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This challenge is going to an odd one for me.  I'll spend 1/2 the challenge here in DC, then spend the 2nd half in California.  I'll stay a few days with family, then friends, then off to Santa Ana to relocate my office there.  I'll be flying back to DC on Ground Hog's day.  So, in keeping with Ground Hogs day, I'll basically repeat my mini-challenge. 

 

1.  Keep up the tracking, including a mid-day tracking point.  Make sure to eat on schedule; this is really going to be important while I'm in CA.  I'm spending a few days with my family and think I'll need to buy some of my own food to stay on track. 

2.  Take my medication ON SCHEDULE.  Everything works better when I do this.

3.  10k steps a day, bonus for averaging 11k.  Shouldn't be hard while I'm doing the office move, but very tricky while I'm visiting my family.

4.  Be creative; knit, crochet, make jewelry, go to museums or other sights. 

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Following along, those are great goals.

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Got off to a good start.  I've got plans for my trip pretty much set; plane and hotel reservations done.  I not only tracked, but tomorrows lunch is packed and tracked.  Yesterday, I baked a spaghetti squash and some sweet potatoes.  Tonight I got my chicken breasts marinating to bake tomorrow.  I've got one more round to go on my trivet side 1 (I make 2 sides and sew them together).  I got in my 10k steps.  All my meds taken at their appointed time.  I think I will add a silent alarm to my FitBit to help me on that one.  So for day one:

 

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Creativity: *

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Nice, are we going to get to see constellations when you get enough stars?

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Boy was it cold today; 16 degrees.  I sure knew I wasn't in Pasadena.  Despite the chilly weather, I went on my lunch walk and made my 10k steps.  At home, I baked chicken, made up a nice batch of kale, and fixed lunch for the next couple of days.  I had some paperwork to do for my house, so I didn't end up doing any knitting.  I've already taken my meds, so not a bad day at all.

 

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Maybe the rain will let up out here in California before you make the trip out :)  Keep up the good work.

I hope so.  Although I've already been so lucky with the weather I can't count on more.

 

It warmed up today to about 40, which I can deal with just fine.  I was a lot more active today; I deployed 6 monitors.  Tomorrow will be a killer 3-meeting day, so I've got an errand planned on the way home to keep my steps up.  Today, I finished with 13k, so I had a good walking day.  Another good tracking day too.  I've even got tomorrow partially tracked.  I used some of my baked chicken for stir fry & I'll have the rest for lunch tomorrow.  I've taken all my meds already at the appropriate times.  I got a little more crochet in too.  I've been knitting mostly, and it uses different hand muscles, so I was pretty slow crocheting the 1st couple of times.  Tonight, I finished my trivet side 1 & got about 3/4 done with side 2. 

 

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Keep up the good work.

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Well, I had an "interesting" day yesterday.  Most of it went as planned; the 3 meetings became 4, but with a walk at lunch and and errand after work, I made 12k steps.  I got home about 6, to find that the kitty had been sick everywhere.  I took me the better part of an hour to get things livable; a bunch of stuff I just tossed onto the balcony.  By then I was tired and grouchy so I walked across the street and got a cheeseburger for dinner.  HOWEVER - I took my pills on time, got in my steps, and tracked everything including the burger.  I was just so tired, I didn't post (or crochet). 

Thursday:

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Today I had an errand in the morning, including a trip to my hair dresser that didn't happen.  Seems they had a flood and had to close for the day. then I headed back to the house to finish cleaning up everything, washing everything, moping floors.  Yuck.  I got lots of steps but not quite enough.  I arranged to have my taxes done, and started tracking down a cat sitter.  My first try came highly recommended, but wasn't available for the whole time.  She gave me a line on someone else, so more calls tomorrow.  I finished my trivet tonight, and tomorrow I'll start on my hat.

Friday:

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Sorry you had a rough day, good job adapting.

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Great job on tracking and stepping even with a crazy day

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Whew, where did the weekend go?

Saturday was lots of steps, running around trying to get ready for next weekend's trip.  I tracked well, and did my medication, but just didn't feel like sorting out my new hat pattern. 

 

Sunday, was mostly stay at home.  Cooked some stuff up, did some laundry.  I got my tax papers all sorted and ready to scan (I'll head in early and do that at work as I don't have a scanner at home).  Still haven't got my cat sitter nailed down - ackk!  I had just taken my the last of my meds, and was getting ready to post when my SIL called.  By the time I talked to the entire family, I was running late.  I got my hat started, but only just.  Not quite 10K steps, but not bad for stay at home.  Got to get that last load of laundry out of the dryer and go to bed.

 

weekend:

 

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I would believe triple post. I hope your trip goes well. Good job on week 1.

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What a crazy week.  I swear my trip is jinxed.  I'm having to get a substitute cat-sitter for 1 day of cat sitting.  A couple of the friends I was going to meet up with both have issues with an aging mom and aunt.  They'd invited me to stay with them, but I've cancelled that because I figure they had enough to deal with.  Then I had to spend about an hour getting my mail-order prescriptions straightened out.  I was so busy trying to send of my tax papers and adjust things last night that time got away from me.  For the 1st time this challenge, I messed up the time of my evening medication and was 90 minutes late; enough to impact my sleep.  And, I only got about 9500 steps.  But I tracked by golly.

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Today went a little better.  4 (!) meetings today, but I still made my step total.  I also got my FitBit report, and made over 77k steps for last week.  Today I tracked, made more arrangements for moving, and have gotten back on track for my medications.  No time for crochet and honestly, I'm not excited about the pattern/yarn combination.  I've got a pattern I like better, but to make it work, I need a contrasting yarn.  This is probably going to sit till I get back. 

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I hope your trip goes ok. Good job getting those steps in and tracking.

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Well, I've spent the last 2 days getting everything taken care. I'm all packed, and now just trying to chill so I can sleep.
Pretty busy at work too, making sure I had everything good to go. I actually did pretty well except for posting. I tracked both days, made my step target, and was on time with my meds. No crochet as i wasnt sitting still long enough. I also got all my tax papers together and in. As soon as my W2 and 1099s are in, I'm done. Yay!

Now we'll see how well i track when I travel

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Well done on the last two days. You will succeed while traveling. It is inevitable.

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Travel day went well.  I got in my 10k steps with some help from my 30 month old sub-nephew.  I tracked (but of course had to guess on a couple of things).  And I took my meds on time.  Busy now at my brother's house.

 

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Catching up on my posting now.  Things going better than anticipated; my SIL is pre-diabetic, and much of the usual junk in the house has been hidden, and there were apples in the house!

Sunday:  Spent the morning strolling around Rancho Santa Ana.  When we got home, my (2 1/2 yr old) sub-nephew was again a wonderful help; he initiated a game of "running back".  He takes his little nerf football, shouts "Running Back!" and heads for the end zone while you chase him.  So I got in 10k steps again.  I took my meds on time, and tracked.

Monday:  I didn't make my steps, despite my SN's best efforts.  Too much shopping and stuff that took time without enough steps.  Meds and tracking worked out.

Tuesday (today):  I did some chores around the house, and walked to the grocery to get some stuff for dinner, know it was a night everyone would get home late.  So we had chicken breast and broccoli.  My brother added tater tots and creamed corn, but I didn't eat much of those.  I got in 14k steps, and I've tracked everything I'm going to eat.  I'll take my meds in a few and be good to go.

 

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