I woke up this morning. My first thought was, "wow, I'm thirsty." Now, I've said this before and I'll say it again. THAT is not a good sign. If your body is telling you that it is thirsty...then you are ALREADY partially dehydrated. It's too late at that point. The only thing you can do is really start drinking to get your self re-hydrated. SOOOO...why in the world I stepped on the scales anyway? Yeah, your guess is as good as mine. So I went from 184.4 yesterday to 185.4 today. A pound up. BUT you know.....it's consistent. That is what I typically weigh if I'm dehydrated...one two two pounds up. Oh well....at least I know. I guess why I still got on the scales...I worked outside all day. I then rode that darn exercise bike.....and I didn't go over my points. Plain and simple, yesterday was a textbook day (well...except for the water consumption apparently). So I was expecting to see good things! Oh well...I can think of worse things. I'm drinkin' it up today...so I should be able to see results tomorrow!
This morning, i got up and messed around the house for an hour or two. And then Todd and I went over to the studio apartment to try to organize and well...just get more work done. We moved from there to here. There was no hurry to get out of there. THEREFORE, as I moved, I kinda just stripped out what I wanted to bring at taht point...only bringing the absolute neccessities first...and then a little here and there as i needed or found the time to do. Well....the kitchen is the one that is just a wreck! So i went over today and gathered up some stuff from the kitchen. I cleaned a bit also...wiped the empty cabinets out...that sort of thing. Slowly but surely I'm making headway. I came home and found a 'home' for all the stuff that I brought back with me. Today it was a lot of tupperware stuff. It all fits, it just requires that my tupperware cabinet be neat as a pin! We'll see how long that lasts! After putting everything away, I made lunch for Todd and I. I work from 2-6 and he leaves to go to work at 6. So I made our main meal at lunchtime today. I made chicken cordon bleau, parslied potatoes, peas and served it with grapes. YUMMY. Throughout that time, I did two loads of laundry and got them out on the line. AND at 12:30 I went out for a bike ride. I've been riding a lot. BUT, I've been utilizing the exercise bike...inside. So at first thought, you'd think......no big deal, indoor outdoor. BUT, my exercise bike is a recumbant style. Yeah, a lot of the muscles used when riding both bikes are similar. HOWEVER, there are some that are used more prevalantly in one versus the other. SOOOOOOO today was my first 'outdoor' bike ride of the year. One word.....BRUTAL! Oh yeah, i also biked on our road...which is more hilly than I am used to. I definitely will miss being right on the battlefield and having all those roads to bike! I can see me driving over with my bike on the rack in order to continue to bike over there. BUT, in the meantime...I will conquer my road!!!!!
Here are some of the passages that I was talking about ealier..the ones that I couldn't find. (gotta love the slow times at work when I can REALLY look for them). The book in reference, "Are You Ready!" By Bob Harper.
In this chapter, he is talking about acceptance. "Right after you accept yourself, you nee dto forgive yourself--forgive al the false starts, failed diets........Then the permission to change becomes an invitation to achieve your goals. When you take the time to reconnect with your body, you creat the opportunity to stay grounded in yourslf, strengthening your connection to your heart, which is vital to making this work."
One thing that stood out at me this week.....he recommends one to sit down at least once a week and think about all the accomplishments you achieved since the last time. Think about the positives...and truely remind yourself of how far you have come.
"Our thoughts are a window into how we conceive of ourselves--our strngths and weaknesses,our limitations and aspirations. And yet most of the time we float from one activity to the next without considering that we can choose to think in a more positive way. As you being to make this shift into awareness you will find that you can also have a direct impact on how you react to certain situations and even how you feel. Our thoughts create our feeligns. And whenyou are trying to get to the root of your relationship wtih food, these thoughts often trigger emotional eating."
And on that same note...our lives are like a garden......and negative thoughts are like a weed. They creep in.....and reinforce bad behaviors such as overeating....and slowly they overtake all the pretty stuff.