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.
Monday, September 10, 2012
I have today and tomorrow off. Typically I would be content to just sit on the couch all day and hang out on pinterest, and facebook. Today I woke up and started my morning routine of coffee and computer, started cleaning about 11am, and made a nice lunch about 1pm. Now I am sitting down again and truthfully would like nothing more but to put on a movie and browse the internet for healthy recipes until it was time for dinner. lol...kind of ironic- looking at healthy alternatives while sitting on my ass. lol. Here is my problem- I am comfortable. I am enjoying my time. I am stuck in a rut. I need an idea for motivation. Do I post a pic of my fat butt on my laptop? UGH...I am arguing with myself in my head right now, here is my train of thought: Just do it, you know it makes you feel better! GET OFF THIS COMPUTER! Go right now!!
Ok- i'm going. Geesh.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Coffee is my weakness. It is the only thing I refuse to give up no matter what. Now that is a big statement considering 6 short months ago I would have said the same thing for my mountain dew addiction. I dont miss it, and I feel like i can hear my body screaming THANK YOU, JENNY!! Coffee on the other hand is my routine, my security blanket. If I dont have it in the AM I feel like something is missing, like I am in slow motion. Then the head aches start...blah. So I make sure i have at least one cup in the morning, and try to drink nothing but water for the rest of the day. 8 cups of water is surprisingly harder to drink than I had thought it would be! I am trying, believe me.....but sometimes my job prevents me from running to the bathroom to pee every 10 minutes. I guess i have a small bladder. I am trying none the less, and like my mountain dew addiction I can hear my body screaming THANK YOU, JENNY!!
Sunday, September 02, 2012
Ahhh I love Sundays. I love getting up earlier than my family and just enjoy the silence of the day. Usually I would make coffee, then start a big hearty breakfast- including bacon, eggs, hash browns, and either pancakes or waffles. This morning my routine was a bit different. I woke up and made the coffee. No more flavored creamer for this girl, i use a splash of skim and instead of real sugar, I am using a squirt of Stevia. I cant believe all the empty calories I was consuming. Its very eye opening when you really break down your food intake for EVERY little thing you eat. The biggest change I think was my breakfast choice for the day. A couple days ago I pre made single servings of egg beaters and put them in sandwich bags in the fridge. So, i grabbed one of those, a whole grain bagel and the fresh salsa my hubby made last night from the tomatoes our neighbor gave us. This is such a big change for me, and instead of feeling full and bloated right about this time, I feel like I am not hungry, and am ready to go for an early morning walk. Sundays will still be my favorite day of the week. The difference is my activity level and food choices. The comfy, cozy, family time feeling will never change.
Friday, August 31, 2012
My husband and I have decided to lose weight. This is not the first time, but I'm hoping it will be the last. We do this at least twice a year (try to lose weight). It feels different this time. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired. We have been changing our way of eating for the past week or so, and i've lost a few pounds already. We are going to the gym about 2x a week, and we have even taken a few walks after dinner. Its a start. A good start. I know this is the beginning of not only my new outlook of my body image, but my husbands as well. We need to do this. Our lives depend on it.
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