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November 27th, 2006 by Anna

It’s after Thanksgiving. COMPLETELY after Thanksgiving. So no “well, it’s still Thanksgiving weekend” excuses. I have nearly a month before I can give the Christmas excuses. Well, no that’s not entirely true. Jonathan’s office party is this weekend. Mine is next. Then we have Christmas with Jonathan’s family. Then Christmas with our own family. Then Christmas with my family. I have a LOT of Christmas excuses. So I’m going to make the best of the days with no excuses.

I still have a bad attitude about it all. Well, no my attitude’s not bad, it’s just that I’m not particularly motivated. I get frustrated when I see someone thin, see how I want to look again. Or when I can’t get into my clothes. But that’s still not enough for me not to snarf my 2 year old’s M&M’s.

I need to figure out what’s going to work this time. What will motivate me to stay on course. I’m already thinking part of why I haven’t been sticking to the good stuff is boredom. I thought at first I was just a creature of habit. But I think it’s laziness. When I’m doing things right, 95% of the time, I pack a yogurt, a banana, an apple, an orange, a Pria bar and a TV dinner to go to work. The fruit only varies if I forget one or am out of one so I take two of another. I think I’m just sick of the same ol’ thing, but I’ve been too lazy to figure out something else to try.  I know I like plums, though I’m quite picky about their ripeness so I normally just skip them. I love pineapples, but they’re expensive if you want them fresh and already cut. And mangoes are good but I have to cut those, too, because I don’t like how the meat gets in my teeth when I just bite into them. So it’s mostly apples, bananas and oranges because they’re easy and I’m lazy. But it’s the same old thing and I think that’s part of why I’m eating poorly. Because every bad food I’m eating is easy to eat and good. So I know this is something I need to work on.

But for today, it’s yogurt, apple, banana, orange, Pria bar and TV dinner. Whee.


4 Responses  
  • Karen writes:
    November 27th, 200611:53 amat

    Blueberries. Specifically, Costco frozen blueberries. You can even eat them frozen for a nice refreshing treat. It’s a huge bag, so I break it into 1/2-cup servings in Rubbermaid or Tupperware and store those in the freezer for grab and go.

  • Laura Warnecke writes:
    November 27th, 20064:38 pmat

    Since Thanksgiving is over I am back on track with my exercise. I am still having a hard time getting my fruits and veggies…when I snack, I tend to go overboard. I’m still trying though. I also tend to eat a lot while I watch tv…so I am going to go back to knitting. (I knit badly, but it keeps my hands busy so I don’t think about food).

    Take care! We can do this!!

    Laura

  • alison writes:
    November 27th, 20067:03 pmat

    Hey why not try canned fruit–it’s what I do and sometimes I can find it packed in water, if not then I go with the fruit juice or light syrup ones. Don’t be frustrated you have to lose it one pound at a time and EVERY pound counts. Maybe you can include your family in on it, for every 5 M&M’s we eat a piece of fruit or they have to eat fruit before candy. I personally don’t have children so I don’t know how well that would actually fly :) but at least it’s a start. Also no treats are allowed in my house because I know if there are cookies or ice cream I would eat them all by myself because my husband doesn’t do treats. Don’t give up you’re just in a slump like we all get sometimes, when I need motivation I turn to a fitness or shape magazine..seeing how others did it usually gets me feeling like I can do it then I take the motivation and run.

  • Anna writes:
    November 29th, 200610:57 amat

    Thank you for your comments and suggestions. I haven’t been back to Walmart yet to look for anything new. I wish I could say my motivation was back. It’s not. *sigh*


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