Thursday, July 26, 2012

Successes and Failures...

I think that choosing a healthier lifestyle is full of ups and downs, successes and failures.  I'm just beginning my journey (again) and I've already experienced both.  I weighed myself when I first got home (260 lbs... failure) and again this morning (3 weeks later: 262.5.... success of a sort since I didn't mind my diet or really workout at all).  I've successfully kept sugar out of my coffee (one of my short term goals that is now becoming a long term goal with an extension to tea). I've failed to eat small portions or even healthful choices.  These are things to take on in my next chapter as I move to Singapore.  Just like I removed sugar from my hot beverages, I'm going to removed packaged sweets from my diet.  Eventually I'd like to remove at least 75% of all packaged foods if I can. And I'd like to add more workout time into my life again.   But we'll see.  Let's keep moving one little success at a time.  There will always be failures but as long as I don't allow that to derail me completely, then that will be okay. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Another Day... Better Choices

While I am still struggling to make the best choices for my meals and exercise, I made some better ones today.  Today, I chose a iced green tea over an iced latte or frappucino. I chose a shrimp (not fried) and spinach salad over a burger, sweet potato fries over regular fries.  I also chose sushi over fried foods.  Portion control is still a problem as is regular exercise.  One step and day at a time, right?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

AM Good.... PM Bad

I started out good this morning... I measured my cereal and almond milk.  I had blueberries with it and I went for a walk... then I got to my destination, walked with my friend and then ate fried food and gelato... *sigh* and then I walked home, went to another friend's house and had coffee (no sugar!!!) and a piece of pie... came home to a delicious and healthy dinner and then promptly had cake for dessert... *sigh* Tomorrow I'll start well again and see what else I can do to do well throughout the day.  Hoping it's better than today.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Lows...

...or highs as the case may be. I'm on summer vacation and I've really just let things slide. Actually if I'm being honest, I've been letting things slide since my knee injury and especially right around the surgery and recovery time. I'm at an all time high in my measurements and weight. I simply can't wait around any more to get started with being healthy. I don't know if I want to take huge drastic steps all at once because when I do that I seem to set myself more for failure than I do for success. I do, however, think that I really need to get back to controlling my portions and being active. So this entry is my pledge to get back into that part of my life... Summer vacation be damned. Please lend me your support and positive thoughts and prayers so that I feel like I have a support network. I'm going to try and make a pledge to track my a progress like before but with a little more regularity and honesty. Thanks!