Trying to keep my sanity...
Monday, January 11, 2010
For some reason, over the holidays I sort of stopped using sparkpeople. I say "sort of" because I would logon, spin the wheel, answer some trivia questions, etc. but I didn't keep track of my food or fitness. Though there wasn't much fitness to track... I didn't overeat either, so, so somehow ended up with a 1.8 lb. loss over the holidays. Last Friday I weighed in at 178.6. My original goal was 175, but my doctor and I lowered it to 165. So for the next 2 weeks I am staying with my elderly friend while her daughter and husband are in Belgium visiting their eldest son and his family (he is stationed there). Things are going okay, but they have a cousin who lives in the house who might drive me crazy. I like quiet. She won't shut up! She means well, and she is very sweet, but I'm used to living alone. So it will be an interesting couple of weeks. She keeps buying cookies and I'm having a hard time not eating them. She doesn't eat them (she weighs about 10 lbs and eats less than a bird.) So tomorrow I'm starting to track my food again, or else there is going to be trouble! I did manage to get on the treadmill yesterday when my friend was taking a nap. I'm trying! I drove up to Jarrell to pick up my mail at the post office, and I had received my Spark book. So I'm wanting to start reading, but haven't had a chance. I'll try to get some in tonight. I get very little "down" time, very little computer time, and very little privacy. I love staying with my friend, and it is a lot of work, and I know I'll get through it all. I'm being paid quite well for doing this. Most will go into my savings account in anticipation for the death of my very old car, but I ordered a Wii along with the Wii Fit Plus/Biggest Loser bundle pack. I'm very excited about this. Okay, I also got Deal or No Deal, Price is Right, and Family Feud games. Nobody will ever hear from me again as I'll be inside playing my Wii! I can't wait to try the Fit Plus/Biggest Loser also. Anyway, I'm now 13.6 lbs away from goal. My new jeans are getting too big already and I finally had to buy new underwear--I was planning to buy Victorias Secret underwear when I reached goal, but I broke down and bought them now since I was so close to my original goal and I desperately needed them. No little lacey things, but pretty pink butterflies, pink polka dots, pink stripes (see a pattern here?) I love not having to buy plus size clothes anymore.
Karen (aka Mayflowerchick) is back in the house!