Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In A Funk.....

So, I'm totally in a funk right now. I was doing so well last week and then.....the weekend hit and I haven't been able to recover. I also decided that I would make homemade bread for the first time yesterday. Needless to say, all I've eaten since 8 last night is bread and raspberry jam.

I find myself asking if I will ever be slim and gorgeous again. Why is eating healthy such a huge challenge for me?

Tomorrow will be a better day. It has to be!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's a Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood!

The sun is shining, I went walking this morning and I did fabulously well with my eating yesterday so there is reason to celebrate! We actually had a busy day with things to do and places to be and we ended up eating out for dinner. As we drove down Main Street, my mouth watered as I thought about french fries, deep fried chimichangas and ice cream! As I thought about what we would grab for dinner I reflected on my goals and decided that fried, fatty, calorie rich food didn't sound all that appetizing after all. We decided to go to Subway and I am so proud of my myself for not getting my all time favorite, The Spicy Italian, loaded with pepperoni and salami marbled with fat. Instead, I ate a delicious veggies sub with a modest amount of cheese and loaded with veggies and avocado. I satisfied my hunger with a wonderful meal and felt a sense of satisfcation for taking the time to listen to my body and making a conscious healthy choice.

Here's to another great day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Making A Fresh Start

So....back in the summer, I decided that I would blog on a regular basis. I failed MISERABLY! I basically threw all of my goals out the window and enjoyed the summer. that the kids are back in school and I've had them write down their goals for the school year, I figured that I had better set the example or rather follow their example and do the same.

Here I sit on the first day of September, a little fatter, feeling a little lackadaisical and coming to the harsh realization that it is TIME for a change! Not just a temporary change but a total change in both body and spirit. It seems a little overwhelming but as a wise individual once said, "the only way to eat an elephant is one piece at a time". That is exactly what I am going to do.

I have been getting up Monday - Friday at 5:30 to go walking with a friend. We walk 3.3 miles and part our route includes two very steep hills. These hills are killers but it has been amazing to see the change in my endurance as we have climbed these hills day after day! Do I like doing it? Absolutely not! However, the sense of accomplishment that I feel as we reach the top of the last hill is really quite amazing. Just as I have conquered these hills and continue to do so day after day, I too will conquer other challenges in my life.

My 39th birthday is approaching and I plan to be better at 39 than I have been at 38. I am definitely overweight. Actually, I weigh more right now that I did when I was nine months pregnant with my baby girl who is now 4! I can be better, I must be better and I will be better! My first goal is to lose 10 pounds. I need to lose much more but I am going to tackle this problem 10 pounds at a time. I will celebrate as I achieve each goal and make changes in my life that will help me maintain a healthy weight.

My goal for today is to log everything I put into my mouth and to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner! I will also have healthy snacks if I am hungry. I can and will do this! =)