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barbiecatbarbiecat Posts: 13,469Member Member Posts: 13,469Member Member

I love the feeling of a new month and the chance to make a fresh start. My journey to health and fitness has been so great with all of you to share it with me. You add so much to my life by telling the story of your life.

If you made goals or resolutions for April, how did you do?
What goals or resolutions have you made for May?

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April Resolutions (with end of the month comments)
*daily meditation--almost every day
*SWSY twice a week--almost never

May Resolutions
*keep doing the things that have been working (walking, drinking water, logging food and exercise, riding the exercise bike, dancing, reading this thread, meditating, pulling weeds)

My word for 2019 is "pause".

petting-poodle-smiley-emoticon.gif Barbie from NW WA

The reason most people fail instead of succeed is that they trade what they want the MOST for what they want at the MOMENT.



  • drkatiebugdrkatiebug Posts: 1,506Member Member Posts: 1,506Member Member
    Yay! Thanks, Barbie!
  • janetr7476janetr7476 Posts: 3,872Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,872Member, Premium Member
    Thank you, Barbie, for always shepherding us along. I appreciate all the effort put in to keeping us going forward and encouraging each of us.

    Its hard to believe it's May.

    Love you my friends <3

    Janetr OKC
    edited May 2019
  • coastalgosgalcoastalgosgal Posts: 2,852Member Member Posts: 2,852Member Member
    Thank you Barbie, our fearless leader! We love you!
  • margaretturkmargaretturk Posts: 3,550Member Member Posts: 3,550Member Member
    Happy May Day!
    Thanks Barbie!
  • linder4866linder4866 Posts: 7,222Member Member Posts: 7,222Member Member
  • auntiebkauntiebk Posts: 1,079Member Member Posts: 1,079Member Member
    Beth good to hear from you, safe travels!
    Lanette thanks for that video. Those gals are inspiring!
    Kim just had to quote your entire response to mllegordon:
    GodMomKim wrote: »
    Mllegordon - the ultimate goal is to stop dieting and make the lifestyle changes to keep us each healthy, maybe different choices of food, and/or different quantities of food, more activity, new skills for dealing with stress, loneliness, boredom. I expect to still be checking in the week i die. this is a new lifestyle.
    Wise words and true!
    Julie "...but when evening comes I'm so tired..." That was me before I retired. It helped me to pre-make as much of the evening meal as possible in the morning when my energy is high. Then I could just throw it together, even faster than heating up a frozen meal. To insert a mindful pause between the end of dinner and compulsive TV watching snacking, I'll end a meal with a few almonds. The chew and crunch are satisfying and seem to ease the sugar cravings.
    Heather your "motivation" post was spot on. Thank you for the thoughtful sharing of your 7 year journey. Your words are the magic dust!
    Machka Glasses look great! "Plan" vs "Reality" Amen!
    Lisa in AR great comments about choices and the negative inner voice. Was good for me to hear too!
    KJ I've had the car for 3 years now, 2 more years and she's paid off. If it weren't for the new roof we need, I'd trade her in for a Jeep. Will have to think about renaming her, that might help.
    Katla while you're waiting for the pyrethrin, could diatomaceous earth help with the bugs? Or might it damage the rugs?
    Bella B :love: "not losing weight.."
    Kay your truth about throwing out the dried up veggies jerked a big HAH out of me. Our lying voices are in cahoots!
    Michelle what about baby's breath for Pigpen's dust storm?
    Welcome mllegordon, audreygal.

    April results and May plan later.

    Later and Lighter, lovelies!
    f8qt1s098sxm.gifBarbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
    walk one more step 19/30, 60 g protein 26/30, rx/vits 25.5/30, meditate 8/30, knee exercises 8/30, SWSY 0/30, play with Tumble 18/30, hang up or purge art 0/4 AF 20/30.
    Word for 2019: "GOOD" good attitude, good food, good times, good choices, good enough, feel good, GOOD!
    04/30: LT: weed part way around vegetable bed-Y MT: CFRFPD minutes-still N :( ST: laundry mountain-3/4 Y call Ray-Y
  • klanders30klanders30 Posts: 2,544Member Member Posts: 2,544Member Member
    Thanks barbie for leading the way. And happy May B)

    Goals for April
    1. Stretch and embrace the social - A+
    2. Manage busy work month positively - A+
    2. Clear out the back yard - C+
    3. No eating after 7 pm - B+
    4. Get thee to thy gym - D+

    New and not so new goals for May

    1. Stretch and embrace my social self

    2. Handle busy work month with grace, confidence and positivity

    3. No eating after 7 pm

    4. Continue journaling and embrace change.

    I’m going to look at the “I deserve a donut app” and I am going to go for walks in the sunshine. The reality of May is, it is my “high season”. I have to grab little opportunities to move, climb stairs, park further away.


  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 647Member Member Posts: 647Member Member
    thanks Barbara for the practical tips. I'll keep them in mind. I sometimes have a warm homemade (possibly chocolate) soy milk. that helps.
    edited May 2019
  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 647Member Member Posts: 647Member Member
    It's nice to read everyone's posts. I'm not sure how many we are on this board. So many it's hard to get a feeling for all. It's nice to have such an active board, with posts throughout the day.

    Goals for May

    1. Lose at least a kilo (2.2 lbs)
    2. Track all
    3. Average 1100 calories net
    4. At least 30 min exercise 6 days a week (can by gym, walking, steps or other)
    5. Five minutes meditation 6 days a week

    6. Average at least 30 min/day of filing/cleaning
    7. Make appointment with dentist 1. dentist 2 and acupuncturist
    8. Consider doing art or music in evening or in break/downtime instead of going online/tv.
    9. Post things I'm grateful here daily.

    10.a Spend at least 2h/day on long term writing project
    10b.produce at least 2 pages per day
    10c. Send 20 pages a week to corrector.
    10d. 100 pages by end of month (at present I have 17 pages quite finished plus parts elsewhere to consolidate).
    11a. Take care of at least one short term (1 pagish) writing or administrative task/bill.
    11b. Make a list of short term tasks, etc and prioritise them, and do them.
  • Machka9Machka9 Posts: 15,737Member Member Posts: 15,737Member Member
    Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
    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
    Oct-18 ... 230.8 km (143.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
    Nov-18 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 30 hours 3 minutes
    Dec-18 ... 285.2 km (177.2 miles) = 37 hours 49 minutes
    Jan-19 ... 241.6 km (150.1 miles) = 27 hours 2 minutes
    Feb-19 ... 175.5 km (109 miles) = 19 hours 8 minutes
    Mar-19 ... 170.3 km (105.8 miles) = 28 hours 21 minutes
    Apr-19 ... 160.3 km (99.6 miles) = 25 hours 4 minutes

    Goal: More than April. Actually, it looks like I kinda need to step up my game. I haven't cracked 30 hours of exercise in a month yet this year!! Health ... I need health!!

    Blank slate!!

    2019 Monthly May
    Walking Distance (km):
    Walking Time (min):
    Cycling Distance (km):
    Cycling Time (min):
    Stairs Climbed Number:
    Stairs Climbed Time (min):
    Other Distance:
    Other Time:

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

    Machka in Oz
    edited May 2019
  • Nerys52Nerys52 Posts: 82Member Member Posts: 82Member Member
    I am 59. Homebound with illnesses ( See profile)
    I did not start this time. I had severe flu in mid March could eat very little, could not drink much, few weeks and lost weight several kg. Recovery was very slow. Lost my appetite and food cravings. So have to watch my nutrition.
    Only able to do bits of non - tiring exercise like 5 to 9 minutes.
    I do 1300 calories a day, log in daily. Like to cook, used to collect cookbooks but stopped in mid 30s. Also liked to do some baking but now is only at holiday season or few times something really small like a 2 person mini pie.
    Have many hobbies to keep busy but have not done much yet, no energy. Catching up on housekeeping slowly
    still somehow manage do my own housekeeping in small bits. Can do very little in garden and patio.
    Getting very near to 10% weight loss.And then on to next 10% etc.
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