Sunday, November 30, 2008
Today is day 23 on Sparks.
I've gotten lots of advice and shared some things that worked for me. I've actually lost weight & can c a slight difference. I walk everyday regardless of how I'm feeling. I'm still working on eating healthier, I do eat 5 fruit/veggies, everyday.
As a person who suffers from depression it's really hard sometimes to deal with the emotional roller coaster of weight lost. As much support as I get on this site & from my hubby - some times it's just enough. Especially when it comes to the actual workout routines. Hubby is usually sleeping when I'm working out, he works alot of overnights. I'm thinking about joining a gym if I can find an inexpensive one close by.
Someday r just so much harder then others. I spent most of today in bed, but I did get up n take 3 - 10 minute walks. Between the asthma, the cramps, the syatica , & then add the depression, I just don't want to do anything. Don't want to be bothered with anyone. I just want to curl up in a ball n disappear.
Tomorrow is another day. I m praying 4 strength n trusting in the Lord, that he will c me thru this.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This is not a diet, this is how I have to spend the rest of my life. What I m realizing is that as great as it is to cook and eat diet type foods, I have to be realistic. Yes, I will eat healthier but I will on occasion eat those BAD foods. I have to be real, I know that I can't after 40 yrs just give up my favorite foods. Nor do I really want to, I know that when I deny myself something I really want over and over - then when I do eat it I will go over board. So to avoid going overboard I m going to occasionally eat those fatty, fully loaded foods. I will always try to cook healthier.
As Thanksgiving is approaching I've been really thinking about the menu. I am the cook. My son n daughter in law, my dad, hubby n I will have the meal together. Everyone has put in their request - I will make it all. I will also be making part of it healthier. Everyone has agreed to the compromise, n they wont know ahead of time which is which. I know that I will be over my calories on Thanksgiving and what that means is that I m going to have to exercise extra on both Thursday n Friday.
Some foods my favorites just cant b healthy - I except this - I except that they will b 4 special occasions only. If I fry it will be in either canola or extra virgin olive oil. Who knows maybe some day I wont want a nice skin on fried chicken thigh but right now that's heard to imagine, or a fried panzorotti or calzone. I LOVED FRIED FOODS. Every special occasion I go to someone asks me to bring the fried chicken(they even go buy the chicken n oil). I will have to exercise the rest of my life I do except that. I have to except that I m making lifetime changes. Who knows maybe in the end I will give up all those BAD foods.
My health is what I make of it ! ! ! ! !
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