Tuesday, July 08, 2014
with my weight loss. After starting on the DASH diet, I almost immediately lost 8 lbs., and then started to occasionally "cheat" (still within calorie range), and have stalled. It does seem that breads, desserts and pastas work against weight loss for me.
The biggest reason, though, may be our upcoming move from Texas to Missouri and the resultant stress and change in routine. The up side of this is that I have maintained exercising, despite my heavier work load. Packing and organizing, though hard work, doesn't stretch out my body and keep it feeling good like yoga and walking do. I guess for that aspect, I'm giving myself an "atta-girl."
Now... off of the computer and upstairs to finish my sewing room, a monumental task with lots of angst as I face my propensity for over purchasing fabric, patterns and do-dads. Sigh....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
I have a huge problem with procrastinating on mail or phone calls. There may be some deep seated issue here, but it's probably just.... I don't like to do it.
Recently I ordered and received a rather expensive carrying case for my sewing machine. On the advice of someone, I ordered too large a size. I received it yesterday, and have already ordered the new size and arranged to have the other one shipped back. This is way, way efficient for me. I usually procrastinate at least several weeks on things like this.
I'm feeling very smug this morning.
Monday, March 24, 2014
My Coach challenge for today. Will finish later
Accomplishment #1 - Down 1/5 of a pound today, even after eating at an Indian restaurant with no way to track exact calories. I DID eat mindfully. Woo HOO!
Accomplishment #2 - Arrived to vocal lesson on time (smile) with a gift for my coach and was successful in working the "cold effect" out of my voice.
Accomplishment #3 - Got the materials ready for my upcoming classes in learning my new sewing machine, some 120 pages. Placed in notebook with dividers labeled and ready to go. Can I say I LOVE MY NEW BERNINA!!!!!!
COMMENT: When I first realized I had to finish this blog with two more accomplishments, my first thought was "oh, no... I haven't done a thing!" Interesting, isn't it? Thanks for the assignment, Chris Downie!
Sunday, March 02, 2014
On the start page, near the top left, there's a motivational statement that changes every time you go to the page. Last time I was there, it said "anything can happen." Just now, when I was testing my statement, it said "You've got this!"
Here's the reason I'm spending time on it: Yesterday's coach challenge was to get exercise outside. Not only were we traveling most of the day to get back to our "new" house in Missouri, but I'm recovering from a cold and have found that cold air really exacerbates my cough.
So.... in my journaling about the challenge, and this is on my Cozi calendar instead of SP, I wrote the challenge then said (because I felt guilty) "I can't! It's too cold outside!"
Then I went to my start page, which said "never say can't." Coincidence? It's seems sort of uncanny. And I'd never noticed that feature on the start page before. SP.... looking into my brain.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In today's coaching session, I was asked what differences SP has made in my life--what I could do now, etc.
My first thought was "not much," mainly because my over-achieving self thought I SHOULD be a fitness guru by now, at goal weight and with all muscle not fat. HA!! At my age, that's probably not achievable. Even if I was as thin as I'd like to be, I'd still wouldn't look like my 22 year old self any more.
But.... a year or so ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with a feeling of a band tightening around my chest. (Yes, I reported it to my doctor). I also would start breathing slightly heavier if I bent to tie my shoestrings. That "symptom" is entirely gone. Yesterday, as I went down the stairs, slightly faster than normal, I noticed it didn't even make me breathe harder. And my body is almost completely free of arthritic pain.
I have a group of online friends that I look forward to our catching up every day. I read motivating blogs and examples of positive attitude that reminds me of the good things in life.
I haven't been as successful with weight loss as I'd like to be, and hold myself completely accountable for that. This past year, I gained no weight, as opposed to the 12 lbs. of the past two years' accumulation. My biggest problem is the hangup of goal setting. I'm still sabotaging myself the minute I set a goal.
Oddly enough, I read a blog in Spark People this morning that gave me insight into THAT!! Maybe my next blog will be the outcome of its wisdom. Till then....
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