These posts are about losing weight and gaining strength.
I am bringing some friends along the way:
James and Pissy (so far).
Click on thier names to see their posts (They have fabulous blogs too btw). And afterwards, if you want to join the little health circle we got going here, just let me know in the comments.
Also, I will be discussing the Biggest Loser (couples addition) show.
Which is getting easier to watch.
A. Last week's health goals included drinking more water, getting more sleep and working on food, I think.
1. I did buy one of those big plastic jugs of filtered water for my office. Cost of $2.42 at the supermarket. I can now turn my chair around and fill my mug with water any time. I am up to two mugs a day. Which is a slight improvement over none. I also started to bring 3 pieces of fruit and raisins to work. These are tasty and sweet.
2. The sleep is a bit of an issue. I have no internal control or discipline for my sleep hygiene. But, I moved my work schedule around to force me to getup at 6.30 am. All of the sudden goofing off until 1.00 am is not possible without yawning in front of patients. So, dang, it feels good being tired at night versus butt exhausted. External controls on behavior work. Really, they work well.
3. I also took charge of food. I have been thinking and tasting different foods in my mind. Breaking dishes down to the basic elements and chasing what tickles my fancy. I bought a Weight Watchers cookbook for 1 dollar at goodwill, choose four recipes and went shopping. This way, I don't have to fight with my parent's effing scalloped ham potatoes and beefy meatloaf. They make this every Tuesday.
EVERY FUCKING TUESDAY!
I haven't been fighting it because I have been too exhausted. I don't even like how it tastes. The scalloped potatoes are from a box people. This is the crap I was raised on. So, tonight we made delicious stuffed peppers. And it sooo yummy. I felt full and not burpy and disgusting afterward. This is healing people, can you feel it?
B. Biggest Loser couples edition: the contestants were separated from their parteners last week, as their partners were sent home to see if weight loss can be achieved at home.
"The hardest part about doing this at home is that there is no accountability; no
one is going to do this for me."
"Life is hard, but our marriage makes everything easier."
"I don't like a lot of healthy food, I guess I am just going to have to work harder to find stuff to eat. "
the producers did this temptation thing with cash, saying to the contestants, " drop out and you will get 5 thousand, 10 thousand, 25 thousand dollars" and NOONE took it.
"I can get stronger here every day."
"When you start to feel that fear, welcome it, put your hands up and welcome it! "
"Let's be honest, I am the best, I am absolutely the fucking best." (this was one of the trainers, Jillian, she's kind of a bitch. She has an awesome set of girly guns though)
And the absolute best line of the show:
"This is my life now
And I'm taking it back."
Said by Tara
(click here for the profile)
Goals for next week:
Keep drinking the water
Do some sort of work out twice a week
Breathe, breathe, breathe
Start my day with some basic yoga stretches
And embrace the uncomfortable, the fear, the struggle.