Monday, July 17, 2006


Well, I'm feeling MUCH better than I did last week. Not a 100% stress-free - but substantially better. After tomorrow (when hopefully, this whole doctor switching thing gets resolved), I'll feel like my old self again!

Thank you for all of your supportive comments! And yes, I happen to think that my hubby is pretty fantabulous. Like I said, in these crazy and hormonal times, I'm surprised that he hasn't run away, shrieking in terror. He'd be perfectly entitled, though!:-)

New week, new start. That's how I like to look at things. Regardless of whether the past week was good or bad - we all get a clean slate when a new day begins.

This is what I'd like the week to hold for me:

- good, healthy eating
- 4-5 days of exercise
- some "me" time
- getting stuff done that's been eating away at me for ages

And as always, to accomplish something, one needs a plan.

EATING: I'm going to start journalling my food intake. It suddenly dawned on me yesterday (while the hubby and I were on a VERY long drive somewhere where we didn't want to go - but that's another story in itself) that I haven't been getting adequate protein intake. I've always hated journalling about every morsel of food that goes in my mouth. It's cumbersome and painful. But also very revealing. I think it's time to bring some awareness to my eating habits, and to ensure that I'm getting the balance I need. So, starting today, I'm journalling.

EXERCISE: Swimming tonight (I haven't gone in awhile, and I miss it!). The gym tomorrow. Yoga on Wednesday. And a 5K walk on Thursday. That's if this bloody awful heat dies down. If not, I'll take Thursday off and go to the gym on Friday. That's the plan, and I'm sticking to it!

"ME" TIME: I've scheduled a massage appointment on Thursday evening. I will listen to the new Morrissey single this week - it's been sitting on my desk since last Thursday! And, I will start my new Zadie Smith book.

GETTING STUFF DONE: Small goals here. I need to start preparing for a course that I'm teaching at a local university this Fall. I'll read at least the first couple of chapters of the text book! And, I'm going to organize some stuff in my bedroom that's been driving me insane for the last few months. I can't ignore it anymore!

So - that's that. It's achievable - I just have to buckle down and DO it. Easier said than done, I know. But weight loss and healthy eating doesn't come without planning or premeditation, does it?

I will post tomorrow if (okay, when) this whole doctor saga gets resolved. I will be one happy girl!


Jen said...

When you know that your husband would be entitled to run screaming from the room and he *doesn't*?..well that's when you know you have yourself a darn good man :)

I've never really kept a food journal. Let us know how it goes. I should probably do the same.

Good for you on making a massage appt. Enjoy!

Great list of goals :)

KleoPatra said...

Hey, Sonya. GREAT post!

Journaling can be a pain in the arse (esp. about food intake and exercise output!) but it is SO helpful, i know that it is. (And of course i should follow your lead, but i'm too lazy!)

Great to take some "me" time... so smart of you to give yourself the love and attention you need and dserve. And after the baby is born, it will be more difficult to do so, but even so, it is always important to pay attention to your needs.

Hope the doctor situation works out just as you want it as well. Keep us informed...

I love love love this: "We all get a clean slate when a new day begins."

How true!!

Hope today, and all your days, are good ones, Sonya.

iportion said...

You want to make sure your eating enugh food. give yourself a prize for jounaling
you deserve it.

jodi said...

what a great set of goals, i'm sure you'll acheive them in no time... planning "me" time is very important its good you're doing that... and so is journaling, i stopped for a while and went off the deep end - now i'm back on track and feeling great... :o)

Living to Feel Good said...

Good set of goals. I need to make some of my own for the week instead of long term. Enjoy your "me" time.

KleoPatra said...

P.S. Love Morrissey/The Smiths!!