Cut The Junk
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Challenge for May is to cut junk. I get the mantra "everything in moderation" but I recognized that my definition of moderation was becoming too loose and was going to lead me into trouble. I haven't lost anything for 2-3 months now, BUT I have maintained which is good to know that I can. I am still struggling to get to the gym with not having a vehicle in the evenings. But I can still work on what I am eating - everything is not lost. I am back to using 'myfitnesspal' app on my phone for tracking - just because it's always with me and just so quick and simple. I've logged everything for 4 days, and I'm doing okay. There is of course room for improvement, but tracking certainly helps. Felt that I was slipping backwards in the nighttime snacking too, so I've turned that around. I recognize now that when Joshua is working and away through the evening, I am reaching for food out of boredom and loneliness again. Not good. I broke that habit long ago and will not continue to sabotage myself in this way. All my kitchen chores are done early now, so I am tucking the boys into bed, and drinking my tea/water and leaving the kitchen. The lights are turned out and I have no reason to go back in. I read a blog this week by BOOKWORM27, she has lost and maintains a 182lb loss! (KUDOS!) She touched on feeling as though she needs to keep rigid control in order to maintain this success though, and although I haven't lost close to that much I found myself relating so much. It takes real commitment to achieve this! Lately I've just become distracted first of all, but also docile and comfortable with the loss that I've accomplished so far and sort of lost focus of the fact that I still have 32.6lbs to lose. I hit 50lbs lost and was like "YAY! I DID IT!" but I am done yet. And I DO want to get there, and no amount of wishing is going to just land me at my goal so I'm pulling up my socks (so to speak) and putting forth a serious and focused effort again - taking action. I need to redesign my vision board, which I keep on my kitchen wall next to the fridge - this always helps me keep focused. And I am keeping my options for fitness minutes open - going to the gym and putting in time on a cardio machine is not my only option. I've recently been playing basketball with the boys, or racing them home when we have to walk some where. Doing pushups and squats again when hitting the washroom at work. Every little bit helps, even if it's just helping keep me focused on my goal for that moment in time.
OH! I made a delicious smoothie yesterday - thought I'd share it with you. I was really wanting something YUMMY so I put together a peanut butter/chocolate smoothie:
1 tbsp Natural PB
1 tbsp Pure cocoa powder
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup soy milk
It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great way to end the week!
Found this picture on HOPEFULHIPPO's SparkPage... It felt like it was speaking right to me, LOL!
Gotta jet for now - boys have swimming lessons, and then my youngest is ready to learn to ride his bike! YAY! Make it a great day everyone, and MAKE YOURSELF!