Friday, January 25, 2013
Well, January is here and almost gone..
I have not been Saprking much since mid-December, I have had alot on my plate with work and family. I have checked in when I could, not wanting to totally lose touch. I have tried to keep myself in the fore front, as much as I could, and I was surprised to see some changes..
Things did not completely fall off the wagon (as opposed to my hips) in the last month.. I tried where I could, and I have been thrilled to realize that I have made some changes that have 'stuck'..my portion control has greatly improved, and I didn't eat everything in site over the Holidays! I managed to enjoy without too much over indulging... I have also noticed that my food interests have changed slightly as well.. I am not as interested in some of 'my' bad choices, as I was in the past! Yay! Good food choices are actually tasting like 'good' food! Does that make sense? I have only gained 3 lbs...
I have been to a closer, newer gym (never used my old gym, did not feel ever as tho I belonged, so that was a huge waste!) with a friend - 3 times on a visitors pass! I love it! And I am joining today - I felt like I belonged, right away!!
My son gave me Leslie Sansones walking collection on DVD, as well as Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred for Xmas I am enjoying Leslie's, but have yet to try Jillian's... I'll keep you posted :)
Keep on keeping on!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Well, the worst of the high winds are gone now - I'm about 45 minutes north of Toronto - but the rain just keeps coming. A steady rain that is supposed to continue for at least the next 2 days. Flooding over this time will be our newest concern.
I have been grilling chicken and veg, making lots of fresh salads, and having fruit and nuts for snacks, trying to recover from my weekend. I am annoyed with myself, as tomorrow is our final weigh-in for our "Biggest Loser" contest at work. I have been vying between 1st and 2nd place with my boss for the $200 prize, and today when I weighed I was UP..bummer.. I will be drowning myself with my water today - Wish me luck
Keep on Keeping ON... You're my INSPIRATION!!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I hope you all have had a good weekend, and for those of you in the path of the storm, that you are all safe and well...
I did not have the best day for eating yesterday. DH and I went out for breakfast..eggs, bacon, home fries and rye toast. I skipped the fries, but ate the toast & bacon. I didn't feel too bad, as I have been very good lately, and was allowing the meal as a small reward..
Where it went south was: We stopped at our best friends in the afternoon...where she put out pistachios..yup! Then nachos and cheese..yup! Then ordered pizza...with cocktails (with diet pop)...yup!! Well, I ate some nuts (tried not to have a lot).. had some nachos (again, tried to only have a few).. I had 2 small squares of pizza...not a great day for the diet..
But, rather than the old patterns of "beating myself up"' I can say.. that I still can see the positive changes I have made. I showed a moderation that I would never have shown in the past. I would have made sure I thoroughly enjoyed all of these favorites!!
This time, it was have some, but I didn't have to go crazy.. So, that in itself feels good :) And, back on track today..
Keep on Keeping ON..you're my inspiration!!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
WoW!! Only one week left!!
I am down 4 lbs in October. No where near my goal. So, while sitting here trying to decide what to blog, I evaluated what has changed this month, beyond the numbers on the scale..
I have dramatically increased my daily water intake...plus! I have taken vitamins everyday...plus! I have been too busy lately, and have not been getting in my eating small portions of protein/carbs every 2-3 hrs, leaving me hungry, and therefore maybe eating too much or too late in the evening...negative..BUT... In this falter, I have learned the importance and effectiveness that it brings to my success in weight loss....plus!! I now have realized, that when I eat small amounts, often, I DO NOT feel as hungry, I keep my blood sugar stable which allows me to eat less, end up eating better, and as weird as this is, the more I eat, the more weight I lose...plus!!
So, before I go off the deep end, and feel bad about not having lost as much weight, I have decided to take the lesson I have learned and be sure I apply it in this final week of the month, and moving forward in my weight loss journey...
I mean, this is a journey right?? ..Examining what works for us, and what doesn't..what keeps us on the path..even our mental attitude - negative self-deprecating talk, or a positive attitude and learning from our mistakes... Success is a choice..
(I just think I wrote my Blog for today! hee hee)
Keep on keeping ON!! You're my Inspiration!!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I mentioned in my last Blog that I was headed north, with the whole Fam-dam-ly, for Canadian Thanksgiving. It was wonderful :) My dinner was the best it has ever been - I had a plan... everyone's favourite treats... even good choice for me so that I wouldn't feel deprived. I allowed myself a small taste of this, a treat of that, and even a few cocktails - but (and I don't know why, but I'm thrilled any ways), I stayed with the PLAN, focused and committed to myself. I didn't feel left out, or hungry, or "tested". Pretty cool stuff!
I had a mental work week, once we got home Monday night. I have even worked 3 days "IN" the last 2 (about 30 hrs). This meant no time to check in on the computer this week. I was bagged... I am happy to say tho, that despite of the stress, the long hours, sleeping lousy, I managed to do well and eat healthy!! Yay!
The scales even showed a 1.3 lb loss despite the Holiday. Things are clicking!!
I was secretly worried while I was away, that when I got back and weighed, that I might have left ONE-derland, after only just arriving back to the scene.. I SOOOO did not want to gain and go back...never!!!
So, actually losing this week, reinforced the fact that I have a choice. The POWER. Ya, ME, I have it, if I actually COMMIT to it. I even got my 8 glasses in this week (this is a tuff one for me) Gotta love the MIO ...
This ONE-derland is the land of improved energy. The land of a more positive attitude... it feels pretty darn good here. There's pride here, a sense of accomplishment!
ONE-derland feels warm and inviting - kinda shines a ray of sunshine on everything! I'm thinking, this is worth the effort to stick around...Better yet I'M worth the effort. Imagine that!!
Keep on Keeping ON!! You're my inspiration!!
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