Saturday, May 08, 2010
Ok, this is the time of week when I have to take stock. Did I exercise enough this week? Did I eat more healthy and less snack foods? Did I do all that was required of me to see a change? The answer as I look over my journal is YES I did. If the scales don't show the progress I made in just this week, then who needs em. I exercised more, ate less, and didn't binge all week. No grazing as I snacked either. I made a concience choice to not do the bad and up the good this week and I did it. FOCUS payed off.
I succeeded this week and I won't let the scales dictate to me the outcome of my happiness. I see the changes, I feel the changes, i'm living the changes. Wait.....that is it, i'm living.
Got my results back from the surgery.....no bad cells anymore. GONE, I don't have to have a pap till six months from now. WOOHOO. If you don't think taking care of yourself doesn't pay off......think again. I"m blessed. thank you lord. In the words of my mother "fantastic".
Oh I still have stresses, struggles, and life that sometimes gets in my way, but I have strength, focus, and Jesus, and not in that order, he is first and foremost in my life. I have nothing to fear. So today I take on this "last chance day" with a vengence. I have my exercises planned, I have my strength planned, this journey is by no means over, it is just beginning.
I will succeed....I won't have it any other way. So i'm off to begin my day.....well in a minute I have to take a live continueing education for my certification. I have to have 20 credits in two years and that is the only downfall of having my job. But in a glass half full kinda way I learn so much each time I take one. What is one hour of my time once a year for this live and then the other is out of a book. I will FOCUS. see focus comes in handy in all parts of our lives.
Have a awesome day everyone. I"m already having one.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
I have to tell ya i'm so glad to be getting back to work today. I need routine. Now don't get me wrong this week I have worked on me, taken care of me, and used my new word FOCUS alot. I have learned a bit about the new me I want to become. Number one is that I like exercise, number two I like to eat healthy, and number three if i set a plan in motion it usually is successful. One thing i've learned on this site is "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail". That quote is so true. I find for me I have to plan. I mean really plan out my day. I don't handle boredom very well and I have the tendency to get lazy.
Well this last week I didn't get lazy. I got in my daily walks in the evening and I have found I actually enjoy this so i'm going to continue this now that i'm back at work. I walk at lunch during work time, but I really enjoy the evening walks and my dogs seem to look forward to it also. I think that one i'll keep. Heck I can always use a bit more exercise. Who couldn't.
I planned my meals and weighed and measured without fail. I learned alot about portion size this week. I didn't snack all day, I set aside times for that, there were even days I found it was lunch before I really wanted anything and then the snack moment was gone. Not that I went under calories by anymeans. I got in my veggies, fruits, and water without a problem. I'm having trouble with protein as meat just isn't important to me. I have added an egg somedays at breakfast, and in the evening I try to have some form of protien. Funny but as my lifestyle has changed so has the foods I crave or want.
I'm getting my sleep again. For a couple days that was off, don't really know why but I started back to bed at a normal time and got up about the time I usually do for work and I finally slept through without trouble. Sorry guys I need my rest.
So today i'm all about routine. I'm ready to head to work and get the day accomplished. I have plans to hop on my elliptical this morning, get in some strength, and my walk at lunch. today I won't get home till after nine tonight so no walk this evening for me. But I will get in as much as I can at lunch.
I will focus, I will succeed. I won't have it any other way.
Monday, May 03, 2010
I did it. I made a choice and a commitment to me and I did it. I didn't graze at all, I met all my challenges head on, I only had one snack and it was planned and on a plate and eaten at the table. No eating out of a bag, no chips, no grazing, no munching.
Now I have to be honest with you all and tell you it was no easy feat....old habits die hard, but I took each moment for what it was and didn't look too far ahead. I find that when watching tv, reading my book or sitting still I wanted to munch. So I got up and moved. I cleaned, I bathed the dogs, I chewed a couple of sticks of gum. I survived. I have to admitt getting up this morning, having a bit of trouble sleeping straight through for some reason, I was so proud of me and ready for today. Today will bring new challenges, new tricks, and new plans. I'm ok with that. I also found that when I woke I wasn't bloated. My belly was down, and I wasn't hungry. Imagine that, not hungry, starved, or hung over from food.
I prepped my foods, snacks, weighed and measured (which I may add I was slacking on) and I used the spark food tracker. Now I do ww and that is on a point system but I wanted to see how close the ww points were to the calorie count....lets just say right on the money for the most part. I find it is easier for me to write as I go then to sit down and enter each food in the computer.
I got in a short walk, rain made that not any longer. I got a lot accomplished in my day. I feel empowered today to head into this next step. This journey is one step at a time and I was running I feel and I tripped so many times. So i'm slowing it down a bit and walking to my goal. I can not beat myself up about mistakes, I can not give in, and I will not fail. So im off to begin this day. Hopefully I will have the same success as yesterday because this feeling of empowerment is awesome and the euphoria is just unexplainable.
There really is no time like the present.
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