Monday, August 2, 2010

DAY 358 Final Updates!


Happy Monday, Journal & Friends!

Today is the wrap up for both the Freedom Challenge and Sean & Kenz's PEWC water challenge.




I had 6 goals, which I rated on a scale of 1 to 10:
Study
Nutrition
Sleep
Exercise
Water
Feelings

Instead of going into minute detail this last time, I just want to say I feel GREAT about how I did, overall, on the challenge. I loved this challenge!

I definitely need to be more consistent in some areas, like Sleep, Exercise and Nutrition.

But I did great on the Study, Water, and tuning in to how I felt about it all.

I really liked using the 1 to 10 scale to analyze stuff... it sure was an eye-opener for me. But I also discovered that by about the 3rd week, it was getting tedious keeping track of all the details... like busy work. So, I learned more about what does and does NOT works for me, personally.

Thanks, Deb, for sponsoring this challenge!!



And now to the "other" one. Ahem. 



I did great til yesterday drinking my 2 quarts of water. But...  I gritted my teeth the whole time! MyGuy wouldn't buy a Brita water filter... we have an under-the-counter water filter already... somewhere... in a box... waiting for 2 years to be installed!! Grrrr....

So you see, it was NOT Sean and Kenz's challenge that was the problem. It was ME! I detested the taste of our tap water, and yesterday just finally said PHOOEY! Yep, I rebelled, and did not drink one itty bitty ounce of water all day. I drank iced tea!

So again... I learn something about my little rebellious self from doing this challenge.

Thank you, Sean and Kenz!



Yesterday I started the Just 1 Thing Consistency Challenge (here for details).


I am excited about it... anyone can join any time. And be creative about picking your 1 Thing... it doesn't have to be a "nose to the grindstone" type of goal.

My motto for the challenge is:

SMALL CHANGES 
DONE CONSISTENTLY 
PRODUCE POWERFUL RESULTS!



From Dr Phil's book: "Your interpretation of the event, not so much the event itself, is the real trouble maker that gets you so worked up."

My verse for today: "Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise."

My quote for today: "The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." --Chinese proverb

Enjoy the Journey,

Loretta
=^..^=

9 comments:

Ann said...

Challenges are all about the learning experience, not just the more obvious benefits. I knew it wouldn't be lost on you, Loretta! Great job!! And yes, I did get in some exercise yesterday (Aug. 1). I have yet to do any today, but I will ... I will ...

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Good job on your challenges! I agree about how hard it is to drink distasteful water... you did good. :)

~Margene

Deb Willbefree said...

Love, love, love that Chinese proverb! We are carrying away stones, girlfriend! Personally, I think we're at least to the medium-sized ones. :D

Re: your challenge. I did not eat after 8pm last night. I give the fact that I signed on for your challenge credit for the oomph I needed to follow thru with that.

I'll post about your challenge and my reasons for that goal tomorrow. I want my last challenge post to be there a bit.

Loved your update, too. I'm so glad the challenge went well for you--especially since yours did soooo much for me. :D

Deb

Sharon said...

Hey Loretta,

Just noticed on your ticker that you are oh so close to the halfway point in your journey. Wanted to go ahead and congratulate you because I KNOW you'll pass that goal in the next day or so. Wanted to make sure I didn't let it get past me! What an "awesome" (that's my August word!) accomplishment. You are amazing! I am so thankful for Deb's Freedom Challenge because it brought me to so many inspiring new friends!

mamajuliana said...

I joined your challenge and I posted it on my blog. Some folks would call my challenge a negative one-but it is something I need to learn to do better!

Thanks for your challenge opportunity!

M Pax said...

I attest to the small things done consistently motto. Works for me. I'm really happy to see you so positive about how you're doing. That's the biggest reward.

Buttercup said...

Started the new challenge today. Got out my pedometer and did 9,000 steps! Going for 10,000 one day this week. Thanks for the encouragement. Much, much appreciated!

Ann said...

Loretta - it didn't go unnoticed, that you've hit your halfway point!! How exciting that is!! You are blazing the trail, and I'm following your lead - just further behind. Keep up the good work!

Joy said...

Loretta, Way to go on your challenges! I started your August challenge - Off to a pretty good start! Hugs!

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