Monday, November 01, 2010
Why don't I feel good today? I haven't been bad with Halloween treats, I only had two Rockets lollipops and I've entered them in my food journal. I had a pretty good week and I started on a sewing project, a blazer, I cut out about a year and a half ago! That should count for something! I was glad to realize I hadn't lost my sewing skills after more than 15 years. I can't even remember the last time I made a garment from scratch.
To make a long story short, half way into my sewing project, I tried on the jacket to make necessary adjustments before I sew on the sleeves and the jacket is still tight on me. Somehow in my head, I was expecting to have to take it in here and there, after all, I lost 23 lbs on SP since July. I realized that I am right back to where I was weight-wise a year and a half ago. I guess I had forgotten putting on 21 lbs last winter alone! It was a bitter-sweet moment, much more on the bitter side.
However, today is the start of a new month and the start of the rest of my life. It's now time to pick myself up and set new goals. This month, my goals are:
Finish that *#&>>#@* sewing project, no matter what.
Drink 8 glasses of water daily.
Track food intake daily.
Exercise regularly - minimum 4 workouts and 5 cardios/week.
Lose at least 5 lbs.
Get cracking and keep SPARKING!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Yesterday, DH and I went to town and ate out for dinner. It had been a couple of years since we had a really good pizza. So we decided to go to a restaurant we used to go to a few years back as they really had a good pizza. So we ordered the molto meatza, medium (DH had to fly out last night and didn't want peppers or mushrooms on it because they upset his 'delicate' stomack... in deference to the other flyers.) I'm easy going and finally agreed to this as I had a nice house salad for lunch, so I really had my intake of veg. for the day. Anyways, we had two pieces each and bag the rest. Paul insisted that I bring it home with me and I did.
When I got home, I entered my food into the food tracker (I used the Pizza Hut data to gauge the number of calories) and I did good - still within my calorie and fat ranges. I finished my sparking, watched TV for a bit then went to bed. Couldn't fall asleep because it was too quiet all by myself. Got up and watched TV for a while then I started hearing noises from the fridge then I heard, "Hey, you! Come and get me out of here!" It was the leftover pizza. You'd think that by now I read enough about falling off the wagon, about resisting temptation, etc. etc. but nooooooo. I gave in, had ONE piece then I felt bad, very bad. How can I do such a thing... on my third month sparkiversary to boot! Well, guess what I entered in my journal for breakfast this morning. Yep! 1 slice med molto meatza pizza and a banana. To be on the safe side, I did strength exercises and cardio although they were not scheduled for today.
Taking advantage of DH being away, I started on one of my year-old project - sewing my blazer. Have I redeemed myself? I think so.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I had been feeling overwhelmed lately with wanting to do the sparking I enjoy but which is time-consuming, keeping my house clean and tidy and doing my outside activities at the Legion. Somehow, it was mostly the house cleaning that suffered but a couple of time I was "too tired" to do my strength exercises and cardios.
Well, no more! I decided to split my household chores and it works beautifully. Mondays: bedrooms, Tuesdays: bathrooms, Wednesdays: main living area, Thursdays: floors, Fridays: basement, Saturdays: dusting, Sundays: off! The advantage of doing it this way is that the house always looks tidy and my DH can't give me dirty looks anymore (sparking was more important because I decided to make losing weight a priority in my life... just for me.)
Why didn't I do this before? I think I'll just get me a reward for being so organized!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Today, as I was dusting in my bedroom, I looked at all the books I had in by night table and the dust they gathered. So I decided to get rid of them. To show you where my mind has been in the last so many years, here is what I removed from my night stand:
Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution
Atkins for Life
The Carbohydrate Addicts Lifespan Program
Weight Watchers Program (leaflets, etc.) and cookbook
Stop The Insanity (Susan Powter)
Dr. Phil's weight loss book
The Six Week Body Makeover
The Low GI Diet Revolution
Two books on calories and carbs counts
Look at my photo on my Sparkpage to see how effective they all were. Now all I have on my night stand is The Spark and Winston Churchill's The Gathering Storm.
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