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My 5% 2018 Fall Challenge Motivation Homework

Thursday, September 13, 2018

emoticonWin Today & Win Tomorrow Check List
Wake up 5:30-6:30
Take dogs out
Morning routine=bathroom,brush teeth, WI, get dressed etc
Check Emails
Check on Farmville Game
Hot Green Tea
Senior Exercise Class on Monday & Wednesday
Check on at home senior man and take a meal on Monday after class
Breakfast at 10:00
Start Drinking my Water & keeping track of it
Hot Green Tea
Household chores/take dogs out/watch morning/afternoon TV programs
Lunch 2:00
Hot Green Tea
Short Afternoon nap if needed
Read my book or newspaper
Take dogs out
Supper at 6:00
Hot Green Tea
Check in with Support friends
Enter all Tracker totals
Nightly TV
Take dogs out
Small snack if needed
Lights out by 10:30
This is pretty much my days. I will be adding exercise in on other days for the challenge trying for 8-9:00 or thereabouts. I do make lists for the upcoming days and list appointments on a dry erase board. I am probably on Social Media too much but they both work my mind and keep it active. I learn a lot in researching, from others and articles,blogs I read.

emoticon10 Reasons I want to lose weight
1. Because I can
2. Walk better
3. Relieve pains in hips & legs
4 Lower risks of disease(heart attack, diabetes, cancer)
5. Fit in smaller size clothing.
6. Sleep better
7. Improved blood work
8. More flexibility
9. Extend my life
10. Make my husband & daughter proud plus ME !!!

emoticonTrigger & Red Light Foods
1. Chocolate be it cookies, candy, cake, brownies, pie
2. Ice Cream
3 Pizza
4. Pecan Pie
5. Almond Joy & Mounds Candy Bars

I will eat if it is available most times so my strategy is not to buy it in the first place. My husband is really bad for "on sale" items or 5 for $5.00 and brings things into the house. I am getting much better with not searching the pantry for these items and I have him take them to the basement where it is hard for me to get to with the stairs.
I have found that if I am overly stressed I might want some comfort food but not the trigger foods listed above. I would rather have biscuits & gravy, mac & cheese, chicken & dumplings or pinto beans & cornbread. Those foods seem to sooth me.
I rarely eat fast food but I do go out with friends occasionally. I research the restaurant first and stick with my preplanned choice.
I am most likely to reach for a "red light" food late at night. I am trying to replace those habits with having nothing or a healthy alternative.

1. Cave in to sweets
---Don't buy them, keep out of sight, allow and plan for once a week in food plan

2. Traveling trips with seniors
----this one is harder because a lot of our meals are already planned and we have no choice. On the continental breakfast I could stick with eggs, toast, yogurt and fruit. Lunches at fast food usually offer some type of salad. Dinner will be hit & miss.

3. Energy to exercise
----------Surely I can get out and get a walk in for 20-30 minutes whether I feel like a LS recording or not.

Keep on keeping on & you will get better as you change your habits.

emoticon FYI What Spark Defines as Exercise

I only count my intentional exercise.

emoticon Light Your Fire
What can you tell yourself every morning that will give you a sense of purpose for your day?
You've got this Diane

What can you tell yourself when you are thinking of skipping a walk or a workout?
Get it done now and be done with it

Is there something you can tell yourself when you are reaching for that second helping or that cookie?
Do I really need this? No, I choose not to have it.

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