Monday, July 6, 2009

Taking charge, more self control and feeling good!

As I have started to take charge of my finances and my collecting habits, I am now starting to see some success in my health as well.

I had too much credit card debt and once I got a full time job, I was able to start paying more off on balances and also started saving a certain amount every paycheck. Balances are going down, it takes time but it feels good. I have been getting rid of high interest cards and cards for particular stores. It feels very good to be more in control of things and to see progress, even if it is slow.

I decided that I was overdoing it with my make up collection, mostly Bare Escentuals. I decided to start a plan to make myself wear every single eye color I own and then decide if it was something I needed to keep or could part with or maybe sell or gift. As I have gained more control over myself with my desire to purchase new items as they come out, I have felt a lot better. I think eventually I will be able to just buy something here and there and be able to resist the craziness that exists among many over all the new items coming out.

Along with these lifestyle changes, I have started to focus more on my health and my eating habits and lack of activity due to having a desk job. I have started to go back to the gym and am still going to my weekly yoga class. The past week or two, I have been cutting out the baked goods and soda that I was having far too frequently. The soda was not an all day thing but baked sweets was. I would have them far too often and I am quite sure I was not even physically hungry. I've been trying to be more aware of my desires to each things like cake and cookies. Do I just enjoy the pleasure of the sweets? Am I filling a void? Is it an emotional reponse to something? Most likely all of the above all the time LOL I have done pretty well so far. I am still allowing myself sweets but lower calorie and low to no dairy sweets like some gummy bears or swedish fish or watermelon or an apple. I even had some leftover fudge and it was less addictive than cookies or cake for me. I also cut out ice cream which needed to be cut way back on anyway due to my severe lactose intolerance. I have to say, I am feeling much better physically, my digestion seems much better, my mood seems better and I am feeling better and more confident. Today I weighed myself and I have lost 6 pounds since I weighed myself about a week and 1-2 days ago. I could not believe it! 6 pounds!!! I am very proud of myself and hope I can keep it up. If only I could keep finding such great quality fruit, I will have to come up with a new plan for winter since it is harder to find fresh in season apples and watermelon in the winter months. I may have to venture out and try some new things. I will take it one day at a time and see how it all goes. I am just hoping that this will not only make me feel better and help my old clothes fit, if not help them even become loose eventually, but also improve my overall health and my chances to develop diabetes and heart disease. Pin It StumbleUpon

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