17 October 2015

Time to......

Today is the day. I have had a 24 hour membership for over a month now and have not gone. Today is the day. I signed up for Weight Watchers this week. Today is the day. I need to do something. I know I've said this before, but it bears repeating. I can't seem to focus on more than one thing at a time. Right now I am laser focused on this class I start teaching on Tuesday. Evenings have been devoted to getting things ready for that. Plus, I'm super nervous about it. Because of that, I have not written anything on my dissertation, though I'm itching to write. Also, when a situation exists and I'm not doing something about it, it weighs on my mind. It keeps popping up in my thoughts and I can't get rid of it. So I'm hoping that by rejoining WW and actually going to 24 this morning, I will get these things off my mind. I would love to make this stuff all automatic so I don't have to think about it at all. It's possible, with a little work now. I heard someone say they get up at 3:30 a.m. to go workout so they can be back in time to get their son up and ready. Hmmmm.....Really???? That has been bouncing around the back of my mind since I heard it. Could I get up at 4 a.m. and go workout? Be back by 5:30 and get ready for work??? The gym is literally blocks from my house, so getting there and back is no problem. I have always been a morning workout person. It is only very recently that I've gotten into the afternoon workouts. Hmmm... I think before I decide that, I need to get over there and check things out. Baby steps....... I'm off...

Update: Well, I went to WW and I went to 24. I did it. What is that saying:

Yeah, that's it and it is true. I went to WW and saw a lot of people I know, they are still there. It was like a reunion of sorts. It was nice. Then I went to 24 and I rode the bike for 25 minutes. I really didn't know what else to do and I don't want to pay for a personal trainer, so baby steps. At least I showed up. It's kind of amazing how I feel. I feel like I've taken control of my life again. I feel like I'm back on top. Weird. Just from going to 2 places. Definitely weird.

Came home and made myself a 7 point breakfast with 2 eggs, a pat of butter, a small potato, and a bunch of veggies. Topped it off with some salsa. It was good. I enjoyed it. So I feel amazing and plan to continue that feeling. I have promised myself I'd stick to the program this week and see how it goes. I would love to get below 200 and if I can make some significant progress towards that goal, this week will be a huge success.

My goals for this week:

  • Stick to WW and track all my food
  • Go to 24  at least 3 days a week. 
  • Walk on the days I don't go to 24. 
  • Walk the dogs every day I can. 
Reasonable and not overly ambitious. I am seriously considering a 4:30 a.m. workout. Crazy I know, but I think that might work for me. At least in the beginning. We'll see. Right now, I'm riding the high of showing up.

15 October 2015


So here's what happens. If I don't pay attention to my weight, it slowly creeps up. Slowly.....slowly......Last week I was in Kalaupapa and very active. I tried to watch what I ate, but I ate. This week my weight has jumped over the 210 mark. OMG!!! I have got to get this under control. NOW!!!!So I joined WW again last night. I thought I'd give it a try for a month or so. I'm not a fan of their cutting calories, but I do like the support. I am also going to 24 this weekend. I keep saying I don't have a lot of time and I keep writing here about how that is bullshit and yet nothing changes. I go to work, come home and veg in front of the computer, do a little work, eat dinner, clean the kitchen and veg on the couch. I go to bed, get up and do it all again. I am reaching the point where I do not have enough energy to get through the day. Yesterday I took a 2 hour nap and was in bed asleep by 10 p.m. This has got to stop. So I'm typing this at 5:20 a.m. while walking on the treadmill. I am aware that I have a lot going on in my life, but I am even more aware that I need to get more activity in my life. All the big plans I have will mean absolutely nothing if I am too fat and tired to enjoy them.

So today's plan; 30 minutes on the treadmill right now - woot. Dog walk this evening if it's not raining. Hour or so on Phoenix tonight. Open and start reading what I have on chapter 2 so far. There will be no napping, sitting in front of the computer mindlessly scrolling through facebook, or game playing, and no going to bed before 9:30 p.m. If I get everything done and have some time before bed, then I can play a round or two but that is all. I would really like to go to WW on Saturday morning and be under 210, it's not huge but it sure would make me feel a little better about myself. 200 is a yucky number but 210 is like my upper limit. So move more, get some support, and pay close attention to the food that goes in my mouth. Off for an awesome day.

Monsoon season has arrived

and we got our first rain yesterday. Actually, it's still raining a little this morning. It wasn't a lot of rain, but it was rain....