Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Next Goal

Well, I had PLANNED to drop another 10 pounds this nine weeks, but that just isn't going to happen doesn't look like.  I've hit a serious plateau in my weight loss - and while I'm not GAINING weight, I'm not losing any either.  Something is going to have to change.

I've created some very good habits this past six months.
#1.  I have fruit, milk, and yogurt for breakfast almost every morning.
#2.  I've quit eating (for the most part) in the school cafeteria for lunch.  I've discovered Healthy Choice options in the freezer section of my local grocery store - Pumpkin Squash 'Ravioli is my favorite, followed by Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables a close second.
#3.  I'm dressing less like a fat slob and more like a professional woman and I FEEL better about how I look.
#4.  I've been to the doctor, had a routine physical, and found out that my cholesterol is normal - it's great in fact - but my Vitamin D numbers are WAY low, so I needed some supplements for that.
#5.  I've developed a sense of portion control, and I'm finding that I get full sooner and that I really CAN say no to pie and chocolate!

I can build on these good habits.

But I need to break some others.
#1.  I'm comatose on the couch by 9 pm every evening.  I have NO energy because I don't exercise more than the bare necessity.  I need to start a walking program.  I have a tread mill, so this should not be difficult.  NO more excuses for me.
#2.  I need to go back to planning more healthy meals in the evening for Tom and me.  School started and with it, my opportunities for planning dinner.  I'm back to fixing "what's easy and fast," and that's going to get me in trouble if I'm not careful.
#3.  Portion Control - I know what it IS, I just need to remember that it matters at dinner time too.
#4.  Build some muscle with a weight training program.  I think I can join the local gym for this.

Amy is due home for Christmas.  That's 25 days away.   I think I can drop 3 more pounds by then.  I'm going to try anyway.  That will change the middle digit again and that might be the best motivation I can give myself!

Monday, September 19, 2011


The real news is that I did it.  Or rather WE did it.

September 18, 2011.  That's Java and ME - 30 pounds lighter!  

I'm not quitting - I would like to drop another 30 by the end of school, and I'm pretty sure that's doable.  I've hit a plateau - which always seems to happen once school starts and I get lazy again - but this year, at least, I can use the same motivational goal that helped me this last time.  30 pounds by my birthday - 30 pounds by retirement.  

Yep.  I'm retiring.  After 33 years in the classroom, I think I can say that "I fought the good fight, finished the race, and get the victor's spoils."  

I'm looking forward to the next phase of my life.  And my tummy skin is starting to sag!  Maybe I'll even join a gym!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Blogger? Me?

When Faroh was alive, I was a faithful blogger - kept my site up to date at least twice a week and loved posting.  

Since I'm not in the horse business anymore, I just don't have a reason for keeping a blog, and since I use FaceBook for my "keeping up with friends" this blog has been sadly neglected.

I keep making resolutions to keep it updated, but I don't really have any reason to. 

Maybe I should apply for a design team.  That would be some motivation.  Or maybe I should do a project life or 365 thing.   

I'm going to try to do better.  Again.