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Daily Wrap-Up: Sunday August 19, 2012

In Daily Wrap-Up on August 20, 2012 at 2:59 am

Here’s how I think I did today on the traditional grading scale of A-F:

Sleep: A:  Slept when baby slept.  Going to bed early.

Water: A:  Drank at least 8 glasses.

Food: B:  Skipped church coffee hour.  Snacked on 50%serving of almonds and apricots but 100%serving of dark choc covered acai berries.  At lunch had 100% serving of chips (but normally would have 200%!!!)  50% serving of ice cream.  Stressed out and didn’t want to cook.  Had pizza for dinner.  A small miracle occured: I only had two pizzas and they were small slices!!!  I am noticing that I did have a fair amount of junk food today however, and that doesn’t feel great.

Exercise: B:   Walk with hubby and baby.

Vitamins: A:  Will take tonight

Journaling: C:  Forgot this morning.  Will do tonight.

Final Thought of the Day:  I remember that when I lost the 100lbs before it was because of consistency that was reinforced by ample support.  I had plenty of people to call if I wanted to eat my meal too early, eat too much of something, eat something I shouldn’t, etc.  I feel pretty alone in this struggle (since hubby doesn’t have a weight problem).  I know many of my friends are struggling with weight issues too but at the age of 34 it doesn’t seem appropriate to call a friend and whine about how you want more pizza…  I am going to continue to think about how, in the spur of the moment of a craving, I can talk myself through it like a friend would…

How did you do today with your healthy living?  I hope you are kind to yourself, no matter what.  Life is too precious to spend it living in regret and self-loathing.

Thanks for reading this and I wish you much luck on your own healthy journey!

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Daily Wrap-Up: Saturday August 18, 2012

In Daily Wrap-Up on August 19, 2012 at 3:55 am

Here’s how I think I did today on the traditional grading scale of A-F:

Sleep: A: A for effort only.  For some reason I have insomnia when the baby sleeps.  It is nuts!  But, I still lie down and try to sleep.  And read.

Water: A:  Drank at least 8 glasses.

Food: D:  Portion sizes creeped up.  Had several sweets (emotional eating) – 2 scoops of low fat ice cream, handful of dark chocolate covered acai berries and two cookies.  That sounds a lot in print but frankly, that was restrained believe it or not!!  Healthy, balanced meals.

This meal reminds me of when I was preggers and always wanted food that was just one color!

Exercise: C:   Walk with hubby and baby before picnic lunch.

Vitamins: A:  Will take them tonight

Journaling: A:  Did this morning and will again tonight.

Final Thought of the Day:  Doing the daily wrap-up and menus are kind of a drag, but I think they really keep me conscious about food choices so here we go again!

How did you do today with your healthy living?  I hope you are kind to yourself, no matter what.  Life is too precious to spend it living in regret and self-loathing.

Thanks for reading this and I wish you much luck on your own healthy journey!

Tea, an Orange and Exercise

In Daily Wrap-Up, Exercise, Random Thoughts, Schmexercise on August 17, 2012 at 3:45 am

Today my Nanny died.   She had an amazing life, did so much good for so many people and was really ready to pass and leave all the physical ailments behind, but still, it is upsetting.

Tonight, after putting the baby down to bed I asked my husband if he wanted some chips.  I’ve already had more than enough food today, but my grief was causing me to want to eat (and pretend it wasn’t me doing it by offering to get some for the hubby).  Luckily he said he was full (a feeling I rarely feel).  I ate an orange, drank a glass of water and made some tea.  I was still feeling funky so I went on the rower for 20mins and then did a bunch of stretching.  Soon, I’ll head to bed.

Why am I sharing this with you?  Well, I know that today my portion sizes were too big (not 50%).  And, I know a lot of that was self-comforting.  But despite having a hard day personally and a funky day food-wise, I did not end up ending the day, splurging.  YAY!

Daily Wrap-Up: Saturday August 4, 2012

In Daily Wrap-Up on August 5, 2012 at 4:13 am

Here’s how I think I did today on the traditional grading scale of A-F:

Sleep: F: Baby didn’t take her regular morning naps.  For the afternoon nap we had guests.  Tonight I am so strung out from the various stressful things that happened I am having trouble going to bed.

Water: A:  Drank at least 8 glasses.

Food: C:  At lunch for the family picnic had too many cookies but have been doing a great job not stress eating this afternoon and evening.  Tried to make up for the cookies by just having salad and tofu for dinner.

Exercise: A:   Morning stretches, walked dogs

Vitamins: A:  Will take them

Journaling: F:  Didn’tthis morning and don’t feel like doing it tonight.  Too tired.

Final Thought of the Day:  Pushing through cravings when you are exhausted and stressed out is hard!

How did you do today with your healthy living?  I hope you are kind to yourself, no matter what.  Life is too precious to spend it living in regret and self-loathing.

Thanks for reading this and I wish you much luck on your own healthy journey!

Daily Wrap-Up: Friday August 3, 2012

In Daily Wrap-Up on August 4, 2012 at 4:17 am

Here’s how I think I did today on the traditional grading scale of A-F:

Sleep: A: Took a morning nap when baby slept.

Water: A:  Drank at least 8 glasses.

Food: A+:  Had a very healthy lunch – almonds, brown rice, spinach, orange & healthy dinner – corn on the cob, chicken sausage, salad.  

Exercise: A+:   Morning stretches, 1.5 hour hike in which I was coated in sweat for parts of the uphills.

Vitamins: A:  Will take them

Journaling: F:  Didn’tthis morning and don’t feel like doing it tonight.  Too tired.

Final Thought of the Day:  Hiking was awesome.  My foot is finally healed enough.  It makes all the difference for my mental health as well as physical.  But it does make me hungrier!  I am successfully fighting the desire to eat more late tonight…

How did you do today with your healthy living?  I hope you are kind to yourself, no matter what.  Life is too precious to spend it living in regret and self-loathing.

Thanks for reading this and I wish you much luck on your own healthy journey!

Daily Wrap-Up: Thursday August 2, 2012

In Daily Wrap-Up on August 3, 2012 at 3:53 am

Here’s how I think I did today on the traditional grading scale of A-F:

Sleep: A: Tried to take naps whenever the baby did.  Successful in the morning.

Water: A:  Drank at least 8 glasses.

Food: A+:  Stuck to the menu.  Did not overeat.

Exercise: B:   Morning stretches, walked dogs.

Vitamins: A:  Will take them

Journaling: C:  Did this evening, not in the morning.

Final Thought of the Day:  Not too hard to keep to the diet today.  Still very tired from all the travel.

How did you do today with your healthy living?  I hope you are kind to yourself, no matter what.  Life is too precious to spend it living in regret and self-loathing.

Thanks for reading this and I wish you much luck on your own healthy journey!

Daily Wrap-Up: Wednesday August 1, 2012

In Daily Wrap-Up on August 2, 2012 at 4:38 am

My grandmother was in the ICU and declined further medical treatment.  She is now in hospice.  The baby and I traveled to the East Coast to say good-bye to her.  I didn’t blog (obviously) while I was away.  As far as food went, I didn’t over-eat like I normally do when visiting my family however the food they prepare is not diet food and there is dessert after every meal.  I didn’t try and stick to a diet or even healthy eating, but I didn’t overeat much or binge eat to deal with the intense emotions of the past few weeks.  I arrived home late last night.

Here’s how I think I did today on the traditional grading scale of A-F:

Sleep: A+: Tried to take naps whenever the baby did.  Yay!

Water: A:  Drank at least 8 glasses.

Food: A+:  Ate very healthily and with accurate portions.  I almost had some nacho chips when I was tired and feeling down.  I even reached towards the bag.  But I didn’t!  So proud.

Exercise: C:   Morning stretches, walked dogs.

Vitamins: A:  Took them

Journaling: F:  Didn’tthis morning and don’t feel like doing it tonight.  Too tired.

Final Thought of the Day:  Felt really good about doing a lot of basic healthy care: flossing, skin routine, hot tea while watching TV, calling friends when I felt down (instead of eating), etc.

How did you do today with your healthy living?  I hope you are kind to yourself, no matter what.  Life is too precious to spend it living in regret and self-loathing.

Thanks for reading this and I wish you much luck on your own healthy journey!

Daily Wrap-Up: Friday July 19, 2012

In Daily Wrap-Up on July 20, 2012 at 3:32 am

Here’s how I think I did today on the traditional grading scale of A-F:

Sleep: B: Going to bed early.  Choose to do housework instead of napping when baby was napping.

Water: A:  Drank at least 8 glasses.

Food: A:  100% stuck to the menu.  Skipped teatime snack.  Really feel like stress eating right now but chewing gum instead 🙂

Exercise: C:   Walked dogs despite hurt foot.  Skipped stretches this morning and situps and pushups tonight.  Broke into a sweat several times with intensive cleaning.

Vitamins: A:  Will take them shortly

Journaling: A: Did this morning and will do this evening.

Final Thought of the Day:  I can see how much I eat to soothe myself.  If I don’t feel good I “need” OJ, saltines and chicken noodle soup.  If I am relaxing watching TV after a hard day I “deserve” an ice cream treat.  If I am nervous about something I want to “graze” through leftovers as I clean up the kitchen.  I am working to find other ways to self-soothe and reward myself other than food.  Being a stay at home Mom to an infant makes it harder I think because I don’t have much time alone and when she is sleeping there is so much to do chore-wise.  Let me know if you have any tips!

How did you do today with your healthy living?  I hope you are kind to yourself, no matter what.  Life is too precious to spend it living in regret and self-loathing.

Thanks for reading this and I wish you much luck on your own healthy journey!

Daily Wrap-Up: Wednesday July 18, 2012

In Daily Wrap-Up on July 19, 2012 at 4:08 am

Here’s how I think I did today on the traditional grading scale of A-F:

Sleep: A+: Tried to nap when baby was napping (unsuccessful but did lay down).  Going to bed early!

Water: A:  Drank at least 8 glasses.

Food: A+:  Did not eat compulsively and had great portion size control!

Exercise: B:   15 min stretch program on tv.  Walked dogs despite hurt foot.  Skipped situps and pushups.

Vitamins: A:  Took them

Journaling: F: Didn’t do this morning or evening.

Final Thought of the Day:  It’s been a great day and I am so thankful to be relieved of the obsession around dieting and food and my weight, today.  I did read an article in “Vogue” that was upsetting.  It was about how much what you ate while pregnant affects your child’s lifelong health.  There was a time during pregnancy that I felt so crappy that I only wanted white foods like white rice, white pasta, white cheese, etc.  I couldn’t stand salads, brown rice and veggies which had been my usual mainstays.  My NP said that this was because my body wanted foods that are easy to break down and white foods are usually easy to digest, especially if they are processed foods.  After reading that article in “Vogue” (which of course always fosters healthy self and body images for its’ female readers…), I went into a near panic.  Have I doomed my child to countless colds, to cancer and/or a life of obesity?  And then I realized, after a few deep breaths, that my daughter is incredibly healthy.  I can’t stop cancer but I can give her a chance to fight colds and obesity by showing her how to live a healthy, balanced, reasonable lifestyle.  That is why this journey to find a program that works for me is so important.  It is for me, but it is also because I don’t want her to have me modeling unhealthy behaviors.  I want to spare her the pain of being overweight, like I have been for the majority of my life.  I am going to try to look past the pages of “Vogue” for validation that I was a good mother when pregnant.  I know I was.  I took my vitamins, I rested, I stayed away from fumes, I sang to her, we read to her, I did everything the NP said to do, I stayed hydrated, I read books and attended numerous pregnancy and parenting classes, etc.  I think that part of being a parent is that nagging feeling that no matter how hard you try you aren’t quite a good enough parent.   You feel lacking, even when you are a wonderful parent because you are doing the very best you can and you are approaching parenthood with extreme love and with honesty.  I am so thankful that today I approached food sanely and healthily.  That is what I want to model for my daughter.  Every day of healthy living counts!

How did you do today with your healthy living?  I hope you are kind to yourself, no matter what.  Life is too precious to spend it living in regret and self-loathing.

Thanks for reading this and I wish you much luck on your own healthy journey!

Daily Wrap-Up: Monday July 16, 2012

In Daily Wrap-Up on July 17, 2012 at 5:17 am

Here’s how I think I did today on the traditional grading scale of A-F:

Sleep: D: Needing to go to sleep now since baby is sleeping but keep wanting to be on the computer.  Bad!

Water: A:  Drank at least 8 glasses.

Food: A:  Did not eat compulsively and had great portion size control!

Exercise: B:   15 min stretch program on tv.  Walked dogs despite hurt foot.  Skipped situps and pushups.

Vitamins: A:  Took them

Journaling: F: Didn’t do this morning or evening.

Final Thought of the Day:  It’s been a few days since I’ve checked in.  Guess what?  I HAVE NOT been over-doing it!   I have been exhausted and/or occupied by the baby during my usual blogging times (late night) and that is why haven’t reported in.  I’m happy that it isn’t because I’ve been eating unhealthily.  🙂

How did you do today with your healthy living?  I hope you are kind to yourself, no matter what.  Life is too precious to spend it living in regret and self-loathing.

Thanks for reading this and I wish you much luck on your own healthy journey!