Back from a great holiday weekend. We had an excellent time camping....and I have the mosquito bites to prove it!!!
Work seems a little weird today. It's like something is going on but no one is telling me what it is. I hate when that happens. Maybe it's just my imagination.....at least I hope so.
I watched my grand daughter Aubrey yesterday. She is such a hoot! She is such a sweetie. She had to teach me about Strawberry Shortcake. It was so funny. She is staying over with me tonight. We are going to make scrapbook pages for her new brother, who will make his entrance next month. I had a baby shower for Kim a couple of weeks ago and that is what we did. I bought "Noah" a scrapbook of Noah's ark and I had the guests make pages for it. Aubrey wasn't able to be there so we are making our addition to the book tonight. I can't wait to see what she comes up with. I am picturing a big sister page.
Could be interesting. Here is a picture of the diaper cake I made. That was a first....but very easy and very fun.
Sometimes it feels like we put a lot of pressure on ourselves during our weight loss journey. Track your food, drink your water and track it, track your exercise....you know what I'm talking about.
Sometimes you just have to take a break from it. I'm not saying "Ditch the diet!" I'm saying, "Take the pressure off."
I recently took my weight loss chart off of my sparkpage. It was a depressing reminder of how terrible the last few weeks have been. I haven't been tracking my food intake either. But I'm not bananas........
I have to tell you......I have been eating right, drinking lots of water and walking.....making it a lifestyle instead of a chore. It is working....the scale is moving downward. Now does this mean I'm not going to track anymore.....heavens no! I know this will not help me stay the course but it is putting my mind in a different place.....focusing on the lifestyle I want to maintain with a healthy body and ignoring the "diet" concept for awhile.
It makes sense for me....and is working for me. I know I will be back to tracking but for now......my mind is living in the future....with a healthy frame of mind. I still have my issues and I will be seeing a doctor in two weeks so until then.....I'm gonna be swinging in the trees instead of so tied to my computer!
I have been struggling with my feet lately.....I would break up with them but they seem very attached to me. Go figure. But, we haven't been getting along.
You see, they have been very selfish. They don't want to go for walks or do any exercise. They are always whining about the pain they are in. Big Babies!
I decided I was going to have to be sneaky if I wanted to get some workouts in when "they" were in pain...which has been a lot lately.
I found a workout video called "Jody Stolove's Chair dancing". I was surprised by what a great workout it was without straining the feet. And it was fun! Let me tell you....those feet didn't know what hit them. The DVD did a great job talking about your heart rate and where it should be at every step of the video and included a warm up and cool down. I thought it was a great workout for my arms and legs. I had some muscle aches where I didn't know I had muscles.
It won't replace a good walk in the sunshine, but now those darn feet can't put a stop to my fitness efforts!
I haven't been so good at blogging lately. Truth be told....I have so many fears and troubles in the health area that I'm afraid that I'm sounding like a broken record.....and who really wants to hear it. I don't. I don't even want to write it. I'm having some major feet pain...I can't even focus. So you might get a lot of fluff for awhile until I figure it out or something figures it out for me. And if you quit reading.....trust me ....I get it!
We got the camper up to the lake this last weekend. It has a few things we are going to have to fix, but overall I think it is going to make us very happy. I don't have as much storage as I had in the old one, but I will have to learn to minimize! It shouldn't be that big of a deal!
I am putting on a baby shower this weekend for my future daughter in law. That should be fun. I will get to meet her mom for the first time. I'm looking forward to getting a new grandson.
Work continues to be very hectic. I need to be a better delegator. If anyone has any tips, I would be appreciative!!
I've been taking little walks at work, as my feet allow. I am happy for the nicer weather. It's been very windy, but I'll take it!
We got a couple new restaurants downtown. One is called Chedd's....as the name sounds.....I'm going to have to stay away from that place. Fortunately it is really busy right now and doesn't accommodate my schedule. The other is a coffee shop and they have some decent sandwiches. It's nice having some new options when I can't bring my lunch!
I hope you are having a great week.....hope I didn't bore you too much!!!! Hee Hee!