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Seriously, weather?

I see that it’s supposed to snow today, and honestly, I laughed.  And it’s supposed to be in the 50’s this weekend.

Yesterday was a pretty good day.  I ate decently, I felt good, I got a lot of things done (including planting spearmint, basil, and rosemary in my kitchen window garden. I should take photo. *grin*).  This morning, I’m gonna be roasting garlic, and this will be another work day.  As I get back into the swing of blogging (And I can’t tell you how nice it is to have this way of ordering my mind and my day), I will be adding more real and meaty posts. *grin* I have a couple things I want to talk about, but I am still stewing on what I want to say about them. So, hopefully this week, if not-next. 🙂

I hope you all have a great day, whether it snows where you’re at, or not. 🙂

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The first day of Spring?

Today is apparently the first day of Spring. 🙂 It’s cloudy here, but looks to be a brisk spring day.  This is just a short checking in because today is full of meetings and writing and other work things but I really feel better when I know I’ve been here first thing in the morning. Makes my day nicer. *grin*

I have a meeting across town, and I think, if it’s not raining, I will walk home from it rather than catch a ride. It’s certainly time. 😀

Have a great day, folks!

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Enjoying small things

I live in an old Victorian era house. My front door faces east and my back door faces west. One of my favorite morning things to do is to sit in my front window while I read email, or whatever, and watch the sun come up over the houses.  This winter has been so grey and bleh, that I had almost forgotten about how wonderful that is. This morning was a good reminder to me that just looking around myself is a daily reminder how good things are.

This morning I saw that I have a 30 day streak going on My Fitness Pal.  I’m not tracking my food as minutely as I should be, but I am thinking about what I eat again.  This is good news so now I will focus on regaining the habit of writing down (or typing in, rather), whenever I eat something.

I feel encouraged this week, and I will use this momentum to keep going. 🙂

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It’s been a year.

Huh. My first post was March 7, 2013.  In a lot of ways, I feel like I’m in the same damn place I was this time last year. But I’m not.  I am far less angry about certain things, and I am not unwilling to go upstairs whenever I want. 🙂 I drink way more water than I was drinking a year ago, and I move a good deal more.  These are good things and reasons to celebrate and be mildly congratulatory. 🙂

However, I’m still (again, maybe?) eating kind of like crap. It’s not what I’m eating-I’m doing pretty well, although I’ve seen this last couple of weeks that I’ve let more processed stuff creep back in. It’s when and why I’m eating.

Eating for boredom is honestly, I think, the root of every bit of the weight gain over my lifetime.  And I let myself get hella bored this winter.

So this week has been one of list making and watching. I got a lot more walking in than I had been, and as I’ve said, I’m paying a lot more attention to what I eat and when and why. Next week will be about organizing my time so that I am less likely to be bored and snacky. 😀

I hope you all have a great weekend.

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Maybe, Spring? (Not today, though. *grin*)

After what I hope is the last snow day of the year, I wake up to bitter cold (It’s apparently minus 8 degrees here), but the sun is rising, so I remain ever hopeful for a good, productive day.  It’s a work day- I have a handful of things I want to get done, but it’s also a good day to move my body out of this sluggish winter crap. *grin*

My hubby and I were making plans around the kinds of things we want to do this summer, and it’s really nice to be less afraid of physical things, like camping and trail walking.

It’s nice to be looking forward again. 🙂

I’m probably going to be inside most of today, but looking at the weather forecast-tomorrow’s high is 46 (Indiana weather really *is* ridiculous sometimes), so tomorrow I will make a point to be outside, if only to watch snow melt. *grin*

I know this is a short post today, but that’s more because I don’t have a ton going on. 🙂

Have a good day, folks, and I will be back tomorrow. *grin*

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Getting back to normal

Part of me really wants all my posts to be about how badly I look forward to Spring, heh.  Instead, I think I’ll just talk about things to do, to combat the winter lethargy. For me, trying to do something active every day, even if it’s just doing a round of walking up and down the stairs. I didn’t always accomplish it, but it was something often in the back of my mind.  I did that yesterday, though, and I remembered how much better exercise makes me feel, and so I have activity goals again. 🙂 It’s really nice to feel better.

My husband spent the weekend absolutely sick.  He’s the kinda guy that gets sick once every could of years, and so, when it happens it absolutely knocks him on his ass, so I spent the better part of Sunday giving him space on the couch.  I know that popular culture states that men are big babies when they’re sick, but that’s not how it goes here. He gets sick and wants to basically be left alone. 🙂

It’s also been so snowy and cold here that when I get up and see that my kiddo is gone to school, I am surprised for a moment. *laugh* He’s been home so much I told him I was going to make him get a job (he’s 14).  We’ve all gotten a little stir crazy, and I feel bad for any local parents who have a houseful of kids, or unruly kids. Ours is pretty awesome, but we were both ready to be done with each other’s company. *grin*

I know this post is a lot of nothing, but I’ve been gone a bit, and I’m getting back into the swing of things. I hope everyone has, or is having, a wonderful day.

~T

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200 posts! *throws confetti*

When I started blogging back in March, I honestly did not expect to keep it up.  I’ve never been able to keep a journaling schedule, and I have tried many times.  I’ll go good for a while, then I’ll start slacking off, then I’ll find that I haven’t written anything in three months.  So, the fact that I’m still actively writing is fairly astonishing to me, and well worth celebrating. 🙂

To get ready for this post, I was looking at my first posts to see what’s different, what’s the same, that sort of thing. First off, I didn’t eat pizza when my gents ordered out.  This is hilarious to me because I *did* eat a piece of pizza last night-we actually ordered out for the first time in probably 2 months.  That’s one of the things that’s changed a lot since I started this blog-we eat out a lot less than we did, and generally when we do, I’m pretty mindful of what I order.

Another thing that’s changed, is in that same post, I note that I weighed 381 pounds-I weighed 352 on Monday. So there’s that.  Something that came up consistently in the early posts is that I struggled to drink 8 glasses of water a day.  I’m pretty proud to say that I have that done by noon usually, and my daily minimum now is 12 glasses of water.  I very rarely don’t make that (and when I don’t, it’s always because I don’t plan ahead and take water with me when I know I’m going to be out. :p )  I think getting enough water makes a huge difference in how I feel physically. If I don’t get enough, I tend to feel heavy and slow and just kind of icky.

My 100th post came during the summer at a time that I know now was kind of filled with this crazy focus on the scale, therefore I got discouraged and frustrated all the time, and that post kinda showed it, I think.

I also posted a “before and after” kind of face pictures, using a photo from Christmas 2009, and one of the most recent of the million selfies I take on Instagram. (Haha)  It kinda made me laugh, too, because things have changed for me in other ways.  So, I took that comparison, added a photo I took of myself in March, when I started, and added the newest of my selfies. *grin*  The thing about all the pictures I’m taking of my face is that I actually like my face now.  I don’t cringe when I see pictures of myself anymore.

200thpostIn another 100 posts-I would like to be farther along the path to the healthiest me, and still actively posting here.  I’d like to have to gripe about needing to buy new clothes AGAIN. I’d like to blog about how awesome it feels to walk longer distances, and I’d like to blog about how content I continue to be with myself, my changes and my life. 😀

Have a great weekend, folks. We’re supposed to get something like 6 inches of snow this weekend, so maybe we’ll build a fort in the backyard. :p (Or at least, shovel the driveway. *grin*)