Before and After journal - Day 1

Saturday, November 29, 2008

It was a dreary day and my energy level was low. As I set my goals for the newest challenge I just knew that I wasn't going to accomplish anything today. After a few minutes of considering going back to bed I decided that I was going to the gym. I hurried to get dressed and in the car before I could change my mind. I knew that if I thought about it I would start the old mental games with myself. So away I rushed. I got in 90 minutes of full circuit training that included 30 minutes on the treadmill. Left there full of energy and good spirits.

As for my other goals I didn't do as well on them. I did check out several Spark articles about setting mini goals and I read & printed off a list of suggested rewards. All thru my weight loss I have set a small reward for a different goals but when I reached the goal I would decide that it didn't deserve a reward for one reason or another. This needs to change! I am telling myself the I am not important by doing that. I would keep my promise to anyone else.

Another goal is to keep my sodium in check. I was doing great until dinner. DH decided he wanted something different than I had planned and instead of fighting I cooked what he wanted. Granted I am at the low end of my calorie range but my sodium is very, very high. I have got to control this before I have to go back on BP Med's.

All things considered I am proud I got as much done today as I did. I think I have had a good start on this challenge.

I am so tired tonight that I am going to get off this puter and get into bed. Boy it is going to feel good!
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    Mrswiggly, it was open faced turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes, gravy & cranberry sauce.

    I'm glad you enjoy my sense of humor! Some people can't understand how I can be serious but laughing at myself at the same time. I guess I look at life like: life ain't brain surgery and if I goof up I haven't killed anyone so I might as well enjoy all these adventures.
    3851 days ago
    Hey girl glad you did decide to get that workout in and you felt better afterward. I think we all do that one time or another. We tell ourselves that we don't feel like it and then after we force ourselves we feel better afterwards.
    3851 days ago
    Good Morning Sally,

    What was it that DH wanted that was so high in sodium? You crack me up everytime I read something you wrote. It is about 6am and my son was sleeping on the couch so I had to take my snickering out in the garage so he wouldn't wake I am proud of you that you did got the 90 mins in before your mind took

    3851 days ago
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