Fabulous Fall: October W.I.S.H Goals

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  1. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Good morning from Disneyland Paris!!

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    We are here on a brief visit to take in the Halloween decorations and entertainment. Luckily no Halloween Parties here where we would end up with loads of Halloween candy. But this inspired today’s Topic Tuesday:

    Is Halloween (or other seasonal candy) an issue for you? Do you’re have a strategy to deal with these seasonal ‘traps’? And what are the healthy aspects of fall that you can focus on?
     
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    I am good with Halloween. We don't pass out candy because we only get about 5 kids. So we both walk around with the kids. I am really good at staying out my my kids candy. I always bring what they won't eat or haven't eating to work for everyone here. I do this twice a year. At Halloween and and Easter. I still don't touch the candy when I bring it to work. Christmas is a trap. My grandma's sugar cookies are so go. I also like the chocolate pie. And in general I just eat too much food on top of the sweets. No plan yet. I will come up with one as I get closer.

    My mom is on my case about my weight again. She told me I just need to stop eating so much. I shouldn't eat meat a few days a week, go 12 hours without eating, need to work out more and so on. I was a little mad at her but she is semi right. I am not cutting out meat. I have cut back though. I need to do more.

    So today I woke up with a really bad pain in the bottom of my heal right where the arch meets the heel. It is also more towards the inside of my foot. There is a lump there and I can put any pressure on it without being in really bad pain. I can point and flex my foot with no pain. i just can't touch it. I haven't done anything to it so I am not sure why it is like this. I am going to give it a few days of rest and see if it gets better.
     
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  4. Oneanne

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    I do get trick-or-treaters, so I do get candy for them... generally I try to find "healthier" things, like the fruit based gummie candies, and/or things I don't like... then the left overs come to work the next morning, but I do tend to munch so it is a problematic holiday for me.

    I did one good thing for myself yesterday - I drank enough water for the first time in a while. And last night I had a massage, that was wonderfully calming and balancing. I added on an extra head massage to see if it would help relieve the nagging headache and the congestion that has my ears plugged, and it did help. I was supposed to have acupuncture tonight but she just asked to reschedule to next week, which I'm fine with.

    At work, yesterday was the first normally paced day in three weeks, and it was such a relief. Hopefully today will be the same and I'll actually be able to get a few things done.

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    I buy candy I don’t like! I never liked Kit Kats or Butterfingers, for example, so I buy those. And Skittles.
    Holiday eating is hard for me. All those pumpkin items-I’m pretty motivated right now, so I am going to look for recipes for holiday get togethers, winter dinners and other occasions that will keep me from gaining those pounds back. Oh, and I plan on joining a gym next month.
    Have fun, Flossbolna! I bet you were ready for a vacation!
     
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    Woohoo it's a beautiful sunny day in October....

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    Woohoo... we've been having such warm sunny weather you wouldn't know its October except for the stunning colors on the trees... and the sun setting by 7pm.

    Woohoo... I only have a couple meetings on my calendar today, unfortunately in both of them I'm going to have to speak to an issue caused by my project.

    And woohoo... my plugged ears have pretty much cleared. I was starting to think I might need to go to the doctor about them, but it seems to be running its course.
     
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    Woohoo, I’m off tomorrow to spend a long weekend with five of my dear friends at a house owned by one of them in one of our beautiful stare parks. The weather looks good, so we’ll be taking lots of long walks and Saturday the little town nearby is having a Fall Festival. We usually eat breakfast and dinner at the house, so I will bring one of the meals.
    It’s also a gorgeous day here, so I hope to get out for my walk after doing errands. And you’re so right, Oneanne,I love October!
     
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  8. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Woohoo! I am line for Tower of Terror! We are having a great time. The weather is amazing! Yesterday it hit a high of 80 degrees. I am in a short skirt and a t-shirt and have a fleece for the evening.

    Yesterday we did a dinner show for the very first time. It’s been around since 1992, but neither of us had seen it yet. It was great fun! It’s called Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and has rodeo type games and American food. It’s based on a traveling show that was a huge success in Europe in the 19th century.
     
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    Monday Motivation:

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    This one jumped out at me today, because I haven't had (or made) the time to make the right choices lately. I keep thinking I'm going to get back on track, but haven't managed it yet. Thankfully I did have a quiet weekend, because today things are already crazy... we're at the point in the project where a lot of leadership level people are involved, and by "involved" I mean getting in the way and being generally annoying.

     
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    Good morning on this woohoo Wednesday!

    Just got back from a walk on this beautiful fall morning and I am so grateful that I can be out and about and be active. I saw so many people this past weekend with mobility issues-I have to remind myself that maybe I’m not getting 10,000 steps a day, but that’s ok-

    Hope everyone is doing well and having a good week!
     
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    Woohoo it's Wednesday...
    I had a Rolfing appointment Monday and yesterday I got in for Acupuncture and it seems to have really made a difference. I feel much more calm and contained this morning. We did another treatment for sugar and talked about sugar quite a bit. She said that our brains use up the most energy, so it's no surprise that when things got wild and I had so many things to think about and keep track of, that my brain was crying for fuel to keep going.

    Having had the treatment I now can't have sugar for 24 hours, so that is forcing me to have good habits today.

    I'm 99% sure I'm going to cancel my Texas retreat... I'll make a decision for sure today. I've been looking at a replacement trip to WDW in December... I found a really good deal on Expedia to stay at The Swan for five nights which includes my preferred non-stop flights. I haven't quite pushed "buy" yet though, because in the next two months I have three business trips, two down to N Cal and one back to the east coast, then if I book this trip a week later I would be going coast-to-coast again to go to WDW. Argggg.... first world problems, right? On the brighter side, it gives me an end goal and two months to get back on track eating/health wise so I'm feeling fabulous while I'm there. And I love, love, love staying at the Swan, and just strolling over to EPCOT in the evenings. What to do, what to do... I'd get to see plenty of this, so why am I even hesitating?

    Edited to add... I pushed the "buy" button and am now headed to WDW for a lovely Christmas vacation!

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    I am not too woohoo today. I am eating better finally so that is a plus. I had parent teacher conferences with DS's teachers last night and I am just so mad and frustrated with DS right now. He has so many missing assignments. Some that are done and just need to be turned in. We have come up with a plan for the this week but need to come up with a better one starting Monday. The Quarter ends tomorrow so any work that he is behind in either gets turned in by tomorrow or he gets a 0 on it. They are off on Friday so Monday starts the new quarter so a new start.

    DD is having a rough time too but just not with school. She has taken a break from therapy for her anxiety since her therapist is on maternity leave right now. We let DD make that decision on her own. Well last week we were talking in the car on the way home form her soccer practice and she was telling me that she isn't sleeping well again and that school is stressing her out again. I asked her if she wanted me to make her an appointment with a therapist in the practice as the one she normally sees and she said. yes. I am very proud of her for telling me before things got out of control like last year. She is starting to recognize the signs and for her that was half the battle. Her goal this quarter was not to go to the nurses office. This was a huge issue last year. It was almost every day. She almost made it too. She went yesterday just to get motrin for a headache that I am sure she had since she has a lot of sinus stuff going on right now. She didn't ask to talk to me and didn't ask to go home. She just needed to the Mortin to make the headache go away. All pluses from her but I still worry about her more than anything. I think because there is not much I can do for her other then just listen to her and be there for her if she needs me. And I feel the other kids judge her for something she can't really control. Though she has never said that they do.
     
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    Piglet, hugs to you and your kids! Good for your daughter recognizing she needs help.

    I don’t think it’s unusual for boys to need a little extra help getting organized-one successful strategy I saw over the years was for the student to write his assignment and any due dates in a daily planner and have his teacher initial the date every day-even if there is nothing due, you know by the initials he has written any assignment down. And by writing things down, the student takes ownership for being more organized.
    Hang in there, it gets easier, I promise!
     
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    Good idea. He does have a planner as the school gives them one. Though I am not sure what he has done with his. I will have to ask them. I don't think the teachers will sign it though. They use an app called remind at his school. I get a notification when ever they put something up. I get one every day from math and social studies of what they did in class and what is homework. I let things slid though as I not full checking everything. he is almost 13 so I have kind of letting him take the lead. he has good grades though. All A's and B's so I wasn't fully checking. Now I will be. I am going to have him start bringing the assignment notebook home and go though it each night. Grades are all on line now and when a grade was entered for an assignment it used to show in the notification bar if it was missing. this has changed so i just did't catch it. it was more of a shock at conferences. he did lose internet and video games for a few days and if there is another missing assignment he will lose them for a longer period. Is it summer yet? Life is so much easier int he summer.

    On to good news. I found out yesterday that DS has been chosen to take the PSAT. This test is for 8th and 9th grades but he is only in 7th. I am excited and nervous too. The test is in 2 weeks. He is exited for it too.
     
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    Freedom and sovereignty are crucial to overcoming overeating.
    We have to be able to say Yes in order to say No,
    or else we’re just caught in a cycle of rebellion and restriction.
    Max Daniels

    This passage in a recent post from Max, who is a healthy eating specialist I follow, really stuck with me because I like the use of the words "freedom and sovereignty". So often healthy eating feels so restrictive, with limited choices, plans that must be followed, exercise that must be done... but really it's all about freedom isn't it? Freedom to make our own choices, and freedom to live with the results of those choices.

    And we all have sovereignty over our lives, but do we exercise it? I know I don't. I think I might practice being Queen of my own life today, and see how that works. How about you... want to try being Queen of your life today?

    My WDW trip planning is going splendidly: once I made the decision, everything is falling right in to place. I was able to book Candlelight Processional and Jingle Bell Jingle Bam. I'm taking the overnight non-stop red-eye, which gets me at the resort by around 7am, so I made a 8m ADR for breakfast at Ale and Compass at Yacht Club and then will hang around EPCOT until a room is ready... it is going to be so nice to be so close and easy to get back for a nap.
     
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    I really like this-making good choices-and sometimes having that piece of chocolate or glass of wine a good choice! Being too restrictive is not sustainable.
    And your trip sounds wonderful! It’s my dream to visit one year to see the Christmas decorations. Maybe next year...
     
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    @Oneanne thanks for taking over to keep the thread alive!! Sounds like a great WDW Trip plan. I am guessing the trip is before Christmas? If it were after, there would be a chance for us being there at the same time!
     
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    @Flossbolna Yes, I'll be there 12/9 to 12/14... darn, that would have been so fun to meet in person!

    Still not fully back to healthful eating (cue the violins...). But over the weekend I did focus on getting more protein in to my body, so that's a positive. Sunday was the neighborhood Harvest Festival, which is usually wall-to-wall people, so I went up early and had breakfast, then walked the Farmer's Market and Festival... enough people were out and about by then that I felt like I'd done it, without the crush of craziness.

    I'm hopefully this week will be less hectic, so I can feel like I've gotten some actual work done, instead of just running around. Hope y'all have a wonderful week as well!
     
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    Happy Halloween !!!
    I can’t believe the last day of October is here!

    Another beautiful fall day today-I love walking in weather like this-even seeing a snake slither across the path didn’t freak me out too much!

    I have a small woohoo-I bought a new coat this past weekend and it was nice to buy one I really liked instead of getting one just because it fits!
     
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    I am going to start a November thread. I will host this month. I will post here as soon as I have it up.
     
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