Thursday, October 8, 2009

Baby Steps by Dr. Leo Marvin

I have not kept my word/promise... I have not watched the DVDs yet (I have not even unwrapped them from the plastic coating). I am trying to build up some momentum again... it has been chilly this week and I love snuggling on the couch with a blanket and watching TV (and falling asleep)... but I did have 3 good days (diet wise) so far this week and today has been going good, too. I have been trying to eat healthy at meal times and trying to resist eating junk* in between the meals.

*The main problem with that is while I work in an office you would think I work in a bakery/candy store. Everywhere I turn there is candy or sweets in my line of vision... right now I am staring at 1 bowl of candy corn, 1 bowl of mixed Halloween candy and a box of Dunkin Donut muffins! I want to poke my eyes out with a stick (or a muffin - because maybe some of it will fall in my mouth).

I have healthy snacks on hand - FiberOne Yogurt (only 1 pt on WW), delicious empire apples (also 1 pt - because it is relatively small), and single serving bags of Jolly Time Healthy Pop popcorn - as you can see I am all set for the day. But yet I cannot resist the temptation of the candy bowl - it is ridiculous. It does not matter where the candy sits I will always seem to come in close proximity to it at some point during the day.

So now I am taking "Baby Steps" to get my momentum/motivation back on track... I love the movie "What About Bob"! At Dr. Marvin's suggestion I will repeat to myself - I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful... I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful... I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful... whenever I am tempted now.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Slow Down does not mean Stop!

I have say I have somewhat lost my drive for dieting and (the thought of) exercising! Since I have been home from vacation I can't seem to get myself back on track.... I can't even see the track, I am not sitting on the bleachers, or even in the locker room... you can find me standing next to the vending machines eating a Twix! (Did I ever mention I love any candy bar that comes in 2 pieces - Twix, Almond Joy, Mounds, 100 Grand to name a few.) Uuuggghhh! I have to stop this madness!
I can't commit to starting tomorrow, but this weekend I will watch and try to do at least 1 of the 10 minute training sessions. I might have my 3 year old doing it along side me, but I will do it! I have about 10 hours worth of television shows backed up on my TiVo from last week that I want to watch - but I think I can take a break during that time to try the exercise DVDs. It is amazing how much TV I try to watch in a one week period - that 10 hours does not include the 5 episodes of Oprah I deleted without watching. If only I had the same zest for exercising that I had for watching Dancing with the Stars.... I would be super fit by now.

That is all I have for now... I have to go wash the chocolate off my face now.