Saturday, October 06, 2012
Even though I have been a Spark member for 4 years I have failed so today I am starting once again, not sure how many times this makes but I won't give up.
I started with 17 minutes on the treadmill at only 2.5 miles per hour and only got 0.63 miles, not far and piss poor timing. then I did several dumbbell exercises, probably not enough to do any good but I guess I have to start (re-start) somewhere. Hopefully I will get better and stronger and lose a couple of pounds and inches.
As far as my weight goes, I have no clue, last week I was at my home in the USA and weighed 158lbs, this week I am back in hell (Saudi Arabia for 9 months) and the scale read 155.5 but I feel miserable, I feel like I've gained weight and I feel bloated. Bleah!
So yes, I am back in hell until the end of May, 230+ days to go. It is 108 or hotter, so humid that the windows are fogged up in the mornings. I am cranky and miserable but did manage to get my bags unpacked and put away. I still can't sleep the right hours, I go to bed at 12:30AM, lay there tossing and turning for 2-3 hours, wake up around 8:30AM but still feel exhausted and want to take a nap. My eating is ok, there isn't any junk food here or any that I care to eat because it's nasty and local crap.
Yes I could stay back in my cozy home in New Hampshire, alone-not being able to see my husband except for 4 weeks a year, running up heating bills, electricity bills, car costs, grocery bills etc or I can sit here. Which would you choose? Run 2 full households year round, not see your spouse/partner for almost a year, freeze in winter or suffer? Hmmmm, save money or be miserable, I'm opting for saving money, staying warm, being able to cuddle with my husband, cuddle my kitties.
Oh well, time to settle in for the evening.
I know I will make it this time!
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday I got to meet a couple new Spark Friends in Maine. I have been talking with Pat for several months and it seemed like it was one thing or another that kept us from getting together but Wednesday we finally got to meet. I had a wonderful afternoon chatting and getting to know Pat and CHAIRUL. I can't wait to be able to get together with them next summer.
Once again it is time for me to park my car, lock my front door, grab my suitcases and head back overseas until next May. Another 11 1/2 hour non-stop flight across 8 time zones then a week of jet lag. It was a short but busy summer, didn't get to do some things I wanted to but it seems like that happens too often lately. I didn't exercise enough, ate stuff I shouldn't have, didn't give enough hugs and kisses to kids and grandkids.
For those that don't know me, I have been doing this for 20+ years now so it's nothing new for me, it just gets harder every year.
Once I get back overseas I can concentrate on exercise and eating healthier because the temptations of alcohol, pork and most sweets won't be available in stores and I won't have much else to do. On the positive side, I'll get to hug and cuddle my 2 furbabies again.
May seems like a long ways away at this point....................
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Just another boring, blah blog, one of these days I'll get it together and write an awe inspiring story.
The summer is going by so fast, I can't believe it's August already, my vacation is almost over :(
My husband came home for his vacation last week and we have been busy ever since. Right now, we are re-arranging things around the house and doing sight-seeing.
I've been on SparkPeople for 4 years now, originally lost 20 lbs but gained it back plus. I won't give up and I will keep doing my best. My biggest problem is motivation and the lack of it.
Time to get up and go to the gym
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Can't believe my vacation is almost 1/2 over, I've been busy with family and it will get busier soon.
Took my daughter and 1 grandson to New York state to visit a good friend and family, did some shopping, have gone to drs. a few times, done some tourist stuff, done a lot of cleaning and exercising.
Back to the gym on Monday for a few days then I'm off to Central NY to visit family for a week.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I'm all settled in and getting busy. I made it back to the gym and really enjoy getting in a good workout with my gym buddy Holly.
This is Bike week in New Hampshire so there are lots and lots of motorcycles here. Wish my husband was here with me so we could get on his Harley and ride on down, he's not here so my daughter and I will drive down to the tourist train, take that and won't have to worry about parking. Then I have several stops to make this next week and next week with my daughter.
The Biggest Loser challenge also starts this week, we'll see how that goes.
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