Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This week started off badly!
I have such a difficult time figuring out what to do about eating when we are out Sunday night and Wed. night. I´ve tried taking something to snack on - but I feel so uncomfortable eating in front of others, and worse sneaking off to eat in a corner! So I´ve resorted to eating at 5:15 even when not hungry! This Sunday, I ate before we left, but became terribly hungry before we returned! Because I felt so hungry I had to eat something before bed - at like 10:30! NOT GOOD! It took 3 whole hours to fall asleep!
Consequently, I only slept 4 hours!! NOT GOOD! Gratefully the group has decided that in two weeks we will begin meeting at 7 p.m. instead of 6. I am sure that will help me.
Then, hubby and I had some disagreeable moments throughout the day - not because of my sleepiness, but I know I woulda been in better control of my reactions IF I´d slept better. The rest of the day, I felt so down about it. So many differences.
Today started off much better and I am relieved. Last night, I slept great for 7 hours straight. Got up and exercised right away. Had breakfast, then, Behold! I put away the Christmas tree and decorations! Wow! Talk about procrastination! This time, I waited a whole lot longer than any other year. The kids only left last Tuesday so I think I have a good excuse.
I´m relieved it´s done - and I won´t feel guilty about anymore.
We had the most refreshing, delightful rainfall for the last 6 1/2 hours. It came down hard for over an hour and now we have puddles in a couple of rooms. How I love the rain! I think I´ll accomplish a lot today.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The kids left last night and have two full days of travel to get to son´s house. Daughter will be there for a couple days, then travel to her new place. It was so great having them home! We did lots of things together and had some deep conversations. I veered off only one day by overdoing the cal. intake and had a couple of low exercise days. Overall, I did great!
Today, for sticking with my goals, I rewarded myself by throwing away my everyday house shoes - they are in rough shape! I pulled out a newer pair that have been waiting for THIS SPECIAL DAY!
Our hard drive finally gave out on the 31st, so I didn´t have the SP support I know I need. We have a new improved one now. I´ll be spending the remainder of the week trying to catch-up AGAIN! Seems like half my life is spent in playing catch-up.
It happens everytime we travel and then when emergencies or special events occur. I really dislike this, but at this point just can´t figure out how to avoid it. I have been thinking about it and realize that many of the new things I´ve implemented in my life and attitude are helping me to improve my focus. With THAT I know things will improve, over time.
Monday, January 29, 2007
With Jan´s (NEZAB24) suggestion and encouragement, I´m adding my comments to my blog about today´s Healthy Reflection. Thx, Jan!
"I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast." - Evelyn Ashford, American athlete
"Endurance and setting a healthy pace are keys to long term success."
I am not a jogger or a runner, yet. But I am persistent and determined to stick with SparkPeople.
My pace is slow and I´m losing weight and inches slowly. My exercise is not intense and I have only missed one day of exercise since June. My cardio is not up to where it should be, yet I AM doing it consistently. I´m only losing an average of 2.4 lbs a month and I´m NOT a model of excellence, but I AM losing consistently and I AM not gaining it back (except a little over the holidays!).
Some days I feel the wind in my hair, and I imagine myself reaching all of my goals - on top o´ the world, thin, successful at everything I decide to do, a kindof standing ovation from the crowds around me!
Some days I can only hear the cheering from my heart when I look into the mirror and smile at myself knowing that I´m doing what I´ve needed to do all of my adult life - take care of MY health, make MY OWN decisions based on my goals and based on what I know to be right, and be ME! It´s on THOSE days I gratefully find encouragement from SparkPeople Friends to continue being consistent.
Monday, January 29, 2007
January is almost over - already. I´ve been so busy, yet, have found plenty of rest time and spent it with daughter and hubby. Yesterday was hubby´s 56th bday and I had decided to gift him with some surprises - (1) I let folks at church know his preferences and they presented him with 3 cases od his fave Diet Coke! (2) I bought pizzas and Fanta to serve to everyone last night. They were so-o-o excited and hubby even thanked me with a twinkle in his eyes! I was most grateful for helping hands of daughter and a friend.
Been thinkin´ about how bad I am at administrating people - don´t know how to get cooperative, happy help when needed. I was told in Nov. ´07 that it looked like I became angry because others won´t do what I want. I objected to it then and I object to the idea now. I do get upset when others do not cooperate. It frustrates me that during planned activities, others do not give a helping hand. I´ve experienced it so many times over my adult life. most of the time I just keep up my own pace and end up doing the work by myself.
After reading "Now, Discover Your Strengths" by Buckinham & Clifton, I plan to focus on my strengths rather than continue to feel disappointed and challenged by my weak areas. I am not weak in those areas by choice and, although I´ve tried to improve in those areas, it just doesn´t seem to be in my nature. So, as the authors stressed, why not focus on what I am good at doing?
Sunday, January 21, 2007
We got back Wed. eve and it´s taking me awhile to get back into things. Doing some sewing for daughter - I´ll be busy with those things for the week, at least. I love to sew and enjoy doing things with and for her. We´ve got lots in common and have laughed bunches!
Our trip was great and, although I really didn´t want to go, I am glad I did. The days with colleagues had some positive aspects and I am grateful for the encouragement they give me. I continue to be amazed that once I´m outside of the immediate work environment, I find so much freedom to be ME! I trully enjoyed interaction in the relaxed setting, esp. since we had no polemic issues to cover.
I want to list some of the encouragement I rec´d -
~I shared about SP with a small group of women as we did water aerobics together. I did not intend to share just yet, but couldn´t contain it any longer!!
~I was able to encourage a colleague who was ill by doing a bit of reflexogy which increased her breathing capacity.
~I was complimented publicly by one colleague for encouragement in regard to grief that I´ve given through emails.
~Several women shared heart-to-heart as we took long morning walks.
~One young man opened his heart about recent self-discovery in relation to "inherited" family misorientation which he´d been inflicting on his wife and children (anger, etc.). He´s been passionately incorporating his discoveries in his teaching to help others (esp. men) in their relationships.
~One colleague complimented me on my maturity in dealing with difficult situations.
~I got to play table games with colleagues and see them in a different light than usual.
~Another colleague asked me to proofread a booklet she´s writing. I love doing that kind of work and have done this several times in the past.
~A school teacher told me that she´s planning her retirement in just over a year and will be helping some teachers where possible in similar ways that I have helped her over the years.
~A dear friend who has battled with cancer for over 10 yrs, let me share my heart with her. She gave me some ideas for interpersonal coaching and even knocked down a big lie that I was believing! Phew! I needed that!
I was able to stick to my eating plan pretty much, exercised almost every day, and enjoyed some relaxation. I got home to find that I´d not gained much and within a week I should be right on where I was when I left. One of the main reasons that I don´t like to leave home is that I can´t control the food served and so cannot always get the amts I need to maintain the eating plan. It simply means that it will add more days to the BIG DAY when I reach my weightloss goals.
Otherwise, I did great and I have learned to make wiser choices in regard to getting more exercise. It is all about healthier choices and I know that!
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