Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Not much to say tonight, except the corn, bean, tomato, chicken dish turned out great!
I did not get my butt up in time to hit the gym, but I did do 7,000 steps today. I'm on my way to being a regular 10,000 step walker. Woot.
I am planning on early gym time tomorrow (and early bed time tonight) and then a quick stop at the grocery store for lime.
Wishing everyone a great night and an even better day tomorrow. I just had to keep my blogging streak alive.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Well, forgive me if I am standing here patting myself on the back for now.
It was a good day. I was busy, but kept my cool. I did bring my lunch, and heated it up in the microwave in the dining area - something I have not done in the 6 (count 'em, 6) years I have worked here. I thought I would be a burden, in the way, noticed, you name the excuse, it concerned me, but today, I brought my lunch, warmed it up (in public) and ate it at a reasonable hour, and enjoyed it. I took my time.
New concept. Eating slowly. With meaning. Without scarfing it down.
and funny, I wasn't hungry in the next minute after I had eaten.
Oh yeah, and I ate vegetables too. Sound the alarm. When I came home, I had the second half of last night's take-out and added more vegetables. We had an outing at church, and I bypassed all of the goodies (though my lovely friend, M_M might say baddies.) It was very easy to escape, and I enjoyed the thought that I could walk away from such things. :)
In a few minutes, I am putting together a lunch to include black beans, corn and tomatoes. Idea coming from another SP friend. I am on track to get up earlier tomorrow a.m. and get to the gym for ST minutes. A dear friend of mine, M_M who I knew before Spark, reminded me that I have created success in my life before, and all I need to do is re-create it. I am so close to crossing that chasm again. I thought I lost that go-getter forever, but I have seen a glimpse of her, and I know that I am back.
I am celebrating myself with a pat on the back. Woo hoo! Let's go, Sparkies. This is How We Do It.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I'm not good at meal planning. I'm really not good at lunches. I used to be fine, but when I fell off the bandwagon, I really fell off, and now I just frequently fly by the seat off my pants.
I told DH I needed to come up with something this week. I pondered making chicken to bring with veggies aloud. DH jumped into action and volunteered and then took care of making multiple cornish hens so I'd be covered for the week.
Don't be a hater. :)
There's been times I've wondered about the state of my marriage and wondered if the choices I made to get here are the best, but then you have a man who I'll be married to for 10 yrs. (in a month) pop up and take care of this with relish (including making a special brine), huh, it really puts a new spin on love, doesn't it?
So my bird (well half) is sitting in a dish with some bowties, and asparagus stir fry (my contribution to the dish, straight from the microwave) is sitting in the fridge all packed up ready for me to take tomorrow.
So that's how I plan to succeed. Making good choices one at a time, and planning ahead just a wee bit. I'll get better with this planning and executing. Just watch me.
What do you plan and execute sparkies?
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Observation # 1 --- I am much less stiff and feel less painful if I am actively moving about all day. It's probably obvious even to the untrained eye, but it feels like a revelation to me. Active is as active does.
I am still struggling to get easily in and out of my car and the hubby's, but I am writing my blog from inside the house, so eventually I got to where I needed to. - ha! Today, we did some walking around at estate and yard sales. I ended up with a antique silver spoon, (I just dug the ornate handle), a Gund teddy bear, scrabble (I wanted the game tiles for a jewelry project) & a couple of baskets. Everything was $2 each except for the baskets which I scored for 50 cents each. Hubby got a couple of things for cheap also.
We also visited his mom, went to the meat market (one of those old time places), out to dinner, and finally I just got back from the supermarket.
DH surprised the heck out of me by volunteering to make cornish hens so I could have some tasty chicken to take to work for my lunches. It was very thoughtful of him. He's in the kitchen, brining the birds as we speak. :)
Hoping to hit Trader Joe's later in the week with one of my pals. I don't get there nearly enough, but now there is one close to work. Woot!
I should start doing laundry but I don't know that I am going to be awake that long! It's been a long week and I am tired!
Have a great night, sparkies!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Gloves are off. I need to reinvent myself. I couldn't get out of my car tonight. I did eventually, but it took some effort. WTH? Seriously? I could not get out of my car. I wheezed walking over to my car, and yes, possibly some of that may be due in part to allergies, but seriously, I am fat. over fat. I am tired of being huge. I want to make changes, but I am falling short of being my own miracle.
In some ways I am happier than I have ever been, but in others, I am miserable. I need a big freaking push to make myself matter more to me. Why should I have to do that/ WTH? When did I become so complacent that I stopped caring? Who is this? I need my old kick ass self to come back and take charge.
The RIP is born..
The Re-Invention Project.
I don't know how I am going to do it. I don't. But I am starting now. Working on separating the good, from the bad, and the ugly. That's the fat. I am just sick of feeling ugly, not being able to breathe and taking the elevator.
I can't fix it all overnight. I have tried that route. It doesn't work.
But, I got to start somewhere.
I need to go to google maps.
What have you done to reinvent yourself???
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