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UGH!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

That's how I feel. UGH! I was doing OK until I went to Cabo with my sister. We were supposed to live on diet food and take walks on the beach. That's not what happened. We ate wonderful food and, while that wasn't bad in itself, it somehow turned on my "gotta eat" button and, to make a long story short, I'm back at my top weight.

The good news is that I got a treadmill for Christmas. I LOVE to walk and this is something I'm using. I don't like that it has a built in timer. It shuts off after 40 minutes, and I could/would like to go longer. I think it remembers the last workout, too, so I have to keep adjusting it because my husband's workout is different. I need to read the instruction booklet, but this is something I feel good about because I know I will do it.

I stopped coming here last year because:
1) I was tired of thinking about food and weight and diet ALL the time. I need to learn to balance.
2) I have gotten more involved in embroidery. I love embroidery, but it's not exactly something that helps keep the weight off. Nothing I really enjoy does; reading, writing, embroidery, computer stuff. It's all sitting. I can read on the treadmill (at least until I build my stamina to a faster pace and then who knows?). Again, I need to learn balance.

I need to come back and figure out how to keep track without it consuming my thoughts the way it was.

Oddly, eating is NOT one of my favorite things. That's probably part of the problem. I eat mindlessly, or with my mind on other things.

  


Not Goin' Anywhere

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

That has so many levels of meaning! Unfortunately it's the state of my weight loss. But I haven't gained, so it's not entirely bad. Now that Spring is peeking out in Oregon, I hope to get out and walk more.

My computer started to lose it's memory, so I couldn't do much for a while. Now I have a new computer. In between helping my son to arrange/organize his room and doing regular household stuff, I have been getting all my programs installed and various things transferred to the new computer. I do like Windows 7. I had to chuckle, though. It's a LOT like a Mac.

Last Friday I got a c-pap machine. I'm still getting used to using it, but I do think it is helping. I don't feel as tired as I was feeling for a long while. This should help with getting my exercise done.

On February 12, my granddaughter was born. Technically I already have seven grandchildren and a great grandchild, but they are all my stepsons' children (& grandchild) and all live in Canada. Magia is my first blood grandchild. Oddly, though I have a 42 year old niece, Magia is also my mom's first blood grandchild even though my brother has several grandchildren and a great grandchild (and he raised his stepsons, so he is very close to them all).

Magia and her mom live in Portland. I won't even try to explain her parents' relationship except to say it's complicated. Fortunately we love her mother and we will continue to have contact with her. Her other grandma is luckier right now as she is visiting since before Magia's birth. In the long run, I'll be pretty lucky because I live closer.

I've been working on fabric projects when I can.

Other than all that, nothing else is happening around here.

  


Still Here

Friday, January 15, 2010

I haven't gone away. I've been working on other projects and they are taking all my computer time.

I didn't do too badly at Christmas. I did gain a few pounds, but I really did expect to. I was not going to give up my eggnog and fruitcake. I get them only at Christmas time. I also had mince pie and candies. We had a few cookies, but not too many. LOL We are just finishing the last of the roast beef this week (in a delicious beef barley soup Mom made). I still have two of the five regained pounds. The fact that I didn't even try to lose those three yet, means that I really have learned to eat better most of the time.

SAD affects my energy level, but I may also have apnea. I find out on the 25th. I'm so wiped out most of the time that I'm not doing much in the way of exercise. I know I need to do more, but it DOESN'T make me feel more energetic. Getting outside does sometimes, but the pouring rain we have today makes me want to curl up and read -- or nap!

I need to get back to tracking my food, but I don't have the focus to put in recipes, or track down equivalents. Maybe by the end of the month I'll have a little more focus.

  
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FREDDY1232 1/17/2010 12:25AM

    So Sorry you have seasonal affective disorder. It can make you feel so down. I have it and had apnea too. The apnea was so much better after I had my sleep study and got cpap to help me..But since I lost 35 pounds I don't have that crippling disorder. Apnea can make your days so tiring. I hope you get help soon.

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I've had a bug this week -- kind of off and on. I feel fine one day and crappy the next. I hope I 'm done with it now.

We got out tree yesterday. I got the lights and garlands on it today. Tomorrow we'll put the ornaments on it. I thought maybe Alex and his gf would help with that tonight, but they watched a movies, instead. Iqbal hung lights out on the eaves.

I have a sled and two reindeer to hang on the front porch. This is something new because I wanted something to replace the dead summer plants. I was going to make giant ornaments, but Styrofoam is expensive. I got the sled, 2 reindeer and a Santa head for less that what it would cost to get enough Styrofoam for three ornaments. I'm sure this will look better, too. I will add reindeer until I get the whole lot of them. I had to make Santa a body. Oh, I think Santa has been spending time here at SP! He's much thinner than he's been in a while. emoticon



He also has a green suit this year because that's what I had. I put him together pretty fast. (I have problems with shoulders.) I may make some adjustments after the new year. Anyway, once I get him and his reindeer out on the porch, I'll get another picture.

I'm still working on my curtains. I HOPE they'll be done by Christmas.

I have not been very good about tracking my food this week -- actually since Thanksgiving. I don't know how well I'll be doing in the next couple of weeks, either. I need to stay away from the computer when I have other things to do. I may get here "only" to log my food, but I always get distracted by something.

I have not lost any weight and have actually been going up and down about three pounds. As I said before, if I get through December without gaining, I'll be happy. In January, I'll start (albeit, slowly) coming out of hibernation and get more active. We'll also work on making an exercise place. Since Alex reclaimed the guest room, I lost my nice workout space.

  
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FREDDY1232 12/15/2009 11:01AM

    Nice blog. Merry Christmas!......... emoticon

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Cold!

Monday, December 07, 2009

I like it this cold, though. Just for December. It can start warming up on January 1 as far as I'm concerned. Though I guess it will warm up a bit before then. I like it because the below freezing temps kill off various allergens that bother me. Also, it smells like Christmas, even without snow. Cold is good in December.

I need to catch up on my food tracking, but it seems I always manage to get here when the site is undergoing maintenance and I get only one or two things listed. I don't know when I'll get caught up.

Tomorrow I want to get our outside decorated for Christmas. I wanted to have it done already, but I need to push to get help. I pushed hard for tomorrow, cold or not. We will have lights, wreaths and the porch decorations done tomorrow. Hopefully, we will also have a tree up, if not yet decorated. We are having a real tree for the first time in many years. I'm not sure we ever had a read tree since my son was born. I know he will like a real tree. I sure will. And by the end of the week, I hope to have the inside of the house decorated.

I also want to have my shopping done by the 15th. I think that's doable. We don't have a lot of people to shop for. Iqbal does the cards, so I hope he gets done with those by then, too.

  


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