Friday, December 20, 2013
I got to walk with a friend today! That hasn't happened in months, and it was just random--she saw me out walking yesterday & asked if she could join me today. And I wasn't even planning to walk two days in a row!
I am not a big plan ahead, schedule kind of person. I should probably give that some thought. I could make a list of household things that need to be done that I just keep putting on the list in my head. But I won't call to make an appt. to get my brakes done, or go to the lab to get the bloodwork done this month, or several other things.
And my plans for better choices haven't happened on a regular basis either. I am just floating through life, letting it happen to me instead of taking charge. I'm thinking that eliminates my responsibility if I'm not actually making the choices.
That was a surprising thought to write down.....No responsibility for my choices. Is that what my brain is really thinking??? I have believed all my life that I am here on earth to make choices and learn from them, so I can become the best person I can be. And I certainly know that making no choice is just an illusion. Well, I'm not going to fall for that!
I'm taking charge of my life. I'm not floating any more, because that is just a lie. If I'm not moving in a positive direction, them I'm moving in a negative one and that's what my scale is telling me, although I've been discounting that fact as well.
Thank you to the part of my brain that was brave enough to face the facts! I support you!
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Today is a good day to record some thoughts. I've been struggling with my eating choices for several months. There are several reasons all having to do with life. And its pointless to list them all, because even though they are different issues from a year ago, or 5 years ago, I'm still using the same old habits to deal with them.
I had a thought a few days ago, that since I started this journey 5 years ago, I have always gotten back on the right path after straying. So there is no reason to think that I can't do the same now. I just need to organize my thoughts, plan my actions, ask for help, and follow through.
And that's where the blogging comes in. Writing things down organizes my thoughts and helps me deal with all the naggy "feelings" that try to hijack my brain. I am through with that. I want to create my happiness through good choices. Eating to find happiness only leads to disappointment. I have to repeat that to myself over and over.
The other parts I am promising myself: making time for exercise every day, making time for prayer and scripture study every day, and focusing on discovering what I am really hungry for and satisfying that.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
I just finished the latest BLC here on SparkPeople. It was my third round and the least successful if all you're measuring is pounds lost. I think it was valuable time spent learning about myself. Especially how I handle stress. But enough about the past, I am looking to the future.
I am setting daily and weekly goals. I am old-fashioned, so I got out my Spark Journal and made a chart to check them off:
Track food--that means record (I use SP for this) everything I eat
Record calorie total for the day--good, bad, or ugly, I own it
Record fitness minutes--I am committed to minimum 15 minutes when I first get up
Post scripture--every morning on FB w/my thoughts about the message
Job done--what extra task did I accomplish that day
That's for the first week, then in following weeks I plan to add more columns--tapping, gratitude, me time,blogging, mileage, who knows.
Its not exactly a 10 day challenge like I've done in the past, more just a daily reminder of what I need to do to reach my goals. My brain is so adept at distraction that without this I would be merrily going down some other path that leads away from my goal.
I am grateful for all my Spark friends and examples, as well as for my family for their support. Its a great day for Sparking!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I did my fitness test this week, as requested by my team. Here are the results:
Push-ups: 29 in 1 min.
Squats: 28 in 1 min.
Crunches: 52 in 1 min.
Lunges: 29 in 1 min.
Bicep Curls: 27 in 1 min.
I think the numbers look pretty good. We'll see how I can improve them over the next few weeks.
The last few days I have been eating without thinking, and the scale reflects it. I will make better choices today. I will remember to believe that I am a daughter of God, that he loves me, and that I show love to myself when I turn away from food. Every time I seek his face instead, he will support me. I just have to ask.
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