Monday, February 28, 2011
I am soooooo doing this. It is getting easier every day. While Day 5 still has several hours left, I'm in good shape.
I just got back from lunch (which usually triggers my sweet tooth) w/o doing anything stupid. I have to know what I'm going to eat for lunch before I leave otherwise I'll mess it up. So, this morning I decided I'd have a boca burger & brown rice. After I ate it I had the urge to grab something sweet - one of those peanut butter cookies Natalie made yesterday??? NOPE I didn't touch them. Back at work I knew my greek yogurt with strawberries should be sweet enough to satisfy me later. So, while I'm really wanting that yogurt, I'm waiting a bit to show myself I'm stronger than the urge. I'll have it here in a bit. I'm not hungry. It's just a craving.
Hubby is grilling steaks tonight & I'll make some kind of potato to go with it & some broccoli. YUMMO. The sweets monster doesn't usually bother me in the evenings so I should be ok.
Day 6 - BRING IT.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I have a little problem with food. A problem with over-doing it on unhealthy foods. When this happens one day, it easily happens again the next. So I'm challenging myself. 10 Days of No Regrets. I don't want to have the feelings of "why did I let myself eat that much" or "I wish I hadn't have eaten that".
Last night I want a soda - weird - other than when I had the stomach flu, I have not wanted a soda since last May. But, I wanted a little soda with my popcorn (butter free/salt free). I poured a glass of Diet A&W Rootbeer. I had 2 sips. I was done.
So far so good. I'm making it through day 4 today & I feel great. Daughter made peanut butter cookies today - which were very good - but I only had one. One!!! And I don't want another. The good feeling I have had for 4 days feels better than eating any more.
When I make it through 10 days in a row, I'll add on another 10 days.
I can do this!!
Friday, February 25, 2011
This day isn't over yet, but I am strong. Even before lunch, when I was so hungry, & I kept walking by the chocolate chip cookies next to my desk. The later it got the louder that stupid voice in my head got - telling me it would be ok to have some because it was getting really late & I hadn't got to go to lunch. I beat that stupid voice.
I finally left for lunch at 1:30, knowing that there are 2 pieces of frozen cheese pizza in the fridge left from the other day. I was going to have those. I had been planning on it since this morning. But noooooo, I got home & hubby had already eaten them for his lunch. History has shown if I don't know what I'm going to have for lunch I pig out on whatever weird things I can find - fast - cause I don't have much time.
This time I took a few seconds to think it through - eggs & microwave bacon on toast. Not my favorite thing to eat but the healthiest option I had. I ate almost all of it before I couldn't stand it anymore & then had a bowl of Fiber One Shredded Wheat.
But, for whatever reason, if I don't know ahead what I'm going to eat for lunch, I will not be satisfied with whatever it is I do eat.
And I'm not satisfied. So now that stupid voice is talking about food - a lot. What will we have for supper? Wish I had a snack. I just ate a banana, but I wish I had something else.
I can get through the rest of this day & night w/o going on a binge. I got through yesterday pleased with how I ate. I will say the same tomorrow.
Monday, February 21, 2011
I think the foam roller is a gift from the running gods. The first night it was very painful to the point I was yelling out. I've been using it every time I workout & almost every night since it came Wednesday & I can tell a big difference. I no longer feel the need to yell when rolling on it. My IT Band is for sure loosening up. What a relief! It's amazing how it works. But it does work! Hubby says the real test will be when our runs get back up to 20 min or more instead of 3 & 4 min intervals. I'm hoping if I keep working on that roller that I'll be knee pain free.
Natalie said one of her friends asked what was different about it & that's the only comment I've heard so far. THAT'S GOOD. I wanted it to look normal & natural & apparently it does!!
You may have noticed I haven't participated in the Progress Picture Challenge in umpteen years. Well, that's about to change. I started my 2nd round of Chalean Extreme & my first 30 days will be up on Wednesday. I plan on posting measurement progress along with my "Before RM Progress Pictures", my day 1 of this round of CLX, & current pictures. I'm excited/hoping to see a nice change in the tape & the pics.
I've been working on the 100 Push Up Challenge. I've started it 2x before & quit because I couldn't figure out where to put it into my daily routine. This time I've got that worked out & I'm keeping up with it. I took a test on Saturday & was able to do 35 on my toes. Woo Hooo!! It's going to be so cool when I can say I did 100.
Speaking of push ups.....I've had the perfect boy picked out for teenage daughter for about 10 yrs now. She's just not very interested in him - yet!! LOL. I'm working on it. Anyway, she told me the other day that he can do 50 or 60 push ups (I can't remember exactly) in a minute. DANG!!! What is wrong with her? How can she not be interested?? Like I said, I'm working on it. It may take another 10 yrs, though, LOL!
In conclusion, Progress Picture Blog coming Thursday, 2/24!!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Here I am leaving for work yesterday morning. When I look at this I think: dull, dreary, & blah. Even my skin looks pasty yucky.
After work I had an appt to have my hair colored. I also went back to the push over type bangs. Why I did I quit wearing bangs? I think I look much better with than w/o. And the color - LOVE IT!! It's not a drastic change - which is perfect. Hubby & teenager kept saying it doesn't really look that different, just a little darker. I wonder if anyone will notice today? If they do, will they mention it? My skin looks better here - and it's at the end of the day! And no grays!
I got an email from my mom this morning. My grandma fell yesterday & is in the hospital. They are not sure if she broke her hip because her arthritis is so bad. Still, it seems weird that they couldn't tell if it was broken. ?? Anyway, she has been having a really hard time the last few weeks with her mind. It's been really sad & I just don't see how she can not be mentally exhausted with all of this. Not understanding anything & not remembering talking about the same things everyday - like that my grandpa & her mother both passed away many years ago. It's like she's just finding out for the first time every day. Thankfully, my mom & aunts & the people at the residential home are so patient & loving toward her. I feel so bad for her & everyone taking care of her.
I will strive to make this a good eating day. I just need to get 1 in & the next will be easier. Seems like having 1 bad day makes it so easy to turn into 2, and so on, and harder to stop the snowball effect.
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