:) Seasons are changing in October. Autumn is emerging in the Northern Hemisphere and spring is showing up in the Southern Hemisphere. Change in the seasons can inspire changes in health and fitness routines. I hope all of ours can be changes for the better.
How did you do with your goals and resolutions for September?

What goals and resolutions do you have for October?

My journey to health and fitness has been successful in large part to the support I've gotten from the women on the "Women Ages 50+" thread. Thank you to all of you who have supported and encouraged me and welcome to all who are joining us for the first time.

Don't forget to bookmark this page so you can find it again.

My word for 2018 is "tenacity".

Resolutions for September (with end of the month comments)
*keep following the doctor's directions (every day)
*log food and water daily (every day)

Resolutions for October
*gradually increase exercise
*work harder on scanning project
*plant new bulbs

81824br5uyrfrsr.gif Barbie from beautiful NW Washington



  • fanncy0626
    fanncy0626 Posts: 6,401 Member
    Thanks Barbie <3

    Michele- thanks for your feedback I made all relevant changes!

  • barbiecat
    barbiecat Posts: 15,660 Member
    :)Mary, you were so wise to ask your friends on this thread to proofread your letter. Michele did a great job of pointing out the few tiny issues that needed to be cleared up. Good luck on the presentation of your letter.
  • fanncy0626
    fanncy0626 Posts: 6,401 Member
    Barbie- thanks! I have never been in front of a city council before. I have no problem teaching 8th graders but public speaking scares me. At least I now have a letter that thanks to Michele should speak for itself! I'm happy to hear about the progress you are making with your back!

  • margaretturk
    margaretturk Posts: 4,564 Member
    Thanks Barbie!

    Will post goals tomorrow. Getting late and past bedtime.
  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 5,896 Member
    Thank you, Barbie!

    Rori I watched Anthony Bourdain, too. Loved the cheese caves. And the little cartoon. <3

    Karen in Virginia
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,433 Member
    September's Recap ...

    2018 Monthly September
    Walking Distance (km): 90.1
    Walking Time (min): 927.0
    Cycling Distance (km): 171.6
    Cycling Time (min): 501.5
    Stairs Climbed Number: 104.0
    Stairs Climbed Time (min): 83.2


    Total Distance (km): 261.7
    Total Distance (miles): 162.6
    Total Time (min): 1511.7
    Total Time (hr): 25:11:41

    One September highlight was running a 5 km event, another was the fact that my husband and I were able to get out for a few short bicycle rides. I've also been progressing through my university course ... down to the last 3 assignments. And I haven't entirely gone crazy with my husband's care situation ... almost ... but not entirely.


    First day of October today, and October presented us with a pretty decent spring day. It has been spring for a month already, but we haven't had a lot of decent spring weather in that time. Today, however, I was walking in shirt-sleeves, the wind wasn't too bad, and the sun was out! :)

    Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of running)
    Mar-15 … 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    Apr-15 … 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May-15 … 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    Jun-15 … 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-15 … 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug-15 … 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov-15 … 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec-15 … 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan-16 … 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb-16 … 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    Mar-16 … 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    Apr-16 … 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
    May-16 … 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    Jun-16 … 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    Jul-16 … 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug-16 … 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov-16 … 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec-16 … 511.05 km (317.55 miles) = 52 hours 2 min
    Jan-17 … 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
    Feb-17 … 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
    Mar-17 … 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min
    Apr-17 … 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
    May-17 … 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
    Jun-17 … 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-17 … 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
    Aug-17 … 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
    Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
    Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min
    Nov-17 … 427.0 km (265.3 miles) = 50 hours 4 min
    Dec-17 … 553.5 km (343.9 miles) = 52 hours 12 min
    Jan-18 … 590.2 km (366.7 miles) = 57 hours 49 min
    Feb-18 … 826.9 km (513.8 miles) = 57 hours 35 min
    Mar-18 … 582.01 km (361.6 miles) = 50 hours 11 min
    Apr-18 … 176.23 km (109.5 miles) = 29 hours 47 min
    May -18 … 167.6 km (104.1 miles) = 29 hours 08 min
    June-18 … 349.9 km (217.4 miles) = 36 hours 58 minutes
    July-18 ... 324.2 km (201.5 miles) = 24 hours 26 minutes
    Aug-18 ... 210.1 km (130.6 miles) = 25 hours 59 minutes
    Sep-18 ... 261.7 km (162.6 miles) = 25 hours 11 minutes

    Pretty consistent the last 3 months since my husband has been home from the hospital ... right around the 24/25 hour point. Maybe I'll get a bit more exercise in this month.

    Past Octobers:
    Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min

    Ready to roll ... or walk ... or run ... as the case may be.

    2018 Monthly October
    Walking Distance (km): 0
    Walking Time (min): 0
    Cycling Distance (km): 0
    Cycling Time (min): 0
    Stairs Climbed Number: 0
    Stairs Climbed Time (min): 0

    Total Distance (km): 0
    Total Distance (miles): 0
    Total Time (min): 0
    Total Time (hr): 0

    Machka in Oz
  • fanncy0626
    fanncy0626 Posts: 6,401 Member
    edited October 2018
    Margaret- thanks! I hope all goes well and we can head back to Arizona soon. I really don't want to have to stay longer because we have to go to court. I can't believe how cold it has been lately. Hopefully it will warm up this week! Stay warm :)
  • spikeyhair
    spikeyhair Posts: 2,066 Member
    Thanks Barbie for new thread

    OKIE belated happy birthday
    HEATHER happy birthday for tomorrow and hope you hear good news re house sale

    Had some sad news at the weekend my SIL has early onset dementia, feel so sorry for her and of course my brother who is the most patient caring person I know. They live in North Wales so I can't be much help. So with this and my 2 friends who are both very ill, I'm stressed and what happens when I'm stressed, I get the munchies, so weight is creeping up. Need to stop.

    Nice event coming to Liverpool this week, we have a return visit by the Giants from French company Royal de Luxe, this is the third and last visit. I will try to post a link and will post pics next week

    Kate <3
  • fanncy0626
    fanncy0626 Posts: 6,401 Member
    edited October 2018
    Viv- I love the way you describe the relationship between you and Leah! As you may know I gave my daughter my dog Shep for a three week trial period. I think when I go into town tomorrow I am going to let her know that I am taking him back with me. I think not having him around is making me really cranky!! Amazing how much animals affect people.

    Kate- (((Hugs)))

  • spikeyhair
    spikeyhair Posts: 2,066 Member
    edited October 2018
  • spikeyhair
    spikeyhair Posts: 2,066 Member
    If you google liverpool giants 2014 you can see pics of the last visit sorry to go on about this but I'm like a kid when these events come round lol
  • klanders30
    klanders30 Posts: 2,569 Member
    Barbie love the autumn pics and the encouragement <3

    Janet OKC I like your attitude "onward and downward", :)

    Okie sounds like a great way to celebrate a birthday :)

    Here are September goals with comments:

    1. Exercise in some way everyday--HIT
    2. Stretch every day--Miss
    3. Meal prep and eat home cooked food and coffee--HIT
    4. Log my food—Big Miss
    5. Journal every day about gratitude and tasks--HIT

    Looks like I have to work at logging, I think it will help me get to that goal of maintenance weight before winter that I am aiming for. Journaling is an awesome habit for me and I’m looking forward to continuing this positive step. I just need to create a trigger (like Barbie talks about) to initiate stretching first thing in the a.m.

    On the positive side, my meal prepping is keeping me satisfied so I’m just not eating at night like I was this summer. I have a fairly moderate dinner before 6 p.m. and stop eating at that point. I’ll take that as real progress for me.

    Looking forward to taking it one day at a time through October with all of you.

  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,433 Member
    In case you were wondering ... September 2018 weather in Tasmania ...


    M in Oz
  • auntiebk
    auntiebk Posts: 2,015 Member
    Thanks Barbie for this thread and your inspiration! Beautiful, colorful pics :)
    Rye Thanks! Advil and Chiro have had a good effect on the rib. Will test it out on the floor tomorrow morning ;)
    Katla Neither could I log into mfp from my phone yesterday after it's been warning me for a few days that it would force a password change. Neither do I log into MFP using facebook, (nor even my email address) but stick with my original mfp screen name. Went to my pc and it didn't like any of the passwords I remembered, so I clicked the "forgot password link", opened the email, followed the link and changed the password BACK TO WHAT I HAD IT ORIGINALLY. It worked on the pc and now I can log in from my phone too. Hope this works for you!
    Lanette their undercoats are very soft, the guard hairs are a little coarser, not so silky, still pleasant to stroke.
    Welcome Deb and congrats on your progress!
    Allie and Tracey, Touched by an Angel was great. Wish there were more shows like it today, thankful for YouTube.
    Okie, Belated best birthday wishes! Your DH must really love you to give you such a present ;)
    Mary, go get 'em gal! Must confess to a sigh of relief at your decision to reclaim Shep. ;}
    Viv "cheekier by the day" BIG smile. https://www.amazon.com/Chuckit-Glow-Bright-Playtime-Night/dp/B00QT4I274/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1538383938&sr=8-4&keywords=chuckit+glow
    Michele thought I was a fair proofreader, but you left me in the dust! Well done!
    Kate thanks for the links, was having trouble imagining the French Giants (other than Andre).
    Suebdew safe travels home!
    Rori so sad about Anthony Bourdain. We never know what's in another's heart.

    September stats
    daily: 60g protein=87% one more step than monthly average=90%, meditate=30%, knee exercises=30%, vit&rx27%.
    4x week: core=17%, walk Tumble=30%.
    SWSY Mondays and Thursdays=0%,
    One piece of art up or purged per week=25%

    In October I intend to bring those percentages UP!

    Lighter, lovelies!
    f8qt1s098sxm.gifBarbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD.
    60 g protein 26/30, vits 8/30, meditate 8/30, walk one more step 27/30, knee exercises 8/30, core 5/16, walk Tumble 9/16 times, SWSY 0/8, hang up or purge art 2!, AF 19/30.