Thursday, February 09, 2012
I am trying to do this right this time, my life is depending on that! So each month I am going to make 2-3 SMALL changes. Every time I start this journey I go all out and try to lose as much as I can right off which always back fires and I burn out quickly. Part of the problem was, I have several friends and family members who have recently lost weight, and had done so quickly (some had the operation and some just did it on their own) and I was trying to be like them. What I needed to realize is, I am NOT them, I am me and need to do what's right for me. So, with those same friends and family by my side, cheering me on to do this my way, here I go again!
For the month of February I am becoming accustomed to using smaller utensils. It takes so much longer to eat a meal with a small utensils and by then end of my meal I am feeling almost full, content like. Plus, I moved all the "fattening" food (condiments, jelly, syrup, etc.) to the back of the refrigerator, I usually grab whatever is towards the front, so this is working well for me.
I also have come to terms with the fact that my body is not at the same age I am. I am not in good health, so trying to rush into the gym and workout like everyone else is not realistic! I need to work up to that. So, I searched around on here and found and awesome team, The Chair Exercise Team (hope I put the name right!). Right now, this is perfect for me. I just need to get myself moving, my blood pumping, and my heart rate going WITHOUT doing more harm to my body than good. So, I put aside all the equipment, workout games, and schedules I use to use ( we will meet again some day!!) and will be using some videos off SP to workout in a chair until I get to a healthier place in life. Who knows, maybe I will like it so much I will keep it as part of my routine, :).
I guess I will actually have four changes for this month (the utensils, moving the food to the back of the fridge, changing the way I exercise and now this one). I spend A LOT of time on Facebook playing games ( Sims Social, Hidden Chronicles, Words with friends, Cityville, and mind jolt games). I need to drop some games and limit my time on the ones I keep. I really like words with friends, sims social, and hidden chronicles BUT that is still to much, so I need to cut at least one of those out OR say only 15 minutes a day on each game. It may still sound like a lot but is way LESS than what I play now (sometimes I am in front of this computer ALL day!!)
I know it sounds like a lot of change but the first 2 are already easily done, it is just the second 2 I need to work on. I WILL DO THIS!!! My life and my son are depending on me to do so!
Until Next Time,