Nov 142017
 

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I’m back to regular hours at work so my steps are not as much. I keep telling myself to get on my treadmill, but I don’t. I have to start ignoring that little voice in my head that says “wouldn’t you rather … ?

Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Personal Challenge
At Least 3 Things Each Week
Light incense or a candle when you get home
Eat a piece of fruit
10 minutes of listening to your favorite music
Spend time coloring
Go to a park
Watch a documentary
Listen to a guided meditation cd
Write down 3 things you’re grateful for

Week 1:
1- lit incense
2- listened to my favorite music for 10 min.
3- grateful for time to take Kaiyo to the groomer, cooler weather, Starbucks Caramel ice coffe

Week 2:
1- lit incense
2- listened to my favorite music for 10 min.
3- watched a documentary

Week 3:
1-
2-
3-

Nov. 19-25:
1-
2-
3-

Week 4:
1-
2-
3-

Plus

POPSUGAR 21-Day Arm-Sculpting Challenge

After following this 21-day arm plan, not only will your arms look toned — you'll also be stronger.

 

 

Meals
Tuesday: Cereal and peanut butter sandwich
Wednesday: Soup
Thursday: sandwich
Friday: tacos
Saturday: tuna noodle casserole
Sunday: ate out
Monday: Beef Stew

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 11/7: 8,897
Wednesday~ 11/8: 9,314
Thursday ~ 11/9: didn’t track
Friday ~ 11/10: 10,840
Saturday ~ 11/11: 8,813
Sunday ~ 11/12: didn’t track
Monday ~ 11/13: 8,771

Nov 072017
 

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Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Personal Challenge
At Least 3 Things Each Week
Light incense or a candle when you get home
Eat a piece of fruit
10 minutes of listening to your favorite music
Spend time coloring
Go to a park
Watch a documentary
Listen to a guided meditation cd
Write down 3 things you’re grateful for

Week 1:
1- Lit incense
2- listened to my favorite music for 10 min.
3- grateful for time to take Kaiyo to the groomer, cooler weather, Starbucks Caramel ice coffe

Week 2:
1-
2-
3-

Week 3:
1-
2-
3-

Nov. 19-25:
1-
2-
3-

Week 4:
1-
2-
3-

Plus

POPSUGAR 21-Day Arm-Sculpting Challenge

After following this 21-day arm plan, not only will your arms look toned — you'll also be stronger.

 

 

Meals
Tuesday: Chicken Sandwich from Sonic
Wednesday: Tuna sandwiches
Thursday: I was the only one home so I ate cereal
Friday: Macaroni & cheese with smoked sausage
Saturday: Fish, okra, baked potato
Sunday: Sub from a local restaurant
Monday: Marinated grilled pork chops, yellow squash/zucchini/onion saute

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 10/31: 8,754
Wednesday~ 11/1: 16,932
Thursday ~ 11/2: didn’t track
Friday ~ 11/3: 11,129
Saturday ~ 11/4: 9,383
Sunday ~ 11/5: didn’t track
Monday ~ 11/6: 11,078

Oct 312017
 

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Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Personal Challenge (doing again in November since I failed in October)
Here is a list of things I want to do this month
3 X’s Each (at least)
Light incense or a candle when you get home: 
Eat a piece of fruit: 
10 minutes of listening to your favorite music
Spend time coloring
Go to a park
Watch a documentary: 
Listen to a guided meditation cd
Write down 3 things you’re grateful for

Plus
21-Day Relaxation Course (doing again, maybe every month)

Meals
Tuesday: Sausage Dogs
Wednesday: Soup
Thursday: Burritos
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Leftover Pizza
Sunday: Tacos
Monday: Cereal

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 10/24: 8,044
Wednesday~ 10/25: 9,744
Thursday ~ 10/26: 16,662
Friday ~ 10/27: 15,713
Saturday ~ 10/28: 8,369
Sunday ~ 10/29: 16,104
Monday ~ 10/30: 9,421

Oct 242017
 

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Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Personal Challenge
Here is a list of things I want to do this month
3 X’s Each (at least)
Light incense or a candle when you get home
Eat a piece of fruit
10 minutes of listening to your favorite music
Spend time coloring
Go to a park
Watch a documentary
Listen to a guided meditation cd
Write down 3 things you’re grateful for

Plus
21-Day Relaxation Course

Meals
Did not keep track again, 🙁

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 10/17: 8,884
Wednesday~ 10/18: 9,898
Thursday ~ 10/19: 9,839
Friday ~ 10/20: 17,704
Saturday ~ 10/21: 17,226
Sunday ~ 10/22: 9,601
Monday ~ 10/23: didn’t track

Oct 172017
 

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Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Personal Challenge
Here is a list of things I want to do this month
3 X’s Each (at least)
Light incense or a candle when you get home
Eat a piece of fruit
10 minutes of listening to your favorite music
Spend time coloring
Go to a park
Watch a documentary
Listen to a guided meditation cd
Write down 3 things you’re grateful for

Plus
21-Day Relaxation Course

Meals
Tuesday: BBQ Ribs, Potato Salad, Baked Beans
Wednesday: Taco Salad
Thursday: Leftover Taco Salad
Friday: Hamburgers & Fries
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: ate out
Monday: Beef Stew

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 10/10: 7,975
Wednesday~ 10/11: 7,875
Thursday ~ 10/12: 9,760
Friday ~ 10/13: 8,404
Saturday ~ 10/14:
Sunday ~ 10/15: 8,618
Monday ~ 10/16: 8,773

Oct 102017
 

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I got a new iPhone 8 and some the my step apps aren’t working right for some reason. They were, and then a few days ago they stopped recording my steps. I need to go see if I can fix them but just haven’t yet. So, some days I have no idea how many steps I got.

Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Personal Challenge
Here is a list of things I want to do this month
3 X’s Each  (at least)
Light incense or a candle when you get home
Eat a piece of fruit
10 minutes of listening to your favorite music
Spend time coloring
Go to a park
Watch a documentary
Listen to a guided meditation cd
Write down 3 things you’re grateful for

Plus
21-Day Relaxation Course

Meals
Still didn’t make a note on what we ate. I’ve been in a reading and tracking slump.

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 10/3: 8,201
Wednesday~ 10/4: 8,586
Thursday ~ 10/5: 7,846
Friday ~ 10/6: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 10/7: 17,448
Sunday ~ 10/8: 7,852
Monday ~ 10/9: didn’t track

Oct 032017
 

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So, it’s a new month and that means it’s time to mix things up a bit. I want to change a few things, delete a few things, and add a thing or two. I believe that to be healthy you have to take care of your mind, body and soul, so I’m adding a personal challenge for October.

Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Personal Challenge
Here is a list of things I want to do this month
3 X’s Each (at least)
Light incense or a candle when you get home
Eat a piece of fruit
10 minutes of listening to your favorite music
Spend time coloring
Go to a park
Watch a documentary
Listen to a guided meditation cd
Write down 3 things you’re grateful for

Plus
21-Day Relaxation Course

Meals
I didn’t have any set plan for last week. I ate 2 sausage dogs one night, cereal another, 3 slices of  thin crust pizza last night, yeah, it wasn’t a very healthy week. I just didn’t feel like eating anything in particular and felt like cooking even less. Thankfully my son didn’t care much what we ate either. I plan on cooking and eating better this week.

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 9/26: 7,845
Wednesday~ 9/27: 7,170
Thursday ~ 9/28: 8,001
Friday ~ 9/29: 11,247
Saturday ~ 9/30: 8,209
Sunday ~ 10/1: 7,557
Monday ~ 10/2: didn’t track

Sep 262017
 

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Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Weekly
Monday: Tai Chi
Tuesday: 20  Squats, 20 Push Ups,  & 100 sec. Wall Sits
Wednesday: Upper Body Workout
Thursday: Tai Chi
Friday: 20 Squats, 20 Push Ups,  & 100 sec. Wall Sits
Saturday: Lower Body
Sunday: rest

And SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 9/19: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 9/20: 7,012
Thursday ~ 9/21: 8,091
Friday ~ 9/22: 10,829
Saturday ~ 9/23: 6,830
Sunday ~ 9/24: didn’t track
Monday ~ 9/25: didn’t track

Challenges
I was going to start the 21-Day Relaxation Course  challenge on the 11th but then Irma happened and I was without electricity/internet for over a week. Even the wi-fi was sketchy. So, I decided to postpone starting it until Oct. 3rd.

 

Menu:
Tuesday: Hamburgers
Wednesday: Chinese
Thursday: KFC Chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw
Friday: Soup
Saturday: Nibbled on this and that
Sunday: Chinese
Monday: Nibbled on this and that

Sep 192017
 

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I missed posting last week since we were without electricity. I didn’t really get anything done since it was so hot without a/c.  I did get some steps in  at work. I didn’t track food.

I didn’t get to start the challenge I had planned so I’ll be doing it next month.

 

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 9/12: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 9/13: 6,948
Thursday ~ 9/14: didn’t track
Friday ~ 9/15: 13,466
Saturday ~ 9/16: 7,136
Sunday ~ 9/17: 7,611
Monday ~ 9/18: 9,650

 

Sep 062017
 

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I’m changing things up a bit for September

Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Challenge (starting on the 11th)
21-Day Relaxation Course

Weekly
Monday: Tai Chi
Tuesday: 20  Squats, 20 Push Ups,  & 100 sec. Wall Sits
Wednesday: Upper Body Workout
Thursday: Tai Chi
Friday: 20  Squats, 20 Push Ups,  & 100 sec. Wall Sits
Saturday: Lower Body
Sunday: rest

SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 8/29: 6,728
Wednesday~ 8/30: 7,851
Thursday ~ 8/31: didn’t track
Friday ~ 9/1: 7,036
Saturday ~ 9/2: 6,641
Sunday ~ 9/3: 6,920
Monday ~ 9/4: 6,860

Menu:
I didn’t keep track of what we ate, so I’ll be back with a menu next week

Aug 292017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/22: 7,051
Wednesday~ 8/23: 7,224
Thursday ~ 8/24: 7,217
Friday ~ 8/25: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 8/26: 7,596
Sunday ~ 8/27: 6,923
Monday ~ 8/28: 6,997

Menu: a few days of not so healthy 🙁
Smoked Sausage & Sauerkraut
BLT’s
Taco’s
Pizza
Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Mac & Cheese

Aug 222017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/15: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 8/16: 7,093
Thursday ~ 8/17: 8,367
Friday ~ 8/18: 6,496
Saturday ~ 8/19: 8,251
Sunday ~ 8/20: 5,678
Monday ~ 8/21: didn’t track

Menu:
Tuesday: Smoked Sausage dogs
Wednesday: Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, corn
Thursday: Pizza
Friday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Saturday: Tacos
Sunday: Club Sandwich from Denny’s
Monday: Beef Stew

Aug 152017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/8: 9,973
Wednesday~ 8/9: 8,351
Thursday ~ 8/10: 8,116
Friday ~ 8/11: 8,282
Saturday ~ 8/12: 8,359
Sunday ~ 8/13: didn’t track
Monday ~ 8/14: 9,582

Menu:
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn
Thursday: Soup
Friday: Slow Cooker Ham ~ see comment below
Saturday: left over ham
Sunday: Hamburgers, baked beans, macaroni salad (at my son & dil’s house)
Monday: Ham sandwiches to finish off the ham

Ham: The ham was SO good! I added pineapple chucks and slices all around the ham because I always add them to a ham. This was the first time I’ve made one in the slow cooker. I usually use the oven or an electric roaster. The ham was so flavorful and tender, loved it!

Aug 082017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/1: 7,916
Wednesday~ 8/2: 8,559
Thursday ~ 8/3: didn’t track
Friday ~ 8/4: 10,036
Saturday ~ 8/5: didn’t track
Sunday ~ 8/6: didn’t track
Monday ~ 8/7: didn’t track

I need to start tracking every day, not just the days I work

Menu:
Tuesday: Smoked Sausage dogs with chow chow
Wednesday: Chicken, baked beans & cole slaw
Thursday: Soup
Friday: Corned Beef sandwiches
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Left over pizza
Monday: Chinese

Aug 012017
 

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Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s August already! I’m sticking with the same goals I had for July, with the addition of  doing a few video workouts a week.

August  Goals:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

A few times a week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 7/25: 7,692
Wednesday~ 7/26: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 7/27: 10,220
Friday ~ 7/28: 9,189
Saturday ~ 7/29: 7,073
Sunday ~ 7/30: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/31: 9.261

Jul 252017
 

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JULY GOALS:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Weekly-3x’s:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps: 
Tuesday~ 7/18: 10,625
Wednesday~ 7/19: 10,477
Thursday ~ 7/20: 8,210
Friday ~ 7/21: 7,788
Saturday ~ 7/22: 7,818
Sunday ~ 7/23: 7,764
Monday ~ 7/24:8,001

Last Week’s Food
Hamburgers
Tacos
Chicken, Coleslaw, Potatoes
Fish, Coleslaw, Brussels Sprouts
Ham Sandwiches with Colby Cheese & Tomatoes
Pizza
Leftover Pizza

Jul 182017
 

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I’ve been sick the last few weeks. Coughing, sneezing, weak, and feeling blah, blah, blah. I’m just starting to feel better so I’ll get back to a menu plan next week of what we ate this week.

JULY GOALS:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

A few times a week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 7/11: 11,647
Wednesday~ 7/12: 6,969
Thursday ~ 7/13: 8,329
Friday ~ 7/14: 8,208
Saturday ~ 7/15: 11,997
Sunday ~ 7/16: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/17: 7,304

Jul 042017
 

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June was a good month for me
I could have done better but I’m still happy with what I did

JULY GOALS:
Daily
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

A few times a week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 7/27: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 7/28: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 7/29: 7,941
Friday ~ 7/9:30: 9,026
Saturday ~ 7/1: 8,251
Sunday ~ 7/2: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/3: 8,692

Jun 272017
 

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I’ll be skipping my menu this week because the last few weeks I didn’t stick to what was planned at all. This week I’ll be making a few of the recipes that I missed, so I’ll post them next week.

We’re in our rainy/humid season and I haven’t even made it to the beach yet this summer. Hopefully next week. Bike riding isn’t on the to do list either because I don’t want to be out on my bike and it start raining/storming out of the blue. Yes, that happens in Florida as I’m sure it does in other states too.

June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✔
80 oz. water: ✔

No time limit, but I also want to lose 15 pounds: -2

A few times a week:
Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 6/20: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 6/21: 7,971 steps
Thursday ~ 6/22: 8,755 steps
Friday ~ 6/9: 23: 10,689 steps
Saturday ~ 6/24: didn’t track
Sunday ~ 6/25: didn’t track
Monday ~ 6/26: 7,812

Jun 202017
 

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June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✔
80 oz. water: ✔

I also want to lose 15 pounds: -1

A few times a week:
Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 6/13: 9,777 steps
Wednesday~ 6/14: 7,999 steps
Thursday ~ 6/15: 7,309 steps
Friday ~ 6/9: 16: 7,427 steps
Saturday ~ 6/17: 13,905 steps
Sunday ~ 6/18: 8,236 steps
Monday ~ 6/19: 8,037 steps

Menu For This Week:
Tuesday: Fried Cabbage w/ Sausage
Wednesday: Judee’s 4 Minute Low Carb Version of Chinese Egg Drop Soup
Thursday: Stuffed Peppers
Friday: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Saturday: eating out, probably Chinese
Sunday: Hamburger Patties & Tomato And Avocado Salad
Monday: Tina’s Vegetable Stir Fry
(didn’t make the stir fry last week, I ended up working 4 nights)