Refocusing – week 5

Another week of Refocusing has come and gone. This one was a bit wonky on account of the holiday weekend, but I think I did alright. If you’re keeping score at home, though, you’ll notice that I didn’t post anything here Wednesday or Friday. I’d tell you it’s because I was too busy doing other sexy, awesome things, but I’d be lying if I did. I pretty much just blew off the blog last week. I’m trying not to feel bad about that, and so far that’s going quite well.

Anyway, how I’d do?

Progress report — week 4

As per tradition, I’m going to give myself a grade on each of my five goals, then write up my overall results.

I will spend one hour a day exercising and stretching.

I’m still not doing so hot on this one. The stretching? I’m doing that every day without fail. In fact, it’s become such an integral part of my daily routine, so relaxing and invigorating, it’s kind of silly that it was so hard to get started at the beginning.

But as for actual exercise? That’s been a challenge. I am a major, irredeemable wimp when it comes to the cold, and since it’s cold and windy where I live, and since walking is kind of my whole exercise plan at this point, I haven’t done hardly any at all. That said, I did manage to get outside a bit more than I did last week, but I’m still not where I need to be.

I’m giving myself a C- here, instead of last week’s D, because while I have a long way to go, I did improve a little.

I will use a meal planner to eat healthier.

Nailing it. Even with Thanksgiving thrown in the mix, I’ve kept my calorie count down and continue to eat much healthier food.

A solid A+ again.

I will spend one hour a day on meditation and related practices.

Ditto on this. Haven’t diverged an inch from my plan and am just killing this goal with a consistence I never really thought possible.

Another A+.

I will spend one hour a day with my family members.

Nailed it, crushed it, killed it–I need another term to mean “I’m totally kicking this goal’s ass beyond all reasonable belief.” Seriously, it’s almost a gimme at this point, and I’m really happy about that.

An A+ like burning.

I will create something every day.

Alas, we once again come upon a goal I’m not doing so well at. The creative juices are pretty hard to squeeze out these days, but (as with my exercise goal) I did a little better this week than I did last week.

So, that’s a B- because of the improvement, but I really need to get my act together here.


I’m tempted to just copy and past last week’s Results in this spot, because the trend of total awesomeness just keeps going. Energy, patience, lack of anxiety–it’s all there. I did have a rough, semi-sleepless night on Saturday, which was weird, but that’s about it. Sleep’s been great otherwise.

Oh, and I lost another three pounds, putting me at 233. Admittedly, I still have a lot of weight to lose, but my pants are getting looser and I’ve had to use holes on my belt which have never before been penetrated.

That seems kinda obscene now that I’ve written it.


How’ve you been doing?

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