Hello! To my wonderful Sparkers!
A Biggest Loser Coach tip: Take Responsibility! Acknowledging that you are the one responsible for where you are can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it is empowering. The issue isn't the circumstances that we find ourselves in; the issue is how we respond to the circumstances. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THINGS & CREATE A BETTER & BRIGHTER LIFE FOR YOURSELF!
Today is day # 207 for me. I started March 16, 2012. I've released 33.2 pounds so far. I've been the same weight since Sept. 14. I guess I'm on a plateau. I think I know what is going on. Lot's of chaotic energy, more work, more exercise, staying on high end of calories, etc. BUT this is WHY I joined Spark People, to figure out how to live a more focused life, even when things get harried!
There is so much going on & I am not being very focused on time management! I like to not have to even think of the clock! I jump from 1 activity to the next & am a little manic about it. Then I am out of energy to finish what has to be done. Taking care of my body takes a lot of time. I KNOW IT IS WORTH IT, but IT DOES TAKE TIME! (I exercise on ave. 100 minutes a day, I used to do about 15 a day!) Things are going OK. But when I start an activity, I have to move to the next before I finish, THEN getting back doesn't happen for several days.
I miss spending hours Sparking. This is where I feel the Main support! I'm back into that feeling that I am 1 meal away from blowing the whole experience! I am NOT asking for advise, this is my problem & I need to figure it out! I, of course would love YOUR support, but THIS is my life lesson, to stay healthy & balanced even when there is chaos going on around me. Many projects are of my own choosing. IF I decide to let anything go, I will. But right now, I want to do it all!
I have been clearing out stuff, closets, cabinets, my alter, the garage, AND my mind. This is the storm before the calm, I'm sure of it! I have to de-clutter, before I can organize. Of course also working at 2 businesses we own.
The biggest challenge I have right now, is to stop eating in front of the TV, (it is the only time I have to watch), the computer, while I am sorting out all the stuff, etc. I keep eating at the high end & I KNOW this is why my weight hasn't changed. Last night's dinner I ate without ANY distractions. I have to say it felt VERY odd! I started thinking about the veggies & how they were grown. AND the turkey, giving up it's life so I could have it's protein. It was a VERY light, lovely, simple dinner. 3 oz. Turkey breast & 1 cup Cauliflower & 1 cup Asparagus with cayenne pepper on top. That's my simple delights! Generally I might add 100 calorie pack white cheese popcorn, but I had all the carob's. I needed for the day. I felt reverence for this meal! It was delightful! I'm not sure I can keep going like this, but I can see the point of it!
I have 23 more pounds to release AND THEN STAY AND MAINTAIN! I've always been a good releaser, especially during the holidays. For some reason I REALLY watch it starting before Halloween. The ave. american gains 12 pounds between Oct. 31-Jan. 8! I NEVER want to do that again! So I get VERY focused!
I CAN DO THIS!!!!!!
I hope your Autumn is going along, fabulously! I love my spark teams AND friends, wish I had more time to relax & play with them & YOU!
Have a Sparkling Weekend! I'm performing tomorrow at a Renaissance Fair, should be fun with LOT"S os walking. I'll do it after my hike!
Have a bite! NOT in front of the TV or while driving, hahaha!
Berries in Oregon, I took several years ago