As the week winds down, we wind down with some tidbits for your information, education, health, and enjoyment.
Quotes of the Week:
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You’ll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.” Benjamin Disraeli
Humor Break: “Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes.” Author unknown
Stat of the Week: Ever get “shot down”? Embarrassed by a colleague or co-worker? Blogger Dorie Clark offers up these 4 suggestions in her post “How to Deal with Critics”. Personally I would rather tell my critics to go … well, it’s better if you read Dorie’s inputs!
Action Tip: When critics attack, that’s when you are happy to have a mentor. Don’t have one? If you have a future, get one — take if from someone who has done a lot of mentoring! And if you have a mentor, today day would be a good day to pop up for no reason and thank him/her.
Weight Watch – Week 5: (A personal 16 week Healthy Life style report)
The fifth week’s results are in: I had NO CHANGE on the official digital scale. Five weeks into the program and I am down 11.1 pounds.
Yikes! Bummer!! Disappointed!!! These are the words (and implied feelings) I am experiencing at this moment. Did I deserve “no change”. Not sure. I have stopped 2-a-day workouts, but still average well over an hour a day walking the neighborhood or in the gym (or a combination of both). Haven’t missed a day of exercise in more than two weeks. My diet is balanced and sensible. Haven’t had a real desert since I started this healthy program. No more than 2 slices of bread a week and none this past week. So what will I do? Well for now, not too much. I will shrink my proportions by 10-15%, see if that helps. I have been eating berries every day. Maybe they have too much natural sugar. I will cut down on the number of berries. Maybe I will add 10 minutes on to my daily exercises. I have signed up for a water aerobics class beginning next week. It will at least add variety to my routine. Let’s see what next week brings.
If you have been following along you know I am overweight. But how much? I found a site (click on tools & tips, then Healthy Weight Calculator) that gives you your weight range based on your height. Fast, Fun, Funny, Tragic. But give it a shot, it only takes seconds. I did. Apparently I am 6 inches too short.