Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Today we had a 2 hour delay because of the snow. My daughter, age almost 17 decided she didn't want to in to school. Since they are off next week for Presidents week I said it was ok (she is a straight A student). So, she decided she was going to help me today and asked what she could do. She the volunteered to go grocery shopping for me.
This was great. We made out a list of what I needed and off she went. She came back with all the things on the list and little else. No temptation, no decisions about calories, no feeling deprived because I couldn't have something.
I can't tell you how great that was. I have the food I need to keep on track and no temptations that are calling to me. She thought it was fun until I asked her how she would like to do it every week for decades. Not so much fun anymore!!
So, I made it my business to get on the treadmill again today. Haven't missed a day yet. Still hate it, but still doing it!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Just finished my treadmill walk. I have vowed to myself that no matter what else I do, I have to do at least 1/2 hour on the treadmill every day. I haven't done cardio in a long time because of health issues but there really is no excuse now. I need to get my strength back. I just have to do it if I want to lose that weight. The truth is, I really hate it but when it's over, I'm so happy I did what I needed to do.
But.....I still hate it.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Today, since I promised myself I would walk daily, I once again walked about a mile and a half. I need to build some stamina since I haven't worked out in a very long time.
After my walk (on the treadmill since it's -2 outside) I was doing some stretches and guess what, my muscles hurt!! OMG, HOORAY!!! Ok, I know that sounds weird but it does mean that I'm using them, getting them back in the shape they need to be and that little "ow" is a good thing.
I couldn't be happier about my hurting muscles!!!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I made it through my first week. This morning, my first weigh in, I found I had lost 2 lbs! Ok, well it may not seem much, but first of all, I haven't been doing any carido yet because I'm not cleared for it so that means I lost this just on sheer willpower.
I won't lie. It wasn't easy but....I DID IT! I made it through and hopefully, it will get easier with more practice. Once I add some physical movement, the number will, for sure, keep going down.
I feel like I'm on my way!!! HOORAY!!!
I am editing this entry to say that I have also started a little exercise. Finally got on my treadmill today, I'm so happy about that too!!!
Saturday, February 09, 2008
I have resisted getting on the scale this week. I wanted to wait the entire week before seeing if there was any difference. I know it will probably not be a whole lot because I haven't been doing any cardio exercise. As soon as I am medically cleared for it, I will start.
This is a whole new lifestyle for me. It is one that I have done but lost my way over the past few years. Suddenly, I'm just a little optimistic about the future and if I can do this, keep it up with the help of friends (both old and new) I just might get to where I need to be.
So, wish me luck tomorrow morning. It's been hard not to peek but one more day.
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