Monday, July 21, 2014
I had such a busy weekend. I took my son and brother out to Columbus OH so we could attend my nephew's wedding reception. I felt really good that we had been proactive enough with packing that I did not start the trip already tired. That's a rare happening, but we started getting everything together early in the week. We always have to pack food for my son since he has a laundry list of allergies. My daughter helped organize my brother, and she cleaned his kitchen since he'll be staying with my other brother for a week.
We knew almost no one other than the newlyweds and their immediate family since most of our relatives had been at the actual wedding several weeks ago. But the advantage was that we met our nephew's newly acquired in-laws and enjoyed getting acquainted.
Then on the way home I had a jolting surprise. I decided to stop for lunch and fuel. I checked my purse...and....no card holder! Where was it? My son and I searched the many tote bags we had. We ransacked the cooler. We pondered whether or not we had seen it lying somewhere back at my Columbus brother's house. I knew I didn't have enough gas to get back there.
On top of that, some years back I had had to be rescued by the same brother when I plain out forgot my wallet driving to Philadelphia with my daughter and her friends for their first summer camp. I really didn't want to have to appeal for help for the SAME mistake, that is, if the cards were even at his house!
Just then I thought maybe I hadn't looked under the seat. Voila! There they were. Oh joy!
But the turtle? That was yet another interesting sight. As we resumed our journey, I looked ahead and saw a large lump that seemed to be moving. Yes, it was a good sized turtle! Miraculously the traffic was light enough that it seemed to have made its way across at least one lane of interstate, last I could see in my rearview mirror. I hope it survived the rest of the trip!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I still have the same goals: to lose 40 pounds, to actively seek emotional fortitude, to eke out some proactivity every day.
for weight loss: get some movement for the first loss in a LONG time!! through strength training - immediate goal would be three times a week
for emotional fortitude: exercise, planned pleasures, time management on at least a few things - immediate goal would be to focus on structuring the day to make an earlier bedtime more likely
for proactivity: plan the exercise time, plan week-end meals, tweak food budget and plan, and continue to ponder long-range goals so as to better prioritize short range activities
That's all folks!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Yesterday's challenge was to eat only when hungry. It went well, but I think that a schedule works better for a family. I just have to be sure to pay attention and stop eating when I'm satisfied. I also need to be sure that food is portioned out and leftovers put away before we eat.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Today we have been encouraged to write about the things that we can do now or that are better now that we have made changes for a healthier life. The most important way that things are better for me is that I have begun to feel more positive.
I find that I do not do improve much on "pull myself up by the bootstraps" positive thinking. However, a daily attitude wash - courtesy of SparkCoach, motivational quotes, or what others are experiencing - has freshened my outlook considerably. Building momentum by improving habits has been helpful. This works far better for my personal bent than merely telling myself pleasant predictions all the while suspecting that I will not really follow through.
I have not had a very successful two weeks in the exercise realm. I feel that I have nearly done all that I can for altering my food intake right now. So my immediate goal is to get moving tomorrow. My back feels much better, and I have fewer commitments for the next several days. NOW IS THE TIME.
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