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Mid-week Update Blog


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I think blogging really has been helping me stay focused lately, so here's another semi-pointless, rambly blog!

I think I am doing really well this week. I fought off the urge to order delivery AGAIN last night by looking at the day-before-last's blog. It really did work.. when faced with a blog containing that much optimism and satisfaction, it was a no-brainer for me that I needed to do it again in order to feel that way again. I am super proud of myself, and I plan to make today the third day in the streak of healthy home cooking with this lovely recipe for salmon with summer tomato salsa: recipes.sparkpeop
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Also, today is gym day. I think I might just walk around the outdoor track, because I am still feeling sore in several areas from the swim last weekend. When I get home, I plan to work my abs, obliques, and biceps (the only muscles that aren't sore). After that, it's time for some relaxing yoga and stretching.

I am still busy with school... I have 8-9 sessions per week, each of which require 3 or 4 hours of study/preparation. However, whereas it used to feel overwhelming, it is now feeling doable; maybe I am just used to it by now, or maybe the improved physical activity and nutrition are just helping me have a more positive outlook on everything. Either way, it needs done, and I will do it, but I don't think I need to stress about it, so I won't.

I feel smaller. I think I am losing weight. I have no idea, because I put the scale away, but when I woke up today my neck and collarbone area felt awfully small compared to the previous few days.... it's a good sign, and it is motivating me to work harder. Putting the scale away for a few weeks was probably the best decision I've made for my health in a long while. I actually asked my bf to hide it so I wouldn't be tempted to sneak a peak until my designated weigh-in day.

That's all for now.. back to studying...Oh, and congrats, Dune Riders, for winning the challenge points this week!
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GIRLONFIRE1979 7/27/2012 11:11PM

    I never thought to reread my more positive blogs!! you are so right that it channels back those good vibes! you're doing a great job!

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PIROULINE 7/26/2012 8:01PM

    I love that you put away your scale. I'm only 3 weeks into actual weighing, and I already think I should do it only once a month.

Also, that you're creating a connection between activity and nutrition, and a positive outlook, is fantastic! It's so good to put that stuff out here and share it with all of us. Does good for so many! I need to remind myself of this page in your book so I can also keep letting go of the stress that we all tend to put on ourselves when trying to change our lifestyles for the better. You're really doing so well!

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CINDYW1102 7/26/2012 6:44PM

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Congrats for staying on track!

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THALIA_RAYNNE 7/26/2012 9:19AM

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SCIFIMOM 7/25/2012 11:36AM

  Here's to staying focused, and lovely summer tomatoes. Cheers!

-- Claudia

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SONIA260 7/25/2012 7:19AM

    hahaha, I get hubby to hide things all the time...love it!

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EUEK098 7/24/2012 10:08PM

    I've been seeing the commercial for the garlic bread pizza from pizza hut, was so close to ordering it, when I saw your blog. It stopped me!!!

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WINDSONG27 7/24/2012 8:34PM

    Way to go on another wonderful accomplishment! emoticon

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HABROWN 7/24/2012 8:16PM

    emoticon on cooking them meals at home. Swimming, gym, walking that is some great exercise. Keep it up Jamie. I am glad that your bf hid the scale and that you are sticking with you August Weigh in Date. Keep Rock'n It!!! The pounds will come off. Good luck with school I am about to get back at it in a month. emoticon emoticon

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 7/24/2012 8:07PM

    I'm glad to hear you are mastering your life - studying is HARD WORK and I can imagine it might have feel overwhelming but you are making fantastic progress - good job!
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JOLEON 7/24/2012 4:55PM

    You sound like you have everything under control and your making progress, it's wonderful to read a blog that is so positive and enthusiastic. I'm glad everything is going so well for you it gives me confidence that things will work out for me.

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MIRAGE727 7/24/2012 4:03PM

    Great blog from the heart! Keep on blogging! AND keep that positive Spark going. Surround yourself with it. Lookin' good!
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BOOKWORM27S 7/24/2012 2:11PM

    I've banished my scale until this weekend.

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