Thursday, January 5, 2012

Overthinking...

If I spent as much time DOING as I do THINKING, I would probably get somewhere!

Today is January 5, and I still don't have my stuff together. Again, I start off well in the mornings, but by the afternoon I am just not focused. Today I actually started backsliding at work when I drank my THIRD mug of coffee (I usually have just 1). But I got my first walk-through today and even though I think I did okay, my nerves were shot.

My goal is to come up with some kind of plan this weekend to make next week go better. Hopefully I won't be as busy, and hopefully I can actually cook a few meals for dinner. I will have three of Jess's kids this weekend in addition to my four, so good luck with me having time to do anything besides hide in my room for fear of the natives tying me up and raiding my cereal stockpile in the garage!

Speaking of stockpile... my couponing efforts are going great so far! I actually have a little stockpile forming of items that I have paid pennies on the dollar for... items that we actually USE, not stuff just for show like on those Extreme Couponing shows... I don't get those shows. Those people will never use most of that stuff... they're just hoarding. I don't plan to hoard my goodies... I am looking for real savings. Last month I came in at about $100 below my grocery budget. #sweet

Last night while cruising around Pinterest, I was reminded of smoothies. Some call them "green monsters", but I always made mine with frozen blueberries and strawberries so they wouldn't be green. I remembered how good they used to be... how filling. And I remembered that I also used to have a smoothie each morning during the time that I was losing weight back in 2009. Hmmm... maybe I need to break out that protein powder collecting dust in my pantry and start doing smoothie's again. They just might help get my day off to a good, nutritious start.

But when thinking about smoothies, I also started thinking about my supplement regimen. That also really helped me shed the pounds during my "loser" period in 2009. Why did I veer away from those things when they were really making a difference? I lost around 30 lbs just by eating clean and taking supplements to support weight loss (all natural stuff, not diet pills). I was doing so well. Why did I stop doing what works?

Hmmm.... good question.

11 comments:

Stormy@Big Butt Theory said...

You are a thinker. I can tell that for sure. I know the restart is hard, but you can do it. Just start small. Rebuild your foundation. Brick by brick Step by step. You got this!!! You are worth it!!

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

Hi Holly, new to your blog, I just found you via Alissa's blogroll. Best wishes on your healthy journey, I'm sure you'll reach all your goals.

Leeleaner said...

Hi, I read that you enjoy smoothies or shakes. I'm using Monavie to lose weight. Their shakes are berry chocolate and have the acai berry in the shake. It's the real thing. Not flavor. This shake is quite delicious. Write to me if you would like to know how to order as I am a distributor. Everyone who buys is a distributor. They have a combo package that includes the shake, bar and supplement. Supplement is green tea and vegetables. It's all healthy. Regards,

Maren said...

Oh boy. I am a thinker too. Only I'm working on getting past that.. Keeping it simple, doing what I know works. Moving forward!

Christie said...

You can do it girl. And a house full of 7 kids....shew, I'd be going crazy! :)

Maren said...

I overthink too sometimes, but I'm really working on it. I feel like it sets me up for failure, so I try my best not to!

Mallory said...

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Colleen said...

Hi Hollie, I am new to reading your blog. Just wanted to comment that I have struggled with this in the past. What I found was that my body and mind had a positive intention for jumping off the weight-loss momentum. I was usually missing something or I was thinking too much in a deprivation mentality. What do you think the positive intention of your "bad habits" are? What do you think you get out of these "bad habits?"

Colleen said...

Hollie, as I was reading the last paragraph of your comment I thought about a time when I had a similar problem. I was doing so well, but those "bad habits" slip in and I lost momentum. What I realized was that our "bad habits" actually have positive intentions. When we find out what those positive intentions are, we are better equipped to change our habits! What do you think the positive intentions are of your bad habits? Hope this helps!

Carlo St. Juste Jr., L.Ac, MAOM said...

Hi Holly, great post and I commend you trying to better yourself each and everyday. I just wanted to leave you with a quote from Confucius..."every journey begins with a single footstep." I remember this when I don't feel like workout out. A few steps usually turn into a couple of miles.

Andrea C. said...

You're my smoothie twin - I'll never understand the need for green in smoothies! Blueberries and strawberries FTW!