Butt Meets Car Seat + Goals
The only good thing about all this driving is I get a lot of “reading” done. I’ve avoided Pillars of the Earth even with recommendations from all my friends. I love book recommendations, but have you seen the size of this book?
Oh yeah…I have to read World Without End next…Follett is long winded.
I finished six CD’s with my weekend driving alone. With books on CD I forget my butt might be permanently affixed to the driver’s seat.
Last week I didn’t review my goals because I honestly needed another week to refocus. Thus they became two-week goals with a few additions on health.
Last (two) weeks’ goals
- 15 minutes of activity a day. Walking was my favorite activity these last two weeks. I need to pack my swimming stuff for the pool this coming week but I’m happy I did some activity…most days.
- Make Hummus. Yeah Baby! I’m still eating while plotting new combinations.
- Relax. I started a new book a bought awhile ago and forgot about it. The Pilot’s Wife is a page turner and I don’t want to miss anything. I missed sleep reading just one more page requiring some naps.
- Lovely ladies. Ooops. Missed out on fun for lots of work but had one fun evening catching up.
- Record, record, record. Note to self: Busy weeks are no excuse not to track my food and activity. In fact they are reasons to pre-track so I don’t mindlessly eat or “forget.”
- Reading & Learning. Reading and writing helps me feel in control. Reading information about all the things I’ve been struggling with and understanding how to control them better was a big step.
As for my Healthy Eating goals, I wasn’t perfect but I don’t intend to be. I looked up points values and ingredients and was shocked I’d over estimated some things and underestimated others. Key for me was consistency. I looked EVERYTHING up…even my ginger chews.
Work conflicted with my regular Weight Watchers Meeting meeting so I went to a friend’s meeting on Thursday instead. I read and re-read my materials – along with Roni’s Blog – to start fresh. I needed to focus and remind myself that I can and will do this.
The hardest was avoiding emotional eating. It’s been a rough couple of weeks. I don’t have the best coping skills and usually run to relax. With an ankle injury this is a no go. My prior coping skills are extremely self-destructive so I eat. Good news is I ate strawberries and pineapple instead of jars of Peanut Butter on the worst days and distracted myself by writing or reading on the not so bad day. Re-learning is difficult but so worth it.
I’m still working on these goals over the next few weeks but others on the horizon. I don’t want to be overwhelmed so it’s step-by-step.