Tuesday, October 15, 2013
It has been a difficult and amazing two weeks. First of all I was doing the most amazing tornado kicks of my Kung Fu career, on the third one I landed wrong and sprained my right ankle. Knowing this it occurred to me that my eating would have to be more controlled than usual since true exercise was out of the question. That same week we had an ice cream party for my son because it was his last day of Kung Fu. (I skipped dinner so I could eat ice cream with my boy). It was so hard watching my son say good bye to our Sifu. I was grateful to be off that weekend. I went out to dinner with a house mate, and we had an impromptu dinner at the house the next day. Monday I took a bus to my brother's house and Tuesday morning I watched my boy be sworn in to the US Coast Guard. We hung out with him until he had lunch and after boarded a bus for Cape May, NJ. My brother and I walked around town, shopped, then went to his friend's restaurant. He made and excellent lunch for us and I was able to thank him for taking my son under his wing. My son wants to be a chef and my brother's friend is a chef. On Wednesday there was not too much to do until my Danish friends arrived and we went to dinner. I ate light during the day and limited what I had at the Chinese buffet restaurant. The Danes picked me up the next day and we went to an apple orchard, shopping, then they dropped me off for a hair cut and annual doctor's appointments. I had a friend who said I could call her to pick me up (I don't have a car) and while standing in the rain after being poked and prodded, she tells me that she lent her car to her son. I walked in the rain to the nearest shopping center and caught a cab to the meeting place with my foreign friends. ($20 later!) We went to a hibachi restaurant and since they had never seen it before, had a brilliant time. By the time I hit the bed at 11 pm that night I was so exhausted that I slept til noon the next day. After doing some light grocery shopping I went back to bed for work. Three overnights later and Monday morning, I had to do some running around town. The city bus is great transportation but I live in a small town, so it is slow. I finally got home and went to bed for a few hours. The good news is that with some adaptations I went back to Kung Fu and was able to participate at about 70%. Yay! So I weighed myself this morning and guess what, even though exercise has been out of the question, and I have eaten out a lot, no weight gain or loss. It really is the best that I could hope for. I also found out in the community wide contest where we keep track of our exercise and minutes, I am leading for our agency. Awesome considering how much I have cut back for the past week and a half. So really it is true...SOMETIMES NO PROGRESS IS PROGRESS.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
I did not keep track of my food, and guess what? Gained 3.2 lb in a week. How the hell do you gain three pounds in a week? Just reinforces how much I need this and will go way off track if given a chance. At least I didn't gain more, and caught it early. Just Keep Swimming.
Monday, September 23, 2013
I have realized this blog is more about self talk than anything else. I am here to make sure that I treat myself better. Both by being in control of my addiction when a can, and forgiving myself when I back slide. Well yesterday was one of those days, honestly I was not on top of my eating either Saturday night or Sunday into this morning. So I begin, as each day is a chance to start again without self judgement, but self love. As hard as it is, I work to look for the positive to replace the negative that plays again and again. I am here, I am alive, I have a good life, and want to be the person I know best.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
It just so happens as I have decided to take back my life, I started Spark People again. At the same time, my community is participating in Move2Health. In twelve days I have logged 1575 minutes. That is 26 hours and 15 minutes of hiking a mountain, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, walking for work, walking to the bus stop, walking to and from stores. (I don't have a car right now.) I guess I can say that I have an active life style. Now to keep strong and eat appropriately. The nutrition tracker is such a big help, I really need a visual.
Note to self: Just keep swimming.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Last week I lost 6.2 lbs which is about a fifth of what I want to loose. That really is a big chunk, I don't expect that result every week. For me it is important to have a visual of what I am eating and be honest with myself. I have embraced the fact that I am totally addicted to food and need to be conscious of what I am eating. Like I stated in the beginning, it is not my activity level that is the issue, it is the binge eating that is the real problem.
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