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No longer a case of 'urgency' . . .

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

. . . like when I was young and foolish and had gained 5-10 lbs. and 'had to' get skinny in a weekend. emoticon There IS something good to be said for getting older . . and smarter. emoticon
I haven't been doing really well for the last few days. emoticon Had company, been painting walls, whatever . . . but I wasn't tracking, exercising or doing my best. Swimming pool closed Monday emoticon and then I didn't feel well today. If anything, I 'under' ate. But, that still isn't good. Although, I guess it's better than over eating. emoticon
My initial reaction is, still, to give up OR to fast to take the weight off, like I used to emoticon Then, after thinking 'properly' about it ~ the answer is crystal clear. Get back on track emoticon and keep doing my best. There is no race, no urgency ~ it's better to take my time emoticon about doing it AND do it right.
I've only been doing this a little while but I can already see that I need to plan for 'everything' emoticon even being too busy. And ~ I will. Because I Can Do This and I Am Worth It. emoticon

  
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JMARIES51 11/18/2012 1:20PM

    Taking it slow and easy is the key to prolonged success (anyway, that is how I feel about it). And learning from our successes and failures is also very important.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 11/15/2012 5:08PM

    You're worth the time and effort you need to be healthier, and to learn how to be healthier. When you stray, refocus and get back to it. Keep it up and one day the healthier habits will kick in and help you make the better choices without having to think about it.

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62NVON 11/15/2012 9:33AM

    I love this... I find myself struggling with a sense of "urgency" if I get off track and start trending upwards. But what I really need to do is simply get back to the basics and not panic.

Thank you!

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CSAGIRL 11/15/2012 6:48AM

    Nicely put! I'm right there with you!

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CELIAMINER 11/15/2012 1:17AM

    Love getting insight...good for you!

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SUNNYLIFE72 11/14/2012 9:36PM

  It's interesting....the insight that comes with age?! LOL! =)

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KATRINAKRAUT 11/14/2012 9:28PM

    I don't like roller coasters so I jumped off. I am with you!

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Mindful Moment ~

Tuesday, November 13, 2012



You are not One
You are a Thousand.
Just light your lantern. ~ Rumi

  
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SHERRYGAYL 11/13/2012 4:30PM

    Thanks for adding me! I added you, too emoticon It does look like we have quite a bit in common! How cool!

That is a beautiful picture and quite a quote to meditate on!

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It is MY choice whether to give in ~ or keep going

Monday, November 12, 2012



This weekend was pretty bad. I took some pills that made me hungry ~ so it wasn't 'all' my fault. But ~ I did eat more than I should have. emoticon It was late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. I did not eat 'bad' things, just things I have been eating, but I ate way too much of them. emoticon Since it was officially Sunday, when I got up, I counted some of them as Sunday food. So, I was able to 'recover' from some of the screw-up. Still some calories over.

Then, last night, after another pill, I had a PB&J sandwich that I 'shouldn't have' had. But, I woke up late today, so I counted that as 'breakfast' today. So, I was able to recover a bit from that emoticon ~ ~ POINT BEING that I am still some calories over for the whole weekend AND I wasn't following 'the program' properly, with having to revamp everything. I do NOT want to be doing that. OK ~ once is acceptable and it's better than going way over ~ and keeping on screwing up emoticon . . . but if I'm going to do this program, and do it right, I have to be honest with the daily count, and myself, each and every day. emoticon

In the past, I would have said 'screw it' and quit the whole program. I know I would have. But, this time ~ no way. I am going to shake off the dust and carry on. THAT is what I've learned this time around and, also, what will make the difference. (I hope ) emoticon

Also, today, being a holiday, emoticon the swimming pool is closed. And, tomorrow I am having over-night company. So, that puts a crimp in my exercise program for a couple of days. Which irritates me. emoticon But, I am going to plan and, somehow, find alternative things to do for exercise. Today, I will probably do aerobic dance emoticon ~ and tomorrow we'll see. I will come up with something.

At the end of this week, I will see how much damage I have done emoticon . . . and go from there. This week, I will do my best to stick to plan, both food and exercise. And ~ keep my fingers crossed. emoticon

  
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IOWAGRAMMA 11/12/2012 10:27PM

    Try to cut yourself a "little" slack...being too strict and even rigid will cause more problems in the long run because we can't live that way forever. The "best" diet or plan is the one you can live with for the rest of your life and follow, and if that means giving yourself a few moe calories each day or planning for that snack when you know you're the hungriest, then it might be better for you in the long run. So what if it takes you a few more months to shed those pounds? In the end, the result is the same. Moderation in all things is a good plan--and to me that also means moderation in my eating plan/program. But, we all have to find our way into that niche, and I'm betting you can figure it out for yourself! Best to you, my friend! Love, Jeannie
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SHERRYGAYL 11/12/2012 8:58PM

    Recognizing the problem and stopping it is excellent! Well done! The next step is to figure out the triggers so you can control them. It takes time but emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLINGANDBOWS27 11/12/2012 3:41PM

    How about when your company comes over you all go out for a walk around your neighborhood. My cousin and her husband come over a lot for dinner and it always puts a crimp in my gym plans. Instead of letting that get the best of me my cousin and I tak a long walk around the block and catch up. Its my alone time with her and we can talk about anything.

You must believe in yourself that you can do this - which I am confident you can. Set your goals, plan out your meals, and do the best you can do each day. If you go over your points/calories/etc. then do something fitness related. If you feel hungry try chewing on some pumpkin seeds or drinking a big glass of water and playing a board game. Those are great distractions and if your hands are busy then you cannot make food :) I wish you the best of luck this week!

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NANCYPAT1 11/12/2012 3:41PM

    If you are facing the same or similar problems "too often" - even if they are not BIG problems but just enough to get you upset and a little over what your calorie range is, maybe you need to tweak your program a little. Look back at when, you ate and why and then see if you can think of a way to avoid the same situation next time. You CAN do it.

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Mindful Moment ~

Sunday, November 11, 2012



Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ~ Rumi

  
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JMARIES51 11/18/2012 5:01PM

    I love Rumi. And I love your mindful moments.

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WISLNDR 11/12/2012 8:08AM

    Wonderful, thank you so much for sharing this!!

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SUSANBEAMON 11/12/2012 1:22AM

  so be wise instead of clever. i think i can manage that for a short while.

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Mindful Moment ~

Saturday, November 10, 2012



If only ~ it was the other way around. emoticon

  
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JMARIES51 11/18/2012 5:02PM

    emoticon so true

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DIANE7786 11/10/2012 8:23PM

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GOOSIEMOON 11/10/2012 8:19PM

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LRENEAO 11/10/2012 8:10PM

    That's hilarious!

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