Sunday, July 27, 2014
Well, I finally retired for the last time! I was finally was able to retire again! I needed to cover 2 mortgages for a while and had to return to work. I worked overnight at Walmart managing the stocking crew so my days and nights were upside down and over time I was not doing well at taking care of myself. So, that was then and this is now! Now I can take care of myself again and readjust my priorities to what I choose
1. Taking care of my health!
2. Taking care of my new grandson! This item I love! I spend 2 days a week babysitting him.
3. Taking time for my family and volunteering for my church.
4. I have an online business I enjoy very much.
So, it is hard to begin again with eating healthy as I have just begun. The only way I can do this is just to do today. I have set a goal of losing 2 lbs. per week. My goal date for the weight loss is October 6th. I don't think it will be easy at first, but hope to be consistent and hopefully I will regain my confidence to do it. It is hard to restart, but each day it should get a little easier. I know using the food and activity trackers worked wonders for me in the past so I am grateful for the use of these tools once again. Thank you Spark People. I also especially appreciated the encouragement from all of my Spark Friends as I received so much in the way of tips and encouragement from all of you. Thank you all for that! Here's to all of our journeys!
Oh BTW -- I just got back from accomplishing one of the items on my bucket list!!! We made a vacation trip to Texas, Arizona and Ta DaaaaaaHHHH!!! the Grand Canyon! It was awesome! Next blog, I will tell you all about our trip and post some photos!
All for now,
Friday, September 13, 2013
I have a minute before starting dinner -- the first one I've started in a long while. My DH is cooking these days for which I am grateful. Tonite I am making tilapia and a salad. I weigh the same 145 and I have decided that since my my old step tracker didn't turn up I will get another one per your advice. I just thought if I gave it some time it would show up -- but not so far.
Not much is new that I can share at the moment. Fred (DH) has been going to my son's house to help repair some things. I eat, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep, eat, and work. I come home and eat a Greek yogurt for breakfast and go to bed. I get up at 5 or 6 pm and eat dinner, get ready and go to work again leaving at 8 pm and clocking in at 9 pm. At 3 am I eat lunch (always chicken salad with no bread and another Greek yogurt.) I drink Lipton tea n honey (15 calories) and that's my diet. I never stop moving for 10 - 11 hrs. To make things interesting every morning our store manager comes in 7 am to tell us he's not happy for all the things we didn't get done. We all push as hard as possible to get as much done as we can. It's really not too rewarding. I do like most of the crew a lot, and then of course, there are a few that need to go home and find something else to do.
I will have to adjust as much as possible to this pace. It is mental as well as physical stress, but I am pretty determined to hang in there for now. I think just one week at a time.
Gosh - this is so boring and mundane, but that is where I am at right now. I will just have to adjust to setting very small personal goals right now -- like ordering the new step tracker, and then give some thought to current situation.
Well, off to make dinner -- just wanted to let you all know I am thinking about you. Stay healthy and true to your goals.
Blessings to you and yours,
Monday, August 19, 2013
Spark Coach asked us to visualize the future 10 years from now. I am visualizing that I will be living an active lifestyle and enjoying my life near my children and grandchildren. I will be traveling some and enjoying myself being active in a gym, taking classes, and being social with others in my age group. I am at my goal weight and maintaining is not a struggle because I know how to eat healthy foods and I stay active each day.
Each day I remind myself that the steps that I take each day matter toward reaching my goal weight, and that the sooner I arrive at that weight, the easier my life will become. I am excited about the future as a healthy person. I have no doubt that this will happen and it will remain the priority in my life. If you have your health, you have everything. Without it you have nothing.
Tomorrow I will take more positive steps to reach my goal weight!
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