My eyes have been opened! Have come to the following realizations....

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My eyes have been opened! Have come to the following realizations....

#1 Went thru my entire summer wardrobe... yes, only June but with humidex today is 35 degrees! capris fitting too tight.. I look obscene in them... trying on skirts and have come to realize that even if I were 15 lbs lighter that legs will never look like they did in my 20s or 30s.. approaching 50 and part of accepting that is accepting who I am right now and what fashion wise works and what should be put to bed forever :) No longer want to wear anything that is shorter than knee height.

#2 I was desperate for something to wear happy to find 3 new outfits from Reitmans.. 2 skirts and 1 skort set... no longer will I wear anything too tight... and do you know not only do I feel good/more comfortable but I look thinner too... imagine... just from wearing clothes that fit me... what I look like now!

#3 Tracking food; did not realize how nutrition poor my eating habits were until I started tracking. I really should be eating more fruits and veggies. I buy a watermelon, cherries and cantaloupe daily for my dad at nursing home. Why do I not eat these myself? Why not enjoy the fruits of the season? Snack on veggies & fruit.

#4 Move more. Sit all day at work and then I sit with dad at nursing home all night. Need to move more. Take a walk at lunch. Dust off the treadmill. Nothing too drastic... develop habits that I can stick with for the rest of my life.. in order to be healthy at 90 must start moving now! (I say this but I have been on the couch all morning drinking tea and typing this blog)

#5 Less is more. Less stuff = more living space; Less stuff = cleaner house; less clothes = seeing what u have & loving what u are wearing; less food / not binging on one food item = more choices / full course meal with dessert Less stuff = more time to do what you love best

#6 Yes, I still want to lose 10 lbs but not feeling as desperate now that I have something to wear. Pounds will not disappear unless I do my part; so I am vowing to make these changes and drink less alcohol and more water this coming week and hopefully I can get into last summer's outfits before this summer is over :)

Trying new WW recipe for dinner tonight... chicken mango and spinach salad. Doesn't that sound delicious. Hope everyone has a wonderful week and thanks again for listening.
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    emoticon How have you done with the smoking issue? emoticon If you have been able to conquor that...You can do anything!! emoticon
    A Dad in the nursing home sounds stressful to me so...take your time be nice to yourself but in healthy ways!
    2192 days ago
    Sounds like some great plans and determination too!
    2203 days ago
    Your realizations are spot on. Wearing clothes that fit you are like losing 10 pounds.
    2203 days ago
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