Monday, June 29, 2009
It's been awhile since I blogged on here, I'm hoping to get back into that habit. I have numerous blogs but have yet to beat the support I find here on SparkPeople :)
Today was a fun day, went shopping at the outlets with my cousin-in-law. Then came home and just relaxed. Finished up a good book that I've been working on for awhile now and checked out a few websites that I keep up with. Played with my neopet, haha. Gotta love it.
Then I did my strength training exercises, I gotta say they aren't hard, but I can tell my muscles are pretty tight. So I'm glad to be putting that back into my routine as well. I know it makes a bit difference with the headaches too, all these things to lose weight I think are healthy things I should be doing anyway. I guess where that whole mindset comes in that it's not a "diet" but a way of changing my lifestyle for the better. And I'm even starting to think in that way, I keep telling J that I want eating healthy to be my main focus and then the whole calorie counting thing will fall in line anyway. I must say my appetite is already responding, today I don't feel nearly as hungry and not at all deprived. I even started on a small portion of a dessert that I had made, and ended up giving the rest to the dog because I was full so quickly. And don't worry... no chocolate was involved :) Actually, I've pretty much kicked the caffiene as well. Definitely a major contributer to the migraines! So I don't need it, it's not good for me anyways.
Yes, it feels good to be pleasantly tired tonight, see that's another thing. More activity = less insomnia and more energy. I'm loving this.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Every time I get off track and get back on again, I feel a little more confident. This is a journey, not a destination. You'd think of it as a destination... aka "goal weight" but it is a journey because if healthy habits are not continued, I will only gain back. And probably a few extra with it...
This past weekend was difficult to choose "good" foods, so I just tried to focus on portion control and as many healthy choices as I could make being at someone else's home and eating what they fixed. I did quite well passing up some things that before I would have scarfed down without a thought. And today and yesterday, my 1st two days back home, I have done well.
I think I can do this.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
So I stepped off the train for about a week, and I'm not sorry that I did because I chose to eat consciously. Now that does NOT mean that I made excellent food choicees, it does mean that I have been looking at WHY I chose to eat at those particular times. WHY am I using food instead of other coping skills. Healthier coping skills. I have gained a pound or 2, and that is discouraging since I was down to my recent lowest, but hey, I'm giving myself a learning curve here and I REFUSE to beat myself up over this.
Here's to success!!!!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Not sure of the date because the time is messed up on my computer :)
Well.. today was a better day, moodwise. I did go over the limit with a few forbidden foods, but these are early days yet... And I KNOW I ate less than I would have if I wasn't tracking and therefore more "accountable" than I have been.
I did my weight training exercises today for the 1st time, they actually felt good and gave me a nice sense of accomplishment. And hey... If I burned off even a few of those extra calories today that's the best part :) I will get the hang of this, if I keep with it.
Have met some really nice people on here, and am finding the message boards to be a super place for tips and encouragement. I have joined some really fun and active teams so far. *waves to my teams*
Last night was some difficulty sleeping, well more one of those mornings where I wake up super early and simply cannot get back to sleep. All that water running through me, haha. So I did sleep in a bit this morning after I had gotten up then went back to sleep. *sigh* Well hoping tonight will be better in that department.
Tomorrow is my cardio day, it should feel good to get out and walk. Haven't been in 2 days and I am missing it. Just couldn't get up the get up and go today and yesterday was just a horrid day in general.
Well... it's time I should be looking at the pillow I guess.... g'night all.
4 ME 2 !!!!!
(can you tell I just love those silly little emoticons??? LOL)
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