Monday, August 17, 2009
I'm not sure how or why this started but I've been starting my week off tired and grumpy. Not getting to bed on time and trying to do all those little last min. things to try and get my chores done. It makes for a really awful Monday.
We got behind MIS traffic this morning so didn't make it to the park in time to do our walk. I knew I needed to try really hard to do the walk in the morning so I took a chance and walked up the hill by work. No one swerved to run us down so I was relieved. It's a challenging walk as it's up hill almost the whole way and then the pups wanna go real fast coming back down. Um, no, this ole' girl don't run... not yet anyway. LOL
So for all you Nascar fans attending MIS, could you wait until after rush hour to head home on Monday? I really would appreciate it. Either that, or try to pull into the slow lane so we can get to work, or the park, or whatever the case may be, on time. To the one in front of me this morning, no offense, but your RV was too stinky and way too slow. I know you might be tired from a fun weekend, but 35 mph in a 55 mph zone is, shall we say, a bit on the slow side.
Now, about working in a nap...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Aug. 2009 Goal: walk 22 out of 31 days. Get one shiny star for each walk. Trade 22 stars for Pedicure.
Half way to our August goal. I think the best thing about this goal is that now, I can't NOT walk. I have a desire to accomplish that and actually feel bad if I don't get it done. In the beginning, it was something I had to push myself to do. I'm still not back to my compulsive feeling of needing to walk, but I do hope it comes back.
We walked on the bike path today and went way past the bridge, our normal turn around point. I actually wore the puppies out this time! Of course, it's warm and they don't do too good in the heat but they were having a hard time keeping up with me on the way back. I loved that feeling. They are getting stronger too and this feeling of triumph will be short lived. I better enjoy it while I can.
Using red ones (they look pink on here) until they are gone and then I use the gold ones. I have a thing for the color red.
Everything that I've read on goal setting says to reward yourself with something you really desire. Um, I'm truly not seven years old, but what I really want, what makes me get out there and walk, isn't the idea I'll get a pedicure, it's those #$@! shiny stars. LOL I want my star so I can stick it on the calendar. Now, the cool thing is that those stickers are way cheaper than the pedicure but if I'm really honest with myself, if I want that pedicure and I haven't completed the goal, I'll buy the pedicure. So, is it really a good reward? I don't think so but haven't found anything, except the stickers, that really feels like a reward. What I worry about is what that says about me. I guess when people say I'm a kid at heart, it's really true.
Here's a for me for walking today even though it was a bit warm.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Last night, after dinner, I was still very hungry and I only had a few calories left. I tried my standard procedure of drinking more water and waiting to see if it would go away. It didn't. It was in my tummy and not just a wanting in my head. (See "Ignorance is bliss... " blog)
While I was in the kitchen doing the math, trying to figure out what I could best spend those calories on, I saw a box of green tea sitting on the counter and I remembered reading in Tosca Reno's "The Eat-Clean Diet" that she supplements her food intake with green tea. Ok, that's free so I can have that. I promptly brewed a big pot. Now, I should preface this by saying, I don't like green tea. I like black teas. Dajeeling being my favorite and Earl Gray running a close second.
I drank two big cups of the tea and surprise! surprise! not only did I enjoy it, it really filled me up. I felt comforted and relaxed. Very good for bedtime feelings. The act of taking the time to make the pot of tea and take care of myself was a lovely gift to me. I have been working on taking care of myself in kind and loving ways and that was something that really made me feel good. I will definitely be doing it again.
I went to bed feeling satisfied instead of hungry and slept really well. I would highly recommend it!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Well, stop by my house one night and I'll show you how it's done. The kitty sitting up in the window next to me, he's the smallest in size but the most demanding. Watch as he tries to paw my arm to remind me that he's waiting for his next serving of MY dinner! And the two brown lumps on the floor, they are more polite, but don't kid yourself, they are waiting for their bites too. It's so unfair that I carefully weigh my food and put it in my nutrition tracker when a portion of it goes to these hairy beasts... ok, I know, that's my fault. I should tell them no. I bet Cesar would have a fit if he knew. I use to be so strict... when did I become an old softie??? Ugh!
Nicholas, demanding vulture #1.
Toby, slightly less demanding vulture #2.
Maureen, even less demanding because she spends most of her time complaining about Nicholas getting bites before her!
Well, we're off to be bed potatoes and watch another episode of "The Dog Whisperer" DVD. God bless ya Cesar!
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