Monday, July 29, 2013
I was just reading an SP board about "how did you finally get it". Does anyone really ever "get it"? There is no secret pill, secret spell, or secret exercise...there are no secrets to living a healthy, full life. After reading what other people have wrote I realized I HAVE had a lot of success in a lot of tiny, different ways that definitely add up. I no longer add tons of flavored cream to my coffee...black & a stevia will do, thank you. I rarely drink soda's; but I cherish sitting down with my husband after work for an "adult beverage" as we talk about our day. The big "duh"...these small changes may not give me big results, but in the long run, it makes for a much healthier lifestyle that I can stick with. I don't mind having to think about what I am going to fuel myself with on a daily basis. I don't mind bartering with myself...well, I won't have that piece of coffee cake the girl in the next office has offered me because I would rather share that adult beverage with my husband later...and I can't have both!!!
Yeah....you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!
Monday, July 15, 2013
OK...half the year is gone, I have just returned from a well-deserved, much appreciated 2 week break from work, and I realize just how lazy I have been since January. Why? If I have to be truthful I think I got lazy because SP was WORKING for me! Seriously! I believe I got lazy once I found out SP could help me lose weight because in my mind I found myself thinking, "go ahead and eat that, you know you can lose it later". So I got lazy...no more. A good healthy diet is a way of life. I know that that is the best way to go. There are some things I want to change in my life as I work these final years towards retirement and I know I can do them. So, here we go SP...you're my best buddy once again!
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!!
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