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Progress, not perfection…

Yesterday, I started using the Lose It! website to track my food and exercise.  I am restricted to 1300 calories a day, which really wasn’t that hard to stick with yesterday but not so much today.  When I was discussing it with Faith she said, “Remember it’s about progress, not perfection.”  She is right, even going over I am sure that my calories are way lower than they’ve been in months.  I am proud of my progress, hopefully it will show up on the scale sometime soon.

So, here’s the progress…

Keeping up Appearances – Day 8: I’ve been doing pretty well with this, I am doing something with my hair every morning.  The earring situation isn’t easy because I don’t have a lot of earrings and the ones I do have make my ears itch if I wear them too long.  I am working on getting more earring for sensitive ears.

Water – Day 6:  I am doing really well.  This is my third day with my new water glass and second day drinking 3 glasses a day (72 ounces).  I feel a bit waterlogged at times and even my heartburn is acting up but I am seeing good benefits too.  When I drink that much water I find that I don’t want to snack as much.  Of course, with all of the extra trips to the restroom who has time to snack.  

Stretching – Day 6: This is the one that I have problems with I start stretching and I get sidetracked and never get a full body stretch session completed.  This is why I need a video or something.  

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One week and counting…

A week into the new year and I think I have been doing pretty well on my non-resolution goals.  It took a few days to sort out what I wanted to do and how to do it but I think I am on course now.  I am sure that my plan of what to do will change along the way and therefore, the how to do it part will change too.  As a close friend from college used to say, “we’ll burn that bridge when we get there.”

Keeping up Appearances – Day 3: still doing well, although I didn’t put earrings in.  I’d love to say that I was giving my sensitive earlobes a break but I really just forgot.  Sticky notes might be needed on the bathroom mirror.  Hmmm, Sully is going to love that.

Today was going to be the day to start a concentrated effort to drink enough water everyday, as well as, start some sort of daily stretching regimen.  I will split up the results, trying to list them together will just be confusing.

Water – Day 1:  I am happy to report that I drank about 48 ounces of water today.  I know I am supposed to be drinking around 64 ounces per day.  Honestly though, and I am so very hesitant to write this, there are some days that I don’t drink water at all, which is amazingly terrible.  That is so bad for me and it’s just a stubborn thing that I haven’t gotten past.  I have twenty more days to change this habit.

Stretching – Day 1:  I did some light stretching this morning.  Long term though I need to find some DVD or You Tube stretching routine to keep me on track.