Tuesday, June 14, 2016

30 Chic Days - Day 1

I've decided to join in with Fiona and Sue to track 30 days of "chic" living. The purpose of this is to log every day with the goals of:

Awareness of what I’m doing each day
Where I am placing my focus, and
Remembering what I want to achieve.

Here’s what I will be reporting on each day for thirty days:
What I ate
What I wore
How I moved my body
What I read
My focus for the day
So here it goes!

Day 1
My focus for the day is more home sale preparation while taking conscious steps to improve my health and body and spending time with a friend.

Eating: I have decided I really would like to be thinner and am looking back at my weight when we moved here 19 years ago. Since then I have gained about 19 pounds (at one point more) and I want to reverse the trend. I can't keep gaining a pound a year so I'm tracking what I eat using and it has revealed too many carbs and a bit too much sugar. My challenge is  finding healthy snacks that are filling especially in the afternoon!

Today breakfast was shredded wheat cereal with 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup blueberries and unsweetened soy milk. Coffee too of course. Lunch was a tuna and tomato sandwich on rye with carrot sticks. Dinner was a glass of merlot, turkey burger, small servings of roasted cauliflower and steamed potato, and a green salad. Snacks were a fig bar and a non-fat latte. I drank more water than usual which is a strategy I am trying out.

What I wore: It is going to be 96 F today and I'm going out with a friend for coffee so a loose blue knit dress with a scarf to add color and to combat the air conditioning at the coffee house. You can see that reddish bathroom that is next on the painting list in the background as well as a blue wall that is after that.

How I moved my body: 30 minutes of stretching/core work, half a mile dog walk and then wall washing. I had to laugh because I was remembering the movie Karate Kid where he has the boy waxing a car to strengthen his arms and I did get arm exercise for sure.

What I read: Mostly blogs and Facebook posts today. I did start a new mystery borrowed from the library.


  1. What a great post, Juhli. You look lovely in your photo! Haha, the Karate Kid - wax on, wax off :)

  2. I really like this dress on you!

    1. Thanks! It certainly if good for hot weather.


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