Monthly Archives: December 2007

Not Really My Kind of Workout

I’m getting in plenty of exercise this week. First of all we’ve been packing up and moving out my FIL’s stuff. Reaching high, bending low, scrubbing everything clean… clean… clean… I feel like I haven’t sat down to rest in days. Of course, that isn’t the case… but it feels like there hasn’t been a moment’s rest until yesterday. Hubby turned the keys over to the apartment manager on Sunday. The apartment is spic and span clean.

Yesterday DH and I took a break from everything. We sat down with our daughter and grandbaby during lunch.  After lunch he went back to sorting and cleaning some of the boxes of stuff we took to our home, while Andi and I went shopping. We walked… and we walked… and we walked some more. Walked with a few breaks here and there to actually shop.

Andi spent the night with our oldest kiddo, so I’m home alone today. I don’t know why, but I can work better when I’m home alone, so I was up early this morning, and I’ve been cleaning high and low all morning long. Oh the things we neglected here, while we were at his dad’s home. Not only did the daily cleaning get neglected, but my usual fall deep cleaning didn’t get done. So here I am today, trying to get it all done within a couple days, just so I can get the Christmas tree up and the house decorated before 2008. 

I think the climbing up and down my small step ladder, bending, dusting, cleaning mirrors and windows, vacuuming, moving furniture, etc… is quite a workout.  

Weigh in December 7th 2007

Weigh in 12/7/07

  • Starting weight 268
  • Today’s weight 259
  • Total weight loss 9 pounds

Well, here I am, starting over. At least I’m still down 9 pounds. I was hoping the scale read 255 at most… but no. I even gained after came back and thought I had it under control once again. I have a lot to learn about managing stress. Now I’m managing stress and preparing for the holidays. If I’m realistic I know this month is going to be tough as far as my weight goes. Yeah, it’s going to be a rough one, but I’m going to get through it.

Again, my goal is a 4 pound loss by the first weigh-in for January 2008… one pound a week.

Family Stroll About Town

In my last post I mentioned I was going for a walk with my daughter, Andi and my grandbaby. Well we finally got out the door and drove into town for a walk. One of my boys called to see where I was. When I told him of our plan to go for a walk, he asked if he could join us. Sure!

It was early evening, but with the short days, the sun was down and all the Christmas lights around the historical district were on.  As we were walking we’d see a pretty display down one block, so we’d head that direction. On the next block was another display of lights… to pretty to pass up, so we’d head down that block. As it turned out, our little walk around the block turned into a stroll about town. It was so cold, I wasn’t too sure about going on such a long walk, but baby girl was bundled and cozy in her stroller. She enjoyed the lights and the stroll. I enjoyed the time with two of my children. It was amazing how we got back to the car and we were talking about how far we must have walked, but it didn’t seem like it at all. 

I’m happy to have a walking partner… or two or three. I think we’ll make this a daily family activity. Maybe the other boys will join us once they hear about how much fun we are having.

December Goal

My goals for this holiday month:

  • Lose 4 pounds
  • exercise 30 minutes daily 5 days a week
  • drink plenty of water

I’m setting my goal for 4 pounds because it is the holidays and I want to be realistic. I will weigh in later… probably not until Friday. My daily exercise can be broken up into 10 minute segments…  I haven’t been drinking much water, so I know I need to add that into my daily to-do list.  

I realize I said I was heading out the door for a walk with my daughter… but I had to catch up with a couple of my blog buddies before I could log off. So now… I’m really heading out the door…