Updated 7/15/2013 Enjoying retirement. I have so many things I want to do on my "limited" funds. It will be 3 years this December since I have retired. I want to learn to garden. I need to learn how to deal with the excessive heat and the dogs in the backyard. Both of our kids are still living at home, so I still get to run Mom's taxi service. Both my Mom and my mother-in-law have passed away in the same nursing home. Different times. I am ...
Updated 7/15/2013 Enjoying retirement. I have so many things I want to do on my "limited" funds. It will be 3 years this December since I have retired. I want to learn to garden. I need to learn how to deal with the excessive heat and the dogs in the backyard. Both of our kids are still living at home, so I still get to run Mom's taxi service. Both my Mom and my mother-in-law have passed away in the same nursing home. Different times. I am contemplating how to volunteer/visit some of the the residents there. Since I'm sort of shy/introverted-it is difficult for me to just visit people I don't know well. I'll need to psych myself up for it~since I know people in nursing homes can get real lonely.
OLDER INFORMATION I'm married with 2 kids, one biological and one adopted. I did not get married until I was 30; therefore, I'm one of those who is caught in the middle of caring for young children and an aging parent with medical issues. I tend to leave my physical fitness on the bottom of my priority list because its difficult to make one's self exercise when it does not seem to be "fun" and one often runs out of time and energy.
It will be a year since my Mom passed away at the end of May. I miss talking with her.
I'd just like to remember to take time for myself and work fitness into my regular schedule. When I weigh myself too often, I used to feel as if it made me more preoccupied with food, rather than behaving better. My current plan is to start weighing myself in order to work on not gaining weight - and losing slowly. What I lose I don't want to gain back. I want to make life long habits of eating healthier and exercising.
Remember to: 1. Drink water daily 2. Record what I eat 3. Think before eating 4. Walk dog(s) 5. Cook healthier foods 6. Limit portions
I'm still at the planning stage. With a husband and two kids, most things need to be scheduled in order for them to have a chance of being successful.
Now that my kids are getting older I'm going to do some more serious thinking on how I can incorporate regular exercise into my day.
I'm considering planning to walk a dog after my son goes to bed - mornings don't work for me since getting two kids off to school is time consuming - no bus service so I get to drive them daily. I do enjoy the talk time.
"You are capable and worthy of being and doing anything. You just need the discipline and determination to see it through. It won't come instantly, and you may backslide from time to time, but don't let that deter you. Never give up. Life is an ever-changing process, and nothing is final. Therefore, each moment and every new day is a chance to begin anew." -Barbara Cage
Thanks for commenting on my blog, "The Scale and Me." Have a healthy, active day!
for commenting on my blog regarding my 5k. Please never get discouraged by comparing yourself to others. Any fitness effort is worth so much to our health and well being. Running was never my thing..I just wanted to compete to say I did it!! I know I will still probably come in last next year too but nonetheless others cheer you on for the effort put in and completing the race. Both my friend and I even got a ribbon for participation. All the best to you in your weight loss goals.