Sunday, August 01, 2010
I want to thank you all for giving me the encouragement I needed yesterday. I've decided to put the scale in the closet and not even look at it for a couple of weeks. Several of you suggested getting walking DVD's. So last night the little guy and I headed for WalMart to check it out.
This is where old age comes in!
When we got there, we of course, went to look for his Mom but she was working in a different department ( we found out later) last night, so we didn't find her. He was disappointed. On the way we walked by the boys department so stopped to check out the school clothes. I had him try on a couple different sizes of jeans as he's grown over the summer. That done, we got a pair, and he picked out a new t-shirt to go with them. Then we walked by the socks, and he saw some that were really great, if that's possible, so I got them, and of course, some new underwear, and then we walked around a little as I tried to remember what I came for.
More old age mentality.
Got him a pop and a candy as he was having a great time, and I do like to spoil him on occasion. Walked around a little more and remembered that I wanted to get a different spotlight for the new flag pole we put up in the yard the other day. They didn't have what I was looking for. Then he needed to see the fish tanks...badly....and then the usual...and no we didn't get any.
Oh ya, needed a few things to get my new AVON business organized. So then we were done.
Headed for the check-out. So no visit with Mom, but with everything in hand he was a happy camper. Me too, got everything I came for. (right)
Wait for it.
Drove home and as I pulled in the driveway it hit me. No DVD walking tape. Didn't even look. Didn't even think about it. Guess it was just thought about at home.....and then again....at home.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Next time I write stuff down before I leave the driveway!
It's my Grandma's fault. Ya, you're thinking, sure, blame it on someone who's been gone for a long long time. But it is....she wrote notes to herself all the time and posted them on the end of the cupboards so when you walked in the kitchen you'd see them. Then, as she got older, she left notes in other parts of the house to remind her to check the ones on the cupboard. So I said to myself.....self, you are going to train yourself to have a good memory so you don't have to leave notes all over the house....no notes for this this gal. Sorry Grandma. Think I'll buy some sticky notes. The cupboards may be new, but they might be sporting some new notes today. Dang....and I was sooooo sure I would never have to do that! LOL
Saturday, July 31, 2010
We all feel like that from time to time I'm sure, and every time I get on the scale, that is what I think. I've seen some wonderful changes in my overall health since joining in March, but not much on the scale. I have to be doing something wrong, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what is it. Yesterday I tried walking in this heat and almost made myself sick. After just a few blocks, I had to turn around and head for home. I know better because diabetes and heat don't mix, at least not for me, but I was determined to get the walking in. So I finished my lonely mile around the house. Could have maybe went somewhere and walked indoors but then my grandson hurt his leg, and so we stayed home. If it would cool off, I could get back to getting it done everyday and feeling good about walking 2,3 or close to 5 miles. Between the leg injury, which still isn't totally healed, keeping me from swimming, and the heat, I just feel like giving up. But I won't. The weight loss would bring down the need for insulin, it would make all these old joints alot happier, and would give me a boost to keep going. So I just keep exercising, tracking my food and drink, eating the fruits and veggies, sparking and praying that one of these days i'll step on that dang thing and feel good about myself. And ya, I know it's stupid to let the scale be such an influential tool, but that's just me. So I'm done whining now and I know if I just hang in there, it's bound to happen. There's always better days ahead.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Recently I told you about the Good News on line. I didn't know you had to pay to subscribe. The cost is minimal, but I don't like to use any card on the internet. Instead I signed up for their emails and got the first one this morning. I just find that I can stay more motivated, more positive in my own life, and more helpful to family and friends, if I'm feeling good about life. Isn't is easier to face the tough stuff with a bright and cheery attitude? They list ten top good news stories, and one of them was about AT&T putting up solar panels in New Jersey to help save people money on their utilities. Because I am a mental midget, I can't remember the other nine right off hand! But it's nice to hear about the wonderful things that people do for each other, for the economy, for their families, for all of us. It makes the small stuff, like facing the scale easier for me. It's easier to get moving in the morning (and exercises are not my favorite thing by any means) but with the right attitude, anything is possible. For each and everyone of you out there in sparkland, my wish for you and your loved ones, is good news and lots of it!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Today is a new beginning! I added a dozen exercises to my fitness tracker, read motivational articles, made a better plan for mealtimes, and re-dedicated today and tomorrow and then the next day to getting the weight off. I'm doing great from a healthy standpoint as all news has been good news but evidently I'm not pushing myself hard enough physically as the weight stays put...and it's really getting me down. So today's the day....carpe dium, or however you spell that. If I don't do it, I will not change the image I see in the mirror. It's frustrating, and when I read and see the results of so very many people on this website, I have to wonder where I'm letting down because I should be seeing those results myself. Since I"m not, the only answer is to move more, to try harder, to believe!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Last month I joined the Transamerica walking challenge. Lots harder than I thought. I've walked about 70 miles and I'm very much "still" in Virginia. Now I don't want to sound negative about this, but in reality, I've figured it out this morning and if I stick with it, at the present rate, I will reach the Oregon coast in the year 2015 and will be just 5 years older than I am right now....so who am I kidding!!! LOL
I guess I had visions of grandeur! Had I stopped to think about it before I started I probably wouldn't have....started that is! But you know what? I guess it really doesn't matter if I make it all the way to Oregon, but that I keep walking and get as far as I can get. Maybe when I get to Kansas I'll hop off the trail and head for home. That would be half way and respectable for a young thing like myself!
Better to keep on keeping on then give up so I'll see you down the road. Just don't sit and wait for me! LOL
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