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Tuesday Tidbits

Here’s what is running around in my head today 


Having trouble believing that there is less than a month until Christmas and only 34 days until my birthday.

Trying to decide if I want to celebrate my birthday and if so, how??

Enjoying the flowers on my pea plants – don’t think I’m going to get peas but the flowers are nice.

Wanting to get the cookies I’m baking for the church fundraiser out of my house before I eat them.

Wondering if I will be able to keep exercising without a trainer.

Wishing the part for my washer would come so I don’t have to fiddle with the switch every time I want to do a load of clothes.

Trying to come up with a plan for next month and next year.

Smelling the pot roast in the crockpot and getting hungry.

Needing to get away from the computer and get some work done – see you Friday.

Fitness Friday

Discouraged is the word for the day. My weight is up again.  It was a rough week – injured my leg, wasn’t able to walk in the mornings and was having trouble controlling my sweet tooth.

I di okay with Thanksgiving dinner – didn’t stuff myself with the bread stuff but did have salad with probably too much dressing and some gravy. Just need to remind myself that every meal is another chance to make good/better eating choices.

I really struggle with sweets – I just have no will power around them. I am not one of those people who can have one or two bites and then stop. I tend to eat the whole thing. I need to limit how many are in the house at any one time.  That is really the only choice for me.

Hopefully, I’ll get outside tomorrow and do some gardening and maybe take a walk. We’ll see how things go.

Tuesday Tidbits

Another random stream of thoughts…

I’m thankful for Lisa, my trainer. She pushes me and is helping me to reach my goals.

I’m thankful for nice weather last weekend. I was able to do some more in my garden. I still have spinach to harvest and hopefully peas soon.

I’m thankful for my hubby and son. It has been so fun to watch them work together to build, paint and hang a birdhouse. I hope we will have some residents this spring.

I’m thankful for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and baking with my DS.

I’m thankful for friends and family.

I’m thankful that we have shelter, food and clothing.

There is so much more I could write but I’ll leave it at this for now.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving and see you back here on Friday.

Fitness Friday

Well, much better this week. I’m not having any soreness and I have increased the number of reps or the weight load for each exercise. I lost some weight and the diet part has been okay. I’m not following it exactly but I am being more concsious of how much I eat.

I really like the trainer. She is very encouraging and it is easy to follow her instructions. She pushes me but not so hard that I want to quit.

The other two women are nice and also very encouraging. That makes things easy and comfortable.

Not sure how Thanksgiving will change the scale, but I’ll report back next week.

Friday Fitness

Extremely depressing evaluation at the fitnesss training session. I’ve gained weight and inches! I have a bodyfat percentage of 31. That is way too high. I definitely need to get serious. This is not healthy.

The workout was intense. My legs were  quivering at the end. I thought it would be my arms that would be sore but they did okay. We worked with free weights, machines, medicine balls and exercise balls.

We talked a little bit about nutrition and will be getting a diet plan to follow next week. The sample plan doesn’t look very good. No ice cream or chocolate! How will I survive without my sugar??

There are 2 other women – one who has been going to the gym for awhile and one who did this fitness session once before. Lisa. our trainer, is very good about individualizing the exercises for our different abilities.

Hopefully I’ll be less sore next week and see some progress on the scale.

Tuesday Tidbits

Random thoughts for today

My fitness class was postponed. Will find out tomorrow what it all entails. The instructor mentioned that some of my classmates are doing this for the second time. UGH – not what I wanted to hear. I need to remember that I’m there to learn and do better than I have been doing NOT to compare myself to anyone else.

I’ve been reading some great blogs lately. I just hope I can put what I’m reading into practice.

In order to say “yes” to something you have to say “no” to something else. I think this will be my thought to focus on throughout the holiday season.

There will be a birthday/slumber party here this week. Need to get supplies and make plans for the boy.

only  55 days until I turn 50!!

Be back again later in the wek

Fitness Friday

Another week with no movement on the scale. It is frustrating. I wish I could see something change!  My pants do feel a bit looser but I can’t fit into the smaller size yet.

Still feeling anxious about Monday’s class. I can’t wait for it to get here so I can know what I’m really in for.

Can’t really think of anything else to write. Need to get out in the sunshine and try to do something. I’ll be back next week with my report on my class.

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