Saturday, September 22, 2018

The 30 Day Challenges.

11:09 a.m. I slept in, though not with easy thoughts. 

April let me get boiled peanuts (small portion this time) instead of McDonalds...bonus is I’m just in time to meet my IMF goal for today! She also gave me change for the jar, so that one is met. Hope the day is looking up. Praise Thank the Lord God/Jesus. 🙏🤗😘

1:12 p.m. Unable to sleep. I’ve migrated to Rob’s room to hang out with Rob and April.

2:07 p.m. Back to my room. Hair Fair is on is SL!!! DOUBT I’ll get in.

3:16 p.m. Well, I got in to the Hair Fair, just in time to have a poor internet connection. 😑

It seems between that, the wars of shame waged with my soul that lasted from last night to the following afternoon, bladder attacks, and a major lack of sleep...I’ve hit that little roadblock today called depression. 

I have plenty of things today I’d like to do, but I don’t seem to be interested in going for them, without outright forcing myself. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I think I’ll try a nap again. I really need sleep. God only knows if I’ll be successful and perhaps wake up in a better mood.

At least this early afternoon went well. 😉 And the fact that I’ve bothered to write, and continue, this entry makes things not seem so down.

6:21 p.m. Awake and feeling a little better. 🤗❤️

7:15 p.m. Finished a healthy dinner (same as last night, but with extra grapes) and feeling good. Thanking/Praising Lord God/Jesus for His blessings in Christ. ❤️🤗

7:35 p.m. Hanging out in April’s room. Not feeling so depressed and I’m just a little bit better control of myself regarding these...”wars on my soul.” 😒

I’ve come to the conclusion that 30 day challenges really do wonders, with God’s help of course, to get me on track.

Tomorrow I’ll be a week in on three goals:

  1. Limited to no ‘added’ sugars per day. Max 8g a day i.e. two teaspoons. Out of a WHOLE DAY. And even, then it’s been well under that max number. 

To put that in perspective, a can of coke is 39 grams of sugar or nine and three-quarters teaspoons. 

  1. Add even a penny to my savings/blessing jar for a year OR just save up 365 non-consecutive days worth of loose change. Lol. Again, with God’s blessing, most daily additions have exceeded that. 🤗
  2. Daily intermittent fasting. Anywhere from 12 hours and up...usually landing around 16 hours. Then I break the fast with something healthy like whole fruits or those sweet potato fries. ❤️🤗🙏

P.S. Not planning on ‘baking’ those next time, as I read it makes for a much higher glycemic index than I’d prefer. 

I still didn’t let them go to waste this time around. And I tell myself that it’s still a better choice than junk food. 😂

Thanking and Praising God for these challenges.

My point is, especially with the sugar control, I’m in the mindset that I’m looking forward to checking off my tracker app (with honesty) every single day. And it keeps me accountable. And I hope it lasts. ❤️🙏🤗

If I use this long enough, I shouldn’t be surprised to spring for a full version, which allows for tracking more than only three daily goals at once. It’s so productive! P.S. iPod battery is behaving SO much better after charging it with its ‘original cord’ instead of the cheap non-Apple extra.

In fact, with the cheap cord, it seems I can no longer sync it to my computer. ☹️ Not great when I need the photos off here to do my entries, you know?

8:53 p.m. Night winding down. Got a review on one of my SL freebies. Hope it’s not negative. 😬

8:57 p.m. Three stars out of five. Meh. Nothing to cry home about. 😂

11:22 p.m. A lotta YouTube. The gabbing on FB about Disney Magic Kingdoms. I need to sleep. 😑

All Glory, Praise, Thanks and all things be to almighty God on the highest forever and ever in Jesus name, amen. God is able to do above all we ask or think!

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