Thursday, November 28, 2013
Watching the Macy's parade, and among the blessings I count are your kind and encouraging comments. Thank you!Hope you all have a wonderful, full-of-warm-feelings day. My hubby and I are the only guests or hosts at this party. But of course we're having all the Upper Midwest traditional dishes; leftovers anyone? Mmmm. I'll get in a walk later - snow or no snow - but no gym, they're closed. I took Friday off, so exercise is mandatory!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Numbers can deceive, duh. Especially arbitrary numbers. I can't believe it happened, but one of the most helpful *anything* I've ever come across is the picture of a Sparker (she just made me her Friend) at her best weight. She looks absolutely fabulous at 156 lbs.
See, ever since my pediatrician wrote of me as slightly obese at the age of 13 and 125 lbs (64"), I've never had a real idea of just how I look or what weight I've looked good at. I've always thought I had to be 120 or less. That would be too thin, I now realize. Back in the '80's, the time of Jane Fonda style aerobics, I did the aerobics and also Weight Watchers and got down to 142 1bs. I still thought I was overweight and was trying to get to that magic 120 lb goal. Back then, insurance companies for some reason also published tables of what men and women should weigh at certain heights. My doctor reported that according to the tables, I should weigh no more than 125 lbs.
NUMBERS GANGING UP ON ME!!!!
Now, thanks to this new Spark Friend, I know what looks good, and I looked good at 25-30 pounds over somebody else's idea of an ideal weight. What an eye opener!
So, Thank You, Spark Friend, and
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I'm still in pajamas, been cleaning floors since about 1000 this a.m., it's now 2:15. Bah humbug, it only shows 2385 steps on my Zip. As I cleaned, I picked up and looked at some old photos: my wedding picture, about 70 pounds ago, one from college, likewise. Unless you're a fitness fanatic, a woman doesn't have a choice about a broadening mid-section, kids or no kids. Gravity takes its toll. I keep mentally referring back to those articles I read earlier in the week that encouraged a reality check in how we view our bodies. I think, too, about the stories I've heard about pageant contestants filling, taping and starving to have the perfect figures they present. Believe me, I don't have time in the morning to add, subtract, multiply and divide my assets into a more perfect shape. My basic routine takes about an hour or more anyway (including cleaning up cat vomit.
All I can do is do my best to maintain or gain healthy habits. So far so good, today.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Hmmm, I had intended to give myself a good once over this a.m., only to be interrupted by the sound of my cat having a major hair ball. Put me off my game big time. However I have managed to have a good, positive-focused day, and have been enjoying Peter Sellers movies this evening. Lots of laughing, boosting my endorphins.
Hope you all have had a pleasant day, and have been good to yourselves.
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