Saturday, September 29, 2007
WooHoo! It happened yesterday, just the thing that each of us are working towards! Someone that knows you, but does not know about this wonderful journey that you are on, noticing that you have lost some weight! It was an awesome feeling. It definetly makes all the hard work worth it, and for me, keeps me motivated to keep moving in the right direction.
Friday, September 28, 2007
I have been thinking about what to write for most of the day. I have gone and read a couple of people's blogs to get an idea of what to write about today, and nothing important, or interesting has come to mind. I have been starring at a blank page for about 15 min now. I cannot think of anything to talk about today. It is just one of those days. Kind of a lazy day. It's Friday!! But by my work schedule it is only Thursday. I have to work tomorrow. Ok done rambling, have a good day.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Clutter--One of the challenges that I am doing today is to de-clutter something. It is so amazing how quickly clutter accumulates. We moved back into our house in May, after it was completely remodeled, and had no clutter for about a week. Now, everywhere I look, clutter has seemed to accumulate. No matter how hard I try to keep the clutter away, the clutter accumulates. Now, because I have a 3rd grader, who is bringing home a lot of paper on a daily basis, it has increased. She does not want me to throw any of her papers away. So, usually about once a week, while she is sleeping, I will go through the pile of papers, and through away most of them. And of course, she does not miss them.
One of the things that I did while we were remodeling was to get a really nice cabinet that has a drawer and a garbage can, and put it by the front door. This has eliminated the mail piling up on the kitchen table, like it used to, but now the drawer is full, and the clutter is moving to the top of the cabinet! Most of that is my fault, since I have yet to get the filing cabinet set up, so most of the mail that needs to be filed, is still in the drawer.
As it has been so beautiful out, I'd rather spend my days off with my son out doing things. So I keep putting off the tasks that need to be done in order to clear the clutter. I would rather do that on a rainy day or on a day when it is much colder, and we would rather be inside then outside. So for now, I guess I will live with the clutter and enjoy the time outside with my children.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I lost 3 lbs this week, which brings me to a total of 25.5 pounds since I started this journey 70 days ago. When I think back over the last 70 days, I realize that because I am doing this as a lifestyle change as opposed to a diet, I am able to stay on track. I don't get mad at myself if I miss a day of walking, or if I have a treat that is not entirely good for me. This is the way that I want to eat for the rest of my life! I don't want to give up everything that I like, because it is bad for me. At the same time, I know that I cannot continue to eat everything and anything that I want, the way that I used to. I am going to enjoy food, and not make it the enemy, because by giving food that kind of power, it just makes me weak.
The journey so far has been a pretty good one for me. I have given up drinking soda, but have replaced it with water and occassionaly some iced tea. I have not been real good with my diet, but on the whole, I am eating a lot better than I have in a long time. I think that the biggest thing that has helped me so far, is actually moving a lot more. Since I sit at a desk for 10 hours 4 days a week, I make sure that when I get home from work, that I pop in one of my walking tapes and just move. Also, I have joined in on some challenges that the teams that I belong too, which gets me moving even more.
I am so glad that I found this site. I could do this myself, but having support of the people that I met here definetly helps!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Wow, it is getting to be the end of Sept already! It is so hard to believe that the end of the year is so near. The leaves are starting to turn colors, and the days have been beautiful, and the nights chilly. I love this time of year. It is my favorite. This whole last week has been so beautiful here in central PA. I have taken the kids to the playground a couple of times, went camping, and took a lot of walks outside. I really need to start helping the kids figure out what they are going to do for Halloween. They have not even told me what they want to dress up as this year. We really need to get started on that! Then the big holidays will be close behind. Thanksgiving, oh my, I am going to have to be really good! Especially when there is so much good food around. I will probably take an extra walk that day, then head to bed because I have to work overnight, then after I get off work, I will head to the malls for Black Friday shopping! Then of course comes the rush towards Christmas, with the parties, cookies and all the other goodies that come around that time of year!
As you can see, I am thinking ahead, because I really need to, so that I will be ready to stay on this healthy journey as the holidays get closer. Right now, I think that I will be ok, because I am getting very used to the choices that I am making, knowing that even if I do have a cookie or two, or any other treat, it is not going to "blow" anything, because this lifestyle has room in it for an occassional treat. I am very happy right now with myself and the choices that I am making to lose weight and get healthier!!
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