Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TEDxChandler - Michelle May - Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat

This video just says it perfectly.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Popping in to say hello

I haven't posted in a while. I don't really have a reason either. I guess I just haven't had much that I wanted to share.

I have been doing very well these days. I think after all this time (about a year) and hard work, I finally got it! I think I understand what my body needs and doesn't need, when I'm full and when I'm really hungry. Not to sound cocky, I know nothing is ever perfect, but I know that I feel like I'm in a great place.

I finally see a drop in the scale. It read 167.6 this morning! I have not see that number in a few years. I know it's not all about the numbers, but as some of you know I am actively trying to loose some weight. I also fit into a pair of jeans that I haven't fit into for quite some time! I'm feeling pretty proud.

Thanks to all the family and friends that have helped me through the good and bad....xoxox

Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Moving on

Today I got a little stressed and allowed myself to find relief in a piece of cake and a munchkin.  It happend, but I learned from it.

I learned that I was seeking release from frustration. I consciously took out the cake and first said I would have a bite, I went back for another bite which turned into a piece and a munchkin. I'm fine about it and I'm moving on now. I have already forgiven myself for not dealing with the stress properly.

Besides being stressed I was also pretty hungry. I was babysitting my niece and nephew and things got hectic so I didn't have a chance to grab my morning snack. So my nephew left and my niece is sleeping so I grabbed the first sweet treat I could see.

My lunch is now heating up so hopefully once I get a good meal in me I will be back to myself. I just read this morning in the book The Rules of Normal Eating, that even normal eaters mess up and even they overeat sometimes. So with that in mind I will not be hard on myself for this. I guess it's just a part of life sometimes right?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Scattered thoughts

I haven't posted much lately. Every time I went to compose a post I was just at a loss for words. I'm doing really well these days. I feel that I'm in control of my hunger/fullness at least 70% of the time which is a great accomplishment.

Upon recommendation by Marisa I went to the library and took out the book The rules of Normal Eating. I'm enjoying it so far and I'm sure I will be almost done reading it by the end of the week.

I tried pilates today and really enjoyed it for a change. I thought it wasn't doing much at first, but realized that I was using muscles that I hadn't used before : )

My camera broke so most of my pictures these days are on a camera phone which isn't so great.

I heard  a quote today that I fell in love with...Don't just talk about it BE about it. I love it and that is now my mantra for 2012. This is the year I'm getting things done. I'm not going to continue to say I want to or I wish or I should have, I'm taking action this year my friends!