Sunday, June 27, 2010
Good grief! I am so bored! My snack monster is creeping up on me. I'm working and there are chocolate chip cookies staring me down with their beady chocolate chips eyes and screaming, "EAT ME"! I've already succumbed to their pleas twice now and if I don't get out of here, I am going to go down for the count on the whole plate.
So far this week, I've been doing really good and I don't know why I'm having such a hard time today. Oh wait, I do know - I AM SO BORED!
Yesterday, I was out with hubby and we were out and about running errands and shopping. Right around lunch time, we found ourselves at Costco and they're hot dogs just sounded so good. Before SP, whenever I found myself at Costco, I would get TWO hot dogs. Yesterday, I only had one and I was pretty full for the rest of the afternoon.
I even avoided most of the food tastings that Costco has all throughout the store with the exception of one oatmeal raisin cookie but before taking it, I did read the nutritional content first to get a good idea of what I was eating and it seemed ok.
Only 25 more minutes to go and so far no more breakdowns. Maybe if I just stay here on SP and just focus on reading success stories that will get my through the next 25 minutes. Once I get home, I'll be safe. No more sinful temptations staring me down. Once I get home, I can go for a walk and clear my head of scrumptious, gooey cookies. Once I get home, I'll be safe.
Thx for being here at this very moment fellow sparkers.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I took my before picture yesterday. Yep, that was a vision I could have lived without. However, as much as I really didn't like what I saw, it was a good exercise - NO MORE DENIAL NOW!
It's actually motived me even more. I am more determined than ever to lose this weight, once and for all. As much as I didn't want to get up and exercise today, I got up and did my exercise. As much as I wanted to have our standard Saturday morning pancakes or french toast with loads of butter and syrup, I didn't. I just had my protein shake while hubby had his french toast.
Tomorrow is Fathers Day and we're supposed to go out to the valley and have brunch with the in-laws and as much as I love my Papa Jack and love spending time with them, I know there is going to be a lot of fattening food. I also know I'm not going to have very many healthy choices available to me either.
I'm going to do the best I can and hopefully, one meal isn't going to sabatoge my whole diet. Monday morning I will be back to work on my diet and health goals. Special occasions happen and we need to make allowances for them. When it comes to spending time with family or avoiding them because of diet restrictions, my family will win out, every time.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Now Iím not talking about those little yellow pills that Mick Jagger wails about that will help Motherís get through the day. No, Iím talking about those little pills that weíre all supposed to take while weíre depriving our body of food but still trying to get our daily allowance of nutrients - VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS.
Multi-vitamins with calcium, multi-vitamins with iron, fat burners, fat blockers, energy boosters, appetite suppressants, yada yada yada. Donít even get me started on the others that sound just down right disgusting: Detoxifiers, Body Flushers, Colon Cleanser Ė EEEWWWEEE!!!
Anyway, whatís a newbie Sparker to do? I know I need to start with a multi but what difference does it make what kind of multi it is or whether or not I get at Costco or Trader Joes or the Vitamin Shoppp? What is rubbish and what is legit.
Besides cost and quantity, what's the difference? With hubby and I on a really tight budget these days, I need to be really conscious of what I'm spending but I do want to do what I have to get healthy again
Any suggestions fellow Sparkers? Inquiring minds want to know.
(ok, it's just me that wants to know)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I just wanted to get healthy again, or so that's what I told hubby when he saw me messing around here last night setting up my Sparks page. You see, I just wanted to get healthy again (I used to be VERY healthy once upon a time) and just wanted to be able to track my progress and have some accountability. But NOOO!
You SparkPeople reeled me in by asking me to create a profile page and join a group and play around with all of your little widgets and cool apps and before I knew it, I am blogging - AGAIN! You see, I already have a blog site and a very successful one at that.
My other blog has literally consumed most of my free time. When I'm not working in serving my clients or taking care of my family or spending some time taking care of myself, I am blogging. I have become obsessed with blogging. Fortunately for me, my blogging has helped increase my business, which is the whole reason I started blogging back in August 2008.
But you see, I'm not looking to increase my business here, I just wanted to get healthy. Who knows, maybe by blogging about my efforts, I will get healthy. I don't know, but what I do know is that blogging is a strange phenomena. Things we never thought possible suddenly become reality when we blog about it.
I've got a long way to go to get healthy, maybe blogging will get me there. It may even be really fun too (hmmm...). Stranger things have happened.
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