A good day.
I did quite a bit today.
the last 20 lbs is as hard as the first 110 lbs.
that's the truth.
In fact, it may be harder.
Because there is so much less wiggle room and it is so much slower.
But I am getting there.
200 calories means nothing when you are 180 lbs and are racking up oodles of deficit with the exercise.
It means something when your deficit is a thin, thin line.
200 calories is the difference between 130 lbs and 150 lbs without exercise.
200 calories is two pieces of bread.
4 ounces of meat.
2 ounces of cheese.
It is very easy to go over that little amount.
This is why weighing and measuring is really key.
Jack and I met up after my 3 mile walk and 150 situps, and had a little time together.
He likes to remind me the "we girls' collect fat at the back of our thighs that make them look like "biscuits".
It did have me kicking a little higher than usual though. lol.
food 1631 calories.
No white flour.
I did have an orange dream bar (orange sherbert 80 calories bad...I know)....
other than that I had lean protein, two cups of green beans with slivered almonds (which were really awesome.)
I had two whole grain waffles with 1/4 cup sugar free syrup.
I had 3 eggs and one piece of whole grain toast.
I had 1/4 cup of yogurt with 1 tablespoon honey.
I ate an apple.
2 slices of 2 percent cheese.
I am going to buy more broccoli and those green beans with almonds.
I love those.
I am going to try and incorporate one day of fish next week.
Jack keeps talking about fish.
I don't really like fish.
but I will give it a shot.
He's 96, he must know what he was talking about.
choosing to live instead of worry.
Man, I used to think optimists were saps.
I think they have it all over pessimists.
They live longer,
you name it.
I am halfway through luke...and am enjoying it.
I will tell you a philosophy I have been living by for about a year and a half now..
I got it from the seven habits of highly affective people....explained in this way
your circle of influence vs. your circle of concern.
If you focus on what you can control...do it with excellence and become an expert in your area.
You will expand your circle of influence.
If you focus on the things which concern you and don't work within your own sphere of influence...if you allow things which are not within your control to distract you, to suck your energy...not only will you continue to worry and increase your sense of helplessness...you won't be working on what you CAN control...your sphere of influence.
Let's go back once again to the nutjob in florida.
I could spend hours lamenting the fact that some whacko took it upon himself to randomly off people.
Or, I could spend time within my sphere of influence...talking to my children..instilling values and ensuring that they never take it into their wee skulls that they have the right to kill people indiscriminately.
or even better, once I get control over my own household..I can expand my sphere of influence to kids in my neighborhood...by having them over and being a good example...or by becoming a girl scout troop leader.
If each and every person would apply themselves within their sphere of influence (instead of wallowing helplessly in their sphere of concern, wringing their hands and lamenting the state of humanity) If they would apply their efforts toward doing good, there wouldn't be some man driving around florida shooting people, because his mama would have taught him better, his community would have reached out with mental care, I am sure there will always be people who decide to just do what they are going to do....I don't blame anyone for what this man did but him, but I think the instances could be greatly reduced if people would do their absolute best within the circumstances they CAN control.
That is my philosophy.
Hope you all have a great day,
Talk to you all tomorrow,