Thursday, January 02, 2014
Everyone, including myself, keeps referring to what we are going on as a journey. If that is the case, then I seem to be hanging out at the rest stop surrounded by the fog of self-doubt, rain of negativity, and thunder of laziness. I'm eating out of the rest stop vending machines and pretending that I am actually traveling, but who am I kidding?
It is time for a major attitude adjustment! The car is ready to go and all I have to do it climb in and start the engine. The sights along the way are so beautiful and fulfilling, and the company is grand. Why stay stuck at the dingy rest stop watching all the other people go by, when I could be out there living? It's time to go - NOW!!! Shall we carpool?
Friday, May 31, 2013
Recently, I have been eating all the wrong foods, snacking a lot, and just plain ignoring being healthy. I have been exercising, but not making a lot of effort at it. As a result, I have gained weight. What am I thinking? Am I even thinking at all? It is as if not thinking makes the food have no calories and the exercise burns a lot more than it really does. This is crazy thinking!
Last night, as I was eating a meal out with DH and enjoying onion rings (one of several not-good-for-me foods of the day), I had a big ah-ha moment. This is getting me nowhere, except to feeling worse about myself and moving in the wrong direction from my goals.
Today is a new start! I am done with ignoring what I am doing or not doing. I am going to track all of my food and aim to stay within the SP ranges. I am going to exercise with intention. I am going to be a realist about living a good life, but still working toward my goals. Today is the day when I remind myself that I am worth it. Today is a beginning.
Friday, March 08, 2013
It is the end of the week of forming a healthy new habit. Of course, because it is a habit, it needs to continue past this week. I have learned a lot this week and it shows in the food I am preparing. It is more flavorful and satisfying.
The question for today is "Anything else you would like to share with your Team". I think this question is referring to the Cats team of the 5% Challenge, but I like to think of it as the whole Spark team here. I would not be having any success without you. The friends I have made are priceless!
There are a couple of very special people, Kayelene and Sparkchantal, that are always present and able to either cheer me on or give me a swift kick in the pants to get me going. Thank you. I cannot even imagine being on this journey without you. You are fantastic!
Whenever you feel like giving up, just take the time to reach out to someone here. By encouraging someone else, you end up feeling better yourself. It is a big circle that just keep going around and around. Thank you, Sparkpeople!
Thursday, March 07, 2013
The question for today is "Do you need some motivation or advice?" I am doing well this week, but know that all I need to do is ask for help when I am struggling.
I have been receiving a lot of very helpful advice from people who responded to my blogs. You all are fantastic! You are one of the best parts of Sparkpeople. I am learning a lot and am grateful for everyone's thoughts.
Please continue offering recipes and ideas for making food more flavorful and interesting. You have spurred my creativity in the kitchen.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The question of the day is "What can you improve upon?". This refers to the 5% Challenge assignment this week of starting a healthy new habit. I am working on preparing more flavorful food instead of the grab and go type of meals I have been eating recently.
To improve I need to vary the dishes I prepare rather than sticking with the few I have made this week, otherwise meals will get boring. That is really the problem. My meals before this week have been boring. Making new recipes and varying dishes will make for more interesting and satisfying meals. I have the SparkPeople Cookbook, so today I am going to look through it and find something good to prepare.
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