Friday, February 05, 2010
Other than admitting that I gained 4 pounds between the end of November and the end of January, I have had very little to say concerning my weight loss journey and the info I have been getting on my GoWearFit armband. I did post on my status on 1/7/10 that "SUNNYWBL is working hard to push herself out of the dumps and back on track." That kind of sums it all up, even today .
Two days ago, the sunrise here in MN was 7:28AM and the sun is setting at 5:25 PM Central Time. Which means that we now get 10 hours of sunlight/day and that is an increase of over 1.5 hr, I think, since the shortest day of our year on 12/21.
By 'The Dumps', I mean the effects of SAD on my mental state. Exercise helps! Getting out of the house helps! Being around other people helps! And probably the biggest help is Sparkpeople and the cyber friends that I can 'talk' to there every day! So "Thank You Again, SparkPeople!!!"
I am a 'work in progress' and I won't be back on the weight loss trail until March at the earliest. But it is all good. If I can drop weight, maintain, and work on loosing weight again, I'll make it to my goal in 2010!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
This story sparked a memory from about 35 years ago. At that time the kids were very young and Bob and I were on a scuba/skin dive trip somewhere on the shores of Rhode Island.
In my wet suit, I entered the water easily on a mega rocky beach through a cut in the rocks about 2 feet wide. I went to snorkle depth and looked. All over the side rocks and on the rocky bottom of the cut were starfish, too numerous to count. Starfish on top of starfish all busy doing whatever it is that starfish do. I hung suspended in the water in awe of the sight!
I had never before seen starfish in the ocean water before; only the occasional starfish washed up on the beach, never enough to prompt me to throw them back in the ocean as the little girl in the story did!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
One of my biggest battles this time of year is dealing with SAD; thus one of my new goals is walking for my paper regardless of weather. I must now confess that I didn't go out yesterday, It was -12F and windy, too! What a wuss, right?
I went out for my daily newspaper fetching walk today, though. For a while there was no traffic, (which is unusal for a snow emergency route) when Whoops! Plunk! I was grounded? Iced? at my street corner! Now, there was traffic! Of course there was! Just in time to witness my less than graceful butt-fall! But I was back up and dusting off my buttful of snow by the time they got close.
I guess I had gotten a little careless during my weeks of walking, fall free, in the ice and snow up here in the frozen northland. No damage except to my fall-free record.............
The weather folks here are promising a 'Heat Wave' in the coming week. It is going UP to the freezing point, 32 F! Every January we have a January Thaw and here it comes. This will be a big change from our long spell of BELOW ZERO nights AND days.
Maybe, I'll have to break out a pair of shorts. Then again, maybe not.................
Thursday, January 07, 2010
"SUNNYWBL is working hard to push herself out of the dumps and back on track."
I have dysthemia and SAD, aka Seasonal Affective Disorder. I take daily medication and do 'talk therapy' at least 2x/month , more as needed. (There are a few medical problems as well, but they are much, much easier to control.)
I have also written and comitted to the following trackable events on SparkPeople:
-Wake up every morning at 9AM and be out of bed by 9:15AM
-Be dressed and finished a healthy breakfast by 10AM
-Go to Curves a minimum of 3x/week and on all other days complete a fitness CD.
-Get a minimum of 6000 steps/day
-Continue to drink 8 glasses of water/day and a minimum combo of 5 fruits/veges every day.
-Take a daily walk to get the newspaper regardless of the weather(i.e. dress for it!)
-Keep a radio playing light rock 24/7.
-Log food every day, consume NO simple carbs.
-Be in bed with lights out by midnight.
Add more' though shalts' as needed
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