I know Saturdays are supposed to be the weekly wrap-up day, but I can’t very well give you a weekly wrap-up when I really don’t know what I’ve eaten this week, and its not all for lack of trying, and that’s why this post is not a wrap. After eating out twice this week, we headed over to Beth & Dan’s to hang out with them, Tracy, David, and Tre and Tracy was so wonderful to bring this dip. This stuff is nothing short of an instant artery clogger, and it is insanely, ridiculously, dangerously good. So good that the three of us girls devoured way too much of it before demanding the guys take it away from us. If you don’t believe me just read the recipe. Add in the Del Taco we shared out, the bread the dip was spread on, and the leftover mac n cheese I had for breakfast and I am pretty sure I not only killed what was left of my week, but I annihilated it in one swoop. This has not been my finest week for eating- far from it. But tomorrow is a new week, and I don’t foresee any reasons for me to get seriously off track again, so back to business as usual.
I did do a little around the house today, though not much. I managed to get the laundry done, and I finished and washed my new shirt. I had to wash it before I could wear it because the fabric is a very light cream and blue plain, and during the cutting and pinning phases, Sashi “helped” me by walking all over it with her dirty paws, making it more of a icky brown color, which I did not want to wear as it was. Yuck! Thanks, dog! But now its finished, and I love it. It turned out really well. You can see photos of it here.
That’s all I’ve got for today. Look for an on-track post tomorrow with good food choices and none of this crazy junk that’s been everywhere this week!
A good weekly wrap up, I think.
Hi all! I know, I know! Its Sunday afternoon, late afternoon even, and I’m just now doing Saturday’s end of week post. Saturday was a day of eating things at random time of day, and of eating things I normally don’t eat.
In the afternoon, Mattie suddenly declared he wanted ice cream. I went alone with it, and we each had some. After that, we had a power outage which lasted about 90 minutes, in which time I had nothing to do and I ended up plucking my eyebrows and putting on make-up and changing my clothes.
Apparently a foil balloon hit a power line and that was the cause. Rumor is that it was a Hello Kitty balloon at that.
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You’re still getting my usual food diary in this post, but you’re also getting a rehash of a conversation I had with a friend I haven’t talked to in ages. She sent me a message today, and told me that she and her husband have started losing weight, that she is down about 25 pounds and he about 50. But she’s hit a mental roadblock and hasn’t been feeling motivated to exercise or eat like she feels she should. Now, I am not an expert and I’m still on my journey. But I’ve learned a few things over time. This is what I told her. My comments to her are in block quotes with further commentary below that.
I’ve found my mental state really makes a big difference. When I feel the whole “I can do this!” I find myself more motivated to stick to the plan and actually work at it. I think everyone will hit roadblocks along the way, from not wanting to exercise to wanting to just eat everything. I honestly think the best way to go is one day at a time, setting small goals along the way. If you say “I’m going to lose 50 pounds” its a huge, mind-boggling thing to do. If you say “I’m going to lose 5 pounds, I’m going to lose 10% of my starting body weight” it is more manageable, and far less intimidating, and I think that helps people stay inspired to continue.
I think small, attainable goals are at the heart of staying motivated. You’ll hear this from a lot of people, but maybe you don’t believe it. It is true. Every stinking word of it! I have set dozens of goals to meet along the way. You can see them here, and I’ve crossed them off as I’ve met them. Each one is a victory in itself, and meeting one makes me that much more excited to move forward to meet the next one. I’ve also learned avoiding time-based goals is wise for most people. If you miss the “deadline” you feel like you failed. Don’t make deadlines.
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