Sunday, August 1, 2021

Awesome August and Noom

OKAY I know I wrote a blog all about how water is key, but I am still struggling with it. It is one of my biggest challenges.  Just this past week I had an epic fail at work.  I normally take a 16-ounce bottle of diet sweet tea to work to drink. I get my sweet tea with no calories so bonus. Anyway, I ended up bringing that bottle back home with only one sip taken out of it. I was so busy I never had time to drink.  That is so bad for me. I tattled on myself to my son, so now he is actively reminding me to drink water.  I knew older women tend to be dehydrated, I just did not realize I was becoming that older woman LOL I do not even feel thirsty.  That is the bad part, my body does not signal me that it wants me to drink. In the morning I do okay.  I wake up and have a 10-ounce glass of lemon water, then I have 2 cups of coffee. So, I figure I am three cups into the recommended eight. After than I fail miserably. Last night I did get me some Metamucil LOL no laughing. I did not get it for the laxative effect, I got it because it helps curb appetite by giving you fiber, it helps control blood sugar, the fiber in it helps lower cholesterol, and improves GI health. So, I will mix it in two cups of water, and voila I have another two cups down LOL coffee + lemon water + Metamucil = 5 cups of the 8 needed. I just need to get those other three in me daily. So hard.  I have been reading all sorts of tips on internet, and none of them really spoke to me.  I just have to do it. Thank goodness my son is now after me LOL

                Today is August 1st, 2021.  A brand-new month. We had a great time celebrating my daughter’s birthday yesterday. I even managed to stay on track with my calories. At the restaurant I got my salad and immediately both kids each grabbed one of my two tortilla wedges it came with LOL less calories for me. My daughter liked the look of my salad more than what she ordered, so that encouraged me to eat less so that I could take it home for her to eat later. I was so happy I was able to be able to enjoy dinner out with my kids rather than worry about calories.  Sometimes you just have to put aside dieting to focus on fun times. Then you get back on track the next day LOL

 Noom is currently showing me #psychtricks to help me make proper choices and stay focused when faced with challenges like eating out. I got to say, if you have not figured it out by reading my posts yet, I love my Noom app LOL when I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by the temptation of not moving and just eating mindlessly, it helps a lot to just open the app and do a lesson or two.  I can also go into my support group area and read what others are posting, to remind myself that it is not just me. Others are having the same struggles I am. Sometimes just those few minutes I am in the app gives me a chance to curb my inner elephant LOL get into Noom and you will learn all about the elephant LOL

                So, with the new month my daughter and I are starting this new photo challenge I found on Pinterest.  It is an Instagram challenge. Each day you post a picture that goes with the theme of the day.  I found a whole year of themes and printed them out.  I am hoping it encourages us to be creative and get out more to find an interesting shot to snap.  Today is supposed to be “heatwave” fitting since it is so hot here lately. No hurricanes to cool us off. It has been a quiet season so far. If you are reading this and interested to see what we come up with, I am @leeandstacismom on Instagram. That is also my name on Pinterest LOL. I love finding out I have people checking out my pages LOL.

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