Tuesday, September 06, 2011
This journey is so much more than a competition with the scale, but it sure is nice when you are on the winning end of that competition. My battle scar has kept me from doing a few of the everday activities I have been doing, but I am not going to let it stop me dead in my tracks. I think I have found the key to my calorie intake dilema. I was kind of over/under and back and forth for a week or so, but I have found that if I make three meals at nearly the same calorie value, and have fruits/veggies/grains and a little protein at each meal, I am doing pretty good. I stay satisfied and never feel too hungry or cheated. I am still a little frutstrated at night, right around 4th meal time, but I am now just going to bed earlier. Instead of staying up till 1am, I am laying down around 9:30, right about the time I used to start eating till I dropped. It has been a little bit of a struggle to get myself to fall asleep without food to make me pass out. But I am noticing once I do go to sleep, I sleep really well, all night, and have been having good dreams for the first time in a long time. So, for today all seems well in the world. Almost makes up for the fact that my poor mans Wii fit I bought yesterday at Goodwill didn't come with a power cord! I'm not letting that stop me, I'm calling the company and attempting to get a replacement cord, I'm sure I can get one. Well beautiful people, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I enjoyed mine very much. Not really ready to say good bye to summer yet, but I have a feeling this winter is not going to get the best of me this year. I think with all of my newfound activities and overall peace in life, I will make this the best winter ever! Have a blessed day, and don't ever give up, this is the path less traveled, and it will make all the difference.
Monday, September 05, 2011
I picked up a basket full of goodies at Goodwill today for $24.00!! I can't believe it. Cute fairy town for my niece, seeds and pots for my sister in law, a really neato Redwoods inspired, handmade vase for my brother, beautiful painting for my dining room, and baby clothes for my new niece/nephew that will be here in a few weeks. ALSO I picked up this poor man's version of Wii fit, it has yoga, cardio, strength, walking, long jump, dance, bowling, fishing and more. I can't wait to try it out. As soon as my hubby's movie is over it's on!!! The coolest part, I only paid five bucks for it!!! If it works, I got the score of a lifetime!!
Sunday, September 04, 2011
On my second bike ride of the day today, this is what happened when I tried to come up onto a curb:
Do you think I was embarrased? Nope, I just kept going, finished my ride, cleaned up, and realized this might be the first of many little bumps on this new road. You know, I'm kind of proud for some reason ;)! I think it hurt my husband more than me!
Sunday, September 04, 2011
I am officially part of a new society, the Morning Exercise Society, or MES as I fondly call us. I am starting to notice a kind of commeraderie feeling on the streets, early in the morning as everyone out is walking, running, or riding around the neighborhood. Maybe it's just me, but I do sense a more friendly, "hi, howya doing" kind of spirit out there. It sure beats the "get out of my way" one I usually feel in the stores around town. I know my newfound zest for life is coloring everything in my life rosy, but this is quite a nice group to be a part of. Didn't make my six mile mark today, I think I could have done it, but I was too busy enjoying my ride to really focus on pushing for distance. I didn't really know how far I rode until I got home, it was only .2 miles longer than my usual route, but that's OK, it was a really beautiful way to start my day. Found some killer good looking recipes on here last night, can't wait to try. One was a chicken enchilada casserole and another honey mustard chicken, both by Chef Meg, I love that lady. One of my fast break goals is to try a new recipe once a week, so I think I have a good idea which direction to head in this week. I also made it to stage two of this program. I had kind of forgot that there were stages!! I know that sounds funny, I was just so focused on my little daily goals that I spaced it. But I guess I am on stage two now. Pretty cool, because I am definitely wanting to get more detailed info on nutritionally balanced meals, and appropriate levels of exercise for my size. I try some things, like the videos on here and they are just too advanced for me, but I get bored of doing the same thing everday, so I need variety to keep me happy. OK luvies, hope your weekend is going splendidly.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
OK, how, why, what? I don't know, BUT it seems that SP is rubbing off on my husband?!?! So you all don't know my husband, and I won't go into detail, but let's just say healhty motivation doesn't flow through his veins naturally! He works hard, he is truck driver and when he comes home he really likes to relax. I have been asking him to exercise and eat better for about 6 years now, and somehow we have managed to avoid both. WELLLL, yesterday I asked him if he wanted to eat what I was eating for breakfast, cottage cheese, whole wheat toast, grapefruit and orange juice. He said yes!! OK that was pretty awesome, because a normal breakfast for him will consist of something sugary, sweet and lots of it. So that was yesterday, then today when I got home from work he had the laundry done, bills paid, went to the bank, ran and emptied the dishwasher, mopped the kitchen floor, made the bed and vacumed??? What?? Who is this? Where did my husband go and who is this imposter?! OK, I am obviously shocked. Stupified is a better description for what I am going through right now. I guess listening to me talk about all of my goals and watching me make little changes has sparked something in him. I have begged and pleaded for years for this kind of help around the house. If this is what the future is going to look like........sign me up!! I think I can handle this!!
Get An Email Alert Each Time SOULFISH80 Posts