Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Positive Thinking

It's really interesting how things all come together. I have been thinking the last little a while about needing to change my thinking. I need to be more positive with my thoughts. Earlier this week I posted an article I read on this subject. Then I got an e-mail with a link to a website where you can create your own positive affirmation poem. Then today at work a friend gave me a late birthday gift.....a positive affirmation kit. So I guess I can say that I've been hit over the head with the fryin' pan and had better make some changes. Positive I come!!!!

The last couple of days have been crazy. Even through all the craziness I feel like I have done rather well with my eating. I was so set on coming home today and getting on my exercise bike. By the time I got home from school I was hurting. I sat took some IB, sat down to rest for a minute and fell asleep.

I have been eating meals at the table. That seems so weird to me. Lunch I still can't decide. If I try to focus only on my food, I eat fast so I can get back to getting ready for the rest of the day. If I work on stuff while I'm eating I seem to eat slower. I guess it really doesn't matter.

Please remember to leave comments. If I don't know your out there, I don't think this will work. I stopped myself from buying a candy bar the other day because I didn't want to have to blog and let everyone know that's what I did. Your invisible presence is helping. Thanks!

Monday, March 28, 2011

To Fix Problems, Stop Admiring Them

To Fix Problems, Stop Admiring Them
Click on the above link for a great article about self talk. We all need to remember to be more positive.


O.K. As hard as this may be I feel like I have to be honest. I don't feel I will ever have total success with out honesty. My BMI is 46.92. Any thing over 30 is obese. I have got a lot of work ahead of me. But I also know that I have just got to look at the little picture and take it one step at a time. So I will celebrate every one point drop in my BMI.

I feel good about today. I didn't get in any exercise but didn't sit down and take off my shoes to rest until 7:00 PM. Lot's of evenings I have already had a nap by then. Not one today. I ate both meals at home at my table with the TV off. I ate lunch at my desk and focused only on my lunch. It was hard not to correct papers while I was eating. My snacking was very minimal today.

Tomorrow is going to be a different story. I have to drive to Salt Lake City and back tomorrow for a meeting. That's a 3 hour drive each way. It will be a long day away from home with a lot of sitting.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Not the Normal Sunday

Sunday's are the day that I feel so helplessly out of control. I go to my church meetings and then I feel like I eat nonstop the rest of the day. I don't know if it's because Sunday's are more relaxed for me. I spend a lot of time reading on Sunday, but I seem hungry all day.
Today hasn't been like that. I still read for a while but I haven't felt the need to over eat today. I had my 3 meals and 1 snack. I feel full and satisfied. That's just so not normal for me. I like it though.

Goal for this week....Eat meals at my table. I am very much one that sits on the couch in front of the TV to eat all my meals that I am home for. So my goal this week will be to eat at my kitchen table. I'm not sure what to do with lunch at school. I always eat at my desk multi-tasking. I'm the only teacher that has a lunch break when I do, so there is no one to eat with. I'll probably still eat at my desk but try not to do anything else.

A big thank you to those that have given your support. I think this will only work if I know you are out there keeping your eye on me. THANK YOU!

Friday, March 25, 2011


O.K. It's late. This will be short. It's past my bed time. I have a friend staying over and we have been talking. I'm hosting a Baby Shower in her honor tomorrow.

Let's just say it wasn't my best day and leave it at that.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Plus Two

I feel like I had a pretty good day today.

Tonight was our school's Spring Festival......a night of dancing and singing. It's always kind of stressful. I have to have both of my class together for practice and performance. That's a lot of kids, but they did a great job.

+ for today.......I was able to get a doctor's appointment scheduled with a knee specialist. I have to wait until April 12th. But at least it is scheduled.
+ for today......I exercised! I come home from school tired and ready to sit down and take off my shoes. I wouldn't let myself do either until I exercised. I spent 15 mins. Wii boxing. It wasn't much but a start after sitting around most of the winter.

I had 2 pieces, instead of 1, of banana bread for lunch. But I didn't snack after school before dinner.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's Next

I was asked what is next and what my goals are. For the next few days I will be in survivor mode. I have a lot going on with school and home. I will be thinking about goals and get some posted.

The one place I am starting is with a change of attitude. I have been fighting with some medical problems. I have found myself many times saying.......I'll do something as soon as I'm better. I can't do that any more. I have got to be able to find something to do today, each day. If my knee is acting up, do upper body. If my hands are hurting, go for a walk. And none of my problems should be stopping me from eating balanced meals. Being alone, cooking and eating balanced for one gets in my way. I have got to change that.

+ for today........Yesterday a bought a package of cookies. I ate 3. I was actually eating one as I typed last nights blog. Today I took the package to work for others and I didn't eat any more. I was tempted more than once, but walked pasted them.

I had a busy evening. No exercise and I had cake and ice cream at a church activity. Tomorrow, a find has asked me to go out to dinner. I know the restaurants menu and am already making plans for healthy choices for dinner.

Thanks for all your support!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Call for Help!


I can't go on any longer with life going the way it is. It is time for big changes and I want you to be a part of it. Despite all of my medical and other problems I need to work hard on my fitness.

My Job..............Post nearly daily as to what I am doing.
Your Job............Make comments! I want encouragement and gentle reprimands.

I know that I have all the answers of how to do it. Application is a whole nother thing. Please help me and stick with me. This is going to be a long journey.