oh, groan. i am feeling very miserable right now. a few days ago — in the throes of joy — i posted on facebook that i have been finally seeing some progress from my exercising and watching what i eat. i haven’t been dieting, really. just watching what i eat and my portions. with that, i have set a goal of 10,000 steps a day and yoga. my reward has been the loss of weight, lower bmi and my overall health has improved. bottom line, my body performs and feels so much better at a lower weight and when i take care of it.
to celebrate i had pizza with santi. then, to try out my new countertop oven, we baked and i ate a “few” chocolate chip cookies. then, while watching television i consumed half a bag of chip’s and dip and the rest of the cookies. i must confess, since my post, i have been eating everything in sight. i believe i jinxed myself. i am out of control. so, here i sit at 2 in the morning, watching the hallmark channel, with an empty bag of tostito’s, a practically licked clean jar of salsa and 2 crumpled tootsie pop wrappers next to me. did i mention i have been craving everything chocolate? as in the empty cup of hot chocolate.
i am contemplating how quickly one can “fall off” the wagon and easily a habit can be lost. meanwhile, my kidneys are hollering for a reprieve and my hands and feet look like rising bread dough. in earnest i have begun my research to get back on track. at least until thanksgiving; when i anticipate indulging again. i believe the key is to have a plan for the times like this. i am not a “die hard” dieter. my goal is still to eat in moderation, exercise and here are a few of the best tips i found from multiple sites to help for times like this when i feel like a hot mess! well, that and my goal to get back in my size 6 jeans that are hanging in my kitchen.
- accept and forgive
- get rid of the unhealthy foods and replace with healthy foods
- get moving
- keep motivational pictures and sayings where you can see them
today i am thankful for ..
- it’s never too late to make new choices
- holiday season and all the magic in it
- homemade crafts are the best
- comfort of my home
today’s picture .. motivation
affectionately yours, Laura