Friday, March 14, 2014
I have been working on 2 goals for the past 2 weeks.
1. walking at least 10 minutes a day.
2. track all food
Those seem easy enough and in reality, I have been doing excellent at walking, only missing one day with back spasms. Which , BTW are much better today. Stiff and sore but able to get moving. Tracking hasn't fared so well. It has been on and off. Mostly I just don't want to. What I did notice though, looking back, is that I have been quite consistently eating above my calorie range. This is unusual for me and I am asking myself what is going on.I have been eating too many snacks and those are NOT often healthy choices. This week I had 2 pieces of cake, 3 cups of frozen yogurt, French fries with gravy, twice, sandwiches and bagels with cream cheese.
I think I am eating to fill an emotion. We are making some large purchases right now for the house and I always stress when we spend money. We live on a strict budget and I stick right too it. There is little to spend on ourselves. Our income tax return came in and we made choices about what to buy. Now I am worrying about if we have enough to cover everything including taxes and delivery and disposal etc. I keep adding up the numbers and rechecking them as money is spent. We do NEED these items. 1 is a new couch as ours is all ripped and worn. ANother is blinds for all the windows, 11, as we face west and the afternoon sun is becoming warmer and more blinding every afternoon. SOon it will really start to heat up all the rooms. We have chosen to hang the blinds ourselves to save money but that means we measure and they are custom cut. If we make a mistake on the measuring that blind is useless and paid for. ALso we have to hang the blinds from the ceiling. I have never had blinds before and can't imagine how they can be hung that way. I am stressing.
Now it is out and I know what I have to do. Stand up and get on with my life. We have made careful measurements and DH watched a video about the blinds. We have done the finances many times and it is all going to be fine. I just have to believe in myself.
Tomorrow morning, it is back on track for me. Walking my walks and eating on my plan and following through with my daily schedule. More sharing and less quiet fretting will also help keep me calm. I think this is going to all work out fine. Deliver for everything is Wednesday , so we will see what happens then and not stress about it till something , if anything, does happen.
Whew, That feels better.