Today I am focusing on housework or jobs for the house. I am not having a lot of fun, but I am getting things done that need to be done.
I need to put more focus in my bedroom, but I can't seem to face that room. I go in there to sleep and in the morning I escape out of it as soon as I can, to the living room.
I have a job list that I make each day that I use to cross off the jobs I finished. I count them at the end of the day to see how many I accomplished that day, but I never seem to get discouraged that I didn't finish my list. Its ok that there are still jobs on my list. Sometimes there are jobs on my list that I put on there on Monday that aren't even meant to get done until Friday. I also put my appointments and places I need to go on my list. I look at it several times a day so I keep reminding myself of those future jobs or places that I need to be.
Today, I have been doing one or two small jobs then taking a break. Then getting back at it with one or two more small jobs again. But I guess that is one way to get them accomplished in the long run. And there is no-one that is nagging me or pushing me to do my jobs any faster than I am, so its all good!
I love my Sparkpeople family as they are so encouraging and helpful!
Sundays are my weigh in days. I am looking forward to weighing in on this coming Sunday. I know that there are many other ways to see the changes in your bodies, but I like seeing the number on the scale go down each week for me.
I started really being serious with my weight loss journey in May of 2017, and since that time, I have lost 136 pounds. I have gone down 4 to 5 sizes in my clothes. It has been a while since I have taken my measurements, but the last I did, I was totally shocked at the amount of overall inches I had lost. It is time to take my measurements again.
I see improvements in my abilities to stand up, to walk, to do the household chores ( as in how long I can clean before having to take a break), how long I can sing and talk without getting winded. I can now climb stairs where as almost 140 pounds ago, I had to take the stairs one foot the bring the other foot up to that same step, then start the process all over again. Now I walk up and down stairs like you are taught to when your younger and you put one foot in front of the other.
I do have a goal for my weight. It is to weigh 150. But if I think I still look to fat and I can still loose more weight at that point, I might continue to do so. It will depend on what is going on when I reach that weight. I am looking forward to reaching that weight again. I haven't been there since I was in school 30+ years ago. When I got married in May of 1987, I weighed 160. I liked what I looked like then, but I am hoping to lose that extra 10 pounds this time around and actually get down to the 150. I am just over half way to my goal now, so I know I can succeed. I also know that it will be harder for this second half, but I know that it can be done! My mom, who is my inspiration, is 71 years old, also started loosing weight about a year before I did, and she has lost over 200 pounds so far. I feel that if she can be successful at her age, I can be successful at my age.
This is my mother, my youngest daughter and I, in August of 2018.