Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It's Corn Season on the Farm - and it's all about the vegetables...clean eating...lots of physical activity!

Gotta love this time of year - well, at least I would if I wasn't working 16+ hour days...

That said, there's a lot going on - both of our corn/vegetable stands are humming, our local town Saturday morning Farmer's Market is doing very well, and life is generally great.....except for the lack of sleep.

On the weight-loss/fitness front, I'm down 13.9 lbs since May 1, so I'm calling that a stellar win!

Onwards and downwards :)

Here is a photo from this weekend's farmer's market.

...and here's a link to who we are!  Golden Sweet Corn at G 'n G Fresh Market

Monday, July 4, 2016

The battle is on!

...and I'm going to win it!

May saw me down 4.8 lbs.
June down 1 lb and 4.5 inches - I'll take it (wish I had measured myself at the beginning of May - but whatever!)

Today I start the 21 day fix with a WW friend who is just starting her Beachbody life as a trainer.  I'm excited having formal tools to support the work I've done so far.

Looking to stay focused, plan, and do the work required.  Summer vaca, for me, starts on Wednesday, so I will have lots of time to do what needs to be done for this challenge, as I go back to work on the 25th...the day after the challenge ends.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Time for a Change and Commitment

Blah, blah, blah, right? Nothing I haven't said before.......but this time is it!

I have a 21 day challenge I joined...it's run by my functional massage therapist...and I'm gonna kill it! It's Sunday at 12:20 - I'm currently sitting in my work office trying to get a few things off my to do list for the week - and decided that starting with getting a few things off my chest first would be a good start. I'm fed up. With my lack of sticking power, my lack of being able to get through a full day without dizziness sidelining me....that's the crux of it really. Meniere's is an evil thing - and sidelines you when you least expect it.

So, joined this challenge - it's paired with another challenge I'm doing at work - The Global Corporate Challenge (which so far, 11 days in, my team is rocking btw!). It all begins for me tomorrow morning....well, the work part of it does anyway.

1. Up at 5:30 and have my oatmeal
2. Go for a 15 minute walk
3. Do my 26 minute weight training
4. Jump in the pool and do 20 minutes of laps and whatever, as long as I keep moving
5. Prep protein smoothie for the drive to work
6. Clean up, go to work with amazing food prepped and packed for my day
7. 9:30 - yogurt and berries
8. Noon - salad, protein, fat
9. Walk for 20 minutes
10. 3:00pm - protein and veg snack
11. 5:00pm - go home and do some gardening (average 90 minutes/day if I don't have late meetings) 12. 6:30pm - protein and veg supper - now this one is tricky - I'm going to do a lot of precooking for me for this challenge as my husband, being a full-time farmer often doesn't find his way to the kitchen until 8:30 or 9pm, and that's too late for me. It is an opportunity, though, to get him eating a lighter evening meal.
13. 7:00pm - more gardening or a swim
14. Prep food for next day while getting DH's supper ready
15. Shower and bed by 9:30....I need my 8 hours of sleep/night otherwise my dizziness (and personality) leave something to be desired!

 ...rinse repeat!

 Wish me luck - and send along some Gorilla tape or Crazy glue so I stick with it!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Rebooting - The Final One, I Swear!

In this weight-loss, taking better care of me, redeveloping the physical part of my life....blah, blah, blah....I could go on........reboot, I believe that I truly hit rock bottom last week.  Deeper rock bottom than I've ever succumed to.

This weekend was interesting - the weather is warmer, the sun is out and I feel reinvigorated.  Ready to tackle the world!

So..................here we go!  Join me as I succeed on this journey:

1.  Tracking on MFP and posting on WW boards daily.
2.  Planning every*single*thing* that goes into my mouth.
3.  Planning and executing more formal physical activity (yes, working out!).
4.  Ensuring I put in 2-3 hours of gardening/chillaxin' in our amazing yard daily.......
5.  Continuing to get enough sleep.
6.  Pushing my water intake!

That's it.....here I go :)

Monday, April 4, 2016


Yep - it's reboot-my-life time!

I've been sitting around feeling sorry for myself for much too long now.  It's stopping T*O*D*A*Y.
I can't keep waiting for a sign, a clue, and ignoring the warnings - like my waistbands, the lack of clothes in my close that actually fit me, etc.

I meet with a trainer/functional fitness coach two weeks ago and have done little with the information she's given me.

Today is reboot day - the replan the plan day.

So, first up:

WATER - going to shoot for as much as I can comfortably do today - but as it's already 2pm, it might be a bit shy of what it should be for a full day.  That doesn't matter.  The fact is that as of right this minute, I'm going to fill up and drink!

FOOD - I've been doing quite well on the clean eating front for the past 2.5 weeks - however, when I have a "fail" day, it's only due to my "failure to plan!"

EXERCISE - I will be implementing the workout routine my trainer has given me effective tomorrow afternoon after work.

That's it....simple.....

Now, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wow, I haven't blogged in over a year.....

Reason - not sure there is one! There are many, many excuses, but no real reason. But I'm back. And my weight is up yet again - hovering just under 190 lbs. How can it be that I spent most of my life seriously under-weight and now, I'm so busy with everything other than looking in the mirror, my weight has sky-rocketed. Well, I know, some people would see 190 as a not-insurmountable starting point, but for me, it just has me demoralized. To the point of stupid, ya know? Some people may know that I have been doing two full-time jobs for almost 3 years - well, the time for that is almost over and it's with a huge relief that I am learning to let it go. I still have a bit of training to finish for my replacement, so I hope by the end of February it will finally be over. The guilt of not quite being good enough to do EVERYTHING! Seriously, though, who can do EVERYTHING - especially for two different areas in two different buildings at opposite ends of the city. I feel guilt, because I wasn't good enough to keep it going......but I know that's not my guilt to own. These are the things that have kept me up at night...and it's time. I know it is. We saw a sneak peek of spring.....then BLAMMO! Winter with it's snow, and ridiculously freezing temperatures returned. Well, I'm happy to say that it's supposed to be above freezing most of the week (closer to the weekend even more so).....so it is time....finally, for me to put me in front of everything else and get back out to the man-cave gym and recommit to looking after myself physically.