Although I’m marking this complete, it will be an ongoing process, a life-long goal (whether I document it online or not). smile3 months ago
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My visit with this (new) family practice physiciann went well enough that I’ve decided to stay with the practice, after all, despite my other doctor’s having left (& so I scheduled a follow-up visit – my annual well-woman check-up – in January). 3 months ago
This is something I hope to work on for the rest of my life. I tend to let things go at times such as eating more junk food, drinking less water and exercising less but then after a while I improve. I take much better care of myself in general now than I did when I set this goal so Im going to mark it as done. 4 months ago
During the next 7 days, I will:
Make a dentist appointment
Drink 4 glasses of water a day
Get at least 6K steps each day
These are baby steps, and certainly not the levels I aspire to, but attainable goals for the next week. File under..you have to start somewhere! 4 months ago
the next of my twice-a-year check-ups at the allergist’s office (October). 7 months ago
that I’ve been doing a better job lately of packing & taking a “cool box” (actually a “refrigerator-type” lunch sack) with me, so that I’ll have tasty, filling, & healthy options available, especially when I have to work long days &/or late hours. smile7 months ago
Health-Related To-Do List:
1. Go to the dentist, even though it’s going to be expensive. (Will probably take multiple trips.)
2. Have a full physical.
3. Get routine yearly bloodwork done.
4. Have a lady-exam.
5. Get back to the gym twice a week.
6. Eat more healthy foods instead of low-carb junk.
7. Take supplements every single day.
8. Be more diligent about skincare.
9. Cut down on caffeine.
10. Cut back on nicotine replacement.
11. Maintain a regular sleep schedule, especially on off-nights. 7 months ago
my twice-a-year check-up at the allergist’s office; he said that my lung function is very good, & has suggested a new medication to try & help control rhinitis symptoms. 7 months ago
I’m doing okay with the taking care of myself (or at least, the taking care of my depression part), but I’ve had to fight and I think the depression is coming back again. I’ve read a lot of other people’s self-reflections in the past few days, especially a particularly good reflection on what it means to be in a relationship, whether with someone else, with God, or with yourself. I’ve also read some really well-written reflections that caused me to think of how little I think deeply and stop to consider what stuff really means, and how much of my thoughts are actually really shallow all the time. And I had a thought that I haven’t been taking such good care of myself all the time, and what it might really mean to take care of oneself. I think I’d be so scared to have a child – it needs so much care and attention and love – but I’d be so worried and concerned about it all the time that I think I’d do a good job. An even better job, I think, than I would if I were trying to care for myself. And that’s the thing – I should try to take care of myself at that level, the same way I’d treat someone I really loved or cared for. That’s the same way I should try to treat myself. Maybe I will take more time to think about this later. Maybe the depression is a call for me to think actively about what I am doing for me and what I should do to take care of myself. If I hadn’t had any experience with it, I would never understand what it means to pay attention to and take care of me. 4 years ago
-Shower every day
-Brush my teeth (and floss) twice a day
-Moisturise every day
-Eat less sugar and processed food
-Drink less caffeine and more water 8 months ago