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New Motivation to Get Healthy!

Monday, July 02, 2012

So this weekend has been full of some rather unhealthy choices, I went from a week of eating salads and fruits and vegetables to hot dogs, mac n cheese, potato salad, cake and candy, chinese food, etc... Not the healthiest of food choices i could have made and I paid for it today. I woke up this evening to go to work with a nasty case a heart burn and my stomach was churning like mad. I realized that I hadn't had any heartburn that I can recall all week! Now that's amazing because I sometimes suffer from frequent bouts of that discomfort. Now there is a motivation. Next time I'm thinking that downing a hot dog or two I'll ask my stomach if its up for some indigestion, if that idea does not appeal to me, maybe the hot dog wont either, well maybe a little anyway.

I also made a few decent choices this weekend. My sister and I went to the drive in and instead of hitting up the concession stand we decide to bring our own. We did share an order of crab rangoon (not the best I know but yum-o!) but we also brought some watermelon, rice cake and natural popcorn with olive oil instead of butter. Also spent Saturday running around with kids and flying kites (which is actually more exercise than one would think, especially when it keeps crashing to the ground.)

All in all not bad.

And I also just want to thank Jesus for the wonderful weekend of friends and family and laughter, and continue to ask Him to be in the center of what I am trying to do, of trying to get healthier. Help me Jesus not to let weight-loss and diet consume my thoughts, but to take it one day at time. I know that when I make You my focus Jesus, You take care of the rest, because that is how much You love me and You desire good things for my life and I believe that includes and healthier life. Thank You Jesus.

  
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MAMAJAHMAI 7/10/2012 12:29PM

    WTG!

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KNH771 7/6/2012 8:40PM

    Sounds like you're making continuous progress!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 7/2/2012 9:27AM

  Jesus will lead you to the healthiest you have ever been

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SHARPISTOL 7/2/2012 12:55AM

    Well, at least, you are not quitting and seem to have an answer. Let spiritual guidance guide you! You can't go wrong!

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I'm slightly embarrassed....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wake up Call!!!!!!!!! So got home from work today at about 9:00am ( I'm currently working C shift) and got on my workout clothes and decided that I was gonna move today, someway, somehow. I decided to take a break from walking (both my dog and I are hobbling about a bit since we've gotten quite unused to vigorous walking) and thought I would throw in a video and do a little strengthening exercises. I picked a 20 min basic Pilates video as a good easy start (or so I thought). Hoo Boy! I seriously underestimated the drill Sargent that is Pilates! Right at the beginning when she mentioned to roll up keeping me 'core' muscles pulled in I thought to myself "what muscles?" Somewhere along the way I traded any and all muscle tone for a life of sitting on the couch and eating ice cream (I admit seemed like a good trade in the moment). I couldn't help but laugh at myself. I'm starting at the bottom rung here people, but that means there is only one way to go and that is up, up, up. It's motivated me too. I am going to conquer this beast called "Pilates". I'm gonna keep trying till I can do a full rolling sit up from the floor without the aid of my hands! That's my goal! Lord give me strength and thank You Jesus!

  
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FLORENCEANN06 6/29/2012 12:46AM

    Good for you--deciding to workout and deciding to try something new. I like pilates, but they are tough. Good luck!

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CYCLINGSANDY 6/28/2012 3:41PM

    You can do it! I conquered it at age 55 and I am still going strong three years later.

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CHERRYBARBARA76 6/28/2012 11:01AM

  The roll up always scares me b/c they are so hard. But like you i will conquer it eventually. Thank you for your inspiration. Keep up the good work!!! Have a Blessed Day!!

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Today..

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I did it! I walked today. 2 days in a row now where I got off the couch and got moving. That seems to be the hardest aspect of living a healthier life, the exercise. I never feel as if i have the energy to do it, even though I know exercising and dropping all this extra weight will give me more energy. My goal is to take it one day at a time. So I did it today. I walked. My shins and thighs are aching in that way that tells you, you made an impact. And tomorrow, well tomorrow can worry about it own things.

  
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SHARPISTOL 6/28/2012 1:50AM

    emoticon Well, tomorrow I have faith that you will walk, again! lol That is awesome that you feel that you are off to a great start. Don't stop now!

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Today...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

So today I tried a new twist on an old recipe. Well as you all know summer is here. In NYS it is HOT! Sometimes I find it difficult to figure out what to eat on such hot summer days because the idea of playing around in the kitchen is appalling. Not to mention the thought of turning on an oven... i break out in a sweat just thinking about it. Some nice chilled watermelon and a fresh leafy salad are always summer greats but what if you want something with a little more substance. I decided today felt like a good day to whip up some chicken salad. With all that mayo and chicken it doesn't rate very high on the healthy eats list, but I had heard that a good substitute for the mayo we all love is non fat plain greek yogurt. I wasn't sure about this at first, yogurt to substitute mayo doesn't sound like a very convincing switch, but I thought why not try it. So I whipped up some chicken, greek yogurt, crushed pecans, finely diced celery and onion sprinkled with pepper and dill and voila! A lighter version of Chicken salad. I bought some 9 grain pita pockets to go along with it, plus some salad to stuff inside as well or maybe as a side to itself sounds like a healthy lunch. I haven't tried it yet but I'll let you know how it tastes. Looks pretty yum-o though!

Tried it and liked it! Greek yogurt to replace mayo - good idea!

  


No Excuses, No Guilt

Monday, June 18, 2012

Well I "fell off the wagon" so to speak this weekend. I'm not going to make excuses for myself, it is what it is. I made some bad choices, ate some deliciously unhealthy food and there is no taking it back now. I'm not going to go into the details of what I ate, I could have made better choices but I chose not to. I could easily start beating myself up about it and worrying about whether or not I ruined all that I had accomplished from the previous week of making lots of healthy choices, but you know what, I'm not really too worried. Sure I wish I had eaten healthier. I certainly feel better when I eat better and the cost for the immediate satisfaction I feel when I reach for that "feel good" unhealthy food is not feeling so good lateron. But tonight (I'm working overnight) I can make healthy choices, tomorrow is a new day with new chances, new choices, and new descisions. The bible tells us not to worry about yesterday, yesterday is gone. And not to worry about tomorrow for todays troubles are sufficent in themselves. Who knows what choices I'll make tomorrow, tonight I have enough choices to make, will I drink water or reach for a can of soda? Will I eat the yogurt and fruit I brought or will I raid the vending machine? You know what... I think tonight is going to be a good night.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matt 6:34

  
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KNH771 6/18/2012 6:39PM

    Each day is a fresh start!

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POETLKNG2LOSE 6/18/2012 12:06PM

    All of us make bad eating choices sometimes; you are not alone. We are not perfect either and yet some of us think we ought to be. I know I am one of them. I beat myself up forn screwing up my college assignments by not putting them in the right format or using the wrong one. You can do better the next day with God's help.

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NAYPOOIE 6/18/2012 10:50AM

    I guess I'm being disagreeable today.

Don't forget about yesterday. Remember what made you go off, and think about how to avoid it in the present. "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

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VHALKYRIE 6/18/2012 8:25AM

    I love your attitude! You're absolutely right. Yesterday is gone, forget about it. Whatever choices you made were not a mistake - they are something you learn from. In my life, I work for progress, not perfection. I strive to do just a little better than the last time. And over time, it leads me to where I want to be.

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