Hey, Monday, where did you come from?!

I didn’t post on Friday because I misjudged how I’d want to spend my afternoon. Hubby and I went to a memorial service for the wife of a friend, who’d passed super suddenly last week.

My weekend was spent sort of just hanging out with my hubby, and that was nice. It’s not something that we get a whole lot of time to do lately, so we tend to grab it up when we can. 🙂

My big goal this week is to work on yard maintenance. 🙂 My backyard looks like hell, and I figure it’ll be a good way to be active and outside. 🙂 Other than that, though, this is a week full of work-It’s a good thing I love my job. *grin*

Oh! And Friday Hobby Lobby opens up in my town. I can’t express how excited I actually am about that. *laugh*

I hope everyone’s had a wonderful weekend. Let’s all have a great week, yeah?

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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. 🙂

Life and things

I am posting in my afternoon because this morning was full of meetings and dentist appointments and things.  It was a very odd weekend. I got my walking in today, at Walmart. That place makes me cry for mankind.

Also, I saw Duck Dynasty plushies and I pondered to my husband that someone could easily make voodoo dolls out of these things.  He said, “No.” and gently lead me away…How odd. *snicker*

This week, as the weather gets better *crosses fingers*, I want to be doing more things outside-checking out the yard, the outside benches and chairs and things. And I want to get started walking again outside.  There’s still a LOT of snow, and so many people didn’t bother shoveling their walks all winter, so it may be modified to places I can walk in the road if I need to. *grin*

Now, though, I’m gonna go hang with the hubby, who is home today. 😀

Have a good week everyone, I’ll be back tomorrow. 🙂

 

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*

Hoping for the best :)

Yesterday was nice. It was gorgeous out and practically summer, with a temp at a tropical 48 degrees (Fahrenheit, I mean. Which is a much harder word to spell than I would have thought. :p ).  It felt wonderful to get out and walk in the sunshine. I’m looking forward to more of that.  Which I won’t be getting today, apparently. *grin*

Today is an at home day-day of mundane stuff like taking inventory and running the vacuum.  I mentioned my goals yesterday, but I didn’t add a couple that aren’t related to my physical health. I’m making sure that I spend 30 minutes a day drawing, and 30 minutes a day writing (the blog doesn’t count toward that-this is its own thing. *grin*).  These are both things I’m relatively good at (grammar and punctuation aside, that is. *Snicker*), and they go a long, long way toward my mental peace of mind. And a good, full life is all about making time for the  things that are most important to you. So, that’s what I’m doing this week. 🙂

I have heard that we (Northern Indiana, for the curious) are in for one more stupid, mean, hateful snow storm. I’m hoping it peters out before it ever gets going, and gives us Spring instead. *grin*

I hope ya’ll have a great day, and it really does feel good to be back.

 

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

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*)