Hello, Spark Friends!
I've gotten away from blogging, due to all the craziness at work with the library that I work at undergoing renovation for the next 18 months. My coworkers and I are "holed up" in a classroom together and we've been crazy-busy with construction "stuff."
A month ago, my dad landed in the hospital for 4 days due to dehydration (stop and drink some water, right now!), followed by a 3-week stint in a subacute care facility/nursing home to try to regain his strength. We pulled Dad out of the nursing home 3 weeks earlier than they wanted us to. He was so sad and despondent in there, I was afraid we were going to lose him. We feel he is getting more attention and better care at home with his personal caregiver and the visiting physical, occupational, and speech therapists. He's back to being a happy camper again!
Needless to say, I've gotten off track with my healthy eating, but I have kept up my exercise schedule -- mostly due to the fact that I enrolled in a strength training class and the teacher takes attendance! Plus, I love the class. I also joined a health club because the Fitness Center at the college that I work at is also undergoing a renovation for the next 18 months.
I read a blog earlier this week by Steve at Nerd Fitness. One of his statements really struck a chord with me --
"Put 90% of your effort towards healthy eating - an unhealthy diet can derail your momentum faster than a banana peel on Rainbow Road."
I've been off my healthy food plan for the past month. In addition to the work and family stress, there's been a lot of birthday and anniversary parties at work, and buffet dinners on weekends. I've been over-indulging, justifying that I will "burn off those extra calories." Well, guess what? My team weigh in's the last few weeks have been going up -- I think up 5 pounds at one point.
I'm so grateful for having read this blog. It has really helped me to check myself before putting food in my mouth. I just can't exercise enough to compensate for poor food choices.
It seems that when I’m supposed to learn a lesson, God, in His Almighty Wisdom, sends the message to me repeatedly so that I “get it.”
Here’s another “message from Heaven” that came to me this morning from SHERYLDS’s blog on Sept 20, “Push That Tush – Move Forward”. Sheryl posted some great photo sayings as well as her own words of wisdom. I’m going to chew on this instead of food today. Enjoy this wisdom from Sheryl...
"Good Nutrition not only feeds our bodies...it also feeds our minds.
Eat junk and I feel like garbage.
Eat healthy and I think, feel, and look better."
I drew a line in the sand this week. I was down one pound for my weigh-in today. Baby steps. For today, I will honor and respect my body with healthy food choices. Today is all that I have.