Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Food and other randomness

I don't have a ton to report today- I was so proud of myself yesterday because I was on point and did everything I was supposed to- from running 5 miles to eating healthy points and lots of water (no soda!).  I've been taking time every morning to "plan" out my day- including setting goals for the day and just staying focused. It's really helping!  Today for lunch I was a little hungrier than usual so I did overeat a little- I had 3 chicken strips that I grilled up, a yummy salad with cranberries and walnuts, and an apple, and then a spoonful of peanut butter. Doh!  Haha, I know I know, I shouldn't have had the peanut butter, but I was just so hungry, and I don't have any sweets in the house- so it was the only thing I could find that was quick and "sweet".  Plus, I figured...it's fatty so it will help fill me up.  With all of the fruits/veggies and lean proteins I'm eating, I'm having a hard time staying full for long.  But it's good!  It's good. I feel lean and healthy today. :)

The weather out here is so gorgeous today, I'm having a hard time staying focused on work. :)  I just want to be out and about!  Tomorrow morning I will be running around though visiting high school counselors and meeting with students so it will be good.  I can't wait. :)

Ok, one of my goals this month is to have more gratitude for my great life- so I am writing down things I'm grateful for everyday.  Sometimes these things will go in my personal journal; sometimes they will be here. :)  Today, I choose for them to be here!  Why not share with my friends what I'm grateful for today?

1) Today I'm so thankful to God first and foremost for my life.  I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world;  I live in a wonderful country where I have the freedom to worship who and how I want, and I'm so grateful for that.  I am truly blessed- everyday.
2) I'm also thankful for my mom and her continual support.  As I'm struggling with this housing/moving situation, I call her everyday pretty much, freaking out.  She always knows just what to say and how to comfort me.  I love her for that.
3) I'm thankful for my job!  I have a great job that offers me so much flexibility and opportunities.  Sometimes it can be really stressful, and sometimes I have to work a lot, but I love it on most days.
4) I'm thankful my body- that it is healthy and strong, and that I have the opportunity to lose weight and "blossom".  Some people don't have these opportunities!  But my body works- it works completely, and it just makes me so thankful to have and I always want to take care of it.
5) I'm thankful today specifically for getting paid! Haha- I needed to pay some bills.  It sucks that all of the money has to go to bills, but at least I have the money to pay those bills and move forward!  I'm so grateful for that.  And I'm thankful I have enough to buy the healthy foods I want to buy that will allow me to continue on this journey. :)

What are you thankful for??



  1. Well among other things I'm grateful for you Dizzy, I have found a wonderful and fun friend and blogger buddy in you. You continue to inspire and motivate me. I love that you're setting small attainable goals for yourself. I should steal that idea, it might help me accomplish a few things being left by the way side. miss ya love ya.. xoxo

  2. Always inspiring honey. :) Im headed over to blog about the things I am thankful for

    X's and O's! :)

  3. Yay Diz! You are doing great! Way to go on the run and the food choices! And I swear I read an article some where that peanut butter is great in moderation! Yay! I love the daily goals. It helps me so. I try to accomplish everything on my list. I am still learning to be realistic in what I can do in a day! Big Hugs!

  4. Great list, Diz! All basics in our life that are easy to take for granted. Thanks for sharing and reminding!

  5. :D Wonderful post!! First, gratitude--then joy arises! Every time. :D Deb

    P.s. Congrats on limiting the PB! good job!

  6. I am thankful for bloggy friends like you! :-D