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Went to the YWCA this afternoon. Signed up for a membership for the two months that I'm going to be in Minnesota. I got a tour of the place and then went for a swim. I ended up doing laps (slowly) for 25 minutes or so. I think I'm going to feel it tomorrow. It feels so nice to be good and tired.

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44 minutes ago, annyshay said:

Went to the YWCA this afternoon. Signed up for a membership for the two months that I'm going to be in Minnesota. I got a tour of the place and then went for a swim. I ended up doing laps (slowly) for 25 minutes or so. I think I'm going to feel it tomorrow. It feels so nice to be good and tired.

Very nice. Swimming is a great way to get movement in. And perhaps it will help your foot. My son broke his ankle and sprained ligaments. It was taking forever to heal. Then we went on vacation and he swam  every day, or sometimes just walked in the water. By the end of the week , it was almost better. We were at Disneyland though, so there may have been some pixie dust in the pool that helped.:smile-new:

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Tuesday - w2d3

 

Mindful Moments

- one during breakfast - ate slowly and waited to have the second half of my breakfast until I was actually hungry

- one during lunch - ate more than I thought was appropriate when I was still hungry

- one during dinner - tried to chew thoroughly while swatting my cat away

 

PT Exercises

- traced the alphabet

 - iced for 20 minutes x 2

- towel gathers 2 x 60 seconds

- toe isometrics up and down x 10

 

Self Care

- swimming!

- essential oils in the diffuser

- Zelda

- Stardew Valley

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Went to the YWCA again today. Got my fancy membership card and parking pass. I went for another lap swim for 23 minutes. After I spent some time in the hot tub, which felt good on my muscles. Yay for swimming!

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Wednesday - w2d4

 

Mindful Moments

- one during breakfast - small amount of food was all I needed to be satisfied and fueled

- one during lunch - had a big lunch, but I didn't overeat

 

PT Exercises

- traced the alphabet

 - iced for 20 minutes x 2

- ankle isometrics in, up, and down x 10

 

Self Care

- added lavender to my diffuser necklace

- swimming

- Stardew Valley with friend online

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5 hours ago, annyshay said:

Wednesday - w2d4

 

Mindful Moments

- one during breakfast - small amount of food was all I needed to be satisfied and fueled

- one during lunch - had a big lunch, but I didn't overeat

 

Isn't it funny that something as simple as the feeling of being full can get lost if you’re not paying attention to what you’re doing?  And sometimes how little it takes to be satisfied?

 

I can be an emotional eater (or an emotional faster) and it seems that simply being mindful helps tremendously. 

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56 minutes ago, Sciread77 said:

 

Isn't it funny that something as simple as the feeling of being full can get lost if you’re not paying attention to what you’re doing?  And sometimes how little it takes to be satisfied?

 

I can be an emotional eater (or an emotional faster) and it seems that simply being mindful helps tremendously. 

Yeah this journey of mindful eating has been an eye opener and no mistake. This morning I thought I would be hungrier than I was because I didn't want dinner last night, but my body seems to be regulating everything the more I trust it to. 

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Thursday - w2d5

 

Mindful Moments

- one after lunch - was tempted to have some more to eat but kept checking in and realizing that I was not hungry

- one during dinner - tried to slow down my eating despite the attacks from my cat

 

PT Exercises

- traced the alphabet

- ankle isometrics in, up, and down x 10

- iced for 20 minutes x 3

 

Self Care

- cedarwood oil in the diffuser

- Throwback Thursday playlist

- journaling

- Stardew Valley

- chatting with a friend

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Friday - w2d6

 

Mindful Moments

- one during breakfast - realized I wasn't enjoying my food and slowed down

- one during lunch - ate slowly while sitting down and focus on the details of my food

- one during dinner - slowed down and enjoyed what I was eating without screens or distractions

 

PT Exercises

- traced the alphabet

- ankle isometrics down x 10

- iced for 20 minutes x 2

 

Self Care

- swimming

- tangerine oil in the diffuser

- Release Radar playlist on Spotify

- Stardew Valley

- Zelda

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Saturday - w2d7

 

Mindful Moments

- one during breakfast - had my food without distractions, said grace

- one during lunch - ate at the table sitting down and trying to fend off my cat

- one during dinner - ate without screens and tried to enjoy the flavors as much as possible

 

PT Exercises

- iced for 20 minutes x 2

 

Self Care

- slept in

- lemon oil in the diffuser

- Stardew Valley

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On 5/3/2019 at 1:55 PM, annyshay said:

tried to slow down my eating despite the attacks from my cat

 

4 hours ago, annyshay said:

ate at the table sitting down and trying to fend off my cat

The eternal fight :lol:

 

By the way, I didn't know diffusing necklaces existed. How does that work? Doesn't it get stifling, being so close from your nose?

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24 minutes ago, zenLara said:

 

The eternal fight :lol:

 

By the way, I didn't know diffusing necklaces existed. How does that work? Doesn't it get stifling, being so close from your nose?

Mine basically just has a circle of felt inside it that you put a drop or two of oil onto. It can be quite strong the first day, so I choose scents that I really like. 

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Sunday - w3d1

 

Mindful Moments

- one during brunch - ate slowly and enjoyed the flavors quite a bit

- one during dinner - sat at the table, took a moment, and then ate fairly quickly because it was delicious

 

PT Exercises

- traced the alphabet

- toe isometrics up and down x 10

- ankle isometrics up, down, and in x 10

- iced for 20 minutes x 4

 

Self Care

- church

- Most Favored playlist on spotify

- eucalyptus oil in the diffuser

- Stardew Valley

- made dinner

- washed dishes

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Monday - w3d2

 

Mindful Moments

- one during second breakfast - sat down without screens, said grace, enjoyed the texture and flavors

- one during dinner - realized that I was eating too fast, checked in with my fullness, and slowed down

 

PT Exercises

- traced the alphabet

- toe isometrics up and down x 10

- ankle isometrics up and down x 10

- iced for 20 minutes x 2

 

Self Care

- peppermint in the diffuser

- reading

- journaling

- Stardew Valley

- sitting with a lot of emotions that came up out of nowhere

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Enjoy reading about your mindful moments while eating. You're doing a great job.

I watched End Game this weekend. I had all the feels. It was very good though, and I felt like it did a good job of wrapping everything up.

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Tuesday - w3d3

 

Mindful Moments

- one before breakfast - waited to eat until I was actually hungry

- one during afternoon snack - I was feeling hungry, so I had a little something to eat

- one during dinner - stopped when I was full

 

PT Exercises

- traced the alphabet

- iced for 20 minutes x 2

 

Self Care

- chatting with a friend online

- asking for specific help with something

- lavender in the diffuser

- Stardew Valley

- Rock Drive playlist on Spotify

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Wednesday - w3d4

 

Mindful Moments

- one after dinner - I was still hungry, so I had an apple and then waited a bit to see if the hunger would remain

 

PT Exercises

- iced for 20 minutes x 2

 

Self Care

- lavender in my necklace

- naps

- Stardew Valley

 

Swimming (~30 minutes)

- 2 laps warm up

- 6 laps kicking (front crawl then breast stroke, repeat)

- 2 laps front crawl then breast stroke

- 4 laps kicking

- 2 laps cool down

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Thursday - w3d5

 

Mindful Moments

- one during lunch - was eating with a friend, but tried to focus on a few bites here and there to really enjoy

- one during dinner - sitting at the table, fending off the cat, and enjoying the flavors and texture of my dish

 

PT Exercises

- nothing

 

Self Care

- frankincense in the diffuser

- lunch with a good friend

- lots of journaling

- personal training session at the YWCA using all the upper body machines

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Friday - w3d6

 

Mindful Moments

- one during lunch - took myself out and enjoyed every moment of it

- one during "dinner" - realized when I was full at a wine tasting event

 

PT Exercises

- toe isometrics up, down x 10

- ankle isometrics up, down, in x 10

- iced for 20 minutes x2

 

Self Care

- nap

- rosemary in the diffuser

- night out with my friends

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18 hours ago, GoodDoug said:

Looks like you are in a good groove!

Thanks! Lots of things are going well. I feel like I'm stuck in a rut, but I suppose it's a vaguely positive rut, so that's not the worst thing in the world. 

 

17 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Are you enjoying the Y?

I am enjoying the Y. I missed swimming quite a bit, so it's nice to get moving again that way. The personal training session that I had was pretty meh, but I've got another one next week, so maybe I will learn some new tricks. 

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