Friday, January 12, 2007
Yesterday was a good day for me. I got 9 glasses of water, met my fiber goal and stayed within my calorie range. I put the baby in the front carrier and took her for a walk. I had only planned on a 30 minute walk, but ended up doing 45 minutes. I might have went longer if not for the fact that it was close to naptime and she was getting heavy. She loves going for walks in the carrier since she gets to look around and be close to me at the same time. She's just about outgrown the carrier I have (it only goes to 20lbs) so I'm either going to have to upgrade to one that can carry a heavier child or switch to using the stroller.
Today hasn't went that good so far. I only got a few hours of sleep so I'm dragging. I was headed for bed at midnight when the phone rang. It was hubby's friend wanting to come over and visit. Needless to say, I was not pleased, especially since it woke the baby up, but hubby told him sure, come on over. The friend didn't show up until 1:30. I had just got the baby back to sleep, but the knock on the door woke her up again. Finally around 2, I took the baby to bed with me since I know she'll sleep if I'm there with her. She fell asleep within minutes so I figured I could finally get some sleep. It didn't work out that well. She slept a whole 3 hours before deciding she was ready for the day. After trying unsuccessfully to get her to go back to sleep, I figured I may as well workout since I was up anyway. That didn't work either. As soon as she realized it wasn't cartoons on the tv, she pitched a fit. I didn't even finish the stretching portion of my exercise tape before I had to stop.
5 self compliments
1) I didn't lose my temper when hubby's bonehead friend called at midnight.
2) Even though I'm tired, I'm resisted the urge to eat sugary foods or drink caffeine to get me going.
3) To keep myself motivated and help my friends, I started a 20 week weight loss challenge.
4) I'm finally getting all my vitamins and minerals from my food rather than having to take a vitamin. This is a major accomplishment as I've had to take vitamins all my life.
5) Even though today has started out bad, I'm keeping a positive attitude.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I read an article in the motivation section about journaling to improve self-esteem. One of the suggestions was to write down 5 self-compliments every day. I've decided to do it. Then, when I have a bad day, I can look back and see what a great person I am.
1) I went grocery shopping yesterday and only bought 2 unhealthy items, neither of which were for me.
2) I'm preparing healthy meals for my family.
3) I'm eating more fruits and veggies.
4) I've improved my fiber intake to the point I'm falling within the recommended range several times a week.
5) I'm cooking more and enjoying experimenting with new healthy recipes or transforming old recipes to healthier ones.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
As part of my goals for the new year, I started a savings jar. I put in $1 for every pound lost and 10¢ for every inch lost. So far I've put in $13 for lbs and $2.03 for inches, bringing my jar total to $15.03 While I was on a roll, I started a second jar and dumped all the change out of my purse into it. Hopefully by the time I reach my goal weight later this year, I'll have enough to pay for a little vacation.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Or something like that. I can't remember exactly how the song goes.
Today started out good. My leg was feeling a lot better so I did the 8 minute Tae Bo workout. Then I did some crunches and worked on my arms with the dumbbells for a bit. I splurged on Burger King for breakfast since I was seriously craving a croissan'wich. I did however switch from my usual sausage, egg and cheese to a bacon, egg and cheese which saved me 140 calories. I figured it would be okay since a lot of days I struggle to get my 1200 calories.
For lunch, I had a healthy meal planned, but as soon as I sat down to eat, my daughter pitched a fit. Since my husband was home from work, I asked him to entertain her so I could eat. He was in a bad mood from being up all night with a toothache and somehow we ended up in a spat. After the spat, my stomach wasn't feeling so hot (the effects of stress) so I ended up not eating at all. He and the baby took a nap.
An hour later, I was feeling rough and a migraine was starting (triggered by stress) so I went and laid down. I ended up sleeping for almost 3 hours which will probably make it difficult for me to sleep tonight. I wasn't really in the mood to eat, but I had already skipped lunch so I fixed a Weight Watchers meal. After I ate it, I was still a little hungry so I ate some fat-free cottage cheese.
Right after I ate, my mom called to let me know my great-grandmother had passed away this morning. After I got off the phone, I ended up eating a whole bag of popcorn. Then I was back in the kitchen looking for something else to eat. Thankfully, it hit me that I wasn't really hungry and that I was just eating to cope with my feelings, stress, and boredom. I poured me a big glass of water and here I am trying to keep my mind off food.
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