Holy Nicholas, bring peace and healing to your children!
My inner child still looks like this! With patent leather shoes!
A woman's place is in the White House.
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WOUBBIE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I've been making small lifestyle improvements over a period of more than 10 years. Looking back over my life I realize that I can thank good genes for getting me as far as I am! I don’t think I’ve EVER really lived a healthy lifestyle. Even when I was thinner or in better shape or both I got there by some really sketchy means. No, I was never bulimic, just never ate healthily when I was getting thin or staying thin. I smoked for many years. I still drink more alcohol than I should, though I am MUCH improved over my past.
I am a realist. I’m not interested in temporary “fixes”; however, I will only make permanent changes that are convenient and relatively painless. Great habits and routines have to be doable or they don't get done.
My progress so far:
~ Quit smoking
~ Cut alcohol consumption by 90%
~ Upped my water intake from almost none to just about enough
~ Cut my stress levels enormously
~ Found the healthiest food lifestyle and will follow it for life
~ Improved the quality of the food I buy
~ Lost 35 pounds pretty easily
~ Worked many small fitness routines into my lifestyle
~ Improved my thyroid health
~ Better managing stress and anxiety
~ Getting enough sleep more regularly
~ Creating a better work/life balance
~ Losing 30 pounds of fat
I've never liked making goals, because once you reach them you just have to make new ones. Therefore I now have Intentions, rather than Goals. I mean, you can have Goals and never, ever work towards them. Intentions, on the other hand, imply a little more action, though not necessarily in any specific timeframe. Suits me to a T! My intention is to Be Happy and Live Long and Well.
I'm permanently low carb. I am well nourished without much of the empty calories of grains, starches, or sugars. I feel better in most ways than I ever had in the past!
I am trying to be more active, as opposed to being an "exerciser". Exercise for its own sake bores me, therefore I won't do much of it. A few minutes a week of light weights, a lot of walking and running stairs while at work, and household upkeep will have to do me.
58, happily married, two terrific sons and two adorable cats. Love me some video games!
For the Alliance!
"The perfect is the enemy of the good."
"Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien." Voltaire
| current weight: 195.0
It's been a week today since I returned from vacation. I think the last two days I've finally gotten to feel "well" again. You were SO right about what carbs can do to your system if you're sticking for months to a good low-carb plan. I was always feeling like I had a sour stomach...more like a bowling ball in my gut. I couldn't sleep well, I FELT heavier than an elephant, and I realized how little water I drank...because when I started drinking again, I was back to that "initial" need to urinate 20 times a day.
Tomorrow is my weigh in, and I know I've done very well this week. I am hoping to be at least where I started just before vacation, and that I've taken off anything I gained last week. But whatever that number is, I'm feeling good, sticking to the plan, and I've learned a good lesson! Thank you...seriously....I may not ever have put that all together if you had not mentioned it.
1 day ago
LOL thanks to you for you're encouragement. I'm frustrated with myself for never finding and/or living in that middle ground. I've never learned to discipline myself. lived like a child, avoiding discomfort to my own detriment. the Bible talks about the sluggard that's to lazy to take his hand from his bosom to feed himself. In a way that's me. LOL
2 days ago
Thanks Woubbs. ((((()))))
3 days ago
Thanks for stopping by my blog and the positive comments on the joys of living with males. Maybe it would be worth it to buy paper plates.
8 days ago
Thanks for stopping by my Blog and lending support! :)
10 days ago