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Sleeping is elusive

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sleeping through the night is something I rarely am able to do. There are lists of do's and don'ts about getting to sleep and staying asleep, and I follow them all. But sleeping through the night is still a desire not a reality. The thoughts race through my mind which keep me from falling back asleep when I wake up in the middle of the night. I worry about the future, my daughter, my husband, the economy, things I have done in the past, being old and being alone. I am starting on a concerted effort to sleep better. Falling asleep is no problem, staying asleep is the issue. My first goal is to sleep for 5 hours each night. Then to extend the time a small amount each night. Sleeping is important and I feel my concentration slipping when I haven't had enough sleep.

  


OUT TO DINNER

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Went out to dinner last night and didn't do too badly. One piece of bread and let H have the salad with dressing. I had chicken instead of steak but I did eat it all. Then we had ice cream. It doesn't really appeal to me but it looks very standoffish if I don't have some. The weight wasn't too bad today and I plan to make good choices today.

Tomorrow Monday, I want to do a 10 minute interval early in the morning. Hope I choose to do it.
Today is a sunny day

  


Another day another ounce

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The number on the scale is coming down slowly. That is good, but it is disheartening to look at all of the effort needed to get the number on the scale to move even a half pound. Everywhere I go there is food I would like to eat. But I remind myself that healthy is really the best way and this is going to help be stay in good shape. It would be so easy to give in and some times it takes all my mental strength to turn away. I remind myself this is my choice and it is what I want. Think I'll go have another piece of celery.

  


Motivation for continuing on

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My motivation will be as strong as the amount of effort I am willing to put into making my own choices (regardless of what they might be) with conscious awareness. My motivation to stay on course falters when I feel helpless against my own urges, and desires, or a victim of circumstances beyond my control.

If I focus on the small, positive changes I make in my diet and in my capacity to exercise, life will became easier and more rewarding and I will feel more positive about my choices.

I reworked these sentiments from a Sparks motivation article, because they really express how i feel and how I see this process of change.

  


BBQ's are difficult

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Life events throw food at you which is usually hard to resist. Potato salad and brownies at a BBQ are really difficult because I love them both. Right now the goal is to get the weight down which means saying no. Also, I need to get better at no responding in the usual manner. Changing habits is always a long term process but done one small brownie at a time.

Today was ok, because I was prepared. Had eaten something before I went and had vegies when I came back. Some situations will not be as easy, need to think of plans for those times.

  


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