Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I was reminded at exercise class on Monday about the importance of measuring ourselves. The last time I did this I was shocked at how much my body was changing even when the scale was not moving. Just leaving a quick blog to remind myself to do that today....after I find my measuring tape ;-)
Monday, September 01, 2014
So, I was going through my clothes yesterday, got rid of a ton, and have quite a bit more to get rid of. Wish I could say it was all too big, bit in reality, most of it just does not seem to suite my taste anymore. What I found, not only from the clothes I gave away, but also from the pieces I kept is, size means nothing. I am wearing a medium dress today, and was wearing a medium dress yesterday. I also have size 18 dresses, and a few sizes between medium and 18. I have medium shirts and XXL shirts. I have size 12 pants, and size 26 pants. I could go on.....I have size 8 shoes and size 10 shoes............etc., etc. The point is, it just doesn't matter. Oh, and I would like to mention, all of these items/sizes mentioned above are things I wear currently...........as in they all fit. Yes, the smaller sizes may be a bit tight, or are in stretchy materials, and the largest sizes are a bit roomy............but, what I am trying to say is, it is all just a number. If you are comfortable, you feel good, you exercise regularly, eat well, get plenty of water and are emotionally healthy/blanced...............then what size clothes you are wearing really is no ones business and is really, JUST a #. A # that means nothing, unless you let it. I have let #'s define me for awhile now, #'s and letters......like bra size, too little/too big. Age, too young/too old, weight, waist measurement, height, credit score, bank account total, zip code..........I think I could go on and on........but really, it is all just a #. Who you are inside, is eternal, and what you should focus on and care about..........the rest is just a measurement of something that really means nothing in the end.
I know this topic is pretty elementary for most of us.......it just smacked me in the face yesterday that I saw all of those sizes in my closet, and how could wearing a lower sized item one day and a larger sized item another day make me a better or lesser person??? I think it can't, unless I let it. Cheers sparkies!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Today would have been day three of my new workout class.......but hubs came home today and scheduled and impromptu meal with my Mom and sister at one of my fave places to eat in Davis. So, I skipped class. I shouldn't have, but I did. And the meal was wonderful, and the company was even better. I had Heirloom Tomato Pomodoro Spaghetti, mmmmmmmm boy it was good. This area is know for it's tomatoes, so much so that Heinz has a plant in my town. It was nice....this is the perfect season for them too.
The class is great, it is 1.5 hours of torture, but I love it. I have taken it before, years ago, before I started my previous job. I quit going because I was working when it was going.........now I am not working, and the class is still going, which is super great for me. My Mom's really good friend teaches it, and she is a PE teacher, so she has years of physical ED type knowledge/experience under her belt. The class is 100 x better than it was last time I took it. More fun, more variety, better equipment, just all around great........oh, and it's FREE!! Really can't beat that. So I am loving it so far. 3 days a week, 1.5 hours/day..........just perfect for me right now. I am still doing self guided water aerobics as often as I can. I have a pretty nice tan going.........and re-highlighted my hair last night........going for the FULL Cali girl look this summer ;)
My kitten is great, he is sitting in my lap, mesmerized by my typing right now. We settled on "Jasper" for his name. It suits him and I love it. I hope we stick with it...........hubs seems like he might want to try and change his name....but it would have to be a SUPER amaz ingname for me to consider it.
All is pretty good here still. Trying to stay as busy as possible, which so far has been easier than I thought it would be.
Just turned the heat off of a big pan of wilted kale, added a little Bragg's Vinegar, salt and pepper and a little organic olive oil from a local farm. It it really tasty. I am already in the mood for fall/winter food. Soup, homemade breads, root veggies, roasted squash.....YUMMMMM!!!
Well, hubs is home, so I will say adieu for now. Keep on keeping on beautiful ones!!!!
Friday, August 22, 2014
Life is just good right now. I have things I definitely want to change and make better, including all Spark related activities...........but I want to stop and take note that things are good. There are things around me, in my family that are hard/sad, but in my day to day life, all is pretty great. Tim has a great job, I am "working" from home, I have lost weight and kept it off........and am attempting to lose more. We recently got a kitten, which just makes life great. The summer is coming to an end, and I am OK with that.......every year I am up here I get a little more OK with that. The first few years were a torture beyond compare............but I guess I am acclimating. It has taken since the end of 2005 to be able to really say this....but I think it's time.
My kitten is still slightly unnamed...........which is causing a feeling of neglect, but it isn't that we don't wan't to give him a name, it is just that nothing really seems to suit him. I am constantly trying to call him "Jesse", which was the name of my bunny that I had to give away last year when we attempted to move to Oregon. I almost considered naming the kitten after the rabbit, since that is the only name that seems to be rolling off my tongue at the moment, but something about that just seems odd. So we will see, anyone got any cute name idea's for a 7 week old, gray, male tabby kitten????
I have been juicing lately, and doing a variety of other health related home remedy type things. It seems good. I have been getting a lot of sun, which feels really great, and swimming or doing water aerobics everyday. I am trying to milk every second I can out of the warm, end-of-summer weather.....and the pool at my apartments. I always get a tad sad the day the pool closes. I so wish I could just win the lottery already and have a house with a covered pool......................someday, someday.
I threw my broken scale away, I plan to get another. It is a tad liberating to not hop on the scale everyday. I am going by my clothes for now, as a gague for weight related measuring. My clothes seem to fit OK, and I am back into most of my 18's which is good. I can say with confidence, that yes, I do want to be healthy, however, my weight is not an indication of my self worth or how beautiful/sexy/cute/attractive I am. I am not just saying this, I finally KNOW it, completely. I have been much, much lighter than I am now, and thought nothing of myself, never was asked out and felt that I was unattractive in most ways. Now, well, my self esteem in that area is not an issue at all, I know I am beautiful inside and out and I really do not need anyone to validate that truth for me. Having said this, of course, I would like to lose weight for healthy/mobility related issues. This has always been my main reason for wanting to lose weight, and is still my main reason. I feel pretty capable/mobile/agile for the most part right now, even at this weight, but I know it could be so much better.
So, this is my focus now. I do not have any major goals today, except to log on here consistently, and attempt to learn/implement knowledge on a regular basis. I know this site is a gold mine of health related info and I am really wanting to dive in a bit deeper and really take the next step in my health.
Cheers to a healthy tomorrow!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
SP has really been there for me over the last few years. I have been through so much, a miscarriage, loss of a job, moving, Grandfather's death, multiple health crises for both myself and my husband. Through all that SP, and of course sparkfriends were there in a way no one else was. I really feel like I owe it to myself, and to all of my sparkfriends to do my best. I am losing weight, but I haven't been a productive part of this community and I really missing that. I want to try harder, hopefully I will.
On a lighter note, I am almost to 13 pounds lost since the middle of March. I am really happy about this relatively easy weight loss. I really just changed meds, and started a really active job. I haven't been tracking my food consistently and fit mins have been spotty at best. But the weight is coming off, thank God.
Strange, I have had long periods of being very active on here, with little or no weight loss. Now I am losing weight and am not very active on here. I guess I should be happy with the weight loss, and I am, I just miss the community. I know that the only person that can change this is me. You guys are great, always. I have really let my new job take over my life. I feel like I am either working, or getting everything together so I can go back to work 24/7. It's pretty crazy, but I am thankful for my job, very thankful. I really want to get a HRM and wear it to work for a few days to see how many calories I burn. I swear I start sweating after the first couple of haircuts and don't stop for the rest of the day. It's pretty wild!!!!
I love you guys so much, I hope to catch up and be around more in the future. Keep rockin it, you guys really are the best!!!
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