First I must say that I tried posting Day 98 a few hours back but system maintenance @ Spark People was going on and the internet ate my entry so here I go again. Its never happened before so I can't have too much of a cat over it.
Its been quite warm here for a few days so its prime walking weather in the evenings. I have walked round 645pm-830pm, not the full time but I've gone out walking in that time period I mean. It gets pretty dark round 8 so it means I'm walking in my neighborhood at that time. I haven't needed a sweater and that is really very nice.
On the second floor of my house we have windows open because it just gets so stuffy up here. I have my fan going now and my window is open as well and I am comfortable enough. Smokey
prefers to be outside and he has caught him some things. He can imitate a bird. I was outside the other day and the bird spoke and my cat spoke back to him. I hear cats can do that though, if that was a dumb bird he's of gotten eaten up surely. Most birds are bright enough though. Smokey only caught birds in Louisiana when they weren't paying attention and he snuck up on them round the bird feeders usually, he would sit out there for hours and he had some serious patience.
Tomorrow is my test for work and when I pass I get a raise. I'll pass the first time since the material was quite simplistic for me. My brother needed green tea earlier but I basically only have black and red teas so I need to keep some green on hand for him. His pulse was a bit out of control and he's pretty nauseated lately. He's in pretty decent spirits for feeling like hell.
I was looking at You Tube recently and I found a poster who digs The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man and fan videos are to be had. I watched some and this poster understood about Steve and Jaime totally. (Yes, I'm a huge fan despite the insane clothes of the 70's.) Lee Majors seems like he has a good sense of humour about the series and he seems as if he is a witty decent fella.
Day 98 "New Years Resolution"
Imagine what your life will be like once you’ve reached your weight-loss goals. Pretend your current plan was successful and that you’ve lost weight, built an exercise program, and maintained your new habits.
Then in your notebook, or on a separate piece of paper, write “The date now is ________, and here is what I’ve accomplished.” In the blank line, write today’s month and day, but fill in the year as being exactly one year from now. Based on what you’d like to see happen over the next year, write an outcome for each of the areas below. Don’t be afraid to dream big. Assume that you will look and feel the way you desire, and then write your list from that optimistic viewpoint.
I now weigh: (write down the amount you want to weigh one year from now)
My body feels: (use words like strong, healthy, slender, thinner, toned)
I’m exercising by: (list your exercise activities as well as how often you’re doing them)
I’m pleased with: (include your dream outcomes such as better energy, body changes, new attitude)
I’ve learned: (list items such as how to stop emotional eating, cope with stress, or build motivation)
When you’ve completed all of the statements, read your New Year’s resolution out loud. Even though you still have work ahead of you, holding this future vision is critical to your success right now.
-Based on what you’d like to see happen over the next year, write an outcome for each of the areas below.
-When you’ve completed all of the statements, read your New Year’s resolution out loud. Write some notes about your reaction to hearing it.
-Make a collage or a drawing of your future. Use this picture to help inspire you with your current actions.
Day 99 "Its Not In Here"
No matter how long you stay on your diet or maintenance plan, food will still always look good! And you’ll never be completely free of the temptation to eat something when you feel stressed or upset and need nurturing and solace. You’ve learned a lot of tricks such as placing notes on your mirror or repeating certain phrases to yourself. But here’s one more way to catch yourself before you dig into the food.
Make a sign that says, “It’s not in here!”
Then place it at eye level on your refrigerator or your cupboard. Whenever you start to open these doors, read the sign and remind yourself that food cannot be a solution to your emotional needs. Then pull out all your resources for emotional coping and do something else. Continue to discover what works for you, then use these tricks again and again to help you manage life without reaching for food.
If you weaken and you’re tempted to rip open the cookies or chips, remind yourself, “What I really need isn’t in here!” Then look for healthy ways to address your needs and move yourself closer to the true joy of life.
-Make a sign that says “It’s not in here!” Post it in an obvious place on your refrigerator or cupboard. Write the same words in the space below, then define exactly what that means for you.
-If your solution isn’t in the cupboard or the refrigerator, where will you find it?
-Create a list of instant resources you can go to when you’re sliding toward emotional eating.