Thursday, December 05, 2013
So December has finally come and I actually can't wait for the year to be over. Yes, I did make an accomplishment I didn't think I could, but I want next year to be even better. And I'm going to give more than my all starting January 1st.
Yeah, yeah. Why wait? I know I can start tomorrow. But there's something about starting on the very first day of the year that's so motivating. I am going to continue what I'm doing now until the end of the year, but then come New Years, I'm on a whole new plan.
It's been exactly a month today that I started drinking nothing but water exclusively. I'm extremely proud of myself and I'm hoping that by doing this, I've been able to get into the habit of drinking water more frequently, which was something I struggled with this year.
Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be a little easier on myself and drink other things, however, I do still want to drink water as a substitute for sodas or any sugary drinks. The exception will be milk and natural juice like orange juice.
This morning I weighed myself to find I lost another 2 pounds! I was so happy because it was a number I didn't think I'd ever, EVER, see. I was so surprised, I weighed myself three times to make sure it was right. I can't wait to see it go down further! :)
Something I still need to pay attention to is what I eat and how much of it I eat. Especially, if it's not too good for me. It's difficult because most of my favorite foods are extremely sugary or greasy. But I was talking with my stepmother a few weeks ago and she said something I could totally use to help.
We were talking about how she went on a diet to lose weight for her GED graduation and she ate nothing but Special K everyday, drunk lots of water, and did sit-ups. I asked her whether or not she felt bad that she wasn't eating the foods she really loved.
She said, "I wanted to lose weight so badly, I didn't care." That line really stuck with me and I'm thinking about having it be a reminder in my new program for the coming year. I want to lose weight so badly, that I won't care whether I'm eating my favorite foods or not. Or whether I'm eating ALL of it or half of it. I won't care because I want to lose weight MORE than I want to eat that food. :)
Thanksgiving was all right. I can be proud I didn't gain weight. I ate far less than normal and I still was able to walk around stores in the evening. Yes, I sort of went Black Friday shopping, but I wasn't one of those people in a frenzy to get certain items. Now Christmas is coming up and I'm not exactly happy about the change in music on the radio. Never was a fan of Holiday music, but what can I do, really?
Not much else to talk about so for now, this'll be it. Any questions about something I mentioned, I'll answer next week. Thanks to the few people who have been reading these random, weird blogs of mine. It's strange knowing there's actually someone reading. Anyway, have great rests of the day and wish me good luck as I continue forward! :D
Thursday, November 21, 2013
And I remembered to update! Hooray!
My weight hasn't really changed in the past month and it's kind of a bummer. I don't let my mood be ruled by that number, but it's a bit frustrating not to see any results. I have an inkling as to the problem, but still.
Don't ask about that emoticon choice for work. I simply don't know. Haha. My first couple days were stressful, but come Monday everything was much better. I was a lot more confident with what I was doing. Today, I almost gave myself a pat on my back, but I didn't because I'm just so... not like that? My mom calls it humble, but not sure. Anyway, yeah, I'm more comfortable and confident about what I'm doing so I'm hoping I don't have anymore anxiety attacks. That was too overwhelming for me.
It's been two weeks this past Tuesday since I started drinking nothing but water. Honestly, I thought I'd miss my favorite sodas or juices, but they don't ever cross my mind. I don't even crave them. I do know, though, that I need to drink milk for calcium and orange juice for vitamin c, but for now, I want to stay strictly on water for about two more weeks.
The holiday seasons are right around the corner and I couldn't be any less excited. Honestly, I never really cared about the holidays, especially the music that comes with it. I know it's unavoidable, so I just try to bear with it. This year I'll be more focused on trying to talk myself out of eating everything in sight.
The other day I set up a motivational "wall" for me to see everyday. And I really can't miss it, seeing how it's on my door. At the moment, I have a few quotes, my first weight goal (mentioned on my main info page), some reminders, and a tally of how many days it's been since I've been drinking water only. I want to put up a few more quotes, but I don't know what else to put on it. I can't exactly put up pictures because the printer doesn't work. I could try cutting out pictures from magazines, but we'll see. I'm not a magazine buyer. Any ideas?
I just wanted to thank everyone who has posted encouragement, advice, or anything else in the comments. They're really helpful and I really appreciate it! Thank you so much! :)
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Totally didn't update last week so I'm writing this to make up for it. And I'm only going to write as if it were Thursday (so nothing about Friday and on until this Thursday).
I mentioned in my status on Thursday that Wednesday night, I was experiencing what I had dubbed "2nd day repentence".
And what was going on was I was having terrible anxiety and had no idea how to deal with it. Wednesday was my first day of work EVER and where I'm at it's very fast-paced. I needed to learn very much in very little time and I was second-guessing my decision to start my job.
On top of that, my transportation isn't very reliable, therefore it added to the anxiety, almost making me sick.
Because of how horrible I was feeling, I was considering quitting. I didn't though and Thursday, I went to work, absorbed as much as I could, went home. In the moment, I'm not a nervous wreck, but once I get out and have time to worry about the next day, all those emotions come crashing in and it's overwhelming. And that's about all I have to say about that incident.
Here's a photo comparison I made. It's crazy looking at this because this is only a TEN-DAY SPAN. I'm so proud about this! :D
Anyway, sorry about the VERY late update and I'll hope to be updating again in a couple of days!
Thursday, November 07, 2013
This week hasn't really been going how I wanted it to. I have been extremely lazy and it's really putting a damper on my mood. It really doesn't help that I'm actively aware I'm being lazy and not doing anything about it.
If it weren't for getting woken up to go somewhere by a family member, I would probably be spending my entire days laying in bed.
More evidence of how lazy I'm getting is how late in the day this blog update is. I seriously waited until the last hour of the day.
Someone please help me out of this funk. I don't want to be like this. Any suggestions?
The only good thing I've been able to achieve is drinking more water. In fact, I've been drinking nothing but water since Tuesday.
That's it for now. Hopefully I'm doing much better for next week's update. In the meantime, wish me luck!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
So it's been an entire week since I've been employing my motivational slogan and I'm glad to report it's really working! I have exercised everyday (except Saturday and Sunday) and I'm so proud of myself. What's really helping as well is the new homepage. One wouldn't think it would, but it really is. I can't explain it.
One thing I still need to work on is my sleep patterns. My ideal wake-up time is maybe 9am and sleep time would be 11pm or 12am. My actual wake up time is 11a/12-1p, while my actual sleep time is around 3 or 4 in the morning. That's not acceptable. I might have to figure out a way to make myself tired enough to fall asleep earlier. I would consider working out, but I read you're not supposed to do any strenuous activities 2-3 hours before falling asleep. I guess I'll figure something out.
I'm doing really well with my water intake. While it is still a bit difficult to get those 8 cups of water in everyday, I have been able to switch out juice or soda one time or another. I really get the water when I'm exercising, which is good. I have this method where I have two or three different water bottles. One I use when I'm exercising, the other I have to drink out of when I'm eating, and another for when I'm out and about.
My greatest obstacle is portion control because I forget all about it once there is a plate of food in front of me. At dinner yesterday, I managed to do it, but other than then, it's been hard. I might need to write it on my hand or something.
By the way, Happy Halloween! I actually forgot about it until a friend commented on my Sparkpage and then I was like... oh yeah! I'm such a scatterbrain.
Anyway, that's all I have to report for now. Hopefully by next week's update I will have better news about my portion control and sleeping schedule adjustment efforts. Good luck everyone on their own strongholds and in breaking them!
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