Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I'm told this is Jeff's idea - make your run (or walk) mailbox to mailbox or landmark to landmark - you pick whatever it is. Good for you, Jeffy! I'm sure it's a great book, and one day when I am ready, I'll whip that puppy out and become a true believer.
Let me say this. Mailbox to mailbox. Nope. Not today. It was scorching hot out there. I made it shadow to shadow. Shade to shade. Seriously, it felt boiling hot. Who was wearing winter pants? (albeit MATCHING, well-coordinated pants) but hotter than you know what. Geez!
At one point, I decided to sit on a cement slab bench. Are you kidding me? How does cement conduct heat? I thought I was going to cool my rear with a nice little icy break. NO! It felt like I was being branded, only warmer, and I did hop off that bench mighty quick! Yowsa!
I had a planned outing for today - and was meeting up with 2 staff members that I was buying a thank you lunch - they picked the place but it was filled with excellent healthy choices. I stopped by for a couple of errands while I was out, but the heat was stifling! Yes, I know it was not even technically summer yet! Ha ha!
I enjoy the heat, but I melt under its rays. Shady spot to shady spot - shadow to shadow. I got an extra walk in and came home tonight and did the Wii. Woo hoo.
Glug, glug, glug,....no problem getting in the water today.
Keep cool, sparkies!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Not much to say tonight, but I am revelling in have a smaller (less swollen) foot. My left foot tends to swell if I sit too long at night, and I have notably been moving around more tonight - including doing 35 mins of the wii and taking out the trash. WOO HOO!
My little steps are paying off!
I am happy!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Temptations all around. No wonder "they" say don't go to the store on an empty stomach! Temptations were certainly calling me. However, God all put other distractions in my way: the woman at the checkout line in front of me who could not get all the items out of her cart without my assistance. She had some very creative ideas of how to jostle her cart, to reach those items which mostly worked, but I provided an easier solution.
I can be tempted and still "safe" by buying the stuff for my hubby and buying an alternate more manageable snack for me. IN this case, I bought him a cheesecake, and me 2 single serving frozen treats. Yeah, I can live with that - a lot easier than I can with either not buying anything (setting myself up for bigger cravings) or buying non portioned items which sometimes sends me a signal to go hog wild - neither of which happens when I am in control.
I am happy about my "happy medium." I am making choices that work for me without limiting others, or giving others power over me. I just feel happy with where i am. I have made some progress and I am continuing to make it, and I can also see where I am not -struggling to get stuff from my cart. All in all, I am making small changes over time which are leader to bigger gains: gains in my self esteem and not on the scale.
I just have one thing to say: woo hoo!
How do you pass up temptation, sparkies?
Saturday, June 16, 2012
We went out to dinner tonight and as usual did the squeeze into the booth. It is STILL a tight fit, but it no longer feels like I am using a vise grip around my middle to get in and out of the booth. I ate too much, and I am still feeling overstuffed an hour plus later, but I am also feeling good about my choices and the teeniest bit of wiggle room I had.
Because they are improvements. It is progress in the making. That's how my success is built - one smidge at a time. I had fish and a baked potato. I had a salad and unsweetened tea. As far as those choices went, it was stellar. I just ate too much of it all, but it is freaking good progress.
Another area of progress for me is getting out of my car. I am also climbing in with less thoughts of how am I getting in and out and just doing it, which is the level of comfort I had hoped for --- liked it used to be --- how I would do it, and have no thought about how I did it.
Now though, it is still a bit of a struggle to get out, but I am faring much better than I was say a month ago. I am getting more exercise, being more agile, and eating better. All pluses and definitely MORE THAN A STEP in the right direction.
I am proud of myself for the changes I am making, and as a result, I keep making more of those good choices.
Here's to all of us continuing on this good road to improvement. Let's roll Sparkies! WOO HOO!
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