Monday, December 09, 2013
So, I've been doing Weight Watchers Online for about 2 months and I took a Zumba class which I loved, and I've been slooooowly getting back into running and finally when I weighed in last Friday I've lost a total of 6# so far. I know, some may say that it's no big deal, but it is to me. I STRUGGLE with myself daily. Maybe it's age and the aches and pains, maybe it's being 51 with and active 11 year old, maybe it's the job changes and studying for my license, but none the less I struggle. So, 6 is a great number for me and I'm happy with it so far and plan to continue on. Now if you look at my ticker you'll say that's incorrect, but to be honest I just couldn't post that re-start weight of 198. I was so ashamed of where I was and unable to admit that I'd let things get to that point-and while I'm being honest, I'm not even sure it was 198. It could have been higher. I kinda made and educated guess at my weigh and then went a few weeks before starting to look at my eating habits and get more exercise. Now-- I'm far from being in a good routine, but I'm taking baby steps and I feel like I can make some progress which is a huge improvement over last year at this time. It truly is a journey and I can attest to falling off the wagon many many times!
Friday, April 12, 2013
I just read my last blog from 2011...so long ago! We've been in our new home for just over a year and LOVE it. But, there's work to do yet with landscaping and decorating...etc.
Our daughter was married last June, just 3 months after we moved into our new home, so ALL the Minnesota relatives that came out to Ohio for the wedding were able to see our new house and some even stayed with us for a few days before, during and after the festivities. It was wonderful. I miss my family so much at times. Calls back and forth just can't take the place of a nice warm hug. Anyway, the wedding went well. It was fabulous and my daughter was a beautiful bride if I do say so myself. And yes, she and her new hubby are living happily.
Last fall I changed jobs and loved what I did as an Account Executive for a local Amish newspaper (remember, I live in Ohio, in the heard of Amish country). I loved what I did, but I could never "turn it off". In my head I was working all the time and that left little time to focus on my family, so I was stressed, exhausted and I just felt terrible for letting my family and my job down even though my bosses said I was doing a great job..I don't know. I guess after 6 months I figured out it just wasn't the job for me, so now I have a new job. I'm studying and training to be a Hearing Instrument Specialist. I will be able to test hearing and fit hearing aids when/if necessary. I've been here 2 weeks so far and LOVE it! My boss is great and the stress level is down where it should be so I'm ready to focus on the rest of my health... Eating right and getting some exercise in. I'm starting slow and planning to build on my successes. I know how this should work so I'm excited to get back in touch and catch up with my very dear friends and cheer them on to meet their goals as I work toward mine.
I'm glad to be back!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Our life has been in transition since June of this year. We listed our house the end of April, sold it in 6 weeks, and had to be out 6 weeks later...but there was nothing out there that we really liked, so we moved in with the in-laws (wonderful people) and continued working with a builder hoping that we'd find a house and not have to invest ourselves in the expense and effort of building...but here we are and we're in the 2nd week of building. We should be in the new house, the house of our dreams, by Valentines Day. Wow! It's almost like I can belieive it's a reality. But...with living with someone else goes, so went my treadmill...into storage, and did I mention that I had a severe case of plantar fascitous? I probably spelled that wrong. Anyway I finally saw a doc about it and got a referral to a podiatrist and after 3 months he finally shot me up with cortizone in both feet. Now 2 weeks later, my feet are good as new. Why didn't I do this a year ago, yes .. they've hurt that long. I can be so stubborn and stupid sometimes. The other thing with living with someone else is How do you eat healthy when they think that eggs get fried in crisco, and they save their bacon grease to flavor green beans? I'm trying though. I just need to try harder and get rid of the treats!!
I know what I need to do. I've put it off for too long. I contacted a friend of mine. She's a personal trainer and she's putting together a weight lifting program for me including video's which will come in very helpful. With the cold weather coming I've been back to storage and brought back the DVD player...I'll be doing video's every night..soon as my wonderful hubby gets me hooked up. I know perfection isn't an option. I have to accept that. I need to take steps in the right direction no matter how small. I want to be a better me when we move into our new home. I CAN STILL DO THIS!!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I'm more focused, more in tune to where I'm at this week. The last few weeks were a struggle--still getting "caught" unprepared...like last saturday when we went to a family wedding and reception. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I was starving and by the time we had "lunch" and got home we were exhausted, dehydrated, and lethargic. It ended up being a pizza night. Sunday, was no better, donutS for breakfast/lunch and a yummy MIL dinner complete with brownies. So my weekend was totally unplanned and chaotic and bad when it came to taking time for myself and caring about what I put into my body. Monday and Tuesday have been really good. I've planned healthy foods and stayed within my calorie range and got some exercise in both days. I really need to do this for myself. I love to feel good about taking care of myself. I hate how I feel when I skip taking that time and just eating crap and skipping work outs. Ugh!
Does anyone have advice on staying on track, on plan, with my program. Tips? Tricks? or advice are all welcome......... Thanks!
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