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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I know that it is only a couple weeks into the new year, but so far so good!

I only lost half a pound last week, but I'm glad that it went down a little despite a couple of slip ups that I had. My new roommate is still just as funny and sweet as can be, but she needs some lessons in nutrition. Since she is my mother's age I don't feel like I can really "correct" her, so I am just forced to practice my will power and say no to things that I know I shouldn't eat. She made two dozen chocolate cupcakes last weekend, but luckily she sent half of them home with her grandkids. I felt obligated to eat one so as not to offend her, and then I had a second one at some point this week...but I was pretty proud of myself for only eating two. Then Saturday she made her "famous" biscuits and gravy that she was raving about and wanted to make for me. *sigh* I love biscuits and gravy, so I couldn't say no...but I only had one biscuit and a smallish portion of gravy and an egg that she scrambled for me. Not the healthiest breakfast, but it was tasty. Same thing, sometime last week she made a chicken stir fry that she just raved about, but I think mine is better. I didn't watch her make it so I don't know how healthy it was or how much sugar she put in, but I'm guessing mine is healthier as well. Oh well, I think given the situation I did pretty well and I need to just continue making good choices.

It has been crazy cold here for the past week or so and that is making it difficult to do much of anything. I went out to the barn on Saturday in freezing cold temps (windchill hovering around 0, temp in the single digits or teens), but I totally got my workout in because Freckles was being a pill (wouldn't stand still for the farrier) and roomie's granddaughter wanted to ride so I got to walk around for quite awhile. (That was after the biscuits and gravy breakfast so I knew I needed to work some of that off lol)

You know me, always the thinker. After reading an article on spark this morning about pre/post workout food, reading a conversation about carbs on the message boards, and hearing my roommate go off about food and "healthy" vs "not healthy" I kind of stopped to reminisce about the past a little bit. Those things I listed might not seem directly related aside from the fact that they're all about food, but they are all things that I have learned SO much about over the past few years. It is high time that I start working harder to apply the things that I know in my head, to my life...and specifically my diet.

As I drink my water and think today, I really am re-dedicating myself to doing that. School starts up again next week and I don't want to use that as an excuse for why I stopped making progress. My 31st birthday is this weekend and I kind of feel like I'm in a just slightly better place now than I was a year ago. Turning 30 was a tough one for me to swallow because I was practically screaming in my head that I am not where I wanted to be when I turned 30. I didn't want to be fat and single and stuck in a rut when I turned 30. I wanted to be successful and happy. I think over the past year though, I realized that I am successful and the most important step towards being truly happy is to not be so hard on myself and to not give up on myself so easily. I am so stubborn and driven and independent in every aspect of my life, except for getting healthy and losing weight. It is time I stood up for myself.

Anyway, Here's to half a pound. I'm going to do what I have to to see that scale continue to move in the right direction.
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CMKARLS 1/17/2013 7:10AM

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TXGRANDMA 1/16/2013 7:16PM

    Good for you! It is so hard when you live with someone whose intentions are good, but may not know that much about nutrition! Keep on hanging in there. This week for you was emoticon !!!!!

Hope the coming days are just as successful for you! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 1/16/2013 7:14PM

    Good for you! It is so hard when you live with someone whose intentions are good, but may not know that much about nutrition! Keep on hanging in there. This week for you was emoticon !!!!!

Hope the coming days are just as successful for you! emoticon

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