Disclaimer: I love this time of year! I love December, Advent, Christmas and everything that comes with it! And my blogs are going to be laced with the holiday spirit! You have been warned! Scrooges go elsewhere if you have a weak xmas stomach!!
So I recently joined a new spark team. It's the SP Official Goal Setting Challenge. It makes sense to me.....let's start at the beginning and let's start with goals. I can come up with goals. They will make sense, they will be specific and the will be achievable. Where I fall down is on the follow through......how to keep the goals. So I am really looking forward to the perspective that this group will bring.
Nothing works better than people with a common goal.
I'm trying to keep the momentum I built in DC. I didn't gain anything over Thanksgiving so that is a good thing; but I haven't been making time for exercise. ...... unless you call going shopping with your sisters on black friday exercise.....could happen you know!
So let's hang out together this holiday season. We'll set goals, celebrate victories, support each other and most important.....have fun while we lose the weight! Are ya ready for the season........ the season of holiday weight loss?
Didja miss me? (Hey, were ya gone????) That's what my hubby said.....what a comedian....but hey that's what I love about him!!
I had a great time in DC......lost 5 1/2 lbs.....SCORE!!!! I knew I would be able to keep it under control. And I did so much walking......thank goodness for my Shape Up's! I even got to ride the Metro! That was a new experience!
It was a wonderful time. We spent time at the Vietnam memorial. There was a volunteer there that told us many interesting facts about the monument.
But my favoite memorial is the Korean War Memorial. I have seen it at night in the fog and now I have seen it in the day. The artistry is so moving.
So I'm home and making a real effort to maintain the eating and moving habits I started last week. Turkey day will be the worst! We will see what happens. I will stay strong!
I'm wrapping up some last minute things at work today and then I will get on a plane really early tomorrow morning to go to DC. I had a great week last week and I am not the least concerned with this week.
I remember this trip from last year and there isn't a whole lot of opportunity to get myself into trouble food wise. And I will be walking up a storm. I remember my feet giving me trouble for 6 months afterwards.....I have my Skecher Shape Ups for this trip....so I am good to go!!!
Part of me is excited to go......the other part wishes I could just stay home with the hubby. But I'm sure I will have a good time. I plan to take a lot of pictures so expect to get some updates from me! I haven't decided whether I am going to take my computer or not yet. I don't remember what their internet accomodations were.
I will miss you all.....Chat at you next week!!!!!
Had a long talk with the hubby this weekend. He would really like me to get a lapband. Not sure how I feel about that......Seems a little invasive, but I feel like I need some extra help as things are going soooooo ssssslllllooooowwww.
I'm not looking for a quick fix....but it might help me get to a healthier level to work on the issue....
I don't know....I am so torn.....
I definitely need to do more research into it. I guess I'll have time to think about it in DC this week.
Okay, I let a little panic in this morning.... I'm not one to usually do this but I have such a full plate lately..
I am going to Washington DC next Wednesday through Sunday for work....well kind of work. I am the President of our local SHRM chapter and I have to go to a leadership conference in DC. I went last year and it was an amazing time as I hadn't been in DC before. I got to take a night bus tour and it was fantastic.
I'm sure this year will be very exciting also, but there are so many things going on a work.....it's a little overwhelming.
We have had a difficult time with our insurance renewal. We had an over 50% increase last year and they want another 44% this year. It really bites. It's sad that our employees take home less money each year because benefits rise so much. It is so out of control in our country. .......Enough about that. I bring it up because I have to deal with open enrollment yet. Among other things....I need an assistant......but they wouldn't let me get one even if I asked! Oh, well....this too shall pass.
So I'll be gone about a week....and even though I don't have time for it....I'm going to take the week of Thanksgiving off. It's a nice short week at work so it's probably the perfect time....or not....either way....I'm doing it!!!!
This has been a pretty good week so far. I have kept track of my intake and have not gone over once! So life is good on that score!
So if you don't hear from me much next week ....you know why!