I have drank almost 10 glasses of water.
I wrote down in my WW tracker what I ate today. I guestimated where I was unsure. I'm actually under for the day.
I just finished 10 minutes of exercise.
I took several opportunities to walk outside of the office-although this was more for my mental status than for physical. I'm going crazy in my office!!!
I had a good talk with one of my Sparkfriends tonight who I hadn't talked to in a while. She isn't feeling well but hopefully she will listen and get some rest that her body is asking for!!!!
Well, I guess I don't have much excitement to share for right now. Now, I haven't forgotten about my picture. DH did not help me so I will have to try for tomorrow. Tonight I was attending a meeting after work and it was too late. So hopefully in the next couple of days. OH, Emma has her Mother's Day Program this Thursday. So I switched my day off from Wednesday to Thursday. If I can figure out how to do it, I will upload the video blog as I will be using my iPod Nano and the other cool camera I got from my boss for Christmas. Hopefully I'll be able to figure this stuff out!
Not to toot my own horn, but can I just tell you how much I love my new Xena picture?! She jumps out at me every time I visit my Sparkpage. I am glad I picked that picture. It will motivate me to do the right thing and keep me grounded!
Goal recap for today thus far:
1.Exercise 10 minutes a day-minimum. I will shoot for more on my off days! I actually am in a challenge on my new team for this. Something is better than nothing, right? And I did way too much "nothing" last month. I need daily exercise! DONE-danced for 10 minutes w/Emma!
2.Follow the Weight Watcher's plan. TRACKING will be most important. NOT DONE-I will officially start this tomorrow.
3.Drink 10-12 glasses of water. IN PROCESS-I've had 8 as of my typing this blog.
4.Focus on losing 5% (15lbs) at a time instead of looking at the total amount I have to lose. DONE!
5.Be more active throughout the day. If I'm not busy at work I will stand and walk in place instead of sitting. I will park even further from the car when I got the grocery store and walk the cart back to the store instead of choosing the lazy way out. DONE-walked in place when I was watching tv this afternoon. Small changes lead to big things!
I AM A WARRIOR! I know that I can accomplish absolutely anything I set my mind to. And I have set my mind to Battle On! With the help of DH I will make a drastic change for battle later tonight. I will try to post a picture later.
Here's to all of us on the weight loss battlefield!
I'm so psyched about this month. I allowed myself not to make the best of April but that all changes here and now. I rejoined WW yesterday and am thrilled to back after 9 months(as I blogged). Today I joined a new and team called Fierce, Fabulous & Unstoppable Spark Warriors. I am extremely happy to be a part of this team and I'm so glad that TRAVELNISTA mentioned it in her blog earlier this week. After looking around the team page, I KNOW I've made the best decision by joining.
So this evening, I just had to redo my Sparkpage to match my spirit and show my preparation for battle!
This picture depicts so much about my weight loss journey: showing my body AND fat who's boss; how I want my body to look when I get to goal; and lastly that I'm taking no prisoners. I WANT THIS! I AM READY TO FIGHT THIS BATTLE WITH ALL I'VE GOT!
Here are my goals to arm myself in battle:
1.Exercise 10 minutes a day-minimum. I will shoot for more on my off days! I actually am in a challenge on my new team for this. Something is better than nothing, right? And I did way too much "nothing" last month. I need daily exercise!
2.Follow the Weight Watcher's plan. TRACKING will be most important.
3.Drink 10-12 glasses of water.
4.Focus on losing 5% (15lbs) at a time instead of looking at the total amount I have to lose.
5.Be more active throughout the day. If I'm not busy at work I will stand and walk in place instead of sitting. I will park even further from the car when I got the grocery store and walk the cart back to the store instead of choosing the lazy way out.
I'm excited for May and all it has to offer. The possibilities are endless everyone! Make the most of them and you will be so happy you did!
Today I took a big step actually. My boss & I talked this morning about following Weight Watchers (WW) as we both had done so separately in the past. We looked online and I started thinking about hitting a meeting this weekend. She found a location at noon today that wasn't too far from the hospital-where we work. So we left a bit before the scheduled meeting time with another mutual friend who drove. The leader had a great sense of humor and came across like a Lt. Colonel in the Army (says my boss). She was very tall and thin. We really enjoyed her and by the end of the meeting, I decided to rejoin and so did my boss. We are doing Monthly Pass so this will be pretty cool.
I am about 9 pounds more than when I left in July of last year. If you have followed my blogs in the past, I mentioned my special relationship with Mary Kay who was my former supportive leader. I actually called her this morning (before we decided to attend the meeting this afternoon) to get some info/advice from her. She said they had a member who had lost 145 lbs and she reminded her of me. We still have that special connection even though I haven't seen her since last July. I sent her a text to let her know I'd rejoined. Her response? "You go girl". Mary Kay is just an awesome person! She is a mentor for me on this journey!
So today I've taken a very big step to getting my life back and taking control of me and my eating habits
I have come to a few decisions. The first is that I'm finding that Eating Clean is not a good match for me. This does not mean that I'm going to go back to eating straight junk. It means I need to find the right balance for me and my lifestyle. I feel like I'm starving and according to what I've read, I should be feeling full. I definitely like the fact that I have brought from home. I think I will use this opportunity to start cooking more at home and eating out less. That's progress for me. I did not purchase anything from the eatery here at work either today or Tuesday. That's also progress for me.
My exercise has been non existent. Time to get that back in gear. I am to go with my friend to her gym again tomorrow after Em is asleep. I hope this will give me the jump start I need. I've had a crappy month but I am still aiming for bigger AND better things. Em needs to go back to being my drill instructor again. We have been out of practice.
So tell me, how do you find the right balance for YOUR nutrition and exercise?