My computer screen decided to go crazy the other day and I've been spending the last couple of days trying to figure out the problem. It was a loose wire--go figure. The good news is that I only had 85 emails to read after 3 days--not too bad considering I'm in the middle of several projects right now.
After reading the Never Say Diet book by Chantel Hobbs, my mom and I have been walking a bit each evening the last couple of days. We don't live in the best of neighborhoods, but so far we haven't had any problems--unless you count the cold. (Who sent 30 degree weather down here?) I hope to lose around 50 pounds this year, so I know I'm going to have to step it up a bit to stay on track. (Yes, someone took a picture of me and I didn't even recognize myself in the picture--THAT was SCARY!!! So it's time to get off my butt and start doing something for me.)
When I was in high school I used to run a couple of miles every day after school--unfortunately, that was over 15 years ago, so running is almost a pipe dream. However, I will say that yesterday, when I went for my walk, I did manage to run about 150 yards total. (Yes, I'm THAT out of shape.) I know that 150 yards doesn't seem much--especially when I was running 2 and 3 miles at a stretch each day, but I figure it's a start--for now. (My mom didn't walk with me yesterday.)
Speaking of Mom--She says that I set a grueling pace. What she doesn't realize is that my pace is my normal walking pace because as a child I used to have to almost run to keep up with her long legs, so it's now a habit to walk briskly. I just laugh and tell her to step it up or she's going to be eating my dust. I know she's been trying to talk my dad into walking with us, but he refuses. I wonder if he doesn't think he can keep up? (Yep--that's a challenge mister!)
Now, if only I could have someone cook for me so that I don't eat icky foods. (Not that I think chocolate is icky, but a pound of M&M's isn't exactly the healthiest diet for me.) I would love to eat healthier, but I don't have a clue how to cook--nor do I know how to cook the interesting vegetables that I've found in the produce section--so my eating habits will probably fall to bland and boring until I figure out this new healthier lifestyle.
Mom just got home. I need to change so we can head out. Have a great evening!