Friday, December 17, 2010
I am ready for the holidays to be over. No, I NEED the holidays to be over. Even after four months wtih SparkPeople, I just cannot resist some temptations. Holiday baked treats are the worst for me to be around because I simply can't walk away without tasting. While I haven't been out of control, I have still eaten more than I need to. I really, really wanted to continue to lose over the holidays, even if it was only a pound, but it would help me prove to myself that I CAN do this - even with all the goodies surrounding me.
On a positive note, I am maintaining, and I am racking up fitness minutes and mileage like I never have before. At least I am motivated enough to combat the extra snacking with extra exercise. In retrospect, maybe it is good for me to be exposed to all of the temptation, and even give in to it - I am creating new fitness habits, and even exceeding some of my own expectations with my weekly minutes, mileage, and calories burned.
I saw the Broadway show "Mary Poppins" last weekend, and something she said frequently has stuck with me - "Anything can happen if you let it". That has been my mantra in my head this past week, alternating with scolding myself for eating the snacks, and I think it is helping to overpower the negative feeling and bring more positive thoughts forward.
So, as I head to a holiday/birthday party tonight, I will not be Scrooge, I will be "practically perfect", and remember that Anything can happen, if I let it.
Monday, November 08, 2010
All right, the numbers are not stellar, and I'm getting a little frustrated. I'm not sure why - it's my own darn fault. I am losing control just a little bit of my eating. I have the best intentions, but then something comes along and manages to mess with my plans. Nothing huge, just little things, like someone bringing cookies to work and getting home from work late to find leftover pizza waiting for me. I am not sure which would have been worse - the fact that they saved pizza for me, or if they HADN'T saved any pizza for me! It would really have been better to not have any left - it would have saved me from myself, and I would have had my planned supper of a healthy chicken wrap and some squash. But, in the spirit of moving forward, I jumped on the treadmill and walked away some of that pizza, and feel so much better already! Luckily it was only 2 small pieces of pizza, so it didn't feel that traumatic to have eaten it!
So, tomorrow's lunch will be - that's right! A healthy chicken wrap and some yummy squash! I am already looking forward to a new start for a new day, and praying for just a little more self control than I had today...
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I have been struggling a little bit this past week, and was bound and determined that today would be a perfect "food" day for me. And then, as it always happens, someone in the office baked last night and brought goodies today. I managed to avoid the temptation all morning, and then lunch time hit. I ate my lunch, as planned, and had a sudden sweet craving. I walked by the monster bars (and they were literally monsters calling me!) and re-filled my water glass, praying that I would suddenly feel full from lunch and not "need" a treat. And IT WORKED!! I am full, and the craving is gone. It is so nice to be able to prove to myself that I don't really have to have dessert after every meal, and when I eat properly I can feel full! That is not to say that I will never eat a home baked treat again, but I managed to resist temptation when I really wanted to, and it feels GREAT!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Three weeks in, and I am still loving Spark People! I have tried some new recipes, am eating better, and feel better already. I love using the meal plans on the website and trying new recipes! I only wish I could fit more time in for exercise, but I am getting there, and I know that every little bit helps. I am so glad I decided to take the leap and join Spark People!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I am so happy about how my week is going. I know that it is early in the game yet, but I am enjoying using Spark People to lose weight. I really like having the meal plans set up ahead of time. It helps me plan ahead and not focus so much on what I'm going to eat, since I already know ahead of time. I wouldn't say it has been easy, but it has not been difficult yet, and all of the resources that are available on this website are so amazing. I am getting a little bit addicted, and need to limit my time on here just a little bit! I am still weighing myself every day, and know I need to change that, but that will come with time, when I get comfortable with how I am doing and confident that I'm doing well. Only a couple more days, and I will have a full week completed!
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