When Life . . .

Gives you Lemons.


Life has definitely thrown a curve ball. A part of me wonders if it’s the perfect opportunity to postpone my New Lifestyle, New Me adventure, but the other part of me—the pushy and persistent side—will just not let that happen. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this crazy, twisted, and often convoluted life… it is how to ADAPT.

Some things are going to have to wait. That just can’t be helped. It’s almost impossible to find Ezekiel Bread (or any healthy whole wheat bread for that matter), and Frozen Fruit, Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt and healthy milk alternatives (for my delicious smoothies) have disappeared from the shelves as well. Adjustments are being made. I’ll reassess the food situation in a few weeks—or when healthier foods are back in supply—whichever comes first.

It’s hard to believe I’m starting WEEK FOUR. My how time flies!

Since my “Stepping Goal’ was modified to 5,500 per day, I’ve managed to hit my mark everyday for the last four days. Yay! It’s so awesome to make small goals because your chances of accomplishing them are so great and—in turn—you constantly have little victories to celebrate. I’m 1000 over my previous average; that’s an additional half-mile per day. Not too shabby.

I’ve been reading tidbits here and there about the dangers of sitting for extended periods, so I’ve decided to address that issue this week. After doing a little (Google) research, I found and installed an app called Water Drink Reminder. Default reminders are once every hour, but I’ve revised mine to ring every 30 minutes (for now).

Since the app literally reminds me to drink water (duh), I’m actually killing two birds with one stone. I get a notification, stand up and do my steps for five minutes (or so) AND I’m reminded to drink water and log the amount into my app.

At the end of the day, I’ve put in my steps all day long (as opposed to waiting until just before bed and pacing frantically around the house to hit my goal!) AND I’m tracking how much water I’m drinking—another healthy addition!

As for lemons, we have a tree out back that is full of them and I’ve never been more grateful for that tree. I think you’ll be seeing another post about lemons soon… maybe a fun recipe.

Anyway, thank you for reading!! I hope you found some useful information or enjoyment here. Until next time…

Be safe and Stay healthy!

—Janet

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My name is Janet, and I'm located in southern California. My blog is rather eclectic, featuring art, photography, and a little poetry, as well as short pieces of fiction (now and then). I also share about my walk of faith, and my journey through recovery from alcoholism.

7 thoughts on “When Life . . .

  1. Janet, you are my inspiration, Girl!!! BRAVO! you’re doing very well with your goals–and thanks for the reminder that “small” is better. Also, thanks for the water reminder…I started off well, but when I’m stressed I seem to reach for the Diet Coke–stupid/not good. My step counter will arrived Wednesday–I’m actually excited! And I’ve dusted off the treadmill–“step one” of goal 🙂 I love lemon–lemonade is so refreshing (and of course lemon-flavored pound cake is so good….oops, did I mention pound cake?) 🙂

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    1. Haha!! Yeah you said cake. I did quit the cokes and feel good about that. I would always get a tummy ache after drinking it but I would do it anyway. I can’t wait for Wednesday how exciting! And lucky you for the treadmill. I need one because our house is small and it’s been raining too often!

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