Sunday, August 12, 2012
A couple of years ago, I blogged a paragraph that was voted most popular blog - about making one small choice at a time, and not focusing on being perfect. I almost reached my goal, and was feeling so victorious. Then, life hit me hard. All my new habits were pushed aside, and the mountaintop I was standing on begin to become a rock slide.
Fastforward to now. New home, new job, and 45# heavier. So, as I was huffing and puffing along in my new job, I realized how I not only looked out of shape, I FELT it.
Friday, I revisited Sparkpeople, and wiped my slate clean. New goals, some new teams (but kept my old ones!) and I feel ready to tackle this again. My life, my children's lives, are worth it!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Was feeling kind of frustrated - after 4 1/2 months of being mostly motivated, I hit that brick wall. For the last few weeks, my exercise minutes have been dwindling, my food choices haven't always been the best, and I was discouraged. I was trying to treat myself like my friend - encouraging, patient, kind. Yesterday, I went shopping with my daughter. She selected a pair of pants for me to try on (in a smaller size). AND THEY FIT! She told me how good I looked, how thin I looked, how fabulous I looked! I may not be perfect, in every step of this weight loss, but the right choices I AM making, are taking shape - PUN INTENDED!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Today, something hit me in the head - not a tap, but a BONG! Looking back, I think I've read it, heard it, seen it before, but it finally got into ME today! This morning, I fixed a quick breakfast for the kids of Pillsbury Toaster Strudels. The frozen kind you pop in the toaster. In the past, one box fed my two kids & I - two apiece. Well, today, when putting them on the plate, of course, I checked the calorie count - 190 EACH. Since I have been trying to get in more fruits (veggies are no problems, but I'm not a fruit lover), I took the second strudel back OFF of my plate, and got a crisp, colorful shiny apple out of the frig instead! Later, at work, someone had brought in sugar cookies. I picked up the package to grab one, and again, checked the calories - 190 for ONE cookie! So, I put the package down, and grabbed 13 almonds out of a little tupperware I'd stashed in my desk. Hey, I know these are little daily choices we make during this journey to healthier eating, but today was that ***BAM*** moment for me. I don't have to decide to ALWAYS do it all perfect! I can do it ONE SMALL CHOICE AT A TIME!! In the long run, I know I'll see the difference.
No more all or nothing for me!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The 3 C's of life: choices, chances and changes ~ You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change. Every day of this journey towards healthy living is full of many choices: Will I take a walk, or sit and rest. Will I eat that second helping or find something interesting to do. Will I tell my son "no" when he asks me to toss a ball, or will I spend a few minutes solidifying our relationship. Lately, I've been trying to make better choices for myself AND my kids. I'm taking chances (returning to school to eventually become a nurse practitioner), and I'm seeing changes - my home is happier, my body feels SO much better, and all seems so much brighter in our world. So,
Make a choice, Take a chance, and SEE A CHANGE!!!
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