflect - I did well today not buying any coffee or treats to eat when I was out at the Pumpkin Festival event. I figured I can make my own pumpkin spiced latte when I got home - and I did. I took a pear with me to eat in case I felt deprived - that worked too.

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1. Do tasks - well, apart from going to work, no real home tasks today

2. Make music - listened to some nice music on YouTube

3. Get active - did my Zhan Zhuang exercises this morning

4. Read - am finishing of a novel at the moment - back to the library on Monday

5. Reflect - Everything is going well

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1. Do tasks - I've done a load of laundry

2. Make music - I'm listening to the radio

3. Get active - I had a 40 min walk along the coast path this morning

4. Read - try stopping me!

5. Reflect - I'm in a good place right now

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1. Do tasks - I went shopping and picked up enough stuff for healthy variety of good breakfasts for the next couple of weeks. I went into work and did the medication order (on my day off)

2. Make music - Getting my recorder out next!

3. Get active - I walked at least 10,000 steps today

4. Read - I've been absolutely hooked on the James Patterson books I got from the library as ebooks!

5. Reflect - I've started using a little app called Fabulous which encourages healthy daily habits. I'm liking it so far - although it's taking a bit of getting used to

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1. Do tasks - I've changed the towels and bath mat (Fly Lady task for the day); packed my meals for work

2. Make music - no, I didn't today - I was at work all day

3. Get active - just work - oh, and some Qi Gong exercises, oh, and some stretches!

4, Read - yes, I read aloud to a man I was supporting. It was something I wouldn't normally choose, Jeffery Archer, but I enjoyed it!

5. Reflect - there are always new things to discover!

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1. Do tasks - I have done some shopping, and cleaned the bath. I have now hung the last of my curtains (just the linings to make next!)

2. Make music - recorder practice was done

3. Get active - I've done a little Qi Gong, and who knows, I might do something else today

4. Read - I have a new ebook from the library which I'll start today - it's a page-turner

5. Reflect - rest does help healing and I'm glad I decided to stay away from work for a couple of days

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1. Do tasks - laundry, banking, shopping all done

2. Make music - I listened to the radio, and did some recorder practice

3. Get active - I did about 10 mins Qi Gong, learning a new position

4. Read - I did a lot of research about the pros and cons of having a flu jab! I also listened to a wonderful audio book whilst I was sewing

5. Reflect - I deserve the time away from work to restore my health

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1. Do tasks - I had two baking disasters today and ended up cleaning the oven and the kitchen floor! The things in the ironing pile got put away un-ironed (towels, bedding, undies)

2. Make music - I did practise my recorder this morning, and have been listening to music on the radio today

3. Get active - nope

4. Read - a bit, not much

5. Reflect - I em wise to take a couple of days off work to get over the worst of the cold virus


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1. do tasks - shopping done; Cornish homework done.

2. make music - I've got two new music books for the recorder ensemble I've joined recently, and enjoyed playing some of the new pieces from that book.

3. get active - just walking today - nothing else - a bit of a rest day for me today.

4. read - I've been surprised to enjoy a different genre of book - James Patterson thrillers in an e-book from the local library's Book Box app. I've been totally hooked on the first one which I've now finished - it was in a Book Shot style, which is designed to be a page-turner; short chapters, fast paced. I've downloaded another by him!

5. reflect - today's Action for Happiness action is to reflect on the week, so I've posted a blog on my Spark page.

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1. Do tasks - I cleaned the bathroom shelves this morning - they were dusty!

2. Make music - I put the radio on at 7am when I was making breakfast

3. Get active - I did 15 mins Qi Gong exercises this morning, and I know I'll get my 10,000 steps in today!

4. Read - yes, thanks :)

5. Reflect - I'm tired, and going to have an early night!

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1. Do tasks - will do my Fly Lady task

2. Make music - no, I didn't!

3. Get active - will learn the next part of the Qi Gong I'm doing

4. Read - Oh my goodness; I downloaded an e-book from the library's 'Borrow Box' app - I thought it would be good for reading to a man I help look after, but it's an absolute page-turner and I can't stop! It's not my usual choice of book "Dead Man Running" by James Patterson - published by BOOK SHOTS - designed to be page-turners! I'm hooked!

5. Reflect - weekend off ahead!

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1. Do tasks - I caught up with Fly Lady today; paid a bill.

2. Make music - I went to a recorder group this afternoon - it was fun to play with 10 other people - I really enjoyed it

3. Get active - I did my morning Qi Gong (standing like a tree)

4. Read - I read a bit of my current book before going to sleep; it's slow going (this one), but I'm persevering!

5. Reflect - The darker mornings are making it harder to wake up!

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Oops Sorry Gill - I posted on your personal journal - I will transfer it to the right thread when I am back on my laptop - right now I am on my phone


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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Tuesday

1. Do tasks - apart from work, I didn't really do any tasks today

2. Make music - I had the radio on whilst I was making my packed lunch this morning - Mama Mia!

3. Get active - I did 15 mins Qi Gong this morning. After doing Day 46's exercise yesterday, I've added an 'evening walk' to my TODO list for today. That'll be a nice way to end the day after a long work shift.

4. Read - I read a little of my current novel in bed before going to sleep

5. Reflect - I have a very slight cold virus going on - I'm hoping I can keep on top of it

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1. Do tasks - I've done shopping, done my Weekly Home Blessing (Fly Lady), made some hummus for tomorrow's tea.

2. Make music - I'm listening to music on Jangle - currently Chris Cagle (country)

3. Get active - did a little Qi Gong this morning - might unroll my yoga mat this evening for some bedtime yoga

4. Read - I listened to an hour of an audio book on BBC Sounds. Today seems to be a listening day rather than a reading day

5. Reflect - I am happy that my work review went well this morning - feeling positive

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Sunday

1. Do tasks - packed up food to take to work; prepared something for my work review; did some Cornish homework

2. Make music - not today, not yet at least

3. Get active - I did some Qi Gong this morning, and have walked about 6,000 steps so far

4. Read - listening to the audio book

5. Reflect - I've used my time well this weekend.

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1. Do tasks - I swept a load of dust and cobwebs out from under my bed this morning! I saw them when I was hunting for an earring that had fallen on the floor - I was amazed at the dust-bunnies!

2. Make music - listened to music on the radio at work today

3. Get active - I got over 10,000 steps done, and did some Qi Gong this morning

4. Read - I listened to an audio book: Margaret Atwood's "The Testament" on BBC

5. Reflect - All is well.

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Friday

1. Do tasks - Food preparation and washing up mostly. I have some ironing to do.

2. Make music - I put my Damian Rice CD on again this evening

3. Get active - I've already done 6 km walking this morning - so that's pretty good ( ended the day having walked 8.2 km)

4. Read - I read a chapter of a book called Body Thrive which I'm working through with the Exploring Ayurveda team. This one was about the benefits of getting up early in the morning.

5. Reflect - I have set myself up for success by planning another week's meals - it helps so much

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Thursday

1. Do tasks - Paid bills, got food shopping, went to work

2. Make music - silence was my music today

3. Get active - I've been for a 30 min run this morning - good start!

4. Read - I've started a new book. I also read a story aloud to someone I was supporting

5. Reflect - I'm looking forward to a day off tomorrow!

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100 DWL - for the umpteenth time!

My programme: No S diet, with at least one low-carb meal a day (free of grain-based carbs); at least three runs a week (minimum 30 mins); 3 plank/core workouts a week.

My commitment: 100%

My tracking: I'm using a paper notebook to journal in, and will post the highlights on the daily threads.
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I am going to measure my bust, waist, hips once a week and record that as a total number of inches.
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I am going to weigh myself every morning and post a 7-day average on the Maintenance Team challenge that I take part in.

My 10 reasons for wanting to lose weight (aka FAT)

1. To get rid of my visceral fat
2. To lose my muffin-top
3. To feel light and free in my body
4. To never want to wear baggy things to cover up my flabby bits
5. To know I'm giving my body the best possible chance of a healthy old age
6. To feel confident in my workout gear - running, yoga
7. To be a good role-model
8. To feel good about myself
9. To be able to wear pretty clothes
10. To prove to myself and others that eating well is effective in having a great body

My vision for the future
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I will be a comfortable 28" waist. If I achieve this, my other statistics will follow suit, because my mid-section is my fat-accumulation area.

I will be flexible, strong and pain-free. I sleep well and have plenty of energy. I am happy and optimistic about the future. I am healthy!

I am taking part in 10 km, half-marathon, and tough trail races and enjoying them!



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Most of the time, I am pretty good at sticking to my chosen regime of three meals a day (no sweets, no snacks, no seconds) during the week at least.

At the weekends I'm allowed sweets, snacks, seconds - sometimes.

This week I was 'good' all week until Friday evening, when I ate a whole packet of chocolate digestive biscuits and a homemade gooseberry crumble.

Today, Saturday, I bought chocolate on my way to work. I ate the chocolate during the morning.

What I realised was that chocolate isn't at all satisfying. I don't get any feeling of satisfaction from it - I just want to go on eating it - it's the mouth-feel more than anything.

And the sugar makes me hungry - an hour or two later I've got an uncomfortable hungry feeling that I don't get when I don't eat sugar.

This was rather a revelation to me today- I'm in my mid-60s and I've finally realised that CHOCOLATE DOES NOT GIVE ME ANY SATISFACTION as a food.

None. At. All. It's a useless, un-nutritional food. Oh yes, you can argue that chocolate has benefits - and I am OK using cocoa in hot drinks. That's different.

Sugar does me NO FAVOURS at all - it disrupts my body and makes me feel ravenous.

Blood sugar or grehlin/leptin - doesn't matter what the biology is - I know how it makes me feel.

I wonder whether this new knowledge will help me resist it's temptations.



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I'd forgotten about my 'weekend plan' thing - it was working well. So, I'm going to plan my next weekend - 15th/16th June.

Saturday

I'm working from 7.30-15.30

- start the day with a mindful coffee for 15 mins

- take my water bottle to work and fill it at least twice

- take some ground coffee to work so that I can treat myself to a delicious mid-morning coffee

- take a delicious salad bowl to work (treat - buy it from the wholefood shop on Friday)

- An early evening out - get the bus over to Heartlands where there is festival going on. Have something to eat and drink, enjoy the music, or just walk around the park.

- Get off the bus a mile from home and walk

- watch something on catch-up tv (I'm enjoying a box-set at the moment!)


Sunday

- go for a long run

- have a bath, hair-wash, do my nails

- compose the Sunday Spangler

- take a coffee to the park (if it's not raining!)

- pack my things for work (4.30 start - sleeping-in)

- have lunch - nutroast and salad, strawberries and ice-cream

- enjoy a coffee and read my book for a while

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Time to do my weekend plan for 13th/14th April

Saturday

I have a day off - yipee! What's my plan?

- have a lie-in after working late on Friday night - breakfast in bed maybe!

- take the bus over to St Ives and deliver my friend's birthday present, then walk back along the coast path to Lelant (about 3 miles) and have coffee at a cafe overlooking the wild bird reserve - I did the walk; I didn't do the coffee.

- have a veggie curry for lunch - I did it!

- take time to plan my menu for the whole of next week, and make a shopping list - phew! done!

- make some lemon muffins using a recipe from my new vegan keto cookery book - I did this - they were good!

- put my boots on and go and trudge along the beach (low tide is around 18.00) - didn't do this

- relax in a nice bubbly bath - I did this after my long walk

- compose the Sunday Spangler! - doing this now!

Sunday - working 7.30-15.30

- have a cup of tea and one of my lemon muffins - done

- knit and listen to an audio book - not done

- go for an evening walk if it's nice, if not, do yoga - went for an evening walk

- maybe watch a film - doing that right now - it's been a good weekend

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Inspired by Day 6 of 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss - My Weekend Revival Plan 6/7th April

Saturday

- Proper breakfast

I'm working from 7.30-15.30, so I'm going to get up early and have a good breakfast; I've already prepared my scrambled tofu mixture, and sliced up mushrooms to have with it. If I feel hungry enough I'll have 1/4 avocado sliced, and one slice of toast. [done - didn't have avocado]

- do a jigsaw puzzle [done]

- hula hoop to music [done]

- watch a film [done - I watched 30 mins of a programme I like - will watch the other half tomorrow]

- compose Sunday Spangler [not done - ran out of time]

Sunday

- go for a long run (as long as I'm not still laid up with a sore throat and cough) - if I am, I'll go for a long walk [done - out at 8am for a 1hr 22min run/walk - 10k]

- going to chant for peace with fellow Buddhist [not going as I have a croaky sore throat]

- wash hair, foot- bath, pedicure, manicure [I had a lovely soak and washed my hair - my nails were OK]

- read [no]

- knit [no - had a nap!]

I'm off to work at 16.30, until 9.30 on Monday morning.



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I'm going to post my Day 6 Weekend Revival Plan for 30th/31st March right here - it was so good last weekend, I want to repeat the experience!

Saturday

I will go to parkrun and have a proper breakfast in the cafe afterwards. [done]


I will buy myself a bunch of flowers for Mothering Sunday -[done]; I bought three bunches of different varieties of daffodils from the street vendor - they look fabulous! I'ts Mothering Sunday here in the UK this weekend.

I will do some Cornish homework, with a cup of tea and a raw cake treat from the health-food store - [done]

I will have a bubble bath, wash hair, do my nails in the early evening, then watch a film in my PJs and enjoy a glass of gin and tonic [done]

Sunday

I will walk to a local National Trust garden and enjoy the Mothering Sunday trail, and have a nice coffee in the cafe. I'm going to meet up with a friend for this too - she lives en-route - [done]

If the weather is nice I'll take a picnic with me to eat in the garden somewhere. If the weather is not nice, I'll have a picnic at home! Salad sandwiches, crisps, fruit. [I had lunch at home]

I worked the evening, and enjoyed some dark chocolate with my supper.


Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 4/1/2019 (10:41)
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Weekend Revival Plan - Day 6

I am posting this here so I can easily find it again - for NEXT weekend, because I totally 'forgot' about it this weekend! I even wrote it in my diary - and still managed to not follow the plan. It'll be different next weekend because I'm working most of it. But I can fit things around work.

On Saturday I will have a proper breakfast at the cafe

I will make something tasty for lunch [well, I made the lunch, but didn't eat it]

I will have a nap (not something I usually do!) [I did a 40 mins relaxation meditation]

I will do my Cornish homework in the afternoon have a cup of tea and a treat [I did it!]

I will watch a film in the evening. [I did it!]

On Sunday I am planning to go out for a hike (weather permitting). This means packing a tasty meal to eat out in the open air. I'm thinking soup, oatcakes, protein bar, grapes. [I went for a run instead, before breakfast]

I will have a long leisurely bath and hair wash and give myself a pedicure and manicure. [I did it - and painted my toenails]

I'll do a jigsaw puzzle in the evening, with a hot chocolate drink. [I'll be at work, but will take a small jigsaw and a hot chocolate to do before I go to bed]

(I've put a note in my phone to remind me to check back here on Saturday and Sunday!)

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Review notes! Days 1-5

Day 1
Three things I can apply to my own efforts?
- choose plant-based foods
- do some exercise every day
- stop eating at 6pm most days

OTHERS HAVE DONE IT AND SO CAN I

Day 2
Today, I'm rebooting my intention to walk or run every day by going for a walk NOW!

Day 3
My logical, positive message: I have all the tools I need to keep myself on track

Day 4
My plan is MY plan - and it works for me.

Day 5
"If you believe you can mange your actions by the choices you make, you won't have to worry about willpower abandoning you at the wrong moment. Instead, pull another item from your strategy list and face down the food temptation without a hitch."

These first 5 lessons have really helped me re-adjust my focus on my ability to choose what food I eat, and what I choose to do instead of eating sometimes! Very helpful.

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7 Keys to Weight Loss

1. Always move forwards

I've made a lot of progress through following Linda Spangle's books. I've also established the No S diet, and an almost exclusively vegan diet, and am progressing towards smaller meals, and a longer period of time each day when I'm not eating.

2. Do what worked before

My main tool for success is planning my meals, and blogging daily here on Spark People. In addition I weigh myself first thing every morning, keep certain key carbs (bread, potato, rice, pasta, sugar) out of my diet most of the time.

3. No more excuses

Most of my excuses are about exercise rather than diet. The weather. I'm too busy. I'm too tired. I've now written my exercise plans in my diary and will do at least something every day. At the moment I have a 10 sec abs habit going - just 10 seconds will tick the box even if I do nothing else. During the 100 Days I want to get my running habit going again.

4. Create a finish line

My finish line is a weight goal. I see myself wearing my strappy vests with my summer jeans. I see myself wearing my new dress with confidence and ease.

5. Kick the roadblocks

Work is a big roadblock which tends to drain my energy and my resolve. I am determined not to allow that to stall me. I have some vegan protein shake mixture which I can use for breakfast-to-go when I have early starts which ensures I don't get low on protein. I am also taking daily supplements to help protect my energy, metabolism and immunity.

6. Line up a support system

That's really the 100 Days of Weight Loss team here.

7. Learn and grow forever

Yes. Yes. Yes. I am committed to this process.

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Thank you for the Goodie and your kind words. emoticon

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The main thing I've changed is having one S day every 14 days, instead of every weekend.

I've only done one cycle of this so far, and it worked well. I just had my one S day and enjoyed dark chocolate, lentil chips, and rum & ginger beer!.

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So how is No S going? You mentioned changing it up a little...

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5th February 2019 - Day 93 - 20-year plan!

Seven things I can do forever

1 - always take time to do a menu plan - preferably for a week at a time, but at the very least the next day

2 - eat a mainly plant-based diet

3 - make my own meals - and not rely on pre-made meals

4 - keep wheat and flour-based carbs to a minimum

5 - drink decaffeinated beverages

6 - maintain a habit of starting the day with water, even if that's the only water I have that day

7 - minimize sugar, especially cane sugar


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Favourite foods (accepting that 'favourite' means those that fall outside nutritional need!)

1 - crisps/potato chip type things - usually maize/quinoa/lentil chips these days - I allow myself to eat a big bag on a Saturday (if I need to) and call it a meal!

2 - chocolate - I aim to stick to dairy-free dark chocolate, or raw chocolate - I allow myself to eat some on a Saturday (if I need to)

3 - cookies - buy g-free, vegan, low sugar cookies - eat on the weekend (if I need to)

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Exercise plan

Yoga really benefits me - I go to a weekly class and would like to maintain that commitment
Running really benefits me - I use a run/walk system.
Bodyweight strength training with GMB style programmes.
Regular walking/cycling.

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Barriers

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yoga is my best defence, along with good sleep, and a good walk

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concentrate on indoor exercises

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Even if I cannot attend a class, I can do yoga and exercise using videos, or even books.

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Crisis management

cut out sugar
increase sleep and water
cut out wheat carbs and similar
have smoothies for breakfast
consider vegan meal replacement shakes for a week to re-set!

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I would like to give you one too! emoticon

And a Gold Star! emoticon

And you can use this to fill any holes emoticon

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Hi Gill!

emoticon I stopped by to give you a golden starfish for leading us through the first 10 days! Thank you!

"I think, if I'm really honest, my wider boundary might have to include falling into a hole every now and then! Knowing I can climb out again is key to my ongoing success. Not getting stuck in the hole!"

I love this quote from your Dora post. You really got it right. As people we eventually learn the first rules of holes, STOP DIGGING.
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Day 9 - Here's what I want

I am directing my answers to myself!

1. If I see myself eating something that's not on my diet plan
- ask myself "do you really want to be eating that?"

2. When I'm making progress, such as losing weight
- give myself a non-food gift, like something nice to wear

3. When I'm struggling, or gaining weight
- ask myself what I can do to help myself

4. When I'm making progress I can't see ( such as improving my self-esteem)
- give myself a pat on the back

5. When I've maintained my weight (even though I may still want to lose more)
- tell myself how proud I am of my achievement

Ah, that feels good!
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Day 6 Protect your program

I have so many notes written on this Day in my book! The word that stands out for me most is 'AVOID'! It means moving in the opposite direction from my desire!



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LOL Dora! Yes she always finds her way back.

Well, if the hole ever gets deep, we have this Team to help pull us out. I am also being towed out of a large pot hole.

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I was Dora the Explorer today and went WAY beyond my boundaries! Oh well. Sigh. It's not the end of the world. I found my way home again. I'm back on the road again now.

I think, if I'm really honest, my wider boundary might have to include falling into a hole every now and then! Knowing I can climb out again is key to my ongoing success. Not getting stuck in the hole!


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Day 3 - Do it anyway

I stuck to my three-meal plan yesterday, but then accepted an 'extra' onion bahji from a colleague at dinner-time, and then took a handful of crisps.

I won't let this small failure upset my plan - today, again, I will do three meals anyway!

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I just re-read what I posted previously, and I'm not sure I've changed much.

I am committed to sticking to my No S diet for the next 99 days. There! I said it! No grey areas, no 'flexibility' - I am COMMITTED!

I will stick to this 'no matter what' - and help myself by doing my daily meal planning.

Today I have packed my lunch and dinner to take to work. Two meals, no snacks. That's all the food I need. I am going to make a bigger effort today to remember to drink water between meals.

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100 DWL November 2018

Day 1 "I used to be that way......."

Oh, gosh, so many things that I 'fear' on this weightloss and maintenance journey.

I fear I'll just put all the weight back on
I fear I'll never be able to stop being tripped up by chocolate and junky carbs
I fear I'll give up exercising and become a blob; I can be so lethargic

"I used to be that way, but now I'm different"

I used to worry that I'd put all the weight back on, but now I weigh myself every day and keep the numbers on a tracker so that I can see which way my weight is trending.

I used to feel helpless to stop my weight going back on, but now I know how to eat to keep the weight off.

I used to think I could not resist eating chocolate and junky carbs, but now I know that eating chocolate and junky carbs is a choice, and I can choose NOT to eat it.

I used to worry that I'd stop my exercise routines but now I know I can overcome any attacks of lethargy by going for a walk, and rolling out my yoga mat.


I'm sure there a million other things I haven't thought of. And I'm still not convinced 100% that just saying that things are different will make them different - but, you know, it's worth trying!

I am more aware now that, however hard it might feel, any action I take, anything I eat, is a choice I am making.




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24 September - 100 MDWL - Day 99

Today's lesson really resonated with me. I do feel that it is my lack of willingness to work hard that makes maintaining my health & fitness more difficult! Being unwilling to do the work is my barrier! How to identify these barriers? Hmm... these two examples are a start:-

Molly: "I had to learn to feel again"
Sheila: "I had to stop taking the easy path."

For the feelings I will continue to keep working through the 100 Days material. Perhaps a feelings journal might help.

For going out of my comfort zone I will continue to work through the 100 Days material and use Spark Challenges to keep me trying new things.

Today I will use the emoticon thread to identify a feeling, and do a Spark 10 min cardio workout (which I usually avoid!)


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23 September - 100MDWL - Day 98

This is a different one from Linda; it reminds me of the yoga thing of a 'smile behind the eyes'.
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There is a scene in the film 'Eat, Pray, Love' where Julia Roberts is told by the elderly healer in Bali, to smile - even in her liver. To smile in her liver.

Like many people in my part of the World, my natural facial expression is passive with a down-turned mouth. So I quite often look cross or unhappy when I actually quite ok!

Facial exercises might help!
www.thenews.com.pk/magazine/
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Fake it till you make it!

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Me at 10.20am on a lazy Sunday morning! Then me trying out the exercise!
"I have sparkling eyes, I have a warm smile, and Iím going to make it!"

The pics are pinky because of my curtains being red! I am fighting the urge to redo the photos to make myself look 'better'.

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22 September - 100 MDWL -Day 97

Great links from Maribeth again! Thank you so much - that one about music for pain management was fascinating.

I am a habitual hummer! I think if I lived with someone it would probably drive them crazy, but during the day I often get positive comments about sounding happy, or people saying how nice it is to hear. So I am a music-maker!

I know I hum to sooth myself when I'm stressed at work. I know I spontaneously start humming when I am out walking - it just happens.

I love to use jango.com for my mood music - it has brilliant playlists and is more reliable to stream than You Tube which frequently causes my internet connection to fail.

I recently discovered country music - it has the beat, the melodies, and the lyrics that I find uplifting.

However, I will switch music playlists to suit my mood.

I can read music, and used to play the piano. Now I only have a recorder, but I could play it more often - I have got out of the habit.

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21 September - 100 MDWL - Day 96

Today's lesson is a great kick-starter on those sluggish days. Like today! It is dark, grey, I have work later - I just want to curl up with a book!

#1 do a mundane task - clean my kitchen sink

I came across Fly Lady a few year's ago, and although I don't manage to keep up all the time, her method of keeping us going is similar. She starts with Shine Your Sink!

#2 put on some music

I love to use jango (www.jango.com) on my computer. I often choose a 'mood booster ' playlist, or Indie Sweater Weather. It is easy to switch from one genre to another as the playlists are displayed.

#3 active 10 mins

Yoga is usually my most manageable exercise when I'm feeling droopy. But if I can get myself out the door, a walk is great!

#4 read

No problem! I always have a book on the go. Taking time out to read is really nurturing.

#5 Reflect

I think I use Spark People for this. I have my team posts, personal blog, and a Community Journal. These are all helpful.

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20 September - 100 MDWL - Day 95

My birthday is at the end of November and usually I have to 'manage' s couple of friends who see getting me to eat as the main event! I can't remember what happened last year, but I know it went better (I will go back and check!).

Personally I usually find cake disappointing! So I don't feel obliged to eat cake on birthdays any more than on any other day.

I would eat cake at a small birthday party of a close friend or family member. In big gatherings it is quite easy to skip it without offending anyone.

Fortunately I don't work in a place where staff celebrate with cake on their birthdays.

I always book annual leave around my birthday. For me it's like a New Year and I love to have time to be reflective.

This year will be different because my only son & his little family are coming to visit for a few days. I will plan food before they come. I will probably take them out to afternoon tea in a place where we can eat cake.

I will have one portion of cake on my birthday. It will not turn into a good festival!

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Thank you for sharing. Interesting way to look at things.

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19 September - 100 MDWL - Day 94

When I find myself caving in to temptations I don't say any of these things, but the nearest match is "I blew it!" My thoughts are usually along the self-admonishment and disappointment route.

"I had a pause" is useful, and it usually makes me laugh. But it still doesn't have the power to stop me from wrecking the rest of the day - it almost makes it legitimate.

I've come across two new ideas recently - which I will experiment with. One is from a book called The Dry Drunk and is based on 12-step addiction theory: there the writer suggests that you have to stop the hand from reaching......so you employ will-power to your hand; focus on stopping the hand from reaching rather than running yourself a dialogue about the food. I have used this successfully at work recently when spying chocolate on the top shelf. And I also used it to stop my hand even opening the cupboard. I don't know if it will always work, but it does seem easier to control the hand to intercept the impulse to get a certain food into my mouth!

The other thing I just came across was a habit trick from a book called Body Thrive. When you get the idea to do something you don't want to do (like eating chocolate) instead of saying "No, but......" You say " Yes, and........ "

Here's my example: I come across some lonely chocolate in the staff cupboard and have the impulse to reach for it & get it in my mouth! If I am in the will-power mode, it goes "No - you know you shouldn't but - a little bit won't hurt......you know you want to.......noone will miss it.......". However if I go " Yes, and..... " it forces me to take responsibility for the knock-on effects: "Yes, and you know you can't stop at one piece.....you know you will regret it........you know you don't want to............it belongs to Mr XYZ..... it's the addict who wants it..........you can choose not to eat this........you can walk away now..........."

"No" is just a word I have ignored so many times it no longer has any power over chocolate!
"Yes" gives me permission - so no rebellion is required! Weird, isn't it? We have to learn to trick our own brains.


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18 September - 100 MDWL - Day 93

ē Create your own list of ways to eat right.
ē Check your supplies of fruits, vegetables and healthy meal options.
ē Put your eating right plan in place today. Write down what you did.

When I read these lessons and think "I already do that!" I realize how far I have come! Thank you Linda Spangle and Spark People!

I can remember a time when I would weight out a 'portion' of chocolate Malteasers (Malteasers because they are light and you can have more of them!) or counting how many Jaffa cakes I could sqeeze into my daily calorie allowance. I am SO glad those days are behind me!

I plan my meals. I always know what I'm eating tomorrow. I can't always plan a week - but I can always plan tomorrow. Writing down the plan is a stark test of how 'good' my diet is. I often tweak it to get more fruit & veggies in, or to substitute sweet potato for white potato etc.

I have a book case in my kitchen with all my cookery books on - so I can perch there and browse. There is always a book open at a page with a recipe I want to try.

I also love to browse on-line for recipe ideas too. Usually Sparked by someone else's blog, or a post on Twitter for example. Inspiration leads to new ideas - I love that even at my senior age I can come across ways of cooking things that I have not tried before.

My fridge is getting empty - which is good! I took a mystery package out of the ice-box this morning - I'm pretty sure it's some chopped fresh pineapple - which is great as I can add it to my fruit salad later today. I have 'check food shopping' on my to-do list for today. I love to start with what I have, and then get inspired from there.

Today I have a recipe book open at a potato and aubergine dhansak. I have the ingredients, but also have other things I need to use up. Perhaps I will make the dhansak and freeze it. That will 'save' the aubergine (eggplant) from being wasted.

How to eat right - visit the fresh food shops that I have access to in town now - their displays of everyday AND unusual vegetables is inspiring.

How to eat right - keep the blinkers on! I am getting more successful at just deciding not to even pay any attention to the cheesecake, chocolate, pizza, fries, doughnuts, triple-layer chocolate fudge cake, bowls of salted nuts - I KNOW WHAT I NEED TO AVOID!

Gill

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17 September - 100MDWL - Day 92

Hmm......well, basically if I stop doing all the things that keep me on track I will come to a grinding halt!

I think one of the things that has helped me most (from 100 Days of Weight Loss) is accepting that a healthy weight is not a destination point. Disappointing as this is, I know I can never stop paying attention to my meal planning, good choices, exercise routines. There is no end. It IS how I must live.

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got.

I'm not sure what she means about 'flipping' them to the positive..........perhaps if I can't plan meals for a week, I can plan then for a day. Perhaps if I can't go for a run, I can do an indoor walk. Perhaps if I find I'm skipping ST, I can do yoga.

Just do something!

I do have to regularly remind myself to read, knit, sew. And my days go better when I do. Same with planning expeditions on my days off - getting out to do things.



Gill

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Hi Jan, it 's nice to see you, but the idea of the Reports is to have your own personal thread. As you will see, several people have their own. This thread here has been where I have been journaling 100 Days stuff for about 4 yrs I think!



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Gill, I like the idea of having your brain "on paper." I like the structure that a schedule provides. ( It was the one thing I liked about working was the daily structure). Though retired almost 2 years, I see no reason to "retire structure." ... ( With out it I could tend to just go by what I feel like doing rather then what is in my best interest for the day).

I keep a great " in sight" daily planner, to include activity and meals. This helps with time management and staying on track. ( Plus if there's one thing I do not like to waste, it is time).
Thanks Gill for starting this thread.

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