Monday, January 27, 2014
The baby's mom is going to frame it and put it on his bedroom wall.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
2013 was a kind of neutral year for me. Or maybe it just felt that way because it was the beginning of my fourth year without my man. I think of him daily and miss his cheerful smile and uplifting attitude. It doesn’t get any easier as the years go by. He was always there to cheer me on, encourage me to try new things, and lift my spirits when I was down. ..in other words, my rock. Now I have to do all that for myself and I’m not always ready to do so.
In winter, I started working on the first in a new series of books, Town of Paris Twins.
I bought my first Activity tracker from Spark People and got into the habit of walking 6,000 a day and this has become a habit now! Yay!
Weight was up and down due to the many snacks left by my housemates who have since taken their own apartment.
Published my new book and make a Facebook page for it. Had several book signings and made some new author friends.
Vacationed in Hampton Beach with most of my family in July.
Started praying a rosary a day, reading a bible meditation each morning before I get started, and praying daily for family and friends.
Being somewhat of an introvert, I enjoyed spending time alone to read, write, check out Facebook (my entertainment and at times my company).
Bought myself a new iPad for Christmas. It takes wonderful pictures and I’m learning how to use it.
I start my year alone in the house.
Blog at least once a week.
Spend more time with my family who are my loves and support in this world.
Do more work for the historical society. (Town of Paris)
Purge the house of unnecessary items. Live a simpler life.
Write the next book in the new Town of Paris Twins. Attempt some miscellaneous types of writing: articles, short stories, etc.
Lose 10 lbs. ‘nuff said, by eating healthier.
Do something wild and crazy once a week.
Do an unexpected kindness once a week anonymously.
And most importantly, LIVE, LAUGH, and LOVE more.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Excuse me if I complain today, but I just have to get it out of my system. I've been feeling down today. Things just don't seem to be going my way.
Sure I still LOVE my activity tracker, and I use it every day, and I get my 6,000 steps in all the time. It's wonderful to get the glow getters awards, the silver medals, the trophies. But sometimes I wonder if I should even be getting these since my weight is not going down and has even gone up a little.
I'm also on a maintenance team. Sometimes I wonder if I should even be on that team since I'm not at goal and I'm not maintaining.
I know most of it is due to overeating. I eat mostly healthy things but now and then some unhealthy things too. I tried to track my food and start out with good intentions in the morning but by afternoon I'm not tracking again.
Every year my I decide that this is the year I will reach goal. And every year I end up gaining a couple of lbs. And now it's getting scary. This morning I hit the limit on the scale. ..my limit, I mean, as to what a little gain was that I thought was acceptable.
What is one to do? I don't know what is happening and why all this walking doesn't seem to be helping. When I lost the weight at the beginning, I never did any exercise at all and I dropped 13 to 15 lbs. in the first 6 months.
Then I decided that I would never eat again. LOL Well, I know that is not going to happen. So today I tried to eat much less and now I feel miserable because I'm hungry.
I'm afraid I will get back to that weight I was when I started and I sure don't want that, and I don't want my blood pressure to go back up, and to have to take another pill for that.
Thanks for listening! I needed to get that out.
Friday, October 04, 2013
When I got the mail today the first thing I saw was a thick white padded envelope from SparkPeople. I tore it open and there it was:
I did not set it up yet because today was a very busy day but I can't wait to get at it tomorrow. I really feel this will be a great help in keeping me on track. Up to now I've been using a pedometer and started averaging 6,500 steps a day. Now I am up to about 10,000 to 11,000 steps a day.
I noticed on the days I forget to wear the pedometer, I am less motivated to keep doing things to add steps. But when I have it on I am determined to add a little here and there to bring the total steps up. At first I was happy to get to 7,000 steps and now I just want to keep adding more and more steps.
Now if I could only get my eating on track, I'd be really happy.
Has anyone tried out the new SP Activity tracker? How do you like it? And how is it working for you?
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