Monday, August 16, 2010
I never win anything! But, I did this morning. I think I am getting one of those, you know, those subliminal messages from SparkPeople. "You have not been exercising enough!!" So, that SparkPoints Wheel stopped at the Fitness DVD just for me! YOO HOO!!
When I was in High School on the radio there were contests to identify songs. I remember winning a pair of earrings once that I gave to my Mother. And, that's about the extent of my winnings. But, someone told me once that you have to enter contests in order to win. Well, maybe that is why i don't win.
And, I do not drink enough water. I have occasional headaches and my son tells me that is because i do not drink water - well, i drink about 2 - 3 glasses a day, but that is not enough. The article I read this morning suggested starting out with 1 glass today and adding another one each day this week. OK - I will try that and report back. Now that it is in black and white, will have to do!!!
I drink 1 cup of coffee in the morning and then 2 -3 glasses of water during the day. Then sometimes before bed will have another cup of coffee. And that is the extent of my fluids during the day. No wonder I tend to retain fluid. I want to blame the heat - and I know that contributes to it - but drinking more water would certainly make a difference.
So, my plan for the week is to drink more water!!!
ONE GLASS OF WATER
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I continue to struggle with my relationship with my children. Yesterday evening went to a Bible study at church and was able to share with this group of wonderful, caring friends. They are so supportive - not judgmental and not full of advice.
Recently have been so tired again - I have arthritis - and when I am still for more than an hour, I hurt..... so do not sleep very long at a time......am up about every 2 hours and just walk around a bit. Then another "nap". But, I do find that I feel better when I exercise more. But, my "excuse" is that I am too tired to exercise. And so goes the vicious circle.
But when I exercise more consistently I do sleep better and am better able to cope with the family God had placed me in. I do love each of my children - they are each so individual and have such loving, caring hearts. But, also, they each have their issues with life. Don't we all!!!! And, my heart aches for each one.
So, my resolve is to get with the program and made a few commitments that will help me to be a better person - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have done this a number of times, but there are a couple more things I will do that I think will get me over the "hurdle" and into the life that God has for me.
I have read many of the things that SparkPeople have done to motivate them and they sound so good. But, I just read them and think 'What a great idea!!" and then go on as I always had, thinking about it and doing what I have always done - which a lot of the time is not much!!
The first thing I am going to do is a collage - have started one, but did not finish.
That is where I will start this week. Today is Wed. so will have time to do by the end of the week.
And, now it is time to get off this computer and get ready for work. Will see how this week goes!!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Have been charting my food for a while - not very consistently tho. I really do not eat that much - just the wrong things. Yesterday breakfast was an English muffin and coffee. Lunch was left-over spaghetti (no cheese) and some salad. Dinner was a hamburger that we bbq'd on our new hibachi. Nothing later - just a glass of iced tea - sometimes I have a small bowl of fruit with a dab of ice cream (just got some peaches and they are not ripe yet.)
As I look over the nutrients, I am not getting enough protein. I do love cheese, but that really ups the calories. Others are low too, but protein is the most obvious.
I have made a few of the SparkPeople recipes and find them really good and easy. But, have not really done many. So, today am going to print out their grocery list and then look at the recipes recommended for this week - and fix at least two of them - will try to do more, but committing to two is what I know I will do.
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