Sunday, March 30, 2008

So far today...

I just have to say how much I completely love my husband and kids.  Honestly.

This morning I had a couple of pancakes for breakfast with some coffee.  (No sugar)  We got ready and went to church.  I believe that my faith and nourishing my spiritual walk is going to be very important in finding my path to health and wellness.  We went to a great church and had a wonderful time.  My 5 year old was crying because he didn't want to leave.  :)

For lunch we had spaghetti with meat sauce (extra lean ground round) and a spinach, tomato, and carrot salad.  It was really nice.  I'm working on drinking lots of water today.  After my get-together last night with my girlfriends, I've gotten my snackies out.  

I'm working hard, and really glad that you guys are keeping track of me.  I'm going to use the elliptical this evening and hopefully read a little bit.  I started and finished a 430 page book last week.  

I'm so happy that this move is allowing me to break through the fog I lived in for so long in California.  I'm looking forward to the sunshine of life down here.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Report on Yesterday, Mar 28 and so far today

Yesterday was good.  I'm doing a good job keeping my Brita filled up and pumpin' new water!

We had a frozen pizza last night - boo!  I had some fresh spinach at lunch yesterday with some rice and chicken that was fantastic.  

Today at lunch we had some chicken salad that I ate on a small tortilla.  It was really good!  I'm having some girls over this evening and will have some fruit and veggies.  I'll be cheating a bit because I'll have sangria (with fruit in it - lol!) and some brownie, but that's all right.  It doesn't keep me from doing the right thing tomorrow!

I danced yesterday for about 45 minutes.  It felt good, and my muscles needed it.  I've been away for a few weeks now, and was all ready starting to lose some flexibility.  

I think I'll post a before picture tomorrow so that I can see where I am and have something to compare it to down the line.  Maybe once a month?

Thank you, ladies, for supporting me.  It means SO much!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Report on Yesterday, Mar 27

I did a good job, and took my vitamin at breakfast yesterday.  I'm not snacking mindlessly, so that's good, and I'm not sitting on my rumpus, bored.  

I didn't do a good job drinking water yesterday.  I also am down to just a few apples and a banana, which I'm saving for the kids.  Payday is coming up and I'll be able to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies.  Oh, I do have a veggie tray in my fridge for tomorrow night's get together...

I'm looking at how to shop for groceries with my husband underway.  I'm hoping I'll get to spend a little less, but still come home with healthier choices.  We'll see.

Thanks for keeping up with me.  I'll be posting weight updates on Wednesday next week, but I'm going to try to check in with a report for each day.  

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

An intro

There's a good chance that if you're reading this, you all ready know me.  Even so, here's the story:

I have a lot of friends right now completing 101 goals in 1001 days.  Always prepared to hop on the latest and greatest bandwagon, I gave it some thought.  One thought kept forcing its way to the front of my mind:  If you could only feel better about yourself - if you were to actually work HARD to be healthy - that would be worth 100 other goals right there!

It's true.  I'm a serial "trier".  I try things for a couple weeks, then my husband has a wonky duty schedule, one of the kids gets sick, I'm invited to a party, or something happens to take me off the mark.  Those things are all excuses.  All of them.  Had I been really dedicated to my health, nothing would draw me away from it.

Here are the facts as of today:

I am 5'5".  I weigh 207 lbs.  I wear a size 12, some 14s.  My BMI is 34.4, which is completely unacceptable.  I am obese.  Whether I look like it or want to admit it, it's a fact.

Here are some things that I'm doing right:
1.  Not putting sugar in my coffee.  I cut this out a few months ago.  I also don't drink sugar in my tea anymore.  

2.  I have made being active a priority.  I started dancing a little over a year ago, and jogging right before that.  

3.  I've made keeping my house tidy a priority.  It may not seem like it makes a difference, but I completely believe it does.

My goals - Long term (1 year):
1.  Lose 50 lbs.  
2.  Run a 10k 
3.  Feel good in a pair of pants with my shirt tucked in

Goals for the coming week:
1.  DRINK WATER - 8 glasses/day

I need all the encouragement I can get.  I need to check in here daily.  If you notice that I haven't checked in and it's been a couple of days, there's a good chance I've fallen off the wagon.  Please love me enough to boost me back up there.  I've GOT to do this, not just for my kids, not for my husband, but for me.  I've got to value myself enough to take care of myself.