Monday, June 28, 2010
Say it to yourself. Better yet, get up and say it to yourself while you're walking around. Notice the difference in your body when you say "I am beautiful". I know, I know, totally corny, but indulge me.
So get up and walk around and say "I am beautiful". Do you walk a little taller? Do you make eye contact with people (or animals, if that's all that's around)? Does it put a smile on your face? A swing in your hips?
Now see what happens when you think about all the body parts you loathe. You probably walk a little slower; you slouch down; there definitely isn't a smile on your face.
Sometimes it's the simple things that make the biggest difference. Our thoughts not only effect how we walk and feel, they even effect our physiology -- they can lower or heighten our blood pressure, they can cause little chemicals to be released throughout our body -- in short, our thoughts are really, really powerful.
So how hard was that? Keep telling yourself that you are beautiful, because you are, no matter what you weigh. Hopefully, over time, you will come to believe it.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Yes, it did arrive yesterday, thank goodness. As long as the DVDs play, it sure looks exactly like what I ordered (bid on). And they shipped it extremely fast, too. Ebay shouldn't get me all worried like that.
Actually, I don't think the insanity will start til tomorrow. I'll take a stab at actually following the program. I'm not real good at following other people's program, but I'll at least try.
Still pondering how to fit the running in, too. Yes, Kate, I considered saving it til winter but that's half a year away and I feel I need a shake up now. Besides, that's part of why I have a treadmill.
I might just continue to run but make them "easy" runs. We'll see. I have a tendency to overdo things even tho I don't feel as if I am, and I'm just finally feeling normal again after almost a month of sickness so I don't want to go back there. Even shoveled some mulch again this morning.
Chester has just about made it thru a week. Which doesn't mean he's out of the woods yet. That's the nerve-wracking part. They don't normally show much in the way of symptoms, and it can take 2 weeks or more before something actually happens. But I still have faith he will be fine.
A little research on the Web this morning turned up that as rats/mice become more and more poison-resistant, the poison companies have made it more potent -- and more palatable by coating it with molasses or peanut butter. Well, no wonder he thought it was so tasty!
My mother has been calling to check up on him. She also told me that she thinks I look the best I've looked in years -- not necessarily because of my weight, which has been the same for almost a year and was actually up just a bit that weekend -- just overall. I don't think I look so different from last fall, but whatever, it was nice to hear. Maybe all those greens & grains are paying off after all.
I've continued to try to make healthy choices. We went out to dinner last night at our local fish market, which also obviously sells food. I had a seared tuna panini. Seared tuna, whole wheat, avocado & cheddar cheese. With a side order of sweet potato fries. Which were really fried, not baked, but that's ok. I almost never eat fries. Don't really much care for them anymore unless they're really good and they rarely are really good.
I didn't eat all of anything, and I didn't have any.dessert.at.all. For me, that's major. Not every fruit!
BTW, I thoroughly enjoyed Ironman 2. DH wasn't as enthusiastic, but I think it was a great summer movie. But then I do love Robert Downey Jr. But it was just enjoyable overall. Right mixture of humor and action and a little romanticism thrown in there.
Hope your weekend is going well & you are enjoying whatever it is you're doing.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
This blog is the culmination of the last couple of blogs.
Choices aren't always easy. If I eat what I want, I don't stay slim. Period. It can be a hard truth to accept, but it's still the truth and wishing I could eat like other people won't make it so.
So last night I was tired. Didn't feel like cooking. We haven't eaten out since the 5th. I do not count last weekend's pizza at my parents, since we had to drive an hour and a half to get there and of course I spent most of the time worrying that Chester might die. A little cat poop gives him diarrhea (not something he's had in a long, long time) but he can seemingly eat rat poison with no problems. Go figure.
I want to go out! Not just get pizza, I want to be pamepered and not have to clean up or prepare.
So anyway. I made leftover pizza for DH, frozen pizza for me. Amy's roasted veggie individual pizza, which is awesome, btw. And normally I eat the whole things. While it's only 410 calories, so therefore an acceptable dinner (plus a salad), it's 9 WW points -- which is half my daily points, btw.
So I chose to eat only half of it. It wasn't easy. They aren't huge. But in the end, while not completely satisfied, I didn't wake up in the middle of the night with hunger pangs like I do when I don't eat enough. Nor was I starving this morning. A little hungry, yes, but you should be hungry in the mornings. If you're not, you're probably eating too much at night.
I wanted to take the dogs to the park and go for a short run (sans dogs, DH would be walking them). He was too tired. So I told him the dogs were his responsiblility and I was going for a run in the neighborhood. I was a bit worried that running so close to my bedtime might make it hard to sleep, but once again I was fine.
I am even contemplating an early morning run one of these days. It's so nice to be able to run without having to walk the dogs first, and the only way I can do that is to go before DH leaves (or on the weekend). And right now is the time, while it's still light out in the mornings.
So there you have it. I made better choices. I was honest with myself. I want to finally shed these last 10 pounds. People do it all the time, and I know I can do it, too. I just need to make better choices and be honest with myself.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Excuse while I ramble. I'm not even sure I'll remember everything I want to ramble on about, but I'll give it the ole college try.
So yesterday's blog was supposed to be about turning corners, because I felt I had til I stepped on the scale. Only yesterday was filled with a gazillion chores and obviously I never got around to blogging (probably because I'm too busy downloading apps and reading food blogs on my new toy).
Yes, there was a small gain. Which wouldn't be so bad if I just weren't higher than I want to be. But the whole point about turning corners is that I'm feeling my attitude changing. Again. For instance, I had planned to have a scone with some peanut butter for breakfast yesterday. Planned my whole day around it. It's a healthy scone I baked myself but I know that it isn't a terribly filling breakfast.
When it came time for me to heat that baby up, I looked at it, and just knew it would never fuel me through the gazillion chores I had to do. And so I chose a different breakfast. And I didn't even regret the decision (well, not much).
My BLT eating is way, way down thanks to DAYHIKER & her pushups suggestion. I did in fact do pushups last night. It was the end of the evening, and I wanted to try something I'd bought that was new. Nothing terribly caloric, and I just wanted to try it. And didn't really want to stop to figure out points. So I had it, I did my pushups, and I went to bed.
I was hungrier than normal this past week. 2 weeks before TOM will do that for me. I ate more than I planned on more than one occasion, tracked it, and am not really surprised to be up. But sometimes it's frustrating when I go to my meeting and hear about the person who had the french fries and didn't eat well this week and still lost more than a pound! I know we are all individuals, I know we all lose differently, but just once I'd like to have a bad week and still lose weight.
I have had fruit for dessert several times the past few weeks. Sometimes it's a smoothie. Sometimes it's a green smoothie. Sometimes it's plain ole fruit. It's really hard for me to break the must-have-dessert-cravings, but I'm working on it.
My husband informed me last night that he's invited someone over for the 4th. I suppose it couldn've been worse, he could have told me a couple of days before. Now I must plot what's for dinner. And clean, of course. I've been fairly on top of the cleaning but somewhat unmotivated this week.
Which really amused me about people commenting on my friend feed that I must be unmotivated because I was exhausted from all I'd done, knowing these people probably do way more than me on a daily basis by the simple virtue of having kids. As much as I like to cook, I think I'd want to shoot myself if I had to provide meals for more than myself, my husband, and the animals every day. How do you find the time to do anything else in your day?
The jury is still out on whether or not I'm insane. I got an email from Ebay, never a good sign, and apparently that seller has been ripping people off. I'd gotten a shipment notice almost immediately after paying, so we'll see. I'm very careful -- not only do I check people's rating, I actually go and look thru about a month's worth of ratings. People had nothing but good things to say. WTH?
My Ipod Touch, so far, OTOH, has been great. I have my WW app, my SP app -- discovered the Kindle App (but haven't tried it yet), the Amazon app, the Weather Channel App, The Google App, and so on & so forth. Now I can get the weather without having the tv on or having to go downstairs! I can read my food blogs without having to go downstairs! Uh oh, it might actually get me to take less steps.
And speaking of steps, I stopped wearing my pedometer when the battery died on our NYC trip. I put it on today. I didn't stop exercising by any means, even when I was sick, but I'm curious to see if it really makes a difference.
I think I've blathered on long enough here. Hope you actually got something to take away from it. At least I've got a few of the thoughts rattling around in my brain out.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Must be, because I just bought the Insanity workout DVDs off of Ebay for $76, which is about half price and a good deal and we all know I love a good deal. I think the insane part comes in with how do I fit that in with my running?
I already know I like Shaun T, I have Rockin' Abs (which is very different but still a great workout). I like the fact that you don't even need weights.
I have looked at this from time to time over the last few months on Ebay. Before I left for my walk, I did another search and one came up with a reasonable price and ending not too long after I planned to be back.
I was really surprised to win it . . . thought for sure I'd be outbid in the last few minutes as usual.
Not even sure how I'll use it. I still want to train for another 5k sometime in the fall, and I'd ideally like to do it a little faster. I think I got sick again after my race in June because I still wasn't quite over the first sickness, even tho it had been a couple of weeks already.
Yes, I know, everyone is into P90X. Someday, maybe. For now I guess I'll just stay insane. My husband would probably agree.
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