Wednesday, January 05, 2011
I can't let a new year begin without taking stock. I guess now that I'm retired, January 5th isn't too late! 2010 held many significant events for me - a flight to Edmonton to see my daughter in January, gall bladder surgery on February 3rd, took in some of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver (walked 18 300 steps two weeks after my surgery), a quick trip to Seattle in March, to Vancouver Island in April for five days, to Edmonton in a snow storm on my birthday, May 5th, took the train to Whistler and stayed overnight in June, to Sheridan Lake and then to Vancouver Island again, in July off to California for almost 3 weeks, down to Mission Viejo, stayed in Santa Cruz and then stopped along the Oregon coast on our way home. In August we went up to Sheridan Lake again in time for forest fires that made it hard to breathe! September saw us heading south again to California, this time to wine country with friends. Hey in October we stayed home, but listed our house, and it is still for sale. In November we drove to Edmonton again, and arrived in time for -28 C, that is cold! We got to see our daughter play a solo with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, a mom's proud moment for me! December and we had our daughter here, along with my sister from California and lots of family visits. Are you dizzy yet?
So how did my weight goals fare through all of this? Well I managed to exceed my fitness goal for the year with trips to the gym any chance I got, working in our garden throughout the nice weather months, and walking on days I didn't get to the gym. So that part went well. I can't imagine how much I would have gained if I hadn't done all of that! I was close to my goal around February when I had my surgery, but somehow I just didn't think it counted. So now, I am six pounds down from the very start, and ten pounds away from my goal. I feel like things are leveling out a bit now. The traveling is slowing down as we are thinking of moving. Now I am looking ahead to May 5th when I turn 60 years old and thinking that would be a good target to reach my goal. Sound like a good idea?