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Attitude Adjustment

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It seems as though my attitude adjustment is continuing to have a hold of me. And it makes me feel great! I've done a lot of positive things in the last 18 hours.

First, I want to get the negatives out of the way, because I need to acknowledge them so I can work toward changing them.

The negatives are:
I only got 5 hours of sleep last night. Not sure why, but I couldn't sleep.
Skipped breakfast.

But as I said, there are a lot of positive things. So here they are.

Last night, I:
Made the boys' lunches for PDO and put them in the fridge.
Got their school bags ready, including valentines, so they could just go come morning.

Today, I've:
Gotten the boys out the door and to school on time.
Went right to Kroger to go grocery shopping rather than to Wal-Mart where I'd spend a lot more money.
Parked as far away in the parking lot as I could and walked in to the store.
Focused on my walking as I did so, which is one of my challenges in the Weight Loss Coach program.
Bought blueberries, apples and grapes for me to snack on, and broccoli and turnips to go with our dinner tomorrow night. (The turnips are another part of a challenge, in trying food that I've never eaten before.)
Ignored all the 1/2 off candy left over from Valentine's Day.
Picked up unsalted peanuts for more snack food.
Bought a Brita pitcher so I can have cold, filtered water at any time.
Walked back to the van, put everything away, locked the car and walked across the parking lot to Wal-Greens.
Walked out of Wal-Greens without buying anything because they didn't have the one thing I wanted.
Drove home and immediately put the groceries away (usually a problem for me).
Walked across the street to the office to ask them to fix my front door and my AC.
Turned off the AC and opened the windows because it's a beautiful day (loving this breeze).
Filled the new pitcher with water, letting it chill in the fridge.
Did 30 minutes of pilates.

And all of this before I let myself spend time on the computer. Even better, the first thing I did upon getting online was update my exercise.

I'm going to go eat something for lunch - maybe a turkey sandwich and some grapes, along with a couple glasses of water. And after I pick the boys up from school, I may take them to one of the local parks to play. I may bring a book to read or I may play with them. Either way, I'll be doing something good. I know I'll be getting them Sonic for dinner (their once-a-week treat when Daddy isn't home, and Wednesdays are $2 Wacky Sacks), but I'll either find a healthy alternative on their menu or get myself something when I get home.

It's amazing this change that's come over me. Little by little, I'm finding that I'm doing the healthier things automatically. I WANTED to take the long walk to the store. Part of me wished I'd parked at home and walked over, but with the amount of things that I had to pick up, I never would have made it back. But I may do that on Friday. Either walk over to the store or maybe walk to Starbucks. I can't spend quite as much time out because I've got my eye appointment, but I can still get in some good exercise.

And, as many people have told me, the exercise is helping my mental well being as well. I'm not wanting to curl into a little ball and do nothing for the day. I'm loving the fact that I'm being productive and that is the best thing ever. I'm not sure how much of this is my meds dosage being upped and how much of it is just something inside me saying that enough is enough. But does it really matter? Because in the end, I'm out doing things again and making my life better because of it.
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  • KNITNYAK
    Good for you! Keep up the good work!
    2681 days ago
  • ALLEY2300
    Good for you! What a great day! those little changes all add up! I agree bout the exercise, I notice vast improvements in my mood when I do get it in!
    2681 days ago
  • AIRBO1
    Good for you. Keep up the good work. Getting outside always help my mental. emoticon emoticon
    2682 days ago
  • KNL8923
    Congrats and good for you! It's all about those little changes throughout the day that eventually become a lifestyle change. I believe that exercise has a HUGE impact on your brain activity & emotions. Even though I know that, sometimes it is hard to get myself moving. But when I do, I feel GREAT!

    Keep up the great work!
    2682 days ago
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