Friday, January 30, 2009

Fitness Friday - Temptations

Well, I didn't really take too much time to think through the assignment this week. My brain really couldn't take too much thinking. I have been sick this week - I am pretty sure it is mostly allergies as the mountain cedar count has been very high and a lot of the people I know started up all at once when the count got high! That alone wouldn't get me down too much, but I am also grieving for a friend whose baby girl died of SIDS this Tuesday. When something like that happens, suddenly figuring out how to justify extra sweets or thinking too much about food at all seems completely unimportant! That kind of perspective has been good for me this week and has made me focus on what is truly important and let the rest go.

But that said, I do need to remain accountable to this commitment for my own sake, so I'll give a brief update. I actually did really well this week. I didn't make it to the gym on Tuesday and Wednesday like I normally do, but I did go Sunday when I normally don't so I still went twice and exercised at home three times. I kept track of my food this week, too. Writing it down helped me to see some gaps and also helped me to see that in many ways I am doing a good job with my food. I lost two pounds this week - the first bit of weight I have lost in about six weeks!

As far as temptations, I am completely tempted by sweets. Other foods don't tempt me too much. I can pass on fast food and fried food, but sweets are my downfall. What has worked for me in the past to keep from this temptation is: lots of prayer, cutting out snacking completely (three meals a day with nothing in between), not buying sweets, and not eating when I am alone. Right now, I am not willing to not have any snacks at all as I have been in the past, but I am doing better with the other things that have worked and will keep working on it that way!


Brenda said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's baby. How horrible.

You sound like you did great in spite of everything! Two pounds is awesome! I feel ya on the sweets too. That's why I'm depending on the 100 calorie things. A little taste so I don't feel deprived! :)

karly said...

I am sorry, too, about your friend's sweet baby girl. My heart is so sad.

Way to go on the 2 pounds lost, though! That's success!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's baby girl. How devastating.

But congratulations on the 2 lbs you lost. Sounds like you're doing great.

Laura Lee said...

Prayers for your friend...what grief!

Hope you feel better soon, too.

Keeping a food journal is such a fab idea! I'm stealing it for this week.

minnesotamom said...

Good for you, losing 2 lbs! I have officially gained back most of the weight I lost while sick, sadly. And that was no easy losing, let me tell you (ugh!).

I am a baker (not by trade, just someone who likes to bake a lot), and baked goods/sweets are my major downfall, too. They just CALL to me!

So sorry to hear about your friend's baby. I remember getting up to check on Anja several times a night for those first weeks, wondering if she would be okay. SIDS is just awful because you have no idea it's coming.

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's loss. How heartbreaking.

Good job on the 2 pounds lost!