It is time for Healthy Thinking Thursday! This last week flew past quite quickly. I started taking my medication for my high blood pressure and for an infection last week. I had a couple of days where I think my body was getting used to the new medicine- some dizziness spells. After the first couple of days my headaches went away and the dizziness has pretty much stopped except if I am foolish and try to get up off the floor too quickly. I honestly think I feel better this week than I have in a long, long time- not sure if that is because an infection was finally wiped out or if it is because of the blood pressure medicine, but either way it's such a relief to begin to feel my energy return and to get through a day without a miserable headache. Since I have been feeling better it has been much easier for me to eat healthier this last week. Eating healthy takes time and commitment and when I don't feel good it is so easy for me to blow it off. I'm still not full swing into excercise- been taking it really slow because the dizziness I had at the beginning of my medicine scared me a little bit. I've been stepping on the scale every single day- I thought for sure the way I was eating I would lose some weight. Today the scale finally clicked to -1 pound. I really was hoping for more, but I'll take one pound- it's one less pound than last week. I also discovered this week that I LOVE prunes---who knew? It's nice to discover healthy sweet things I can substitute for my candy cravings. Sooooo.....here are my tips for this week:
1. Find something to be grateful for every day. I think attitude is a big part of this journey I am on and if I keep myself positive I am going to do much better and stick to things than if I consider this a chore.
2. This one I have been trying out (the prunes are a good example)....Think more about what you can add to your diet than what you are taking away. I'm concentrating on getting a good mix of fruits and vegetables in my diet- and in the process it seems like it is getting easier to avoid the candy and fast food because the correct servings of good food are keeping me full. Great side effect!
3. I learned this one from weight watchers and I am starting to put it into use again--consider whether or not you are really hungry. Drink some water- are you still hungry? Think about what is going on--does my body actually feel hungry or am I just bored, sad or angry. I am surprised how many times the answer is that it is my emotions that make me want to stuff food into my mouth.
So, that's my news for this week- I'm feeling like I might be on the path of feeling back to my normal self and I am grateful. My friend Laura at http://sunshineshangout.blogspot.com also posts on Healthy Thinking Thursdays- she has had a great week if you want to go say congrats to her :) Jessie at http://beyondbaffled.blogspot.com/ also posts- but I know she has been feeling a bit under the weather so I don't know if she'll have a post up this week. My friend Julia from http://juliassewsweetandspecial.blogspot.com/ does Fat Fighting Fridays if you care to visit her tomorrow.
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