Saturday, June 5, 2010

DAY 300 Spring Challenge Week 11 Update

Hello Journal & Friends,

Time for our Challenge Update!

Holy cannoli!  I can't believe it's Week 11. Only two more to go. By now, you probably know this part by heart, the overall goal of our 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."

So here is my weekly report.

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: 
Since I quit pushing the walking and started focusing on other exercise, it's been more encouraging. I plan to do a Friday Favorite review of the new exercise DVD's I bought... I've been enjoying them, especially the Chair Boxing and the Chair Yoga (ooohhh, I was so proud of myself to be able to finally say "I've done Yoga", ha ha ha!)

My Greenies: 
Still enjoying them, and finding new combinations... made 5 out of 7 days. I've been having them as part of my dinner. It's very filling and helps to curb nighttime eating urges. But when Jim is off work and here for dinner, that sort of messes with my routine, and I'm not hungry after eating dinner together. So, I've accepted that it's unrealistic to cram one in after eating dinner with my sweetie. I can live with 5 out our 7. 

One thing I like about myself: 
Must we still think of this one?? It's getting harder each week!  Okay, here's one:

I like my medical training, and my ability to read and understand medical terminology. 

It has been so helpful over the years, in doing research and learning. Most doctors don't have time or interest in educating their patients, so we must learn on our own if we want more than "take this pill and see me in 3 months." I'm blessed in that my current family doctor is cautiously open to alternative medicine, as long as I have thoroughly researched it, and can present him with the research data.

For my Reward: 
Still stashing away money in my glass bear jar. Had to hide it up high... Vee, our new kitty found it and decided it was a fantastic toy to attack!

Remember, we want progress, not perfection.

From Dr Phil's book: "Gain emotional closure...refuse to live with unfinished emotional business."

My verse for today: "The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer."

My quote for today: "He conquers who endures." --Persius

Enjoy the Journey,



Patsy said...

Such a cute kitty! I won't tell you what a 'greenie' is in the UK - don't want to put you off achieving your goal! ;o)

financecupcake said...

"More important to learn than the extremes - too much and deprivation." Every week something about the challenge jumps out and sticks with me. I'm glad you remind us what it's all about! This week, I feel like not only have I found the balance, but I can also maintain it. :)

Great week!! I'm glad to hear you like yoga! It's like a treat for your body. :)

What are some of the greenie combos you've been trying? I'm always up for something new!!

It is surprisingly difficult to find so many things to like about oneself, isn't it? You're lucky to have some medical knowledge. I love the new kitty pic. :) Wow, I use a ton of smiley faces.

Great week, Retta!

Anonymous said...

Hey Loretta. I find that I, too, am sometimes DONE eating before I've gotten all of my veggies in. In order to meet the challenge, I had been forcing myself to eat even tho I wasn't hungry.

I've decided that is counter-productive! Now, I'm trying hard to get them in earlier in the day while I still want to eat. (So odd for me to say that--night time has always been my eating time!)

Anyway, I wasn't stellar this week, but it was okay. I skipped exeercise twice :( I missed water tally one day and went over my fat quota one day. Other than that, it was okay.

My thing I like: I am pleased about discovering that I now prefer to touch a person's heart and spirit more than I want to impress her mind.

Here's my link if you want an explainatio fo that:


Anonymous said...

Great job on the update. You are doing a wonderful job.

I am thrilled that you did chair yoga! Did you like it?

financecupcake said...

Here's mine:


karen@fitnessjourney said...

I always love reading your posts Loretta, so uplifting. I've never heard of chair boxing before either. I learned something new today.

Kat said...

Vee is very cute! You are doing so well with your goals!
Here is my update:

Shelli Belly said...

What a week L~ :-)
Gunna have to try yoga soon.

Here is a new recipe for your Greenies.
I got them from a site that Kat posted.

Here's my Challenge post too

M Pax said...

Glad you've found a way to workout. Woot on you!

Yes, you must keep boosting that confidence. It's as good for you as exercise. :D

Well, me arm is finally better. Wooot! Nice to be back to normal.

Finally got past chapter 31 - the bane of my existence. Now it's probably one of my best chapters. Onward and onward. August is looming large in the rearview mirror.

M @ The Woes and Throes said...

I need to do somekind of reward thing, too. I need to think of something that I could do for me.

I did medical transcription for 8 years as a second job while raising my daughter alone...well, 6 of those years were alone.

I still don't think I could do a greenie! lol

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