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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wedensday morning is my weigh in day. I didn't gain or lose weight this past week. Many times that would make me happy, but according to this food management system I say I'm on, I was supposed to gain about a pound this week. This means I didn't eat enough this week.

But the good news within the not as good news is that I made better food choices several days this week. So, even though I didn't eat enough and every meal was not an USDA balanced meal, I did better. For example, I made certain to include veggies with my dinner more than once this week. Another time I didn't finish the WHOLE bag of chips like I normally would have in one sitting. I've been meeting or surpassing my water intake on a daily basis. Tonight, I only had one ice cream bar. (I had more than one BLT with extra slices of B Hey! I'm a work in progress!!).

I think my relationship with food is starting to change for the better. I have a long way to go. In the meantime, I'm going to try to embrace this foreign feeling.


Everywhere I need to be

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's been a while since I've blogged. I have a different job now and really like it. I spent a few too many weeks celebrating leaving the old jod and (separately) celebrating the new job. During this time of celebration, I threw caution to the wind regarding exercise, eating right, drinking enough water and alcohol consumption.

I've told people I gained back 10 of the 25 pounds I lost last year. Well, truth is, I gained closer to 15 of those 25 back since January. Sure, I'm glad to have lost the 25, but need to stop that trend before I've regained all the weight back. Clearly I need to be more conscientious of behaviors that cause me to gain weight.

I call myself doing the Curves Food Management System, but haven't really stuck to that, either. Biggest problem? Lack of food preparation. My lunches are usually pretty good, but I have the biggest struggle with planning what to eat for dinner. I haven't taken the time to come up with a game plan.

Maybe I'm a little slow, but I do a terrible job of putting me as a priority on my list of things to do. I'm really bad with being what I call a TV zombie. Lately, I've actually turned the TV off more. Or weeknights after work, I don't turn it on until a few hours after I've been home. This isn't something that happens every day, but it's happening more often and that is my victory! I seem to have more time to do things around the house (clean), pay bills, etc.

I still lack continued focus. My mind is everywhere I need to be, but my focus is not. There's a quote from one of The Three Stooges shorts that says, "Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was Syracuse." Weight loss doesn't happen overnight. It's the result of many efforts. I believe in starting small and building on achievable successes. Hmm. I think I'll go have a salad.



Awake yet ?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This is the first time I've been back to this website in over a month. Over a month!! Before my "hiatus" I thought I had mind clutter. A couple of weeks ago, my aunt passed away. She was the youngest sister of my Mom who will have passed away 20 years ago next month. Both lost their battles to 2nd round cancer. I know there's a more clinical term for it, but that's what I call it. There's a certain amount of emotional numbness and/or limbo I've been feeling. This is my excuse for not Sparking more often recently.

Times like this get me thinking about my own mortality. Sometimes we get a second chance. Sometimes, we don't. Perhaps my being diagnosed with high blood pressure earlier this year should've been more of a wake up call. Well, I feel awakened, now. It's not healthy to have all this extra weight on me. I have my of excuses that I keep handy, as to why I've not lost weight (-- or is it a choice to stay at this unhealthy weight?) It's time to not only be awake, but stay awake!! emoticon

I've still be doing my weekly weigh-ins and have gained about three pounds over the past month. Considering all that's been going on, that's not too bad. There's definitely room for improvement.

I'm not 100% with my game plan and focus yet, but I at least feel I have a good cause to try to lose this weight...Me!!

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TAZ675 9/28/2009 9:58AM

    Sorry for the loss of your Aunt.

May I suggest you take some baby steps here? Start with just walking - studies are showing that walking reduces risk of diabetes and helps to control blood pressure. If you do nothing else, that would certainly be progress to improving your overall health. I'd bet that once you got walking and started feeling better, you'll start eating better too.

Do it for a month and evaluate how you feel after 2 weeks, 3 weeks, and 4 weeks, if you don't feel better you can stop (ok not really, but I'm pretty sure you'll feel better and won't 'lose' the bet LOL)

Focus on your health and how you feel, not just the number on the scale and you will succeed!! emoticon

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Mind Clutter

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Not sure what to write. So much on the mind, not enough time. My work situation has me a bit off balance in several aspects of my life, including my ability to properly focus on my health and weight management. I've been off balance for several weeks. Trying to make small, baby steps towards progress: drinking lots of water (and not the fresh mountain stream kind!), going for short walks, trying to eat more fruits and/or vegetables. Some days are better than others. It's been a while since I've put a string of good days together. I know it will happen again, soon.

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KURS10B 8/23/2009 4:41PM

  Just keep at it. If you have more decent days than bad you can still loose weight.

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