Saturday, October 23, 2010
Not the best of weeks; not the worst.
Got sick, still fighting the edge of this cold, but making better choices. NOt stellar choices, but better choices. PROGRESS!
My cardio has gone to hell in a handbasket. I walk, but barely at all this week. A bit of activity causes coughing. So I am giving my body a chance to recoup and then I will return to the whee.
I've got to get my booty back to the strength training. I should pick up resistance bands so I can do this at home.
My goal for the next hour is to create meals and a shopping list.
I'll do some cleaning today and get myself together. :)
All in all, things are fine. I just know my body appreciates being at a lower weight to make everything run more smoothly together. I am tired off chub rub, cast off clothing, and being the fat girl.
I am ready for my inner glory to shine. I'm loopy, lots of laughs, and compassionate. Many times it is hiding under all of the fat. Blech! I am tired of it. It's my life and I am not going to settle for the bottom rung anymore.
I deserve all of the goodness that I can muster. Now let's go muster!!!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Woot Phillies are moving on. That is good. The sleep deprivation not so good. ha.
This morning, I have a staff meeting to attend which will resemble more of a retreat atmosphere. I hope to get something out of it. It is a "generational" class. I thought it was about dealing with older vs. younger workers, and then one of my co-workers pointed out to me it is to help us relate to our students. DUH! ha!
I thought I was one of the younger minded ones. ha. It is NOT about me. :)
Had a productive weekend. Got up early on Saturday and stopped at Walmart for a couple of things. Guy behind us flagged us over and pointed out we had a really low tire. We tried it with fix a flat at first, but then we stopped at car place and had 2 tires replaced. Hubby and I both put about 50-60 miles on our cars a day. Eventually we made it up to my folks to help them with the basement area. Work on it begins today and there was a lot of junk still left around down there.
Major progress for me for I was able to do a lot more work then in the past. I got up and down those steps several times. I lost track of how many after the 3rd trip but glad that I was able to do it. Hubby was also a GIGANTIC help. My mom was a happy little camper.
Yesterday, I did a bunch of cleaning, laundry, and refrained from taking a nap. The latter was the shocker. I still have loads to do in the cleaning dept, but it feels good when you chip away at what has to be done.
That's the same story for my work pile today. Lots of stuff to be done, but the best that can happen is a chipping away at the pile. It's all good. :) It will all be waiting for me tomorrow.
Hope everyone has a Happy Columbus Day today and a super Sparky day! WOO HOO!
Friday, October 08, 2010
While driving to work this morning, I was thinking about how times have changed for me. Even though I have not yet lost a bundle of weight (but I will), my habits have become so much healthier.
I stopped at Wawa (a convenience store) for gas this morning. They are advertising 2 breakfast sandwiches for $3. Mix and match. Some kind of meat, egg and cheese on a muffin, croissant, biscuit, bagel, whatever.
In the past when I went to get gas, I would go inside and buy said breakfast sandwich, sometimes two, along with other assorted snacks and drinks - sometimes another bagel with "just" cream cheese, and string cheese, candy, sports drinks, etc. In other words, a whole big pile of calories. I would eat them in my car on my way to work. I just kept eating the whole time.
While I was driving today, I was thinking that is what I used to do in my "heyday." I nearly stopped the car when I thought about it. That was not my heyday - this is ---- now is the time that I am taking better care of myself than ever. Now is the time when I pushing myself to the front of the list and taking care of me. It doesn't mean I don't care for my family, or tend to the needs of my hubby, it just means that I find room in there to make my opinion count. I am worth it. I matter! A HA!
I was really ticked off a couple of days ago, and I ranted and a few of you may have seen my blog. I deleted it once I got it off my chest, because I didn't want that negative crap sitting on my page. I was so happy with myself - that I expressed my anger and did not trade it in for a snickers bar. Learning how to express myself in a meaningful "I count" kind of way has been eye-opening for me.
So this morning, I passed on the "bargain" breakfast sandwiches and just filled my car up with gas without venturing inside. I had a headache this morning from family related stress and I soothed my aching head, by TAKING A WALK!
I'm enjoying my heyday!
What sort of things are you doing for yourself that are healthier than when you started?
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