Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I had errands to run today. I went to the farmers market this morning & bought a lot of veggies & fruits. I also purchased a walking tape. Also ran to the grocery store. Well, I let myself get hungry this afternoon...that's because I didn't plan ahead & bring a snack. Although, I did have my water w/me, thank goodness! At least I kept hydrated! I learned today that I need to plan ahead & pack a fiber bar or a piece of fruit and/or piece of cheese in my purse so I won't be sooooo darn irritable! Geeshhh! I notice that when I'm hungry...I get horribly irritable, cranky, & tense! I felt my jaw, neck, & shoulder muscles tighten up something fierce! Oh, I hate when I get that way! Yes, being that hungry just brings out the "beast nasty" in me!!! Well, the beast was subdued when I finally ate lunch...and then all was well w/the world once more! Whew! I didn't like dealing w/that beast at all! So, I gotta do better & plan ahead! Ya know, it was exhausting fighting that thing! And.....this evening.....I used the walking DVD for my exercise! Yep! Me...old lady, walking! Step by step...kick by kick. There I was with my walking shoes on...walking! I have to say...It felt pretty good! Except, well...my left hip started hurting me some. Uh, don't think I warmed up enough. And foolish me... I did the 500 steps walk in 5 minutes segment first. (eyes rolling) & then I did the 1 mile walk. But all in all...today was a pretty good day! Well, we'll see how things are going tomorrow...'cause it's weigh in day!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Well, got called into work today. Had a good day. Only thing is that I did not plan well for my lunch meal. Everything turned out okay though...I did good. I'm going to have to plan better...& get myself to the grocery store tomorrow. Hubby helped & went to get a few things so I could have veggies at dinnertime. I was able to have salad but not much protein for lunch. I'm getting all my water in though....it's getting easier. And the BIG news today is.....I went walking! Yep! Walked 20 minutes w/hubby after dinner! And, I'm feeling pretty good about it! Actually, I was feeling a bit tired & sluggish. But ya know what? I told myself, "you get off tha big ol' butt of yours & get walking!" And by golly, I went walking!!! Nice, brisk walk too! Weathers a bit cooler & less humid, so....it went well! Well, I'm going do some research on walking here on SP to see if I can do some tracking, so I stay on task! Gotta keep it going! So proud!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Here we are...day 2 of blogging! (Deep sigh) I've been keeping my food log & keeping on track. Plan to research fitness stuff today & try to drink all my water. Still excited. Still feeling anxious. I have to say that getting feedback from all the spark folks has been amazing...and a little bit daunting. What I mean is that I feel all these eyes upon me...well, not literally, but...you know. I could take this to mean that I have ALL this wonderous support! Yes, but...then I have all these people who'll know if I slip up. Don't measure up... don't get it right. I know, I know. It's not about perfection. It's about doing what is right for my body...for my mind. I have a problem with needing to be "perfect". Ahhhh....now that's something. that "perfection" thing. Gotta think about this a bit. Okay, so today is going to be a GOOD day! I'm going to the ballgame w/hubby & the girls. Keep positive! Looking forward!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Well, this is my first blog, ever! I'm both anxious & excited! Not sure what I am doing, but....I think it's much like keeping a journal, & I know I can do that! Okay, so I joined SP on Wednesday. Felt very overwhelmed! So much so that I almost didn't return. But, I know I need to do this for me. I'm overweight. I've been diagnosed with diabetes, and I'm on medication now. All not good! I told myself I'd be off the medication when I first started. Um, didn't happen. Got used to taking the med & now, well... it's the status quo. Not good. I've started documenting what I eat each day. It's a bit difficult because I can't always find exactly what I eat on the lists that pop up. So, I've been improvising & finding items close to the food item I need. It's working out okay. The tracking of food is going well. I visited the farmers market & have incorporated more veggies into my diet. Also going well. I feel more in control & I'm feeling empowered! Now, let me premise this by saying I haven't, as of yet, had to deal w/any stressors since Wednesday. I know me....I'm a stress eater. We'll see what happens when a little stress is thrown my way! Okay, so....food stuff is going okay. I'm logging on daily & it all feels right. I have a issue w/drinking my water & exercise still. I'm trying to get motivated in that direction...but I need to be patient & give myself time to acclimate. I know I should only weigh myself one time per week...but I sneaked a peek this morning...I've lost 2 lbs! Oh yeah, well...it's water weight, right? But I'll take it nevertheless! I'm feeling very optimistic & motivated! And, I just completed my first blog entry!
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