Sunday, December 21, 2014
I have no idea why this is so, but I accomplish so much more under pressure. And boy oh boy, do the holidays bring on the pressure. Four separate family parties await me this week, all full of holiday goodies! My plan: 1. Bring something delicious to each event that makes me feel healthier. 2. Scope out the goodies before I choose. 3. Sit down to eat or drink ANYTHING! 4. Savor every bite; no mindless eating. 5. Stop eating when FULL! 6. Realize this is NOT the last time I will ever eat holiday foods again; I do not need to eat them ALL today! 7. Drink lots of water, tea, coffee. 8. Get 8 hours of sleep each night so I am rested and ready to let the challenge begin! I am ready. Are you?
Monday, December 15, 2014
What a great start to a week! Started physical therapy to help get more mobile; I feel the therapist "nailed it" and has found part of the problem. I started exercises today that were really work, but it felt good to be making progress! And the reward: the moist heat afterwards!! I am anxious for Wednesday to come so I can see the specialist to see if there is anything more that can be done. It has not been difficult to stick to my goals the last couple of days. After all, I have hope of a stronger, healthier me!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I heard a person who keeps returning to their goal after losing sight of it has tremendous will power. So I am going with the positive thoughts and energy, and going at it again. Knowing this is a lifestyle for which to aim, I refuse to throw in the towel. Need to lose 100 pounds so I can have a surgery to give me greater mobility, damage from a severe auto accident 5 years ago. 100 pounds. Sounds like a lot. Think I will look at just 5% of that amount for starters.....5 pounds. I believe by the end of December, I could reach that goal...2 and 1/2 weeks. Yes. I can do my best to do seated workouts (there are many available, I noticed, in the workout videos and exercise generator). I can track my food, using the menu preplanned for me on the diabetic plan. I already printed out the menu and the grocery list. I can drink all the water my body needs. And, I can also get enough sleep. So, here we go again! It will be a positive, lifechanging experience!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I am full of excuses, despite the fact that I posted some months ago a empowering quote to remind me what excuses are all about: "A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."-Stephan Dolley Jr.
So what are some excellent excuses I have found? Hmmmm....okay I will share a few.
Excuse: (1) I was in an accident 4 years ago, and now I have arthritis and have been put on disability.
ExcuseBuster: Fact is, and I am certain of it, exercising will help that arthritis, especially if I enroll in that very affordable arthritis water therapy class just a few blocks from my house.
Excuse (2): My adoptive daughter with multiple special needs keeps me from having time.
ExcuseBuster: Because I have an adoptive daughter with multiple special needs, I actually need to find time to excercise. Excercising will give me more stamina and perhaps more patience (?) to deal with her needs.
Excuse (3): Don't have the money for exercise.
ExcuseBuster: Don't need money. There is an elliptical and recumbent bike in the upstairs extra room. Plus, we have a Wii Fit.
Excuse(4): It is too cold, icy and snowy outside.
ExcuseBuster: See excuse buster #3.
So, there really is no excuse, don;t you see. And the best time to get off my butt and exercise is early in the morning. Or now. Now would be good.
Posting and getting to it.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Ants on a log (peanut butter or almond butter on celery with either dried cherries, raisins, or a few dark chocolate chips)
Dump and heat meatless chili: 1 can of chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, red beans, green chilies, diced tomatoes, & rotel. Yummy!
portabella mushroom caps turned over, top with pizza sauce, spinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake and enjoy!
Microwave for 2 minutes 1/2c apple cider, 1/4 c. whole grain oats, 1/2 tsp vanilla and cinnamon. Add 1 beaten egg, 1/2 c. blueberries, 1/8 c raisins, cranberries, or cherries. Heat 1 minute more. Stir in 1/2 T. milled flax seed and 1 T. ground walnuts. So yummy!
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