I've been reading your blogs today.......bet you didn't know I've been lurking!!! I am seeing a familiar theme in them and it can only mean.....you are reading the Spark!!! You guys have inspired me so much today......I have to share. Yes.....I'm probably talking about you!
So many of you have made the committment to state your goals for the month or week in their blog. What a great way to hold yourself accountable. I am going to commit to that now too. And next week should we revisit the topic again and see how we did? I don't know why we wouldn't!
I know one of you is doing that every Sunday-Bev(Noexcusesin2010). I love reading that and seeing how you are doing. The thing about sneaking chocolate made me laugh and feel for you. I can relate to it so much! It's interesting to evaluate why we do the things we do. Your determination inspires me to do better!
I have found that it is so easy to talk the talk......but can we walk the walk?
(ID_Vandal) also said something profound today about athletes who do all the trash talking and their performance sucks. I don't want to be one of those.....and I'm not giving up. And don't you either. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
I have you...... and you..... and you..... and I will get through this and do this.
(Travelgrrl) said it best.......It Ain't Over Until You Win.......
So here it is....my goals for the week because I need to push myself a little more (quoted from KellyC_14fan):
1. Track all food everyday.
2. Get some exercise in everyday.
3. Spend an hour a day reading the spark.
4. Do my daily devotions before bed. (I'm doing one called Miracles by Karen Kingsbury-it is incredible.)
5. I will log one less hour a day on the computer.....this one will hurt the most!
Have a great week.
And thanks for the inspiration.....I'll be lurking!
I was driving home from work last night and I was thinking about how this has been the worst winter we have seen in over 10 years....maybe even 20. Anyway, the streets are terrible! I have never seen so many potholes! They are deep and dangerous and they drive me crazy!
It got me thinking.......(I really need to ask myself why I associate everying with food)...about potholes and how they can be related to our journey to lose weight.
There are all sorts of potholes.....small and annoying .... and.....huge and dangerous. So what kind of potholes are you dealing with?
The small annoying ones are things like not getting all your fruits and veggies, not getting your exercise in. They are far and few between....you hardly notice them.
Now the big ones are the ones you have to watch out for.
These are the ones that totally derail us....binging....no exercise at all....making bad food choices. You know what I am talking about......huge holes that shake your whole car and in some cases cause damage to it.
Thats what can happen to us if we start making the wrong choices. Our health suffers and we lose any momentum we started. Next thing you know.....the holes are so big that it is difficult to get back on track.
So we need to repair those potholes along the way. It takes a little effort and planning but the end result is SUCCESS! So get those shovels out and repair any potholes in your plans!
Just a short blog tonight. It was a big weekend. Thanks to everyone for the birthday greetings! It meant a lot. It was a great weekend. I got to spend most of it with my kids and grandkids.
We went to see Avatar in 3D. It was really fun. The hubby hadn't seen a 3D show before so that was a real treat for him. It was a great time. I also spent time with my sister and my niece. They took me to see The Lovely Bones. I had read the book and movies rarely live up to the books and it was true in this case. I'm glad I got to go and spend time with them tho.
Didn't make great food choices on Saturday but the rest of the weekend went well. I even got some walking in. I spent most of the day organizing, cleaning, doing laundry and hanging pictures in my bedroom. It was a good day.
I'm really going to be stepping up the exercise this week. I'm still tracking my food and trying to stay in range in all the categories. I'm still having some trouble with protein but I'll get there.
I haven't been around much in the last week. I have had ALOT of deadlines at work. I even worked last Saturday and I can't tell you the last time I had to do that. It shocked DH...he thought he didn't hear me right!!!
I believe things are going to settle down now. Today should be a great catch up day!
I fell on the ice Sunday. Took one step out of the truck and down I went....under the truck! I have some pretty big bruises and a really sore knee. It's so weird......it never fails.....every winter I end up under the truck because of ice. Poor DH....it's probably pretty comical. I open the door and then you hear a shriek....a thump...and a groan! Poor DH runs around the vehicle, accessing the injury and then gets me back on solid ground. Fortunately it's mostly my pride that gets injured!!!!
I got some really exciting news two days ago. I am going to co-lead the class of Feb. 7-13. I am so excited. It should be a really great experience. I can't wait to catch their enthusiasm. It should be awesome!
This weekend should be a great time. All the kids and grandkids are getting together to go to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. We bought everyone tickets for Christmas......it will be a blast! I can't wait to spend time with them!
Life is good. I am still sparking in a good way and am still reading The Spark....I'm a little slow....what can I say.....I've been really, really busy! I have a daily check in buddy for the month of February and I think that will also help me stay the course. I hope you are all having a great week and I look forward to catching up with you soon!