Sunday, January 01, 2012
I'm not making any resolutions this year. I'm just going to try to stay focused on the things that make me a happier human being; such as:
*Making time for family and friends. When I die, no one will remember what I did at work or the things I had. They'll only remember the good times we spent together.
*Letting worries go. So much time and energy wasted on worrying about the what ifs. Let go of the things that you are not in control of anyways.
* Trying to eat healthy. My body feels so much better when I feed it right, but there's still a little wiggle room for a taste or two of an indulgence. When I bite into a treat, if it's not worth the calories, I just spit it out, but if it's worth it I savor every bite.
*Taking Lucy for long walks. My pup is pure joy on a walk, although she's not always perfect. Her ears fly, her tongue lolls out, and her dog smile says it all. Even on cold days, her enthusiasm is catching. :-)
*Being active. I have realized that I am so much more fulfilled when I turn the T.V. off and live my own life. Quit living through the people on T.V. Reality is so much better! Go hiking, ice skating, sledding, do some gardening, have a snowball fight, play some lazer tag, jump on a trampoline, or etc. I've quit caring about how other people view me and it's so liberating! I no longer feel 47! I'm also no longer wasting the gift of time. If you don't use it, you'll lose it...
*Make sure to spend time everyday for a conversation or laugh with the ones you love, but make sure you listen with 100% of your attention. I never realized that really listening takes effort, but it's worth it! It makes people want to talk and stay in touch with you.
I hope everyone has a healthy, happy new year spent on the things that make them a happier human being!
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Since school started, I've hit a weight loss plateau. My job as a teacher is fulfilling, but sucks away all of my time. I work all day, and grade, do paperwork, and do data entry all evening. I have only been exercising on Saturdays and Sundays. This, I feel, is the reason for my plateau. Since my diet has been good and I'm still not losing weight, I've decided to try Medifast. Both my brother and sister-in-law have lost at least 40 pounds each in the last 2 1/2 months by following Medifast. We'll see how it works for me. So far, so good. I have been doing this new plan since Friday and I haven't been hungry at all. Wish me luck...
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I think I'm part bear . . . all I want to do is eat carb rich food and sleep. I do great all spring and summer, then really struggle to make good choices this time of year. I wish I could live someplace warm so I would have more reason to get my butt out from under a blanket, off the couch, and moving. Help!
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Candy, apple pies, sugar cookies, pumpkin rolls...oh, how do I resist you!!! First, there's Halloween and all the mini chocolate treats calling my name. Next comes Thanksgiving with its bounty, and then Christmas with all its baking. This time of year is SOOO hard! I am trying to be good, although I am making more bad choices than ever. It's time to muster up every bit of willpower I have. I do not want to quickly gain back all those hard lost pounds!
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