Tuesday, June 3, 2014

100 Days Challenge - Day 3

I've been telling folks for a few weeks now that my summer will be filled with walking, reading, and sleeping.  I think those three things will help center me.  And boy do I feel like I need centered.

My depression seems to be out of hand.  My doctor agrees and is sending me to a specialist.  That appointment happens tomorrow.  Not really looking forward to it, but I'm sure it's for the best.

But in addition to my emotional stability, I really want to get a handle on my schedule, my weight-loss, my budget, and my sleep.  I've been struggling with, or out-right ignoring, some of those issues in my life.

This next 100 days (starting this past June 1st), I'm getting focused.  I bought a book titled "100 Days of Weight Loss" by Linda Spangle.  It comes with a Journal to help me stay on track.  I've also developed a checklist of those little things that I need to do to help my cause (taking my meds, drinking my water, getting enough steps in every day, etc.)  I also added a few things that I've wanted to incorporate into my every day, but I regularly find excuses to avoid them (reading my bible, saying a rosary, doing a chaplet).  And most of all, I want to stick to my Nutrisystem diet.  I was doing so well when I was sticking to it before.  Time to rededicate my efforts.

My reasons for doing the 100 Days Program:

  1. lower my blood pressure
  2. free myself from depression
  3. be more active
  4. sleep better
  5. look and feel better
  6. turn a man's head occasionally
  7. impress my doctor
  8. finally finish something I've started
  9. be more comfortable in smaller spaces (planes, theaters)
  10. buy cuter clothes

So, I'm on day 3.  I'm doing well with several aspects of my checklist.  But I've not embraced that Nutrisystem diet again... yet.  I will.  By the end of this week, I want to be checking off everything in my list of things to do.  Then the goal is to continue to do each of those things for 100 days.  And the book gives little life lessons all summed up in two pages.  I can do two pages... as well as the little exercise that goes with them.

Today, I did my rosary and my chaplet.  I also read ten chapters of my bible:  Matthew 8, Genesis 8, Joshua 8, 1 Chronicles 8, Isaiah 8, Romans 8, 2 Thessalonians 3, Job 8, Acts 8,and Psalms 8.  I'm using a 10 Chapters a Day plan.  Let me know if you want a copy.  I took my meds, supplements, and essential oils.  I did a blog entry on a Psalm (which I do every day).  And I'll read.  So far I only have 3000 steps in.  And I probably won't get a heck of a lot more.  I'm beat after not sleeping well.  And I had an emotional day.  My plan is to go home, take my seroquel, read, and get to bed super-early.  It sounds lovely!

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