Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-in - Postponed

Somehow this week got away from me. I am not sure why. It's been a bit of a wonky week. Mom and Dad had to go out of town for my great-aunt's memorial service. I only worked half a day on Monday and then worked a couple hours at home. Everything has just been off schedule. Anyway, I forgot to weigh in this morning and then forgot to weigh in right after work and then we went to the fair. I was NOT weighing in AFTER the fair (be honest would YOU???)

Anyway, I do think it's okay to take off a week here and there and have considered doing bi-weekly weigh-in's. I may have mentioned this before, but I am a VERY sensitive to feedback (good AND bad). This is why I CANNOT do daily weigh-ins. If I have a good weigh in I stay very motivated and am happy. If I have 1 bad one I decide to just give up. Not good. I will take a look tonight, but may not count it as official. That's the other thing. It's better if it's "Not official" ...and yes I know only I can decide that it's official or not. Ugh! I feel like I am always pulling tricks on my brain. Whatever works I guess.

We did walk out to the fair tonight which was a positive - especially since I did not get my workout in. Now I have to do Thursday - Sunday, but I think I can handle that. I post Thursday thoughts Thursday evening and give a quick "Unofficial" weight report ;-)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday Accountability.

Well, this post is a little different since I am missing last Tuesday and my goals are missing from last week. I am just going to give some general statements on my accountability and then make some new goals.

I haven't really gotten into doing a daily t0-do list. I need to decide to just do it and not wait until I have things to do. There is always something to do. Even if it's the same list everyday, go to work, workout, straighten up etc. I am going to make this a goal again. In general things are going well, but I start to fall into a comfortable zone and then sometimes find things starting to slip BACK in. I need to watch that.

So my goals for this week:
1. Give the To-DO list a serious shot. Make one daily.
2. Workouts - get them all in.
3. NO SODA- you really would be amazed how quickly this creeps back in. Darn soda.
4. One morning walk. Just one - try it - maybe you'll liiiiiiike it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday - This Blog has a case of the Mondays

Ugh! So, I lost a Monday - Thursday last week. Something weird was going on with Blogger. I contacted them. They were going to recover Friday's post and get today's up eventually. I think it should all be fixed. What a pain. Oh well, I know I don't have THAT many readers anyway, this is all really for my own healing.

Anyway, the weekend was great. We had a wonderful time with friends and I really did not overdue it on the junk food this week. In fact we took a long walk around the campus and then on Sunday morning I got up and worked out BEFORE we went out for lunch. I find the more I can do to just get me in a health mindset from the very beginning of the day the better the whole day goes. I think I could benefit greatly from getting up early to exercise, but I am SO not a morning person. I am debating even just trying for a 20-30 minute walk 2-3 times a week in the morning. Something I need to think about a little longer.

Well, here's to a good week!

ETA: I did not feel great today. I had something weird going on with my eye and was very light sensitive. I came home from work a little early. It took me until 8:30 to decide to go do my workout, but I did and that was a huge accomplishment for me. Yay!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Photo Friday - Celebrations

Lots to celebrate this weekend. Our 6th wedding anniversary and a reunion with some college friends. I have a plan in place. Saturday lots of fruit and veggies at the reunion and Seafood for our Anniversary and perhaps share a dessert with my honey. CHEERS!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Photo Friday - Just say NO!

After my post yesterday I was looking at my journal and realized one bad choice that ALWAYS seems to lead to another is SODA. So, I am really putting all my effort into JUST SAYING NO. The bad thing is I really do just love it sometimes. Maybe sparkling water will satisfy that craving?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Thoughts - One good choice leads to another - and vice versa

There is a commercial on television right now where they talk about how "one good choice leads to another." I am not sure who it is for, but I know they show a woman eating a healthy breakfast vs. grabbing a doughnut and then the choices the rest of the day. The healthy breakfast leads to a salad for lunch, a run after work and a good sensible dinner. The doughnut leads to pizza at lunch, drinks after work and chips on the couch while watch tv...or something like that. You get the picture, right?

That commercial really struck a cord with me and since I am journaling my food, I am going to really pay attention to choices that lead to better/worse choices. I think it could be interesting.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Weigh In - Baby Steps.

Well, today was my weekly weigh in. Officially I am down 4 lbs. I was thinking to myself after weighing-in. Four down - TOO more to go. Then I was sad that was my first thought. 4 lbs. is something to be proud of. I know others on the weight loss journey that would be thrilled to have a 4 pound weight loss. So, I had an idea that I got from my friend. Don't worry about the BIG picture. Just focus on losing 10 pounds. Then I can loose 10 lbs as many times as I need or want to. Once I do it once, I'll just start over. It seems much less daunting.

It's kind of crazy to me how much is involved in losing weight. It's part will power, part math (calories in vs. calories out), a lot psychological, part physical. It really takes a lot of time a commitment.