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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.
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    I can't believe it's the end of the school year already! This year has just flown by... I am astounded... Wow... End of May already... Ack!

    I get caught in the 'should' game too. I 'should' have met my weight loss goals several times over by now. I 'should' be the fit and healthy person I aspire to be, but as the saying goes 'Should and would build no bridges.' We know how this works; we can get back on track with our goals :) We just have to do it.

    For planting something interesting... Hmmmm. I recently started an avocado. The pit has cracked at the bottom, but no roots have ventured out yet. I also started a bunch of lemons from seed. They're all about 1-2" tall right now. I gave one to my Mom for Mothers' day, but she's already killed it :( I did buy a lemon tree and a lime tree from the nursery a little while ago and some of the flowers have opened. I'm so excited! The idea of fresh citrus is so enthralling to me!
    1732 days ago
    I like what the fellow said in former post .......... doing smaller goals ....... I know myself when my body reaches that "comfort' zone ......... I have to dig in to go further ......... or I will be on cruise control forever ........... I make myself do it ....... and I KEEP this new top in my mind daily that I plan to wear this Fall .........
    1733 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    50 lbs is still awesome! Look how far you have come. You can do it! emoticon emoticon
    1733 days ago
    I can visualize that 180 goal - been staring at it for over a month myself - lol! - decided to break it down with smaller goals, nearly there.
    1733 days ago
    emoticon We all get stuck at times...........summer is almost here and your activity level will go up. I wish you the emoticon
    1733 days ago
    Keep making the small changes that seem do-able and even welcome and I think the weight loss and mindset will follow.
    1733 days ago
  • DR1939
    My stick weight is 170. However, I did get to 156 then had to begin taking beta blockers which always makes me gain weight and feel yucky. I finally talked the cardiologist into dropping them (haven't had any new blockage in the last year). I've been weening off them and today was the last day to take 1/2 pill once a day as opposed to a whole pill 2x day. I've not lost much weight in the 2 month ween, but I do feel a lot better.
    1733 days ago
    I seem to be stuck on 131 up or down a pound. I guess I will have to be happy with that as long as I don't add to it. It seems that our bodies get comfortable at some weight and then don't want to move for a while!
    Right now I am too busy with the garden and household projects to give a lot of thought to exercising and walking. Weeding the garden does not seem to be enough to take off the pounds. The other activity is the mending and crocheting and they are necessary, but don't do a lot for the weight loss either. We are spending most weekends away from home while the weather is warm. We will be at a dance festival this weekend and that should be plenty of exercise, but we will also not be eating at home so it will kind of balance out.
    I think I do best at weight loss in the winter as I get on a good schedule with the Wii Walk it Out Game and that insures that I get plenty of exercise that burns those calories.
    I was also a big Mr Rogers fan!
    1733 days ago
  • CC3833
    Sounds like the kids are going to be having lots of fun this summer! I am walking with my mom and it makes a huge difference when you have someone to talk with! We both have about 30 pounds left! I am planning to get it off in a little over a year. 0.5 lbs a week. That I can do :-)
    1733 days ago
    I have the same problem. My body gets to the 170's and just gets comfy. Or maybe I get comfy. I think it's something in my mind keeping me here because I seem to sabotage myself once I get to this point. I'm going to keep pressing forward though!

    Oh and I love Mr. Rogers!!
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