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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

And After Today I Think I Can Breathe!

I have been so busy at work and everything for the past few days. I think that effective tonight I can actually breathe. I still have a bunch to do because of exams and grades being do soon along with all of the Lead Teacher stuff, but at least now it is manageable. Some points during the past few days my ToDo list has just been laughable.

Tomorrow is my sister's birthday (Happy Birthday, Tiffany!). We are going to go over there tomorrow night and have dinner. I love my family so much and it makes me happy to see them, so this is a good thing.

I have been working on my breathing and focusing on the present. It has been working, after I do it I do feel more calm.

Today for eating was not good, I only ate 500 calories! But on the good side while at the competition when I was starving because it ran two hours over the projected time I did not eat a muffin or a donut. I had a tea with a bit of Equal (b/c sugar is the devil in a white packet) and drank some water. I did not turn to the first thing I could find, I chose healthier options and I am proud of that.

After the competition I had two meetings at work and then my zoning meeting tonight with my Dad and Josie. We left at 5:30 and didn't get home until 8:30, so not gym for me tonight again. Tomorrow I might try to leave work at a normal time and go to the gym before heading home to meet Josie and then going to my parents for dinner. If I don't do it right after work tomorrow, it may not happen at all.

I have been tracking and getting in my water. And I am obviously blogging.

I need to work on meditation for 15 minutes. Maybe when I can slow down and breathe.....but it is that mindset that needs to stop....I need to make "me time". And tomorrow I will!

Well, that is all for tonight. I have had a busy busy week so far and am ready to sleep.

Good night. <3

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Support Group Tonight

Tonight was my second support group. I took notes this time so I would be able to remember more! And I did.

Today's support group was all about finding ways to deal with all of the various stressors of life other than our old friend "food". There was a lot of focus on LOOKING INWARD. Looking inward and paying attention to your feelings and body's messages. We also talked about building up a strong bag of tricks to have as alternatives when in the face of stressors.

The leader also talked about living in the present, not worrying about the past or future, but only concerning yourself with the present. She said that she once had a "patient" who was unstable and had many issues, but one day at a meeting when asked what she does to stay focused responded "I look at my feet and concentrate on where I am right now", so she would look at her feet and concentrate on being at the meeting. I don't know if I am going to look at my feet, but I think the idea of looking at something when feeling distracted or out of place and having that get you back on track is a good idea. I am debating my PowerBalance Bracelet or maybe my feet even......I guess I will have to see what works.

On the way home from the Support Group Josie and I were talking and she asked what do you like to do for your "me time"? I had to think......I like blogging this is some "me time", I am getting more fond of going to the gym or at least getting in some physical exercise everyday, I like my meetings(Support Groups and Weight Watchers), I am trying to start meditating, and I would like to start taking Yoga classes this summer- maybe once or twice a week. I guess those are a bunch of things that I currently do as "me time" activities. "Me Time" is very important, it helps make you a better person and concentrate on what you are doing at the moment you are doing it...making all that you do better just by taking some time out of your day for yourself.

And I guess that is what the whole support group was about- looking inward at yourself, living in the present, and finding whatever activities that make you centered and start doing them regularly...daily.

Well, I'm off to bed as I have the City-Wide Business Plan Competitions tomorrow and the zoning meeting after work. Fun. Fun.

Goodnight! <3

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Quickie!

Today's blog entry.....get your mind out of the gutter people.

I was on target with my weekly goals: I went to the gym and did Week 1/Day 1 again for the C25K program, I did much better drinking my water, I am blogging, and I tracked everything in both WW and LoseIt.com.

I had an irritating day today, but I did not run to food. I had a Chobani with some mixed fruit, watched a few episodes of Ghost Whisperer, went to the gym, and did some grocery shopping. I was productive and did not turn to food even though I was really pissed off! <High Five for Me!>

Tomorrow night is my support group at Norwalk Hospital and I am looking forward to it. I am one more month progressed and hope to get some more advice from "veterans".  I really enjoy the support groups and WW meetings, the camaraderie is very supportive.

Well, that is all for tonight. Have a good day tomorrow. <3

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A New Week and New Goals

This week is looking like it will be another busy one for me between work and my personal stuff.

Tomorrow night looks like the only day this week where I might actually have some down time. Tuesday night I have the WLS support group in Norwalk, Wednesday night I have a zoning meeting because of the neighbors wanting to split a lot behind us, Thursday night is my sisters birthday, and then on Friday I might  finally be able to squeeze in some free time again. On Tuesday at work we are having an end of the year food function and Wednesday is the City-Wide Biz Plan competition for my students. Overall, if I can make it to Thursday I will be good at work and in my neighborhood!

Even though I have all of this going on this week I have a few goals for myself:

Goals for week of June 5, 2011

1. Track my food on LoseIt.com and WW.com/WWJournal (yes both, but I like some of the features of both)
2. Get in 80oz of water each day (this will be hard, I am getting in about 50-60oz per day)
3. Really start the jogging/walking interval training in the C25K plan.
4. Irregardless of my days to-do list make certain I blog here
5. Give 15 minutes to myself each day to meditate.

Those are my goals for the week and each day I will update on how things are going. I look forward to this week being over as I know it will be a busy one, I know I shouldn't wish my time away because it is precious, but I am really looking forward to this coming weekend- who isn't?

Have a good night. Till tomorrow. <3