Took a few months off work on medical leave to deal with Menière's Disease fall-out.....I was starting to get Vertigo attacks and the dizziness was just getting to be too much. The ENT tells me, cut down on CATS! Not felines (thankfully, as I have two furry friends), but Caffiene, Alcohol, Tobacco (not an issue) and Stress....yupppp....CHRONIC STRESS.
So, fast forward to today. I'm back to work, almost full-time (that will come next week), corn season is very much under way and as fun and crazy as ever......so do you see that Stress follows me everywhere?
So, 2012 is the year I get to goal.... That's what I say every January....."insert year X" is the year I get to goal.
Well, I did gain weight last spring. I managed to get all the way up to 178 lbs again....goooood grief on that one! I'm down now to somewhere between 167 and 170...depending on the day. I know that I need to listen to what my body is saying and act accordingly and that's exactly what I'm doing. I've learned a few things lately - how to walk away from stress and how not to own every single problem that pops up, whether here at the office or on the farm or even at home. This is a refined skill that needs more work, but I now know how to recognize the warning signs and when to walk away (now if I could just always just do it automatically).
Anyhoo, I would dearly love to get my weight down to somewhere in the mid 140s.....anywhere between 142 and 148 would be lovely! So, I have 4.5 months left of this year and 20+ lbs to go...totally doable.