Tuesday, January 10, 2012
As i was almost done with my work out today, i was thinking of all that i needed to get done... dishes to do, dinner to cook, a house to clean, laundry to do...still work a full time job, take time to be with family and still manage to get some sleep...lol...and i am going to add 45 minutes to an hour each day to my already to busy schedule to work out??? am i crazy... yea...i must be... but then i thought of all those years when i was too busy for me... i was a house wife for 10 years with 3 kids...and then a single mom of those 3 for the last 16... i had to go from being a busy wife and mother to a then working single mom of 3 young children...i put everything aside to raise those beautiful babies that God gave me... but now... the last one getting ready to graduate...2 are married and starting their family... and if not now, when will be the time i have this elusive time to take care of me... the fact is...i had the time then also...it's all called priorities... yes, they were top priority and i do not regret one moment of the sacrifice...but now...now is the time for me... now i have to make me priority...i can still be employee full time, i can still be mom and i can now even be grandma...but with some planning and taking care of first things first..i can be me also... cleaning will get done...and goodness knows we have not gone hungry yet...lol... but the planning... in the evening i spend time with those i love...that means the dishes don't get done...that's ok...they can be done when everyone else is sleeping...for me...that is first thing in the morning before work... on Sunday, i can boil eggs for breakfast for the week, and during my lunch break i can plan my meals and do quick errands... this free's me up an hour each day to exercise... so yea...it does take some planning...but...i am worth it...
Thursday, January 05, 2012
I did good. I tried out 2 new things.
Tried Green Giants Potato & green beans with rosemary sauce...yuck.I guess I am not a fan of rosemary...lol.
And then I tried this recipe that I had done a little makeover on. Took out the craisins they had in it and cut the vanilla & cinnamon down...It's Chocolate Oatmeal. recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=1917142 and this is a keeper. I used it as a sweet snack...but would be good for breakfast also. Almost like those No bake cookies with chocolate and oatmeal...except healthier :)
I stayed below my calories..which i am happy about. Went for a walk at Dollar Tree because it was warmer in there than outside...lol. And i picked up a few things while there also.
Yesterday's bible verse was
1 Corinthians 6:20
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Well, so far, the eating part has been good. I am sticking to 1500 calories a day. I am also doing some kind of aerobic activity for 10 minutes a day. Yesterday was the treadmill...oh how i hate that treadmill...lol. but the weather was awful... so couldn't go out for my walk, and i really didn't want to scrub the house down again...lol... so the treadmill it was...watching The Chew helped it go faster though....lol. As for my smoking...i'm doing better than last year, but not as good as i want. I don't want to be smoking any cigarettes right now... but i am still having a few a day... I'm giving it until Friday and then cutting myself off again. Keeping fingers crossed. I know I can do this...i have before...many many years ago...and i am going to do it again. I have so many blessing to be healthy for...i have 3 wonderful children, though adults now, still need their mom...i have a beautiful grandson and another grand baby on the way...i want to be able to play and run with them... which is the main reason i want to lose weight and stop smoking. I have a mom who still needs me, and i want to actually be healthier or at least as healthy as her...not so good when she is the one that can run circles around us young ones...lol. And most of all, i have ME. Who wants to be around for those grand babies...to be a best friend to my kids...i can do that now that they are adults :) and a best friend to my mom... i can't do that though until i am my own best friend. and that means loving myself enough to do things to make myself healthier...like losing weight and stop smoking...i don't normally talk about my smoking, i know the replies i may get..yes, i know it's bad for me...i know all the scarey stuff it is doing to my body..i know... but i am also putting it out there because i do need support... and i do need to see in writing why i want to quit.
So Operation is 2012 is going...one day at a time :)
1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God hath not called us unto uncleaness, but unto holiness.
Monday, January 02, 2012
For the most part, it went pretty good. There was a set back...or 2...but you will have that... all i can do is learn from it... Sunday is my normal day off... of housework, of cooking, of everything...lol. Well normally that means we would pick up a fast food or already prepared food...high in calories, fat, sodium and money...yesterday we were stocked up with fresh veggies, so we made that the main focus of our dinner...we had some pizza rolls to have our extra little treat without blowing the calories and everything... by evening though, hunger was setting in, and i wasn't at home to get control of it before it got crazy...lol... and then i was tired from no sleep...and if that was not already a bad combination, the weather got awful in a matter of minutes...and those were the minutes i was on the road... so now we added stress to all of that...and yea...i blew it with potato chips...I think i would of searched for a healthier alternative if the chips had not been out and in open view...but they were...so today ds is going to hide them from me...so he can still have them but it won't be readily available to me either... also, i know i need sleep, and did get that last night...goal is to keep up on it...lol. as for hunger, i am going to start carrying a piece of fruit and a fiber bar to help in times when i am hungry and just need the edge taken off...as for the stress...it's always going to be there...my goal is learning to deal with it without smoking or eating...so i am starting to find a bible verse a day, and writing how the day is going...which i had done on paper last night and am doing here today :)
Bible Verse for January 1, 2012 is I Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
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