Saturday, January 15, 2011
So, I finally decided to clean out my closet tonight. I have to say, it was quite a wreck - I couldn't walk in and didn't really know what I had in there. Anyway, I took the opportunity to try some stuff on. NowI've been on SparkPeople since June and really got serious about losing weight at the end of August. I knew I went down a couple of sizes, just because I'm now wearing smaller sizes, but I didn't realize what that really meant - visually. Tonight I tried on the pants I wore when I was at my heaviest. They absolutely swam on me! It was such a good feeling to really SEE how much weight I lost. It was just so much more impactful than seeing the numbers on the scale or wearing the smaller side...I think it was all that empty space between my body and the fabric.
These pants are also a great reminder of what I don't want to go back to. So, I'm going to keep sparking and keep doing what I'm doing nutritionally and physically. 2011 is off to a great start!
Saturday, January 08, 2011
I am very proud of myself - after a holiday season of pretty much letting myself go, I seem to be on track. I am being mindful of what I'm eating and am making healthy choices (though not going crazy) and I have completed week 1 of P90X! I do it in the morning, so I need to wake up by 430 - which is a huge accomplishment for me! And, even better - I seem to have a lot more energy. I would have thought I would have been dragging all day - but I am energized and able to make it through the day. Of course I get tired at night, but it's the kind of tired you're supposed to feel at the end of the day.
It was a goo first week; here's to an even better 2nd week!
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Happy New Year!
As I went to post my blog, I saw the date of my last posting - 11/9 -- almost 2 months ago! I can't believe I've been away that long. What happened - let's see - the BF's son's bar mitzvah (which I must admit, I looked pretty awesome - once I get some photos, I'll post), then work got silly crazy, then Thanksgiving, then I got sick, then the holidays...and so on and so on...
Lot's of excuses, lot's of rationalizations as to why I fell off track. In the past, I would have beaten myself up mercilessly. Now, today, while I'm not thrilled with my behavior, I am putting it into perspective. It's just a blip on the continuum...and I did it before and I can do it again. And it's taken me 48 years to be the way I am, I'm not going to change overnight - it's never a straight course - there's always adjustments to keep heading in the right direction. I am looking at this two month lapse as a course adjustment.
I've bought the P90X and am going to start it this week. Tomorrow, I will take my before pictures and measurements, as well as do the fit test. I must admit, I'm a little terrified of this - but all I've heard is how great it is (well and how hard it is). I'm going to give it a shot - do what I can each time, and I'll just keep getting better.
It's a new year, a new day and I'm going to embrace it.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
While I'm doing pretty well on the eating heatlhy and working out fronts - I do have some areas that are opportunities for improvement. They are: sleep and planning meals.
Sleep - I strive for at least 7 hours (very hard for me to ge more) - but I've been having trouble sleeping, even if I go to bed early. My goal is to be in bed by 10 and up at 5, but those seem to be floating targets lately. And no matter what, I still feel tired. With all my working out, I feel like I should have more energy by now.
Planning Meals - between working and working out and whatever else, by the time it's time to eat dinner the last thing I feel like doing is cooking. One because I'm tired and two, because it's starting to get late. At least I have a couple of go to meals - PB&J (healthy whole grain version) and pasta with red sauce and veg. Every Sunday I say I'm going to cook and freeze, and plan meals for the week... and every Sunday, the day just gets away from me.
Sunday, November 07, 2010
didn't go quite as planned. Though, I did get to work out, and get some work done (not as much as I would have liked), and spend some me quiet time. I was about to go to the mall this afternoon, when BF came home. He asked me to come with him when he went back out - I said yes as long as we got to a mall. I shouldn't have gone, but I did. At least I got my errand done.
I started out with good energy today, but toward the afternoon, I just tanked! I cannot believe how exhausted I am - maybe it has something to do with not having coffee until 2pm, I don't know. I have so much to do and all I want to do is go to sleep - which may be the winner. It's also the 10 year anniversary of my dad's death - that's been on my mind too. And I just found out that my brother made a facebook page for him. I went to the page and there were all these pics of my dad - I miss him so much.
I think I will end here - I don't want to ramble and I'm beginning to get a headache. Sleep may be the answer.
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