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JenEyePher in Los Angeles is doing 41 things including…

be healthier

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JenEyePher has written 7 entries about this goal

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When I focus on this goal, I can do it.

The problem of not focusing on it, still remains.

I want it to be second nature, like breathing.

I can do this. I know I can.



mid june 2006 update

smoking: smoke free for {color:red} 30 days 7 hours and 52 minutes.

fitness: i am going to a 35 minute strength training session 5 times a week. i am walking for 30 minutes three times a week. i am working on increasing my pedometer steps daily. more walks will be the next goal.

diet: i am eating 6 healthy snack/mini meals a day.

weight: i have now lost 17 pounds.
my bmi has decreased by 2.8 points.

vitamins: i am consistenly taking them daily.

water: i am drinking 12 eight-ounce servings daily.

sleeping: i am trying to increase my 4 1/2 hour a night sleep to 8 hours….. i am at about 6 hours now.



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Find the following people for support:
1. a partner in crime (a person who has similar goals)
2. a role model
3. a fan (someone who cheers you on no matter what)



the plan is in action

i am working very hard on all my health related goals right now.
so much in fact, that i am barely focusing on anything else right now.
some might say that that isn’t good…
but if you knew me, you would know that this is the 1st time in my 30 year life, that i am putting myself and my health in front of anyone elses…and it is about time.

smoking: smoke free for 5 days 4 hours and 5 minutes.

fitness: i am going to a 35 minute strength training session 5 times a week. i am walking for 30 minutes twice a week. i am working on increasing my pedometer steps daily. more walks will be the next goal.

diet: i am eating 6 healthy snack/mini meals a day.

weight: i have now lost 15 pounds.
my bmi has decreased by 2.6 points.

vitamins: i am consistenly taking them daily.

water: i am drinking 12 eight-ounce servings daily.

sleeping: i am trying to increase my 4 1/2 hour a night sleep to 8 hours….. i am at about 5 1/2 hours now.

hopefully, the changes mentioned above will help with the decreasing of my high blood pressure. i am trying to stay away from having to take pills. i ordered a personal blood pressure arm thing-a-ma-bopper so i can self monitor at home and when i see a noticeable difference, i will go in to my doctors office and have him confirm that my levels are better.



week 3 and week 4

This week’s progress:

Physical activity:
-went to curves 5 times EACH week.
-consistently wearing my pedometer. working on increasing my number of steps every day, even if it is only by me in marching in place until i passed the total of steps the day before.

Diet:
-i have been eating responsibly, healthy, nutritionally, and consistenly ( i.e. never skipping breakfast, eating mini meals and snacks 6 times, and drinking my water) for 4 weeks.
-i will update weight loss today, but not again until june 1st. i do my weekly weigh in… which i am thinking should be monthly because psychologically i love seeing the numbers go down, yet get so grumpy when i know i am doing everything right and they don’t.
-i have lost 15 pounds since aptil 1. many more to go, but i am doing this.

Stress:
-i am currently feeling stress free.



week 2

This week’s progress:

Physical activity
-went to curves 5 times this week.
-started wearing my pedometer. working on increasing my number of steps every day, even if it is only by me in marching in place until i passed the total of steps the day before.

Diet:
-i have been eating responsibly, healthy, nutritionally, and consistenly ( i.e. never skipping breakfast, eating mini meals and snacks 6 times, and drinking my water) for 2 weeks.
-i will update weight loss in this entry next time i do my weekly weigh in… which i am thinking should be monthly because psychologically i love seeing the numbers go down, yet get so grumpy when i know i am doing everything right and they don’t.

Stress:
-i am having a bad morning, but i will be fine.
-i have NEVER been one to eat due to stress though, so that is a good thing.



1st entry

This week’s progress:

Physical activity
I went to Curves 5 x’s this week ( about 35 minutes each time). For those ( women) who do not know about curves, it is a great place to go if you hate exercise. You do an upper body machine, a walk/jog/dance in place activity, a lower body machine, a walk/jog/dance in place activity … and keep repeating the cycle for about 30 minutes. While the music is playing… a voice cue comes on and tells you every 30 seconds to move to the next machine.

The Curves workout is a complete workout including all five necessary components: Warm-up, Aerobic exercise, Strength training, Cool down, and Stretching … and really helps making exercise a habit that you enjoy.

Diet: I have lost 11 pounds. Hooray for me…. in about the last 2 weeks… by eating 6 small meals a day ( i am used to eating 1-2 times a day for many years). i feel like i am eating so much, but i am just not used to the breakdown on the meals and snacks.

Stress: Although I have other areas of my life that stress me out ( i.e. love, career, school, family, friends, men (!!!), money and so on) ... health is the one thing that did not stress me out this week. Knowing that I exercised, ate appropriately, and lost some weight, really encouraged me to keep going and has put a smile on my face. Stress level DOWN in that area this week.

...credit to Ellie for the bold face breakdown…



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