Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The "trouble goal" I have to deal with is too much sitting. Too much computer, TV, etc. I think it happens because I am bored. I don't know what to do with myself and I'm too tired or down to do anything else. The only thing I can think of to stop this is to make a schedule, plan out my day (including TV and computer) and then stick to it the same way I have my sparkpeople diet and exercise plan.
I will try to commit to writing every day in my journal. I love writing and reading, but it seems lately I am too tired to do it. Maybe I need to keep a sleep journal and address the fact that I am not getting enough rest. I have been driving my husband to work early in the morning because we are down to one car. Perhaps it is taking a bigger toll on me than I thought because that is kind of when all this started. Maybe I should plan a nap into my day or something. This really has helped me to see some of the root causes, just like SP said it would.
I feel down because this tiredness has impacted how much I do with my children. It is very humid and buggy outside and my daughter gets eaten up even with bug spray on. That makes things limited to mostly indoor activities right now. The problem is finding indoor things to do with them. They are 3 years apart and my son gets frustrated with games easily if my daughter constantly wins. It has made it hard to think of no-cost activities I could be doing with them. Time with them always picks me up, but between running the car back and forth (because I work in the mornings and need it) and also hearing "I don't know, what do you want to do?" every time I ask them if they would like to hang out. It's never the same, my daughter wants a game, (because she can win) my son won't play that, he wants to make something, she says it's boring, etc. etc. etc., it can be so tiring and difficult. I think to tackle this I will post for some no-cost, no-competition type of indoor activities. Boy I better make a list, I have a lot to do to get on top and stay on top of this one.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Well, for 2 days I have done 0 exercise. The fact is, with everything going on with my daughter and having to talk to the local girl scout council about her camping incident and getting lost, It has just been emotionally and physically exhausting.
I know that doesn't match the title, but the rest of this blog does. This morning I woke up and looked in the mirror. I was dressing in the bathroom where there is a wall length, large mirror because I didn't want to wake my hubby. As I glanced up, wearing just underclothes, I was amazed. I didn't look bad! I mean, nothing was hanging out over anything. It was amazing. I just stared for a minute almost in disbelief. Two things hit me, 1) two hard days really don't mess anything up and 2) this is really a forever thing. If I never lost another pound, (which I don't plan on letting happen), I am healthier, happier and down from a 22w to a regular 18.
If anyone who reads this feels there life is out of control, I just want to tell you to really work at getting control here. The last two days my "LIFE" was out of my control, but the beauty is "I" wasn't! I still ate right, and although I really didn't have the strength to exercise, I didn't lose control. I just chose to let myself rest. There is a huge difference! And I have to tell you that looking at yourself and seeing the loss, knowing that you have control over YOURSELF, your choices, your body, really helps those lows that come when that's ALL you can control. Don't give your control away!
Thank you SP team and all the wonderful people I have met here! God bless you all !
Monday, June 04, 2007
Wow, what a turn around! Everyone is healthy. I talked to my boss about some trouble at work and I think it will get better there and on top of all that I have lost 15 pounds. The amazing thing is that for about 6 days while I was really sick, I didn't do anything, track my food, do exercise, etc... and I still lost weight that week. I am feeling very positive about how spark people can help me. I have been reading about so many topics on this site and I am just so greatful for all the info. Thanks to all those who prayed or offered some supportive and encouraging words over the last 2 weeks. How blessed I am to have you all.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Well, this was a rough week. My tracker and logs went completely out the window. I got sick Sunday evening and worsened through Tuesday. My doctor gave me an antibiotic and I was off work until Thursday. Anyway, I just haven't had the strength yet to do my cardio or training exercises. My plan is to start over with this coming week and give myself through Sunday to recoup. Hopefully, with the kids and my husband home Monday, I will get a chance to just take another day of rest. God has been faithful to keep me going so far and I know He will continue to guide and strengthen me as I go. If you read this, please pray for me that God would show me the path He wants for me.
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