Saturday, July 06, 2013
Yesterday, I was feeling frustrated. My husband went to the store and bought JUNK food for himself! He doesn't get it! He was once over-weight but conquered his weight loss by eating only ONCE a day! I can't do that. For one thing, I'm a diabetic and need to eat every couple of hours.
I attempted to have healthy snacks; or snacks that are better options than chips, salty crackers, coke, Klondike etc. Yesterday, he brought into our home all of these 'crap' foods that I LOVE!! Yes, I was feeling very frustrated. He thinks it's as simple as "Don't eat it"! It's not that simple. I can fight temptation for so long and then I cave. After he fell asleep, I got into his chips and ate a handful! How am I going to get and be healthy living with a saboteur.
So, I've been searching on Spark for motivation. Here's what spoke volumes to me today:
"Every time you misstep on your healthy journey, you have two choices: to keep walking backwards, which will surely take you even further away from your goals; or to accept your lack of perfection as normal and forgivable, and take not one, but two positive steps down the path that brings your closer to the future you want."
I do NOT want to walk backwards therefore I will take the latter. I will accept my imperfection and forgive myself for what I did to my body last night. I need to eat a healthy diet for me! I need to have my diabetes under control. It is a fact, for me, that I could NOT keep eating the way I was eating with my husband! Not unless, I want to die sooner than later. I've been given two opportunities to wake up and smell the coffee!! My stupidity did not cause any life long damage to my body so I will NOT push my luck!
I will keep this quote from the motivational article I read today close to heart.
Moral of this story: Sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Has it really been a month since I've written in my journal or blog? Time surely does fly!
Today, while attempting to round up Sparkpoints, I came across a motivational article that really HIT me between the eyes! I borrowed a paragraph from the article to serve as reminder for myself. Perhaps, this will be helpful to you as well. Here it is:
"Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone else.
It’s pretty amazing how we think it’s appropriate to treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating a friend, or even a stranger. Whenever you find that you are verbally beating yourself up or telling yourself things are hopeless, stop and ask yourself if you’d say this to someone who came to you for help with the same problem. Recognize that what you say to yourself has the same emotional effect that it would have on another person. If you wouldn’t say this to others, don’t say it to yourself."
This is SO true! I beat myself up when I fail to meet a goal or fail to lose weight etc. I have to learn to treat myself with the same respect I have for others. Seriously! At times, I have such a low esteem of myself. Or, I don't think myself as worthy. Enough! Today, I am making the change to RESPECT and to be KIND to MYSELF!
Moral of this story: LOVE yourself because you ARE worth it!
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I'm frustrated today. I woke up with a painful eye issue. I've had pink eye before and I do not believe I have that. My eyelid is a little swollen and red. The eye isn't red but it is a little bit 'gooky'. I have an appointment later on in the day. I hope it isn't anything serious.
I'm frustrated because if it isn't one thing it's another! By golly, I'VE HAD ENOUGH. I guess I'd better keep smiling. Things could be a lot worse.
Moral of this story: Keep smiling!
Monday, June 03, 2013
Since joining Sparkpeople, I am learning many new things. In the morning, before I start my day, I make an effort to read Blog entries. At first, I did it for the Sparkpoints however I now enjoy reading the articles. They are very informative.
Today, I read an article that has convinced me I must RECORD my calorie intake for the rest of my life! I used to ask myself 'why am I not losing weight? I don't eat much throughout the day.' After reading a blog entry this morning and verifying Sparkpeople's food data base, I understand why.
A typical food day for me would be: skipping breakfast, possibly 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and for dinner a Carl's Jr. Charbroiled Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger w/Fried zucchini and a small cheesecake dessert! I NEVER checked the calorie intake for the day however there are 1,030 calories in the burger alone! My husband and I eat out frequently therefore I was taking in way to many calories in a day.
I have now learned I will have to RECORD my food for the rest of my life. At worst, check the calorie counter before I 'woof' the food down!
Moral of this story: Keeping track of my calories has been an eye opener.
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