Monday, November 02, 2009
DH went to visit a friend and so I had (have) about 4 hours on my own. It is evening.....7 -ish.....nothing of interest on TV.....mmmm.....should I go and get the peanut butter cookies topped with milk chocolate that I made for DH yesterday?
So far, (these past 6 months) I have been doing really good.....no tasting, no licking the bowl or sampling finished product!
But......tonight I had a couple. Then a little while goes by, and I am thinking about the rest of them sitting in that oh ~ so cute little box on top of the frig.
(He won't miss them, I'll make some more tomorrow.)
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo......I say to my little dog, "Come on baby, let's go up to the computer room and browse SP for awhile." So up we come....we browse....all the time almost running downstairs and getting those cookies and wolfing them down.
But as I was reading SP pages.....perusing blogs......checking out success stories......I finally got my brain and will power in the same wagon and went over to Youtube.
I typed in "boogie" and ......well......I just spent a fabulous hour sweating to Silvann Zinng's boogies, etc ....and so on, and so on, and so on.
Here I now sit......all sweaty.....happy and fabulously tired. One hour of non stop moving for me is a wonderful and satisfying experience.
SP has helped me get healthy.....I haven't felt this good since I was in my '20's.
I could never have experienced the last hour by myself dancing and totally immersed in old music from my youth up to now without SP, all you terrific Sparkers and Sparkettes with all your encouragement is what has been the cement in my promise to myself of getting healthy and hopefully living longer.
This is a beautiful evening for me.....just me and my little dog, my music and SP.
What more could I ask for?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
While contemplating my scales this morning, thinking of my weigh-in on Monday, some thoughts came to mind.
I had started SP in April and set my first goal to get from 195 to 165 so I could look and feel great for my only granddaughter's wedding on Oct. 3. Got to 168. I was happy, because I had not lost this much weight in decades.
So, I overindulged at the wedding and for several days later celebrating with family.
I put on 3 pounds.
When I got home, I thought......."Hey Lyn, you didn't do too badly."
Well..........it took me two weeks of dedicated misery to lose those 3 pounds ~ AGAIN!!!!!
So, conclusion of the matter is.....
First ~ I know I need goals...no matter how small.
Second ~ When I reach a goal and there is a dinner party, wedding, night out with friends, card night or whatever......I am going to enjoy it........BUT not to the extent that I gain weight.
The longer I am on SP and eating and exercising properly, the better I feel.
After the wedding, my stomach hurt for 4 days.
I DO NOT LIKE THAT FEELING!!!
AND I DID NOT LIKE MYSELF FOR AT LEAST A WEEK.
I WAS SO MAD AT MYSELF!!!
Therefore I must take the advice that I so freely hand out to others to my own heart.
" LYN ~ YOU CAN DO IT.....JUST FOCUS, REASON, ANALYZE YOUR SITUATION AND ACT IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU WILL NOT SABATOGE YOURSELF!!! "
So dear Sparkfriends, that is my 2 cents worth.
Have a wonderful weekend, and treat yourselves with respect.
Monday, October 19, 2009
As soon as I got to about 174 I seemed to stall. Up a little, down a little, always struggling.
It was so easy when I started, probably because I had so much work to do in my garden and I can spend hours out there burning off the calories.
Now that the cooler weather has come, card nights are starting, friends having friends over more often for dinners, my weight has slowed.
And I just LOVE to cook for a crowd.
I finished my garden for the winter and now it will be indoor craft activities to keep my mind busy. But they don't burn calories.
I also am wondering if I have a mental block about getting past where I am now.
I sometimes think that maybe I can't do it, so maybe I am sabotaging myself subconciously????
I'm not sure but maybe.
Anyway, I have been very strict with myself these past 2 days, I am planning my meals ahead of time on Sparkpeople instead of going to the frig and winging it.
I think I like doing it this way. It seems to give me more of a focus, more....ah....of a feeling that knowing what I am going to eat ahead of time is reassuring to me?????
I am going to try my best to stick to this concept. And of course my walking and exercises every day.
Thanks for letting me bend your ears.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
What will I be tomorrow morning at my weigh-in?
I have been diligent this week with my food and exercising. But.....last night I indulged in two pieces of pie with ice cream. Did I think of not doing it.....yes, but I excused myself. So, was that a wise decision or not.....only the scales will tell in the morning.
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