Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Weigh-In Wednesday

Time for the weekly weigh-in! Check here for more inspiration!

As I move forward this time, I am taking it slowly. I had some blips over the long weekend and discovered that the gluten especially store-bought cookies!) really do a number on my stomach. I am still trying to ease the discomfort.
I did lose a bit ow weight tho and was able to get some extra walking in this long weekend as well.

Weight:  198 lbs.  -1.2    (Yeah!)

While surfing the net, I discovered a really neat tool to help keep one focused on completing goals. It's called "Don't Break the Chain" and altho it was set up for the year, I have decided to do it for the next 100 days. I have chosen 4 goals: Daily exercise; writing; creating art; bible study and gratitudes.
Each day you complete your goal, you cross of the date. You want to see a complete chain.
Check here to see how it works and get a free download of the calendar. I cut it down to the last 4 months and made a small booklet with 4 pages. I want to see 4 complete chains by the end of December!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weigh-In Wednesday

My first, and I had a bit of success. It took a few days to weed out the extras - bread, cake etc. But after a few days, I find I am not missing it as much as I thought I would. Bread is my downfall, my weakness. But Sunday I finally just gave it up - cold turkey.

I lost 1.2 pounds - not huge but at least it is moving in the right direction!

I am reading "The Daniel Plan" and there is so much good sense. Even the 10 day detox plan is doable.
I have also added more physical activity - walking and yesterday swimming.
I am keeping a food/activity diary as well and that is good tracking and a good visual of how my days are going.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weigh-In Wednesday - a weee bit late (9 months!)

I am an addict. There. I said it. I am a food addict. I fell off the wagon a long while ago- 9 months ago. Too long has this blog been dormant

I have tried numerous times in the past few months to eat better, exercise, lose weight. I have yo-yoed over the same few pounds several times.
But enough already. My daughter's words and my own concerns have nudged me (okay forced me) to do something and stick with it.

Last week my hubby and I returned from our 10 day trip to Lake George. We had a great time, but sicne returning we have both felt "off" and I am tired up waking up with little energy or desire to accomplish my goals. 

I started reading"The Daniel Plan" (40 Days to a Healthier Life) by Rick Warren, Damiel Amen and Mark Hyman.

It makes so much sense. I am hoping it helps me achieve my health goals. 
Today I also read a lovely post by "Collage Diva"  ("Lifting the Fog")that really pointed out what has been wrong with my health for so long and then shared what she is doing to feel better.

So I am returning to blogging here at "Stuck in a Rut" (which I have been for too long- and I want to get out!)
There is accountability here and a great supportive community that I want to reach out to (more so than I did before!)

Today is weigh-in and a return to a focus on better health.
Today's weight - 200.4 lbs.

Goals for this week:
1. Start the 10 day detox plan laid out in the" Daniel Plan". Gluten, milk and sugar will all be cut out.
2. Shop for foods needed to implement this.
3. Start the day with warm lemon water.
4. Exercise for 15 minutes a day to start.
5. Drink more water. 
6. Laugh more. Play!

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