Friday, December 25, 2009
I hope your Christmas is wonderful.
I had a goal to be down to 150 lbs by Christmas - very reasonable goal. But, I allowed depression and stress to 'cause' me to eat emotionally and I didn't even get as much exercise as usual in these past 4 weeks. Consequently, I didn't make my goal.
Now for the good news: With God's help (and knowing that others are praying for me, too) I'm turning my back on that and moving forward - or as Paul wrote in his epistle, "Leaving that which is behind, I press on towards the mark (my weight/eating goals)..." Granted, Paul wasn't talking about healthy PHYSICAL lifestyles, but the idea is the same. I refuse to let my downs/bads of the past few weeks derail me from my ultimate goal of good health (as far as I can influence it), and a lower weight.
Bob gave me the 5# dumbbells I wanted for Christmas, and our new treadmill is to be delivered next week, so along with my renewed determination, I AM ON MY WAY TO WINNING THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE!
Closing this blog now - on our way to our daughter's for dinner, and enjoyment with our PA family. Trying to not miss our MS dau/family TOOOO much! : D
God's richest blessings on you all.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Our trip to the animal shelter with the boys was good. Tyler had a blast petting the kitties (they're about 9 mos old) while I cleaned their room. Tyler wanted to help, so I put him to work picking up the little toys, let him mop a little and he helped carry the 'cleaned' litter boxes back to their place after I'd finished the floor. Grandma's little helper. He loves cats.
After we came home, we baked gingerbread men and then went out to lunch. I had a root beer (no caffine, but empty calories, I know) and a Whopper Jr. Again, maybe not the best choice, but I had a real 'taste' for the burger, and I've been tracking my food all day. Had a good breakfast: oatmeal with raisins.
Tonight is candlelight services and afterwards my husband will drive the church van riders to see the Hershey Christmas lights - all 2 miles of them. Really cool displays - the usual Santa, reindeer, etc, plus a Victorian section, fantasyland section, and others. We went with our small group last week. The van riders don't drive, so they rely on someone else to take them places. We thought this would be a real neat treat for them, and us.
I refuse to even THINK about the freezing rain we'll get late tonight into tomorrow. It's to warm up enuf to just be rain during the day. But again, you'll notice that I'm refusing to even think about it. LOL
Merry Christmas everyone.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Today's high got all the way up to the low 20's! Brrrr!!!
I'm sorry that we're to get a 'wintery mix' late, late tomorrow night and have it turn into rain on Christmas Day. I've been enjoying seeing the snow on the ground. Well, there's lots of winter left for more of the white stuff. The naked trees look great with their covering of snow.
We got the snow blower fixed, so we're ready for more snow. It was good exercise, but LOTS OF SWEAT to clear those 12+ inches off the driveway this past weekend.
Tomorrow is our time at the animal shelter and we'll be taking our two local grandsons because their babysitter has Christmas Eve (and New Year's Eve) off. The older boy likes to walk dogs with his Grandpa and the younger one is looking forward to playing with the kitties while I clean their room. : ) Planning to bake gingerbread men when we get home. Hope the boys LIKE gingerbread. LOL
Monday, December 21, 2009
Found a treadmill that I want; but the store was out of stock. HOWEVER, they expect to be able to deliver it either late next week or shortly after the 1st. I'm SO excited. Walking around inside my house makes me dizzy!
I confess to not getting much exercise today - still 'living off' the unexpected GREAT amount of calorie burn I got shoveling snow the past two days. LOL
Beautiful sunshine again today. Praise the Lord!
UPDATE: Thank you all for your responses. It'a Nordictrack - I don't remember the model, but it isn't a real complex one. It does have iFIT capability, and I don't know if I'll ever use that, but who knows. Maybe some day I'll decide to do that, too.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
The snowstorm is over and the sun is shining brightly! Yea!!
We still need to stay off the streets/roads, and church has been cancelled for today. BUT, we can get a service on tv, and have lots of great Christian music on CD. I know that not being at the church building doesn't mean I won't have a good worship time with the Lord.
I got great exercise yesterday by shoveling (twice for 35 min each) and will shortly go out and finish the job. It was still snowing lightly at 10:30 last night when I walked our dog, Darby, so there's more work to be done. YEA! More calories burned, more use of muscles, sunshine. What more could a 60+ yr old want! LOL
Have a great day, everyone.
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