Friday, November 21, 2014
Just thought I'd share this inspirational, short video.
Monday, November 17, 2014
I stopped attempting the no-sweets streaks, because the more I tried to avoid them, the more I craved them. I figured that by taking the focus and pressure off the streaks, I wouldn't crave them as much.
I was wrong.
It's gotten worse than ever, since now it feels like I have no boundaries. So, I am back to counting my no sweets days.
My goal is to abstain from the sweets until Thanksgiving, I plan on having pumpkin pie, continue counting until Christmas Eve, I'll be making a cake, then until New Year's Eve. This will give me something to look forward to.
I've learned that it's better to have short streaks than none at all!
Counting today, there are 45 days left for the whole year! There is still time to accomplish a goal or two!
It's Monday and it's raining, but....
Have a good one, sparkfriends!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Stepfanie, a friend of SparkPeople, says:
"At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live."
She is so right!
Dear husband had to work today, so I got up early with him, but I've been battling with the notion of going back to bed or working out!
The last time I posted, I publicly committed to a workout, and it helped motivate me, so I'm doing it again today!
I am going to go downstairs and do a workout, then update it here!
Thank you all, for being so wonderful, caring and supportive, especially in my last blog!
I couldn't do this without my sparkfriends!
10:15 A.M. Update:
Yes I Can! Thank you, guys!
Started with the 2 Miles: Walk-N-Tone, with 3 lb. weights, to make it more intense.
33 min. on the treadmill & 5 min. on the Total Gym, (Total steps: 5,345)
I'm off to the shower. I am going to take a walk on this sunny, 37 degrees day, and buy some grapes to snack on this evening.
Have a wonderful day, and weekend!
Monday, November 10, 2014
"Hope is a renewable option:
If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning."
~ Barbara Kingsolver
So, I am starting over this morning. I haven't been able to commit to my daily intentions yet, my heart hasn't been in it.
Family problems and loneliness are my roadblocks lately. Been feeling emotionally and spiritually empty.
Emotional because husband is in his own little world, dealing with his own self destructive behavior, and I'm just missing my mom who I used to be able to confide to about anything.
And spiritually because ( I hate to admit) I've been struggling with my faith since my parent's ordeal in the last two years, trying to understand God's ways. I want my faith back! My life is empty without it!
My parents are gone now, they are finally at peace, but I continue to search for inner peace. I am sabotaging my efforts and I want to stop this behavior.
The only way to come out of this is to do something about it now, be accountable, so I am going to workout now, push myself because if I don't push myself, nothing will change.
So for today, I am publicly committing to do something positive for myself.
I will update my workout in a little while!
11:30 A.M. My Workout Update:
I started out with my favorite workout DVD, 2 Miles: Walk-N-Tone with 3 lb. hand weights.
And 35 min. on the treadmill. Total steps for both workouts, 6,634.
I feel so much better and I am so grateful to you, my sparkfriends! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and encouragement!
Now on to plan healthy meals!
Have a great Monday!
Friday, October 31, 2014
I am trying very hard to come out of this binge eating mode. I was doing so well in mid August to mid September, and then it all stopped and I started falling back into my old self destructive habits.
What's ironic is that I indulge in sweet-junk food to make myself feel better, yet I end up feeling worse than ever.
I've noticed that I am triggered by certain events lately, when I'm feeling lonely, (husband is working late and son is out with friends) or right after a stressful dentist appointment.
I have to find ways to counteract these triggers, come up with some coping strategies.
Learn to "like" being by myself again.
Find comfort in something other than sweets or junk food.
What are some of the ways you relax and pamper yourself without food, Sparkfriends?
I know that when I eat healthy and exercise regularly, I feel great! The hard part is getting back on track again. I am going to keep trying though, a brand new month tomorrow, that's always inspiring!
For those who celebrate Halloween, Happy Halloween! Have fun and be safe!
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