Friday, June 15, 2012
I am so excited! Everything y'all said to help me yesterday really helped!Including the HUGS you sent. Partly, I helped myself by writing down my thoughts and coming to the conclusion that I was worried about what my son thought of me. But the real help came when you mentioned that my life is what it is and if I just be myself, he'll love and respect me for it. Thanks for that, my spark friends.
Today, I haven't been snacking and munching over any weird emotions. I've felt like I could be myself in front of him. I'm having a successful day!
Last night, while we were sitting in the living room, my son commented to hubby,"Mom is always on her iPhone." My hubby agreed. But my son said,"that's ok, though." I defended myself saying I needed to track a lot, since I eat several small meals a day. I didn't include how I always check each email as it comes in (my phone dings for every email, and I get emails every time someone comments on my blog or a status post.) I like to text my kids and send emails to friends. I check the temp outside, I check pinterest, I look at Facebook throughout the day, there are so many things to do on an iPhone. But truthfully I feel a slave to it. This morning I had a bad dream that I dropped my cell phone and the screen shattered and I woke up crying about it! HELLO! Wake up call here...I am too attached to my phone for sure! I resolved to just check my emails twice a day, and Facebook once a day. I'm not even carrying it with me to every room and checking the time! I did take it on my walk this morning to time the walk and listen to my iPod. But usually I check every email that pops up or push notification from FB. Today, I feel FREEDOM! I'm finding other things to do with my time. I want to prove to myself that I don't HAVE to do all those things all of the time!
I'm planning on tracking twice a day. Once will be to see how many calories I have left for supper and my evening snack. I know how much to eat for breakfast and lunch, I usually eat about the same thing each day. But I need to be exact at the end of the day. Then after my last snack of the day I'll record the end of the day.
There's a SparkFriend I have who has lost some weight lately, at a quicker rate than she had been for quite some time. She attributed it to the fact she's gone for 3 to 5 freggies
each day. I tend to have 3 myself and am actually not losing. I tell myself I've reached my low and say I am content with that, but I really haven't reached my goal yet. Maybe if I increase my intake of freggies I'll see a difference. My son just started using a juicer. It is at our house for now. I don't like the taste of the juice he's making, but I'm sure if I find a different recipe, I might actually like it. I don't know, I'm just toying with the idea for now. Fact is, he's probably going to take it with him tomorrow. It belongs to my son in Hawai'i. It cost hundreds of dollars so I can't picture my hubby going out and buying one for us, but stranger things have happened.
Friday, June 01, 2012
I had a great day! I usually take Fridays off, but I still walk. This morning I headed out the door with a plan to walk around the block. And that would be it for the day. My usual day "off". But I started carrying my pedometer for the past week and it is a huge motivator. For a while I quit carrying it and my walking tapered off. I guess I like writing down big numbers at night. I had 17,000 for two nights this week! Today, I got walking and ended up going for 70 minutes. I was home by 10:00. I seriously started considering going to the Y. I'd only gone there once this week and hadn't gone swimming yet and wanted to do that. 1:00 is the best time to go to the Y for machine and lap availability. So, while I waited for the time to come to leave, I started feeling sleepy and considered not going. But I decided to close my eyes for 10 minutes and see if that revived me.
Ten minutes later I got up and put my swim suit on and packed my bag, and a post-workout snack, and my water. Took off for the Y! Swam 20 minutes first, got on the elliptical for 20 min. and biked for 15. I have felt invigorated all day since I got done at 2:30!
I've kept myself well hydrated today, and I hope I'm eating enough with all the calories I've burned.
So much for a day off! I usually take off Fridays and Sundays. I think I'll take off this whole weekend. I may still walk tomorrow. Especially if tomorrow is nice outside. Sometimes on Saturdays my hubby likes to take a walk with me, so I will definitely do that if he asks.
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