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I am lumping all summer into this one update. We were here, there and everywhere, and September always feels like a fresh start!

I’m back to walking in the evenings, which is great. I am better about making sure I meet my water goals, and mostly watching what I eat. I went outside my comfort zone and bought a swim suit that shows way more of my chest than I would normally allow. I have returned to meal planning, which means fewer last minute, less nutritional meals for me and my family.

Big disappointment this morning when I logged into FitBit to log my measurements:

They did away with the option of logging body measurements on their site (along with 1.5 years of my data) without adequately warning their customers.

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I’m a little late on this post — it’s been a busy and stressful few weeks with school ending for three of my four kids. I’ve been more conscious of what I’m eating and when, and trying to move more when I have the opportunity. I’m looking forward to the end of this weekend (and therefore the end of our Scout commitments, that make it hard for me to get in the regular long walks I enjoy).

This is my end of June summary:

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Fit-in 15?

After a hellish last week, I think Andrea’s (from a peek inside the fishbowl) challenge is just what I needed to see today.

Two weeks ago I ordered an exercise video. Now, I’m not an “Exercise Video” kinda gal — I hate them, really — but I’d heard great things from quite a few folks I know about this particular one and was promised it would kick my ass. By the time it arrived last week, something else was kicking my ass and I’m only now feeling up to cracking the cellophane and tossing it in the DVD player.

15 minutes a day isn’t a lot, but it’s sadly more than I put into a concentrated effort in a 24hr period.

As I haven’t a scale that works right now, I’ll measure my progress for a week with a tape measure and see if I see a quantifiable change by the end of a week. I will also continue to add to this post my thoughts and observations on this challenge for at least one week. I won’t use the video everyday, but will absolutely be getting that 15min in somewhere!

Can *you* do 15 minutes a day?

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Today is off to a good start. I’m hoping to maintain the positive momentum through the day. I really like waking up happy, but going to bed still happy is even better.

Last night I hit the Carleton with some crafty ladies and a couple crafty men for some quality time knitting, gabbing, and drinking beer. It was nice to catch up with John and Alex as I haven’t seen either of them in awhile since cooler temperatures ended the 2008 Brew and Q season — hopefully we’ll be able to sort something out in terms of a group family meal and get everyone together soon. I worked on my mother’s Christmas present and was happy and relieved to hear folks commenting on great colour choice. I’m not terribly good at selecting colours for stuff, and was worried it might be too drab.

This morning I woke too early with a scratchy throat and a coughing child, but managed to get back to sleep. The boys are still adapting to the time change, but are happy to play until it’s time for everyone to get up. I was amused by how eager they both were to cooperate in preparing their breakfast. Then I made myself a fine cup of home roasted coffee (and I may make another before lunchtime) and some toast, and grabbed a couple minutes to check the weather and news before getting the boys’ lunches ready for school. Yay, fog! Weather that reminds me of home — we don’t get nearly enough of it here in Eastern Ontario. 😉

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