Tuesday, July 26, 2011
It's been almost 3 months since I blogged and sparked. Wow. Looking back I'm not surprised. The end of the school year is my busiest time of year at work and it's also the time of my triplets birthday. They usually get the short end of the stick with work pulling me away but this year I took 2 days off and focused my attention on giving them a great 8th grade graduation celebration and birthday party. It was worth all the time and effort. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my job that I get my priorities messed up. Oh well, that's another blog.
I continue to walk and record my steps with my pedometer and upload those steps to my healthcare provider's website (mandatory or my family has to pay more for healthcare). The majority of my days are over 10,000 steps but it has not translated to any change on the scale.
Good news, a new gym finally opened near my house and I'm happy to add weight training to my workout. I feel so good when I'm exercising regularly.
I'm done with the 17 day diet. Every time I do something that is high protein I end up with tummy problems (constipation). I've kept a few of the principals from that diet - the yogurt/kefir smoothies but for the most part am not doing much in the way of a formal eating plan.
I recently read Paul McKenna's Book - I Can Make You Thin. I've been listening to his 25 minute cd most days (I put it on my ipod). For someone who has loads and loads of stress in their life, the CD has been wonderful. It's about 20-25 minutes long and is helping me relax and visualize. It's a self-hypnosis kind of thing. It's helping me to be more "present" when it comes to food: Am I really hungry, what do I really want to eat, how does the food taste, etc. I'm working on eating when I'm hungry and stopping when I'm full. That's a tough concept for a girl who is an emotional/stress eater - hunger has nothing to do with my normal eating patterns.
Anyway, I'm here. I'm sparking. I continue on my path to good health and if my clothes would start fitting better, I'd be thrilled!