Sunday, April 03, 2011
I recently started taking losing weight as a serious endeavor. I was last active on SparkPeople almost a year ago. Gained some more weight and now I am back. It has been almost a month and I actually feel as if like I have some sort of control over my food and exercise.
It is no longer hit or miss. No more diet one day, and forget if for the next few days. Looking back, I can see how easy it is to overeat. I have the time, the money, the willingness to go and get several times a week-- it is too much a good thing. And it can be so mindless.
I know I am doing what I need to do for now, but I do worry about later......
Monday, April 19, 2010
I was so sleepy at work this afternoon. My plan has been to exercise after work on a daily basis. I talked myself out of it today, at least initially. Once I got home and relaxed for about an hour, I kept thinking about my little "streaks" and I didn't want to mess them up.
So I did it! Surprisingly I am not so tired now!
Sunday, April 04, 2010
My sister and brother in-law are gourmet cooks, and they love to entertain. They are the glue that holds the families together. Perfect hosts, perfect house, perfect food. I was concerned about dinner:
smoked pork ribs / 6 difference barbecue sauces
cornbread honey butter
fingerling roast potatoes
zucchini parmesan salad
cherry tomato / mozzerella cheese salad
giant perfect strawberries
wine / beer
chocolate sponge cake rolled filled with mousse
I plan on 3-4 oz of pork, no sauce, focused on the salads, couple of bites of cornbread.
But that CAKE! Oh my-- I split a piece with my husband.
I would call the dinner a success for m.e, although my downfall was the cake and I am over my calorie intake for today. But--the old Chops would have easily eaten double.
Friday, April 02, 2010
Life sometimes gets in the way of good intentions! Between my life at home, and my life at work I became very stressed yesterday.
All I wanted was big chocolate donut, or better yet, I wanted my husband to take me out to dinner.
I wanted to forget SP, exercise, and tracking my food. So I ate a fudgcicle, and didn't fall off the wagon! A little higher in calories then I wanted but the old Chops would have eaten that donut!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Okay world, the is a first. I am a Blog virgin. I am surprised I am starting a BLOG!
I am rather new to a lot of this and a little insecure as well. I joined SP one week ago, and gave myself a little time to learn the ropes. I am awed by the site--it is massive. So much information, support, and community. I decided to stay!
SP makes it so easy and convenient to become active. It may take me awhile to learn the ins and outs but I am very excited to be here. Not sure about the "friend" thing, or the spark points but it will come in time.
Most importantly, I feel in control of my eating. As hard as it is, it definitely feels good to live and eat this way.
Looking forward to meeting many of you and learning from your personal journeys.
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