Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I'm just down about my weight today. It just doesn't seem to want to come off in a timely manner these days. I know it's my own fault too. If I could just stay on track with healthy eating, I know it would come off. I stay within my calorie range most days of the week. Occasionally on weekends, I slip up. My food choices are not always healthy even though I'm staying within a healthy range of calories. I also know that I need to exercise each day. I get really lazy about that. I'm one of those people who HATE to exercise.
Now that I'm 55, my metabolism has slowed way down so I know exercise is more important than ever!
I am, however, going to start being a friend to myself which was the motivational or inspiration of the day that I received in my email today.
I need to treat myself as I would my best friend. I'm always nicer to others than I am myself. Being nice to myself means to give myself some slack in knowing that I am human while also treating my body with respect and eating healthier meals.
I think it also means that if I have issues that I can't seem to deal with by myself that I seek help from a doctor or professional if need be. I do not feel like my current physician is helping me at all. I still have the same health problems I have had since I started seeing her 8 years ago. I think it is time for change.
Before I eat or drink anything, I am going to try to remember to ask myself, "is this healthy for me?" If the answer is 'no' then try to find a healthier substitution. I just have to be conscious of what I am putting into my mouth, my brain, my body, my emotions and so on.
I am tired of making my body the garbage disposal.
I am seeking balance in all areas.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
I was reading old blogs and they left me with mixed emotions. I'm trying to stay positive and move forward without looking back. I am so sick of yo-yo dieting and here I am again. How did I get here again? I was healthy and about 50 pounds lighter this time last year. Now, I can barely get out of bed in the mornings due to a stiff and sore lower back.
This aging thing sux but I guess it's better than the alternative. Do I know what I did wrong? yes.
If anything is going to help, then I need to make it a lifestyle. So, I have to re evaluate all I do and pay attention to me again.
When I was working out with weights and actually taking a weight training class where I work, I felt better but he almost killed me (at least I thought so) at every class. I won't even walk down to the gym because I'm afraid he will see me. hehehe.
But after a year of eating badly, drinking badly, not exercising and being under tremendous stress, my body is now talking to me and fussing loudly.
So, here's to June, 2009 and my second day of the YOAD challenge.
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Well, today's quote hit home to me and I rarely pay attention to them for long. But this one was definitely for me.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
- HL Mencken, author, critic and newspaperman
First of all, as far as my health is concerned, the only person looking is me. I know when I'm not doing right. I know exactly what I should be doing. I would never ever ever turn out a half-@ssed project in my professional life or towards anything I do for my family and friends. So, WHY do I do that to myself?! When you wake up feeling guilty about something, then it's time for a change. I am so sick of whining to myself about my failures. So, today, my message back to myself is:
"SMACK! Snap OUT of it. Behave yourself and stop whining unless you are going to make a conscious effort to change!"
Ok, I heard that. I am DONE with the whining. I am ready for change and I am ready for the me inside that wants to get out!!!!!!!!
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