Friday, June 14, 2013
Today's challenge? Get those unhealthy snacks out of sight, out of the house, out of mind. So I ate the rest of the chips and threw the bag away. Done! Yeah, I know, that wasn't the idea. But I did it right away, thus removing temptation from my path for a while. At least until I succumb and buy a bag of chips again. But that won't be for a while.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Three things I've accomplished today? Let's see.
1. I cooked a healthy breakfast this morning.
2. I made a contribution to a fund to help a friend with cancer get an air vest so that she can ride her horse again without fear of shattering her bones if she falls.
3. I did 45 minutes on the treadmill.
Not much, but it's something.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
It's been a long time since I wrote anything, almost a year and a half. In that time, I've had a lot of ups and downs, but mostly ups. Yesterday was a giant downer that I'm struggling to come to terms with. My manfriend informed me that our relationship, whatever it was, just wasn't going to work out. We're finished. He called to chat, very bright and chipper to start out, but boy what a switch he pulled on me. I didn't get much sleep, my eyes are so puffy I hesitate to go anywhere today, and I couldn't eat dinner last night for fear of making myself ill. Not that missing a meal was necessarily a bad thing.
So I'm picking myself up this morning. My family has me booked tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday, to make up for the weekend I was planning to be spending away with my MF. Being out in public will force me to suck it up and not wallow in my misery. I'm just feeling sorry for myself, I know.
Otherwise, things have been going much better. I have my UC pretty much under control and can eat anything but 100% whole wheat products. I'm getting my weight down to where I want it (my current state of not feeling like eating is a bonus here) and trying to keep it there. Over the past several weeks, I've gotten back into daily exercise, at least 15-45 minutes a day.
On the business front, things have improved significantly over the course of the summer. Order volume has about doubled. Now to keep the momentum going. There's another advantage of not having the distraction of a MF. I can throw myself into my partner and my goal of global domination of the needlework market. Hahaha.
So there you go. Time heals all wounds, no matter how deep.
Monday, May 17, 2010
In January I wrote about what I hoped to achieve this year, not resolutions but goals to work toward. I think now is a good time to see whether I've made any progress at all.
First, the UC issue. Up until last week, I was feeling pretty good about it. I was in remission and able to eat a larger variety of foods, almost back to where I was before this disease reared its ugly head a few years ago. The only things I hadn't tried were raw vegetables, nuts in significant quantities, berries, and very spicy food. I'm not sure exactly what triggered it (but have my suspicions), but the other day I had a flare that's continued now for a few days. I'm really bummed out about this. I feel like such a failure. I mean, how hard should it be to keep UC under control when you're watching your diet, exercising, and taking your medication? One bad day shouldn't throw it all out the window, but evidently it has. Anyway, I had made great progress and am now starting over. I just hope I can get this flare under control quickly and get back on track soon. Without resorting to Prednisone.
Second, exercise. I'm pretty happy on this point. I've been doing well at regular exercise, other than a two-week lapse into spotty exercising while working on my business. I try to get at least 30-45 minutes of cardio in every day and strength training three times a week. I've also been trying to get in 10,000 steps a day, but with limited success. It's much harder than I anticipated, since my work means I have to sit at the computer for much of the day. But I'm working on it. I feel pretty good about this goal. And I managed to lose an inch around my waist! No significant weight loss, maybe a pound or two, but the waistline is a great boost and incentive to keep at it.
Third, my business. Dawn and I launched our Web store on May 1. Yay! It's off to a slow start, but that's the nature of a startup. Until the search engines find us, we're dependent on free publicity and links from businesses we do business with, blogs, and friends, a very important source as it turns out. I'm optimistic for our eventual success. We just need more seed money, a constant problem for small businesses.
Fourth, my relationship, such as it is. Still obsessing, still not sure, wondering if now is the time to just flat-out ask and accept whatever the answer may be. That's a hard thing to contemplate because it may not be what I want to hear. Sigh.
So all in all, two out of four isn't bad. Not great, but not bad.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I didn't have to shovel any snow, even though we did get 4-6". It was so warm and sunny this morning that it melted everything on the roads and sidewalks. It helps that I have a southern exposure. The people on the opposite side of the street don't get as much help with melting. So I did my 3-mile Walk Away the Pounds DVD and later my Balance Ball for Beginners DVD, for a total of 90 minutes of cardio. I didn't do any strength training, but I'm really more concerned with cardio and core workouts. I have some other DVDs that include strength with the core workout that I'll get to another day.
I feel much better having exercised. I need to remember this.
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