I had an argument with my DH which ended up hurting my feelings. I decided to take my dog for a walk instead of eating my feelings. I said to my husband "I want to be happy, so I'm going for a walk." I walked about 40 minutes and tried to relax, but felt worse instead of better. When I got home I called my DD and finalized the plans for the grand kids coming tomorrow. I felt much better by the time the call was over. I went to bed without eating anything extra and patted myself on the back for handling my emotions in a more effective way than overeating.
The grand kids are coming tomorrow. My DH is driving down to Trinidad, CO and their Dad is bringing them up from Amarillo. I can't wait to see them. My DD has finally gotten a job interview and will be interviewing during the time the kids are coming up. I don't know what to be more excited about, so I'll just be excited.
I've been exercising at least 30 minutes a day for a couple of weeks and actually put in a full hour yesterday. It's funny, the more you exercise, the more energetic you feel.
I went 2 days without weighing, wanted to go a week, but couldn't resist today, and I lost 2 pounds.
This morning I started looking at SP recipes for the first time. I am looking for fun, healthy things to make when my 10 and 12 year old grandkids visit next week. I didn't realize how many different recipes there are. I will have to spend more time looking at this part of the site. I am also looking for fun things to do around Denver with kids and have come up with several good ideas. I am enjoying getting ready for their visit almost as much as the visit itself! lol
I did it! My first 10 pounds! I feel good, healthy, optimistic and pleased with my efforts. Slowly I am learning ways to change what I eat and how active I am every day. I feel supported and encouraged and ready to go for the next 10 pounds. Now, if someone will tell me where I can find the "I lost 10 pounds" icon, I will feel satisfied and not feel like I wasted the last half hour looking for it! lol
I came home from my weekend in the mountains tired and a little discourgaged. I thought I planned good meals - even made a penne dish with whole grain penne and measured everything out carefully. However, when I came home and entered my meals on my tracker, I was over by a few hundred calories each day and my sodium is still high. I did really well with the exercise though - I burned 200 to 300 calories each day with my mountain hiking. I'll weigh tomorrow and see how it goes.