Sep 182018
 
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July Goals
1. Eat more meatless meals: ✓
2. Drink enough water: ✓
3. Strength train 5 times a week: ✓
4. Tai-chi/chi gong twice a week: back @ no, I worked a lot last week so only did strength training, housework & cooking

Food
ate good, many meatless meals

Steps Last Week
Tuesday: 10,863
Wednesday: 14,058
Thursday: 8,055
Friday: 17,729
Saturday: didn’t track
Sunday: didn’t track
Monday: didn’t track

Sep 102018
 
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July Goals
1. Eat more meatless meals: check
2. Drink enough water: check
3. Strength train 5 times a week: check
4. Tai-chi/chi-gong twice a week: woo hoo! I did it!

Food
2 nights-Black Eyed Peas w/snaps, cornbread muffins
Chinese
Meatless Spicy Tostadas
Hamburgers
Pizza
Fish

Steps Last Week
Tuesday: didn’t track
Wednesday: 9,632
Thursday: 9,289
Friday: 9,061
Saturday: 8,806
Sunday: 8,423
Monday: didn’t track

Sep 032018
 
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July Goals
1. Eat more meatless meals: mostly for lunch
2. Drink enough water: 80 oz. every day
3. Strength train 5 times a week: more than 5 times
4. Tai-chi/chi gong twice a week: still nope

Food
Tuesday: Smoked Sausage & Cabbage
Wednesday: Fish, Fries, & Coleslaw
Thursday: Chicken Quesadilla
Friday:  Banana & Peanut Butter Sandwich
Saturday: Spaghetti
Sunday: Fish, Fries, Coleslaw
Monday: Meatless Tostados

Steps Last Week
Tuesday: didn’t track
Wednesday: 11,468
Thursday: 9,260
Friday: 7,862
Saturday: 7,307
Sunday: 9,067
Monday: 20,557

Aug 262018
 
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July Goals
1. Eat more meatless meals: Doing great
2. Drink enough water: getting at least 60 oz. a day
3. Strength train 5 times a week: on track
4. Tai-chi/chi gong twice a week: maybe I should just take this goal off

Food
Hamburger with mayo & tomatoes
Scrambled eggs & toast with butter/cinnamon
Hamburger and fries
Oats with banana/honey/ butter & 2 pieces cinnamon raisin bread
2 Taco Bell Spicy Tostada’s

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 7/21: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 7/22: 9,250
Thursday ~ 7/23: 9,921
Friday ~ 7/24: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 7/25: 8,445
Sunday ~ 7/26: 8,615
Monday ~ 7/27: 8,615

Aug 202018
 
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July Goals
1. Eat more meatless meals: almost every day
2. Drink enough water: need to do better
3. Strength train 5 times a week: on track
4. Tai-chi/chi gong twice a week: doing terrible

Food 
Wings & Salad
Fish & fries
Hamburgers
Taco Salad

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 8/14: 7,155
Wednesday~ 8/15: 7,167
Thursday ~ 8/16: 7,453
Friday ~ 8/17: 9,779
Saturday ~ 8/18: didn’t track
Sunday ~ 8/19: 7,830
Monday ~ 8/20: 13,502

Jul 242018
 
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For 5-6 days I’ve had a bad cough, keep losing my voice,  and light headed on & off. Still, I’m doing ok with my eating and most of my fitness goals. I don’t seem to be running a temp. other than at night sometimes. I seem to have the same level of energy until I use it all up at work and then all I want to do is eat a light meal and recoup. I’ve not been sleeping very good at night due to bouts of coughing so naps are very welcome in the early afternoon.

July Goals
1. Eat more meatless meals
2. Drink enough water:
3. Strength train 5 times a week
4. Tai-Chi/Chi Gong twice a week

I’ve done great this last week with eating more meatless meals
I’m doing good with drinking water
I strength trained 5 days
No Tai-chi/Chi Gong,  due to being tired and lightheaded

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 7/17: 8,873
Wednesday~ 7/18: 8,886
Thursday ~ 7/19: didn’t track
Friday ~ 7/20: 10,142
Saturday ~ 7/21: 8,392
Sunday ~ 7/22: 7,415
Monday ~ 7/23: didn’t track

Jul 182018
 

 

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July Goals 
1. Eat more meatless meals: I ate 15 meatless meals last week
2. Drink enough water: Drank more, still about 10-15  oz. short each day
3. Strength train 5 times a week: I met my goal for strength training
4. Tai-chi/chi-gong three x’s a week: Fell short again

Food
I signed up to try Dinnerly. Not sure how we’ll like it since we didn’t like the first meal kit plan we tried. I got the first three meals last night and plan on making one of them tonight.

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 7/10: 8,216
Wednesday~ 7/11: 8,281
Thursday ~ 7/12: 8,113
Friday ~ 7/13: 9,004
Saturday ~ 7/14: didn’t track
Sunday ~ 7/15: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/16: 12,052

Jul 102018
 

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July Goals
1. Eat more meatless meals
2. Drink enough water
3. Strength train 5 times a week
4. Either tai-chi or chi gong at least twice a week

I met this weeks goals for #’s 1 & 3 but not the other two

Food Ideas For This Week
Taco Salad (recipe to be posted on Sat.)
Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn
Baked Black Beans & Sweet Potato Flautas (recommended by my dil)

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 7/3: 8,667
Wednesday~ 7/4: 11,682
Thursday ~ 7/5: 8,690
Friday ~ 7/6: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 7/7: 10,844
Sunday ~ 7/8: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/9: 10,033

Jul 042018
 

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Wow, I haven’t posted a RW for a few weeks

My July goals are eating more meatless meals, getting enough water, strength train 5 times a week, & doing either tai-chi or chi gong at least twice a week.

Food Ideas For This Week
Doritos™ Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Cheesy Amish Breakfast Casserole
Cheese Tortellini With Peas & Alfredo Sauce
Meat Lovers Vegan Burgers & Fries

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 6/26: 9,103
Wednesday~ 6/27: 11,698
Thursday ~ 6/28: 9,549
Friday ~ 6/29: 8,544
Saturday ~ 6/30: ?
Sunday ~ 7/1: ?
Monday ~ 7/2: 11,540

Jun 042018
 

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I had to go to the dr. last week to get blood test results. and when they took my blood pressure, it had gone from 120/68 to 160/72 which was in a 3 month period. I’ve been feeling a little stressed lately due to a combination of things but I didn’t think it was enough to make my bp go up, especially that much. It freaked me out! Then the doctor came in and told me my all blood test results came back good so I was overjoyed to hear that!

Anyway…starting today (for June) I’m going to work on getting my bp back to 120/68 by doing more deep breathing & meditation, yoga & tai-chi and eating healthier.

Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
80 oz. water

At Least 1 A Day
Yoga/Tai-Chi:
Listen to a guided meditation:
Watch comedy show/movie:

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: Hamburger & Fries
Wednesday: Chinese
Thursday: Leftover Chinese
Friday: Sausage & Collard Greens
Saturday: Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
Sunday: Ruby Tuesday
Monday: Jack’d Up Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & corn

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 5/29: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 5/30: 7,863
Thursday ~ 5/31: 7,920
Friday ~ 6/1: 11,121
Saturday ~ 6/2: 9,555
Sunday ~ 6/3: didn’t track
Monday ~ 6/4: 8,511

May 212018
 

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Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
80 oz. water

At Least 12 A Month 
Yoga/Tai-Chi:
Light incense or a candle when you get home: 5
Take a walk outside: 2
Watch a food/health documentary: 1
Listen to a guided meditation/favorite music: 2
Watch a comedy tv show/movie: 4

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: Pork Chops & green beans
Wednesday: Ravioli
Thursday: Fish & fries
Friday: Beef Stew
Saturday: Tacos
Sunday: Spaghetti
Monday: Salisbury Steak & Broccoli

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 5/15: 7,412
Wednesday~ 5/16: 10,728
Thursday ~ 5/17: 10,321
Friday ~ 5/18: 8,609
Saturday ~ 5/19: 7,474
Sunday ~ 5/20: didn’t track
Monday ~ 5/21: 8,417

 

May 152018
 

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Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
80 oz. water

At Least 12 A Month 
Yoga/Tai-Chi:
Light incense or a candle when you get home: 5
Take a walk outside:
Watch a food/health documentary:
Listen to a guided meditation/favorite music: 1
Watch a comedy tv show/movie: 3

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: Ravioli
Wednesday: Ham, green beans
Thursday: Leftover ham sandwiches
Friday: A blueberry muffin
Saturday: Mexican
Sunday: Chicken Fajitas @ Del Carmen
Monday: Leftovers from Del Carmen

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 5/8: 11,698
Wednesday~ 5/9:8,354
Thursday ~ 5/10: 8,647
Friday ~ 5/11: 9,921
Saturday ~ 5/12: 9,064
Sunday ~ 5/13: 10,292
Monday ~ 5/14: didn’t track

May 072018
 

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Daily: 
80 oz. Water
Deep Breathing
Stretching/Flexibility
Brain Exercise: puzzles,memory recall, number/word search, online games

Exercise: 12 Times Total 
Yoga~
Tai Chi~
Qi Gong~
Strength Training~

Meals Last Week 
Tuesday: deli ham slices, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices
Wednesday: Mexican
Thursday: Lasagna my daughter made
Friday: Johnny Marzetti
Saturday: leftover Johnny Marzetti
Sunday: Slow cooker sprial cut ham, fried green beans
Monday: Leftover ham- sandwiches

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 5/1: 9,024
Wednesday~ 5/2: 8,750
Thursday ~ 5/3: 9,015
Friday ~ 5/4: 9,265
Saturday ~ 5/5: 8,223
Sunday ~ 5/6: didn’t track
Monday ~ 5/7: 9,362

May 012018
 

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I met my April goals but most of the exercise was strength training
I hope to do more yoga etc.

Daily: 
80 oz. Water
Deep Breathing
Stretching/Flexibility
Brain Exercise: puzzles,memory recall, number/word search, online games

Exercise: 12 Times Total 
Yoga~
Tai Chi~
Qi Gong~
Strength Training~

Meals Last Week 
Tuesday: Taco Salad
Wednesday: Leftover Taco Salad
Thursday: Vanilla Greek Yogurt & Cinnamon Toast
Friday: Ham Sandwich
Saturday: Del Carmen Restaurant & Store
Sunday: Sausage, Cheese & Ritz Crackers
Monday: Tijuana Flats

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 4/24: 9,348
Wednesday~ 4/25: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 4/26: 8,628
Friday ~ 4/27: 8,992
Saturday ~ 4/28: 9,758
Sunday ~ 4/29: 9,836
Monday ~ 4/30: 11, 575

Apr 232018
 

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It’s warmed up here with the nights not being cold either so I’m liking it. No more changing the thermostat from a/c to heat and then back again every day. There has been a bit of rain every so often but the humidity is still low. I hope it’s warmed up for you all.

Daily: 
80 oz. Water
Deep Breathing
Stretching/Flexibility
Brain Exercise: puzzles,memory recall, number/word search, online games

20 Times Total 
Yoga~ 2
Tai Chi~ 2
Qi Gong~
Strength Training~ 13

I also found this 21 Day Relaxation Course and want to do it this month

Meals Last Week 
Tuesday: Chilli and a peanut butter sandwich
Wednesday: Tator Tot Casserole
Thursday: Tacos
Friday: Chicken, carrots, potato wedges
Saturday: Sandwich
Sunday: Chicken Ramen
Monday: Taco Salad

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 4/17: 8,808
Wednesday~ 4/18: 9,171
Thursday ~ 4/19: didn’t track
Friday ~ 4/20: 10,471
Saturday ~ 4/21: 9,361
Sunday ~ 4/22: 10,670
Monday ~ 4/23: 8,545

Apr 162018
 

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Daily: 
80 oz. Water
Deep Breathing
Stretching/Flexibility
Brain Exercise: puzzles,memory recall, number/word search, online games

20 Times Total 
Yoga~ 2
Tai Chi~ 2
Qi Gong~
Strength Training~ 13

I also found this 21 Day Relaxation Course and want to do it this month

Meals Last Week 
My draft got deleted and I don’t remember what we had Tues. – Fri.
Tuesday: ?
Wednesday: ?
Thursday: ?
Friday: ?
Saturday: Ramen
Sunday: Sonny’s BBQ
Monday: 2 pieces of pepperoni pizza & a piece of cherry pie

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 4/10: 9,165
Wednesday~ 4/11: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 4/12: 8,527
Friday ~ 4/13: 8,704
Saturday ~ 4/14: 9,515
Sunday ~ 4/15: didn’t track
Monday ~ 4/16: 12,063

Apr 102018
 

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Daily: 
80 oz. Water
Deep Breathing
Stretching/Flexibility
Brain Exercise: puzzles,memory recall, number/word search, online games

20 Times Total 
Yoga~ 1
Tai Chi~ 1
Qi Gong~
Strength Training~ 6

I also found this 21 Day Relaxation Course and want to do it this month

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: aidells Pineapple & Bacon Chicken Sausage, Baked Mac & Cheese
Wednesday: Brisket, Potatoes, Carrots
Thursday: Virginia Baked Ham sandwich
Friday: Small piece of pepperoni pizza and 6 wings
Saturday: Hamburger with mustard
Sunday: Tuna
Monday: Chinese take out

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 4/03: 10,132
Wednesday~ 4/04: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 4/05: 10,266
Friday ~ 4/06: 7,073
Saturday ~ 4/07: 9,464
Sunday ~ 4/08: didn’t track
Monday ~ 4/09: 10,394

Apr 032018
 

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Daily: 
80 oz. Water
Deep Breathing
Stretching/Flexibility
Brain Exercises: puzzles,memory recall, number/word search, online games

20 Times Total 
Yoga~
Tai Chi~
Qi Gong~
Strength Training~
Brain Exercises~

I also found this 21 Day Relaxation Course and want to do it this month

Meals:
I’m working on weekly menus for each week this month.

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 3/27: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 3/28: 10,056
Thursday ~ 3/29: 8,243
Friday ~ 3/30: 10,506
Saturday ~ 3/31: 9,598
Sunday ~ 4/01: 9,144
Monday ~ 4/02: 11,039

Mar 262018
 

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It’s finally warming up, yea! I’m doing good and even did some yoga. I’ve got a bit addicted to decaff caramel ice coffee so my water intake is down which is not good. I’ll work on that. I should meet all my goals for March and am trying to figure out what goals to set for April. Does anyone know of any April challenges coming up?

Daily:
Prayer
Deep Breathing
80 oz. Water
Stretching

At Least 12 A Month:
Light incense or a candle
Listen to a guided meditation/favorite music
Watch a comedy tv show/movie

Exercise: yea, I finally did some yoga
Yoga or Tai-Chi
Step Aerobics
Strength Training

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: meatloaf, mashed potatoes & corn
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: deli sandwiches
Friday: chili
Saturday: wings and salad
Sunday: left over wings
Monday: Chicken Alfredo

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 3/20: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 3/21: 16,299
Thursday ~ 3/22: 7,836
Friday ~ 3/23: 9,045
Saturday ~ 3/24: 9,468
Sunday ~ 3/25: 8,865
Monday ~ 3/26: didn’t track

Mar 192018
 

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It’s been cold at night, down in the low 30’s. There was frost on my car four mornings in a row, thick enough that my wipers couldn’t wipe it off my windshield. I’ve been freezing! Even with the heat on 74° and covered up with 2-3 blankets, I’m freezing. I’m past ready for spring like weather.

Daily:
Prayer
Deep Breathing
80 oz. Water
Stretching

At Least 12 A Month:
Light incense or a candle
Listen to a guided meditation/favorite music
Watch a comedy tv show/movie

Exercise:
Yoga or Tai-Chi
Step Aerobics
Strength Training

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: PB&J sandwich
Wednesday: Ravioli
Thursday: Chicken, green beans, sweet potato wedges
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Soup
Sunday: Bratwurst with sour kraut & spicy brown mustard
Monday: Chili

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 3/13: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 3/14: 11,698
Thursday ~ 3/15: 9,149
Friday ~ 3/16: 10,969
Saturday ~ 3/17: 9,209
Sunday ~ 3/18: 7,853
Monday ~ 3/19: 10,705