Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I went to Costa Rica in mid February to have some work done on our property and my 2 week trip turned into a 2 month stay. I came home for a month and then went back with John for another month.
Somehow, during the past 4 months, I've managed to gain back 3 pounds! I know this happened because I didn't have access to SparkPeople to track my nutrition and exercise, nor was I able to contact my SP friends.
I'm back now and I'm ready to get back on track with SparkPeople. I really want to reach my weight goal by this time next year.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
What a fun evening! I actually had to break down and buy a new pair of jeans. I was tripping on the cuffs of the 20/22's because I couldn't keep them up at the waist in spite of the elastic. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on new jeans, because I'm still a work in progress, so I went with my husband to Wal-Mart this evening. I tried on everything they had and finally settled on a pair of SIZE 16 Short. I can't remember how many years it's been since I've been into a 16. Another milestone reached!
I am gradually cleaning out my closet and filling plastic bags full of baggy britches and blouses that now look ridiculous. As I fill a bag I take it to a local charity for the homeless. How sweet it is! We both benefit.!
I can't imagine how I could have done this without all the terrific support and encouragement I get from my SparkPeople Friends. You have made a significant impact on my life and I will be forever grateful.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
This is nuts! Why am I stuck at 200.6 and why have I been stuck here for almost a month? I'm controlling my calorie intake. I'm riding my bike, at least 5 times a week, anywhere from 5 to 10 miles at a clip. My immediate goal is to weigh less than 200 pounds. I haven't seen that side of the scale in more years than I can remember. Why can't I get to the elusive ONE-derland?
I went back and re-read my blog entry from September 1st, just to remind myself why I'm doing this. I'm doing this for me. I don't want to be the fat wife, the fat mother, the fat grandmother, the fat sister, or the fat friend anymore.
I want to be the same size I was when I lived in Costa Rica many years ago. Back then I ate healthier and I walked everywhere. It was a rare day when I actually had to drive the car anywhere. After years of neglecting myself, I'm eating right again and getting the right amount of exercise. I have soooooo far to go, but for now I'll be happy if I can just reach 2 short term goals: 199 by 10/3/09 and 190 by 11/25/09.
We are going on vacation to Costa Rica on 11/25/09 and it would be so rewarding to be able to drop another size so I can buy some new clothes. Right now I'm in between sizes and most things are baggy, especially in the legs, but not baggy enough to get rid of them. Grrr! Argh!
It's time I stop whining and start moving. I have lots to do today.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
What a day! Power went out shortly after 7:30 AM.
We had lots of wind, rain, lightening and thunder, so my daily bike ride was out of the question. The rain took a break around 10:30 and I decided to try and a get a walk in before it started again.
Naturally, the heavens opened up on me before I could get back to the house, but I did get a 1.5 mile walk.
By noon, we still had no power and I started to get worried about all the stuff in the fridge & chest freezer in the garage. After Hurricane Rita hit Houston back in 2005, John and I decided to buy a couple of gasoline generators: A large high capacity unit and a smaller one with enough juice to run the critical appliances.
I dragged the smaller, but very heavy, generator out of the garage and got it setup outside, in the front entry way. I managed to get it to crank over and start on the very first pull on the starter cord.
(Nice to see all my recent exercise is starting to pay off in other ways besides weight loss.)
I then had to move the kitchen refrigerator out of it's cabinet so I could run an extension cord to the generator. I ran another power cord to the freeze in the garage.
After that, I ran a third extension cord to the living room to power to my PC. Next, I tethered my cellphone to my PC's USB port so I could use it as a modem and get an internet connection.
Last, but not least, I raided the fridge for a cold lunch.
I was halfway through eating my lunch when, as Murphy's Law would have it, CenterPoint Energy restored power to the neighborhood.
Now I get to disconnect my elaborate setup and put everything back in its place. I've had enough physical activity for one day. I'm ready for a nap.
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