Sunday, May 26, 2013
Gratitude seems to be my theme this weekend! I am so grateful to my husband. He is so supportive about this journey I am taking, although he has loved me no matter what shape I have been. He has always been easy to cook for, or not! Not picky, will eat the same thing for 4 days straight. He does have his little quirks that he has to have - Heinz ketchup, Miracle Whip (although I am trying to cut that!), Raisin Nut Bran, grapes and cherries. On school days, I sometimes don't start exercising until after 5, so he waits for me to finish before he eats, which he has usually made himself. I do get the meat out of the freezer, however! This weekend's goal, as some of you know, has been to achieve a balance between chores and "me-time." On Friday it worked like a charm, yesterday was a different story. His main goal was to get the lights on his trailer to work, since my sister wanted to get some wood for her deck. It was "brisk" out, as my husband would say. I call it cold and windy. He was having a terrible time. He would get the trailer's working, but then the truck's wouldn't work. After 2 trips to get parts, which are 7 and 15 miles away, respectively. He came in, as I was still reading a book, and said that he had to go back to get another part. I told him I would go with him and keep him company. After we got back, he thanked me. Really? "I didn't do anything." "You took the time to stop what you were doing." To make matters even worse, the truck and trailer still don't work. It is 7:30 am and windy and "brisk", as my husband says and he is out there again while am still sitting "sparking." Has been my best friend for 34 years, married for 36. I definitely got the better end of the deal!
Friday, May 24, 2013
I have today off and my husband doesn't. That is generally good news (not that I don't love him dearly). The day is mine. What to do? There is tons of housework, and I mean tons, because I have let it go the last 2 weeks. With the exception of working out, which is now pretty much of a given, the day is mine. I want to be lazy, but then I look at the clutter around me and shudder! I would read, read, read, catch up on some TV and movies that hubby can't stand, and listen to music or play the piano. Maybe take a bath, instead of a shower? I think I will add "lazy times" to my list and set the timer for them as I go along throughout the day. Sounds like a plan?
Thursday, May 23, 2013
It occurred to me today that I have been focusing way too much on the daily weigh-in on the scale. I have been facing forward, but keeping my eyes looking at the ground. Instead, think about the changes I am going to see in the future, maybe when I am not even expecting them! Keep looking ahead and turn around once in a while to check!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
No one has ever described me as patient. I tend to jump in to whatever, work hard, and be rewarded immediately. Well, I jumped into SP. I am working hard, both food choice and working out. There's no immediate reward! This is odd for me to have to be patient, because I know in my head that this is definitely the way to go, but some weight loss would be nice! My husband has been super supportive and encourages me every single day. I would love to be able to say I lost some weight this week. Doesn't look like it's going to happen. I love that I feel so much better and can exercise longer and harder. So patience it is!
I am waiting and determined to keep a good attitude!
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