Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Questioning why I'm even trying....

....boy, when you're sick and tired.....it's amazing how your mind can slip into pitty-party mode, isn't it?

Harvest is almost finished - phew. Things will slowly get back to "normal" by the end of October as things wind down for yet another season.

It's year-end so lots of book work to be finished......

Work is insanely busy......

and last but not least, my sister's wedding is Thanksgiving weekend. I cannot find a dress anywhere to wear to this event......likely I will wear my "lbd" that I bought this time last year for a friend's wedding......and new shoes of course...need to go find a good pair of new shoes and likely new earrings and a bracelet and I'll be set.

I haven't lost anywhere near the weight I wanted to lose before her wedding because I'm just too blastedly busy to focus on planning meals and preparing meals properly.

On the flip side of that, I have managed to lose about six lbs since the end of June, so all is not lost, it's just not what I wanted it to be.....

....almost thought of dropping out of WW meetings.....giving up my on-line membership and throwing in the towel......

What I am going to do instead is do the best I can with what I have to work with:

Acknowledging: 1. I have a bad cold and I'm working long hours. Likely trying to get to the gym is not going to happen, so I will PLAN on getting back to the gym as originally planned on October 12th with NO EXCUSES.
2. I have my sister's wedding to assist with and some pre-wedding events to cater for so I'm going to focus my energy into this and let the rest just go.
3. I will continue tracking my food intake......

October 12th....watch out......!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Syl......you are a TRUE inspiration! Thank you

....and quick cut & paste & personalization of a truly inspiring and FACTUAL account of why she and I do not accomplish what we set out to do in the first place (lose that last 15+lbs):

..."it finally hit me that I need to be real and stop fooling myself. I am the reason my scale is not moving, because I am sabotaging myself into believing that it's okay.

So here's my plan for October:

1. 30 day Shred or visit to the gym six days per week.

2. Go to my WW meetings each and every week and stay for the meeting.

3. Walk (and learn to run) a minimum of 10km a week - this can be spread out over a few days.

4. Limit myself to only healthy, preplanned snacks.....zero points ones if at all possible.

AMEN.............thanks Syl!

Monday, September 20, 2010


....if these sore muscles are any indication, I'm making a dent in the "fit" portion of my plan.....GRIN!

....which of course makes me feel fabulous (or will once my glutes stop reminding me of my workouts!)

.....which couldn't possibly lead me closer to my 50th birthday now, could it?

Had an awesome week - two weeks back tracking and feeling in control. Very conscious of moving my body...whether at the gym, on the farm, or at work.......FOCUS and IN CONTROL!

Next.....progress - how's fitting into fall pants I couldn't possibly have done up the waistband on two weeks ago - yup, progress is being made as well!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I did it!

Wend to the gym last night - survived 55 minute cardio workout - barely!

Feel good today - a bit sore, but nothing I can't live with.

Farm chores tonight - back at the gym tomorrow night after work

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Update! This week's WI

....so go figure WW works if you work the plan!

-2 whole entire pounds at WI today!



WI and gym after work

Execution of the plan underway.......stay tuned

Monday, September 13, 2010

FINALLY! Corn Season is OVER!

Can you hear how super excited that made me? More like super exhausted......

So, today is my day (or should I say evening) off anything I SHOULD be doing and I'm only going to do stuff I WANT to do.

Likely, I'll be bonding with my horse - cleaning out her stall and run, which means LOTS of very hard work!

Tomorrow morning, the plan unfolds:

Tuesday & Thursday
- 6am - 30-day Shred
- 4pm - Gym - yes, me, back at the gym!

Wednesday & Friday
- 6am - 30-day Shred
- Noon - aquafit at the rec centre

This weekend will be adventures in finding my gardens from amongst the weeds, bartending two weddings, and chillaxin'!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Corn Season Ending Soon!

Oooooh, thank goodness!

Sunday will be our last day with our corn stands for this season. I'm absolutely exhausted, so is my partner. His stress will continue for a bit longer as harvest continues another 2-3 weeks, but we can finally see the end!

Work is nuts, as always, and that's fine. I work in academia, it's September - go figure, it's busy.

I tracked most of the past week....and my WI yesterday at my WW meeting saw me down .6 again. Not stellar, but considering all aspects of what's going on, I'm quite happy with this.

For the next few weeks, I'll be getting back on the regular-scheduled exercising bandwagon.

Monday morning next week will be my first Shred in absolutely AGES.
Tuesday and Thursday after work, I'm going to go back to the gym.
Wednesday and Friday at lunchtime, I'm going to go back to my aquafit class on campus.

My horse will get more attention and I will be getting back on her to ride sometime very soon.

Life will be back to normal.....soooooon!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Success and focus

I have had three successfully action-packed, tracking (a little low on water) days so far.....today will most definitively be day 4 and I will be on track and stay there!

Day 1 of the Shred sometime today, just not sure when yet (my cleaning lady is here right now, so not likely until she leaves....more likely this evening).

Can't wait for the hot steamy weather to blow out of town so I can actually FEEL like looking for reasons for sweating!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 1st - New Beginnings.....

.....my oldest daughter turns 20 today! WOW....seriously seems like yesterday.

Day 1 today of Syl's 60-day challenge (well she and I are doing 60 days of it).

Today is day 3 of tracking religiously on WW.

Restart weight was at my WW WI yesterday - 174.2 (down .6 from last week).

Water is something I need to pay more attention to.

Shred day 1 will be tomorrow morning for me and I already have my 20 minutes of activity planned into my day - corn stand after work for an hour or more will cover that off with no planning required!

Syl - best of luck with your new job today!