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Staying positive?

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Having a hard time staying positive in the January cold. 55 more days to the spring solstice. Seems like a very long time just now. I think I will try to prepare for gym visits by washing workout clothes, packing gym bag, writing workouts in my calendar for the week. I think working out would really help my funk. Eating is going very well! also sleeping, taking vitamins, journaling, and...falling behind on housework and having trouble shaking the winter blahs...Right, will have a glass of red wine with my husband on this cold winter night and try to enlist support

  
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MCFITZ2 1/25/2014 9:27PM

    Winter does seem very very long. I will sleep in my workout clothes tonight (Not sneakers) that way no excuses on hitting the gym tomorrow.

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Exercise, you are gone but not forgotten

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I have kept up healthy eating habits for the most part. Not perfect, but generally balanced and healthy, only snacking after dinner a little bit.

Exercise, oh where has it gone, it started with a frustration over driving in ice and snow, for days in a row, and some work stress got thrown in there, and my husbands hours got incredibly long for a week, and I was happy to watch the kids and cook warming things and take warming baths, and before I knew it exercise seemed like a strange unpleasant idea. Boo. 3 weeks since I worked out. meh. boo.

Why is something that makes me feel so very happy, confident, energized, calm, improves my sleep, I could go on and on...so difficult? The eating thing is way easier for me. Working on it.

  
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LHLADY517 2/18/2013 12:32AM

    Try scheduling short bursts of exercise throughout your day. Write them in.

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Brownies aren't that good...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

okay, maybe that sounds annoying. But I've been "giving in" to some cravings...for donuts, brownies, gooey-sugary things to comfort self in this frigid temperature, and I have been disappointed every time. and I don't sleep good. and I feel crappy in the morning. The licorice I had at a recent movie even fell below my expectations. I still like sweets. But frozen yogurt, apple raspberry crumble, a few bites very dark chocolate...taste and feel way better. I'm so amazed that I'm not "faking" this nutrition stuff its all really happening. Exercise...taking longer to kick in. Trying to be patient and celebrate successes.

  
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PDSLIM 2/1/2013 10:15AM

    My favorite healthy snack - greek yogurt with pure cocoa.

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CINERICIA 2/1/2013 7:49AM

    I wish I could say the same. Sure, I notice a difference in how I feel after I indulge in a sweet baked good, but I still think they taste heavenly.

Congrats on the changes in your diet. That's a huge set toward your ultimate success. And--as has been said--the exercise piece will come with time. It just takes longer to convince your body that it really would rather go for a run or a bike ride than sit on the recliner.

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JULESJET 1/31/2013 10:50PM

    At least you are realizing that it doesn't taste good to you anymore!
Congratulations on that!

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JAMBABY0 1/31/2013 9:01PM

    keep working at it, it will get easier

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MYBULLDOGS 1/31/2013 8:59PM

    I threw all the junk food out of the house.

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Got on scale and didn't melt, cry, or hate self

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I've been so afraid of the scale because in the past it was my mean-coach, hate-fueler, always measuring how much further I had to go instead of how far I had come...I would find someone (someone else, not me, a model, an actress, a petite friend) with an ideal number and then just see that when I stepped on the scale. Sadly I thought this was "motivation". Yes, motivation to hate myself more...

So I got on the scale, I've lost a little weight, and that's great. and I'm ok with not weighing myself for another month. My clothes having extra room is a way-more-fun measure than having a stare down with the scale...focusing on liking self and enjoying things in the middle of the grey cold that is MN in January...

  
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CINERICIA 1/20/2013 8:32AM

    MN in January and MI in January are very similar. Grey, grey, and more grey with a dash of white thrown in for variety.

The scale has never been my friend. I'm struggling to get to a place where I can enjoy other markers of success. Thanks for the reminder.

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JENNIK2 1/19/2013 9:28PM

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FOXENSFANCY 1/19/2013 6:53PM

    awesome attitude change!
and awesome that your clothes are fitting better too :D

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SNS1968 1/19/2013 10:13AM

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Craving indian, sweet potatoes, and apple rasberry crumble...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Instead of pizza, ice cream, peanut butter out of the jar...I am eating differently and the further I go, the weirder (grosser) my old favorite foods start to taste and even sound to me. I enjoy my individual dark chocolate sea salt caramels infinitley more than my old stand by's (Haagen Daz Caramel Truffle 1/2 pint, piles of corn chips, saltines and whatever on top ). Not depriving myself, at all. Last night was friday night so after an awesome indian curry/dal and s.p. fries, I had caramels listed above and lemon sorbet with a lime mineral water. I am enjoying the food so much! What a great surprise. Its so enjoyable when I am not weighing every bite and counting every calorie but actually eating better to feel better! Im even getting interested in Ethnic cooking...

  
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LULUBELLE65 1/20/2013 2:44PM

    Indian food is not terribly hard to make, but it tends to be time consuming and can often be quite calorie-laden even if it is vegetarian. When I went to India for the first time, I realized that the food we order from restaurants in the States and UK is basically celebration food, and a typical Indian family would not sit down to the amount of meat that we consider normal. (or any meat at all frequently). There are tons of great vegetable dishes though, and eating your way though all of the styles of Indian cooking would take a lifetime!


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OPTIMIST1948 1/20/2013 1:34PM

    I'm starting to develop a sensitivity to salt - so Chocolate Caramel = good, but no salt for me. Still - your dal sounds tasty!

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CINERICIA 1/20/2013 8:30AM

    Mmmm...dark chocolate sea salt caramels are definitely a favorite.

It's nice to hear your healthy attitude toward food. It isn't the enemy; it should be enjoyed. Good for you.

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LHLADY517 1/19/2013 2:36PM

    Now I'm wanting some good Indian food. I must learn to make my own.

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