Sunday, March 14, 2010
Today I took my first (and hopefully not my last) 3 hour brisk pace trek with Walkabout Intl.
We went to amazing places that made me see the city with new eyes of appreciation. I'm too tired to write more right now, but if you like to walk, I'd recommend checking into the walks in your town.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Early in the morning, I'll be meeting a friend to do our first walkabout throughout the city. It'll be three hours long and end with a ride on a carousel. Here's to longer days of sunshine for awhile with the time change. Wishing all a great Sunday.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I load all of my topics into the headline to remind myself of what I want to cover. What I have noticed for a long time now is that my body works in reverse of what I've read. Instead of being energized by exercise, I'm tired. I think I am doing too much. Instead of it curbing my appetite, I am famished. So be it. I'll figure it all out eventually. Maybe by the time I do, it'll be checkout time. (smiling)
Oh, yes, I understand the power of the mind in absorbing all of the positives we learn to do here at SP. All the wonderful platitudes are very helpful in shaping behavior and providing positive reinforcement. But what I have to be careful of is that topics here can trigger things for me - and not in a good way. For example, one sparkfriend wrote about Red Lobster. It used to be my favorite place since I'm addicted to seafood. Haven't been there in ages and hadn't intended to go. Lunch tomorrow? Meeting a friend at Red Lobster. Yes, I'll behave. But it really wasn't on my agenda except that I worked VERY hard this week with food and exercise, yet showed no loss. So, I'm on the see-saw with the "so what the ____!"
Yesterday or thereabouts, I blogged that I used to eat whenever I wanted to. Mid-morning I awoke absolutely famished and treated myself to a full meal. It was like I'd planted the seed in my sub-conscious. Of course, I reasoned that I've been working my tush off and no results, so I can rebel. You'd think that a big, mature woman like me (smiling) would not be a rebel at this point in the game.
I may just blame my lack of additional weight loss on a low thyroid. While doing SP last night, I was listening to a MD on a radio program who specializes in thyroid problems. But then, why would I have lost the 34, and then no more. If it was a thyroid problem, I doubt I would have lost to begin with.
While doing the SP site and the radio last night, I called into the station and won tickets to an event on Saturday. So that was fun.
Whew, this was a long blog, but I had to make this confession, absolve myself of my transgression of early overeating (and my future one of lunch tomorrow at Red Lobster), and get on with my day. All of this is an example of what happens when I put myself on a strict, restrictive program and call it a diet. It backfires. So, my friends, moderation in all things.
That's the end of this saga. Have a wonderful day and since I won't reread all this, hope there aren't typos or incoherent sentences. If so, I'll do better next time.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Oh how excited I was to get on the scale this morning after this first week of my new 3-month program.
I'm fighting disappointment today. Absolutely no change. Yes, I know, I know. But it's still soooooo frustrating.
Tempted to have popcorn at Crazy Heart later today. Makes me feel like "why bother?" But, of course, I know why bother.
Wishing all a wonderful day.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Okay, here goes yet another confession. Last year, around this time, I blogged about how excited I was to get a great deal on a new elliptical. Compact, sturdy, priced right, I didn't even know what an elliptical was, but I had read of all the benefits and decided to get with it.
When it arrived, I was jazzed. Until I got on it. Yikes! This is not for me, I lamented. Since then, it has been used infrequently and looking lonely at the end of my bed. Last week, when I put myself on this new 3-month program, it dawned on me. I suddenly saw it with new eyes and thought that maybe I would give it another try.
Why not pay attention to what SP advises about 10 minutes, I reasoned. That 10 minutes is fine and will be better than nothing. Okay, I can do that. So I made amends with my "new" elliptical and told it I would try, try again. One week later, I've added another 10 minutes, and we all can add. But that 20 minutes is a stellar accomplishment for me since the elliptical movement is not my favorite. However, I can feel the fat cells on what remains of my kangaroo pouch shrieking, "Oh no, don't tell me she's serious about this!" Yes, I think I have made friends (okay, acquaintances. not yet crossed the threshold of friendship yet.) with my elliptical. Hooray, hooray for me.
Wishing everyone a fun day. I'm off to Barnes & Noble to pick up SP CD with Coach Nicole.
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