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BLC45 - WEEK 5 ~ Blog/Reflect on What I'm Doing Right

Monday, February 08, 2021

This blog is to Reflect on What I'm Doing Right during BLC45.

Doing Right:

drinking 6+ glasses of water per day
eating 3-5 servings of freggies per day
checking in with my teammates (MINIONS) at least 3x per week

Still need to get a handle on:

ST - can't do hand exercises as i had surgery in November and in PT to get mobility back; but I could be doing lower body and core work that don't involve hands or arms

Snack foods - still an ongoing battle ~ ~ Salty and Sweet are my downfalls

My Weight - has been climbing since i have had the surgery and been off work because of it. Not getting nearly the amount of movement that i was while working.

Moods - haven't felt like doing much of anything - - combo of being off work, being one-handed, which makes dressing, eating, preparing foods, just about everything off-kilter.

So, I'm doing some things right but need to be doing so much more to right this off-kilter existence and get back on track.

Good news: i'm still here and plugging away.....

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    Focus on what you can do and not what you can't

    Covid took away my favorite forms of exercise but there are always alternatives.

    I can do 4 miles in my house, 1 mile at a time in what my DH calls the "Route of the Confused Squirrel" LOL

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    166 days ago
    I love the phrase that, "Success is failure, turned inside out." Failure is part of success. It is important to me to understand that there will be times in my life when I am injured, sick or unable to do what I can now. But we can always move forward. The members of the squad have taught me that. You are doing well Dee. You are drinking water, checking in with us more often and eating in a more healthy way. Baby steps - keep going! Arthur Ashe, the great tennis player said, "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." emoticon
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    The poem you have a picture of is the same poem a friend of mine gave me when I was a teenager going through an exceptionally difficult break up with a boyfriend. I have remembered it since. Thank you for bringing to the forefront of my mind! I know the slump you are talking about. I’ve been there. Isn’t it amazing how a lack of movement can change our mental status? You are a determined spirit and I know you will get beyond this mood! I know it is cold in most areas right now. I live in Florida. The summers here can get very hot and I don’t want to go outside to walk. I have made a habit of walking everyday regardless of the weather. Much of the time I walk around my house in circles. I’ve been known to walk 7 miles easily doing this. I mention in case that helps you get moving regardless of the weather and it doesn’t involve your hands. Walking has become a lifeline for me and makes all the difference in my mood!
    168 days ago
    Always good to be honest and admit what we need to work on. Good job!
    168 days ago
    Never quit! I like your honest evaluation. emoticon
    168 days ago
    Don't quit
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  • LINDA7677
    Recovery takes time. Just add small changes which will start to add up to great results.
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    I have that problem also. When I worked there were two sets of stairs (2nd to 4th floor) that I went up and down several times a day. Now I have only 14 steps up and down.
    168 days ago
    Keep plugging along..slow and steady wins the race
    168 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11945874
    Exactly! Don't Quit! Do what you're able to do! ..🤗 ... I wish a speedy recovery for you! ...💗..
    168 days ago
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