Nov 192018
 
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Food
This morning I decided to make 15 bean soup chili (with ham instead of ground beef) in the slow cooker. We’ll be eating that tonight and probably tomorrow night. Might even eat some for lunch tomorrow

Later this week I’m making homemade potato soup

Then it’s Thanksgiving so you know what we’ll be eating

Steps Last Week
Tuesday: 8,637
Wednesday: 8,282
Thursday: didn’t track
Friday: 9,294
Saturday: 8,576
Sunday: 8,067
Monday: didn’t track

Tai-Chi/Chi Gong, Strength Training, Etc.
Every day except two

Nov 122018
 
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Food
I’ve found quite a few sheet pan recipes that I want to try and also have One Pan Wonders by America’s Test Kitchen on hold at the library.

Does anyone know of a really good vegetable sheet pan cookbook?

Steps Last Week
Tuesday: 7,429
Wednesday: 8,446
Thursday: 8,738
Friday: 8,418
Saturday: 7,803
Sunday: 7,945
Monday: 10,204

Tai-Chi/Chi Gong, Strength Training, Etc.
Every day

Nov 072018
 
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Food
I’m trying to eat less meat so I want most of my meals to be meatless.  I’m Searching for new vegetable recipes. I’m leaning toward sheet pan recipes. If you know of some good ones let me know what they are please and thank you!

Steps Last Week
Tuesday: 8,613
Wednesday: 10,776
Thursday: 8,406
Friday: 8,595
Saturday: 7,017
Sunday: didn’t track
Monday: 8,720

Tai-Chi/Chi Gong, Strength Training, Etc.
Every day

Oct 292018
 
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Food
Scrambled Eggs & Toast
BLT
Chicken Breast & Stuffing
Chicken Soft Tacos
Jersey Mike’s Sub

Steps Last Week
Tuesday: 10,676
Wednesday: didn’t track
Thursday: 8,938
Friday: 7,556
Saturday: 14,373
Sunday: 9,085
Monday: 8,645

Tai-Chi/Chi Gong, Strength Training, Etc.
Again, every day except one

Oct 152018
 
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I’ve missed a few weeks of posting for RW and will try to post every week starting today. We had a few people out at work for a while and so I’ve been working overtime with just a few days off, and really haven’t done much of anything else. Things are mostly back to normal and my schedule for the next two weeks is a lot less hectic so I should be getting back on track. I even have this Sat. & Sun. off – woo hoo!I’ll track food and whatever else I do this for next week.

Steps Last Week
Tuesday: 9,148
Wednesday: 10,552
Thursday: 8,833
Friday: 9,023
Saturday: 7,844
Sunday: 7,671
Monday: 7,186

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