Saturday, June 08, 2013
So I was up at the crack of dawn and driving an hour to my daughter's house for the yard sale. I made sure to have a fiber bar with me in case there was any temptation, and my low cal Lipton peach tea (5 calories.) I knew there would be the brownies that were available for sale and the lemonade the kids made for the sale. I even managed to have a healthy breakfast before leaving the house. The sale was a success, but we did get rained out at the end. Not too bad though and I loaded up and made it home before any further temptations arose. I ate a healthy lunch and took a nap from being up so early. Later in the day I Sparked for a while and managed to have a healthy dinner and a vigorous workout! Weekends are always the time I struggle to stay on course and so I planned ahead to be sure I wouldn't give myself an excuse to cheat.
So this isn't too difficult when we are at home or in our normal daily routine -- but in another couple of weeks I will be leaving for Nashville, Memphis and Dallas for over a week. I will have to think about that one and decide what I can do to make sure I at least don't lose any ground while on the trip. We will be traveling with the kids and my daughter is weight conscious so that will help, but the temptations are going to be there and I will have to decide what I can do to minimize the affects on my healthy eating program -- to say nothing about the workouts! I will check out the hotels we are booked at to see if they have workout facilities in advance. At any rate, I have some time to work on this.
So if I already didn't have enough motivation an additional motivator arrived in the mail today. I received an invitation to my 50th high school reunion! Now who wouldn't want to show up looking slim and fit to that? It is in October -- which gives me plenty of time (no excuses) to show up looking slender -- even at a pound a week I should be 17 pounds lighter than I am today which would put me at 3 pounds from my goal weight. Just a little more motivation for me to be really good on my Texas trip!
Oh well, we shall see how things progress -- but let's just say I could pull this off -- which is still a big unknown -- that would mean a whole lot of consistency!!! -- But let's just say I could do it -- I certainly would have to reward myself with a new little black dress, and some nice new skinny jeans! That would be so fun! But a part of me says I am dreaming -- while another part says, Go For It Girl, You Can Do It! My saner calmer self says, easy girl this is still just one day at a time. The fundamentals don't change -- it is still one small good decision after another that is necessary to achieve the desired goal! But I can tell you this -- I'm going to try very hard to do this -- one day at a time!
Friday, June 07, 2013
The collage is about my two strong goals in life right now: creating a healthy fit body and becoming a published writer. The collage has photos of strong women, the classic little black dress I would like to fit into (size 10), skinny jeans (size 10), fit, strong women(atheletes), a Canadian joke - definition of Canadians - Americans who learned to diet and exercise. Funny to my DH because he's Canadian from Stratford, Ontario, Babe Ruth's Quote: It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. That one inspires me so much! My 3 favorite authors: Maya Angelou, Sue Grafton (wrote the Alphabet murder series staring Kinsey Milhone) and David Baldacci who is a current major crime writer. There is a rainbow reminding me of God's incredible promise to us to be with us no matter what. Chapter One represents the beginning of a book and The End represents the completion of the cookbook that I am writing. It is a book of low calorie gluten free recipes that I have collected and used at home. I am needing to complete it by adding some good low cal dessert recipes that I am struggling with. Desserts are hard because they are so high calorie and rich. I will finish it and I'm going to get to it this coming week. Then after completing the dessert recipes I need to do the photos. At that point, it needs editing, etc. but basically it will be done. Then I'll start something else. Thanks for asking about it. The collage is both motivating and meaningful to me. That's the important thing. For those of you who choose to do one -- be sure to do something that helps you on your journey. It's really a fun project and I put an afternoon into it -- it was so worthwhile!
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