Friday, April 25, 2014
I did SO well last year. And then... stress, mostly, from an intense, long-term project at work combined with the coldest and darkest winter I can ever remember (and that's saying something!) de-railed me. I didn't feel like getting out of the bed in the cold and dark (I sense a theme here) to hit the treadmill, didn't feel like going after work to the aqua aerobics and get out into a cold car in the dark. Hmmmmm. It is so easy to fall out of good habits and back into old not-so-good routines. I know this. I knew this. And yet.
I stepped on the scales this morning and .2 of a pound would have pushed me back into a range I never want to see again. So it's time to renew, revitalize, revamp and re-lose. Today. Now. Forever. Time to stop the need to start over. I will do this for once and for all.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
And they all took place in the bathroom. Hmmmmm.
I noticed as I was putting lotion on my legs that I have a lot less leg to cover. Hence, less lotion will be used
When I opened the medicine cabinet, I saw a box of Prilosec. I honestly can't remember the last time I needed to take one because of heartburn. I'm thinking it was before I committed to a healthy lifestyle and stopped eating foods that caused me to suffer heartburn. Stop eating at least in the quantity/frequency that I used to eat them. I deny myself nothing and that's why this is working so well for me.
Random observation from yesterday: As I was walking out of my office building to my car I suddenly noticed that my skirt had slipped down to just above my butt. Ruh roh! Guess I really do need to buy a few clothes to tide me over. Guess I will have to break down and go into a store and try things on because I have no idea what size to buy. I hate to shop so this will be a sacrifice. Oh well...
Monday, July 29, 2013
I have the day off today so I'm still at camp. There's a lovely little gym which is really a physical therapy/rehab center 2 miles away in town that I joined so I could work out on weekends. This morning as I was on the treadmill, I saw a larger than usual population of seniors, probably because it's a week day and the younger set frequents the gym more on weekends which is when I'm usually there. Anyway, I watched senior after senior totter in, struggle to get on a recumbent bike or recumbent stepper and thought to myself, "Holy cow, THIS is why I need to keep working out, get stronger, get more flexible and stay really active. Use it or lose it!"
I give them credit for even being there, don't get me wrong. They weren't at home in their recliners or rocking chairs which is where I always was prior to January this year. I am so grateful I started changing my life style before it was too late!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
But geez, Louise. Allow me just a minute or two to whine and then I'll be good.
I'm losing about 1 pound every 2 weeks. Yes, I'm going in the right direction. No, I didn't put it on overnight. Yes, I have success in other areas than the scales. Yes, I'm almost 60 and can't lose weight quickly as I did when I was in my 20's but but but...
I track my food, I track my workouts, I exercise at least 5 days a week, I keep my calories between 1200 & 1500, and yes, my clothes are all falling off me and I get lots of complements.
Ok, I'm done. See? I told you I'd be ok in a few.
What's the opposite of whining? Whatever, I'm about to do that too.
I feel freaking GREAT. AWESOME, in fact. Better than I've felt in over 20 years. I JUST WANT TO GET BELOW 200!!!! I haven't been below 200 in over 20 years. I know it's on the horizon and I'm doing all the right things to get there and then keep going.
I visualize myself retired in a couple of years and being so active that no one can keep up with me and enjoying life to the fullest. I visualize myself next year in a kayak and sometime soon on a paddle board. Maybe even a jetski
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