Carm




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Carm's Life List

  1. 1. heal from my injuries
    11 entries . 21 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. take good care of my Mom
    47 entries . 78 cheers
    0 people
  3. 3. go through the newspaper daily and recycle
    14 entries . 94 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. become a regular walker
    6 entries . 40 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. keep a food diary
    2 entries . 15 cheers
    116 people
  6. 6. clean my sink every night
    83 cheers
    8 people
  7. 7. solve my sleep problem
    20 entries . 120 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. Get organized
    4 entries . 91 cheers
    6,538 people
  9. 9. Declutter my office
    10 entries . 78 cheers
    24 people
  10. 10. Declutter my home
    8 entries . 79 cheers
    160 people
  11. 11. clean up my house and keep it clean
    2 entries . 59 cheers
    511 people
  12. 12. deal with my mail when I get it
    2 entries . 103 cheers
    12 people
  13. 13. put my clothes away every night
    1 entry . 74 cheers
    5 people
  14. 14. organize my photos
    2 entries . 63 cheers
    1,261 people
  15. 15. Create a to do list every night and do all the things on it the next day
    1 entry . 56 cheers
    55 people
  16. 16. take care of myself
    16 entries . 98 cheers
    343 people
  17. 17. lose weight
    12 entries . 44 cheers
    41,973 people
  18. 18. Don't eat fast food
    14 entries . 139 cheers
    125 people
  19. 19. eat at home more often
    5 entries . 83 cheers
    21 people
  20. 20. exercise more
    23 entries . 60 cheers
    5,625 people
  21. 21. lower my blood pressure
    4 entries . 80 cheers
    143 people
  22. 22. Take vitamins daily
    6 entries . 72 cheers
    767 people
  23. 23. get better at keeping in touch with people who are important to me
    2 entries . 77 cheers
    671 people
  24. 24. reconnect with old friends
    2 entries . 59 cheers
    502 people
  25. 25. write more letters
    1 entry . 77 cheers
    1,872 people
  26. 26. mail birthday cards/gifts on time
    2 entries . 53 cheers
    2 people
  27. 27. List 100 things I love about my husband.
    72 cheers
    167 people
  28. 28. take good care of my husband
    4 entries . 48 cheers
    4 people
  29. 29. improve our financial situation
    8 entries . 48 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. eat healthier
    2 entries . 39 cheers
    11,192 people
  31. 31. Engage in a tidying zone for 15 minutes daily
    54 cheers
    2 people
  32. 32. list five ( 5 ) self-help / self improvement books I've read that I think others might enjoy
    1 entry . 41 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. catch up on medical appointments for me and the hubby
    12 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. maintain the good habits I've marked as "done"
    3 entries . 19 cheers
    3 people
  35. 35. permanently remove 43 pieces of clothing from my wardrobe
    13 cheers
    1 person
  36. 36. review progress on my 2012 resolutions monthly
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    0 people
  37. 37. track my progress on the habits I'm working on
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  38. 38. On August 24 Wish New Isabella a Peachy-Keen Birthday and a Year Filled with Joy, Accomplishments & Happy Kitties!
    2 cheers
    0 people
  39. 39. Set up a filing system
    1 cheer
    1 person
  40. 40. buy a mattress
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    5 people
  41. 41. On August 24, wish our strong, brilliant, radiant wren a fabul-ass-dog birthday, and a whole amazing year filled with invigorating hikes, overseas adventure, and daily joy!
    6 cheers
    0 people

How I did it
How to watch less tv
It took me
4 months
It made me
Focused


How to figure out Skype
It took me
2 weeks
It made me
so happy!


How to ride The Duck in Seattle
It took me
1 day
It made me
Happy!


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Recent entries
lose weight (read all 12 entries…)
A few days ago...

I ate more takeout food than I should have. And I started to worry that my lost weight may have started to return. It had been a couple weeks since my last weigh-in. The scale is not convenient now because we have had to move things around to keep a clear path for my wheelchair.

So this weekend I had hubby haul out the scale. I’m down another 5 pounds for a 30 pound loss so far! I’m very pleased and I hope I can maintain my new habits and make even better ones as my recovery continues.



lose weight (read all 12 entries…)
It feels weird...

to be losing weight as a result of my lifestyle changes brought on after my fall.

I’m still in the wheelchair and can’t drive, which means I can’t just hop in a car and grab fast food. And we can’t just go out to eat several times a week. We have been eating at home a lot more.

The biggest lifestyle changes I have made are:

  • not eating out so frequently. In fact we rarely eat out because of transportation issues and are ordering in twice a week (less than we used to eat out)
  • no opportunities to grab fast food so we rarely have that
  • I previously had a good habit of eating healthy foods spaced out in the morning so I wouldn’t be ravenous by lunchtime (yogurt at 8:30, a little oatmeal at 9:30, banana at 10:30). But now I’ve added healthy snacks in the afternoon to replace junk (candy bars, chips, any kind of high fat sweets) I might have eaten before. Now snacks are fruit, nuts, low fat mozzarella sticks, things like that.
  • I’m actually finding I can say no to high calorie sweets at the office (cookies, muffins, cake) by instituting a “one dessert in a day” rule, so I save myself to have some pudding with my hubby after dinner.
  • sticking to smaller portions most of the time now for lunch and dinner meals. Once in a while I slip up on this one when we get delivery.

More changes I will be working on:

  • eat more vegetables
  • eat less processed foods
  • eat more fish (salmon, tuna, sardines)
  • reduce sweets further
  • eat less white carbs
  • eat healthier fats (olive oil, canola)
  • cook more at home, especially once I’m more on my feet.


take the bus to work (read all 4 entries…)
I'm doing this

This goal has been on my list for a long time and is one I struggled with. I was always getting up too late and resorting to driving so as not to be too late to work. Boy was that an expensive bad habit.

Since my accident nearly 5 months ago now I have been unable to drive. Hopefully that will change soon, but I have no intention of going back to driving to work. The habit of taking the bus (or special Access bus) on a predetermined schedule is well ingrained now and I’m not expecting to backslide.

I’m calling this done.



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