Saturday, June 02, 2012
Well...summer has announced its arrival with triple digit numbers! *sighs* And awaaaaaaaaaay we go! Yes, I hate summer and no, I have NO earthly idea why I am still in the high desert! There are saving graces, the best of which is AIR CONDITIONING (at least in my apartment! My car...not so much). Come September, the mornings and evenings start to cool down a bit, just have to wade my way through 3 months of "dry" heat! *LOL*
I woke up this morning with the best of intentions! I was (and prolly still will) get my kitchen done and start on my chaotic living room. However, my little girl cat is VERY needy today, so I am spending a lot of down time cuddling, petting, and grooming her. Normally she only likes to be held for a maximum of a minute and half(yes...I timed it) usually long enough to say hello to me when I come home from work! Lately though, she needs to be held a bit more often and for quite a bit longer (for her). I came to do the kitchen a while ago and she was weaving figure eights around my ankles or just kind of following me just out of eyesight. I am always afraid I am going to step on her, as she is so quiet and sneaky!
Anyway, I'll be taking frequent "Shade" breaks today and I suspect tomorrow as well. Like I'm worried about it! Heck...I'll love on my baby anytime.
Saw my regular doctor's partner on Thursday. What a trip she was. I really liked her, but she had very definite ideas as to what I need to do to lose weight. She also told me I need an inversion table for my back. She says they are not too expensive "only" 300 dollars and up. I just looked at her and smiled...Really? Yeeeeeah....Don't think so. Although I did have an interesting vision later that day as I ruminated on what she said. I saw myself on the inversion table, horizontal...and then Shade jumps up, sits on my stomach and looks at me as if I was crazy, then proceeds to walk up and down my body, making me her very own teeter totter! It was such a real vision that I started laughing out loud and got some very strange looks from my co- workers.
While I am grateful for her input, I think I will continue to do what I am doing...except I REALLY need to add regular exercise. Now that I am feeling better, there is no excuse not to be exercising and tweak my food plan to be more effective. On Thursday I realized that I have a wonderful 3 month stretch in front of me before the start of my busy season. I have to see the doctor again in September and I know she expects weight loss! OH! On a side note, my cholesterol has gotten out of hand and she has put me on medication. Now on top of everything else I need to study what I need to do to start lowering my cholesterol. I know exercising is key, as well as healthy eating, but I need to see if there is anything specifically I need to do, cut out or add, to help me be successful!
So, baby steps. First thing is to forgo soda, period. I am a huge water drinker, and actually don't consume a lot of soda to begin with, not even once a week. However, I really feel I need to delete it from my diet altogether. Next, I need to get moving. I have a little stair stepper I will use and may try to get my fitness room and try the stationary bike. Oh! Let us not forget my dancing! *LOL* Last year I bought a yoga dvd for plus size exercisers I want to try, but need to get my living room in order first to I have room, as well as having a feeling of calmness and serenity.
I have also determined not to have the TV on unless there is something I truly wish to watch. No more having it on for company and background noise and getting stuck to my chair, sucked into whatever is on. No more channel surfing when I KNOW there is not a thing on that interests me!
The next step, once I master that, is to reduce the amount of time I spend online. I can spend hours here and not really do much of anything. I will devote time here on SP and check email and such. But I am going to limit the amount of time I spend on certain social networks. I have already stopped playing the games to which I used to lose hours and hours (and not a little money).
I feel the stirrings of excitement and have a giant sense of possibilities. For now, I need to have lunch (since I seem to have missed breakfast) and do what I have planned to do. Life is good!