Hello Journal & Friends,
Time for another Challenge Update!
Time sure is flying by fast... there are only 5 more weeks til the start of Summer and the end of the Spring Challenge.
Here is our reminder of the overall goal of the Challenge:
"The goal of this challenge is to teach yourself to look at your new behaviors positively, to learn to be nicer to yourself and believe in yourself, to learn to enjoy healthy behaviors and learn some moderation. A little balance. It's important. More important to learn than the extremes - too much and deprivation." (Thanks Mary, at Wistful Nebulae for that great description)
So... here is my own weekly check-in...
My Spring Challenge goals:
1. Every day for the next 13 weeks, do some kind of Exercise.
2. Every day for the next 13 weeks, drink a Greenie.
3. Check in every Saturday.
4. Tell one thing each week that I like about myself.
5. Save up to buy myself a fun Reward at the end.
My Exercise: Doing much better! Feeling better and having my energy back has made a huge difference. I am still working to hit my stride and not miss any of my scheduled exercise, but I am doing something each day. It's getting better and better.
My Greenies: Doing so much better here, too. Only missed once, when I just messed up timing, and it was so late I just said phooey.
Part of that attitude probably came about because I have been struggling to stay within my calorie budget. I was doing great at 1600, then lowered it to 1500. Been fighting it ever since, for several weeks now. I'm rethinking it... and wondering if I should go back to where I was comfortable and it felt doable. Still thinkin on that.
One thing I like about myself: I like that I am a visual learner. I do especially well if there are lots of illustrations, color, photos, charts, graphs, etc. It's an enjoyable way to learn, and it makes it easier to remember things.
Jim knows this about me, and knows that I will get lost if he just verbally tells me directions to go somewhere. So for years he always drew me little maps. A few months ago, he finally bought a Magellan GPS system... yay!
For my Reward: Still haven't decided for sure what I am getting, but am still stashing money in my little glass bear shaped jar.
Remember, we want progress, not perfection.
From Dr Phil's book: "One of the most critical ways to stop this behavior is to change the way you think and how you interpret events in your life. What you think determines how you feel."
My verse for today: "Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord."
My quote for today: "...the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances." --Viktor Frankl
Enjoy the Journey,