Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I am learning to live just for today. I can't do anything about the past but learn from it and it is just too overwhelming to think too much about the future right now, so today is good.
So today I will do my 30 minutes of exercise - did it this morning since I will be too busy this evening.
Drink my 8 glasses of water - getting pretty good at this.
Eat well just for today - which allowed me to turn down the donuts my co-worker brought in.
Take care of just a couple of items around the house because if I think of everything that needs to be done - I just won't do anything.
Take care of spiritual needs today - without this, does anything else really matter?
I am very happy with how this approach is working for me the last few days so I will see how much of a streak I can have!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
I really can't believe that I turned down a piece of birthday cake and ice cream. That is why I show up for birthday parties. Not really, but it sure was a BONUS! So while waiting for the goodies, I began to think that I could have those items, which I knew would not fill me up after my limited dinner OR I could go home and have some popcorn which is much healthier and filling for me. The world did not come to an end, I am not going through a mourning period and I survived.
I am really coming to terms that even though I am eating within points, there are some foods that I eat out of habit and although I like it, it is taking away valuable points that could be used on better foods. Case in point, I love those Quaker Mini Rice Cakes - Mint Delights 2 points and I would pack them in my lunch every day during the week. Doesn't matter that I was full or tight on points, I would eat them anyway. So I don't plan on buying them at this time so I can find other goodies! So far so good, although I do miss them.
I always worried about having enough food to eat so I would not have a diabetic reaction or in case of, which happened alot the first time I lost weight. Now I make sure I have enough glucose tablets and watch my medication closely so I can reduce when necessary, instead of eating. Did I mention prior to sparkpeople that I loved having reactions because it was a great excuse for a candy bar! No more.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
After falling off the wagon and in fact, losing site of the wagon altogether, I am back on track. I lost 30 pounds two years ago and put nearly all of it back on and feeling all of the pain that goes with it, such as being out of breath, higher blood sugars, etc.
One thing I am learning is to take it slowly this time around. I had been pretty obsessive about my weight loss last time and did alot of exercising, which meant I could eat more of course. Of course, when I quit exercising to the extreme that I was because of winter, I forgot to eat less.....go figure! I also limited my food quite a bit and the holidays when they rolled around were NOT good to me.
I decided to join weight watchers on 2/27/09 so I would have a real live person to be held accountable to, but can't forgot sparkpeople that helped me so much so I plan on combining the two. I won't be tracking food here, only because I track through weight watchers and I really like the point system of which I have my minimum amount plus my weekly allowance, which is a lot easier for me than the calorie range because I will eat ALL of my calories! I have no idea how many calories I am eating now and prefer it that way, at least for now.
I do plan on tracking my exercise through sparkpeople, because I really like the set--up better. I did injure my leg/knees a couple of weeks ago so I am taking it real slow on the treadmill until I get "healthy" again.
I am looking forward to re-connecting with some old spark buddies and teams.
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