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Old 05-27-2014, 01:20 AM   #151
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Evening, I have finished all work for my June art show and look forward to taking paintings and paperwork into the gallery tomorrow. It is nice to get work done on two series but a relief to have the obligation done. Still planning what I want to achieve this summer, knowing it will be plein air(outside painting). I have a week and a half till my son graduates from hs, then my time will be a bit more mine. Not as stressed with one huge item now complete.

Dr. Geri, like the hot tea routine, sounds double good for this socially stressful time.

tyla, hope your weekend was good for you, holidays can be challenging.

NO PM snacking
May 18th - Day 1 -Back to a comforting restriction!
May 19th - Day 2 - Feels good
May 20th - Day 3 - Nice routine
May 21st - Day 4 - Doing well at night
May 22nd - Day 5 - Not hungry, but wanted to munch tonight - but didn't.
May 23rd - Day 6 -
May 24th - Day 7 -
May 25th - Day 8 -
May 26th - Day 9 - One day at a time.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:21 PM   #152
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I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 1 - 5/14 Full Glass. Not giving up on my commitment to healthier habits.
Day 2 - 5/16 Full Glass. Miserably stressful day replete with emotional eating, but at least I kept to the challenge.
Day 3 - 5/17 Full Glass.
Day 4 - 5/18 Full Glass. I need to remember that I cannot drink caffeinated iced tea.
Day 5 - 5/19 Full Glass.
Day 6 - 5/20 Full Glass.
Day 7 - 5/21 Full Glass. This challenge is probably too easy, but pretty much the only thing I can manage at the moment.
Day 8 - 5/22 Full Glass. Enjoying more hot decaffeinated green tea at work every day.
Day 9 -5/23 Full Glass. Proud I chose water at the restaurant at lunch.


5/24 Pause. Crazy day. No question my good choices are reciprocally related to my level of stress.
Day 10 - 5/25 Full Glass.
Day 11 - 5/26 Full Glass.

Diana and tyla, you are rockin' it! Jeannie and Jazzy, I'm rooting for you and hoping to hear how you're doing.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:57 PM   #153
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I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 7 - 5/21 Full Glass. This challenge is probably too easy, but pretty much the only thing I can manage at the moment.
Day 8 - 5/22 Full Glass. Enjoying more hot decaffeinated green tea at work every day.
Day 9 -5/23 Full Glass. Proud I chose water at the restaurant at lunch.
5/24 Pause. Crazy day. No question my good choices are reciprocally related to my level of stress.
Day 10 - 5/25 Full Glass.
Day 11 - 5/26 Full Glass.


Day 12 - 5/27 Full Glass.
Day 13 - 5/28 Full Glass. Liking this extra glass of water or mug of tea each day.
Day 14 - 5/29 Full Glass.
5/30 Pause. If at first you don't succeed, try again and fail better.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:44 PM   #154
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Harder to focus on myself this time of year and hard not to pop something in my mouth before thinking. I will be lucky to make it to day 21 at this point. I must add that both snack nights were not eating all night, Two cookies on the 29th and can't remember Tues, but prob something I had bought early that day town shopping for the week. So I think habits have improved using this thread, thank you ladies for being here to support me.

Dr. Geri, Hoping the full glass challenge is helping you through this heavy reception time. Being more mindful is a great start. One day at a time.

tyla and jeannie, How are you doing?

NO PM snacking
May 18th - Day 1 -Back to a comforting restriction!
May 19th - Day 2 - Feels good
May 20th - Day 3 - Nice routine
May 21st - Day 4 - Doing well at night
May 22nd - Day 5 - Not hungry, but wanted to munch tonight - but didn't.
May 23rd - Day 6 -
May 24th - Day 7 -
May 25th - Day 8 -
May 26th - Day 9 - One day at a time.
May 27th Pause Day #1
May 28th - Day 10
May 29th Pause Day #2
May 30th - Day 11 -Had a nice big glass of ice water
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:33 PM   #155
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I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 9 -5/23 Full Glass. Proud I chose water at the restaurant at lunch.
5/24 Pause. Crazy day. No question my good choices are reciprocally related to my level of stress.
Day 10 - 5/25 Full Glass.
Day 11 - 5/26 Full Glass.
Day 12 - 5/27 Full Glass.
Day 13 - 5/28 Full Glass. Liking this extra glass of water or mug of tea each day.
Day 14 - 5/29 Full Glass.
5/30 Pause. If at first you don't succeed, try again and fail better.


Day 15 - 5/31 Full Glass. Thank goodness I am doing a water challenge and not a minimizing sweets challenge, because today I did not make good choices to nourish my body.

Diana, keep on truckin'!
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:24 PM   #156
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Dr Geri, Finally recovered from art reception, hs graduation and reception and garden catch up. Trying to get back to normal for the summer. Wondering how you are doing and if you're almost done for the year? I am considering doing 21 days of some healthy habit and would really enjoy it more if you were to join me. Will check back to see if you are around.

Hi 3 fat chick bloggers, if this looks good to you, let me know and I would join in on the challenge - so will check back every few days, Thanks.

Have a great week everyone!
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:41 PM   #157
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Diana, congratulations on surviving the receptions for graduation and art exhibition! It sounds like you've been as busy as I have. I am 90% done for the year, trying to gather my remaining energy for the final push. Then I am off for a three-state trip.

I'm so sorry I dropped off the challenge thread. The end of the season has been emotional, stressful, and full of terrible food choices for me.

I'm not sure what kind of challenge I can commit to given that I'm about to leave for several weeks, and I won't be able to check in every day with my progress. But I would like to get back on the horse. So I will go back to my Just One challenge. Just one sweet after lunch and one sweet after dinner. This remains a stumbling block for a permitter like me, and would be great if I could maintain while on my trip.

Diana and other TFC friends, what's your newest challenge going to be?
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:25 AM   #158
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Day 1 - June 21st - minimum of 20 mins of exercise (completed)- With the stress this is the best challenge. I still have been getting extremely tired so will allow 3 cheat days. Both dog and son had to go to the Dr last Monday and have been on antibiotics. College trip and registration next week, trying to get organized and figure out what needs to get accomplished.

Dr. Geri, have you made it to the end of the term? Your three state tour sounds lovely and much needed. Something simple is all I can handle now also, so just do the best for your health and enjoy your well deserved vacation.

Hi chicks, what's your newest challenge going to be?

Have a good weekend!
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:31 PM   #159
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My challenge: minimum of 20 mins of exercise - allow 3 cheat days

Day 2- June 22nd - started the day with 20 mins of aerobics, this is a nice way, a feel good afterwards, even with resistance to start. Glad to have this challenge!
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:51 PM   #160
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Can I join or is it too late? I want to go to the gym 3 times a week every week no matter what
Day 1 was a fail I had to cover unexpectedly because we fired someone at work but I have it fixed for next week
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:13 PM   #161
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Welcome skittles, You can start any time and restart as needed. I think of this as a way to be more accountable, it seems to work on changing one small habit, which can lead for me to better overall behavior. Going to the gym 3 times a week sounds like a great habit to work on.

My challenge: minimum of 20 mins of exercise - allow 3 cheat days

Day 3- June 23rd-got 30 mins of aerobics in this am, good way to start the morning.

Anyone can join this challenge at any time, give it a try.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:25 PM   #162
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My challenge: minimum of 20 mins of exercise - allow 3 cheat days

Day 3- June 23rd-got 30 mins of aerobics in this am, good way to start the morning.
Day 4 - June 24th another dvd session in the a.m.
Day 5 - June 25th a nice walk with my dog this morning.

Hi All, I Have a three day trip and hope to be able to keep up this challenge while on the move and at another location. So I will be away till Sunday. Put in the good fight and I'll be back soon.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:31 PM   #163
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My challenge: minimum of 20 mins of exercise - allow 3 cheat days

Day 3- June 23rd-got 30 mins of aerobics in this am, good way to start the morning.
Day 4 - June 24th another dvd session in the a.m.
Day 5 - June 25th a nice walk with my dog this morning.
Day 6 - June 26th, 30 mins in am and a pm swim.
Day 7 - June 27th, walked a lot today.
June 28th 1st cheat day(traveling and pooped)
June 29th - 2nd cheat day(recovering)
Day 8 - June 30th - 30 min am walk with my dog. It was chilly and felt invigorating to be walking outside.

Any body else up for a challenge, come join!
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:49 AM   #164
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I will gladly join anyone who would like to do this challenge.


Please find me on another thread or send me a private message.

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Old 07-05-2014, 12:58 PM   #165
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I will try to remember to write everything down for 21 days
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