Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Can August really be going so fast? Can we be over half way through 2013?
My life seems to be whizzing by. My DGD turns 29 tomorrow, her brother will be 24 the next day and better than that, DGD's daughter, Sloan, is now 3 1/2 and it seems only yesterday she was sleeping and eating only.
I did get back into some things I let go after DH passed away. I started watching Charles Stanley on TV and quit going to church. This year I found a church I enjoyed and felt at home in and joined and now I have been blessed. I also shoved myself out the door and joined Senior Center and have made many nice friends. They will have water color classes next week, but I can't go as it is wrong days for me.
My DGGD will be going to kindergarten next year and then, the Good :Lord willing, I will continue with my quilting classes and knitting classes. I m excited about what I have learned so far.
As for my diet, I am still plugging along and one day, it will all come together.
And before long, it will be 2014...hope time slows down some and these years do not become so short!!!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Since my retirement in 2009, I have vowed I would go to the Senior Center and join so I could make new friends. You know the tale of all good intentions and and where they went.
Last week wth the whole-hearted support of all my lovely Spark friends, I got up on Monday mornng and went to the Senior Center and joined. There I met another group of caring and loving friends. I m so glad I went. And I shall now be going every Monday until my GGD, Sloan, who is 2 1/2 and newly potty-trained, can go to the nursery. Then I will try to go at least 3 tmes a week.
I lost my DH almost 6 years ago, and have done nothing to make a place for myself among those like myself. It was interesting that there I met a lady who had gone to the same junior high and high school as I had in the same years and gradulated the same year. How small is our world?
Ths had made me feel like I can continue this journey with some purpose.
As an update to my last blog, January 1, 2013, I am continuing on. I have lost 9 pounds. Not a great amount for almost 2 months, but I am at least being consistent.
So....now I have put two long intended journeys under my belt. The next one is to find a church where I can meet another group of caring and loving friends. I have not attended church since I lost my DH and it is time!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I am sick of this...and sick of me! Now I know better. I lost 50 lbs when I first joined Spark almost 5 years ago, and here I am with a weight gain for last year. I don't like myself. I have started so many ways to lose weight and it never "takes".
Tired of gaining, tired of looking at my fat self in the mirror, tired of rearranging my many different sizes of clothes in my closet, and tired of letting my friends know I have no will power.
Here's the big problem. I wander in and out of the kichen "after hours". Therein is my biggest problem. Admittedly, I eat more calories during "after hours snack time" than at me al time and also admittedly, i don't ever count those calories. What the hell is wrong with me?
And then there is the thing of not getting enough sleep. I never knew that lack of sleep can sabotage your weight...I have always stayed up late no matter what time I had to get up. Sometimes only getting 4-5 hours of sleep.
So there you have it. Get to bed earlier, and stay out of the kitchen after 8 pm. And if I mess up and go to the kitchen, I commit to counting those calories. It will at least make me aware.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
I have signed up for the Fall 5% Challenge which will be my second season with them...I really love this team and although I did not do very well last time around, I truly hope to do well this time. I have just not put my mind to it and that is what I plan on doing beginning October 6th!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Last week, I started doing a Virtual Walk Your Way 5 K...I thought this might be a good way to get some much needed exercise and to challenge myself. I don't have a walking partner and being rather confined taking care of my 2 1/2 year old GGD, I decided this would have to do for now.
I am now in my second week, and tomorrow I will walk 2 miles. I started out with 15 continuous minutes and find I can do more than I thought at 81 years old! This is a 5-week training for the 5K, which is 3.1 miles. A good way to start, I am finding out.
I will continue to update as I go along. Keep me in your thoughts.
September 8, 2012 UPDATE
This is just a little update as to how I am doing on my self inflicted 5K. So far, I have struggled with each training day with strength training alternate days. It is hard but I have managed to fulfill each days goal. Today will be the end of week 4 and then at the end of next week I will do the WALK. I have really enjoyed this trip and have joined a virtual 5K on another tean beginning on October 28th, so this has helped me get ready for that as well.
I hope one day to do a 10K and maybe to do one in a real race. As it is now, I cannot get out as I keep my precious GGD, so must do the virtual, but who knows? I am a rather adventruous gal. Watch here for the ending of this adventure.
09/15/12 UPDATE - THE END
Ii is finally finished! I feel wonderful and it has helped me so much. I am signed up for another one in October. This could get to be a habit! Maybe I will live longer (?) or at least feel good for the remainder of my days.
If you haven't tried it....get moving!
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