Monday, October 31, 2011
I was sitting here thinking about all the candy I love and how much I loved Halloween. There was this one house where you had to go inside-try that nowadays. The owner took your picture with a polaroid, gave you cider and donuts while you were there and then as your parting trick or treat gift, gave you a toothbrush. They were dentists. We had another dentist on our trick or treat route. The house was at the top of a long driveway. I went there one year and never went again. Guess what they gave out? TOOTHBRUSHES!!!
Favorites: sweet tarts, houses that gave out little bags filled with an assortment of candy, three muskateers, TURKISH TAFFY (nom nom), anything sour. I'm fixating on turkish taffy. Vanilla was my favorite. You could freeze it then smash the heck out of it but I didn't like it that way.
Okay, I've got to go do something that'll keep my mind off sweet delicious fattening things.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I know I need to exercise more. I know I need to exercise period. But either I'm just plain lazy, in a funk or have something I perceive to be better to do.
Sunday, I just couldn't escape it. I was at an event that shuttled you from the parking lot to the event-about a mile. I had to leave early and the shuttle wasn't running. I had to walk back to the parking lot.
The walk was lovely. I couldn't have asked for a better walking environment. It was on a hilly, windy, wooded road with lots of little streams. I was either walking uphill or downhill.
Today I'm dying.
Not sure if I'm stiff from the walk or from driving 5 hours or maybe both.
I know if I walked more I wouldn't be hurting. I know I enjoy myself when I'm walking. Still, I procrastinate.
It was worth the pain. Such a beautiful walk.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
I've been on this program for 20 days. I keep thinking about exercise and what I'm going to do when.... There's yoga, walking, and maybe joining a gym for a recumbent bike.
Today, I took the boys for a 20 minute walk. It felt good to be out and it felt good to move.
I love to walk. I used to walk around a cranberry bog every day. But my motivation has left me. I think alot of it has to do with self esteem and feeling "good enough". I want to lose weight for a number of reasons. Vanity is at the top or pretty near it. I know exercise will help me reach this goal quicker and help me get stronger.
I think I've become lazy! Liar....I am lazy. Admitting this is the first step to change, yes? I've also been depressed. The depression coincides with me gaining all this weight too. So does the lazines and the fact I stopped caring.
But I do care now. Let's see if I can motivate myself to go walk again.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Since starting my healthy eating journey two weeks ago, I've been on the lookout for things to fill me up. Fiber is my friend. It helps me to not get hungry between meals and that's a good thing.
I travel a bit for work. In order to eat well, I will bring food with me rather than eat at a restaurant. THere are times, however, when I'm stuck. For these times, I have been looking at energy/power/high protein bars. I'm shocked (and disappointed) at how many calories are in those little bars!
Back to fiber. I did a google search and found a number of bars that are high in fiber and "low" in calories. Ordered myself a few and tried one today for lunch.
150 calories, 13 gm fiber and 4 gm protein and sugar. I knew by my last bite it wasn't going to cut it as a meal replacement. While I wasn't hungry, I knew I would be soon. And I was. Now, that's all I ate for lunch. I could have had yogurt mid afternoon, but I didn't cuz I wanted to see how long it would take for me to be hungry.
Not sure how people trying to lose weight can incorporate energy bars into their diet as a meal. Too high in calories and I bet not very filling. While the fiber bars are lower in calorie, they're still not real filling.
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