So, things are finally starting to calm down around here. I feel like I have post traumatic stress disorder. I can’t really remember much of January at all. A friend reminded me of a conversation we had, and a committment that I made, and I honestly do not remember making it at all. That scared me a bit. Too young to be doing the senile thing already. So I have decided to go with post traumatic stress. Yep, that’s my answer and I’m sticking to it.
Anyway… I mentioned in an earlier post that what I always seem to do in January and February is gain weight. All of that sitting and eating and number crunching do nothing positive for my posterior area. I thought I was doing better this time, all that skiing and such should be enough to make up for the fast food, but then…I stepped on the scales yesterday morning and it wasn’t pretty at all. Frightening in fact.
So, I am starting fresh with March. I have set myself some goals I hope to be able to maintain. In two months it will be our 20th wedding anniversary, and while we haven’t planned anything terribly exciting, I am using that as my ending point.
I have this thing about starting new things on the first of the month or the first of the week. I can’t start something new in the middle of the week. Is that strange? Probably. I know there must be other people out there similarly challenged like me, so hopefully you won’t relegate me to the loony bin.
But, I digress. My goal is to lose about 15 pounds and I plan to do this by a bit of dieting and a lot of exercising. I have a lovely spare room in my home equipped with a treadmill and a weight machine. It is my goal to actually use that room every day this month. There, I said it, I can’t take it back. I must now be held accountable.
I started off Monday quite well. So good in fact that I shed three pounds in one day. I know, water, but let me just pretend. Water or not it is three pounds less than I weighed Monday morning.
Today I got my exercising in early, but Wow! did the dieting blues hit me in the afternoon. I drank so much raspberry tea and water trying to curb the mid afternoon hunger pains. Then, a bout of sleepiness hit me. I tell myself that it is the toxins in the cellulite burning off of my butt that is causing the lethargy. Isn’t sleep supposed to help you burn fat? Alas, I was at work, no sleep for me. Just drinking more water so that I could make the frequent trips up and down the stairs to the restroom just so I could stay awake. Now, it is only eight o’clock and I am imagining myself in a bath – then bed. Just can’t seem to shake the drowsiness even after dinner.
One of my other goals was to increase my blog time and learn how to navigate around this thing. I have a good friend who helped me set this up, and she now has to come over and help me learn to run it. So, expect more updates on the diet. The weather is supposed to be dry this week, shock, so I think some outdoor exercise might be in order. Hopefully pictures will be coming soon.