Wednesday, May 01, 2013
This is doubly thrilling because I usually hate exercise. Well, okay, that's not entirely true, I don't hate exercise. I hate getting on a treadmill or any other repetitive sort of routine. Hmm. So does that mean at some point I will get bored with yoga? Not sure, but it's something to be aware of. Hopefully I can just change up the routine and that will keep my interest. But at this point, probably because it's new to me, I'm really enjoying it.
I am also enjoying the feeling of taking care of myself. That should be enough alone, right? But after just the first session I notice it relieves a lot of the stress in my neck and shoulders from sitting at a computer all day. I haven't taken any ibuprofen in days. Hurray.
So, I've made two 15-min yoga sessions as SparkStreaks. Let's see how long I can keep it up!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Reading Moonbird's blog this morning, which I highly recommend if you haven't read it already, what I realized when looking at the dramatic before and after face pix, that I have always had a disconnect of what I look like in reality and in my head. I look at pix of myself in my 30s when I thought I was fat and I would love to be that size now. I look at myself now and I know I'm overweight, actually closing in on pre-birth weight of any of my children (cringe) and I honestly don't feel that heavy.
I took measurements this morning, but more than that, I need to take pix. I know it's an old tried-and-true strategy, and I've always tried to steer clear of the tried-and-true (just the rebel in me, I guess), but there's a reason it's tried-and-true, it works!
Project for today: Find an outfit for before and afters and take pix!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Well, I finally got fed up with the clutter in my bedroom and decided yesterday was the day to clear away the dust from the top of the dresser and the corners of the room. As usual, that turned into cleaning windows and floors and relocating a book shelf. Not only am I enjoying the lack of clutter and dust, the scale dropped a couple of pounds since my last weigh-in. WooHoo!
Lessons learned: Glad I didn't succumb to the momentary thought of throwing in the towel and opening that bottle of wine, something I gave up on the 1st of the month. Reminder that movement, ANY movement is exercise, even if it's walking back and forth between the bedroom and the kitchen countless times for brooms and mops and dustpans!
Looking for my next cleaning project!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
I slipped up
Inevitable, I know. To err is human? I am very human.
It had been a terrific 10-day run. I had kicked the sugar cravings pretty easily and I think was feeling overconfident and not checking myself. Wednesday evening I was feeling very relaxed after a lovely evening with husband and became suddenly ravenous. There was trail mix involved. Finally, this morning, I'm back to pre-slip weight. Phew!
Lesson learned. Be prepared.
Friday, April 05, 2013
So I get on the scale this morning -- yes, I know I shouldn't focus on the number but I still need that affirmation that I'm going in the right direction, particularly at the beginning when visions of sugar plums are dancing in my head, but I digress. I am down 3 pounds since Monday, half of it yesterday. Hmm, interesting. Went back and looked at my food for yesterday and yep, the majority of my calorie intake was before sundown.
What's that saying, Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. Great idea and new protocol. Where's the bacon?!
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