Thursday, August 11, 2011
Camp Pride is the name we gave our summer camp program at the Y.
It's about being in a group, together, like a pride of animals.
Next week is the last week.
I will be ending my career with children.
Well... actually I have learned that I never seem to be finished working with kids.
I fully expect that I will be doing some sort of pediatric nursing.
But camp isn't really what I wanted to blog about.
Pride (the other kind) is.
I am proud of the choices I made today.
I was more "hands-off" with my staff this morning. I wanted to let them really shine and do what they have learned this summer. And they did really well.
Then, I worked out.
I went back to the body sculpting class I took on Monday.
I have actually been really sore from from the first one, and had to really convince myself to do the Thursday class. But, I enlisted the help of my co-worker by asking her if she would take it with me. She did! We had a blast.
Every time I have been confronted with food today, I have felt like falling into bad habits.
But I forced myself to make good choices.
I really loved my dinner. (pasta)
I could have eaten the whole amount that I made, but I held back.
I used some advice (from CAALAN23) to "take a minute" and see if I was still hungry. You can read her blog here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
Well, I wasn't hungry after that "few" minutes.
I logged everything into SP. And boy was I glad I didn't eat the whole amount prepared!
I made a 2oz portion of noodles (which was the serving size according to the package) and I full-well knew it had nearly 200 calories, but I didn't think to add in all the little bits and pieces calories that comprised the entire dish. (with my glass of 1%milk-it was over 500 calories).
*Phew* Dodged a bullet there.
I really should have done that yesterday at Friday's. But then I do not believe in "should". The past is the past. And looky there-I did learn. I did make a better choice today!
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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Best Non-Scale Victory...
I would have to pick: Loving My Body, as it is, from a journey that began One Part At A Time.
I started this pet project a while ago.
I met really cool people who joined me.
We picked a part each week to love on, pamper, admire, or at least come to some kind of greater appreciation for.
It worked for me.
I really like myself better than I ever have before.
I do not hate on myself anywhere near as much as before.
I accept myself so much more as I am, in the moment, with an understanding that the thoughts/moments will change.
Loving myself for who I am right NOW is definitely my greatest victory!
But that doesn't mean I don't want to tweak a few things here or there...
Monday, August 08, 2011
My co-worker, who missed me very much while I was on vacation, decided to surprise me with a McDonald's Frappe Mocha this morning.
Bless her heart.
I drank half and had to give the rest away.
Why did I drink any???
I just couldn't hurt her feelings.
I did go to a body sculpting class after the am shift. 45 minutes of weight work. I am already sore. What am I going to do about that???
Seriously, I do not know when to say when.
I feel like I push myself too enthusiastically.
But then, I did leave the class when I could take no more. (shaking arms even without weights in them might be a clue)
I did as much as I could--and it was more than I do at home. I feel good about that.
And, I did only drink half the frappe. And, I made her promise to work out with me this week. (she committed to Thursday)
I guess all is not lost.
I guess I am learning.
I will take that. And I will be proud.
*I will never drink ice cream in the am again! My stomach is hating me right now. Healthy, yummy, lunch--here I come!
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Props to me. (clappping)
I had a lovely time on vaca, but decided to really start working hard on this re-shaping my body.
(here's where the props come in) I got home, went to the grocery store and bought tons of veggies, fruit and whole grains. I pulled out the lean meats to thaw from the freezer. I am now ready to tackle this week--well within my range. And, I have the Y's class schedule and I am going to take one everyday this week.
Oh yeah! It's ON!
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