Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Well, that didn't last long...

     I had to change up the Daily Plan as recently I picked up some extra work shifts.  I think the key to me not losing my mind this fall is ORGANIZING.   I also need to get into the habit of looking at my planner every morning and every evening.  It will help me to refer to it often, as already I have gotten Grayson up early on days he doesn't go in early.  Getting up early for no reason is not a good thing to a teenager...
     Also, I realized that I could let some of those things drop off the list.  I have pretty much given up on my nails ever recovering from whatever it is that is making them break and peel.  I just cut them short and coat them with strengthener.  Obsessively rubbing Barielle into them is doing nothing, nor is taking supplements and vitamins and such.   Likewise, the stress over my hair falling out - I cut it a little shorter and am just not worrying about it anymore.  Anyhoo, this post was written last week before I actually started working more hours.  I hope my future self is not losing her mind...
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The Daily Plan
Saturday and Sunday – One cup of coffee, no creamer. Have a decent breakfast! Drink 4 tumblers of water. Brush teeth at least once. No candy or fried foods. Pack a protein drink and lunch on Sunday night for Monday, and set out scrubs. Fish oil at bedtime. No chores on the weekend!

Monday – One cup of black coffee. Be sure to drink lots of water while at work. In the afternoon set out scrubs, pack a lunch and protein drink for Tuesday breakfast. Meditate. Make dinner, clean kitchen. Weigh, and fish oil at bedtime.

Tuesday – One cup of black coffee. Be sure to drink lots of water while at work. Meditate. Wash tumbler on Tuesday and place in cleared out tote. Vac carpets, mop floors, make dinner, make To Do list for the rest of the week, clean kitchen. Fish oil at bedtime.

For W,Th,F – One cup of black coffee and follow 4 tumbler of water plan, take vitamins and supplements, with fish oil at bedtime. Lunch at home preferred, once a week out is OK. Aim for 12K steps, write blog posts.

Wednesday – Pedicure day, Weigh myself. Grocery shop and errands. Plan menus for next week. Write blog posts, do laundry, iron.

Thursday – Work extra hours. Wash sheets and towels.

Friday – Work extra hours, clean bathrooms, gas up car, finish up To Do list for the week. Pack Sat./Sun. Lunches. Set out scrubs.



At work avoid venting.
At home don't dwell on work issues and only check work email when at work.
Focus on self-improvement and health. 


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's always something

From the Good News/Bad News Department:
My back pain is significantly improved!  But there is still pain somewhere else!


My elbow feels like it might fall off!
I saw the physical therapist yesterday and we have a Plan for that.  So today I have it taped, I am wearing my brace, taking tylenol, doing stretches, and massaging the tendon.  Plus, she is going to use "phonophonesis" on it, whatever that is.
We'll see how that all goes.  And I'm sure I will report back, right here in this space.



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Plan for living update


The Daily Plan
Saturday and Sunday – One cup of coffee, no creamer. Have a diet drink for breakfast with almonds for snack. Drink 4 tumblers of water. Brush teeth at least once. Do not eat candy or fried foods. Pack a Monday protein drink and lunch on Sunday night and set out scrubs. Fish oil at bedtime. No cooking duties on the weekend.

Monday – One cup of black coffee. Be sure to drink lots of water while at work. In the afternoon set out scrubs, pack a lunch and protein drink for Tuesday breakfast. Meditate. Start laundry. Make dinner, clean kitchen, mop floor. Weigh, and fish oil at bedtime.

Tuesday – One cup of black coffee. Be sure to drink lots of water while at work. Meditate. Wash tumbler on Tuesday and place in cleared out tote. Vac carpets, make dinner, clean kitchen, finish up laundry. Fish oil at bedtime.

For W,Th,F – One cup of black coffee and follow 4 tumbler of water plan, take vitamins and supplements, with fish oil at bedtime. Lunch at home preferred, once a week out is OK. Aim for 12K steps. Use Barielle twice daily.

Wednesday – Pedicure day, Weigh myself. Grocery shop and errands. Write blog posts, make To Do lists, clean floors, stitch or create.

Thursday - Ironing day, mop kitchen do Grayson's laundry, pack his summer uniform.

Friday – Clean bathrooms. Gas up car. Finish up To Do list for the week. Wash linens and towels. Pack Sat./Sun. Lunches. Set out scrubs.



At work avoid venting. Stay out of gift shop and cafeteria.
At home don't dwell on work issues and only check Seton email on Friday.
Focus on self-improvement and health.

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I think this latest update of my plan is going to serve me better as we move through the Fall.  I want to help y kid survive his senior year intact, so I made plans to help with that, too.  I didn't make that many changes to the Plan as a whole, but I think I can keep myself more accountable for following it. I had been cheating a bit, but NO MORE.  And I have drastically cut down on the wine, which is good for my health AND my budget.