Sunday, November 24, 2013
Whoever coined the H.A.L.T acronym for the above states of mind, knew what they were talking about. If I find myself reaching for a snack, when I am not even hungry, then I can ask myself, am I just bored, or any of the above questions, so do I need a nap? Or should I be phoning a friend, to stay connected instead of living far away and isolated, or what is my emotional state. Am I frustrated, or angry, because, that I can walk off. So, then get moving. Get out the door walking, or find an activity to make use of my time or my frustration. What is my next project? Grab a hold of that and get moving on it. Even if I only have a half hour, before I need to be at my next client, I can easily push a vacuum, dust a room, or clean a bathroom, and throw in a load of washing or empty the dishwasher. Take out something for dinner.
My newest thing is Lentils. Since February, my Son, had gotten us to eat Lentils daily. So I can make the small brown ones in 25 minutes. My Peruvian friend taught me how to make them many years ago. Beans on a Monday for prosperity, or some such saying. But in Spanish of course. So, another thing is I can make chicken, which he loves since he began this matrix diet. salad, chicken and lentils and veggies. Every night. Kind of boring, but it doesn't have to be.
He's eating clean. and is so happy when we all get home later and those dishes are already made. Then steamed veggies and a salad are a snap. If I am out all day, I can still walk in the door and get this meal on the table in 40 minutes.
So, that's what's happening around here.
Stopping to question and think, and getting things done in whatever space of time I have.
Enjoying my daily walks, morning and evening, ad boy is it brisk here today @ 25 degrees!! Love that sunshine!
A great day is wished to any and all who stop in to read this.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I am walking by the sea, and this is the 5th day in a row. It really is lovely to take in the shoreline, the sand, and watching the waves crash. So cold, and it snowed today too, but just barely. Wind, was gusting, and I really froze, but it was all worth it. Driving home, red skies, such a magnificent sunset.
Next daily event, adding Food Tracking, here on Spark, and in a Fitness/Food Journal. Everything written about Food Journaling, says it works. Needs to be done. So I will start tomorrow. Blogging, I need to do this too. Short and sweet. But just checking in, and being accountable.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Today, I am back to Spark. I was on Holiday, with my family in Canada. Nearly everyone made it to the reunion, with exception, of the cousins with new jobs, and co-workers on holiday. 30 together, and only 3 absent. Cousins had a blast. My energy level was at zero. Maybe it was the rain, flying eliminated a 12 hour drive. So why was I so tired. Who knows. I just enjoyed every minute with everyone. Didn't exercise, as we had a long drive to the nursing home to see my mother in law. Lots of walking there, actually between parking lot, and the many buildings to find her, then take her over a great distance to the coffee shop, through two buildings over, all underground. So, Eating went well. But, since I returned mid-week, and have been on an eating fest. taking a serving or a nibble of everything that comes to mind. I'm not even kidding. I am afraid to step on the scale now. But in the morning, I will. Then Assess the damage, if any, and get right back on track.
Funny how easy that was so step into an uncomfortable cycle. Just to crave and eat. I was fine when I was away an entire week. So who knows why that hit. I just decided to go with it, for a short time, (2days), then get back on track.
I was sleep deprived. Who knows why I was so tired returning home as well. Went to bed at 7:30 last night. woke up after 1 finally fell asleep again.
So today is a new day. A funny one at work too. My elderly lady, kept insisting I try on her sweaters, then chose one, put on a straw hat, then, and go out with an escort and flutter my lashes! So cute! I am in her home, and her daughter gets a kick out of these episodes and so do I. She is SO sweet, this little lady.
OK, so tomorrow, I face the scale. I am super uncomfortable too, since I shrunk my stomach. I am so happy that I am over it now, and begin fresh tomorrow. I prefer my new planned eating habits, and snacks and meals.
Have a great weekend Sparkers!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Name change on the horizon. Before I said, I would change my name to Iron_resolve, from SlimCarrol, as I didn't seem to have the Resolve to make the necessary changes, to make lessen my portions, and increase my exercise. I said I would change it back, only once I reached 150 pounds. Well, I am no longer lacking the drive, or stuck at inaction. And since that is no longer the case, I am ready for the next level of commitment. Harder work, more and varied workouts, and lesser caloric intake, to compliment my exercise regime. I'm Ready for Action
So today, I offically return to my name of SlimCarrol.
Let the transformation begin.
I commit to doing everything necessary and possible to get the next ten pounds off. Then the next. And so on, until I reach my goal weight.
Something has clicked. And I know it's all withing the realms of possibility.
It is truly possible for me.
I claim it,
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Well, Progress is what I'm making. It's going to take some time and I can see it through. Right down to the skinny jeans. I had a setback this week with a stomach bug for 3 days. Thought I would loose 2-3 pounds, but instead, I maintained. Couldn't eat anything the first day, ginger ale only. Day two was rice and Tea and ginger ale only. Woke up after midnight, with more nausea. Finally, after 3pm I felt better, and ate crackers. And felt energised to some degree. Then ate dinner. And snacked on popcorn. Ginger ale and tea with honey. So all the extra calories from honey and suger in the ginger ale, and lack of exercise, prevented me from losing another pound. But these were the only foods or drinks I could stomach. So, what do I do? Just accept what is, and move on.
Next week is a new week. Today after work, I can take a long walk, and same tomorrow. And get back into the game. I don't need to be perfect. I am not frustrated at not losing another pound this week, just accepting that being sick is a setback. I accept the progress I am making, and keep my head in the game. I don't have to strive for perfection. I will reach my health and weight loss goals, all in good time. And besides, this is only a stomach bug. People are overcoming major obstacles here. I am learning plenty from everyone. I will reach my goal, all in good time. I have a 4 month plan to get there, and I will.
Have a great weekend all
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