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Losing myself - finding me just in time

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Losing myself
Just where in the world did February go? Can you believe it? March 2 - a new month for new victories.

I am glad to report that the last 2 days have allowed for me to walk the dog. I made it around the village in 25 minutes. I'll need to drive that again to see what the distance is. The dog enjoyed herself; we didn't get splooshed with water; no other dogs were out to challenge us - it was a great walk.

Last week I seemed to lose myself. I'm thinking that stress - again - steered me off course. I can't quite put my finger on the trigger this time. I do have a yearbook deadline coming and am not getting the help from the kids I should be, but I am also not asking for any. The book is nearly done, and I can definitely finish this week. I tried different DVD workout this past week. I did 90 minutes one day and 50 minutes the next, but I'm not sure that was the right thing. I think I need to go back to doing the circuits I can get from Jillian Michael's website and save the DVD collection for later...except the cardio kickboxing - I love that! Doing the prescribed circuits the last two days made me feel secure. Apparently I need that. So it's back to the Jillian plan.

I must get a grip on my eating. I'll write it off to PMS + stress. It's not that I eat lots of junk and processed foods. It's that I eat too much overall. Looking at fitday.com today, it says I need 1600 calories; Jillian says 1927; Spark says 1600 - 2010; Alli says 1800. Seems to be a range there, so I'm going to shoot for the low end of that at 1600 - 1700 and see what happens. I know the secret is to eat lots of salad and veggies to fill me up. I get that; now I have to do it.

Above all, I need to learn to take care of me with intent. I mean, not just going thru the motions. I did that a lot last week. I ate things thinking - oh, hell, I'm in a hurry; I forgot to eat breakfast; I need something...just eat eat eat whatever comes your way. WRONG answer! This week I need to make a point of eating with intent - make healthy choices that will fuel me up and stick with me instead of sending my blood sugar soaring and crashing. So this week - conscious eating! I wish I could eat only when I'm hungry, but my work schedule doesn't allow for that. It'll be fine. I will make it be fine.

Duty calls: cleaning the car, mopping floors, laundry, and grading papers. BLAH.
I also need a shower after the dirty work is done.

I'm going into the week feeling grounded and focused. Can-do attitude in place.
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  • AANDW05
    Linda,
    You can do this...try to eat more fruit and raw veggies...they are low in cals and fill ys up. Also try eating salads like you said, but add raw veggies, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots...all the stuff you like to make your mind and body think they are getting what they want!
    I'm here for ya!!
    HUGS!!
    4788 days ago
  • MRSHONEYC
    There ya go! Get the commitment down for everyone to see and follow through! GOOD LUCK this week!
    4788 days ago
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