Thursday, December 13, 2012
This last year has been a roller coaster ride. Unexpectedly, I moved again this summer about the same time my oldest was graduating. A couple months later, the new graduate turned 18 and moved out on her own. With my son currently living with his father, this left me home alone with the just the dog. So in a couple of months time, I went from cooking for a household of 9, to 2, to 1. Just a few days before my daughter moved out, I also started taking full-time college classes. So now I am working 40+ hours/week on a night shift and working just as much throughout the day on my classwork (thank goodness for online classes).
In the middle of this I got started picking up dinner to go (mostly a salad at the deli, occasionally the drive-through) instead of taking the effort to cook (and clean afterwards). When I was grabbing dinner once or twice a week, it didn't throw things off too bad, but it started getting convenient and became an everyday habit - unraveling meal plans.
On a good note, my parents bought me the bicycle I had been looking at (a 3-wheeler so that I can ride even with balance issues). So I started out cruising around the farm at least 3 times a week. Now that it is getting colder, I use my bicycle to bring wood from the stack to fill the rack in the house (only about a 1/4 mile round trip - but it takes about 12 trips a week to keep the rack full).
Today, when I decided I needed to start facing the scale regularly again, I stepped on it to find out the batteries are dead - and it seems so is the stash of my replacement batteries (still in the wrappers and dead). So the scale will have to wait until I go to town for batteries. But as I look to the end of the semester next week, I told my self I will have to get back on track over the 3 week break. Why do I need a break from my daily work to be able to start over? After the break, my schedule will be the same and this next summer I will be moving again (the farm I live on was just sold). Life will never slow down, why do I need to wait for a break to change? I need to reset today, Refresh my habits and restart my weight loss! Each day I wait is only another day of dying slowly. I wish to live and choose to start doing so today. Right now!