Thursday, November 03, 2011
I did the 5 k today!! Hooray for me!! I also had lunch with CELLISTA today and I am so happy I got to meet her. She is what I expected: warm, bright, interesting. WE talked and talked and talked and I am looking forward to being able to meet up with her another time.
What a great day. It was also a cookie free day for me!! Thanks for all the encouragement you guys! You're the best!!!
Thursday, November 03, 2011
I have lost about 40 pounds since June. Unfortunately, it has been the same 10 pounds over and over. I hit my 70 pounds down in June. I am still here. That is unacceptable.
You know what else is unacceptable? Eating cookies while reading cannie's blog on sugar addiction?
And you know what else? Eating cookies because my stress was off the charts last night. I know better. I usually don't stress eat anymore but damn, last night was a cookie avalanche that started with one.
So, you know me, little miss positive. I will do better today. I have committed to myself and now to all of you, to do my 5k walk today. I have mapped it and i know what I have to do. I have dinner planned, the cookies are out of sight and i have a busy day ahead so that will be good to keep me busy.
You wanna know what I am doing for lunch? Huh? Do ya?
I am meeting CELLISTA for lunch in Oakland today! She is visiting family and I am less than an hour away! I am really excited! The last time I met a spark friend, she went insane and dissapeared (Mai a, if you are lurking, I still miss you!).
So yea, I will take a picture of us(with her permission) and let you know how my day and my walk goes. Have a great day sparkies!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
So you all know I have been preaching back to basics....eat 4 servings of fruits and veggies a day, eat more than the minimum protein, excerise 4 days a week. This last weekend was crazy busy and while I was happy to not gain any weight this weekend, by today, I was struggling.
I was hungry and munching and tired and kinda moody. Then the light bulb went off.
Barely 1 serving of freggies in the last 3 days. I skipped walking on Monday. I was a little short on my water and barely made the minimum with protein.
It is hard to believe that just a few days of not quite doing what I know is best for me had me really out of sorts. It was really interesting.
So back on track with my nutrition starting today. I started my morning with the 10 minute Kickboxing video. And i signed up for that trick or treat trot thingy and agreed to walk a 5 k by Sunday. Keep in mind, I usually walk somewhere in the 2 mile range but since my back/hip was hurting at about a mile for some reason, I haven't been going that far. Today I decided I would take my pain pill and just friggin do it. I meant to map it out first but frank got home early so i figured I would wing it and we would walk where we usually do and i would know how far 3.1 miles is.
So we walked and i was so excited and i came home and tracked it. It was only 2.7!!! Gah! I was so mad! So now I have to do it again! But I have tracked it and know what I
have to do and I'm gonna do it. Frank said why am I doing this? I was close, just forget it.
Um, no. I told myself I would and i am going to. Nobody cares if I do it. Except me. So i am gonna do it. And i am gonna eat well and i am gonna get out of these 220's if it kills me!
So we went
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Even if you have been doing perfectly well this week
Even if you haven't done a damn thing to take care of yourself this week
Even if you have done ok with some things but not others
I want you to know, you are still here
and that counts.
You are reading this so
You WANT to succeed
You are looking to improve your health, your body, your happiness
You may not be in perfect sync, but you are making progress.
It still counts.
So by Friday, I want you to choose 2 of the following items and please, report back.
Give yourself a break
Make a list of 5 things you have done right this week
Make a list of 5 things you can do better
Say hello to 5 separate Spark friends that you have been thinking about
Vote for one of your friends who is motivational to you to be a motivator
Read 1 person's blog whom you have never met and comment on it.
Find a new spark recipe and actually make it
Do a short workout video from the spark collection (thanks to you , Denise).
Tell yourself NO to a negative thought, a compulsion to eat that Halloween candy, to the laziness that is creeping in telling you to sit out that walk or run or workout.
And remember when things get tough, I am here and I am cheering for you and I so are alot of other people. Progress not perfection, ok? Ok.
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