Discontentment 1/24

24 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Life can either be accepted or changed.  If it is not accepted, it must be changed.  If it cannot be changed be changed, then it must be accepted.” Unknown.

Off to work for a few hours and then home for work out and big cooking projects.

Recompence 1/23

23 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Never let a day pass where you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow.” Brigham Young

Good Morning fellow bloggers, readers and friends!

Feeling so much better now that I have one full day healthy goodness separating me from Friday’s indulgence…Trying to get past the idea that I am somehow “forcing myself” to eat well to make up for past indiscretions…I have used that mentality in the past and I just don’t like what it does to me mentally and the way it affects my relationships with both food and exercise…

But anyways…today should be a nice and stressful (read “normal) day for me!  I should be able to get in some good exercise this morning though and hopefully keep my eating on track as well…Big temptation today…free…delicious…pastries.  I will  not eat any of these and will update later to confirm my saint status ;-)

Have a good one kids!

Because It Sounded Like A Good Idea 1/22

22 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Reality forms around a commitment.” Unknown

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The Ballad of Yesterday…

Oh yesterday,

Whose pre-dawn morning brought the best intentions…and TOM….

You promised nothing but hard work and temptation…

And even though I was sure I was strong enough to endure your torment…

You knew better…and topped it off with a 40 pound box of donated chocolate…

The only good thing about you…is that you are now gone…

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Freak’n Hillarious…

I’m over it though and today I’m off to the gym and guzzling water…  Short 4hr shift at work in the evening…I’ll update later….

Update: Eating good, exercise 1 hr on the elliptical machine…Yea!  Back on track!

Working Like A Dog 1/21

21 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you do the hard work you already did.” Newt Gingrich

Crazy work day today…maybe 15 hours!!  Feeling good today though…Don’t think I’ll get in too much exercise except what little I can do while working.  I guess that just means eating will just really have to be on track…which is going to be a challenge as lunch and dinner are both provided…and all you can eat…yikes…

All the Best!

“The greatest thing that stands in the way of change is fear.” Roxanne Cash

Not sure what to think of today…kind of a cold, dull, blah, day here…my car is not working again…well let me re-phrase that…it’s working selectively…the battery isn’t holding a charge so If I don’t start it every few hours it doesn’t want to start…^^U$#$&^&()????

I am lacking motivation today…I worked out for 40 min on the AMT machine and ate decently (1371 calories) so I guess I’m on track…it’s just less of a struggle today that it has been because I’ve been on track the last few days.

Here are some things that are motivating me today…

The tulips in my living room that are reminding me that spring is soon going to be here…and then summer…

These songs are from The Decemberists new album…which I’m already in love with…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yonLwdfDeQk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4LfzxI07q4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNEz3_yzIUY&feature=relatede

Have a great day everyone!

A Change In The Wind 1/19

19 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“A little kingdom I possess where thoughts and feelings dwell; and very hard the task I find of governing it well.” Louisa May Alcott

Very proud of myself for not giving in to the temptation to overeat last night.  Even that little victory is giving me the motivation and strength to stay on track today and hope that I can make this my lifestyle.

My car decided not to start yesterday…so I decided it was time to get back on my bike and start training for the Summer…  It was a beautiful day today so it was an easy decision…it’s supposed to start raining in the next day or so and will probably be raining for a good week or more…  So hopefully I’ll be able to figure out what’s going on with my car soon.

I’m planning on taking two different classes at the Y tonight, Hi/Lo Aerobics and Yoga…so it should be another great day!

UPDATE:

Car is running!  Still on Track!  Went to Hi/Lo class but skipped yoga in favor of 30 min on AMT due to prolific amounts of push-ups in Hi/Lo…eating good!

Like Molasses On a Cold Winter’s Day 1/17-1/18

18 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

So…not sure what happened to yesterday’s post, but it didn’t get published???

“Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.” Unknown

“You change your life by changing your heart.” Unknown

Today is an official WI day and I am coming in at 152.2…which is a .2 gain from last week, but still on track to meet my birthday goal.

I’m just not feeling the motivation this morning…but I’m hoping if I just start going through the motions my will is bound to engage later on…right?

UPDATE: Motivation finally kicked in and both exercise and diet were better than they have been…I’m feeling like this is the start of something great!

Challengetastic 1/16

16 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“We need men who can dream of things that never were.” Unknown

So challenge is how it’s going down these days…Right now I am involved in the 3FC Biggest Loser Challenge (1st WI today!) and then Sparkling’s January challenge.  It has only been one week and I am already starting to feel burned out with keeping up with everything…For the BLC right now I am trying to keep up with both nutrition journal and exercise log…in addition to my regular blogging…and let’s not forget my crazy life…We’ll see how it goes…I can always stop doing the nutritional journal or exercise log at any time if I need to….

Sparkling’s January Challenge Update…So far so good…I got a bunch of organic vegetables from the market the day I started the challenge and have since cooked them up with some tofu and put them in containers to eat throughout the week.  I had also been struggling with water and that has also increased dramatically from my start of the challenge…first WI is in two days, we’ll see how it goes..

Hopeful 1/15

15 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.”  Henry Miller

Halfway through this first month of the year and I feel as if I haven’t accomplished anything…actually no, I did spill coffee on myself twice this morning…which if you ask me is pretty impressive :-)

I know change is possible and I know I’m ready for it…not just losing weight….I’m talking about life perspective…I’m talking about the way I organize my world…

Anyways….I saw some tulips at the market today and with the warm weather we have been having lately I can feel Spring teasing me…It’s my favorite time of year and I can’t wait for it to be here…

Today so a little action for all that talk?   I’m off to the gym right now and then will be back here organizing and filling out job applications before going to work at 3:30.

Have a great day all you amazing and inspiring people!

Committment…Or Something Like It…1/14

14 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.” Robert Conklin

Today I am resisting the urge to be angry with myself after a day of overeating and laziness…especially after doing so well…

Why is it so hard for me to make obviously good choices and let go of obviously destructive ones????

Well, no matter…I know the best thing I can do for myself right now is to brush it off, try and learn from my mistakes and move on…so that’s what I’m going to do…