It was a long church morning that culminated in a luncheon... which consisted of primarily pasta, cheese and chips! Yikes! I really need to make sure there is fresh fruit or veggies or salad at these things.... I didn't eat too much of it because it just felt like it would be - well... HEAVY in my veins.....
I got home and went for a quick cup of veggie soup from the fridge.... was still munchy so grabbed a handful of baby carrots. I was exhausted so I took an early shower and settled in to crochet... but it kept nagging at me that I had not had a SALAD or green tea... so when I felt like eating again.. THAT is what I went for. I feel good about my choices - and having the FOCUS on the habits made me behave in a manner that will lead me where I want to go!
*****Thrive in Five Update Day 15*****
(By the way - sometimes my life notes won't be quite in sync with the Thrive in Five because I am living a week ahead of these posts. I wanted to have some time to make sure my entry makes sense... so below is LAST Monday - not the day after grandbaby weekend!)
Measurements again... BOO!! I hate it but it is SO important! Weight is stable.... hips and chest measurements - no change. Ahhhh...... DOWN 1.5 inches in the waistline.. I'll say hooray for that! The midsection is where the heart attacks and obesity-related diseases live..... Good-bye waist inches! And, Katy, keep it up! (that is my little pep talk here! This is NOT a quick fix!)
I am glad to see SOMEthing... I am tired today and shouldn't be. Well... I SHOULDN'T say SHOULDN'T because I am allowed to FEEL what I FEEL.... it's what I DO with it that matters.
SO what I will do is SMILE and take note! I will be honest - but not whiny or full of excuses. What I will do is remember that I DO struggle with seasonal moods and be more assertive with my daylight lamp, my forays outside (in the "BRRRR.. I don't like it" cold :-), and my Vitamin D. So what I will do is KEEP on KEEPING on.... with improving my food choices, with increasing my movement, with my daily dozen exercises... which I am still trying to work some of them in...
What I WON'T do is USE this deflated space to beat myself up for NOT being my usual effervescent self. What I WON'T do is HIDE from myself or from you.
Weekly Goals 4/52
1. Left from Last Week (do first!)
Monthly - frontline & air filters
Bring last year's amaryllis bulbs back inside to re-pot for bloom
2. House focus - Breakfast room 15 minutes daily
3. New healthy habit: eat a fruit every day
4. Add quilt strip to quilt and prepare for hand quilting
5. Pack for 3 day trip (crochet! Dishcloths specifically)
6. WATCH new exercise dvd & do ONCE
7. Make flyer for church project (mid-March)
8. Movie Night
9. Church birthday card ministry
Scan photos (30 min weekly)
BAKE new bread
Desk 15 min daily
Health habits: mile / green tea / salad