Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Could give you energy! LOL After my morning walk I had so much more energy that I came home and swept and mopped my kitchen and bathroom. I think I will tackle the cleaning out of the fridge next! So, unless you want a clean house don't exercise first thing in the morning
Friday, June 13, 2014
I try to follow the 80-20 rule...eating healthy at least 80% of the time. I eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. I try to keep calories between 1200-1500. I eat lots of protein, veggies, fruit, and try not to eat too many carbs. I also heard fat doesn't make you fat sugar makes you fat! So, I have been reading labels. I will work on portion control, and drinking more good old plain water.
I am always looking for good and easy and cheap healthy recipes, and Spark has so many! I have been following this eating plan for over a year so I have most everything I need in my fridge, and I just finished my grocery list for this weekend, and I am shopping this afternoon. My eating is a little different on the days I work. I do need to work on my cooking skills or lack of okay maybe I can cook, but I don't like to cook, lol.
I just cleaned my kitchen the other day, and I bought a new bright red dish drainer. You would be surprised at how that pop of color in something so cheap and simple brightened up my kitchen!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Today I guess I was feeling discouraged since I am struggling to keep the pounds moving down as fast as I would like. I made a list of all the reasons why this journey is sometimes hard. It felt good getting all those bad thoughts out of my head and on paper. Then I thought well you know what?....It was a lot harder carrying around those extra 60 pounds you just lost! It was hard to walk, climb stairs, etc. It was hard finding clothes that I liked that fit. It was hard feeling physically bad and depressed. Guess what I did next?...I tore that bad thoughts list into tiny pieces and threw it in the trash! Yes, this journey can be hard sometimes, but not as hard as being overweight, out of shape, unhappy, and unhealthy! So, I will continue to
Friday, March 21, 2014
Well, yesterday was the first day of Spring and marks my 1 year anniversary that I started this journey. I have lost almost 60 pounds, walked in my first 5k, lowered my blood pressure, and found a breast lump that I couldn't feel before the weight-loss that thank God turned out not to be cancer! I have been able to help my hubby with all the outside yard work like planting and taking care of the garden, mowing, raking, and this winter I helped him with firewood, walking thru the woods carrying logs, loading and un-loading it from the truck, and stacking it. I can walk up stairs without feeling like I might have a heart attack (which was my main reason I started this journey). Of course there is the added benefit of looking better, wearing smaller clothes, and feeling good about yourself. It has been a win win situation both mentally and physically.
The other day my husband and I were at the park with our 3yr. old granddaughter and she was playing on a big wooden fort that had stairs and tunnels and slides, and hide outs, she yelled come on up here and play with me grandma, and I climbed up to the top, and we had so much fun playing hide and seek. On the way home I looked and hubby with a big smile and said that was why I did it, so I could play and laugh with my granddaughter!
I still have more weight to lose more life to live so my journey continues. If anyone asks me what my secret is I would tell them to find what motivates them and remind yourself everyday why you are doing this. Make everyday a little better than the last, don't give up your favorite foods try figuring out how to make them low fat or still have them in moderation. My favorite food is pizza, and I can't eat just 1 piece more like 1 pizza, lol so I would buy a "diet" frozen pizza, and add my own mushrooms, green peppers, onions, etc. to it, and that satisfied my craving. If I find myself sitting to long I remind myself to get up and move. Don't let the scales define how you are doing or feeling, only you know this. I haven't been perfect, but I didn't give up, and that is the secret!
I just want to say to all the wonderful people I have met here this last year. Your support has meant so much to me, and has helped me thru the good the bad, and the ugly.
and you won't be sorry you did!
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