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Begin again, Finnegan


Sunday, January 01, 2012

No surprise that I haven't posted since September and the that I not only fell off the wagon but am still bouncing.
As usual, workouts are great....couldn't be better. Pleased with st and love all the variety I have done.
So in one way, I am very fit.
Then there is the nutrition/eating thing.
Not so much.
I could join the legions of posters that list the excuses for not eating as well as they should. And while the excuses are valid ( I teach in a high risk school that has been experiencing ongoing cuts with ever expanding class sizes) the excuses are just that...excuses.
So I will readjust my ticker to show the 6 pound weight gain. I could say it is water weight but I suspect it is more a reflection of biscotties, Starbucks peppermint mochas and dips at parties.

And as mentioned on so many boards, so easy to put the weight on and so darn hard to take it off.

So while 6-7 pounds isn't huge...I know what I have to do and how long it will take to get if off.

I have a milestone birthday in February...60 and I was positive I was going to be at a certain weight to bring in that new decade. Well, that is not going to happen but then I think I was thwarted by having a birthday so soon after the holidays.
I did get my first tattoo for my upcoming 60th. Absolutely coolest idea. I had my 87 year old dad write down his last name (my maiden name). I didn't tell him what it was for but I took it to a tattoo artist who replicated my maiden name on my left forearm. To say I love it is an understatement. I love my family and my husband but going from Petrilli (good Italian name ) to a blatantly Irish name was a joke from the universe...
I can't even begin to tell you how many women I have met...young and old, love the idea, especially is their dad is still able to write the family name.

But I digress. So it's back again. I kind of had a self hate party where I beat myself up for a couple days for the weight gain. But that never is sustainable for me for very long.

Back in the saddle again. It's going to be a great year.!
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WOOBIE0902 1/13/2012 10:05AM

    I like our maiden name better too; Petrilli is so clearly Italian. Luckily my married name also began with a "P" so all the monogrammed glasses and towels could stay!

Loved that tat, but am too much of a pain weenie. I still follow the philosophy, "hurt me and I will hurt you back",

My old debntist used to politely ask me to have a few drinks before a cleaning and have someone drive me.

You are the best sister and friend in the world.

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DOOBRIE 1/1/2012 1:30PM

    I'm sure you'll do great. I've put on weight too but have this feeling that I'll be able to lose it in 2012. Happy New Year!

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