Friday, February 28, 2014
So I just arrived home again yesterday. So glad to be back, the internet was so pathetic at work the past month It was a struggle just to check my e-mail. It's a joy to have a speedy internet connection again. However it is freezing here at home and snowing. I will miss the warmer weather that we had in Alabama the past month. Although to the locals it was actually unseasonably cold most of the time, it was still a lot warmer than it is here at home.
But enough about the weather, I just bought a juicer! I was reading an article about Juicing on the flight home and decided to give it a go. Started this morning with a large glass of juice for breakfast.
- 2 large carrots
- 1 medium beet
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 plum
- 1/2 large orange
This was slightly modified from a recipe in the magazine. Anyway it was delicious! It made one full large glass which holds 16 ounces. (Big Beer Glass) And it was filling as well. gonna try 2 glasses of juice a day, 1 normal meal with a lean meat and veggies, and veggie and dip for snacks. We shall see.
If anyone has tried juicing let me know how you found it and any recommendations you may have.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
So I have recently taken over as the leader of the group representing everyone who joined the same week as I did. The Group is SP Class of 9-15 June 2013. It used to have a few people who were very active and were keeping a few things going constantly. But I guess they became less active a few months ago and nobody had made any posts on the group page for about 3 months. So when I applied for the leader position it was pretty much automatic.
There is a lot of information to read, and a lot of features of the group page to get used to as a leader. Sent out a mass e-mail to the group for feedback and have received a few replies. There does appear to be a few people still active, hopefully I can liven the group up with a few challenges and activities to help keep them motivated.
Started off with a 5% weight loss challenge, open start and continuous, so people can do it over and over again if they choose, or maybe use it as a stepping stone to setting bigger goals.
And also initiated a weekly Action plan thread on the page, where people can write down their "plans" each week to help them reach their goals.
Wish me luck everyone! Hopefully I can get my group active again.
On a personal note, I have finally admitted to myself that the Holidays were not good to me, and have acknowledged that I am still not fully back on track.
I mean of course that I finally updated my weight. I had weighed in just before Christmas at a delightful 259.4, and finally this morning I updated it to the current 266. It hurt to see the change in the bar line, and my weight loss graph now shows me above the goal line, while I was just at it or a little below it for a long time. I realized though that I was deluding myself and that it was hurting me in the long run by not acknowledging the gain for what it was. Now I can hopefully focus on the changes I need to make to get myself back on track.
Weather is horrible here today, blizzard going on all day. I was supposed to fly back to work today. Flights cancelled. Boo!! My trip back to work was supposed to include a day at the beach in Trinidad, now since i'm leaving a day late I will be arriving late at night and then going straight back to work the next day. I say again....BOOOO!!!!
Thursday, January 02, 2014
So I started out the 'holiday season doing quite well, I was down a few more pounds and holding well. Sadly after the family finally left my house I crashed and burned. For about 3 days straight I ate everything in sight. There was a lot of leftover snacks both from Christmas and from a house party I had just after. I ate almost everything that was leftover. It was sad, and I know why it happened like that. The Holidays were stressful with my brother in and out of the hospital and my mother staying at my house for longer than usual to be nearer to him. Very Stressful, but while my mother was at my house I kept up my healthy habits. Mostly to maintain an image so she would see how I was doing and possibly stop criticizing me. Didn't help. I did well but she didn't shut up about it, has to criticize everything I do. If i'm doing poorly with it, she has her opinion on what i'm doing wrong. If i'm doing well, it's not good enough in her opinion. Just a delight to be around.
After she left it almost felt like I was eating everything that was left over just to spite her. I've heard other people say the same things about their family before. WE know inside that it is only hurting ourselves, but we do it anyway. I think I have it back under control now.
Broke my blender over the Holidays. ARGHH (I blame my mother, she was the last one to handle it) Going to pick up a new one today. Going back to the Healthy yogurt smoothies for breakfast. That will be a start.
Bought a Treadmill over the Holidays. Didn't set it up while the family were here. I know that theoretically it would have been easier to set up with one of them to help me, but in reality it would have been like pulling out my own teeth. So my plan is to set it up this afternoon by myself.
So down to the Resolution part of this. At the Beginning of the holidays I had big plans to lay out a list of resolutions, and make a solid plan to get me to my goals. But after the Fiasco that was my holidays, and the depressing increase I ended up seeing on the scales I have decided to keep it simple.
- Get Back on Track!
My simple eating plan that was doing so well up until the Holidays will be put back in place as of today.
- Everything in Moderation
Going to finally build my treadmill
- Start a simple walking program on the new Treadmill, link it to watching a show or something to keep myself interested.
So for today, Jan 2, 2014 I HAVE 4 GOALS!
- go swimming
- buy a new blender
- pick up a healthy grocery order
- build the treadmill
Best wishes to everyone in 2014
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