Beautiful Behaviors - End of year 2016

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  • jessiquoi
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    australia is one of the places i've always wanted to go too, and germany is the only place i've ever been in europe (a business trip, unfortunately, but i did get to go to a beautiful christmas market).

    it's good to see everyone's goals set out there! now we can strategize about how we're working towards meeting them, and maybe we'll learn something from each other.

    i'm having a less than stellar day, too much stress with the car and the house not being ready to move in. serenity now!
  • jessiquoi
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    AND.... today is a new day! Happy Saturday. It's Christmas Eve and the first night of Chanukah tonight, so I expect people are going to be too busy to post much, but if you're around, give a shout out!

    How are you planning on handling the holiday meals this year?

    I am not having any holiday meals until mid January, when we celebrate a belated holiday with some family from the West Coast who are coming in for a visit. I will be spending today and tomorrow packing up my house, preparing for the move on Monday.

    I'm thrilled that I'm tracking my food, especially after days like yesterday when I went bananas on junk food at the car dealer. All in all, the day wasn't a total disaster, and one thing I'm pretty good at is putting the past behind me and leaving it there.

    Looking forward to this week being over,
    jess
  • iris2811
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    Oh Jess!
    Hope your move is going well!
    Hope all of you are having a good time however you are choosing to spend these holidays!
    Sending love around the world! X
  • jessiquoi
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    Thanks, Iris! Love back at you! <3
  • sunnysunny88
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    Merry Christmas everybody! :) hope you are having a wonderful time.

    Christmas is over for me so I can tell you how it went, on Christmas Eve I went over my calorie budget by 1325 and on Christmas by 163 caused by Christmas Eve dinner and lunch and all the cakes, but they are delicious and I don't regret one bit. My trainer said that if you plan to indulge, make sure you eat something that you really like and enjoy, instead of mindlessly eating and racking up calories that way. And for me that's puddings, ice cream and cakes haha I did find strangely that after I ate those sweets, I just crave more, no wonder it's so easy to binge. I am going back on my normal eating plan today and just enjoying the rest of the break.
  • jessiquoi
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    Hey, Deanna, ice cream and stuff like that are my weakness too. Are you off on break until the New Year? I took a few days off and will be going back in on Thursday, but I'm going to try to get telework so I can stay home.

    HOME. What a weird word! I've been packing all day and I'm not done yet. I'm trying not to freak out. The movers will be here tomorrow at 9am, so I may use the few hours in the morning to finish up. I'm exhausted!
  • sunnysunny88
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    Hi Jess did you mean me? Ahaha yes the office is closed until Th new year so we are forced to give up 3 days of our Annual leave but I don't really mind.

    Oh Moving is such hard work! And to do it around this time too! Try to get as much help as possible and try not to push yourself too hard, is but you're moving to your fiancé's house right? (Trying to remember the first post) and getting married? So that must be exciting :) all the best to you ! And try to rest whenever you can
  • jessiquoi
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    yes, Sunny, I did mean you, sorry for the confusion. <3
  • catdoc1
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    Good morning from Seattle. Room for one more? I'm focusing on sleep and exercise this coming month. Thanks to my FitBit (a gift a year ago) I now know that I'm failing miserably in the sleep department. DH leaving tomorrow with DS2 for a hockey tournament. I'm working from home all week with DS1 to keep me company, so it a great time to start improving my habits of self neglect. I love the positive energy in this group and would love to be a part of it if you'll have me. Thank you and Happy New Year, Laura
  • iris2811
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    catdoc1 wrote: »
    Good morning from Seattle. Room for one more? I'm focusing on sleep and exercise this coming month. Thanks to my FitBit (a gift a year ago) I now know that I'm failing miserably in the sleep department. DH leaving tomorrow with DS2 for a hockey tournament. I'm working from home all week with DS1 to keep me company, so it a great time to start improving my habits of self neglect. I love the positive energy in this group and would love to be a part of it if you'll have me. Thank you and Happy New Year, Laura

    Hi Laura!
    Welcome! Self love is the way forward :) we all deserve that I think.
    Hope you'll make a great start next week!
  • iris2811
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    Oh have just seen the size of my pic! you got a whol lot a Lincolshire Wolds and Iris there - sorry!
    Does anyone know how to make it smaller? I used my mobile/cell to upload it
  • jessiquoi
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    Welcome Laura, there's always room for one more! I am in the middle of a move and have no Wi-fi yet. I don't type well on my phone, so I won't post much for a couple of days. I look forward to getting to know you too.
  • sunnysunny88
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    Welcome Laura!
    What a beautiful place to bike Iris :)
  • woznube7
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    Hello Laura!

    I hope you all have had a great Christmas. My plans changed, as I am struggling finacially... so although I am working like crazy, money is still shorted. I was able to spend it with friends and their families, so it was a nice alternative and I wasn't alone. I did OK with eating, but did not overindulge and that is a very good step in the right direction! Looking forward to doing well this week! I have not had a chance to log on, so I am glad to be able to catch up!

    I hope everyone has a great night/great day (in whichever time zone you are in!) :)

    It was beautiful in Michigan, I was able to drive with the windows down and the snow is almost all melted (tear). I did enjoy it, even though I do love the snow.
  • jessiquoi
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    Good morning from Sanity Farm, Darlington, MD! Still no Wi-Fi so I'm still on my phone only, which makes it difficult for me to keep up here. Wi-Fi comes tomorrow supposedly, so it should get better. As a rule I expect to be very active here because well I have a lot of words LOL. Our first night in the new house was comfortable. We have space heaters. We have electric. We almost have water, there are just a few pipes that still need to be connected before we can turn it on without worrying about leaks. I hope you all are having great days! I don't have a kitchen, so we're eating out a lot and that is in one way making it hard for me, but in another way it's making it easier because there's no food around the house to eat. I'm typing this post with speech-to-text technology so if it sounds strange, that's why.

    What beautiful Behavior are you focusing most on today? For me, it's going to be drinking water because there is no kitchen sink, I have to go out of my way to get a glass of water. Wish me luck!
  • woznube7
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    Hello!

    Today my beautiful behavior is also to drink water and do desk exercises. It was brought to my attention that I strayed from my desk too much... which I am not sure how that is so! So onward and upward.

    Glad you are starting to have a few more "home-like" feels coming your way, Jessi. You are doing well with what you're able to work with!!
  • jessiquoi
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    Thanks, Libby! I went and bought three gallon jugs of drinking water, because our pipes are still running a little gritty and I don't want to drink the water for the next couple of days.

    Iris, that's such a great picture! You are inspiring with your activity level.

    Laura, are you a veterinarian? (catdoc?) I have a cat who is my best friend.

    jess
  • woznube7
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    Good morning!!

    It is sunny and chilly in Michigan. The weather on Monday was spring like and melted basically all of the snow!

    Last night I babysat, and I only went over by 300cals. Normally I would just eat w/e they had and snack on everything. I made sure to be active with the kids and keep a water bottle at arms length. We played a game as well as legos... for the majority of the time. It was fun, but I am exhausted! I just can not hang like I used to.

    Today I am focusing on drinking 100 OZ of water, cleaning my apartment, and either going to the gym or a workout video in the living room. I do not have to work at my part-time night job or babysit today, so i'll be able to go home and relax! I have hardly been home the last few days. My poor little kittens are getting anxious and lonely. The one will pull my curtains down and cause all kinds of ruckus in the middle of the night. The poor thing just wants some love/play time and I am too tired and need to sleep! So I also need to find the balance between work and home, again!! I tend to overwork myself... but I have to pay my bills. :(

    Food today is potatoes for breakfast/lunch. I'll probably have a sandwich tonight! Really going to push myself to not go over calories, today!

    I hope you all have a great day!
  • jessiquoi
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    Good morning, all! I have wifi, yay! I just finished cleaning out my old apartment, and there are men laying a floor downstairs. I got permission to telework the next two days (Thu & Fri, i'm still off today) so all is good in the world!

    Today I'm going to focus on drinking my water and moving my body. Since the move is done, it's time to unpack, and there's very little of that to do because we have no closets or cabinets built yet. I'll unpack my clothes in the one bureau we have, and that's that, so I may have to go for a walk to get my steps in.

    Poor Nips the cat is sad, because we have her in her box for safety while the men are working downstairs. Every time she cries (about every 20 seconds) my heart does too. :(

    How is everyone today? What do you need to do to make today a healthy and on program one?

    love,
    jess