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Taking more steps

Monday, November 12, 2012

So this weekend was very nice - the weather here was beautiful and it didn't start raining until Monday morning. A big Woo Hoo to that. Seems like that doesn’t happen very often.

I thought my next “baby” step was to add cardio. Much to even my own surprise, I’ve managed to get my eating streak working first. Yesterday and so far today I have been reasonable about my eating. I was tempted this morning, but ate a bigger than normal healthy breakfast and that held me over. Unfortunately I left my lunch and snack at home today, but I still should be within calories as long as I keep it under control tonight.

I ate within calories, drank my water, and got in light cardio (walking) yesterday.

On my drive into work today I came to the realization that my life is not going to change, I need to decide to be happy. By that I mean that I cannot change the people around me. If my husband chooses to be grumpy because of holidays and/or family events and decide to delegate cleaning and holiday work to me. He will. If my family has to micro manage all of the details of every event and make everything in life a competition. They will.

I need to decide I like my life (outside of the food/health stuff I’m working on) or decide to make huge changes to put it on a different track. I’m not prepared to change tracks, so I need to do what I need to do and move on. I can’t be constantly grumpy because everyone else around me is being grumpy.

One last thing: for today’s Spark Coach, I was asked to blog about quick meals. We keep a hunk of ham in the fridge and turkey sausage in the freezer. Either can be combined with steamed veggies and yams to make a very quick reasonably healthy meal. We also do a weekly meal plan for dinner and use that to make the shopping list to ensure we have ingredients on hand. When left to his own devices, my husband would do takeout pizza and fast food every night. We cannot afford that impact to our weight or our wallets.

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    So glad you are choosing to be happy. That is what I have done and its made a huge difference in my life. Hubby is out of work, we can't pay all of our bills, we won't be celebrating Christmas...but I am happy anyway!
    2048 days ago
    Keep Sparkin'!!
    2048 days ago
    I so agree with choosing to be happy in our circumstances.

    Great job with the eating and staying within plan. emoticon
    2048 days ago
    Great blog!
    2048 days ago
    I do better offer with a more hardy breakfast too.

    I agree about choosing to be happy. I also have learned to say no and I set limits on what I am willing to do. I don't allow people to volunteer me for anything or heap work on me. And I don't waste much time with grumpy people. They should suffer in silence.
    2048 days ago
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