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I'm counting on August being a great month!

Monday, August 01, 2011

My new goals for this month stem off a weekend challenge. I joined a new team with active challenges and I strive when I get involved with this type of activity. It has been a while since I've been in a challenging team so this will be fun!
I realize I don't get enough fruit in my diet so my first challenge is to get 2 fruits a day. I figured 2 was a good number since it will be a challenge but a manageable one. I am great with vegetables, but I will also make it a point to count what I do get and make sure there are a minimum of 3 a day. This will give me 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. I want to make sure every day is set to a reasonable number. Some days I blow this number out of the water and other days I probably come short. My focus will be consistency for the month with fruits and vegetables. I'm moving back to smaller goals that will make a positive difference.
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On the food challenge I'm also limiting my sugary treats. I have been out of control lately so I'm going to fill this void with the sweet taste of fruits. Who knows maybe I'll be adding more fruit sooner!
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Exercise has also fallen by the wayside so I'm going to also strive for consistency with this goal. I'm not going to be too specific with the cardio goal today because I have an appointment to get the results to my Foot MRI and blood tests. These results will hopefully give me a go ahead to get back out on the pavement! I love to walk and with this so limited I've slumped at everything else. I will definitely add bicycling for a cardio workout too as long as I can. If my foot has a stress fracture I don't know what limitations I may have.

I will do strength exercises at least 2 times a week - I'll shoot for three down the road. I may get into a good rhythm and move it up sooner, but again I want to make this a small step. I'm going with the two steps forward mentality.
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For now these are my goals - I'm feeling more positive than I have recently so I'm counting on August being a great month!
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    Just hope you go off the sugary food slow. what you do is taper down and have peanut butter and a smaller amout of sugar (peanut butter will curb the appetite for sugar.) and that will help you. also you cant go cold turkey off chocolate or coffee, for you can get a very bad withdrawal headache and even dizzy. (Been there) Soem people go down to Dark special mini chocolate bars. (Its what I am working down on. (Choclate can prevent migraines and its also good for you, because it helps with dilating the veins in the brain! With dark choclate it has a higher level of antioxidants too, which help prevent headaches. And as you wean yourself off any substance; go to a smaller amount. But never go off anything fast or fully overnight! (To go off anything fully, take scullcap, also spelled skullcap. Its a mild sedative which also feeds your brain the nutrients the brain needs when going off any foods. Plus its a food for the brain; but never go off any chemical overnight! ( Skullcap got me off of Inderal and diazepan in two days . I took that for my nerves were bad) . Good luck!
    3451 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6758122
    emoticon emoticon I KNOW you can do it !
    3490 days ago
    You are going to MAKE IT HAPPEN this August!

    Woo hoo!


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  • DEE107
    sounds like adding more fruit to your plan is a good thing
    3494 days ago
    If you're anything like me, you'll feel so much better after getting your 5+ servings a day. Good for you!
    3495 days ago
    It sounds like you have what you need. Let's get going and see what we can do this month. emoticon I want to get 20 lbs. off by the first of Nov. emoticon I'm going on a cruise with my sister-in-laws.
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    3495 days ago
    Looks like a plan for success! emoticon emoticon
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  • WILLOW49
    You have set some very good goals! Good luck in achieving them all!
    3495 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9786087
    Sounds reasonable, doable and like a plan for success!!
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