Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Wowsers, didn't expect the scale to respond so quickly, but it certainly did. Yesterday I was very mindful, ate well, and began using the nutritional tracker again. Almost all of the pounds melted off yesterday, which means they were probably "ahem" fiber issues, and not real weight, and didn't show on the scale this morning. Whew!
I'm so grateful for the spark friends who reply to my blogs and encourage me. Its like having you at my shoulder during the day when I have a challenging moment.
But its certainly got my focus re-aligned. I have a class this afternoon, so am going to endeavor to get as much house cleaning done in one room as possible this morning. I have miles to go before my daughter comes, I'm such a procrastinator! I literally have to invite someone over in order to get my cleaning done
Another sunny beautiful Colorado day.
Monday, February 14, 2011
... but I'm not going to. I had to move my ticker back
but I'm going to be honest with myself about it. I've been experiencing some intense back pain, which has lead me to old behaviors of sitting around watching DVD's and eating eating eating. So OF COURSE the scale is going to oblige my behavior and reveal the truth and nothing but the truth.
This is typically when I stop. Go off plan for months, then in final frustration get back on it. Well you know what? I'm still on the wagon, even if it veered off in another direction. This is my life, my path, and the wheels are still rolling. I'm going to keep doing what I know works, and eventually I'll be making forward progress again.
I'll have to forego yoga this week ... that's where I tweaked my back last Saturday. My tailbone had finally healed from when I fell skiing a few weeks ago, so I thought I could do the sit-up poses again, but those strained the very muscles in my back that I hurt from snow shoveling, and by the time I left class I could hardly stand up straight. Its much better today, but not all the way there. I can still do my modified ST, and walking, and some of my exercise DVD's. Life isn't going to stop just because I'm not up to full potential.
This week is cleanup the house week because daughter and sil are coming this weekend to celebrate daughter's birthday. We are to be cross country skiing Saturday, which I hope I can do, and Sunday is massage day
So...I'm going to gorge on positive feedback (hint hint, please keep the positive feedback coming!) and measure my success this week with cups and spoons, and keep laughing because I'm an elf and have one of those laughs and that's just what I do
I didn't feel I could/should do my ST exercises today. But I did manage a 47 minute, 2.2 mile walk in the sunshine. Its in the 40's today! WOW!
Friday, February 11, 2011
So I woke up with my back still quite sore. Note to self: no more shoveling more than I can handle! I was trying to clear out an extra parking spot that hadn't been plowed. After the agility I've gained from yoga, its quite uncomfortable to be so stiff.
Found out my state return came in so went to the store and got a few needed things. Kept nibbling and eating some fatty foods, then checked hulu.com Now that is the zone ... I have way too many things to do today to be watching hulu in the day, but saw that Top Chef was in so I just had to stop and watch it, and then of course had to have a few squares of the dark chocolate I bought...
Wait a minute ... is this the day I had envisioned for myself? Is this the sabotaging behavior I want to act out after all my hard work? Am I going to let some sore muscle pain dictate my day and tell me I need to coat myself with fattening food? NO!
So I bundled up and put my yaktraks on and went for a walk, and kept walking, and walking, until by the time I was done I'd walked 4.3 miles in 90 minutes. Now THAT's the way to reset the day! My back may be sore, but my legs are moving just fine
Thursday, February 10, 2011
as in I'm sloooooow moving due to straining my back snow shoveling Tuesday as well as doing too much ST yesterday. I went to yoga this morning hoping to get it worked out, but its still quite stiff.
So as I drove home I wished I didn't have to take a client to physical therapy this afternoon but could instead take a client to the hot springs pool, who gives us a free pass. Lo and behold on my answering machine I learn the PT person is out sick, so I get to go to the pool and soak my stiff back. mmmmm, can't wait!
Turtles love hot water, right?
Saturday, February 05, 2011
No work today, but yes, its saturday, yoga day. It was a so so session. Not my favorite instructor but he's getting a smidge better, or I'm getting more tolerant ... unsure which. Some poses were better than others.
No I can't make it back up the driveway when I come home because there is too much snow, but I don't really care because YES we have the regular snowplow driver who will make it okay. But no, neighbor says he won't plow us this season after all so, yes, back to the shoddy-but-promises-to-do-better guy.
Head out to the store. No I don't want those chocolate donuts I see everybuddy getting, and what is up with that? Just because its snowing I see everyone in line with a box of donuts? Seriously, about five people pass me by with them. No no no I don't want any, yes they smell good, but no I'm not going to buy myself some chocolate because yes I can have hot cocoa at home if I'm really tempted later and yes I love myself and am strong enough to pass up the temptation.
No, I can't make it up the driveway again because SPD (shoddy plow driver) hasn't plowed yet, but yes I'm getting in more cardio trudging up the hill through 6 inches of snow. No, I'm not going to call SPD any more, not going to complain, yes I'm going to work on tolerance and patience.
Feeling a hitch in my getalong from yoga. Yes, its nap time. And lo, what is that I hear? The sound of the plow driver.
He ended up spending over an hour plowing. SPD is going to get upgraded now from shoddy to ...hmmm, super? Stupendous? How about just successful. Successful Plow Driver. Let's not get carried away here just yet.
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