Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm back...

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!


mad4books said...

Good luck with your resolution! If I were there, you KNOW I'd walk with you after school...especially if you didn't mind me bringing the Hound of Hell.

My doctor told me about the Sugar Busters book, and it helped me so much. Oh, and don't forget to go ask at the Y if they're having a joining special right sister and her family joined because they were running a New Year's "No Joining Fee" special (or something like that). Look into it...especially if they have a pool you can use year-round...

P.S. The word I have to verify is "mucinemi." Gross. It sounds like something you'd pick up at the pharmacy.

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