getting real with myself, starting with realistic goals, starting with walking
I'm a 56 year old wife/Mom/homemaker/friend who used to be thin and in great shape half a lifetime ago...I know what it feels like and I want to get back there! Things happen, lifestyles change, and in what seems like nano seconds you look in the mirror and don't recognize the person looking back.....
I love to read. I appreciate nature. I have a massive collection of mid - 20th century dinnerware and kitchen glassware. My 2 dogs, a Schipperke and a Chocolate Lab, are my constant companions. UPDATE: Rascal my dear Schipperke passed away on January 19, 2010. We all miss him, especially me and my Chocolate Lab Lottie. Rascal was the boss of our family! My page will be dark for a time while I adjust to the loss of a true friend in this life.
You know... I hear wonderful things about OK, like they're one of the few states that has a law against gender selection abortions, their low tax rates, etc., and I think that maybe we should pack up and move there. And then you go and remind me about your crazy weather and I think that I'll just stay right here in the Socialist Republic of Maryland! Glad you got through the storms with only minor damage!
How did you do yesterday? Tough day for me -- Wed. is the day I spend with my dad. He wanted to go to a pizza place for lunch (I got a grilled veggie sub, but I'm guessing the bread and cheese ... and french fries ... weren't low-cal). Doing very little very slowly all day and then driving home in the heat for nearly an hour wipes me out. So I had no energy to exercise and ate bad things to help me stay awake. Wednesdays are going to be rough for me.
The positives? I resisted the urge to eat fast food in the car, which has become a terrible habit on my drives to and from his place. I drank four cups of water. Despite the setback, I'm still motivated today and am getting ready to take the dogs to the park again.
Hope you made better choices than I did yesterday!
Good morning, Martha. Here I go again... wanna join me? As you know, Katherine is gone for the summer. so I've set a goal to lose 25 pounds by the end of August, in the hopes that she'll have a pleasant surprise when she comes home. Plus, my 50th birthday is fast approaching and I'd like to get rid of some of this blubber by then. (And I only have two pair of pants that I can still squeeze into at this point. How depressing.)
So how's your health? Have you been to the cardiologist recently? I remember you were motivated to get into better shape before your next appointment, but that's been awhile. Let me know if you're in a "just do it" frame of mind and would like to jump back on the SP bandwagon with me.
Isn't Gabrielle going off to school in the fall? When I first joined SP Katherine was going into her senior year of HS and the thought of meeting her college roommate and her roommate's parents was motivation for me -- I wanted to make a good impression as she started a new life with new friends. It worked -- I was about 170 when she went off to school. Now I'm back up to 225 -- 12 pounds away from my highest. Don't want to go there again (or be here for that matter...). Some day Katherine and Elizabeth are going to bring home my future sons-in-law, and I don't want to scare them away! Now... off to drink a tall glass of cold water....