Thursday, June 07, 2012
Within the next year I would like to see myself having an easier time of making good choices and decisions - I'm talking food intake, exercise, reactions to how people talk to me - EVERYTHING. I'm hoping to feel more energetic and happier. I'm looking forward to putting on anything in my closet and feeling good in what I'm wearing. And I'd like to see myself being more of a role model for my kids - the example of what to do, not what NOT to do.
In the next 5 years I hope to maintain my weight and good habits. I'm looking forward to trying new things - I hope to be fit enough to expand my repertoire (as far as activities are concerned) and hopefully try some new healthy food items as well. I would like to think in the next 5 years I'll be in a new home (with more room and some areas where the boys don't overrun everything), no more therapy (or at least a reduced rate), less stress eating and being a better role model and an inspiration for my children. I'd also like to see myself attending church more regularly and feeling more secure overall.
In 10 years, I hope to have a new career, more creative outlets for myself, more money in savings in the bank, more time with my husband (as youngest will then be 17) and just a general feeling of comfort in my life.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I was so looking forward to getting back out on the trail today - we've been planning it all week! Unfortunately the weather isn't cooperating and we've been forced to change plans. This is so difficult for me. I want to feel energized and be out in the sun, but that's difficult when there's no direct sunlight per se. Yes, I could put on a workout dvd - I know. But I don't want to. I wanted to be outside, away from home, away from tv's and phones and computers, in the sunlight - hiking down a dirt/rock/low brush trail! So now that I can't do that, I'm feeling blah. I've already eaten one of my husband's cupcakes (not good). Now not only am I feeling blah, but I feel guilty too. Plus, I know I'm going to over my calories today because of it. Ugh. I'm sort of depressed now, but I wanted to get this out there in hopes of getting some encouragement.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I had a couple of realizations over the past week. First, I found that my weight loss goal of losing 50 pounds by December 31, 2013 was allocating a weekly weight loss of anywhere from 1/4 pound to a pound. I also realized that week after week I was disappointed with my weight loss. So, I've changed my goals. My new goal is to lose 37 pounds by the end of this year. SP has appropriately changed my calorie range It's only been since Sunday that I've been in the new calorie range, but overall I'm doing well. I'm usually up toward the top end of the range, but I'm not going over. And eventually I know I'll find my groove and hover in the lower to middle of the range.
So I expected to see some weight loss this week - more significant than 1/4 pound. However, this leads me to my second realization: I need to invest in a good scale at home. The scale at work is BROKEN! So my reported weight this week is from the blood pressure machine at work- a device I know to be at least a pound off of my usual weight based on the scale (which is now broken). I'm just recording the weight as it showed up (175.5 - same as last week and the week) but I'm thinking I may have actually lost but won't know until I buy that new scale. I'm placing my order on Amazon today - I'm going to do the Withings scale that SP advertises - so we shall see what happens with that.
My third, and most awesome, realization is that I'm enjoying being more active! We went for a four hour/four mile hike over the weekend (a trail called "River of Rocks" - which consisted of 95% boulders and 5% dirt trails - very difficult for our first hike) BUT I'M MISSING BEING OUT THERE ALREADY! I'm hoping the weather holds out and we can go hiking again this weekend. My family is a movie/tv type family so we NEVER did anything like this before - it was grueling, difficult, long and I was exhausted at the end - but I felt so proud, energized and peaceful afterwards. I'm becoming addicted to that feeling and I want to get out there and see more, do more and burn those calories! WOO-HOO!
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