Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday and Tuesday were hard for me with regards to food. For some reason I had a bout of compulsive eating and ate a great many GS cookies. Whatever made me think I could eat just one Thin Mint? I must have had a lack of oxygen to my brain or something. The bright spot in the whole debacle was that I continued to eat normal meals and exercise. I did not completely abandon my healthy eating. Nonetheless, I was rather disappointed with myself. This AM I decided that cookies were not going to be on my eating agenda. Fortunately, they are all gone anyway. But whether or not they are gone, my resolve to be healthy is even stronger. I may fall but I will not fail.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Busy, busy, busy. Moved most of the furniture back into the living room today, as well as the area rug. Pretty heavy to lug although we do have sliders. The painter came and spackled so he can start tomorrow in the kitchen. I sanded my china/tea cup cabinet and wiped it down so I can re-stain it. Wow! A full day's work and I still have 8 hours to go. It felt good to get things done, as it usually does. I also just finished walking on the treadmill. Thinking back over days when I did absolutely nothing, I feel great. It is energizing to have projects and complete them. I like the feeling.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Monday. The start of another winter week. It's pouring rain here in NEPA...better than snow, I guess. It's really dark out and rather depressing. Still, I am looking forward to another positive day. There is so much negativity all around us, we need to make a conscious choice to view things in a positive light. Today, I am choosing to look forward to work, to exercise and to my chores. Even with my house still in total disarray, I will choose to be calm and happy. A few months ago I read a Healthy Reflection that said being happy is a choice. I believe it is. And today, I choose happiness.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Today's blog isn't about just doing it. It's about being a proud mother. Last night my daughter informed me she had made the list for the Foreign Service. This means that within probably six months she and my grandson will be moving abroad. She will be assigned as a diplomat at an American embassy somewhere in the world. This is something she has been striving for for a long time. While I am very proud of her, I am also a little sad at the prospect of such a long distance move. I realize our children must go on with their lives, but at the same time, I will be incredibly sad at the distance between us. Distance measured in miles, but not in hearts. We will be together forever in our hearts. So, I guess, this blog really is about just doing it. I will just suck it up, wish her well, and love her with all my heart.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Reading a post this morning, I started thinking about self-sabotage. How many times have I done this. A million! was thinking about this while I was on the treadmill. Why do I (and so many of us) do this? We work so hard to attain a loss and as soon as the prize is in sight, we falter. Do I do this because I don't really want the prize? Or because I don't think I deserve it? Or because I am just too lazy to follow through? I think the latter is the basic reason. I have always taken the path of the least resistance. Once my weight gets to what I think is manageable, I think...OK, that's enough. I look alright and feel alright. Why bother to finish it. Why keep on watching my diet and eating healthy, or exercise. I am OK. How self-defeating are those thoughts! When I weighed myself this AM and saw that I am near, really near, my goal for January, it crossed my mind to relax. Uh huh. No relaxing. Relaxing=stopping. Why would I do that when I am making so much progress. Because I am lazy, that's why. It's easier to lay on the couch and read than walk on the treadmill or complete my chores. It's easier to say I am too tired than to progress toward my goals. Well, now that I know the truth, I can say I am not too tired, too old or bored. I am moving on.
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