Thursday, July 21, 2011
Well, at least in a manner of speaking. I've pondered this for awhile now; I can't really call it starting over because it's not. Here's the scoop and a recap of the past three years.
In October '11, it'll be 3 years that I officially started this healthy lifestyle makeover. And in January '12, it'll be 3 years that I came to SP. Here's the deal.
By the time I'd come to SP, I'd already lost about 30 lbs. Back story is important as it plays into my daily life sometimes. Since I'd always been thin, I ate anything I wanted and never gained. Then, about 5 years ago, hormones started going wonky (and I guess at a bit of thyroid too), went from mega-active to workaholic, had tons of people die and non-stop personal travails happen. (boo hoody hoo, that's life)
This past year, dealing with grief over the loss of my sister-like best friend and cousin, I did a LOT of emotional eating. And I allowed myself to do it and enjoy it as I knew what and why I was doing. All the while, though, I kept on SP and increased my exercise level to include a couple of hours of daily walking and various ST exercises. So, the damage has not been as bad as it could have been, given how I was eating.
Well, time does heal, and even though I am far from okay, I'm better than last year. And a lot of that is a credit tothe just-keep-on-keeping-on sorta thing that SP makes possible through forming new habits.
So, I've been watching my old bad habits creep in and even though I'm not officially starting over, I AM renewing my health, exercise and nutrition vows and I'll probably write upcoming blogs about what that translates to in my life.
Wishing all a fun day.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Okay, in a nutshell, I was off sugar for almost three months until a few weeks ago when I thought I could handle "just a little" and gobbled everything in sight to the point of feeling very sick.
Now, four days back on track without sugar (natural is okay), I can feel the difference already and my body and mind are thanking me big time. I have to be a good girl this time and beat it for good. I really do.
Also, I wonder if anyone who's seen Blue Man Group has any advice to go or not. It never really appealed to me, but I hear such raves.
Wishing all a happy day.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Okay, I don't have horses, but I love the song that Toby and Willie do - Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses.
My Himalayan brothers (not my brothers, they are brothers to each other - smiling), pictured here on my SP site, are not as robust as other cats I've had. In fact, they have fragile digestive systems and are now 7 years old. It took a long time to find a good cat food they could eat w/o throwing up.
Occasionally, when I'm out and about, I am at the cat food dept. and see "treats." I think, "oh, I'll pick up these treats for my boys." About a month ago, I did that. Got home, and gave them a few each. Poor Wills spent the next half hour retching so badly, that I thought I'd have to take him into animal ER. Must have poison in those treats. NEVER AGAIN!
Which made me think of the "treats" I've been having, and how my body has reacted to them as if they are, indeed, poison. Will I ever learn? Yes, I will. I'm determined. As I wrote to spfriend, JLITT, the other day, it's amazing how I label things "treats" that are in reality detrimental to my well-being.
On a positive note (besides the no more junk food for Wills and Harry - or me), I just received my order of pet vitamins and have been crushing them into their food. Usually not able to trick them, they've not detected the new element and are holding them down. I hope to build up their immune and digestive systems a bit.
Wishing all a fun weekend.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Yesterday I felt totally out-of-sorts for no apparent reason. Just awful. I tried to ignore it, but I was puzzled as to the cause. Last night, I looked out the window to see the glowing full moon. That explains it! No kidding, I've always been affected by full moons.
That moment made me smile as I thought of other lifelong things that I've recently noticed that are little quirks. I still double knot my shoes, ever since first learning how as a child. I put an ice cube in milk and even the (very) occasional glass of wine! (yes, I'm a strange one)
On yet another topic, this morning I've started crushing a big pet vitamin for my little Himalayan brothers. (they're not my brothers, they are brothers to each other) A past Himmie cat was built like a tank and healthy, but these boys are delicate and I'm hoping to boost their immune systems.
Early this morning, I dreamt I was rolling in a small earthquake. Listening to the radio just now, I found out that we'd had three small ones at the approximate time of my dream. Guess my dream state must've picked that up.
Yes, I'm a strange one. (smiling) And proud of it.
Wishing all a good day.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Up until a few weeks ago, I had a nice little streak of no sugar going. I think I was up to 96 days without!!!!! I was convinced that I had it beat and that I could return to do "just a little." (yeah, uhhuh, right) My intent was to teach myself moderation. (yeah, uhhuh, right)
So, okay, I started out small and then nearly threw myself into a bodily shock as I consumed everything with sugar in sight (for a couple of weeks now). While doing so, I was still thinking that I was teaching myself moderation.
What can I say here except that the sugar topic will probably be on several upcoming blogs until I think it all out and figure what to do. I've been so good in the past, and never even missed it, so why oh why do I bother to eat it again? How to make friends with this arch-enemy?
Wishing all a happy day.
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