Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This morning I just don't have the time to look up anything on the topics I've been researching, so I'll just do a normal, what am I thinking about today blog.
I've noticed that I seem to have become comfortable at around 180. I hit it months ago and tried to lose a little after that, but it seems to creep back up to about 180 and stick there. I would think it's easier to lose the weight with the nice weather (relatively, cold and rainy is not that nice, but better than cold and snowy) and the growing season starting again.
I've found a morning walking partner, so some days I have someone to chit chat with while I'm walking, making it easier to just keep going. The cooler weather is nicer to walk in, but it's still easy to walk in the morning where it will hit 80* because I can still do shorts and a sleeveless shirt in 60* weather so I don't sweat too much since I get hot easily.
I have been getting my fruits and veggies in for the day easily. Watermelon is on sale this week for under $4 each and other produce is going on sale, even though it's obvious it's not local since the farmers haven't even done their fields with the freezing weather this spring. The majority of things are coming out of California for my region still with the occasional Chile fruit. I saw cherries, now I just wait for them to go on sale, I love cherries!
I need to get my butt going again with this weight loss. I should have met my goal at least twice already, but this 50 pound loss is hard to get past. I'm stuck at the 50 pound loss and just can't seem to keep on going to my 80 pound goal.
I know that when I'm more active, the food is not an issue. I'm just not hungry for most of the day and I simply need to stop the after dinner munching again. I'm loving my fruits and veggies, they fill me up without adding the calories. It's better than going towards the cookies and granola bars (no, I do not have cookies at home today!).
There are only a couple more volunteer weeks left of the year. I have 2 Wednesdays (counting today) and a Tuesday (the last day of school) to go. It's amazing how quickly the end of the year shows up, I only realized recently we are almost done.
My mother helped me sigh the kids up for summer classes. They will be learning swimming and doing some fun classes. My son wanted to do this "safety day" class where he gets to see the firemen putting out a fire on a car (they have a specially built car for this reason) and what the medi-copter looks like and what they'll be used for. He also gets a t-shirt for the adventure. My daughter asked for a science class where they get to make slime and other things.
Mom and I got a few more GeoCaches under our belts last week, but it's been too rainy this week to do plus with her eye, it's interesting to play that game when she isn't seeing well since they fixed the pucker. Now we get to see when she can do the cataracts.
We're starting to garden, she's doing the flowers in her garden and I did my planter garden, we're just waiting for the weather to improve so we can plant the big garden in her yard. My planter-specific crops are growing well and I should be able to start harvesting some things in about a month!
Now we see if my mindset changes soon to jump-start my weight loss again or if it gradually comes off on it's own again soon by the small changes in diet with the produce sales that are starting to happen again, I always indulge in more fruits and veggies in the spring. I'd like to see that 150 instead of the 180, but I'm not sure if I'm really ready for it now.
Today's Holidays: Mister Roger's Neighborhood Birthday (I love that man!), International Pac-Man Day, National Maritime Day, National Day for Biological Diversity (plant something interesting, I have purple beans growing right now and plan on red corn in our big garden), World Goth Day, National Buy a Musical Instrument Day (harmonicas count!) and National Vanilla Pudding Day.