Okay, I so realize that the title of this blog sounds like a self-help book. That is not my intention at all. I am not a fan of self-help books. The jargon just makes me roll my eyes and yell BS every time.
BUT, I AM trying to recognize successes in myself and be more positive. Looking back over the past several months, my blogs are a roller-coaster of emotion. I have a really good day, I blog about it. I have a really bad day, I blog about it. Those blogs are usually back to back. The point is not that I'm crazy (I'm not, I swear) but that I don't stay down for long. I'm a generally chipper person, and I prefer being happy to miserable. (Hey, some people don't, okay?) But I'm also a realist and a skeptic, so I tend to be wary of some things.
Either way, I want to list a bunch of NSVs I've had recently.
As you know, on Sunday I hung out with my bestie.
-I walked 9200 steps that day.
-Every item of clothing I bought was a medium or large.
-I made good food choices throughout the day
But bestie hung out with me until after 8 pm. I hadn't yet eaten dinner, and had only had a protein bar after lunch as a snack. When she left, hubby decided he desperately wanted KFC or Five Guys. *sigh* I KNEW I couldn't stay on track at Five Guys, so I checked out KFC and decided if I got a 3 piece chicken strip and mashed potatoes I would fit within the range I had left for dinner. So we went. Did I order just the chicken strip and mashed potatoes? No. I got the meal, which came with another side and a biscuit. *double sigh* So we get it home, and I sit down to eat. I eat half my biscuit. MMmmm... biscuit... then I set it aside and started in on my mashed potatoes. I ate ALL the mashed potatoes and then I ate ALL of my second side... GREEN BEANS! Then I decided I would only eat TWO of my chicken strips, and save the last one, half of my buffalo dipping sauce and the other half of the biscuit for the next day.
I STAYED PERFECTLY IN CALORIES EVEN AFTER GOING OUT FOR FAST FOOD AND BUYING MORE THAN I PLANNED.
Monday I walked over 8,200 steps because we grocery shopped and then went out shopping again later. I also walked the dog an extra long amount of time on purpose. I went over my calories by 11 but that's not so bad.
Yesterday I was under my max calories by 146 and I drank 14 glasses of water. I also kept my sodium in range. I was crabby yesterday morning and afternoon but on the way home last night I was blasting Florence + The Machine in my car and singing along and this wave of 'okayness' came over me. I just felt... at peace. I realized that although I was grumpy yesterday, I hadn't had a single bout of anxiety all day, which has been a real problem for me lately. Last night I watched the series premiere of The Taste and spent the first half of the show strength training while I watched. I finished up with a small amount of plain Fage 0% yogurt and a tiny bit of local blueberry blossom honey I had bought at the animal sanctuary. Yum!
Last night I slept better. I still woke up twice but not nearly as bad as I have for the last few nights. I think a bunch of people have had trouble sleeping the last few days, so maybe it IS the weather.
Either way, I'm definitely recognizing NSVs and trying to be more positive.
PS - PUNKY100 was the blouse winner! I mailed it today.