Monday, September 28, 2009
Well it's a Monday and there were lots of changes at work. I was promoted in the restructuring and I'm happy about it. My job completely changed. A couple of years ago that would have freaked me out. Multiple people in the restructuring were angry and upset over their changes. I can understand that. Change happens and right now I'm not going to let that sidetrack me from my health goals.
I did weights, situps, pushups, stretching at my lunchtime workout. I didn't have cardio scheduled today, but the sunshine was so beautiful that I went for a 40 minute bike ride when I got home. I feel so much better.
A while back I would have handled that with no workout, and bad eating to cope. I choose this way instead. I had my meals and snacks packed, did my planned workout, and feel way better than the alternative.
So if you read this today, go pack your lunchbox and plan your food for tomorrow. Make a plan for your workout and stick to it. I'm going to make mine right now.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wow, busy day yesterday but it was motivating to me. I got on the scale and I have lost a total of 45 lbs in the last 11 months or so. It's the lowest I've been in my journey. I still have about another 35 to go so I'm over halfway there.
I went to see my hairdresser and she decided it was time for a new me. I got a totally different hairstyle. I went to a wedding for someone I used to work with. New hair, new clothes, and a lot less of me. The bride was beautiful, the event a joy, and I felt encouraged by the compliments.
I left that to go to a birthday party for a friend's daughter. I saw a lot of people there who had not seen me in months. The reviews I got there were even more encouraging. One lady told me the changes I had made in the last three years just took her breath away.
I ended my day taking teenagers to the homecoming dance and then having a group back at my house for pizza and soda. That was the part of my day where my healthy eating went off track! I'm not weighing myself this morning, and I'm back on track today. Breakfast was coffee, and greek yogurt with honey, grapefruit sections, and a teaspoof chopped walnuts. My weekly weigh in is Wednesday so I'm just working towards that and forgeting last night!
I feel tremendously better and healthier. Since joining SP close to a month ago, I have dropped almost six pounds. I'm eating even healthier than I was before. I am grateful to the education, support, and commitment here on SP. I encourage everyone to make it a good day today. If you line up enough good days in a row, you have a day like I had yesterday. I felt beautiful, and healthy, and happier than I have in a long time.
Keep going everyone!
Friday, September 25, 2009
I'm going to a wedding tomorrow. The young lady getting married used to be one of my employees at my last job. I changed jobs 3 1/2 months ago. I'm exicted about seeing everyone at the wedding.
I started my weight loss journey at that job. I went through two biggest loser contests and actually won one of them. I've lost 11 more lbs since leaving there.
At the recommendation of one of my friends, I went and met with a personal shopper yesterday. I was stunned to see that I fit in a smaller size than I thought I would. I have a new outfit for the wedding and I'm feeling good about that.
I still have a long way to go but I am over halfway there. I love SP and the motivation I find on here. Thanks to everyone who is so motivational and supportive. You all rock!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I went through a wellness checkup at work today. It's about six weeks post my original labs at my doctors office, and about 3 weeks since starting SP and tracking all my stuff. My cholesterol went down 14 points. I got a star on four out of six categories in the test today. That leaves me four to maintain and two to improve over the next 60 days of the wellness program.
I had a good meeting at lunch time today. I was selected as one of the group to be on the wellness committee leadership team. 61% of our company employees voluntarily went through the wellness check this week. We're looking for ways to encourage and maintain healthy choices and exercise over the long haul. Any suggestions?
I am tired tonight. Still don't like my energy levels and will be back at my doctor's office in a four weeks to see if the B shot and the Vitamin D supplement prescription are doing any good to boost my levels up.
Good luck this week to anyone who reads this blog!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I had a moderately crappy day just like many of you on here. I came home intending to do my 100 situps, 20 pushups, and 10 minutes of stretching and call it a day! I logged on to SP intending to do my posts, read my articles and get under the blanket and read! Tired, slightly sick, and feeling down.
Well reading the posts motivated me to get up off my grumpy butt and go ride my bike. I have returned from a 35 minute ride joyous and rejuvenated. I enjoyed the bike path around several man made ponds. The sunset was beautiful and colorful. I quacked at the ducks, barked at the dogs, and periodically sang to the tunes on my IPOD. I listened to the fountain and the very tiny waterfall. I even freaked a walker out when I rode by with my hand in the way so he had to give me a high five. He smiled. I imagined that all the problems from life and work were tied on strings dragging behind me. Then I took my imaginary scissors and snipped those strings and left my problems in my dust. It felt wonderful.
I wondered if a bug in the face was worth two fat cells from my thighs! The bugs were bad and I had to ride with my mouth closed most of the time. I didn't care. The wind in my face was liberating. So if you're sitting there tired, and down trodden...put that donut down and go exercise instead. You'll write me and thank me later!
Now I'm going to do my situps, pushups, and stretching. When I finally do sit down and read, I will have earned the rest.
If you do exercise because you read this, let me know. I'll be happier if I spread the spark to someone else tonight or tomorrow. Keep going on SP. I know I will.
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