Monday, September 12, 2011

Small steps

  So things have been a little better here the last couple of days.  I exercised and have been making very good food choices, and kept my beverages to either water or plain seltzer with a little lemon.  Made sure to get in a little dairy and some fruit, and have stayed at or just under my daily target.  I think that I can attribute this to finally alleviating some stressors, and applying some of those "small steps" that I've written about before.
    Taking care of a couple of projects on the perpetual "To-Do"list was a big help.  Getting a bit more sleep is definitely helping as well.  I'm feeling a little more in control than I have been for the past few months, and it's been reflected in my choices.
    Now it's only been a couple of really good days, so I'm not all cocky and crazy.  But I look at them as building blocks - every good choice I'm making helps rebuild my foundation and will provide stability and strength.  And it's been really amazing how these couple of days of good choices have helped me feel stronger and more positive.  I was afraid that I was slipping back down the slope, and although in the past I let myself keep right on sliding, I never felt that desire this time.  I have some ground to make up, that's for sure.  But I feel like I've finally gotten a solid foothold, and can start the long climb back to where I was and then even further.
    I just have to keep taking small steps!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Itty Bitty Brain Dump

   So last week was a pretty crazy week, post-hurricane.  We suffered very little in the way of damage, although I am still contending with a small leak in the roof.  But all in all we were very lucky.  But there was lots of other stuff going on last week, so my schedule and planning were non-existent.  I was still able to post a loss, though, which came as a very happy surprise.  This week so far has been pretty sketchy, and I'm working today on correcting that.  Already have dinner planned - fish and roasted veggies.  I have some good options in the house for meals for the rest of the week, and now I just have to actually eat them, and stop going out!
   The leaky roof causes me stress, and I'm dealing with a nasty cold, so my sleep isn't what it needs to be.  That always makes it more challenging to make good decisions.  But I have lots of chores to do today to keep myself busy, and that's something that helps me stay on track.
   So although this is just a short status post, sitting down to write is part of keeping my head in the right place.  And like the commercial says, one good choice can help fuel the next one.  So now it's off to tackle the laundry mountain, and take care of some paperwork.  Talk to you all soon!