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.
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.
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...
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...
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I ate 2 1/2 pieces of pizza last night. This is a good thing. It was family "pizza party" night. I stopped when there was plenty of pizza left. I had a sip of rootbeer, for the bubbly taste, then passed to husband. I am sure it helped that I exercised after work, and ate a delicious indian vegetable/dal medley as a post workout snack. I am feeling really great and hopeful. This is not nearly as hard and defeating as I thought it would be. I love healthy food. Its delicious. There are a lot of great ethnic foods out there that aren't salad or bags of mini carrots. Nothing wrong with salad, and i know raw food is supposed to be great for you. I just do better with warm, spiced, comforting food in winter...
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