Happy new year!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I love starting points! What a great time to renew my motivation and redefine my goals. 2012 has been a good year for my family. DH had work all year, DS#1 changed careers, got a job & signed up for college after he graduates, DS#2 doesn't have any major news which is good too, and I changed jobs at work & got a few more hours, stuck with Zumba & lost 10 pounds. Not too bad, huh? Oh, and I got a new nephew out of the deal! lol. He's such a cutie!
The holiday was a little more rough than I imagined. I had the flu the week before Christmas, missed 5 days of work & have only exercised once since December 17. With being sick, I didn't leave the house nor did I do any "healthy" grocery shopping. Plus we visited a friend for a day & lived on their food selections (lunch meat sandwiches & potato chips). Despite my efforts to continue to lose weight between Thanksgiving & New Years, it looks like I gained but I'm not sure. The last 2 days have been terrible diet-wise so it could be water retention. I did manage to see a new low on the scale - if only for a day. With time I will see it again.
I feel like I've finally got this "life style" thing figured out. I've done so much reading & research about health & anti-cancer eating, I've learned so much and I find that when I do eat the way I should, not only do I feel better, but I eat SO much less. It's like my body is satisfied with a smaller amount if it's what my body actually needs & uses as fuel. It's so crazy when I think back to how I used to eat & I was never satisfied or full. I would hear people talk about "forgetting to eat" and I'd be like, "WHAT?? All I think about all day is food!!! How could you forget to eat?" Well, truth be told, I still don't forget, but I surely don't focus on food, and my blood sugar is so much better that I can go a few hours, eat a few nuts, and go a few more hours. It's just so crazy.
Anyhow, I want to try to focus more on clean eating in 2013 & see what happens. I'm done with focusing on numbers (yeah, right) - I'd LIKE to focus on how I feel & how my clothes fit. I'd LOVE to get my BMI in a normal range & go down a pant size or 2. I want to see some normal scans when I go back to the doctor in April but I'd love to get my family on a healthy bandwagon. I worry about DH. He's put on a few pounds & his stomach is acting up. DS#2 is getting a little thick & having hormonal issues. Cleaning up their diets would help, but I doubt they'd cooperate.
Anyhow, thanks for reading. Happy New Year to you!!