Sunday, July 13, 2014
It's been a busy weekend and I'm feeling good!
I'm happy to report that we have a new range and range hood in our kitchen. It's been a year in the making. Our 30+ year old range was referred to as "The Beast", as it blew out flames when lit. After discovering obstacle after obstacle, we FINALLY have a new range. It preheats, it turns on quietly, and no sign of flames shooting out of it when turning it on. I already cook a lot, but now I can do it more comfortably!
We also had some nice family time. I took the kids down to the pool while the contractor worked on our kitchen. Today, we went on a hike together, and my daughter and I grabbed some frozen yogurt before doing our grocery shopping.
I was sure to stock up on lots of fruits and good snacks for the week. Ready for the week!
Baby steps, one day at a time.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Well, I made it to day 2! That's something, right? I made better choices in my eating. I stopped myself when I wanted to munch before dinner was ready. I didn't scrounge around in the cabinet before bed looking for "something" to munch on. And I'm back today!
I may be seeing a little glimmer of my spark...still dim...but it's there!
I've discovered Quaker Popped Rice Snacks - Ranch flavor. All the crunch and saltiness I crave, but a healthier option. It's a start!
Today, I was sure to pack some cherries and a nectarine for snacking on later in the day. I almost left the cherries with my daughter at the sitter's house because she wanted some, but I said - "NO, I need a healthy snack for myself". I gave her a few and kept the bag. I know that sounds terrible, but my sitter has plenty of healthy snacks for the kids.
So, here I am! Day 2...1 small step at time. Small changes, leading to bigger ones.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I heard a co-worker use this term - a work in progress - to describe an issue we are resolving at the office. Everyone is working on the solution, but it's not complete yet. That's me right now...and probably always! I'm a work in progress. This week, I'm definitely making some progress with my goals! I still have work to do, but those small steps make a difference!
One of my biggest challenges is lunch during the week. I often choose to eat out with my co-workers instead of eating what I bring. It's not only bad for my weight loss goals, but also bad for my wallet! Here is what I'm doing to help get back on track:
- Cash ONLY - I've taken out a set amount of "Lunch Money" for the week. When it's gone, my lunches out are done. So far so good!! Having cash makes me not only watch how much I spend, but also forces me to think about what I'm ordering. Would I rather have a small meal and go out 1 or 2 more times that week - or blow it all on one high calorie meal?
- Appetizing & Fresh Lunches - I stocked my office with items to make sandwiches this week. This way, I don't have to prepare my lunch every evening or in the mornings. Everything is here, and ready to go. Plus, my sandwiches are nice and fresh! Each week, I can choose another type of meal or sandwich.
Today, I'm taking a friend to lunch. She lost her 5 year Golden Lab to cancer yesterday. We've already picked the restaurant and they have a good selection of healthy items.
So, here's to me...a work in progress. Looking forward to becoming a masterpiece!
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