Friday, December 28, 2007
Funny thing. Last January, I set a goal of walking my first 5K on New Years Day, 2008. In April, I did my first one, and in May another, and so on...in fact, I've even done a couple of 10K's. And I am laughing. They are so EASY! Who'd a thought, a year ago...
Now, our New Year's Eve plans may be falling apart. I am exhausted. The December activities have caught up with me, big time. I woke up this a.m. with my "man voice" and a burning chest...meaning I need to take seriously good care of myself. SERIOUSLY good care. Herbal tea, tons of water, zinc, echinacea and goldenseal...I should be ok, if I get enough sleep. Getting rid of my ticket for Riverdance tomorrow. It's their final tour, and should be great, but I have seen them before, and I would rather sleep and take down the tree.
So back to New Year's Eve. There is no local 5-10K walk/run here in Sacramento on Jan 1. The closest is about 45 miles away. BUT, on New Year's Eve, there is a walk, prior to the festivities downtown. I think there will only be five of us together that night, and I asked my hubby if he thought that would be a great way to start the evening. He suggested we all walk, THEN have dinner and celebrate the end of 2007. So it was set.
As I hobbled into the office, I realized. I have a broken toe. What the heck was I thinking? A 10K? A 5K? Would someone please give me a reality check? At least I reached my goal WAY ahead of time, and actually superceeded it months ago, so no regrets....just wondering where the heck my brain is. (And of course, I am wondering how much my toe can handle. hmmm.... Maybe I CAN do a 5K. In crocs?)
Now, off for more tea. Getting started on a new project here at work. And life goes on.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Each day, I am feeling the motivation stirring inside. Ate better yesterday, and today, I am on a roll. Not quite where I want to be, but eating lighter and gearing up for 1/3.
I was able to walk in the six blocks, in my crocs, my dear crocs, this a.m. Toe hurts, but not unbearable like it was yesterday. I am now certain that the inconclusive xray, is conclusive.
I was smiling to myself when I thought of the little ones at Christmas. The 3 year old carried her baby doll around most of the time, stroking it so gently, looking at it with such sweetness in her eyes. She told me it was Baby Jesus..."He's a girl."
Slept well last night, ah. And have no plans til New Years Eve. So...will take another lazy night tonight, then start taking Christmas stuff down, go to Farmers Market Sat. a.m. and get the house in order, food plan in order for the new year!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Yes, it is that time of year. To look back and see what we need to cut back, and what we need to send forth.
The roses in the peace garden were pruned in my absence. It is truly winter now. In the meantime, it is a reminder that I, too, really need to cut back. I have gained 16 pounds. Yes, 16 pounds...eating myself crazy. I feel awful. Heartburn, bloating, mood swings...all the things too much chocolate, too much fat and too much processed foods can cause....so although I said I was going to start over Jan 1, I am cutting back today (tho have to admit I had leftover candy for breakfast...)
Not only does the quality and quantity of food intake need to be cut back, but the activities in my life. And, now that the holidays have passed, "normal" life should return...
Christmas was awesome. It was a delight to be with the family. My niece, her boyfriend, and my nephew (all who live in San Francisco) were in awe of the "Earthquake book". It was a joy to see. And I got a nice note from my brother (who did not make it to our family gathering since his wife just had surgery) who passed the project on to me, once he found out how difficult it was going to be.
It felt good to be home. I will be flying down again in a month or so. My mom is so much worse. I really don't know how long my dad can keep it up. He doesn't either....
Good to be back to normal. Here's to roses.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I am finally caught up on team postings. Whew.
Set some realistic goals for January. and have posted them on two teams. I know I will have to reset my ticker...probably up 10 pounds since I said I was recommitting, but will NOT worry about the pounds...they will take care of themselves, if I stick with the process...the basics.
1. NO junk. Clean, natural foods, high raw intake.
2. Track food daily
3. Get the water in
4. Exercise 5x week
5. Blog and post gratitudes 5-7x weekly.
6. Establish better sleep patterns
7. Be kind to myself.
I am still in shock. And thankful for the messages of support and prayers for my friend.
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