LOL!!! I'm not going to make it by Jan. 1. I was just looking over my Spark Goals and it is not going to happen!
*I did lose weight this year, but have slowly gained it back since June.
*I haven't run a Half Marathon yet and am nowhere near one. I did run a 10K in July, but wouldn't be able to today.
*I am trying to eat healthier, but have indulged in sweets this month big time!
Oh well, I can't give up. There is nothing I can do but keep moving forward. Maybe I will reach my goals in 2013! They are not unrealistic. I just need to get back on track...
***The BEST NEWS is that I am a grandma for the first time!!! Welcome to 3 month old RJ!
We had a teacher holiday potluck last night. Lots of candles, trees, and food in our apt. building hallway. It is in the 80's now in the desert and cool.. .I ate small portions of the food and desserts.
I can run outside now in the cool weather around our compound in Saudi Arabia. There is even a breeze!
I have my first grandchild this Xmas. He is almost 3 months old!
My son got an extra part time job teaching film classes! He has a new baby and it will pay for daycare.
I am slowly making new friends. My job is settling down.
My husband and I are healthy. We will meet our daughter for the hoidays.
I am grateful for my life at this moment and am trying to enjoy each day!
And it is hard! Once I start eating sweets, then it is a slippery slope. Last night we went to an International Food Festival. I tried to pace myself all day. It was a day full of temptation! After a small lunch, I only had small bite size portions of food at the after school Baby Shower. The carrot cake looked so good, but I resisted! At dinner, I tried small portions of a lot of exotic dishes. I felt OK about my food intake.
This morning I started right by running outside for 30 minutes. Now I am off for a morning coffee and croissant with my husband. The holidays are tough to keep on track, but I am trying! What works for you???
I am teaching in a Muslim country with more food temptations than the U.S. Everything revolves around food...and I am gaining weight! Help!!! I am still running, but not as much due to the heat and humidity. I need to get control of my eating.
I have come this far and have been really good about eating healthy food and running every other day. I can't lose control now...
However yesterday there were two birthday celebrations at school and I was given two pieces of chocolate cake and I ate them! Next week at school is a cookie exchange, a potluck dinner, a holiday lunch, and an after school gift exchange with food. Then I tutor after school and they put desserts in front of me. I tell them I am full and can't eat, and they insist. Serving food in the Middle East is a custom and I am impolite if I don't eat it! 'Tis the season to indulge worldwide. Enjoy your holidays and send me some of your self control tips!!!