Saturday, November 15, 2014
This is the time of the year where it gets busy and it can get very easy to get off track.
But I have a plan to stay focused!
First, my youngest daughter's birthday lands on Thanksgiving Day this year. She turns 15 years old. So we have lots to celebrate!
I am breaking down each holiday so that I can tackle them on it's own. Every year I just lump this whole season together because I just thought that if I messed up around Oct. 31 with all that candy, then why bother. But I am doing it differently this year.
My plan of action for Thanksgiving is that I will eat the traditional Thanksgiving meal (it's at my house this year with family coming in from out of town) but I will only eat the REAL serving sizes of the foods I cannot live without and I will make a platter of raw veggies and fruit to start out with. I know it sounds crazy, but there are going to be so many sides, that if I did sample some of them, I would be satisfied. I am also drinking plenty of water and having a good breakfast.
Just to be on the safe side, I signed up for a 5K on Thanksgiving morning here in the West Valley where I will meet up with other fellow Sparkpeople members. I have to start burning calories early because let's be honest.....I WANT my piece of pumpkin pie with Kool Whip.
I plan to take the family and the dogs for a walk. Anyone that wants to stay and watch the football game can do so, but I will be enjoying our beautiful weather now that it has finally cooled down.
Last year, I was sick with Bronchitis and laid around like a slug and didn't get to eat because I was too sick. I refuse to waste this Thanksgiving away by laying around.
So, that's my plan....got to do it for me....even if it sounds crazy! hahaha
This was a good week for me. I lost 7lbs. Probably mostly water weight, but I'll take it!
I am wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed rest of this November. I have SO much to be thankful for this year! Praise God for holding me up during the times I could not walk.
Does anyone else have a "plan of attack" for Turkey Day?
Sunday, June 22, 2014
It's been busy!
My youngest daughter graduated earlier this month from 8th grade. I can't believe I have 2 high school kids on my hands! Yikes!
For her gift, she wanted to go to San Diego. (which was absolutely fine with us!) LOVE San Diego! Lots to do and I'm a beach girl by heart!
We were really active there which is what I wanted. We were so busy that I found myself eating only 3 square meals a day with absolutely no snacking in-between. We had no time for it and didn't miss it at all!
We found ourselves doing things like hiking, lots of walking on the boardwalk, boogie boarding, and kayaking for the first time. I was scared out of my mind because of my weight and the fact that it was in the ocean.
It was awesome!
I really discovered what I was missing all this time. I was holding back on all the things I want to do. Even at my weight, I still went kayaking, hiking, and boogie boarding. I am sure that it did not look all that pretty, but I had a great time....and for the first time....I didn't care what others thought I looked like. I cared if I was having a good time with my family. I LOVED being active. I loved that I was having a good time with the people around me and laughing with them. It has boosted my confidence....and I am worth it!
Now that we are back, all i want to do is stay active and try new things. i don't want my family to get stuck in that lazy rut. I want to live life and I want my daughters to do the same.
My daughters want to live in San Diego...I told them to study hard and get a well-paid job because living out there is expensive, but if you love it....then it's worth it!
(My oldest daughter who is an organic, pescatarian junkie blended in really well there.)
3 days wasn't nearly enough time to spend out there. Looking forward to going out there again!
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