Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 134 - Bring My Own Bags To The Store

I used to be really good about this one. In fact, I was bringing my own bags to the store when it wasn't the in thing to do. Then, something happened, one day I forgot to put them back in my car and that was the end. Time to get back in the habit of bringing my own bags to the store. First of all, I hate having all those plastic bags laying around. They take up a lot of space. Second, we all know that they are bad for the environment. So, this one is easy, bring my own bags to the store.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 133 - Clean The Garage

Our garage is a MESS! Wait, I can rephrase that now, our garage WAS a mess. Today, I cleaned it. I actually brought the vacuum cleaner out and vacuumed the garage. I am sure my neighbors now think I am insane. It is not everyday that you see someone vacuuming the garage, but I was on a roll and wanted it to look nice for at least one day.

Today I threw away a minimum of 5 pairs of shoes that were piled in the corner. They were old, muddy and not worthy of being worn by anyone ever again. So, to the trash they went. I found a top shelf to put snow boots for next winter. I organized the shoes on shelves that my husband built years ago for the purpose of organizing shoes, something that never happened. Next, I threw away a bunch of stuff I knew we would never use again. I also found empty containers that could be recycled, all went into the trash or recycle bin. Tonight, the garage looks fantastic and clean. I hope it can stay that way.

Best of all, I was able to park by car in the garage for the first time in a very long time.

Day 132 - Follow Up With Trainer

Today I had a follow up visit with my trainer. After much discussion, we decided that it is time for me to make my fitness program a bit more difficult. In other words, I am not working out nearly hard enough. I guess I already knew that. It appears that in order to get a good work out, I need to actually break a sweat. It took a little nudging, but I reluctantly agreed to start meeting with her on Monday to make my program a bit more challenging. Maybe, just maybe, by doing this I will start to see that weight of mine go down a bit. I will follow up on Monday after my appointment.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 131 - Wake Up Earlier In The Morning

I need to start waking up earlier in the morning. In a few short weeks I will need to wake up at 6:00 to be ready for work. In a perfect world I would try for 5:30 so that I have some extra time in the morning. I am going to take the next few weeks to get used to having to wake up earlier. I am going to try to remember the days when I was a kid, at the end of summer vacation I would start to prepare about a week early so that it wasn't such a shock to my system.

I do like getting up early, when I do it. I find that it is hard though. I like the warmth of my bed and I like to sleep! I have insomnia, so when I am in a deep sleep, I try to take advantage of it.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 130 - Go To The Eye Doctor

Today I finally went to the eye doctor. Another thing I can check off of my things to do list. Every thing is fine with my eyes. My prescription has changed a little bit, so now I have stronger contacts and will need to replace the lenses on my glasses. The doctor did point out to me that now that I am "40" I may notice that I need glasses for reading. Ugh! Will everyone please stop telling me "now that you are 40" everything in my life medically is going to change. Really? Does it happen that fast? I doubt it!

The rest of my visit was good. I have a family history of glaucoma, I don't have that. Other diseases of the eye were non existent. It was a good visit.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 129 - Organize The Family Calendar

I woke up early this morning and decided that it would be the perfect time to organize the family calendar. This is a chore that I need to keep up with. With 3 kids in countless activities, school obligations, social stuff and work related info, a calendar is our lifeline. Usually I can keep everything in my head. I am convinced that the reason I forget so many other things is I am using brain space for our calendar.

I stress that I usually remember everything. Last week I forgot something, making me realize that I really have to have it all in one location. I forgot to take my daughter to her soccer practice. It was not the end of the world, the coach understood. But, I was embarrassed that I had made such an oversight. We have something going on EVERY night. I knew that it was odd that I had nowhere to go that night. I had a feeling something was missing, I just couldn't figure it out. Of course, had it been on the calendar, we would have made it.

I am going to start making it a priority to sit down once a week and fill in the calendar. We have such a busy life that I need to make that small step to make it just a little bit easier.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 128 - Start Weight Watchers.....Again

Today I logged onto my Weight Watchers account and will try this journey we call weight loss, again. Whenever I stick to the program I am successful, the program does work. My problem is that I like food. I mean I like really good food. My fat is not from McDonalds, Cinnabon or Applebee's. My fat was earned eating salads drenched in olive oil and covered with avocados. Breakfasts with bacon are a favorite as well as handfuls of nuts. I love food! I really love "healthy food", 13 almonds will never be a serving in my opinion.

I am going to give this another try. My weight loss goal is not to be a size 6, or even an 8. My goal is 20 pounds, which would put me in the healthy weight range. I believe that I can maintain that and still indulge in my favorite foods as long as I adopt moderation. I already exercise, thank goodness because I would be a house if I didn't, so I have that covered. I just want to be a healthy weight, be comfortable in my existing wardrobe and feel better about myself. It does not seem like a huge endeavor. When I hear about people who need to lose 200 pounds, it makes me realize how little I really need to lose in order to be truly healthy.

Wish me luck as I start yet another weight loss challenge. I hope that I can be successful this time around.