3 Day weekend ..WOOHOOO!!!!!!
This is the time I love..starting a 3 day weekend. full of promise..But also sometimes full of potential landmines because with less structure there is more chance for poor choice making.
So how I'm handling this..
1. Planned food for today including snacks --meals, popcorn /chocolate for movie (going to see "It's Complicated")
2. Planning meals for Sunday
3. Have my Good Measure Meals already for Monday
4. Planning exercise for each day --
5. Take time Every day to work on the mental / spiritual / emotional part of this journey--journal exercises, reading, writing
Progress this week since last Sunday
Weight -down to 236.0 down so far 11.2 for 2010
Eating -overate last Sunday -I cooked pot roast the first time in a year and this was a favorite food that my mom cooked, so I ate a little extra the first night. Did a great job of measuring and weighing everything when I realized that it was triggering me to overeat. Otherwise calories maintained in the 1400-1600 range. Substituted hot chocolate when the cravings for chocolate started.
quality of food improving-more nuts/ fruit/ veggies/ putting less pepper on foods
exercise--consistent about 40 minutes a day except rest days and my heavy day (2 hours)..my rest day I walked the dogs only--no jogging.
emotions-journaled my feelings everyday but one. this week was spent training a replacement to take my job while I make a lateral move..I was accepting of this and had a great deal of "love" and positivity shown to me from the people I work with currently that I'm leaving...getting a little nervous about aspects of my new job and also concerned because there is less autonomy in that role
still with the overshadowing that the company will be laying off hundreds of folks in the next month or so...
Mental--In Kickboxing class I have to remind myself that I'm still about 100 lbs heavier and 10 or 20 years older than most of my teammates, and that I won't be as fast as everyone else or as strong. I tend to beat up on myself that I'm holding people back , but I know that there are others that think I have courage to put myself in this class / challenge.
That about covers it...
Goal for life: Keep on at it,appreciate life, care for others, do the best I can
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