Wednesday, March 13, 2013
are packed up and ready to go! We're leaving in the morning for our very long ride home to Iowa from Arizona via south Texas!! Lots of miles, lots of riding and possibly way too much togetherness over a period of 10 days of being confined TOGETHER in the car! I can do this, I can do this...really, I can do this!
I've bought fresh fruit, baby carrots, low-sodium V8 juice and yogurt to eat for some of our meals. I have hard boiled eggs for the first few days. I have a plan to get some exercise each day. I can do this...really, I can!
I had hoped we could go straight home, but this is one time DH is getting his way with the plans. A visit to some long-time friends and a few relatives is probably a good idea, but for me the issue is that I just want to go home since we've been gone since last November. But, I can do this!
Stay tuned...I'll try to check in and let you know how we're managing all this travel/riding time.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
For some reason, today's topic really tickles my funny bone! Where can I improve? What do I need to work on? Well...duh...just about everything! I know the topic is supposed to be a continuation of the plan I laid out earlier this week, and I'll get to that in a second, but don't you think that's a loaded question? Just my quirky sense of humor, I guess.
Well, to be serious...I have made great plans, I have put it all out there for everyone to see and I'm working it. I'm doing okay--not terrific, not spectacular, not great. But definitely okay...I know what I need to do and I know how to do it. I will continue to pay attention to all the things I've laid out. I will work to improve my consistency over the long haul--I am planning ways to keep my eating healthy during our upcoming travel (beginning the 13th and lasting until the 22nd). I also have plans for getting the exercise during that time. Now all I have to do is follow through with it all. That's probably where I will need to make the most improvements!
By the way, thank you all so much for your continued comments on these blogs. Since I've been having internet access problems and probably will for several more weeks, my time is limited and I am not responding to you all as I'd like. Please know that I read all your comments and appreciate each and every one of them. Who knows...maybe I'll get to liking this blogging so much that I'll do it more often!
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Today our assignment for the 5% challenge is to provide a progress report on our daily challenges and habit building. This should be short: my progress is okay...not great, not horrible! I'm feeling somewhat positive about the fact that I'm not eating myself out of house and home in the evenings.
I've had microwave popcorn two evenings, which is not one of my trigger foods, so I'm okay with that. Haven't had anything else that would get me into trouble. My days have been satisfactory, although a stop at the DQ this afternoon put me over the top on calories for today. The thing I'm feeling most positive about at this point is that I'm not discouraged and I'm not in a "so what" kind of mood. I have had good meals with plenty of freggies and protein. I feel healthy and will keep moving forward. My mind set is now such that I don't care how long this journey takes--I'm in it for the long haul anyway and my arrival date has never been guaranteed (although, truth be told...a birthday that starts with a 7 and ends in a 0 is in November and I'd sure like to be at my happy weight by then)!!!
I hope all of my teammates and SparkFriends are having a great week and that you are moving forward, too! Sending you all lots of positive energy, healthy vibes, and harmony in your daily lives!
Monday, March 04, 2013
Wow...tough one for me! I like to encourage others. I love being a co-leader on a team of awesomely supportive and helpful teammates. We encourage one another and are concerned for our welfare and progress. But, encourage myself?
Here is what I'll work on:
1. I will keep Sparking. It is my lifeline to paying attention and being accountable to myself (tracking, chatting, challenges, etc.)
2. I will reach out for help when I am down instead of waiting until I've dug a real hole for myself.
3. I will remember that no matter how long it takes me, I am working on making positive changes in my life. There is more to this journey than just taking off pounds.
4. I will work on my gratefulness...grateful for friendships, a supportive and loving husband, and too many other things to list here.
5. I will remember that no matter what has happened in the past, only good things lie ahead for me!
6. I will have fun on this journey!!!!
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