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Eating out healthy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

My daily visualization was to "imagine that you're out to dinner and you order one of the healthiest options on the menu instead of your usual order. How does it make you feel to have made the healthier choice? Think of that feeling if you have to face tough food choices today." It was not a good visualization for me. All I could think about was that I was deprived of eating what I wanted to eat. I know from past experience too, I will probably want have whatever my husband has. This is a critical area that I need to work on. I know when I go out to eat, it like a celebration to me and feel like I should eat whatever I want. So I am thinking it will be a while before I can go out to eat. But with that thought, I know I am setting myself up for failure. It will be better if I have a better attitude when I eat out. But I think for now, that I will eat light at my other meals and enjoy the meal that I am eating out. I think in time I will have a better attitude toward eating the healthiest options on the menu.

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MNABOY 11/14/2014 8:20AM

    It takes time and effort to change habits and you can muster both to reach your goal.

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WIFE49 11/13/2014 2:38PM

    Yes, you can do it. I won't even let myself think about other choices. I do it for me.

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PHHHISC 11/13/2014 2:31PM

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I feel motivated today!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Yesterday evening when I got off of work, I was starting to feel nauseated and my head hurt. I had plan to prepare for dinner turkey chili. However, I knew this would probably upset my stomach even more. I needed something light like chicken noodle soup. The canned chicken noodle was not option because of the sodium content. This is usually the point where I throw up my hands because things are not going as I had planned. But I pushed toward staying goal oriented. I enlisted the help of my husband. I cut up carrots, onion and celery. I got 2 frozen chicken breast out the freezer and put in the pressure cooker. I added the vegetables and spices. I had my husband cooked the noodles. And in 30 minutes, I had homemade chicken noodles. Best yet is that I stay on my healthy goal for eating. So today I feel very motivated to stay on task !
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MNABOY 11/8/2014 12:52AM

    WAY TO GO!!!

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REBECKY441 11/7/2014 4:03PM

    Well done! I admire your perseverance! I hope you are feeling better today.

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These are the days.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Today, I am mindful that it is days like this that I forget my health goals. It is a very slow and quiet day in the office. I am bored. It is days like this that I tend to overeat. But because today I am mindful of this emotional habit, I am adhering to my goals.

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PETTIGREW3 11/6/2014 3:29PM

    Thanks for the support - Dakarisah430 and Teephoto

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DAKARISAH430 11/5/2014 9:02PM

    Yes, you can do it! emoticon

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TEEPHOTO 11/5/2014 7:36PM

    emoticon You will not be defeated! NOPE! Not this time!!!! emoticon

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Do something different: Go forward!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"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." That's a quote from the Spark People's Healthy Heart Newsletter titled "25 ways to get back on track today". So today, I miss stepped on my first day to promise to do better. I am not going to go backwards like I have in the past. I am forgiving myself and moving forward. I heard a sermon last night and its title was "Do something different. So I had vowed to myself that I would start again on my getting healthy plan and do something different than I had in the past. That something different meant that I was not give up so easily when things didn't go as I planned on my healthy plan.

  
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I am doing this for me

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I was in committee meeting. We needed to meet again to accomplish tasks. However, several members of the committee had previous plans. We had a deadline. So we decided to meet at unusual time for the group. I made the statement that I could make the meeting if I was assured it was going to be one hour, because I said I have to eat. (I am diabetic.) There were several giggles about my statement: I have to eat. I knew that I was been made fun of because of my size. As I was thinking about later, I thought - "I'll show them when I lose weight. " But then the realization came, it not about them, it is about me and my plan and desire to live more healthy. I thought, "No, I am doing this for me."

  
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MNABOY 8/16/2014 2:27PM

    Amen! And having lost weight, it is amazing how many people notice.

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