Friday, November 25, 2011
I came home tired and not willing to cook tonight. Dear Hubby wanted to eat at Applebee's. I tracked all I ate, and I went over my calorie range big time. Did I overeat? No. I actually didn't eat everything I had. Just the sheer calorie count of each item threw me.
Was it worth it? Not really. It was a meal and an appetizer, a dessert, a frozen lemonade.
What did I learn? PLAN before you go! I knew this, but I figured I was OK. if I am going to go over my calorie range, I want(from now on) it to be done because I am eating something spectacular that I cannot get but rarely. I want to make my calories count!
Also, when I looked up the sodium content of my meal, it was outrageous!!!
My new resolve is to eat out only where I know what I can eat, to THINK before I order when I am somewhere unprepared.
OK. I am human. Tomorrow is a new day. I will follow my plan. It will take more effort on my part to undo what I did tonight. I didn't fail... I gained some self knowledge and some feedback about a pitfall I can now avoid. Progress not perfection!
One night of rebellion does not negate what I have already done... it has taught me a valuable lesson. The key is to make use of what I haved learned.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I have tried 3 times to post this blog...
Going to keep it simple this time...
I won the battle of the buffet! I had a nice meal, and I didn't over eat. I ate what I wanted in sensible portions.
I am proud of me! I went over my calorie range a bit, but that is ok. I planned and I conquered.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
There are so many things to be thankful for! My life is very blessed, and I am grateful to be alive.
Thank you, to my SparkFriends, for your support and encouragement!
Thank you to my Dear Hubby, who loves me no matter what...
Thank You to God... for EVERYTHING!
Life is worth living. If I think it isn't, I'm listening to a lie...
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thanksgiving won't be a problem for me. DH and I are going to eat at a nearby buffet for our main meal. I have a game plan. Going to make use of the SparkApp and the camera on my Droid. That will keep me accountable.
Tomorrow and Wednesday are also already planned. Being the FLYin' SHE I am, I've had the routine of meal planning down pat for awhile. Following the plan was a different story this past year. Now I am on track again, thanks to SP, and have good meal plans to rotate so I won't get bored. The recipe calculator has been a great tool.
The weeks leading up to Christmas will be interesting. Clients at the salon show their love by bringing food. Luckily, my clients are aware that I am trying to make wise decisions, and will not give me food as a gift. I can avoid the kitchen area(where all gifts end up, if they are edible) of the salon if I feel tempted. The point is for me to go THROUGH the season in charge of my life and my eating. I am responsible for my own happiness. I will just "BE". I will understand not everyone shares my perspective, and will be tolerant of others.
By the first of December, I should have my goals for the month written down and strategy in place to accomplish them.
This holiday season I want to enjoy the "reason for the season"!
It t'ain't all about the food!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Each day as I explore SP, I find new information, I find more support, and I feel more challenged.
Today I found out there is a SparkClass that corresponds to when you join SP... how I missed it I don't know, except that perhaps I didn't need it at the time I joined?
I have really enjoyed looking around the SP site, but it has been a bit jumbled for me. I've been sort of feeling my way around with no spot to have as a center to return to. A homebase, I guess you'd call it.
I have found wonderful SparkTeams that have similar interests. The members all have diferent "time frames" as to when they became part of SP. This allows lots of different perspectives. It creates a beautiful tapestry of success and comraderie... not to mention a vast supply of wisdom, encouragment, and support. The SparkClass is narrowed to people who joined within the same "time frame", so we are all on similar paths in our journey. It gives me a place to touch base that will be consistant. I can see how others are making progress over the same amount of time as I am. I have someplace to be accountable to every day, whether I get to cover a lot of SP ground or not that day.
I think it will give me a sense of stability, too. I am on a journey that is going to take a lifetime...
And I am going to finish it well!
Also today, I walked 2 miles!!! I completed one Leslie Sansone's 2 mile walks. I learned I CAN DO IT! I CAN aim for a goal and take babysteps and reach it
Knowledge is power!
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