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WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR SEPTEMBER 2019

barbiecatbarbiecat Posts: 13,203Member Member Posts: 13,203Member Member
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:) Welcome to a great place to get encouragement and support on your journey to weight loss, health, and fitness.

:) The name of the thread is "Women Ages 50+" but all women are welcome.

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weight-lifting-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.

My word for 2019 is "pause".

My ongoing resolutions for each day:
*drink 8 glasses of water
*log food and exercise
*meditate for at least 10 minutes
*walk at least 10,000 steps
*seek every opportunity to be active
*read this thread
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  • lhscapillhscapil Posts: 1,649Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,649Member, Premium Member
    Thank you Barbie! <3

    Lanette
    SW WA State
  • okiewoman510okiewoman510 Posts: 821Member, Premium Member Posts: 821Member, Premium Member
    Thank you Barbie for keeping us moving forward.

    Happy September Ladies!!

    Okie in the TX Hill Country
  • fanncy0626fanncy0626 Posts: 5,829Member Member Posts: 5,829Member Member
    Barbie - thanks for keeping us going!
  • Machka9Machka9 Posts: 14,970Member Member Posts: 14,970Member Member
    Thanks Barbie
  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 590Member Member Posts: 590Member Member
    Hi everyone,

    @barbiecat thanks for starting us off this month! I'm with you for logging all and meditating at least 10 minutes!

    @LyndaBss hi! congratulations on your weightless progress.

    @drkatiebug do you have low-cal healthy snacks to possibly dissuade you from Chex, etc? I find sometimes when I eat something healthy first I crave the other stuff much less.

    @Machka9 you have a lot going on. What are those organisational questions from? it reminds me of a book that I only skimmed about how to care for family members.

    @janetr7476 there's a lot to be said for accepting oneself as one is.

    @ginnytez I agree with old bones. I rather wish I had been more precious with mine.

    I have long/always avoided intense sports w fair risk of falls, crashes (horse-riding, downhill skiing, skydiving) afraid of breaking (knowing people with big breaks, accidents, and knowing that micro fractures is a thing), but I did plenty of dancing for a few years w lots of jumpy movements and also started to quite enjoy running in my late forties while going out with an avid runner for a few years, and also afterwards for several years till last year. at an ex-ray of my foot last year the x-ray person said that I seemed to have used my foot a lot or have jumped a lot or something like that, but wouldn't explain further, unfortunately. I wish she had told me how she could tell. maybe lacking cartilage? whatever it is that makes bones age. I was very athletic in my 20s and early 30s. in my early 20s there was one period when I'd do 8h sport on days off and 3h on work days. I was very big on swimming laps for a long time, and lots of walking. I know they are good sports but maybe even a bit too many hours.

    I probably need to see a specialist. Rheumatologist? probably.

    I don't feel like my knee is getting better. I know it takes time but it sort of feels like week 1. I read that sometimes crutches are needed to keep from putting pressure on knee. I feel like often if I walk just a little it's not ideal. not super-painful but it doesn't feel like it's doing great things. Yesterday I just walked to the café and back 10 min plus 5 min in grocery store, and then in evening, 5 min to bus, 2 min from bus, 15 min waiting, 15 min standing to say good bye, 10 min to bus, 5 min to bus: very light, slow walking. here people (including doctors) are not around much in august. I'll see the 2 gps next week and hopefully get a recommendation for a good rheumatologist, and I guess meniscus tear is common enough that the GPs might know something about it.
  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 590Member Member Posts: 590Member Member
    This city really empties out from late July til late august. I was somewhat on my own and rather enjoyed not having many appointments and meetings and meeting up with the odd friend here and there that I don't have so much time to meet up with, and having time to drink a coffee in the café day after day and sketch the building or coffee cup and browse the cheap newspaper at the bar (slightly right wing newspaper: supporting Macron who is economically right wing and socially left, I guess). Now people are coming back.

    Some of you know I have been very uneasy with my uncool unethical phd advisor (replacement as the one I signed up with left). I finally took the courage to call up another one and ask if she might be open to me switching to her. she said to send her something in 2 weeks. she couldn't say yes before seeing where I'm at and also it's apparently a committee that decides. She said with enthusiasm she is interested in my work but could only meet once a month. (my present teacher agreed to meet me only after 2 years and after me insisting). It made me feel relieved that there is a possibility. I think I can't continue with the other teacher regardless. She is not respectful with me, and is rather authoritarian, and not in a useful way. (and is not a brilliant advisor by any means, after many counts. she is surely organised, political, diplomatic and calculating enough to have succeeded in making her way. Grrr. Grrr.)

    I have not progressed in writing this summer. 'alarm signal' oh well.





  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 590Member Member Posts: 590Member Member
    grateful

    decent night's sleep
    seeing F yesterday
    ok breakfast
    comfy bed
    home in ok shape except paperwork
    happy w new trousers
  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 590Member Member Posts: 590Member Member
    August goals

    HEALTH :

    Thoughts
    1. Write what I'm grateful for daily, here or elsewhere some :)
    2. Five minutes meditation 4 days a week some :)
    3. Write feelings here or somewhere some :)

    Movement
    5. At least 30 min exercise 6 days a week yes until tear :)
    6. Go to gym 2x a week yes except for after tear :)
    7. Use city bike 1x no!

    Eating
    8. Track all some :)
    9. average less than 100 carbs per day not at all
    10. Take measurements 1x I forgot! to do, not looking forward to
    11. Eat fresh leafy greens 2x a week , possibly, I didn't count :)

    Eating and movement
    13. Lose a kilo (from average 59.13 over past 7 days on Aug 1) no!

    LONG TERM WRITING
    12. 15 min a day no!
    13. Produce at least 1 rough page per day no!

    HOME
    14. Average at least 15 min/day of cleaning average probably :)

    HOME AND PAPER
    15. 15 min/day paperwork most days no

    PAPER
    17. taxes done no
    18. pay 1 bill per week no but some :)
  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 590Member Member Posts: 590Member Member
    I posted and then could no longer post from Safari. maye it's a Safari computer problem.

    1) Sometimes when i click on a link it opens new tabs in sidebar, sometimes not.
    2) just a moment ago i could type nothing and google search didn't work. worrisome. thank goodness there are other research engines.
  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 590Member Member Posts: 590Member Member
    September goals

    HEALTH :

    Thoughts
    1. Write what I'm grateful for daily, here or elsewhere some
    2. Five minutes meditation 4 days a week
    3. Write feelings here or somewhere some

    Movement
    4. Best care of leg and body for healing leg and keeping health up, move or not move as health requires

    Eating
    5. Track all
    6. Take measurements 1x
    7. Eat fresh leafy greens 2x a week

    Eating and movement
    8. Lose a kilo

    LONG TERM WRITING
    9. Send state of work to possible new teacher

    HOME
    14. Average at least 15 min/day of cleaning average

    HOME AND PAPER
    15. Try 6h forfait (2 x 3h) with paperwork help. (just found it online and saw it has good reviews)

    PAPER
    17. Pay, tend to most urgent bills (more a time management sort of issue than a financial one)

    OTHER
    Register document and send off

    Lots of work and other tasks now with back to school period.
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