Monday, October 03, 2011
First off, I want to thank everyone for the well wishes regarding my trip. I am so happy to be back and in the same ole routine again. It's better than my permanent home. I think I brought some of the cooler weather with me but it's not supposed to last long before the warmer temps come back. The pools are empty because everyone thinks it's too cold. NOT!! So we are going swimming this afternoon and I'm so grateful to have this opportunity. I missed not being on here but I've learned some new things to share.
When you travel, it is NOT a good idea to keep up the water intake. That causes too many bathroom stops and it's not only an inconvience but annoying to the male speices who just don't understand. The thing about all that water is that it does help to keep the eating and hunger down. When you don't do this after having done it for so long, you do feel the effects.
Also when you travel, your exercise program goes out the window, that is formal exercise. Riding in the car is not exercise and there is very little you can do about it. Once you are out of the car, there is no way you feel like exercising. Even small walks to loosen up the legs are difficult when you get older. You tend to stiffen up. I had been exercising every day and it became a habit. Not doing it showed me that my body needs it just to keep limber. As much as I don't like doing it, I do like doing it - can you understand that?
Packing and unpacking is hard work! I'm not talking packing for a weeks vacation, but for 6 months and you'd be surprise at all the stuff you need. Then there is the panic packing of stuff you throw in when you walk thru the house the last time just because you might need it. Lugging it from the parking lot to the elevator to the 7th floor is still a hike regardless of the elevator. So that should have caused a weight loss - NOT, at least I don't think so.
Where was I when I came down here last year? When I came here I was ONE LB heavier! From Oct to Apr, I lost 23 lbs and from Apr to now, I gained back 22 of them. So I lost one lb for the whole year! That plain sucks! What a waste of a year. All that time and effort put forth for 1 lb! Plus now I have to lose them all over again. I had to bring an assortment of clothes because some were tight (those are for later) and some are just right now. I did bring both bathing suits and I now know I need them both too. So here is Oct and I have to begin again. So far, it's been a good beginning, back on track and it feels like a comfortable old shoe. No stress, only happy days ahead. Mentally in the right place so I'm ready to go. Why do I make this harder than it is esp. when I am up north. That's a whole nother story and not for today.
So it's a bright sunny day and I'm going swimming, watch me shed all these calories! Hope you all have a great day!
"Someone asked me how long I planned on keeping you in my life. I smiled and said, how do I choose between forever and always." (Read on facebook this morning)