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

Mar 122018
 

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My two sons, daughter in law, and two oldest grandchildren spent a few days last week at Disney World so I got more steps than usual. We had a great time and I can’t wait to go back!

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
Tai-Chi
Step Aerobics
Strength Training

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: ?
Wednesday: A piece of pizza and a small salad
Thursday: Little bits of this and that throughout the day at Epcot
Friday: Club sandwich on multi grain bread
Saturday: Mexican
Sunday: Popeyes Chicken
Monday: Steak and baked potato

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 3/6: 9,204
Wednesday~ 3/7: 16,455
Thursday ~ 3/8: 20,421
Friday ~ 3/9: 24,589
Saturday ~ 3/10: didn’t track
Sunday ~ 3/11: 8,011
Monday ~ 3/12: 8,826

Mar 052018
 

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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
Tai-Chi
Step Aerobics
Strength Training

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: 2 Kobe beef hamburger patties & 2 pieces Munster cheese
Wednesday: Taco Bell
Thursday: Subway
Friday: Bacon & Tomato sandwich
Saturday: Leftover Subway
Sunday: 2 Kobe beef hamburger patties & Colby cheese chunks
Monday: A corn dog & cheese doodles for National Cheese Doodle Day

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 2/27: 5,858
Wednesday~ 2/28: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 3/1: 8,911
Friday ~ 3/2: 10,734
Saturday ~ 3/3: 10,312
Sunday ~ 3/4: 8,352
Monday ~ 3/5: 10,777

Feb 272018
 

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Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
80 oz. water

At Least 12 A Month: 10
Yoga/Tai-Chi
Light incense or a candle when you get home
Take a walk outside
Watch a food/health documentary
Listen to a guided meditation/favorite music
Watch a comedy tv show/movie

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: ?
Wednesday: ?
Thursday: chicken tacos
Friday: a pizza from Little Caesars
Saturday: leftover pizza
Sunday: fish & pea salad
Monday: baked ham & cornbread salad

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 2/20: 9,592
Wednesday~ 2/21: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 2/22: didn’t track
Friday ~ 2/23: 9,772
Saturday ~ 2/24: 8,601
Sunday ~ 2/25: 7,973
Monday ~ 2/26: 10,148

Feb 192018
 

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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
Take a walk outside
Watch a food/health documentary
Listen to a guided meditation/favorite music
Watch a comedy tv show/movie:

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: Bunless hamburger & FF’s
Wednesday: Soup
Thursday: Mexican
Friday: Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Saturday: Salad & Wings
Sunday: 1/2 Hamburger & FF’s
Monday: A hot dog with chili and some pretzels

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 2/13: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 2/14: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 2/15: 10,456
Friday ~ 2/16: 11,098
Saturday ~ 2/17: 10,409
Sunday ~ 2/18: 7,860
Monday ~ 2/19: 9,715

Feb 132018
 

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Woo Hoo! I found my dvd copies of Moving With Susan & Building Strength With Susan (Powter). Well, I found my spare copies. Where the ones I’ve used all these years are I have no clue. Luckily I had 2 copies of each made! I’m sure I’ll find the other set when I go through that room to move.

Daily
Prayer & Meditation
Brain Exercise Games
Deep Breathing
80 oz. Water

DVD’s
 Yoga:
Tai-Chi/QiGong:
Step Aerobics:
Strength Training:

De-Stressing
Light incense or a candle: 4
Listen to a podcast or guided meditation:
Listen to my favorite music: 2
Watch a comedy tv show/movie: 6

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: Soup
Wednesday: Black Eyed Peas and a Corn Muffin
Thursday: Hamburger & Fries
Friday: Wings & Salad
Saturday: Tacos
Sunday: Tacos
Monday: Beef Stew

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 2/6: 6,828
Wednesday~ 2/7: 11,133
Thursday ~ 2/8: didn’t track
Friday ~ 2/9: 7,749
Saturday ~ 2/10: 8,307
Sunday ~ 2/11: 9,408
Monday ~ 2/12: 9,526

Feb 072018
 

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I switched up my goals for February a bit. I’ve added daily brain exercise games, and listen to a podcast. I won’t have a certain amount of times to listen to a guided meditation, light an incense or candle, etc. and added yoga and tai-chi to that group.

Daily
Prayer & Meditation
Brain Exercise Games
Deep Breathing
80 oz. Water

DVD’s To Do
 Yoga:
Tai-Chi/QiGong:
Step Aerobics:
Strength Training:

De-Stressing
Light incense or a candle: 3
Listen to a podcast or guided meditation:
Listen to my favorite music: 2
Watch a comedy tv show/movie: 3

Meals Last Week: didn’t keep track 🙁

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 1/30: 11,667
Wednesday~ 1/31: 9,7541
Thursday ~ 2/1: 9,472
Friday ~ 2/2: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 2/3: 7,913
Sunday ~ 2/4: 8,468
Monday ~ 2/5: didn’t track

Jan 302018
 

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Weill I met all my goals except for yoga & tai-chi. Total Fail! Not once this month. Shame on me!

But I did gather my dvid’s for both and plan on starting over with the goal in February. I’m also making it a separate goal from my “At Least 12 A Month” goal. I’m hoping that will help me. My goal will be 12 of each for the month. Wish me luck! I may change the other goals between now and next Tuesday’s post. Not sure yet.

I can not find my two favorite workout dvd’s. If you’ve been reading my RW’s for a while, you may remember that they are oldies but goodies. In the 90’s I stumbled upon Susan Powter’s Moving With Susan & Building Strength With Susan. One is a step workout and the other is a full body workout using dumbbells and a few other things. Best two I’ve ever tried. I LOVE THEM!!! I bought the video’s and  when dvd’s came out I ended up transferred them. I can’t find the dvd’s which is strange because they are the two I used the most, and I can find all my other ones. And I have a lot. A LOT. Anyway, I’m not able to do them and so I have to make another copy of them. I’ll probably find the first two within a few days of having the second set. That’s how it usually goes with me.

 

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: 8
Take a walk outside: 3
Watch a food/health documentary: 1
Listen to a guided meditation/favorite music: 3
Watch a comedy tv show/movie: 4

Meals Last Week
Tuesday: Bunless hamburger & ff’s
Wednesday: Salad & wings
Thursday: Hot Dogs with sauerkraut
Friday: Hot dogs cut up into sauerkraut
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Leftover pizza
Monday: Corned beef & fries

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 1/23: 10,488
Wednesday~ 1/24: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 1/25: 16,281
Friday ~ 1/26: 9,354
Saturday ~ 1/27: 8,433
Sunday ~ 1/28: 8,646
Monday ~ 1/29: didn’t track