Baby Steps...right???

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Well, I've been an SP newbie for almost a month now and, while my eating still yo-yos, for the most part I'm sticking to healthier consumption.

I finally broke down & bought a scale last of those nifty weight-saving, BMI-tracking, water percentage thingies. I weighed myself as soon as I got home with it: 271.6 -- ugh emoticon

So then I went & made myself my favorite spinach salad:
2 parts spinach to 1 part lettuce
1/4 c of whole kernel corn
2 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced
a handful of my favorite frozen recipe starter seasoning (I think that's what it's called: it's diced onion, bell pepper, & celery)
Tossed it all together with a Braggs vinaigrette dressing.

Since I'm not the most 'regular' person in the world, before going to bed, I took two laxative tablets 'cuz I knew it would do its thing first thing the following morning! And of did! Afterwards, I got on my shiny new scale again: 268.8 pounds! Call it a fluke...or maybe I was just plumb FOS! - LOL

Now, don't fuss...I know it's a no-no to be a scale-watcher..that was last weekend, and I haven't gotten on the scale again since. I figure I'll do it again at the two-week mark!

So today...I bought myself a pair of ankle/wrist weights. Hopefully, they won't join the exercise mats I bought in February..packed away in a box awaiting my move from this apartment to another one!

I'm going to add some pictures ... family & friends know: I'm the one behind the camera..rarely in front of it, but I do have a few shots that I can share. I don't think I have anything truly recent but..we'll see...

Enough for now...I could write more, but I'm still in the middle of the whole thing I like to call the cycle of purge'n'pack, so I'm going to get back to it before I lose my motivation! emoticon
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    Congratulations on your first blog post on SP! A great natural alternative to laxatives is milled flax seed (you can find it at Walmart in with the flours). I mix a tablespoon or two into regular yogurt. Greek yogurt tends to be too dry to mix well with flax seed. Isn't SparkPeople great?! emoticon
    2512 days ago
    Good for you! Baby steps! For me,before sparkpeople I'd try to do everything all at once.I always failed too.Taking baby steps works for me.Good luck!
    2512 days ago
    Sounds like you are off to a grand start! Good luck on your journey, and keep blogging!
    2512 days ago
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