Sunday, June 10, 2012
Hubby and I did the bulk of our grocery shopping yesterday, but I had a few items to pick up today. I am using a calories in and calories out guideline and it feels good to me to just have a number and aim to get it in a healthy, manageable and yes, even sometimes fun way.
I started remembering this take-out place in Boston that made really great, fresh, wholesome sandwiches. I "think" it was called Panico. It involved a little bit of a longer walk than I'd normally do, especially during lunch hour, but it always seemed worth the trek.
I am modeling my chicken salad after what I can remember of theirs (it has been at least 7 yrs ago since I had that). Fresh chicken, apples, re grapes (cut in half), and little mayo, and slivered almonds.
I don't need a lot of slivered almonds, and I did not want A LOT of slivered almonds. I wanted maybe a couple of teaspoonfuls. Lightbulb moment - the supermarket has bulk bins! I marched out of that store with my little baggie of slivered almonds for 10 cents! (they were 12 cents without the bonus card). I thought it was the best deal ever!!! Getting what I wanted in the portion size I wanted? JACKPOT!
The chicken, grapes and apples are all mellowing out in the fridge. I have multigrain rolls, and romaine lettuce. I am on my way to lovefest, feeling so good about taking the time to CREATE a wonderful little meal for myself.
This is a huge stride for me. I am so proud of myself! WOO HOO!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
We batted around endless suggestions, and oddly decided on our cheap dinner would be at Wendy's. We were on the tail end of our errands and I noticed another stop - and tossed out, "If you have no preference, I would rather got to Chick Fil A. " So we went.
I was able to get a grilled chicken sandwich, a side salad, and a fruit salad and unsweetened tea! WOO HOO!
I was proud of my choices and for speaking up for myself!
I am convinced that good choices over time will help build my consistency and consistency is what breeds success.
I am making good progress and I am proud of myself!!!
Friday, June 08, 2012
Today I told my boss I was the best person for the job. Not just any job..A BIG JOB!
A job that see myself worthy of handling and managing quite well. He agreed with me.
Hmmphh! I've come a long way, baby!
I USED TO BE a person who,,,,,
kept her head down when I walked
didn't care how I looked
didn't think my opinion mattered
put others before me, not because I wanted to, but because I didn't think I was good enough
gave up before I got started
Um, I don't know who that person is anymore. Sure, once in a while, low self esteem rears its ugly head, but for the most part I have embraced lovable, fun, hilarious, open-minded, tenacious me! YEAH! WOO HOO!
I am Done being a fat girl; I am done being a doormat; I am done being less than.
I am me. I am wonderful. Take it or leave it --- it doesn't change me.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The question is not CAN YOU?
The true question is WILL YOU?
and by you, I mean me, and only I can answer that.
The answer is yes. A Resounding yes. Hundreds (if not thousands) of successful sparkers have gone before me, doing just the same...putting one foot in front of the other and just going.
There are so many programs out there and I have just hit upon what is the simplest most doable FOR ME (your results may vary). I am becoming a calories in, calories out kind of girl. Couldn't be much simpler. Do I have to count? Most certainly,...but the flipside is just because I was not counting doesn't mean that the numbers were not there. The pounds were adding up.
Two (count 'em two) mornings in a row, I have prepped a breakfast and eaten it at home. I have had an earth shattering (to me) moment -- blueberries taste better when you heat them up. WHAT! I love blueberries already - and now they are even more satisfying and delicious. Sweet yeah!!!
I am simplifying my life. Some of it has been from necessity, but part of it is because I realize what works best for me. I am good at simple math! Ha! I can handle this stuff!
I am clearing guilt from my life and putting myself first on occasion. It's okay to do that. It is counter-intuitive to everything we have been taught, but it really is OKAY to make yourself front and center. You can't always do that, but when you can, I highly recommend it!
So, sparkers - not CAN YOU, but WILL YOU?
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
I am okay just as I am. In fact, I am downright beautiful. Sometimes, you might have to squint to see it, (Lord knows I do), but if you look in just the right angle, and with the right filter, you will see that I am a beautiful person inside and out.
That's good, and it is a good start, but what I am looking for is more. Far more.
I am seeking to better myself just because I want to do more, I want to believe more, I want to see the same awesomeness that people tell me they see in me. I want to stop doubting others that I am this great person they cherish. Sometimes, I believe it without too much trouble, but mostly I try to look around the corner to see who are they talking about. It couldn't possibly be me.
Well, it is. and I am rocking towards a better me. Look out, June. I am taking over!
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