Day 18 and still not doing good on the exercising. I WILL do better this week. I WILL work out at lunch, or right before dinner. This is entering week three and I feel like I have not been giving it my all because I have not been working out. It's not like I've been purposely avoiding it, I just keep forgetting till bed time. Well this week, if I forget and wait till bed time, then bed time becomes work out time. I'm not going to miss another day!
I've not been good with my sweets. Yesterday I had a bag of peanut M & M's. This week I'm going to stick to it more. I'm going to buy myself one of those cheesecakes that has all of the different kinds, and freeze it. I'll have one slice a week, if I've done good for the rest of the week. Or I'll get out my pumpkin pie and do the same. I love pumpkin pie... that would probably be better for me... we'll see.
How about drink your greens? I've got to look up how long fresh veggie juice stays good, I heard two days but have tried three and can't taste a difference, but I don't want to end up drinking bad juice! I've thoroughly enjoyed drinking it, it had made all the difference in the world in my mood and energy levels. I am worried about drinking too much beta carotene, it can cause night blindness, which I already have, and don't want to make worse! But I'm sure that if my skin starts to turn orange from too many carrots, i'll notice, LOL!
Attitude can make all of the difference in the world! I was trying before, but not really believing I could do it. And I was right. Now I am determined that I can do it! And I'm going to be right this time too! I'm watching Biggest Loser with my kids (they get upset if I watch it without them). They may be a bit young to understand why it is so important and why these people put themselves through that... but it motivates me. And they want to watch my shows with me, and this is one they can watch. Maybe seeing how important it is to work out will help them to not let themselves get fat when they get older. Probably not. I watched my Mom struggle with trying to lose weight my whole life. She never lost it. I think that is why I was of the mindset that I could not lose it, because she never could. But then she was looking for a miracle cure, the easy way to do it. I went on all the fad diets with her because she needed an accountability buddy. I've had so many shakes I can't stand them now. Diet wafers, 3 day diet plans, the beet diet, mint diet... yuck. Now I can't stand mint or beets. But she never did this. She never changed our lifestyle, didn't stick to any diet. I'm not making that mistake. I'm changing our lifestyle and sticking to it.
DH is so wonderful. He's trying out different styles of eating to try and find more recipes that are healthy for me to eat. He likes the challenge of something he's never cooked, and is trying to make our eating style more healthy. He's trying Indian this week and lettuce wraps per my request. I can't wait! Plus he's trying apple pork chops, which all sounds wonderful. And he's trying to get more fish into our diet as well. Sometimes I wished I cooked more, but he's so good at it! I'll stick to baking. This week I'm going to bake a chocolate cake (That I will only taste a bite of unless it is my sweet for the week) because we have buttermilk that needs to be used. And, of course, buttermilk biscuits! That is the only bad thing about baking, it usually isn't good for you!
I have discovered Kind Bars. OMG, I love them! I'm going to try making some, I've heard it is a lot cheaper that way. I'll have to buy the millet puffs and brown rice puffs online, but I think it will be so worth it if they turn out good!
Today's Weight: (will update later)