Wednesday, September 24, 2014
There is a lot to be happy about today. First of all, I lost more than half a kilo over the weekend. I was pretty active and did dinner cancelling so I was happy when I saw the numbers on the scale this morning. I really want to focus on low carb and not so much on low fat. I read on the weekend that low carb is very good for both weight loss but also in disease prevention and I really believe that. So if I have a bit more fat, OK but better to stay away from the sugar and starchy carbs and eat more veggies and healthy fats. So this morning, instead of my regular two small slices of chicken breast on a Knšcke, I had a hard boiled egg. And you know what? I have felt fuller longer this morning and have not had the need for a snack before lunch.
I made another Apple Tart and this one was delicious. So good that it was no trouble to get rid of it here at work. I kind of like baking and then bringing the result to work. We certainly don't need it hanging around at home but that way, we can enjoy one piece or two and then get rid of it in a generous way.
Stress factor: On Friday, I have to talk to the cleaning lady about her work. She always seems to be done early but her work is really not very good. I hate having these talks but I am becoming more and more disappointed with her work every week. Last week, she didn't even clean the bathroom floor. I would say that this upcoming talk has raised my stress levels substantially. It shouldn't be that way but it is.
Last week I did well on most of my goals. Only slip up was skipping the fitness center on Friday but that was so relaxing. This week, I will go on both days and also (hopefully) go bowling on Saturday night!
Goals for this week :
1.† Fitness Center twice - I traded my visit yesterday for a 5 Km walk in the forest with my dog. I feel like that still counts.
2.† Declutter bathroom completely and reorganize - DONE!
3.† Work on clothes closet (switch to fall/winter clothing) - >Will start tonight
Today,† I'm grateful for having lost half a kilo over the weekend. It gives me more motivation to stick with the program during the week.
Friday, September 19, 2014
I just joined the Stress Reduction Team here at SparkPeople and this will be my first stress journal post. Today, my cleaning lady called me at 7:30 this morning because she was sick so she will come tomorrow morning at 9:00. That little change in plans absolutely made my morning because I wasn't really in the mood for her today anyway and it gives me a few hours to just relax, work and then go to get my hair done at noon.
Today will be a very low stress day and I am already relishing in that fact. How can I make most days feel this way? I will focus on that question this week and try to develop some strategies for getting rid of stress in my day to day activities.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Iím proud because I did everything on my To Do list last week and I did it as planned. I am slowly starting to declutter things and that is a really good thing. Of course, what Iím not so proud of is how much money I have wasted in the past on stuff I didnít need, and I have done it time and time again. You really only notice something like that when you start ordering things in your home (and in your life). When I get this house to a certain level of order, I swear I will not let this happen again.
Here are my goals for this week:
1. Strength training at the fitness center twice
2. Declutter 2 drawers/cabinets in the kitchen, more in my office
3. Log every single bite or drink in my food journal
Today, I'm grateful for friends and neighbors. Since I don't have many living relatives, they are my little extended family!
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