I can't believe that I am starting to enjoy exercise. When I wake up now the first thing I think is "Did I wake up early enough to take a walk with my dog before work?" instead of "Oh, I'm so tired." I look forward to getting on the treadmill and actually sweating! I didn't realize how much fun it is to get my heart rate up to some "Oldies, but Goldies". I hope I remember this when the first day comes that I am tired, or don't feel well. I hope I keep exercising daily "no matter what". I need to remember that when I have a down day all I need to do is exercise for 10 minutes. It might make me feel good and so I keep on exercising or if it doesn't make me feel better, I can stop and at least I kept the daily habit of exercise. I am so glad I am able to record these blogs in this website so I can re read them and keep remembering how good I feel right now. In the past, I have let bad days accumulate and just stopped exercising. Thank you SP and all my Spark Friends for keeping this site going.
I finally caught up at work after my vacation. Today should be "just another day". As I wrote that I realized that "just another day" at work now means taking my lunch instead of eating fatty food that the pharmaceutical vendors bring to my clinic, drinking 6 cups of water instead of 2 or 3 sodas, walking around the clinic buildings at a fast pace 1 or 2 times a day to get in extra exercise, and feeling energetic instead of drained when I get home.
I've been weighing every day this week. Why? I don't know... I guess because I've been losing weight. Today the scale was up 4 pounds. Why?...I don't know. I've been within my calorie and sodium range all week, so why did I gain 4 pounds overnight? My mind knows I didn't eat over 12,000 calories between yesterday and today. So I know the gain isn't real. My emotions say, "Oh my gosh, I messed up." ....
So.... I will go back to my commitment of weighing once a week on Monday.
I continue to be impressed and fascinated with SP. I can't get enough of the articles. I learn something every day. I really hope this site is the key to changing my lifestyle permanently. I lost another pound today and am feeling energetic and enthusiastic.
I started the day yesterday running, but by 3 o'clock I was exhausted. I guess all the activity of the last 10 days caught up with me and I ached all over and felt very sleepy. I was supposed to go out with a girlfriend in the late afternoon, but when she called at 4:30 I just couldn't get up the oomph. She said she understood, but I felt badly anyway. She told me to take care of myself so I read for a while and went to sleep early. I am blessed to have friends who understand. Back to work today and I'm not looking forward to it. Retirement in a year and a half seems preferable.