Thursday, January 12, 2012
What are your priorities? What you DO is your priority.
What are you struggling with? I am struggling with making walking a priority. I did fine from Oct through the week of Dec 13 (super busy week) and have struggled ever since to get back to the daily habit of it.
"Excuses be SHELVED in 20-TWELVE."
Our ACTIONS demonstrate our real priorities.
And when I DO fight my way back to a regular, daily walking habit, I'll remember HOW MUCH HARDER IT IS to go back and start over, than it would have been to make whatever time mgmt sacrifices necessary, to have continued doing it during the week of Dec 13. It's like going back to school: no matter what it is that's going on in your life that makes it look like you HAVE to drop out, DON'T DO IT, because no matter how hard it is stay in, it will be much much harder to go back than it is to stay in.
Your actions demonstrate your true priorities.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Found a really good sale at BILO, the sale included red leaf, green leaf, and romaine, buy one get one free, $1.99. Only 99 cents each, not per pound but for the whole head.
First time I went, the romaine was pitiful so I bought one red and one green. Went back last night because the store is near where we meet for Life Group, and the romaine selection had been replenished. I got two romaines.
I have been eating homemade soup everyday due to being sick (I need the hot liquid), and since getting the lettuce I've been eating salad with homemade dressing everyday. YES I have lost weight, already.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I have a bad wracking cough and runny eyes, but am getting better super fast.
We had our first Life Group meeting tonight, 1st one since Dec 13. I took peppermint cake. I didn't have any though, nor did I participate, trying to prevent socially embarassing coughing fits. I am usually not silent but was this time. I left the group 5 or 6 times to go cough outside.
I will sleep sitting up again tonight. I took 3 SinuFix today.
Monday, January 09, 2012
I am down with crud, fever, and no voice. I tapered off my SinuFix, as a test to see if I could do without it part time, in order to conserve it and keep it from running out so fast.
And now I have the answer. Nope! One a day keeps the crud away. I used to get chronic and acute sinus / upper respiratory infections EVERY fall and EVERY spring, and sometimes all the months in between, before I found SinuFix.
I want to investigate the bigger question of why my immune system isn't up to doing it on it's own. But I haven't had time, between job hunting, no internet at home, packing, etc.
I have a theory that weightloss releases toxins which adds stress to the immune and detox systems. I had also quit eating lemons / drinking lemon water at the same time I went without SinuFix. I think I had the perfect storm conditions.
But after taking SinuFix for only 24 hours, I am at the spitting up crud stage today, which is usually 10days to several weeks in (for me, anyway). So even though really gross, I am healing very fast. Tonight I am going to sleep sitting propped up.
This morning I had no voice at all, and made hot & sour soup, I always want it when I'm sick!, and I conveniently already had the chicken broth part of the soup ready in the fridge. Emptied the car to bring in lemons and empty car trash, drank lots of hot tea with lemon and ate hot & sour soup (strange breakfast). My voice came back after the hot liquids in the am, and then has been intermittent since. Took supplements including SinuFix; washed sliced & bagged lemon slices; made Good Seasons oil & vinegar salad dressing, washed lettuce leaves from a head of red leaf and lettuce leaves from a head of green leaf, and made salad (lettuce cut with plastic knife, toms, cukes, shredded carrots). Did several batches of dishes, did laundry at the laundromat, changed my sheets, and bagged some Christmas clothes for storage and started another Goodwill clothing bag. Drove to a nearby town to fill up with cheaper gas, which just went up 12 cents (ouch), $3.34 here at the least expensive place, ate a late lunch, then came to the library to job hunt. Super busy day and I'm very tired, between all the stuff I got done plus feeling drained to begin with because of being sick. Sometimes I have chills.
I didn't walk today, because of empty gas tank and driving to fill up. Have to plan better next time for NO EXCUSES.
SHELVE The Excuses in 20-TWELVE.
It is very rainy and dreary, depressing type of weather, WHICH I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR BECAUSE IT'S TOO WARM TO FREEZE. I am under alot of stress and don't want to even consider dealing with snow or sleet in addition to everything else (thank you Jesus we don't have that, as it IS winter ya know - I am grateful). It's supposed to rainy off and on for the next few days WHICH I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR.
I need to repack ministorage, time is of the essence it has to be done NOW, and haven't even started.
Tomorrow is another day.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Plug it into Nutrition Tracker and see for yourself; you'll find almost 400 reasons to JUST SAY NO.
1 small sandwich for "only a dollar" that is gone in 3-4 bites:
19 grams of fat
Would you like a drink with that? Yes, please. That's also only $1 on special for the 32oz cup; what a bargain!! Only $2 total for a McDouble and a coke!!!
(Or small fry, or a sundae, or pies, or ... or ... or ... hey I want VALUE, and these are all on the VALUE menu!!)
NO, i DON'T want a diet drink because that contains aspartame, sucralose, neotame, and the like. Regular coke or sweet tea or other non-diet drink, please!
WHAT A BARGAIN!!!!!!!!!
Not in nutrition, it's not.
Not in BMI, it's not.
Not in the health goals you want for yourself, it's not.
Not in being kind and nourishing to yourself, it's not.
I have a question: when you use the word, "bargain", what do you mean by that?
700 calories, for a burger and a drink - that's with NO refills.
Do you know how much salad and vegetables you could eat for 400 calories, instead of one small sandwich? Your stomach is not satisfied with the small sandwich when you're through consuming it, all too quickly. And another reason you're still hungry after eating it is that your body was expecting and hoping phytochemicals and real nutrition was being sent down; and when the order wasn't filled it senses it still hasn't been fed yet, and tells you to eat more and try again.
Instead of the small burger you could eat a large volume to keep you full for a long time, AND it would be nutritious, of real food veggies, and of real food lean protein. Put olive oil dressing on the salad and you'd STILL have a meal much more highly nutritious than the burger.
Thank you Nutrition Tracker. I no longer eat dollar anythings at McDonalds. It is NOT a "value". And it is NOT a "bargain".
Oh come on now; are sure you don't want that tasty bargain? You know you love them. Come on, it's a small little burger. And it's so small, that come on!, adding the small little treat of the sundae (or drink, fry, or pie) to it won't hurt you.
NO THANK YOU.
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