Friday, October 05, 2012
Okay, I am going slow. For a week or so, I have just been doing a little at a time and focusing on the positive things I do day to day and not on the should do. The things I should do to lose weight like daily running, daily salads. There is a lot I don't do but I am taking a suggestion from one of you to just list the great things I HAVE done.
In terms of eatings, I plan and make available good snakc options. For exercise, I am taking the stairs and cleaning. Just moving. It all counts as my sore legs and sides attest. So two things I need to address are stretching and evening eating.
In one week of stair climbing, my achilles are stiff and it aches when I have to get up and walk somewhere so I have to hobble everywhere. So stretching is not a big deal to me. I like yoga and stretching. For now, I give myself permission to just do standing moves or moves on my bed. Anything that wants to get me on the floor, automatically decreases my motivation.
My real big challenge is eating after work. When I am busy during the day, it is easy to just eat healthy foods since I am not paying attention. But afterwards, when I am on my way home, I just want to cuddle up next to a burger. I am not even really hungry all the time. It is a response to daily stress and tiredness so I am trying to think of things that will redirect me. I guess I just want to get my comfort elsewhere when I am too tired to do anything else. What can I look forward to at 5 pm everyday that doesn't involve food? Will research.
Found suggestions on spark for this:
tracking foods while drinking a tall sugar free drink,
healthy versions of my junk food favorites
sweet milky tea
go to bed with a book
big fruit salad
ANY OTHER SOLUTIONS?