Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Goodness, where does the time go? I've not been doing these reports weekly for the past month- on purpose. I've reflected on it weekly, but didn't feel like blogging about it.
However, I do want to keep this line of thought going, and I love hearing back from my SparkFriends so here goes the next installment.
According to my SP ticker, I am in my 7th week of maintenance. That feels great especially since making good choices is just almost second nature now. This is big success for someone who was raised on fried potatoes and sweet tea! I no longer automatically reach for the worse foods!
Last week, "Lenagolightly" challenged us to eat 5 fruits/veggies each day of the week. That's a hard one for me, but I managed to pull it off 4 of those 5 days. The day I missed was a "busy- gone from sunup to sundown- working" kind of day. There just wasn't much eating going on at all that day.
I'm maintaining a 5 day/week workout schedule. I won't be running another half marathon until December so it's been very nice to mix up my workouts a bit- hiking, biking, running, and mowing!
I have inspired my dh to cut down his soda intake and increase his vegetable intake. YA! He's healthy as a horse, but there's no need to wait until you start losing your health to take care of yourself. Through nothing more than "being an example", he decided that he could make some better choices also. He's been doing this for a month and lost 7 lbs. I didn't even know he had 7 lbs to lose.
Now, for the heavy... the last week of life handed me some of the hardest things I have ever dealt with (and I have dealt with some stuff in my life, who hasn't?).
The victory- I didn't resort to food to numb the pain, to ease the anxiety, or to lift my spirits!!!!!!! I didn't just give up and throw in the towel on taking care of me.
I tell you one thing about living through enough fires is that you come to know "you will get through this one too". I have stayed the course... kept my body active and kept feeding it the right things.
So here I am today- an emotionally-wiped out, middle-aged woman with too much to do in one day, BUT still stronger and healthier than I have ever been in my life thanks to my God who never lets me go and always tries to steer me in the right direction. Sparkpeople was definitely one of those right directions.
Keep Sparking, Friends. Life is a journey not a destination.