Working on being healthy in body , mind , spirit..135 lbs lost, then Maintained for a few years, and lately some regained. Working on it -in and out of Pjs
Friday, January 14, 2011
That's Why They Call It A Challenge
So I'm sure all the folks living in northern territory where snow is a fact of life are tired of hearing us southern folks whine. Personally, I like snow and can handle being holed up for days on end...all I need is a decent supply of coffee and sweet and low and celery and Grey Poupon mild and creamy mustard. My husband , on the other hand, goes stir crazy and risks life and limb and our car to be around people and to get a sugar fix.
Challenge. Somewhere in this week a firm resolve took over. I think it took hold as each day I turned down offers to buy me Dunkin donuts, treats, candy, etc. My only request from the first venture out in to ice world was for celery and a fruit cup. That is what I really wanted. Husband brought home the celery and a half dozen donuts and a bouquet of flowers. I made him put the donuts up where I couldn't reach them, but actually today it wasn't a big deal at all. I had none. I did kind of miss the excitement of the IDEA of getting snow treats before the snow and then on his first cabin fever venture out.
He had finished off his Large size bag of fun size Almond joys that I agreed to buy when I refused to go down the cookie aisle for oreos (child hood #1 binge food). I had none of those either though I did think about it once. Then somewhere in there was brownies and then tonight again..friggin Dunkin. Nah. It's getting easier to say 'not gonna do it'. 'and if you get me anything I'm pouring soap on it'.
He's got issues. I feel great.
Perfect? no. I was a bit over calorie- wise a couple of days 50 once 200 once. I'm committed to just hitting 1200 each day. Spot on now. Fluid intake a little over my minimum . The trick is getting that first 24 ounces of water in while the coffee brews. figuring this stuff out and following through and really doing it is new.
I got on the scale once early on and it was up 3 lbs from Sunday. No doubt just a reflection of the fluid in / fluid out process because I did not eat 3 lbs worth of calories. Waiting to salute the scale again this weekend. Patience. Acceptance. I lost 7 lbs 2 weeks ago and 5 lbs last week. I will accept it.
It has been a bit different with exercise this week. I miss the intensity I can get in a dance class at the gym or on a industrial strength gym elliptical. Lots of stomping in snow, ice skating on driveways, exercises in the house. But it ain't the same. God, I want Zumba tonight!
Gratitude: My health, the temp will hit 40 degrees today and melt this ice world a bit, I have a 3 day weekend, listening to music.
I'm a Geek for many things: Food, Pajamas, Coffee, Chocolate, Movies, Books, getting and being fit and healthy, 80's music, and the list goes on and on .....A nurse, a diabetic, I've lost over 130 lbs and have more to go . And I actually enjoy working out.
I chose the names of Ms. PJ Geek and PJ and Pounds because I have happy memories of childhood, coming in dirty and sweaty from playing in the yard. Then taking a bath, putting on a fresh nightgown and feeling all new again . I felt like a princess. Fresh renewal. .........
All names and situations will be changed to protect the innocent and the guilty, and so I can keep my job. While I am a nurse, I do not intend this to be a blog with specific directions or guidelines for healthcare. And.....though I have a college degree, that was a long time ago ya'll, and I don't remember proper punctuation or grammar.