Wednesday, January 02, 2013
The holidays are always fun. I especially just like getting together with family and friends. Some of these people I haven't seen in a while so it is so nice to visit and catch up with what is going on in their lives. Overall, I did pretty darn good as far as my diet/exercise over the holidays. In all honesty there were a couple of splurges, but most everything was in moderation. Now, I am ready to put out a little more effort and commitment to my pledge of an overall healthier diet and lifestyle. I know SP will make a huge difference in my success. I am sure everyone has seen the "diet" commercials popping up..."retrofit, nutrisystem, etc..." The truth is, you don't need to spend all your money in getting healthy...you can find all you need to know about food, diet and exercise right here on SP!! And truthfully, a paid program and SP both require the same commitment and effort. I'll save my money for "personal rewards" as I hit my goals with SP. I refuse to make someone else rich!!
Wishing everyone a healthy, prosperous and adventurous 2013!!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Enjoyed a SUPER Thanksgiving holiday with my family. Our Thanksgiving Day menu was soooo good...and actually different for us. We splurged on a boneless Heavenly Ham (they are not called "heavenly" for nothing!). I made scalloped potatoes in the crock pot (using fresh red potatoes), homemade "southern" cornbread stuffing, fresh green beans, and roasted stuffed tomatoes. I have never before made the cornbread stuffing or roasted tomatoes and they both turned out soooo good. This menu was simpler than our previous Thanksgiving dinners...and so much better! Although I did splurge with some pieces of leftover pie this weekend; overall I did good watching and being conscious of what I ate along with getting in walking time. I have not SP'd in over a week and I am anxious to begin again.
I hope everyone here at SP can say they had an awesome holiday as well!
Thursday, November 08, 2012
I missed my entry in the beginning of the week so I will do so now. I feel my progress is going great! Honestly, I KNOW I could do better. However, I want this to be a 'forever' life change and not a limited diet phase. I am saying this because my biggest change has been eating more consciously. Before I let any food pass my lips I really think about it....I think about what I may have planned later in the day. I look for the"good" stuff in food...protein, good fats, good carbs. I think how will this food impact my body, my health, my goals. If I know I plan to have a glass of wine that evening, I may forgo my afternoon crackers or lunch cookie. I am learning to compromise with myself. By doing it this way, I don't feel like I am denying myself which ultimately leads to "pigging out". I feel in control of food, my body, my self. So for me...it seems to be working. I stepped on the scale this morning and it looked like I may have gained back 2 lbs. But my jeans are telling me a different story. Of course I weighed myself with all my clothes on which I normally do not do. I will not worry or flip out. I am in control of my body and we are feeling great and for the most part, living a healthy lifestyle.
Here's to a long 4-day weekend!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Soul baring time...I was NEVER one to tell anyone that I was trying to lose weight. I know why...because I would be embarrassed if I failed. So I always kept it to myself which for me, did not leave me "accountable" so of course I failed!
Thanks to Diet_Friend & George815 for leaving comments on my Blog! That is one of the reasons I joined SP - I was hoping to have to become "accountable", but on a somewhat anonymous basis. Although I really did not think anyone would read what I wrote here, I was doing it as a kind of diary for me to see my shortcomings with my diet. Now that I know I am being kindly watched over and encouraged it makes me want to succeed even more!
I must admit, I have only been with SP a few short weeks but have already experienced the difference in my diet, energy...not to mention losing 7lbs (!) and most of all my commitment to healthier eating and living. Today I will be thankful for the technology that allows this type of format to flourish!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Boy, although I work a flex schedule of 4, 10-hr days thus allowing a 3-day weekend, those 3 days fly by as fast as a 2 day weekend! We shared the weekend with our grandchildren which is just awesome. But something really stood out for me this weekend...it is the fact that the laid back attitude of the weekend makes an impact on my diet. I am not at the computer much so I am not tracking my food like I do during the week. During the week I am so structured and organized that it is easy for me to plan ahead with my food and workouts. I now know the problem; I will now find the "solution"...
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