Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I'm back to square 1, but this time I will succeed!

Yesterday was payday. It was also the day I finally gave in and ordered a smartphone. I'm hoping that it'll provide me with tools I need to keep myself accountable. I got the Nokia Lumia 920, because it has a good camera and it's a Windows phone operating system. I figured that since the reviews were great and I never hear anyone say anything bad about them, I might as well try it out. If I don't like it, I can return it and try a different phone. I wanted the new 41 megapixel camera, but I didn't want to spend the money on it. I can just get it when the prices drop.

I've tried the tracking of foods and exercise via a planner, but I just can't remember to do it all the time. So maybe apps can help. I started green coffee bean extract today. After doing research into weight loss like Plexus Slim and ACE, green coffee bean is what they all have in common. So I figured I could give it a try. I also ordered an mp3 player and a small exercise ball so I can start barre3. It's too bad that they don't yet have an app for my new phone.

I just found a groupon for a company called GoPicnic. They have prepacked lunches for all sorts of dietary needs - gluten, vegan, kosher, etc. The groupon was $19 for a $40 gift certificate. I've tried these meals before, and loved them, but hated the price. They're about $5 a meal. But with this groupon, I got them $3.80 including shipping. Definitely a better deal, and I don't have to spend the gas to drive to the right grocery store. This will also help me get on track because I can bring them all up to the office for lunch. They don't require refrigeration, yay! I think I need to clear out a shelf somewhere in the office to hold all my food. And then keep an inventory list so I can make sure the cleaning crew doesn't steal any... :)

I upgraded my Urban Acres membership from a mini-share to a half share - getting me a lot more produce to use. My hope is that it'll force me to cook more healthy meals. It'll reduce the amount of produce I need to buy at the grocery store. It also forces me to cook things in season. That's a really big thing for me - I want to get to the point that I'm getting produce only from Urban Acres and the farmer's market. Essentially that would leave only meat and bulk items on my grocery list. I'm excited. I feel like I can do it. I think hitting my highest weight is going to get me back on track. I'm not happy that I've gained all the weight that I lost back, so I'm going full force and changing my life again.

Here's to good thoughts and much success!

1 comment:

  1. I so wish we had a local CSA that went through the winter!!! That would be so fun!!