I haven’t been very good at updating lately have I?
It’s been a tough year for us. We lost two of our cats. Our Siamese, Molly, started suffering from kidney failure in January and we lost her on March 10th. That was very hard for me. She was 17 (she would have been 18 in August) but still looked very young.
I guess I was in serious denial about her age. It was so hard for me. It still is. I miss her sleeping with me at night and coming home to her from work. She was my little angel.
Our oldest cat, Cynnamon, was diagnosed with cancer just last Saturday and we lost her on May 25th, two days later. She was a Daddy’s girl for sure. She loved my husband so very much. The feeling was mutual of course. Not that she didn’t love me, but she was his cat.
Sorry to be a downer after not updating for so long.
The reason for my updating is, of course, my weight loss. I’ve kind of been at a plateau for awhile. I need to get out of that. I need to update more. As of yesterday I’m 186, so that isn’t bad. I can’t seem to get under 184. So frustrating. I’m making the commitment to update every day in June. My weight loss, too. I know it could be worse. I could have gained the weight back I’ve lost over the past year and a half. I have 30 pounds I want to lose. I know I can do it !!!!
What? I know we’re already 4 days into 2014. But I really have a good excuse for not blogging sooner. I’ve been sick.
Something hit me like a brick. It started on Monday night (the 30th) and by New Years Eve I was a complete mess. We ordered pizza and watched a movie (I know, such party animals) but I just wasn’t feeling it. The highlight of the evening was when a friend of the hubby’s stopped over to pick up his laptop and I got to play with his son. Such a cutie (the cats were not amused). I spent the first day of 2014 on the couch sleeping off and on with the cats. Not the way I had planned on starting out the new year, but there wasn’t much I could do about it.
I dragged myself into work on Thursday because I had so much to get done. With being off the week before and it being the end of the month/year billing, I needed to make sure I got everything in on time. I was just so miserable. I know I’m sick when I don’t want coffee. I drank a lot of tea over the past few days.
I stayed home yesterday to try and get better. I’m happy to say that by around 4pm I started to feel like myself again and today I was finally about to get in my first workout of 2014. Again, not the way I had planned on starting off January, but I couldn’t do much about that.
I managed some cardio at home on the treadmill (I wasn’t going outside. It’s like 5 degrees right now) but tomorrow I plan on making it to the gym. I promised myself 2014 would be better and I want to include gym time in there.
So, like I said, Happy New Year!
What did you do for New Years Eve?
2014 is right around the corner and I PROMISE I am going to be a much better blogger.
Hopefully 2014 will be the year I (finally) get pregnant but until then I plan on losing weight and all the stuff everyone else says they want to do for the new year.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. I promise to post more about that, too!
I’m not going to lie to you. I’m hungry. REALLY hungry. Maybe doing IP isn’t going to work so much for me. I knew it wasn’t going to be a diet I could stick to forever. But, I’m starving right now. It’s great that I’ve lost 7.2 pounds in 9 days, but seriously? I could eat my own hand right now.
I’m thinking I need some Weight Watchers back in my life. And the lack of exercise doesn’t help me much either.
A couple of months ago after we moved into the house, I canceled my gym membership. I was doing alright with my workouts at home and stuff, but I miss the gym. And sometimes a girl just doesn’t want to use the treadmill. The Arc Trainer would be nice. So, I’m thinking of rejoining. They are having a special right now. And maybe actually take another spin class.
The husband is leaving for New Orleans on Monday. I decided not to go with him this time around. With the house and all, I just didn’t want to go away for a week yet. My Mom is here (she’s downstairs in the in-law apartment) but she isn’t all that mobile these days and I worry about her, too. So, I’m going to stay home while he goes. He’ll be gone for almost 6 days. It’s a bummer, but it’s his job. I’ll miss him like crazy though. I had hoped to be pregnant, but I’m not dwelling on that right now.
I’m looking forward to the weekend. No big plans, just cleaning up the house and running a few errands. I’d like to get some pumpkins for the front porch to go with my Mums.
How was your Thursday?
So last week (or around that time) Brooke (of Brooke: Not On A Diet) posted that she was starting up a challenge about getting back to basics. Basics of tracking and weight loss and all that. She had a facebook group and so I joined.
And for the first time in probably FOREVER I tracked everything I ate. I counted all my points and didn’t go over once. I worked out 3 times and didn’t even cheat. That alone was a big deal for me. I had hoped to lose a decent amount, but it was 0.8 pounds. Of course at first I got mad. I was really angry.
But I thought about it and realized it didn’t really matter. The fact was that I didn’t even WANT to cheat. I was sick and tired of eating junk food. I was sick and tired of, in fact, feeling sick and tired. So it was 0.8 pounds. Great. That’s a start. I’m going to continue and move on and maybe next week it will be a bigger loss.
Friday nights and Sunday nights have been really tough for me. But I made it through them. Last night I didn’t even WANT to eat pizza or ice cream. I actually got Arctic Zero at Whole Foods and that was amazing. No, it wasn’t Ben and Jerry’s but I didn’t need that. I would rather have something that is 150 calories over something that is 1200 calories. And I didn’t have to worry about it the next day.
Plus? I think TOM is around the corner. She’s always a bitch.