Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Strategies to try ----because I'm a lot hungrier lately.
Increase my percentage of protein.
Eat more beans.
Drink greater percentage of water in earlier part of day (I've had 12 cups consistently for 7 weeks, only missing goal on 2 separate days)
I'd like more suggestions!
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Your playing small does not serve the world . . . as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson, quoted on Flutter-By)L( blog 4/12/2010
Do not worry about what others are doing,... do what you need to do for yourself. Then others will admire you for:
1. knowing what you want.
2. having the strength to do what is right for you.
-from Nancy- blog 5/4/10
All binging is pre-meditated. It's a knee-jerk reaction to the fear that you can't handle the emotions surfacing. Been there, done that thousands of times.
- from KatMomma3 4/27/10 comment on Missy7Kids 4/26/10 blog
Typically, I've always shied away from being critiqued. What I wanted was validation; not to be systematically picked apart. Growth is showing!! . . . Examining yourself for the purpose of improvement is easy when you are seeking excellence. This is all so new to me! I'm redefining my sense of failure. It's not failure, to face where you are missing it. We need that revelation in order to get better. That and the resolve to practice consistently until everything lines up. - from JoyAtLast blog 4/2/10
Far too often we wait until we feel ready to pursue something but in truth you may not ever "feel" ready. Sometimes you've got to pursue your dream in the midst of your fears. Or as I like to say, "Do it, even if you have to do it scared".
- from PALOMARES05 blog 5/12/10
Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
- Yoda, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. - by Ambrose Redmoon, from 1HappySpirit signature
Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
A SparkFriend and long-time encourager is in a new competition at the gym. They're offering prizes, but I promised my own virtual reward, so here's my concept of a new shirt for a healthier, stronger Spark Friend to wear to Australia.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
I don't like the way I feel today, and I'm recording it so I'll remember (and avoid it next time).
There's a horrible taste in my mouth that I can't wash out.
My weight is up 1.3 pounds even though I stayed in calorie range the last two days. (New Year's Eve was out of calorie range, but not much.)
I felt more sluggish and draggy than I have in weeks.
Sounds like PMS, right? Sure, right, I'm going to voluntarily put something in my mouth that makes me feel like I have PMS.
Thanks be to God that I figured it out. I've been eating so consistently that I knew immediately the cause. Sodium. Good old salt.
Bad old salt!
When we finished Thanksgiving dinner I had put the leftover cornbread dressing in a casserole dish, mixed cut-up turkey with gravy and spread it on top. Then I froze it immediately. I figured we would enjoy it much more a few weeks later.
And we did! I sneaked a small portion for breakfast yesterday and then I had a nice bowlful for supper. I did notice it being salty, but the "comfort food" coma overcame my judgment, I guess. Looking back, I should have stopped eating and put it aside halfway through, recognizing the sodium landmine.
If it's already prepared, eat a SMALL portion. (Good thing I'm on this 12-glasses-of-water regimen, or I'd be feeling even crummier!)
Be more salt-conscious while cooking. Many recipes I do alter, and I did radically transform our menu that day, but I proceeded robot-like making the dressing and gravy!
I think the straw that broke the camel's back was . . . red-faced confession . . . I added crumbled Ritz crackers to the cornbread dressing. I haven't bought those in a year, and we never eat them any more, so . . . you guessed it, I was "not letting them go to waste." They weren't out of date, and yes, it made a delicious dressing. Well, delicious for the 5 seconds it took to glop around in my mouth and slime down my throat! Note to self: if an item has VISIBLE salt stuck to the top, NOTICE THE SALT!!!
Cleaning up my food is an ongoing journey!
Sunday, January 01, 2012
"Driven by Faith" Spark Team asked us to post January goals. I'm repeating them here for accountability.
- Lose 4 more pounds by Jan 23 to reach that 10-pound increment set last month.
- Continue to set 10-pound goal dates on the Wii Fit, which does a great job of weighing me, graphing my progress, and nagging me!
- Meet each 10-pound goal, adjusting expectations if wise. Never give up!
- Pursue active fun by doing Wii Fit 20 minutes daily when I am not traveling or ill.
- Attend strength training class at church on each scheduled date (normally 3 times per week). Work my hardest there.
- Continue tracking all food on SparkPeople.
- Report weekly on SparkPeople concerning accountability to these goals, favorable or not.
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