Just Jot January – 2020 – Stream of Consciousness Edition

Linda says: 

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the first 3 words of the first full sentence.” Okay, follow me here. This is what I want you to do: 1. Grab the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. 2. Open it to a random page. 3. Locate the first complete sentence on that page. 4. Use the first three words of that sentence to start your post, then take it from there–write whatever comes to mind. That’s it! Have fun!

Additionally, over time, it gets easier and easier to follow a routine.  It is the beginning that is the hardest.  They say it takes 21 days to start a new habit or to break a bad one but I’m not so sure about that.  I have also read that after the 21 days you continue it for another 90.  That is more like 111 days which makes more sense.

Got my 3 words from one of the Keto books I have on my desk.  I’ve been using them to get inspiration for meal planning, something I’ve been trying to get in the habit of doing.  I’ve done it for a week or so at a time but then something happens and I go back to just winging it.  I notice though that when I am planning, I am losing faster.  You’d think that would be motivation!

Exercise is another thing I’ve not been very consistent with, except for walking Benny twice a day.  I really need to get some arm and core work in to strengthen those muscles and help lose some of the excess flab from there.  I know that I’ve stretched my skin with all the weight I was carrying but you’d think I’d be able to fill some of it back with muscle instead of having flopping wings.  I’ll start tomorrow, maybe. 

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10 Responses to Just Jot January – 2020 – Stream of Consciousness Edition

  1. joey says:

    It’s that balance bit. We’re all trying to wing it and plan it in balance — not just meals, all the things 😉 You’re doing great!

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  2. Nice job with the prompt! I’m with you this year on not being able to find the love of sticking with changing my routines. You’re still doing great on your weight loss, right? I do think our bodies get used to a certain status, so changing things up seems to kick it in gear like you’ve noticed.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      I am still doing well on my weight loss. I am celebrating by getting a few new pieces of clothing. I don’t want to buy too much right now but going from a size XXL to a medium is fantastic! I am going to start getting a little stricter though as I have hit a plateau and I want to get to the next set of numbers on the scale.

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  3. I’ve read the word Keto but don’t know much about it. Do you think it could work? I need to change my way of eating.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      I was hesitant at first but my son lost about 30 pounds and I looked into it for myself. I read that it was okay for people with diabetes, in fact it could help with it since carbs are the biggest cause. I am not following it as strictly as you could because I don’t really want to eat as much fat as they say you can have. I have lost 65 pounds since March of 2019 and I no longer need to take the diabetic pills I was taking twice a day. Really the only thing I have given up is pasta and other carbs and sugars, including fruits. It really hasn’t been that hard and I am happy with the results so far.


      • Good to hear because I keep on thinking to change my diet. Don’t have diabetes. I stopped using that much sugar like stop drinking Coca Cola which I was addicted to. I’m also not a big fruit eater. Also don’t like too much fatty meat. I’ll still think about it! Thanks for info.

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  4. “When Winter closed….” These are the first three words, from the first full sentence on page 33 of ‘Boys in the Boat’. Thank you for sharing this ‘Just Jot It’ idea. Very inspiring!
    I look forward to following further.

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