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7/3/18 good and...room for improvement

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

I was going to have the title be "good and bad" but wanted to be more positive ;)

Yesterday I was productive if nothing else. I got lots of cleaning/organizing done, with more to do today. It's been crazy lately, but I have the week off and can catch up a bit. I got most of the lawn done before turning it over to my husband when he got home. we have 5 acres, though we don't mow all of it, so even on the riding lawn mower it can still take 3 hours, I did 2.5. And I didn't cheat, I took off my fitbit while mowing, otherwise the steps would have been crazy haha. And I still went over my step goal :)

I didn't do an official workout, though with my health issues I should have at least stretched. I did spend all day on my feet cleaning and weeding and harvesting things from the garden, etc. I was physically exhausted so I hope for yesterday it counts. I was active. I didn't spend hours watching some show or reading. I'll take it this time, it felt good and healthy.

I did eat pretty well earlier in the day. By the time I was done mowing and showering and grilling...we were eating at almost 8pm (we usually shoot for around 6 or 6:30). By that time I felt starving. I really need to not take that perceived feeling so seriously. I was a bit famished, but took it as being ravenous, definitely not actually starving. And I ate too much. It's like after 5 or so my brain shuts down and just eats. Not like bingeing, but not focused either.

I'm not going to beat myself up about it, but I'm frustrated with myself and feeling challenged to learn to shut that down.

Tonight we have a cookout to attend. I cut up a watermelon the other day (cubes) and it filled a large container so I think I'll bring that. I know there will be burgers and hot dogs, and who knows what others will bring. I think I might eat a small healthy snack before we go so I'm not "starving" feeling when it's time to eat.

It's also my sister's baby shower which is great - my current nephew from her is 12 (maybe 11, but I think 12 haha), my son is almost 9. So I'll get to experience a new baby without going through it myself :) I loved it, but between weight issues and other health issues and medications, that ship has sailed, and I'm okay with that :) I loved the young ages, where you're teaching them everything and seeing them experience new things with excitement and wonder...but I also love the continued freedom that comes from their self sufficiency as they get older, that helps me to focus on my goals more, so it's good for me now.

anyway, today I started with a green smoothie while blogging. I have plenty of fruit to eat, though I need to work on veggies more. I have healthy options for lunch. I slept in which was amazing. I'm going to check in on some friends on here and then get going on my to-do list.

Hope everyone has a great day!
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  • TANYA602
    I can't believe your son is already 9! Where does the time go? Good job on the outdoor chores and staying active. I hope you had fun at the bbq and stayed your focus. If you want to be friends on Fitbit you can find me at https://www.fitbit.com/user/23DB6F.
    Love the positivity!
    973 days ago
  • BEFIT021
    THAT was quite the workout yesterday! Good for you!
    As far as the eating thing I think it's just a case of mind over matter. 'Are you REALLy starving or just hungry' kind of thing, you know? Like anything else, tho, that comes with time.

    You can do it!
    975 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
    Wow!!! I was sweating just reading abt your daily routine. emoticon Sounds like you've got your plan in place, your doing it girl!!! Cheers to a healthy July emoticon emoticon
    975 days ago
  • S_MHANCOCK
    Positivity is wonderful
    976 days ago
  • MSSMILES65
    You did great yesterday and I feel your pain my brain shuts down and I eat in the evenings. I've been keeping a little baggy of snacks in my end table to stop me from going to the kitchen lol keep up the Great Work!!!!!
    976 days ago
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