Wednesday, November 26, 2014
My main concern is no longer weight loss, it is blood sugar control. When I focus on weight loss I feel as if I have suggestions for success not rules for success. When I am focused on blood sugar control I have RULES for success. I am eating low starch which is not the same thing as low carb. I am eating beans, yams, carrots, fruit, and some dried fruit (prunes, figs). I am really limiting white potatoes, wheat products and other refined products. This is making a difference in my motivation and my success.
Happy and successful Thanksgiving to all
Friday, November 21, 2014
I am a retired teacher
I am a mother
I am a grandmother
I am a human being with wants, desires and needs.
I am a person beyond my relationships with others. I am an individual. I am unique and sometimes I am lonely in that uniqueness and sometimes I am strong in it, but I am always me.
I am an optimist, who sometimes gets depressed. I usually believe that people are good and the future is filled with hope, sometimes I think that humanity is a parasite and that people are self destructive and then I wake to a new day and see the sunshine.
I want to live well. When I die want to know that the fact that existed was a good thing. I want to be strong enough to stand up and humble enough to sit down.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I spent a month battling my own demons. Everyday I came to Sparkpeople. Sometimes I did not do anything but read what others had written.
I had many excuses, my computer had a virus, my tracker did not work because my computer had a virus, My elliptical broke, my family was too demanding, I was helping others. In the end they were all just excuses.
Coming here everyday is what gave me the determination to change what I was doing. This is my third day compliant. During the month I gained only three pounds which is a result of the new habits I have established. Previously I could easily gain 5 pounds in a weekend. So 3 days compliant, three days tracking, 3 days feel much better.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
I had been going to bed between midnight and 1. I wake between 5 and 6 every morning. So I was grumpy, eating the wrong things, not exercising, and in a bad place.
Last night lights were out by 10. I got a good night's sleep and actually slept in until 6:30. Wow, I am energized, feel good, have motivation, ate well and exercising.
I keep forgetting how important sleep is to everything!!!!
Friday, October 03, 2014
I am still here, so obviously I have some motivation, but it does not feel like it. I am still logging my food so I have some motivation. I am still going to water aerobics so something is still there.
I seem to have lost my focus. I do not want to do anything other than stuff my face and sit around. I need to get more sunlight. I know that is a biggy with me and I need to get more sleep. The last week I have fallen back into the bad habit of staying up past midnight. I wake at 6 AM no matter what so after midnight is not an option.
Journaling - goal setting - sleep and sunlight then may be I can find motivation, joy and peace.
I need to provide myself with the environment which will make me feel better. Why am I denying myself happiness?
Come on girl - get sparking
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