Wednesday, November 28, 2018

It's time to make changes! Not because it's after Thanksgiving and I ate too much, which I did... those dang leftovers did me in, too. It's time to make the change because what I am doing set me on the path back. It is not as bad as it was but really I am erasing everything I did in the last few years.

My problem is inactivity. I know it is. I sit all day... on the computer, on the couch while I read, I knit and I quilt. All the lovely activities that I will not give up, but I know I need to move more in between. Well, I knit, read and am on the computer mostly now. I go on a walk once a day and because my bones hurt, especially my hip I only walk 1 mile at the moment. Also, for some reason, I can't explain I have become skittish walking out there on my own. I do own a treadmill and a recumbent bike. They both are collecting dust at this time. I feel better walking outside still than on the machines, but it's something I have to get back to.

So I was on the scale this morning and knew before I stepped on it was going to be bad. No surprise there. But then I looked in the fridge and found thank God... all the leftovers are gone now. Hubby and I agreed just before Thanksgiving that when the leftovers are gone we will eat from the pantry and freezer... no buying fresh groceries until the stock is depleted. We hold on to too much food. Too much is available and we eat because the food is there.

So, changes are needed. I am going to walk my mile this morning and again after lunch. It's a start. If I feel up to it I'll add some aerobics later in the day. I got to get that hip flexing again or I won't be waking anywhere.

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    789 days ago
    Good for you for stepping back to look at what's working, what isn't, where your problem areas are, and then developing a strategy for making changes. We ALL hit bumps in the road. The IMPORTANT thing is to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and continue to head in the right direction - EXACTLY what you're doing!
    789 days ago
    Change is hard. No one likes change. But sometimes its the best thing!
    789 days ago
    This is the time of the year I often think about changes also! Changes are good! Good Luck!
    789 days ago
    I solved the leftover problem by freezing everything. Half a turkey, sweet potatoes, dressing and gravy are in the freezer waiting for an easy warm up on Christmas. We did have turkey noodle soup and turkey salad with the leftovers from half a turkey. The veggies got eaten the next day. Do have to admit there is some jello salad left and cranberry jelly that somehow never made it to the table, still in its can in the refrigerator. I can now vision how easy Christmas dinner will be.
    789 days ago
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    great blog, great plan, and a great (if not fun) motivator. You've got this.
    789 days ago
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