Sunday, January 08, 2012
Went to see a movie yesterday - can you guess which one? The favorite theater has an age restricted balcony seating area (no one under 21) with full bar/restaurant service at your seat - dinner and a movie w/o a step!
Okay, so I thought I was prepared: I knew there were no diet friedly food options (they have some healthier options, but most have a bread component), and we'd just finished a late lunch. So instead, I ordered a club soda w a slice of orange and settled back to enjoy the movie.
Two+ hours later, the movie has ended, and I'm totally craving some really poor food options (sweet, salty, and fried). Since I was only halfway to my step goal for the day, I Ieft the theater and stopped by the local sporting goods store to check out the clearance racks - I'm just starting to fit into some of the XLs!
Well, as it turned out, I think I "walked" myself right out of the cravings over the next hour (distracted myself is more like it!). I think Ethan Hunt would have been proud of how I dodged a potential binge....
So where did the cravings come from anyway? I think it was a "habit" - go, have a drink, order dinner with another drink, mindlessly consume calories while watching movie, and maybe stop for something sweet on the way home.
Next time I head to this movie theater (and it is a luxury I allow myself), I think I'll bring my own pre-portioned, diet-friendly snack with me to ensure I'm not tempted and to hopefully start to build new healthy habits instead!
Friday, January 06, 2012
mo·ti·va·tion [moh-tuh-vey-shuhn] noun
1. the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way. Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus.
2. the state or condition of being motivated.
3. something that motivates; inducement; incentive: Clearly, the company's long-term motivation is profit.
Going to a meeting with people you haven't seen in a few months and having them notice you've lost weight......
I know I still have a long, long road ahead toward final goal, but it was real validation to note that all the hard work so far is noticeable - that's motivation that I'm on the right track and motivation to keep up the focus, eating plan, and exercise!
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Been fighting a bug (sinus?) since New Years Day, several flights and meetings later, I found myself in Atlanta with a ridiculous cough, a throat on fire, and sinuses that post-neti pot were "productive" again within 30 minutes.
Cheers to prescribers being available in many national pharmacies. I went in at 9am, no lines, had my scripts filled and was back to my meeting by 10am. NP listened to symptoms, what I had done for symptom management, BP and pulse were great, full ENT check and she asked Me what antibiotics I had a good history with since I'm allergic to penicillin.
Taking care of ourselves is more than just eating right - know when to say enough is enough and get into to see a healthcare professional. I've never been in and out of a prescriber office so quickly and won't hesitate to use these types of services again for "acute" illnesses.
Taking Care of Me! Are you?
Monday, January 02, 2012
A fabulous pair of high fashion leather boots by next fall - currently have to buy "big girl boots" so they can zip up over my calves....
And you can bet those boots will be made for walking - and strutting! Start walking boots!
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