Thursday, January 17, 2013
Take a look at this:
It is organic spinach with tomatoes with balsamic vinagrette. Perfectly delicious!
I did everything the same for lunch today, but I did this one thing differently: I ate this for lunch! I feel great! I am not weighed down by heavy carbs. I ate nutritious and delicious food. I was so happy with this choice.
One little success can beget more. YAHOO!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I couldn't get off the couch. Sure, I can blame it on sagging couch cushions, a lack of strength in my legs, socks sliding on the worn carpet, or I could face facts.
I am fat.
I want think I want the taste of something sweet in my mouth, but the cold hard truth is that if I eat the chocolate, getting off the couch is only going to be that much harder next time.
Grrrr. I did not eat the chocolate, tonight.
I am back at square one or so it seems. BUt this is a good starting point and recognizing that I can CHOOSE something different and not have the chocolate is a physical step in the right direction.
So that is what I am doing. Taking baby steps in the right direction. UP and away we go.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Yesterday, a staff member walked out the door in slow motion, or so it seemed.
After she left, I was exclaiming, "nooooooo" as I realized an important document was left behind.
I had a lot on my plate yesterday (and, in fact today as well - ha ha). I didn't think I could spare the time out of the office as every waking minute was accounted for and paired with a task. But, it had to be done, and I did not have anyone else available who could do it, so off I went. It seemed as if I was transported there in no time. It was a cool, brisk walk.
On the way back though, I realized, drats that is a steep uphill. It was even more annoying that I dropped my fitbit 2 days ago and it is among the missing. It's not in the house; it is somewhere in the world. I do not foresee myself replacing that little number. I huffed and I puffed but I made it back to my desk. It was not without considerable effort though.
Here's something great that came out of this interlude. I CAN DO IT! I DID IT. I AM DOING IT. I see myself from the outside in. I have turned the corner. I am right on the brink of success when I was on my biggest losing streak ever. IT IS BEAUTIFUL! I AM BEAUTIFUL! (WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL!)
Take a moment to humor me, sparkies: Tell me something beautiful about yourself. If you are stuck ask me, I will tell you!
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
Saturday, November 03, 2012
This just in! Newsflash!
My body likes to move. It a-p-p-r-e-c-i-a-t-e-s movement. I can't believe how much in this past few days I have realized how much better I feel when I am up moving around. It is not just my body. It is my spirit. It bleeds into my emotional well being. I feel happier. I am lifted. It is all because of moving around more that I realize that I am gaining momentum and rediscovering the awesome woman that I am.
I like myself more. I am giving myself a pat on the back for not only moving, and yes, burning calories, but feeling good about how I look, and what I am doing for myself to get myself to that place. Of you all know that place: the happy place.
Lately, I am there more often than not. and why? Well for one, I am not stiff as a board for having just parked it one the couch and sat around like a bump on a log all day. Same goes for my desk at work. I find myself standing more and having meetings elsewhere, not just in my own office, but places to get out and about.
I am calmer. I am better peace with my decisions. I am taking time to think things through instead of coming up with a rash answer and a one size fits all approach. It definitely does not, and hey, I am okay with that.
Let's all move around a little more sparkies. What is your newsflash?
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