Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. If you live in Alberta I would imagine many of you woke up relaxed because you've got another day to relax and spend time with your loved ones. Don't we all love long weekends? I know I sure do.
The weather is fabulous this weekend, at least in Grande Prairie it is. I walked yesterday, Yay for me!!! Today we plan on going out again.
We had friends over last night. Dinner was a healthy choice. Had some snacks after wards but I tried to make healthy chip choices. That actually sounds like an oxymoron. I don't think chips can be healthy but they can be a better choice than others.
The goal is to get up and be active.
The best part is that my house is somewhat clean, the grocery shopping is done and I can just concentrate on me this weekend.

Happy Family Day tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


The sun was shining here again in Grande Prairie. Well most of the day. I raced home to take my dogs for walk. We had to cut it short because their little paws were having a hard time in the snow. It was only -3 today. I'm not sure what the issue was????

I got on the treadmill tonight. I walked for 30 minutes. I played Scrabble on my iPhone while I walked. I don't know if Bob would classify it as a "workout" but I was active and I'm going to take it.

I've realized that I'm a yoyo dieter. I loose the weight and then gain it back. I know this isn't healthy and maybe this time I'll make the right steps to keep it off. It's all about getting some exercise for me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :-).

Off to bed

Monday, February 8, 2010

I did it again

Hello All,
I got on the treadmill again today. The sun is shining again today which I'm very thankful for. I don't know how people live in Vancouver and Seattle where it's cloudy and rainy for most of the winter? Although you can get out in the rain and walk around, you get really wet. I guess it's the same but somewhat different. Anyways I'm babbling again.

I'm taking each day, hour by hour. That's all I can do. I'm home today. Loving it. Not sure what to do next. So much that I want to do and somethings that I HAVE to do but don't want. How about the paperwork first.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday, Feb. 6th

I'm back. It's been a long 2 or so weeks. I've been in a bad, bad place but I think I've emerged. I'm done with winter. I want some nice weather. I keep asking myself, why do I live here??????
I feel my body is telling me to get my shit together. I've been waking up every morning with a sore back. I know it's because I haven't been exercising and all I do when I get home is lay around. This isn't good for me but I don't have the strength or drive to do anything else.

Yesterday was especially challenging. We've had a lot of days without sun and I was missing it. Today is better. I walked on the treadmill for about 40 minutes and then I just got back from a walk outside. The weather is better today. A little bit crisp but the sun is SHINNING! I'm really missing it.

My goals have changed a bit. I need to exercise. How I'm going to do more of this I'm not sure but I do KNOW that I really do love going for a walk. I don't need any equipment, special clothes, etc. I just want to get out and walk. Today after being on the treadmill and then going outside my back was already feeling better. I can't walk as fast as I used to but I'm okay with that. Baby steps right.

I may fall off the wagon again but I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I knew this was going to be hard and it is.