Sunday, March 9, 2014
blog 11 This week
Well what a week this has been.
I have had a lot of challenges. John was home and it was birthday dinners, date nights(not that I am complaining) and late night meetings. I had to make choices, some that did not thrill me. I wanted to have a sushi picnic on the bed Wednesday night- but it was after 9pm so I had a sushi bite and made a pouted face and moved on. Also came the night of Cheesecake Factory- I printed out the nutrition facts and picked my dinner before we went- and I did not change my mind-even though that burger looked really really good.
It must be working the scale is moving in the right direction. I feel good.
The right choices are still not easy . I hope that someday the "right " decisions are automatic - I still slip up - I still sneak a Cheeto or an extra glass of wine but I am overall making wise choices.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Well I wish I could say that it is a lazy
Sunday, but it is not . I am
Going to the YMCA as soon as I am
Done blogging. the weather as usual is not making going out very easy, it would be so nice to sit in front of the tv and watch lifetime movies. I had some days this week Yoga on Friday made me feel great I found some
New strength and I accomplished some poses that I have not done before. So in all I think I am doing ok , the scale is slow moving this week but my strength is increasing
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Saturday, February 22, 2014
Blog 9. First weigh in
Phew ,the first weigh in is over. - I was So happy to see our group smiling. After chatting with a few , I realize now that a few more of us will be stopping by the Reiders produce department - I checked it out after Lean Living on my way to get my hair cut - I purchased a few packages of mushrooms , potatoes and some apples . I also (shhh) sneaked a quick taste of the crab dip - I was starving -but decided to snack on an apple in the car . I am trying to figure out what my next month's plan is going to be , I am close to a personal goal - it is possible at the next weigh in but I really must be focused. Motivation is key for me, when I feel like not working out or grabbing the wrong snack I think of this group- Id all of you guys are doing it , so can I ! truth be told, I grab the article from the New Herald
look at all of your faces and push myself - I want to lose the 5% by April's weigh in to keep in this thing until July .I am half way .
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Blog8. One of those days
Did you ever have one of those days where you would rather be anywhere else ? I was fine this morning - my running on the treadmill is getting better . My eating during the day is getting better - but tonight when I got home - laundry, dinner, the dog, the cat, shopping - cleaning the counters and floors - putting away the groceries- I was calling for calgon to take me away - no such luck! Kids in the kitchen - non stop talking - a broken phone - non stop talking -dog needing to go out - the kids not stopping the talking - ok just going to shut the bedroom door - it is almost 9pm and my alarm goes off at 4:30 -
See you all at the weigh in. Ps
The Cheetos are not in the kitchen cupboard but I swear I can hear them calling me from Marc's a few blocks away -on these stressful nights I want for brief minute to cheat - but I want to be thinner more - but those darn Cheetos are still on the back of my mind - I hope in time they shut up .
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Blog 7 Hurry Spring
Oh It was hard to get to the gym this morning- These cold mornings are getting so old.
It will be so nice to walk outside. I want to see tulips and daffodils- I know it will come but this year seems to be taking forever.
I try to go to the ymca 3 times a week before I go to work- Do you know that I pass 3 McDonalds on my way to work after I leave the gym.
This morning I thought I would be proactive and I would bring a little snack so I would not be tempted to stop along the way-
I brought an egg white- IT FROZE!! so much for being proactive. I did have a nice breakfast of cereal and blueberries once I got to work
but it is just the little things about this weather that are driving me crazy and I am so done with this cold.
I did finally get a chance to read all of the blogs- It is nice to see all of the stories- (good and bad)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Blog 6- Going to miss Laura
I was sad to hear that Laura was leaving the News Herald.
( My mom too, she reads Laura's column daily)
I am happy for her moving on to a new adventure.
I like seeing Laura at weigh in's and seeing her smile with our little victories. I know that this Lighten group is strong and we will accomplish alot
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Blog 5 Frustrated
Not a good feeling to be frustrated so early in the "game". I am working out like crazy- I have the right mind set but my numbers on my scale seem to be hibernating Grrrr.
I know my issue- same as always- I seem to be mindlessly grabbing food at end of the day-
sleepy- lazy- not an excuse. BAD HABITS- I am not even hungry- and when I grab something I usually say I will vitabot and I forget-- I am my own worst enemy. They say you can break a habit in 30 days - It is so tough- I feel like I need to resort to duck tape-- either over my mouth or across my fingers- or maybe both!! I just need to find that will power to make it through the evenings. I am happy with all else- I have changed my snacks, weigh everything, I am crazy about exercising- ( I really like it)- spinning, walking, running, elliptical, incorporating some weights, just bought some kettle bells, but they are still in the box- I am hoping to bring those out this week, but I need to get out the dvd and learn how to use them correctly.
This is never easy--- thank god Duck tape comes in fashionable colors-- it may come down to that!