Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weigh In and Happiness

Last Week's Weight: 142.4 lbs
This Week's Weight: 141.4 lbs
Less: 1.0 lbs

My weigh in is 2 days late this week. However, I still had a loss and I am so happy with this. My app on my phone shows me 1.8 lbs away from my first 5 pound goal. I hope to be there next Monday. 

I have found that setting the small goals has been a lot more helpful mentally. Instead of  'I have 32 lbs to go to reach my goal.' It is '1.8 to my current goal! WooHoo!!!'


I have been eating clean and focusing on getting in the veggies, fruit, whole grains, dairy and protein. 

My meals are essentially all the same as I posted last week. Pretty boring, but I love it and know I can stick to it. Tonight's dinner included chicken, asparagus, and 1/2 cup of quinoa. It was good, filling and CLEAN!

Ha! What the hell is that? Kidding....Kind of. 

I have been less than stellar in the workout dept. I went to the gym tonight and ended up running just over a mile before my ankle started to kill. So, I hopped on the Elliptical for 25 minutes. I was doing a 10k plan, but I think it might be better to start off on a 5k plan because I haven't run seriously in about 2 years. I don't think the ankle pain is from running. I think it is because I have a habit of sitting on my foot at work. It drives me nuts, but I don't notice when I am doing it. I only notice when I stand up to walk and it is asleep. Kind of a tangent there....oops! 

How are you happy all the time?

Here is a fun topic I thought I would talk about. I have had so many people ask me how I am happy all the time. Let me preface this with I am most certainly not happy ALL THE TIME, just most of the time. You wanna know my tricks for being happy MOST of the time....Here you go:

1. Don't sweat the small stuff. I know this is far easier said than done, but it can be done. Whenever something is stressing me out, I try to put into perspective how the situation will change my life. In the end, most situations won't kill you. It may just throw your life slightly or majorly off course. However, there is a solution, even if it is a tough road to get there. So, don't worry about it, let life happen.

2. Turn that frown upside down. Whenever I feel down, I always put a smile on my face. Even if it takes all you have, a smile can really go a long way.

3. Surround yourself with those you love. How can you have a bad day when you around people/things you love. Everytime I have a bad day, I only want my dogs and my babe.
4. Watch (Insert Funny Movie Here). I loooove me some "The Other Guys" and "Bridesmaids". I laugh throughout the entire thing.

5. Have a conversation with someone that makes you happy. It kind of goes back to #3. If I feel down, I will call and talk to someone that I know can make me happy. Usually that is Chad, but sometimes it is one of my customer's or a family member.

6. Workout. I love a good run, workout DVD or weight lifting session after a bad day. Lately we have been playing tons of racquetball and I LOVE IT, but I SUCK AT IT. At least I keep trying, right?

What do you do to make YOU happy???

1 comment:

  1. congrats on the great loss! short-term goal... here you come!

    And loving the list of being happy. TOTALLY worth remembering and keeping in mind since I tend to by on the unhappier time most of the day (work stress sucks)!