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Journal #5 - BLC-14

Monday, October 11, 2010

emoticon What are your biggest obstacles in your path, the biggest challenges you must overcome on your journey? And what is your plan for getting around, over, past, or through them?

If it is eating, maybe it is time you started a menu plan. If it is a certain type of food, how will you avoid it? If it is exercise, how will you schedule your day? If it is attitude.. what will you do to support yourself? PLAN TO SUCCEED... AND YOU WILL!!

Oh boy, I’ve got a lot to work on, just don’t know where to start.

I just finished a challenge to track our Sodium. That was tough, trying to stay in calorie range AND Sodium. I know in my case, I need to keep my Cholesterol in range and I seem to be doing okay with that. I hadn’t even thought about keeping the other nutrients in range, just calories. I’ve learned from this challenge.

**Keep calories & cholesterol & any others nutrients of importance (check w doctor)

Another problem I have are family meals. I usually eat at my scheduled time, which various from the family (dh & mom). I track my meals for the week.

My husband and I use to make weekly menus; we didn’t over spend or buy more food than what we needed. (plus our freezer didn’t get over packed re-buying what we already have). We used to make out our menu on Thursday and bought what groceries we needed for the next week.

We cleaned out our freeze yesterday. I asked him how much did he think we threw away. He said he didn’t want to think about it. We had 3 garbage bags full: boxed foods, frozen meats, packages of veggies, etc. Some of it is foods I don’t eat. I’m picky. My husband does the grocery shopping.

I get tempted. DH will ask if I want lasagna or roast, potato etc for supper. I already have my menu made out! Let me know days before, at least.

**Temptation.

I do pretty well with my exercise routine. I’m retired and SAHD (stay at home daughter - caregiver for my mom). I have to schedule my exercises, showers, eating, etc in between tending to my mom (wash up, her exercises, meals).

**Patience/attitude.

What will I do to support myself…..Hummm, let’s see.

~~Keep tracking my foods and making my menu a week ahead.

~~Have another good talk with my husband about meals. (this will be the hard one to conquer)

~~I can read books on patience and attitude and pray a lot. I know not to pray for patience as God will give you reason to want patience….I already have reasons. I’ll pray for guidance and help with my attitude when I’m having a bad day.
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  • JENS_DOIN_IT
    WoW Courti! What you put into this Blog!! I'm so glad you were able to learn from this challenge! After all, isn't that why they are called challenges? You have to challenge yourself to try new things, explore new areas of health, and whatever else may come along! I know we may say it a lot....but we are all here to help and support one another!!
    3792 days ago
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    You are making great progress! I know you can do it.
    You are a very encouraging person and you will be able to do this!
    3792 days ago
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  • LAMBOFHISFLOCK
    Courti, you are making such GREAT progress. I just wanted to remind you to cheer for yourself and realize all you ARE doing!! You are AMAZING! Don't let yourself get overwhelmed with everything.. you don't need to do everything at once. YOU ROCK!
    3792 days ago
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