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Buckling Down

Sunday, January 19, 2014

After re-reading the "10 Step Wellness Plan" blog I wrote, there are some things I need to do that haven't been done.

1. clean out closets/clean out my "life closet" - just like my Christmas closet, my "life closet" needs to be gone over and the junk thrown out. things in my life need to be moved around or put somewhere else. I can't close the door on wellness issues, hoping they will fix themselves or go away. I have to plan snacks into the meal planning - there can't be "hunger days" where I'm so hungry that I will eat anything! The numbers can't be constantly at the top end of the calorie range for the day or consistently letting the fats portion go higher. I have to have balance in everything - eating, fitness, ME time, and work.

2. I have to accept that part of the ME time is sitting at the kitchen table to read and that is how it is. I've tried reading other places - they are just not comfortable. So... one snack time will be late at night after I get home from work. I went back and read over my past trackers and, since I eat dinner at 3PM, it is too long to go until morning for my next meal. so part of #1 is the planned snack at 11PM.

3. I have done the swimming, ST, walking (even though the weather hasn't co-operated). so the fitness is going very well (wow - one good thing!)

4. have done team chats, FaceBook, and journal. 2 things right!

5. (refer to #2 - I have studied past tracking and worked out a meal plan)

6. ok-3 things done right!

7. I have not always done well on dinners out - and the scale has shown me up. this is the biggest setback and a tough one to beat when family members don't help much because they are not on the same journey as me. I have learned what I can do the next 2 days after and have done it. I don't like it, but I do it!

8. (refer to #1)

9. still compare how I have done/am doing to others. but I am always impressed by others' motivation and hope to channel some of that.

10. have done some of those things listed already.

it's only been 3 weeks and I realize some of the things that need to be changed, some things that cannot change, and others I have to change that I don't want to change. Those are the hardest to work on, but I plan on facing those obstacles and pushing them aside. I can't wait until the nicer weather happens to walk more outside and get ready for the 5K in May, can't wait to finish losing the 20 lbs. for the Alaska trip, and can't wait to start biking.
So buckling down and gritting my teeth and getting it done is the phrase for now.
Thank you to all the Pink Pirates for your help on the voyage of the Encourager. None of this would happen without you all!
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LINDA! 1/23/2014 11:30PM

    emoticon Great plans.

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GLMOM2 1/21/2014 11:00PM

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DRADDIE 1/19/2014 11:43PM

    Dinners out really get me too- even if I have planned ahead! Especially if they bring bread to the table! mmmmmmmm!!! Way to plan things out and make yourself hold to them! Well done Marla!

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WATERDIAMONDS 1/19/2014 10:55PM

    I can really relate to # 7 and # 9.

#7. My family doesn't help when we go out either, and I have to work hard to maintain my resolve when I'm around them. I also struggle sometimes to avoid resenting the fact that they eat whoever they want with no care for the consequences. I keep my perspective as well as I can--this is my journey, not theirs, what they eat is their business, not mine, I'll be healthier tomorrow if I eat well today...but sometimes it's tough.

#9. In the past, I have exhausted myself worrying about how poorly I do compared to others, but I am learning to let it go. I've finally figured out that just about everybody else worries about how THEY stack up against someone else, so we all sort of cancel one another out, you know?

I'm with you on the support we get from the Pirates. What a GREAT team!

Thanks for blogging so well about such an important subject.



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TRAVELGRRL 1/19/2014 10:31PM

    Change comes slowly, and not always willingly!

You are making good changes, and you have identified others that still need work. Man, keep that Alaska trip in mind the next time you want to eat mindlessly.

I am going back home in May and that keeps me going strong -- I want to definitely look better than I have in a while. I will be older, but I can be in great shape, too!

Keep on plugging!!!


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