Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Now I don't want this to sound like a downer, was just thinking about my journey and all it's ups and downs. All the feelings that go through me each day as I struggle to keep the pace. Those that know me; know I have had a bad year all around with illness and up-coming surgeries!
My health is holding me up from achieving the goals I want to meet, but then I got to thinking, if I had taken better care of myself in the first place I wouldn't be in this predicament! I think I expect too much of myself, need to learn to pace myself, and be kind to myself when I have those days I struggle.
So I decided It is time to stop this, just plug along, do the best I can each day, and hopefully things will turn around! This negative attitude has to stop, I put on a brave front, but deep inside so much emotion going on. I read the posts from my other team mates, and a lot of them have health issues too, and I imagine they have their down days when they struggle too!
I have to believe in myself again, and regain some of my health back, what I have done so far is helping with the NSV's (non-scale-victories)that I have obtained, so all is not lost it is working, just in a different way. I have to learn to be patient, this isn't going to be undone in a short time, this is for the rest of my life!
So I have to stop worrying about the numbers on the scale and look at the whole picture, if I keep the faith, in time the rest will come to me!
I have these moments when I start to falter, but I get in here and blog, and realize I just need to get it out in the open and off my chest, and I'm good to go another round! Venting does help!
Friday, October 04, 2013
I Have been on Spark for 5 years now, lost 30 lbs and then gained it back,( I know I hear the groans!) All is not lost, I learned some valuable lessons along the way, I know stress and boredom, are my main culprits, that's when the desire to gorge comes on full force, Spark is teaching me how to control these traits,( not easily broken), but hey, I am making progress. I have lost 6 of the regained pounds, so it is working. I was laid up with a knee replacement, so that slowed me down. It has been an up and downhill journey, but being stubborn by nature I will persevere all the health issues, and forge ahead, one day at a time, I will not let these obstacles stop me, I will just work around them, and do what I can do. I have come a long way, keeping in calorie range, eating very healthy, drinking my water, and getting in exercise everyday! The thing is to keep the momentum going..never lose sight of the prize..a healthier body, more energy, and a great outlook on life!! I can do this! I am doing this!
A little quote to think about! Kind of sums up our journey, and how it should be!
Think about how different life could be if you stopped emphasizing the end, the fix or getting there, and began enjoying each step of the way. If one moment was as good as the next. If the goal in life was not to fix yourself but to transform yourself. Here, after all, is a miracle; you are already on the journey. You already know and already have everything you need to continue. Relax, breathe, be kind to yourself and everyone else. Oh, there's one more thing; enjoy the Ride
Saturday, September 28, 2013
I have to laugh, my DH always says we are dieting, and I always correct him and say it's a lifestyle change, we are not depriving ourselves of any foods, we are learning to eat in moderation, and get in exercise on a daily basis! I remember so well those horrible diets of cabbage soup, or grapefruits, popping pills to suppress our appetites! You eat nothing but those things days on end..those days are long gone. DH and I eat as healthy as we can, lots of veggies, fruit, and lean meats and fish! I don't feel deprived in any way! We allow ourselves a treat here and there! Our meals are planned , and we try to stick to our calorie range, I would say we are spot on 95% of the time!
My biggest thing to over-come was the evening snacking, chips and dip, cookies,chocolate bars, crackers and cheese, soda pop. It is odd how we just didn't notice how many calories we used to eat, just grazing at night and sitting in front of the T.V.
I am thrilled to have met up with Spark People it has changed our lives completely, even DH is getting in on the exercise, and healthy eating!
So come on, lets continue this healthy cycle, it has done wonders for me, my numbers are going down, my stanima is going up, it is all good!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Well the BLC 23 is almost here, I really want to give this my all, I have been yo-yoing up and down, I want to forge ahead , and have a steady weight loss, my biggest goal now is to get out of the two hundreds, and that is 28 lbs away. One of my Spark friends said she was putting her boxing gloves on this round, and so am I , no more wavering, slow and steady will win this race!
Some of the things I will be doing this round:
1: Getting in at least 40-60 minutes exercise..more if I can(Everyday)
2:planning my meals ahead, so I don't go astray
3: Logging all foods, and exercise
4: Posting, encouraging friends, and being involved with the team!
5: Drinking all my water, at least 8 glasses a day!
6: Weigh in every Wednesday good or bad!
7: Get out of bed with a positive attitude, think of my goals often, and just do the very best I can each day!
8: Vizualize how I will look and feel 30 lbs lighter! woo hoo!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Made these for supper..so healthy, thought I would share!
CHEESY QUINOA AND BROCCOLI PATTIES
(SHARE TO SAVE TO WALL)
YOU WILL NEED:
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
5 large broccoli florets
1 small onion, diced
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1 large egg
Salt and Pepper for seasoning
Olive oil for cooking
1. First, cook your quinoa according to the directions on the packaging. I cooked mine by combining 1/2 cup of quinoa with 1 cup of boiling water, then letting it come to a boil, and simmering, covered for about 15 minutes. Once the quinoa has absorbed all the water (this shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes), put it on a plate and let it cool completely.
2. Next, saute your diced onion until it's soft and translucent. Set aside and let cool completely. Cook your broccoli until it has softened a little bit, then let it cool as well. Once the broccoli has cooled completely, dice it into small pieces.
3. Now that you have everything ready, in a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together, leaving the egg until the end. Mix well so you have a smooth, wet mixture that will allow you to make patties that will stick together.
4. Heat some olive oil in a pan, and make your patties. I made each using 1/4 cup of the mixture. Just make a ball out of the mixture, and squash it down a little bit. Cook each patty for about 7 - 8 minutes on each side on medium heat. You want the patty to develop a crust, but not to burn, so watch them carefully. Let cool for a couple of minutes before eating.
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