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What's to come in the new year.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I lost 20 pounds this year. Yippee. Now I am starting to think about where I want to go with my goals for this year. For one, I am going to continue on making healthy lifestyle choices.

My choice of drinking more water has made such a big difference. I have a special glass that I use to drink from. I know that if I drink 3 of those glasses I will have my 8 cups of water a day.

I'm looking into becoming a member of a local fitness class or sportsplex just to spice up the fitness abit.

This year has taught me that slow and steady is the way to go and not to expect results immediately.


Overcoming this weeks struggles successfully

Friday, June 15, 2012

I have spent the last five days teaching advanced first aid. Today was the last day.

This week has been a series of ups and downs. Because of a medication change to the morning meds I have learned through hard experience that I have to eat breakfast with it. That was struggle number one. Making a breakfast that was fast and tasted good enough that I would actually try to eat it.

Struggle number two was making sure that I had appropriate food prepared for snacks and lunch. It would be so much easier to eat out everyday but certainly not cheaper or healthier. Because this course was so intense I had to make sure that I didnt put off eating as I usually do so that it wouldnt affect me physically with low blood sugar.

Struggle number three was wednesday. That was a really bad day for me. The mood swings were all over the place. I felt really sick to my stomach, wanted to sleep, and felt like crying. After thinking about it I think part of the problems that day was that I didnt eat a good breakfast that day. I also am not used to doing 5 straight days of teaching. I teach for two days and on the third day I rest so my body was telling me this isnt what I'm used to. Once I got over the hump of wednesday the rest of the week went fairly well.

Things that I am proud about this week are not binging when I got home from the course. Going to bed early so that I would be rested for the next day. Staying within calorie intake and managing to get some exercise in. I was also able to most days meet the 8 cups of water goal. I think what helped with that is I felt thirsty and I also had my waterbottle close by.

Over all I quite impressed with myself for this week. Lets hope that next week is just as good.



Friday, June 08, 2012

Yesterday was the scheduled day to do body measurements. I have been with spark people now for a month. While there has been barely a blip on the scale I saw huge changes in the measurements. On avg I lost 1/2 an inch around problem areas. I must be doing something right. Im so excited.

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SUGARW5 6/8/2012 4:42PM

    woohoo! that's always a good sign!! keep it up!!!!

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Last night's revelation

Thursday, June 07, 2012

For the last few months the stress in my life has been through the roof and I didn't realize just how much it has affected me until last night. I broke down in tears as my partner held me and cried out the disappointment, anger and dislike of where I am in life right now. As I sat there listing every thing negative in my life right now, my partner sat there and forced me to re-evaluate what I believed by reframing each complaint and putting a positive spin on it. He validated my feelings, took my concerns seriously and then made me laugh.

The revelation came when I realized with his help just how far I have come in the 3 years that we have been together. Comparing then to now the mental leap forwards that I've taken is mind blowing. He suggested to me that maybe I am finally at a point where I have come as far as I can go mentally and emotionally with coping skills and dealing with mental health and now it is time to work on the physical. When he put it like that I felt on top of the world. I have come far, now its time to switch focuses and put it on making myself physically healthy.

Let the new journey begin.