Friday, October 09, 2009
I read...a lot. I have three magazines that I read every issue, front to back. They are Woman's World, Self and O The Magazine. Since I don't have a lot of time, I am a little behind on all of the issues. I just started the May (or maybe it's April) issue of the O. One of the articles is by Martha Beck and she talks about the concept of SO FAR. The idea is that a healthy, happy person will naturally weigh less because their body is not creating stress hormones and we are not fighting our inner "beast" about food. It's much more involved and explains it much better than I do. Here's a link.
So, what about the SO FAR thing, you ask.
S - Stop. Stop and feel the emotion. Recognize the thoughts.
O - Open. Open yourself up to feel. Also, open your muscles so you can relax.
F - Forgive. Forgive yourself for thinking the negative thoughts, for not being perfect.
A - Accept. Accept yourself for who you are now and how you are now.
R - Renew. Renew your commitment to yourself, your eating plan, your health.
I'm trying it. I'll let you know how it goes!
Friday, October 09, 2009
First, our boxer's welts are gone. She is her feisty little (or not so little) self again. DH took her to the dog park today and she was not very well behaved. A small poodle was apparently being too "poodle-y" so our little girl decided to teach her a lesson. Abby (boxer) grabbed the poodle by the neck (not hard enough to hurt, but playing pretty rough) and put that poodle on the ground. (Say Uncle!). The owner of the poodle was understandably upset and DH made Abby behave. After she was allowed to play again, DH started to pet a giant Mastiff (yes, I know that seems to be redundant, but this dog was HUGE). Abby decided that DH needed to be protected and came after that Mastiff! Dumb girl. That's when DH and Abby left the park. Dh lectured her at the park. On the way from the park to the truck. And again when they got in the truck. Guess who pouted all the way home! No, not DH...Abby! LOL!
I took my workout gear to work again today. Plenty of time to work out between my 3:00 mtg and my 5:30 mtg...or so I thought. Nope! Had to go explain to the next group (50th or 51st today) what we had going, why we weren't doing this and were doing that and who was going to do it. By the time that was all clear, it was 5:00. So, no workout for me today. That's all right. I'll get some in on Saturday. That makes five days this week. Very doable!
Back in on calories today. No cookies, but I did have some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream. Held myself to 1/2 cup. Maybe I'll even be in range for carbs! Yeah, you're right...probably not. LOL!
That's all I got for now. I probably have some other thoughts in my head, but I'm not going to go look for them. I'm afraid I'd get lost and not find my way out! LOL! Besides, if I found some and shared, you all might not talk to me any more! hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee ahhhhh....
Thursday, October 08, 2009
if you can call going over by 800 calories a "little." I was doing okay. At lunch, I decided not to eat what I brought for lunch and went out instead. I could have chosen Blimpie's or Subway, but I went to Jack in the Box. However, I did do pretty good here. I thought about ordering the Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger and fries. Yumm!! But I chose relatively healthy and got the Jumbo Jack with cheese instead. At least, that's what I ordered. Not sure what I got cos it had two burgers and bacon. Don't get me wrong, I ate it! And it was tasty! LOL! But it wasn't what I ordered!
I wasn't planning to work out tonight as Wednesdays are puppy training days. Unfortunately, Abby has welts all over her today. We're not sure where she got them or if it's from something she ate or what. She's doing better now, but we decided not to take her to puppy training. Luckily, everyone else in our class called in "sick" too so we're extending the class by one week. Yay!
So, with no place to go, I decided to head to the gym. I did a quick 35 minutes on the elliptical while watching some shows I had never seen before. Yay me! I came home, took a shower and ate six cookies. Yep...SIX! Think that might be part of the reason I'm 800 calories over my range? Yeah, I think it might be. Exploring other options tho...just in case the cookies were meant to be eaten.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
This week, I made a concerted effort to work out more during the week than I had for the last few weeks. And, I must say, I have been successful! I went to the gym near my home both Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately there was a glitch at the gym on Sunday so I couldn't get in! Did I give up and go home and veg? Nope. I went home and got on the treadmill for 50+ minutes!
Yesterday and today I took my gym bag to work and used my lunch hour to workout. Yesterday my "lunch" was at 4:00! I went to the gym at work, worked out, showered and made it back in plenty of time for my 5:30 meeting. Today was a little earlier, but still 3:00.
I am LOVING how good I feel this week! I slept like a log last night...first time in awhile. I didn't feel sleepy in any of my meetings or while working on the PC at work. I get to eat more food! And today, right after another meeting, one of the ladies I work with told me how good I was looking! Yay!! I have been maintaining for the last few months and I think she has noticed the glow (no, not sweat...I showered, honest!) that I have because of the exercise! I feel better about myself, I walk taller, I make better food choices and I'm more relaxed. That's what exercise does for me. I'm going to keep it up!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Since football season started, I have been spending four days a week watching my son's practice. The fift week day has been spent on puppy training. This means that my normal evening workouts have gone out the window.
Today, I decided that I would work out during my "lunch" at work. Unfortunately, I didn't have any time for lunch until 4:00 this afternoon! The good news is that I went at 4:00, got a good 25 minutes on the stair stepper in AND made it back in time for my 5:30 meeting!
I even packed my bag for tomorrow. I've got to remember my I-Pod too. Reading is good, but a type_A personality like myself needs to read, listen to music and work out to truly experience the gym! LOL!
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