Thursday, May 06, 2010
A some of you may know, I bought a new treadmill that stopped working after two days. I decided to send it back even though they said they would fix it because I realized that a) I didn't trust this machine and b) I also realized I really couldn't afford it at this time.
A couple of days ago my son asked me if he could use it. I told him it didn't work but he insisted on trying. I said, "Knock your socks off. If you can get it to work, be my guest." Of course, he got it to work!! Sigh....
So, today is pick- up day. I had to stay home and wait for the truck so I couldn't do my walk around the lake. Soooo.......I got on the treadmill!! It worked! I managed to do my nearly three miles and even added an incline!!
They are here now, taking it apart and out of my life but hey, I got to work out today when I thought I would have no time to do so as my day is jammed packed with "stuff".
Hooray for me!! I feel great!!! Hopefully, the scale will reflect all this work on Sunday (my weigh in day).
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Had a short day at work today and figured I would walk the lake on my way home. Unfortunately I got stuck in some awful traffic and it put me almost an hour behind. Now, as I was driving home, all I was hearing on the radio was that horrible thunder storms were coming my way and about to get into my county. I throw caution to the wind and go for it. I get to the lake, take out my umbrella and start to walk. I make it all the way around without a drop!! Yay, I did it!
I got back to my car, was putting away my umbrella in the trunk and my phone rang. It was my daughter calling me from college. She has a few days off before her finals and wants to come home and take me out to dinner for my birthday (in a couple of weeks). Wow, that really made me happy.
A walk around the lake, missed the rain and a call from my daughter who wanted to do something nice for me.....talk about great.
I got off the phone with her started out of the parking lot and the heavens opened up and it started to pour. I was home in 3 minutes, pulled into the garage and felt great!
That's a good day. Hope I have another one tomorrow. It's nice to find that little bit of "me" time!
Friday, April 30, 2010
My days seem to keep getting away from me. I start out right but somehow, I get so busy I never get to the things I really wanted to do......like getting out and walking.
Yesterday, I was so busy. I had a dentist appointment, then to the mechanics, then home to wait for them to come to pick up the broken treadmill, then having them come late and telling me they couldn't take it. Then I had to pick up my son, get him fed and changed then off to the ball game. Where was "me" time.
Today is beautiful. I am stuck inside doing paperwork as I wait for the plumber who can't give me an exact time he will be here. It looks as if, by the time he gets here it will be time to go and pick up my son and take him to practice. Maybe, just maybe after that I can get over to the lake and walk it.
Honestly, I'm tired. I need energy to exercise and I need exercise to get some energy. This must be how a dog feels chasing his tail!!
Ok, I'm griping enough. I need to get back to my paperwork. I hate it. Paying bills, filing....yuck! If I had a desk job every day I wouldn't last a week!!!
Wishing everyone a great weekend!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Yes, I am still a slave to the scale. I want it to move in the downward direction!! Today is my weigh-in day. Unfortunately, I am up 1/2 a pound. Ok, ok, that's really nothing but I had hoped to be down, just a little anyway.
Oh well, it will NOT deter me. I shall persevere. I do feel a change (a small one) and think that I really am back on track. I wish it was a bright, sunny day so I could walk but it's raining :(. I may get those weights out instead.
Have a great Sunday everyone. Hang in there, it's what I'm doing!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
It's really hard to not be angry with myself for gaining so much weight back but....I'm really trying.
A few weeks back I bought a pair of capri pants. They were a size 10 and I just eyeballed them and figured they would fit. I tried them on when I got home and I have to say they were a little tight but there is no way I was going to bring them back and get a bigger size.
I have been working hard and since today was a beautiful day and I was going to spend the day outside I tried them on again. I'm happy to report they fit. There was no tight spot on them at all. Even though I haven't really lost much weight, I have been moving a lot more of late so I guess I'm losing in inches.
If I keep going this way, these pants will be really loose by the end of June. I am looking forward to that!!!
Walking the lake again today, also walking there and back (ads another mile) so four miles today for me!!
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