It's The Little Things
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Ok, I know it - we all know it - we hear it every day and it just doesn't sink in - portion control and pushing yourself the extra mile - the little things will add up or in the war on weight they will subtract. So the last few days not because I really planned it but because my day was so packed with activities I practiced portion control - real portion control. Breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday and today for some unplanned, miraculous reason were just the tiny, little portions they were supposed to be. Portions that I scoff at and eat two sometimes three of because anyone would be out of their mind to make a meal of something that fits in the palm of your hand! Got on the scale and I was 1 1/2 pounds lighter. Woke up starving!!!! but I was not emancipated~so I doubt that I can do that every day - I know I can't but maybe once or twice a week - baby steps - and it will begin to mean something. Next thing is going the extra mile - I was trapped behind my desk for two day - I spent 4 hours driving last night and 3 hours watching a Phillie game (at the ballpark - and no junk food) but also no exercise so tonight I decide to go for a long walk. I hate to run - I was the only kid in my neighborhood who would not play tag! I hated to run as a kid - in fact I am not sure I even know how to run. My husband loves it - 5 to 6 days a week and then he bikes up to 100 miles in a day and does spin class at least one night a week. I hate them both but for some unfathomed reason tonight when I started my walk I decided to try and run - quite frankly I think it was more of a really bouncy walk - I don't think I looked anything like those people I see on TV doing the marathons and I know I looked nothing like my husband but none the less I did try - walk and then run a block, walk a lot more and run a block - all in all I bouncy walked or whatever 4 1/2 blocks - know I won't do it tomorrow but maybe if I can get out of bed and walk tomorrow I will try it again maybe 1 or 2 times a week - just to see if it can really make a difference. Definitely a different way of doing things the last couple of days maybe the scales will reciprocate and started doing something different also - like GOING DOWN!