Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Its been awhile since I posted last, and I've had my share of obstacles. Emotional ups and downs that would typically break me simply- have not. My turning point was simple. I was on the treadmill, and I was scared to go faster than my comfort zone. I was scared to run. On this particular day I did it, I ran on the treadmill and I was terrified I was going to fall, but I didn't. Easy. Next time I tried some of the harder exercise machines. Easy. As a matter of fact, as I sit here and type this my arms are sore from lifting weights. This was all because I just TRIED something. I feel like a whole new world of fitness has opened up to me. The past few days have been a challenge. Candy is everywhere. I had my day of indulgence, I felt bad for myself, then I started fresh the next day. Its working! I've lost a little over 20 pounds! I'm proud of myself. Finally I get it. Today I will be going out to dinner and instead hoping for the best when I get there, I looked up the menu's nutritional info and I already know what I'm going to order. EASY!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
So far so good. I am staying motivated, and have lost about 10 lbs. I am eating food that I love, even trying new things. I have my nieces and nephew visiting for the weekend. Along with my step daughter we literally have a house full of kids (5 total- 1 16 yr old, and the rest under the age of 10) It has been loud, and chaotic, but I wouldn't change it for the world. We went to the park, and for the first time I got up from the bench and actually played tag with them. They thought it was so funny, and I was laughing right along with them. This is the beginning for me. I NEED to make choices in situations like this. I can either sit on the sidelines and make excuses, or I can join in the fun and be part of the memory being made. I still have a long road ahead of me, but that's ok! Taking the scenic route has always been my favorite thing to do!
Friday, September 05, 2014
Its been almost a month since I started KNOWING what i eat. I've been reading a lot about nutrition and health, and actually applying it to my every day life. I have a thyroid problem, and for the first time I actually looked into what kind of food i should be eating. It feels good. It feels good to know that I am fueling my body with natural energy. It feels good to know that I am making good food choices. I am trying new things that i have never even thought of trying before, and actually enjoying them! My husband always tells our daughter to taste a new food at least once. If she doesnt like it, she doesnt have to eat it. I cant tell you how many things she's tried for the first time and ended up loving. I'm applying the same rule to myself. Chickpeas, beets, radish, tomatoes, fish. All things i could have done without in the past, now have become part of my everyday diet. Keep an open mind, and your possibilities are endless.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
So its been 2 years since I fell off the wagon. I put back on every single pound I lost, and am in the same exact boat I was in when I started in 2012. I 'm not going to look back. I will start fresh. I know the mistakes I made, and will learn from them. I feel good about this, I have a different attitude about my weight loss. I know I can do it since I've done it before. I just need to continue to stay positive!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I have a sweet tooth. Not just any normal sweet tooth, a big, black, cavity filled sweet tooth that i am not ashamed to make bigger with lots and lots of sugar. Every year to symbolize the start of the fall weather I like to indulge in one of my favorite sweet treats- Candy Corn Pumpkins, and Planters Peanuts. I love this combination, and have been known to eat an entire bag of pumpkins in one sitting. Yes, i know this sickening (literally and figuratively). This year I have not been able to bring myself to buying this treat. I know I would eat all of them with no self control. I've come to far to break down now. I also know what many people are thinking, just have a servings worth, or work it into your meal plan. I cant do this. This would be like tempting an alcoholic with a shot of whiskey. It would only take one taste. SO, sadly I am by-passing it this year. :( I will light an apple-cinnamon scented to candle to ring in the fall weather. This is a tradition that wont add 5lbs onto my hips.
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