Sunday, May 02, 2010
Back from vacay with a new resolve:
I can succeed and have planned my meals for breakfast and lunch for the week, and having planned the types of food I'll have for dinner for the week. Woo hoo. It is doable --- and I know I can handle the 10,000 steps per day. ON vacay, we walked on average, 14,000 steps per day. I think we came close to 20,000 steps at Busch Gardens. Of all days to forget my pedometer, but I did good otherwise. My eating was not in check, but I gave myself that leeway.
Vacay was good except for breaking out in hives the second to last day. Good thing I keep cortisone handy and was able to stop the itch quickly. Still not sure what it was, possibly even heat rash.
Had a good time, but glad to be back home, where I feel more in control of my life, for many reasons...did not get to the pool, but managed quite well otherwise. I did tons of walking!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I went to a farmer's market and was talking to a student/staff member of mine. I don't even recall the topic of conversation though it may have been job related. Another girl standing nearby approached and asked, "Are you .....?" Um, yes.
We had been corresponding by email and I have been helping her on a project.
I was so surprised that in a workforce of thousands I could be singled out and recognized.
Ever the inquisitor, I asked, "How did you know it was me?" She stammered some story about the director bringing her around to meet people, but she didn't think I was in that day,....and then we both changed the subject.
Here's where OM (Old Mickeymax) would have reeled: She's gigantic with glasses and brown hair as if some other colleagues were describing me. Or it could have been she has a really loud laugh (totally true), loves students, and likes sweater. Possible --- or more likely the scenario - googled me or looked me up through our own web page - all viable.
I don't want to be associated any more with the #1 choice.
The truth is I do feel gigantic. I am done with feeling out of place. I want to run, swim, bike my way to better health. In the past I walked off 70 pounds and I am completely capable of doing it again! Who's with me?!!!!!! WOO HOO!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I bought a speedo swim cap tonight! I'm going on vacay next week and I am planning on swimming! HA!!!!!!! I can't believe I did this --- I am so amazed with myself. I am planning to wear a bathing suit in public and GO SWIMMING, and I can't wait!!! ha ha ha
I LOVE IT!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I went to the bank (about a half mile from my office) and I was remembering there was more than one day where I planned to come in late so I could park at the bank to be there when it opened. The same bank I walk to. I actually had a "good" excuse, I was not very mobile after pulled my hamstring. Be that as it may, it is nice to know there is progress when you make an effort.
I was chatting with a colleague about his teenage daughters this morning, and we talked about how they go through phases. That made me think about how I go through phases too. Right now, I am trying to turn myself into having a healthy phase, one where I walk frequently, take stairs instead of elevator and eat processed things less often. I'm really starting to dial up the fitness because when I have had success before, it most often came from this area. Also, less cake helps. The key will be turning it into something longer lasting, but that will come in time as I do more and more positive steps for myself.
I had a good walk and I am happy with myself today. :)
Monday, April 19, 2010
I like everything all sewed up. That is just my nature. I like things to either be perfect, or to not be at all. That thinking has not done so well for me in the past. I realized (last night) that I can have imperfect plans. Things don't have to be just so, or perfect to be fine. Sometimes I get paralyzed into thinking things are not good enough and I get stuck in not being able to improve them so I give up. It's weird even as I talk about it, but I am also realizing things can be different.
Here's my improved baby step.
I wrote down what I was having for bfast and lunch today. This morning oatmeal and I took my vitamins. Check. I followed through. I wrote down: bagel thin, Cottage cheese, string cheese, banana, pudding and water. Made another note that my water bottle was in the fridge. I do tend to remember things better when I write them down.
Genius! I packed my lunch this morning, according to plan and ate the oatmeal. I stayed on track with my commute time, (leave at 6:30am) and made notes for my work day also.
The imperfect part for me is that I have always thought that I "SHOULD" have my meals mapped out at least a week in advance,.....and have never done it. This is much more manageable for me. I can do this. It actually felt really good to get this done and do it well. WOO HOO!!!! Mission accomplished!
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