Wednesday, November 02, 2011
So I've told you about my new way to get more water. Every time I get up from my desk at my VERY sedentary job, I get a cup of water from the water cooler. That leads to more restroom trips, which means more cups of water as I pass the cooler. Even tho they were only 4 oz cups I thought hey, I'm getting more water it's good.
They are 8 oz cups. I had no idea, LOL. Here I am, 47 years old and a baker and I didn't recognize what was 8 oz. This is funny, it's good news (twice the water than I thought I was drinking!) and it is a huge testimony to my portion distortion problems.
It inspires me to start measuring some of my food again out of curiousity - how much am I REALLY putting on my plate, because obviously, I think things are smaller than they really are....
Interesting and funny thing I've learned about myself. Week goals: So far...so good.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
October sure flew by! Here it is November 1st...time for new goals....
Continuing with my keep it real, keep it positive quest, we have:
1) Spark points: October was 867. That's an average of about 27 points a day. Goal for October was 1000. November goal: 1000.
2) 10 minute exercise streak. Not happening well right now and I want to fix that. It's 10 minutes fer pete's sake! November goal: 10 min 5x a week. (this makes my internal Super Goal Setter (SGS) fidget. She wants it to be evry day! She wants it to be like 30 minutes every day! she's yapping in the back of my head about how that ain't enough! I'm telling her to shut up.)
3) Food: I actually accomplished a lot in this area over October. For the most part, I'm back on the food plan from the doctor last year - 6 small meals, low-glycemic to fight my insulin resistance. Breakfast, lunch, and early snacks are working well...evening is the chronic problem area. November goal: Get my evening meal and snack into the low-glycemic range.
4) Water: Since the beginning of October I have added a pretty consistent 4 glasses of water a day. I'm going to aim for 2 more. November goal: 6 glasses of water a day (SGS whines that why can't I just go for the gusto???? Again, she can just shut up).
Okay, that's it for November. No 15 point list of stringent rules and goals. No reaching past the stars to the next galaxy. Do-able, reasonable goals.
Last night was Halloween and I did something i have never done in my adult life: I chose not to buy candy and I just kept my porch light off. My daughter went with friends and came home with quite the bag and I said "keep that in yer room, will ya? I don't want to see it" (she is 17 and typically after christmas sometime she will throw over half of the candy away. She apparently did not inherit my crack-like addiction to sugar because that concept (not eating it and thowing it away) is just plain foreign to me, LOL). Once I start, I cannot stop...so not starting was the goal....and it worked.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tracked every bite that went into my mouth, the good and the not-so-good.
Did something for someone else (worked on knitted cap for friend starting chemo).
Was kind to my partner (she's depressed...brought home a funny card AND fixed dinner).
Took time for me.
Not going into what could have been different...for today, I need to focus on the good because it would be way too easy to beat the crap out of myself for the not good!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I talked about weight, weight loss and feelings in therapy last night. Not a subject I usually get on to in that arena because well, I have a lot of things to talk about LOL.
But my weight is really bugging me more than usual lately, pulling my self esteem low, negative self chatter going on in my head etc. So, I'm glad I brought it up. He talked to me a bit about replacing the negative chatter with positive - look what you DID do, focus on and affirm the positive changes you are making, etc.
Well, yeah...but....maybe I've been afraid if I don't beat myself up good enough someone else will do it for me. Dunno. Interesting thoughts is all.
My 10 min exercise streak isn't .... streaking. I keep missing a day here and there, mostly because of changes in plans or procrastination. But it's still a goal and I'm still workin' on it.
Time to get up and DO something...something good for me...good for my soul. Have a rockin' Wednesday folks!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Yesterday...I laced up my shoes and re-started C25K. I hadn't ran since I pulled my back...then had the heart attack scare...then messed up my foot. Like since the end of August.
So yesterday....was sucky. Right back to square one, that's for sure. But I DID it. That's what counts. Not that I wasn't able to to nearly as far as I'd previously worked up to (of course..you don't not run for 2 months then magically keep up with your old pace, LOL). I did it...and tomorrow after work I'll do it again. And I'll build the stamina back up.
Very, very conscious of my weight. Very aware of the girth of my belly. This is likely necessary to keep me motivated.
But it's not much fun.
All I have is TODAY. Right now. The choice of the next action, the next bite, the next thing. I can't change yesterday, and tomorrow is too far away. What I have is now. If I can control my actions in the now...that's the best step I can take for the rest of my life.
Whew. All philosophical at 5:30 a.m. Go me.
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