Monday, June 23, 2014
I've been thinking for a long time that it would be nice to try growing, storing, and using my own herbs... cilantro, parsley, basil, chives, oregano... i've always wanted to be one of those people who can grow and cook with fresh herbs... but i'm more of a salt and pepper person! lol... I know i'm missing out not using more herbs and spices, but i was never taught... anyone with any suggestions as to how to start? I live in the country and have plenty of space for growing... i was thinking about using window boxes for some...
Friday, June 13, 2014
I'm one of those people who need to see results... and believe me, i'm not one of those that has to see a weight loss every day... i'm a realist and i know it doesn't happen like that... i also know that fluctuation is normal... half a pound here and there, up and down, is normal... but what i hate is getting on the scale, seeing a number, and then trying it again to see if i get the same result, only to see a whole pound difference!! So then i wonder what is my REAL weight... the first one that was lower or the gain that showed up on the scale only a minute later? It really helps me to log my weight every day, even if there shows a small gain, it doesn't matter... i like to log it... but i hate to think i have to log a number based on 2 out of 3 tries... or how about 3 out of 5? or 5 out of 7 tries? TODAY i'm frustrated...
Saturday, June 07, 2014
I hope that this will be the best way to get opinions on the water drinking... i know the subject has been touched on before... here's the question...
Do you count your cups of coffee in your water intake numbers? I am a coffee drinker... black coffee, so there's no calories... it's always seemed to me that if i drink 3 cups of coffee in the morning i should be able to count it along with my water for the day... it's more like coffee flavored water, isn't it? Now don't get me wrong, i can usually still get in 8 glasses of water along with the coffee... but some days i feel that i have to push hard to get it all down... sometimes others can hear me sloshing as i walk by!
Friday, June 06, 2014
And my question is: Is it too late to start yet AGAIN??? I would like to say that there was just too much "stuff" going on in my life to be dieting and eating right... but the plain truth is that it's so much easier to fall into bad habits of mindless eating and sitting in my chair with my laptop in my lap... i guess the GOOD news is that i have actually maintained my weight and not gained even more over the last 2 years while i was gone... that might be due to the fact that one of my biggest fears is seeing the scale go over that 200 lb mark... so i have always done my best to keep it lower than that... BUT, the bad news is that it's not MUCH lower than that!!! At only 5'4", weighing 195 has taken a great toll on my health... my energy level is nonexistent, my breathing is more like huffing and puffing, my joints are achy and sometimes even immobile from the pain, putting on my clothes is more like stuffing sausage into casings!! Gggrrrrrr... i just don't know how it got like this!! Anyway, one day i woke up and decided to get back on track... could it be because my youngest child will be getting married in Sept and i don't want to be the "blimp" in the pictures? LOL... well, that is definitely part of it... but i remember how much better i felt when i was down in the 170's at the end of my first Sparkpeople adventure... and i REALLY want to feel that way again... i know i have some hard goals ahead of me... but with God's help, i will reach them... and hopefully never go back to those bad habits again...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Oh why is it that my comfortable chair calls to me so loudly and so long? I need to get up and move but with back pain poking at me, my chair always looks better than a workout... every day i vow to get things off of my treadmill... even 10 minutes of walking would do me some good... motivation is not my friend... motivation is pushed away... motivation is the ugly word... i'd rather sit and read... i'd rather sleep... grandkids are in and out here, especially with this being summer, and i can't keep up with the stuff they leave behind... shoes, toys, drink bottles, pillows and blankets... it's easier to sit back and enjoy them, instead of getting onto them all the time... my life seems to be going in circles instead of moving ahead... and exercise and weight loss don't seem to be in the picture at all... just sayin'...
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