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Monday, October 7, 2019

Weekly Weigh In: Week 16, October 7, 2019

I have decided that this feature will now run indefinitely, and will replace the My Quarterly Report feature.  It will go live every Monday, and it will be a weigh in that will share how I'm doing health-wise, and it will give me more accountability with my health.

Here is my sixteenth weigh in:

1. The Selfie: The selfie is me as of today, October 7, 2019.  

2. Weight: My weight stayed the same.  I'll take it (because it is better than a weight gain), but am hopeful that next week I'll have a weight loss to share.

3. Health News: I was able to average over 8,500 steps per day again last week.  I am thrilled!  I am not sure I'll be able to get that this week, but I am going to do my best, and I should be able to reach my 6,000 daily step goal minimum.

Tart cherry juice is definitely helpful.  It has improved my sleep pattern, and had basically no insomnia for the majority of the week last week.  I am dealing with a more minor case of insomnia right now, but am hopeful it will pass soon.

The carbonated water is helping with the water retention a little bit.  I couldn't find that non-flavored this last time at the store, so I bought some flavored that was no calorie, no sweetener (basically carbonated water and flavoring) to try.  I am not sure if it will work as well, but we'll see.  I am finding that I do have to drink the full recommended serving size to see any benefit at all with it, but there doesn't seem to be any awful side effects thus far.  Pray it stays that way!

Well, the issues I was having due to the herbal water pill are definitely done.  I also definitely did have an issue with that new laundry soap, and am mostly recovered from that (until I end up wearing an item I thought I re-washed and didn't).  I still have some other issues that are probably just related to getting older :), but those are sorting themselves out bit by bit.  

I appreciate your prayers for all my weirdness. :D  The last 2 years feel like my health and body have morphed into something new.  Things I could once eat I cannot anymore, things I could once wear/use (i.e. make-up or soap) I cannot anymore, etc.  My 40s are not going well! LOL :)  Maybe it will be like March - "In like a lion, out like a lamb."  Here's hoping! :D

4. Diet News:  Hmmm... I'd say that I did pretty good with my diet for the most part.  The biggest issue has been that I have just not been hungry very often, so I have been forcing myself to eat just to keep from becoming mad and sassy (AKA hangry).  Unfortunately, sometimes that has meant eating things that aren't the best for me because those were the only things that tempted me to eat.  I am going to work on eating the things that work best for me instead of what is tempting this week (assuming this lack of hunger continues or even if my appetite comes back).  Wish me luck!

I was more consistent with the intermittent fasting times this week, and I think that is also helping my sleep patterns.  I also have realized that sugar and anything caffeine containing cannot be consumed by me after like 3pm without it causing sleep issues for me.  I am also finding that eating or drinking anything other than water after 6pm (I did that once this last week), gives me heartburn when I lay down to sleep, so I'm going to make the rule that food  and liquids other than water after 6pm just cannot happen for me no matter when I started eating for the day.

5. Other News: The busy train has not slowed one bit, and may even have ramped up, believe it or not.  Not sure when it will slow down, but maybe by January.  We'll see. :D  Maybe I'll get some moments to catch my breath between now and then.  Also, if you think about it, I have some unspoken things that I could realize use some prayer for if you wouldn't mind being a prayer partner with me.  Thanks!

How are you doing?  Do you have anything you want to weigh in with?  Any health progress or goals you want to share?  If so, please leave a comment below (with a link to your post, if you have one and wish to leave it), and I'll respond ASAP.

Have a great week!

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