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Going for a goal

Sunday, August 19, 2012

So I just passed my 49th birthday a week ago. I started a Fit by Fifty journal on my computer a year ago. And guess where I am today? Exactly where I was a year ago. I looked at my weight chart, and I'm still in the same place. I have varied in the last year by just a few pounds. Which tells me my body is very comfortable right where it's at.

I feel like crap right now. My joints hurt, and I'm tired all the time. I don't seem to get enough sleep, and for the last 2 yrs I've been working on a master's degree. I now have 1 semester left to go.

I want things to change this year. I don't want to focus on the numbers, I want to focus on feeling better.

I just finished reading the Skinny Rules by Bob Harper. In my calorie counting, I'm going to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables, and lean protein. I just want to not hurt so badly. If somone has any ideas for reducing joint pain, I'd like to hear it. My hips just ache a lot. I'm a nurse, so I'm on my feet a lot. I wear good shoes, but this achiness just doesn't want to go away. It's not really painful, just annoying. I don't want to take a walk at the end of the day. I end up taking Motrin or Tylenol a lot, and I'd like to get away from that.
I'm going to try more yoga.

Well, that's it for now. I hope to get on here and blog more often. I like Spark People. I use My Fitness Pal to keep track of calories because it's easier, but I find all the motivating articles, etc on here to be very interesting. I just need to do it, instead of letting the stress of daily living stop me.
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    You've got a lot on your plate right now. Good for you for getting your schooling in. It's time to start working on the other areas of your life. Good luck to you.
    2743 days ago
    Hey - congratulations on the Master's emoticon ! When you work and have a big undertaking like Master's work, it's hard to find time for your health. Take the time to recognize your accomplishments, and recognize that you deserve good health! Yoga sounds wonderful - something I've always wanted to try but haven't, so good for you! emoticon
    2744 days ago
    I like the idea of a journal. You saw exactly what happened in a year. Maybe those weren't the results you wanted, but at least now you know the truth on paper. Continue with your journal and looking forward to the changes. Sorry I can't help you with the pain as I am not in the medical field. emoticon
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