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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Susan Weinstein

First Unitarian Church of Portland


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Susan's actions


Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.



Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.



Less Screen Time

I will replace 90 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.


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    Susan Weinstein 10/28/2016 10:25 PM
    My challenges taught me several things:  that with commitment and intention, I can achieve my goals - even physical ones; that it's too easy for that 'dark' side of me and my character to loom up; and, that two weeks really goes by quickly.   Thank you, particularly Sherry Hall, for getting me to increase my awareness, become more mindful and live a healthier lifestyle. Best wishes to all.

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    Susan Weinstein 10/27/2016 10:46 PM
    Did all 3 challenges today/tonight.   I came close to talking myself out of a real walk; but after my mindful dinner, decided that I could keep my commitment and out the door I went.  

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    Susan Weinstein 10/26/2016 8:15 PM
    Woke very early to watch the grandkids and walked shorter... but still did it and my other two goals too.  Yippee!!

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    Susan Weinstein 10/25/2016 10:23 PM
    Longest walk yet!!  It's still hard to eat mindfully, ie without reading, listening or watching ... but I'm doing it. 

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    Susan Weinstein 10/24/2016 10:40 PM
    Good Day!!    I'm now thinking about which challenges I will incorporate into my life.   But, that takes me away from the present moment.  AhHa.  Being here now.

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    Susan Weinstein 10/24/2016 10:43 AM
    I decided to take the moral high road ... I fell asleep in front of the TV while it was on ... and on ... and on.   So I decided that I did not meet that challenge today because I 'should have' turned off TV and gone directly to bed.  Grrr... hate being a couch sleeping potato!

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    Susan Weinstein 10/22/2016 10:51 PM
    Jumped out of bed this am and decided to walk ... to the store.   It was such a lovely day.  No TV all day!   And, ate mindfully.  

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    Susan Weinstein 10/22/2016 12:45 AM
    I blew my challenge about eating with no distractions - darn.  There I was reading the Voter's Guide while eating lunch, totally wrapped up in deciding how I was going to vote on the many issues we have before us - and whammo, all of a sudden I remembered my challenge ... too late.  I did stop reading when I realized what I had been doing.    What a learning experience.  I'll do better tomorrow.

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    Susan Weinstein 10/22/2016 12:41 AM
    Guess I should have made recording my challenges another challenge in itself.  My walk accomplished a task - I walked to the local grocery store.  Eating in mindful solitude remains the biggest challenge.

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    Susan Weinstein 10/19/2016 10:21 PM
    Challenges are going well, ie.  successful, meeting my challenges.   I won't be able to walk first thing tomorrow, so I'll have to make some other time.  Good Luck everyone.