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Choices, not excuses

Monday, April 09, 2012

Yah, I'm making choices. Not great ones either. My goals for April included:

emoticonGetting enough sleep (8 hours per night is optimal, but no less than 7!)
emoticonHonestly I think I've been getting about 7 or 8 a night, but the way I feel... maybe I better shoot for 9 the next few nights!!! One night was super short and I didn't get caught up from that, two nights this week were not in MY bed so were not restful, so I just feel tired. And Oh MY the carbs I consume when tired. emoticon By far the biggest "risk factor" I have found is being over tired. Gotta fix this.

emoticonPlan suppers for the week/month. I eat the same breakfast every day and get lunch at work so those are good (at least M-Th). But supper is always up in the air... and if I can *just* plan suppers this month maybe by summer break I will be better at menu planning and can deal with lunches then too.
emoticonOkay, this has been a long weekend. By that I mean I have been off work so no "planned for me" lunches and breakfasts have been different too. I baked a batch of banana muffins cuz I had some sad looking bananas to use. And Easter. I didn't actually do too bad at dinner because we just didn't have an overly huge spread but still ate way more than I needed to. And I have not planned past MY breakfast of muffins this morning! Epic fail so far on menu planning.

emoticonExercise of some sort every single day! I was doing good with this and then stopped because I got over-tired and couldn't get up early enough. Time to change the alarm clock setting again and get my butt to bed on time!
emoticonYah. Blew this one too so far. It's like the more tired I get, the more I eat and the less I feel like trying to work any of it off. Just "stinkin' thinkin'" on my part. And I can think all I want but it doesn't get my butt off the chair.

emoticonSo, Kathierae, How ya gonna turn it back around?? Find your mojo?? Why do you even care? You could just keep sitting and eating. No one is making you do this ya know.

emoticonHere is WHY.

emoticonMy back hurts like hell. Walking emoticonand Stretching emoticon are the ONLY things that help that.
emoticonI've been really bitchy with the kids. Exercise cures stress. emoticon Yes, cures. The only thing I've found that makes me feel really really good with no hangover. emoticon
emoticonEating healthier just plain makes me feel healthier. I don't have to NOT eat carbs, I just can't live off them. I have to eat freggies and protien and whole grains.
emoticonMORE water and emoticonLESS coffee. I get hungrier when I drink too much coffee. So I have to watch my coffee intake and ramp up the water. Not usually a problem but lately has been since it got colder out. And the Girl Scout Cookies taste better with coffee. (SO not ordering them next year!! they accept donations, right?)

emoticonIt isn't about losing weight.

emoticonLosing weight is a nice side effect but for me obviously isn't my main motivation. If it was I'd be a size 14 by now since I started SP back in 2010. I don't have any deep dark emotional scars or secrets. I was never abused or abandoned. (NOT trying to make light of these issues, just stating MY facts.) I have a good relationship with my hubby and three great kids--all of whom drive me crazy at times but I wouldn't trade them for the world!! I'm certain I make them just as crazy. So I have to find motivation that doesn't include the scale. Not that I will cry if I end up a size 14! But if that's my main reason for doing this I will NEVER get there.

So, back: I promise to walk emoticon and/or do yoga emoticon for at least 20 minutes per day every weekday. emoticonThat starts today since it's Monday.

Innards: I promise to drink more emoticonwater and less emoticoncoffee. I promise to buy some emoticonfruit today. Tomorrow is back to my "normal" breakfast because it works. And I will plan a simple supper of protein, freggie and whole grain for each day of the week BEFORE I let myself play Castleville again today. emoticon
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    Good Stuff! Keep it up! emoticon
    2257 days ago
    Choice by choice :) :)! !
    2260 days ago
    Great goals! I understand what you mean about coffee making you more hungry, it does the same thing to me.

    All your goals make so much sense. Good luck keeping them up! With the weather getting nicer, you should be able to get outside and do some more 5K walks!
    2262 days ago
    emoticon OH yes you can...And with your SP friends you can do any thing...you can WIN!
    2262 days ago
    Cheering for you!
    2262 days ago
    When we get down to it, all these things that you have set your goals on, are so good for us and not really that hard yet we let them go by the wayside so easily! I think you are so right about the key being 'overtired'.

    Love your blog, your goals and your open honesty! emoticon
    2262 days ago
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