Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Seeing as it's January 1st again, here are my goals for the year:
-Lose 25 more pounds
-Stay within my budget, save money, and pay all bills on time.
-Start vet school in the fall!
-Be completely awesome and love myself!
Seems easy enough ;]
Sunday, September 02, 2012
It is virtually impossible to eat completely sensibly when you're on lockdown due to a hurricane. When your power goes out, all you have to turn to are foods that don't require refridgeration, which, trust me, doesn't leave you healthy options at all. But my fiance and I did our best. We stocked up on bananas, peanut butter, apples, and some good, healthy cereals, ate beans for dinner a couple of nights, but in our no-electricity boredom without being able to really go outside, we mindlessly snacked also on cheese and crackers, sometimes candy, and drank a good amount of alcohol.
I guess I could say I didn't do soo bad through the storm, but I definitely could have done better. I know I could have, because now that the storm is over, I feel bloated and icky but because of that, I know I'm ready to get back on track!
Thursday, August 02, 2012
...feels like eating a pint of ice cream. or a whole bag of tortilla chips with salsa. just binging in general, for no other reason than i'm tired. because i LITERALLY just finished eating dinner. and when i think to myself, do i REALLY want to eat a pint of ice cream? my brain nods its head frantically saying YESYESYESPLEASEEEE while my stomach is looking at me like "are you serious?"
i haven't actually felt that binging sensation in a long time, and it used to be that when i'd feel that sensation, 30 minutes later i'd wonder what i was doing in the pantry having just sampled every box of cereal, bag of chips, crackers, etc. right now i'm looking that sensation in the face and saying "NO WAY!" for once!
because i know if my sweet tooth doesn't abate in about an hour or so, i've got me a lil 60 calorie snack pack and an apple :] my stomach knows if its hungry enough for that, then that's just fine, even if my brain is screaming for ice cream.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
...or not exactly.
Is it wrong for me to log my minutes spent making love to my fiance as "walking - 3mph"? I think that is probably a fairly good trade, but maybe I shouldn't be logging my sexual encounters as exercise anway? It definitely gets me moving, raises my heart rate, and I do it for more than 10 minutes. Isn't that what they say "exercise" is?
Monday, June 11, 2012
There are always little things that built into ourselves as humans that inevitably slow us down, keep us from achieving our goals... Little excuses we all have made at one time or another to keep ourselves from succeeding. Why? I don't know. My only guess is that it's some kind of self-preservation tactic. Self-sabotage so we only let ourselves down rather than someone or something else letting us down.
Obviously, these little bouts of self-sabotage do no good when trying to reinvent myself, when trying to better myself mentally, physically, and emotionally. Yet, they come around, or are habits that are always around, holding me back, and I'm the one at the lever. Below is a list of all the things I do to myself that hold me back. Maybe with them written down, I can more easily address and conquer them.
-The most obvious self-sabotaging habit I possess is that I am a smoker. Only about half a pack a day, but a habitual smoker nonetheless for about 5 years. I've quit for months at a time more than once, only to pick it back up again. And with planning a wedding, working full time, and going back to school... it's hard to see myself quitting again anytime soon.
-On top of being a smoker, I have developed asthma. Not from the cigarettes, but from the mold in the apartment I'm currently living in. Between the smoking and the asthma, running even a mile without stopping hardly seems a tangible goal. Granted, developing asthma due to an allergy ISN'T something that's my fault, but continuing smoking while dealing with this condition doesn't help. I am trying to break my lease and get out of this mold den, but who knows how much damage has already been done.
-Lastly, (for now) I have serious tendencies to be lazy. Of course, we all have low days, but I give in to them quite easily. I've gotten a lot better. This is the first day that I've said "I'm not working out" in at least 2 weeks. That's gotta be a personal best.
So I am improving, I have a personal daily goal I track with my other goals like drinking water, getting enough sleep, etc that I can check the little box if I smoke 10 or fewer cigarettes a day. My intent is to whittle that number down of course, but the fact that I'm aware, that I'm keeping track, that I'm holding myself accountable, that's a great step in the right direction. I know that much, and I know the only way I can beat myself is to take those steps, no matter how small, as long as they're moving towards my ultimate goals.
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