Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I reset all my goals. I was thinking of just erasing my profile altogether and making a new one, but my greedy side didn't want to give up the trophies and points I worked so hard to earn the last time I started. I feel like a big fat failure, literally. I noticed in a previous blog I had written I was wining about gaining ten pounds, if only it were just that. Ten pounds... nope I managed to gain back 30 this time. Ten pounds over my last starting point.
Yesterday my daughter said "Mom did you quit Sparkpeople? You used to be obsessed, what happened?" Good question. I was stressed, I didn't have time, pick an excuse I'm not really sure what it is. Mainly I wasn't doing what I should have been doing, eating healthy and exercising.
Two years ago I was laying on the floor strength training, feeling irritated with it all and it occurred to me that you cant just exercise to get the body you want, you have to keep at it for the rest of your life. I didn't and I could kick myself for it. I'm ready to get back down on the floor,. I'm willing to get back in the kitchen. My husband and I were talking today about whenever we brought food to a potluck we were always asked what was in it with suspicion. Nobody really wanted to touch the stuff that might be good for you. I haven't gotten that response in a while, I think its time to shake up the potlucks again. Bring on the quinoa and the flax seed.!
Here goes nothing, sack lunches for this college girl and a crockpot in overdrive. Time to put the treadmill in my living room to good use. This is not a resolution, this is a commitment, whose with me?
Thursday, November 17, 2011
That is the question my college adviser asked when I was registering for classes today. before I tell you my answer I gave her let me just say that back even in elementary school I hated gym. In sixth grade I would volunteer to grade papers instead of participate. In High School I'm sad to say I cut class to get out of it.
Today I needed just one more credit to be a full time student so she looked at me and said how "hoe do you feel about Phys Ed"? My reaction: oooh, I want to take weight lifting! Haha so not me
Weight lifting was full, so I'll be taking circuit training, which sounds like more fun anyways.
Funny how things work out, two years ago before I started there was no way I'd pick that class. Thank you sparkpeople for helping me find my inner spark (and for giving me an excuse to go shopping)
Monday, March 07, 2011
I go to the store I read labels, check out serving sizes, and have even weighed out snacks for my family into little snack bags. I dont really think about it I just want my family to be healthy, but apparently I'm being watched.
My oldest DS has been checking calories and serving sizes on things lately and a few months a go we thought it was hilarious when one of my 5 year old DS who cant read said he wanted to see the calories on the back of the juice bottles. I'm instilling good eating habits in my kids right?
Over the weekend My oldest boy, Damian went over a friends house to stay the night. My friend knows I'm a bit picky about what I want my kids to eat, watch or do so she showed me the drinks she bought. Some sunny D and some generic apple juice so annoying me flips the bottles and read the labels. They are both basically flavored sugar water with added vitamins so I asked her to just give him water. I find it a little hard to eat there if it's not fried it's full of sugar. I'm trying my best to be polite and eat a bit, but the surveys are right if you have an overweight friend it really does affect you, meaning since we have been hanging out quit a bit I find myself eating out more and I have gained a few pounds back.
The next day when I picked him up I find out that he has refused to eat anything she's offered him. When we got home I asked Damian why he wouldn't eat her food and after a bit he finally told me it was because he didnt want all that junk they put in their bodies in his and he doesn't want to get fat...OH.
On one hand I'm proud of him for wanting to make wise food choices, but then ...
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