Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Getting up at 5:30am to work out is hard, but it is the only way I'm successful. I never go to the gym if I leave it for the evening. I am finding that I'm much happier in the morning when I workout. My two-year-old probably appreciates a non-sleepy/non-grumpy mom when she wakes up at 7:00am.
I had a NSV today! I had the intense urge for something sweet this afternoon. This seems to happened to me everyday at around 4pm. I grabbed an almond joy of my daughters trick-or-treat bag and instead of mindlessly shoving it into my mouth I held it inmy hand and thought about it. I realized that I was hungry and that the candy wouldn't keep my hunger at bay until dinner. I decided to have an ounce of almonds and a bottle of water instead. Small, I know, but this is major progress for me. I gained this weight because I checked out mentally when it came to food. Being mindful of how, what and when I eat is a great step!
On another note, I am trying to gather all my immunization records to turn into my nursing school before classes star in Jan. my childhood Dr is no longer in practiceso I struck out getting my records from him and my high school doesn't have an immunization record for me. Great, huh? So I went in yesterday and got 5 vaccines (hep B, DTap, MMR, Polio and influenza). It made me really appreciate how not fun this probably is for babies. My arm is sore and I'm another step closer to staring school. :)
Saturday, October 29, 2011
73 days to go until I start classes in Jan.
Why are Saturdays harder? It's hard to be motivated to workout and stick to my calorie range. I would say its because I'm home after a long week, but I'm home with my girls everyday. Maybe I just need to not treat it different than any other day. How do you get through the weekend?
I'm going to stay in my calories, but just barely.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Well I've learned a lot the last few weeks, but two things stand out from the rest.
1. That small things make a big difference.
I read "The Spark" last week and have committed myself to 10 minutes of exercise daily. I am blown away at the difference 10 minutes can make in my day. It's a really short amount of time, but I feel like I have accomplished something great when I'm done. I was amazed to see myself go from zero minutes of exercise in a week to almost 90 minutes. I also set a goal to eat a healthy breakfast everyday, knowing that it was something I can do. I've had oatmeal with Splenda, cinnamon, chopped apple and raisins every morning the last week. It tastes good and I find myself filled up and not hungry again for a long time. Making sure to have a healthy breakfast has made me more aware of the things I eat the rest of the day. My healthy breakfast sets me up for success the rest of the day. They say that the small movement at the hinge are what result in the wide swing of a barn door. I'm learning that these small habits are going to be what causes the "swing" of my 70 lbs I need to lose.
2. To " just keep swimming"
Dory from "Finding Nemo" is my hero and new role model. I have managed to put in motion this "just keep swimming" mentality. Instead of finding myself over my calories for the day and throwing in the towel, I have found that I am happier when I pick myself up right away, maybe laugh a little, and keep moving in the direction of my goals. Without Dory's attitude and help Marlin would have slumped into a pathetic pile of self pity. I have a 2-year-old, and I watch "Finding Nemo" far too often, huh?! I have been a pathetic pile of self pity before. Usually I was thrown into this state by a diet or poor food choice. I have learned that I absolutely have a choice in how I react to my mistakes. Chooses to react positively takes a change in thinking, but once I flipped that switch I've found that I am much happier. I find myself feeling capable instead of incapable and encouraged instead of depressed.
I hope this journey to -70 lbs teaches me many more lessons like these.
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