Darn it, I'm Healthy...
I thought for sure that my 12-pound weight gain and general lethargy was due to a thyroid issue. But my report came in today...totally normal.
For the first time, I actually wanted a health problem; it would have been such an irrefutable e... Read more
You Know You're in Trouble When...
... your BMI is officially in the overweight range after years spent in the healthy range.
... you react with defensive anger when your spouse suggests a walk after dinner.
... you find yourself full of excuses instead of energy.
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What I am NOT going to do...
I am not going to freak out because I didn't get a workout in during the past two days.
I am not going to eat unhealthy garbage because I didn't get a workout in during the past two days.
I am not going to skip a workout tonight and bl... Read more
Successes and Struggles: May 19
Thank goodness I wrote out a plan for last night. I couldn't get it all done, but the important stuff happened.
* I ate the planned meals, tracked it all, and stayed in range.
* I did get in a 2-mile walk/jog with the dog (an... Read more
What's the Focus for the Week?
Last week was mentally tough, and I have survived. This week, I am ready to re-focus on healthy decisions.
Plan #1: Meal -planning
I'll be using the first week of The Spark Solution for meal plans beginning tomorrow. They are tasty, use ... Read more
Whoa, Honey! Fell Off Wagon, But Ran Alongside It
Girl, please. The last five days have been a bit of a whirlwind with work and family needing more of my time than normal. Now that's it's over, I'm taking inventory:
Exercise: Shoot. Didn't really happen. Well, that can change.
Eating:... Read more
Ten Days of Good Decisions
Ten days ago I dusted off my copy of The Spark Solution, read the book again, bought groceries, planned meals, weighed in, and buckled down to face what seemed to be a turning point in my health: my weight was 12 pounds higher than before my bro... Read more
Whoa! Binge Began, Then Stopped
Lesson: must track food or eating gets out of control.
My school brought in lunch from Panera since a group of us were interviewing today. No biggie; I had salad and bread. But I didn't track. And that's how the binge begins. I feel like I... Read more
Okay, this just happened.
I have a colleague at work who I confided in on Monday about my recent weight struggles and my plan. (You know, tell people, enlist support.) She appeared very supportive at the time.
Today, I told her that I'... Read more
Successes and Struggles
I had a great Monday by following The Spark Solution Day 1. Ate well, exercised, felt really good.
I avoided the scale this morning. I am committing to weighing myself only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Segue into Struggles:
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Does Everybody Lose Control?
Because, seriously folks, I have let my bad habits get out of hand.
(I almost wrote "let myself get out of hand" but this isn't about blame. It's about progress.)
Let's talk numbers. 154. There. It's out there. Not that it's a bad numb... Read more
Reflection and Goal for April 21
What's Going Well:
The beginnings of the week are always good for me: meals are planned, exercise is planned, my attitude is one of a fresh start. That said, it's been a good couple of days. I am tracking food (until 3:00) and I had a good ... Read more
Reflection and Goal for March 27
What's going well:
I've been much more conscious about eating healthy lately. Oatmeal or raisin bran for breakfast, more salads with or for lunch, and watching portions at dinner.
New habit: I must drink 4 glasses of water before I can have... Read more
Reflection and Goal for March 3
What's Going Well?
Most things! Still eating healthy for the most part. I'm getting back into the workout gig. Last night, I dragged myself to TKD (dragged because I was exhausted), and over the weekend I managed to do a weightlifting/cardio c... Read more
Reflection and Goal for Feb. 25
What's Going Well?
I feel really good today. Mostly, this is because I've been tracking food, eating GOOD food (meaning healthy), staying full, and avoiding the binges.
I'm not stressed -- and I'm not feeling negative about my body.
I'... Read more
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