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melcena: (Glass house)
*sigh* I have no reasons or excuses today. I haven't managed to incorporate all of the changes together for a single day, nor have I managed to follow through with any of the individual changes for the entire week. Not even the ones that I was so sure about being able to do reliably. *sighs*

Things change never-the-less, maybe I'm going about this wrong. Maybe I should make a list of 100 Changes I want to make, say over a year or two? And then I could work on them one by one without feeling quite so ... rushed, I guess. Giving myself a week to make a certain change and then adding the next one doesn't seem to be working. I'll see that I can come up with.

Speaking of changes:

One thing that I have been trying to do for awhile is work with the kids at the Kindergarten as a volunteer and help out the English teacher. I was told today that the teacher really does not want help. PERIOD. However, the Kindergarten over in Leubsdorf is looking for someone to help out with English for an hour a week. I could totes do that! I'll be meeting up with the head of the Kindergarten on Monday to discuss what they are looking for and what I have to offer. Even at one hour a week THAT WOULD BE A HUGE CHANGE.

Changes!

May. 5th, 2012 05:21 pm
melcena: (Warm sun)
So, I've gotten better on the food recording. I just need to continue with that. I am still doing great with the not eating after 6pm. My moving/dancing/cleaning hour will be reinstated Monday. And I am going to add in an old favorite habit that I had gotten out of, drinking 5 cups of green tea a day.

I will also be cutting out coffee (AGAIN) once this jar runs out to save some money! I'm so not looking forward to that one. But I did it before and I can do it again, and it does save a nice little chunk of change. I was thinking of saving this jar once it is empty and making it a like a piggy bank type thing. I'll put more thought into it and post about that again next time.

The list so far:
1) Recording what I eat - going well
2) Moving more/cleaning & dancing hour - Monday reinstatement
3) No food after 6pm - Going great
4) Drinking 5 cups of green tea a day - Begins Monday
5) Cutting out coffee - When this jar runs out
melcena: (Wildflowers)
Doing really, really good about not eating after 6pm.

Logging my foods is getting spotty. I'm going to have to work on getting that one into a real habit. As I have for the first time in months spaced and forgotten to put on my FitBit (the first time since I got it) I'm skipping recording today and will begin again tomorrow.

As for my moving more/dance and cleaning hour, I am sick. My darling plague monkey brought me home a cold that has knocked me on my ass. I've spent most of the past 3 days asleep trying to shake it. I made a big can of soup, toasted some bread, and peeled 2 oranges for lunch for the three of us today and I've been on the couch trying to recoup my energy.

I was going to try to add in at least one more change this week but I'm going to hold off until I have these three down.
melcena: (Looking up)
Change 1 has been going well, or it was until the FitBit website did some sort of redesign and borked the Food Log thing. Hopefully it'll be fixed by Monday.

Change 2 is also food related, and I have already begun implementing it. No food after 6pm. On the rare occasions when I feel the need for food after 6pm, I have a Tums and some water. Snacking in the evenings is a big problem for me, recording my food helped me to realize that. Getting out of the habit will help me with weight loss goals and in getting healthier.

Change 3 is sort of a combo change, it's about moving more and working on keeping the house cleaner. For one hour, Monday through Friday, while Sammy is at Kindergarten I crank some bouncy music and clean house while dancing around like a weirdo! I get a lot done, and it is a lot of fun.

Change 1

Apr. 16th, 2012 09:02 am
melcena: (Looking up)
The first change I'm making is food related! Starting today I have begun weighing/measuring and recording everything I eat and drink on the FitBit website.

My eating has been out of control for awhile now. This is the first step to getting it back under control. I need to relearn what a single serving looks like and pay attention to what I'm eating.

I have been mainly using my FitBit to keep track of how I sleep, now I'm using it the way it was intended: to monitor how many calories I burn/how many calories in take in.

I'll post again later in the week to update on my progress!
melcena: (Looking up)
This sounds like something interesting. I've been needing to make some changes around here. So why not change 100 things and post how I do on LJ. I need to change some unhealthy habits, I need to get into healthy ones. I need to get out of this unproductive funk I've been in. I'm not sure right now what every change will be but there are enough things that need changing that it shouldn't be that hard to come up with 100. This will be spanning eating habits, exercise, TV and computer time, reading, making things (quilting, crochet and cooking), cleaning house, and anything else I can think of to improve myself and my life!


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