Friday, November 23, 2012
I went to college at the University of Iowa and grew up near there so I'll always be an Iowa Hawkeye fan. I knew the season was going to be a rough one with young players and lots of injuries. I didn't have much hope for a very good season. Unfortunately, my prediction has come true. Early in the season some people were hopeful that the team would still do ok.
My weight loss efforts have been similar this fall. I didn't even try very hard earlier this fall because the start of the school year was very stressful. I was doing good to keep my head above water. Things have gotten into a routine now and I usually have time for exercise, but don't always do it. I keep trying, but I only stick to it for a short while. My season has been about the same as my FB team's season. A total failure. Just like the team will have to do, I will have to make a new plan and find a way to stick to it. It's time to rebuild just like the Hawkeyes.
I can't believe it will have been a year in Jan. that I saw the cardiologist and he told me I needed to lose some weight due to my family history of heart disease. I haven't lost a thing and he isn't going to be happy. I'm not happy with myself either. I think back to 3 yrs. ago when I was in the best shape of my life. I loved shopping for clothes, which was a first for me. Now, I just find something I can tolerate wearing most days.
We are celebrating Thanksgiving tonight and have another one tomorrow. Starting Sun. I will have 176 days until my son graduates from high school. I'm determined not to let my ex-husband and his family see me at this size. Yes, the cardiologist should have been enough motivation for me, but this might be even more motivating!