Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Made it out of bed early and went for a walk. Came back exhausted and wondered why, then I looked at the gadget that tells me temperature & humidity; and I saw the humidity was double what we usually have! That was the culprit.
Had a good breakfast, finished reading a book I had started a few days ago, thawed out chicken for my dinner tonight, opened/read/answered emails, did my Sparking for the day, finished a jigsaw puzzle I was working on, even polished my fingernails (for me that's going overboard) and then got out a recipe for Chef Meg's Spice Cookies. They are in the refrig getting chilled and ready to roll out -- but I still feel restless and frankly: BORED!
It's too hot to do too much, although I have been working at weeding in the front yard. Not satisfied with "spraying" the weeds -- and then you have a dead weed out in the yard. No, I like to pull them and throw them in the trash -- makes a nicer looking yard! OK, maybe I am a perfectionist at times and in some areas.
Forgot to include my sitting still for an hour while I watched an alien from outer space evade and kill people here on earth. Right -- enough TV for awhile!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I'm celebrating cause my numbers are going down, down, down!
Looking at my July calendar I start out not too bad, then already in the second week went like a yo-yo up into higher numbers reminiscent of 2009 ( ? ) then it took me a week to ease them back down to the way the month started. Then, duh! jumped up high again for just one day, so maybe it was just too much sodium or something. Stayed on a plateau for an agonizing four days, and now it's dropping again.
Yo-yo or not, I'm going to keep going! Hope none of the fat flies your way during my journey, I want to get rid of it, but not give it to any one else! Join me on my journey, friends are always welcome!
Friday, July 15, 2011
My dog kept looking at me, like she was asking the usual question for this time of day -- "Is it time to go for our walk yet, Mom?" I'd been procrastinating all day long, made the right food choices, but getting in my exercise is always hard for me. Guess I am just naturally lazy!
But we start out on our walk about 7:00 As our route sometimes takes us by the 2 dogs we refer to "mean dogs" it's always a great place for my dog to go potty -- she actually taunts the mean dogs by going potty right in front of their gate -- meanwhile they are so excited they are actually bitiing the wire on the gate!
By the time we've gone a couple of blocks (even though we're in the country, and there are NO BLOCKS) I'm starting to feel energized. Amber is having a wonderful time, and as we go the familiar route she sees a dog she likes, named "Ginger." They sniff each other and on we go. We stop to look over the little bridge to see if the wildflowers have bloomed in the creek bed yet -- nothing yet.
We continue on and see a neighbor who offers a couple of his "black" tomatoes -- says to put them in the windowsill for a couple of days. Also pulled some short little carrots, about 5 of them, so I will saute them with just enough butter for taste. Yummy! Fresh veggies!
OK, I didn't want to go, but I'm so glad I did. I actually come home less tired than when I left. That's the wonderful thing about walks, and right now it's only 77 degrees out. Not bad!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
There comes a time when you are on your journey toward reaching your goal that the obstacles just seem like too much! You're tired! Your motivation is gone! The scale isn't moving and you're on a plateau!
What to do? My advise is to take a break. . . . and by that I don't mean chuck everything and go on a binge for a week..... far from it. No! The break you might need can be as simple as just taking a morning or afternoon, a little "me" time and go shopping -- even window shopping counts! Just a break from the usual routine -- maybe take in a movie too. And if you have a close girlfriend to share this break with, all the better! Girl talk!
For about two weeks I was kind of in the dumps, felt tired, scale wasn't doing anything, I had no energy and I was on the verge of depression. But for 2 days I broke my usual routine and did everything different. I didn't concentrate on every bite I ate, but I didn't binge either. And at the end of the 2 days my spirits were up, the scale was about the same, but my energy level and motivation was high -- and this morning my weight was down by almost a pound!
Only YOU know what kind of break would do you the most good. So the next time you're in the dumps -- turn it around with a "me" break!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This is either a DUH moment or an AHA moment
But whichever it turns out to be, the results are about the same. Looking at my calendar thus far in July, and making note of my weight entered in each little square I see how my weight makes it's little zig-zag across the month. Up and down and up and down. I started out at 145.8 went down, went up to 147.4 and now on the 13th I see I am once again at 145.8.
At this rate I'll go through the elation and depression endlessly, but will I ever get ahead? I know during my 3 years on SP I HAVE LOST WEIGHT. Usually I am doing the yo-yo think between lower and lower numbers, but ever since summer hit, my yo-yo routine seems to be stuck between 143 and 147 -- and those numbers are no where near my goal.
I know I either have to step up my exercise or eat differently. But I am almost always at the low end of my calorie intake, so changing my diet doesn't seem to be an option. Upping my exercise routine would be logical, but with it being so hot, evenings are about the only time I can tolerate a walk. Hmmmm! Wonder is hypnosis would work? lol
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