Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Okay......just to give you an idea of how my mind works sometimes (I'm laughing at myself in dismay even as I decide to share).....
I was reading another blog, and saw a picture, and suddenly everything clicked!
They're deliberately trying to enLARGEN us!! Make us bigger than we were 50 years ago so....um....I don't know! They can consume us? Use us to power the people-powered machines? Maybe we're just one BIG ol' chicken farm!! Ahhhh!
I've heard gobs about how the average person is heavier now than 50 years ago--about 25 lbs heavier, give or take.
Chickens are bred to grow faster and top heavier in order to provide consumers with much-in-demand chicken while making the big companies more dolla dolla in less time.
Are WE being 'fattened up' by all the junk and crap and garbage, and complacency and inactivity and couch potato-ing, and computers and streaming movies and smart phones--so the ALIENS can get more BANG per HUMAN????!!!???
Hoooooieee!! Okay, now that I've got that out of my system....
On a more serious note, I really wouldn't be surprised if there were a grain of truth in there somewhere. Big corporations that make money off both junk crap food and all the 'remedies' for fat-related illnesses.....oh yeah, making people unhealthy could be big bucks, baby.
/end of weird and bizarre musing of my sun and warmth deprived brain. Oh, and cold-medicated too. Spring! Bring on spring! Sigh.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Edit: in case you were wondering--changed my name, formerly bflcat. :)
Because it's been cold and DUMPING snow for 3 days now and I don't want to go to the store. :)
squirt of pesto parmesan dressing to cook turkey in (smells awesome, btw)
scoop or two of mild salsa
sprinkle of light shredded mozza.
You know the drill. Cook turkey, add frozen peas (about--I dunno, a cup??) during the last 5 minutes, then the salsa at the last minute, sprinkle cheese lightly on top as you turn off the burner.
It sounds weird, but it's surprisingly quite tasty (salsa--who knew?) and the peas are a sneaky way to get veggies in. They're very subtle.
I REALLY can't wait until spring. :)
Side note: hoping to sign up for 'golfer's pilates' tomorrow. Kind of nervous, I 'm not a group exercise kind of person--so we'll see how it goes. I'm really stoked about improving my stroke distance, though! :)
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Please bear with me, I'm SUPER cranky today. Been up for...an hour maybe? Not a good start.
All I've wanted to do since Jan 1 is get back to my regular morning workouts. Had to work extra shifts last week--alright, no biggie, I'l just start the gym again Monday. Maybe I'll even go Saturday morning, shouldn't be too terribly busy then.
Except of course I came down with a nasty cold last night.
2nd week in to 2011 and I feel like I'm stuck already. I'm really, REALLY frustrated right now. Add to the fact that all I've wanted to do was SLEEP in all week (probably because my body knew it was coming down with something) and finally, I get to this morning....I woke up an hour EARLIER than I've had to all week!
I really detest being sick. It wrecks all my plans. (insert frowny face here)
Friday, January 07, 2011
Sometimes you just have to stop thinking about doing, and just DO it.
Sometimes you have to get out of your self-imposed rut, even if that rut is safe and warm and comfortable. Even if you're scared to, once again, strike out alone and on your own. If your rut is holding you back though, and bringing you down, then, as hard as it is, you have to GET. OUT. and find a new way, that helps you along instead of holds you back.
You can dress it up all nice and pretty, give it a pretty bow and call it whatever you like, but it still amounts to the same thing. Intentions don't mean jack. It's the ACTIONS that matter.
You can't get to your goals in life by wishing your way there, or imagining yourself there (although imagining is good! Imagining gives you something to strive for). If you don't have a PLAN, don't take the ACTUAL physical steps to manifest what you desire, you'll still be sitting here, reading your umpteenth blog of the day, 2 FREAKING YEARS from now (don't believe me? Go back to your blogs from about 2 years ago and read them--or better still, go back to MY blogs from the beginning of them-about 2 years ago)....you'll be imagining (!) what you'll do THIS summer in your great new summer ready body. Or marathon ready bod. Or 5k ready bod.
I feel like I need to DO right now. Not just BE. Move forward. I can't keep....putting my energy into places that are giving me little to no feedback or return.
The blog might not make a lot of sense. Some of it is self-directed. But I need to put it out there, because it scares me to...strike out on my own, casting aside my well worn shell...but I feel like I have to embrace what scares me in order to get through it.
New day tomorrow. :)
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
My SP updates don't seem to be working--none of the blogs people are posting are showing up with a link in my e-mail, so I keep having to hunt through the friend feed and find them. Annoying--not sure what's up with that. All my 'enable blogs' boxes are clicked, I went back and un-clicked and re-applied just in case.
Anyway, all this to say that it's causing me to feel disconnected to my wonderful SP community, which seems to be undermining me a bit. Ack!
Sooo....I realized I haven't posted much lately. I also realized I was waiting until I got back into 'losing' mode to resume my interactions. Is that weird? That I feel like I have nothing to contribute unless I'm actually losing weight? I think it's weird. Anyway, thought it might be a good idea to post about some of my struggles of late. Hiding from them/ignoring them doesn't make them magically go away.
At the moment, I feel like I'm backsliding. I've....lost my edge, so to speak. Back at that point where all I want to do is EAT and get that stuffed, full feeling in my belly that I seem to love so much. Why?
Let's list the possible reasons, shall we.
It started over the holidays, of course. Eating more than I normally had been. I'd forgotten what stretchy full tummy felt like until that point.
Also throw in DH finishing his final year of school. CELEBRATE!
DH find out his final marks several days later, and confirming he passed! Yay! CELEBRATE!
DH (again with him, the triggering bugger, lol) now back in the house, readjusting my routine, falling back into the habit of hangin' out with hubs on the weekend, watching movies, and ordering pizza, chinese, or what have you. Otherwise known as SETTLING BACK INTO MY RUT.
Leery of the gym right now. I don't do well in crowds, tend to be very focused when working out, which is hard to do when there are a whole lot of people on the machines, milling about, flailing in poor form, more concerned that they look cute in their shiny new gym clothes, etc. Bleah. Not the best attitude (after all, I was a noob once, too), but there ya go.
I don't know. I just feel like I've lost that really comfortable place I was at. It took some time and effort to get past the initial calorie drop. Once my body adjusted, it felt fine. Not hungry or empty all the time. Full on just a bit (compared to before) of food. Eating more some days, but less on others to balance out my overall calorie intake--and it just felt so natural to do it that way. No fighting and forcing and restricting and denying.
I guess the only way to get back to that is--one step at a time. A good first step would be to re-stock my fridge with all the cute little yummy things I look forward to eating so much. I seemed to stop doing that with the advent of all the pizza and such always available.
On that note, I'm going to have a really yummy little cup of chicken noodle soup with a bit of cayenne pepper for some kick--perfect winter warm up/end of day food. :)
Thanks for listening. :)
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