Thursday, October 10, 2013
I am ready to start to start the the Fall 5% Challenge. I have a new pair of sneakers and I have dusted off my exercise equipment. I have my water bottle ready to, heck I even went so far as to get a new sensor bar for my Wii!!! I have cleaned my house of all junk food and bought in freggies. I updated my page and I will update my numbers and take my measurements the first day of the challenge. I plan on exercising at least 5 days a week, I will vary my exercise. I will use my Gazelle, exercise bike and my Wii. I will also do ST at least twice a week. I will not follow any particular diet plan, I will eat healthy and stay in the calorie range that Spark People recommends for me. My daily plan and my tomorrow plan are pretty much the same, to track my fitness and food daily because this keeps me accountable and shows me where I am lacking or where I a strong. My tomorrow plan also
includes reaching out to my team mates and Spark friends when I need help or encouragement.
I want to do these things and to lose weight to improve my health. I know that if I don't lose the weight and change my lifestyle me COPD will progress more quickly. I also wouldn't mind looking good in a beautiful dress I have, it fits but it is a little tight, I want to rock it. I figure if I wasn't carrying this extra weight I would have more energy and be able to accomplish more during my day. In order to lose my weight I must stay away from my trigger foods. My main trigger food is ice cream, if it is anywhere near me I will eat it so I must keep it out of the house. Cookies are something else I must keep out of the house.
While these are my big trigger foods any food can be a trigger food for me if I am stressed or sad. Loneliness and anger can also trigger a feeding frenzy. Lately loneliness seems to be my biggest trigger. I will call a friend or skype with my oldest DD when I am feeling lonely,this will keep me from reaching for food when I actually want human contact. I will do yoga or Tai chi when I am feeling stressed. When anger is the problem I will punch my slam man .
I feel my diet and exercise plans before this have failed for a few reasons, one being I have an all or nothing attitude, on slip and I am berating myself. This causes me to feel worthless and then I slack off. This is where I am going to rely on my teammates and Spark friends. I will reach out for support and advice instead of beating myself up. I also have to stop putting everyone elses needs and schedules before myself. I have to say no this is my time to take care of myself. I am also not responsible for all my family's problems and am therefore not responsible for solving all of them. This means I will now say I am sorry you are having this problem let me know how you solved it. I need to take care of me.........I am worth it.
GO TEDDY BEARS!!!!!!!!!!