Monday, April 21, 2014
This is a blog for 55+females team challenge. Am I stronger, healthier or have more energy etc. than last year?
I was doing really good until I had computer trouble and hubby went into the hospital, started dialysis and is now in a nursing home after having foot surgery.
Well I think I am stronger in a way. Without all the things I endured in the last 3 years and without my spark friends, I probably would have pulled my hair out.
I am better at handling stress. I think you get used to it. I do still on occasion eat emotionally because it is a hard habit to break...but I don't do it as often or eat as much....except for hunger and t.v.
I was doing zumba, strength training(minimal) exercise videos etc. when my computer died, I slowed down and am trying to get it back up to speed but I still don't have my computer back and can't access youtube, or sp videos...so I am trying to just do on my own,,,not as fun or effective.
Our one on one challenge keeps me going but with going to the nursing home and doctors appointments and such, I miss most of that too. This is one of the challenges that I anm getting done,
It won't be a long blog because I am tired and so my thoughts may be a littled spaced apart. My spelling will probably suffer too. The important thing is...I have improved since last year...and with help and support I will keep on improving. I thank all my sp friends because they are the best.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I have been trying to break the habit of eating after 7 for such a long time.
At night I would sit, grab some munchies and watch t.v. Didn't get the good stuff like carrot and celery, not even popcorn but the bad stuff...high calorie foods, frozen pizza, sandwiches anything that I didn't eat during the day. I did good during the day, then crashed it by stuffing my mouth at night. I didn't really pay attention because I was in the throws of a good action movie or series. Oh I had good intentions this last week. I tried and held off that snack for many hours. In fact night before last I held it of until after midnight and then cracked and ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Well last night I had a talk with my stomach. Usually I start out with good intentions...but somewhere between my head and my stomach, it starts rumbling and my head gets food on the brain...especially now with hubby and Moms health.
Well it went like this:
Listen stomach I hear your call to that food. I am absolutely tired of ignoring my good intentions just to fuel your rumblings. Why can't you just wait until morning? I am not going to give in this time. I have my feet up and will not let them down without good reason and that is not to get food for your evening satisfaction. You know you are not hungry and just want to stuff those bad things in your mouth. I am not bringing trigger foods in the house so that helps but you seem to find food anyway. Well not this time Mister! I am sticking to my plan of breaking this habit once and for all so beat it. Stop the rumblings, stop the thoughts of a calorie laden snack because it ain't going to happen!
Oh my gosh...I made it through the night with no food after 7! I am so proud of myself, I could do a jig and you know what now that I know I can do it....I am going to make it my new evening habit.
So today I am riding a high and can't wait to break the next habit. So pick a habit you want to break and see how good it feels! It is better than a sugar rush....which is the next to tackle. I might not do it in a day but now I know I can do it...a little at a time.
coming out of that cocoon and starting to open up.
Come ride with me
and you will see
Just how good life can be.
Hugs and rainbows. Namaste, Pam
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