Overwhelmed.. and my NS Victory for today.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

This week has been overwhelming for me. Every day I have so much to do.. and then I've added in as much walking as I can. At this point I am trying to figure out where my calories should be since I'm moving a lot more. Most of my journey has been just cutting back on calories. Hey.. It was working for losing weight. The good part about that.. is that it has given me energy and now I want to get up and move. It's not like I haven't done any exercising since I started.. but it's been pretty minimal since winter hit. My mom brought me my sportband chip on Monday and I haven't missed a day since. I'm actually trying to put in a few extra miles so I can skip next Monday. The other days are supposed to be decent.. but I don't think 17 degrees is ideal for walking in.

Back to the overwhelming-ness. I get up and get Exandria ready for school, once she goes off to school I go on my walk, then I come home and do laundry and whatever dishes we have built up.. and then kids get home (Exandria only goes for 3 hours.) Spend a little time with the kids, get supper made (usually more than one because I either eat something that is different that they don't like or else I'm making sure the hubby has enough food for supper when he gets home from work), and then it's time to get kids cleaned up and settled down for the night, get them in bed and then it's working on dishes and the laundry again. I have a ton of boxes I need to go through and unpack.. but it seems I never have the time. What little extra time I have, I like to use to relax a little. Eh.. It'll get done one of these days I guess. Yes.. I know I could be doing some of that now.. but I am putting it off for another day. I didn't get much sleep and feel like I could fall over standing.

I'm really kind of proud of myself today. Usually as soon as Jeremy leaves to take Ex to school and head to work, I go on my walk. I kind of lounged for about a half hour debating on if I REALLY wanted to go or not (I know.. I could have been almost done by then.. ugh) and then I got up, pulled my hair back, slipped on some comfy clothes for walking and my sportband, and headed out the door. I guess I figure, it doesn't matter if I have the motivation to do it. I need to do it anyways. Being lazy isn't going to get me any closer to my goals and it certainly won't make me any healthier. So I guess you can call that my Non-scale victory for today. I'd say it's a good one at that!

This is me.. Except I'm sure every now and then I will binge. It is part of life.. and I'm working to overcome those binges. Definitely taking back over my life though and no longer letting my weight hold me back!
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  • SCRAP317
    You can do it Jessica! You have the right mindset - now keep that motivation going! Do you have a short term goal? Do you have a reward set up for when you reach it? If you lose 5 pounds in February what can you do to celebrate? Treat yourself to a movie with your hubby? It can even be a Red Box movie after the kids go to bed (do you have those where you are? Only $1 per night!). How about a new pair of fun socks or pajama pants? Give yourself something to work toward. Make a goal of switching over to whole grains if you haven't yet. Making 1/2 and 1/2 makes it easier (like half brown and half white rice). Your good habits should trickle down to benefit your kids and give them good eating habits for their lifestyle. Have you watched the Biggest Loser this season? Helping kids get healthy too! You have two great motivators right there under your own roof! Good luck my friend! XO
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    Comment edited on: 1/21/2013 7:54:42 AM
    good for you--sometimes I hate to exercise too, but after I get into it, I'm always glad I did because I feel so good afterward.
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