Monthly Archives: June 2009

Monday, Weathering Summer

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today....

I hope you haven’t worried about my lack of posting.  It was a weather thing — the creative part of my brain seems to shut down when the temperature approaches 90° — and when it’s above 95°?  It’s Katie-to-the-Couch!  So, I’ve been spending A LOT of time on the couch.  And not much time walking.  The situation has been causing me a lot of grief — I WANT to vow and walk 5 miles each day but, how to do it?  It’s too hot to get in the car most days — much less try to walk any distance.

Obviously some tough choices are in order if I don’t want to end up spiraling out of control!  Soooo:

Just 4 Today I will eat 1/2 portions, walk as much as reasonable (possibly taking many short walks just around the block) drink 2 liters of water, take my fiber supplement and NOT eat between meals and NOT take seconds.

What are you going to do today?

Just4Today (This one's for "the girls")

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today....

Yesterday I finally got myself to Macy’s to buy new bras.  I can’t tell you what an adventure that is.  It’s an intensely personal event and wildly expensive.  Kind of like going to a doctor without health insurance.

This time my fitter was a chatty woman of indeterminate years and a deep commitment to making “my girls” comfortable.  Well, “comfort” is relative.  They’re thrilled now but, it was touch-and-go for while with all that poking and pulling :)

(sigh)

Just 4 Today, I’m weighing myself (done!), taking my fiber and other supplements (DONE!), drinking 2 liters of water (drinking water in the summer is a pleasure), walking 5 miles (in at least 3 walks – 3415) , I’ll test my blood sugar at least 4 times. . . . and NOT eat between meals & NOT take seconds!

What are you going to do today?

Just4Today (Struggling forward)

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today....

Well. It’s another rainy day (putting Todd the Tree Man’s job back another 4 days :( . sigh)

It would be great if I could put off dealing with this weight thing but, I can’t.  Aside from looks and clothes (which I’ve proved in the past aren’t my most effective motivators) it’s a serious health issue.  I DO worry about the impact 10+ years of diabetes is having on my general health. And my blood sugar levels are directly related to what – and how much – I eat.

But, oh — it’s a constant struggle.  I don’t know what I’d do without this blog and all my friends!

Just 4 Today, I’m weighing myself (done!), taking my fiber and other supplements (DONE!), drinking 2 liters of water (about 1/2 already), walking 5 miles (in at least 3 walks – 3415) , I’ll test my blood sugar at least 4 times. . . . and NOT eat between meals & NOT take seconds!

What are you going to do today?

Walking with the dog – good. Eating cheese-on-toast? Not so much.

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today....

Honestly. It’s NOT like I don’t know what to do – or even that I don’t know HOW to do it. So, why is it so difficult for me to keep my eye on my goal (get this extra weight off as soon as possible) and actually stick with the plan?

I got up, did all the usual…. and then (calm as could be) toasted a slice of sour dough bread, added cheese & chomped it down.  So stupid.

(Thinking out-loud)

I think I’m going to add a slice of bread to my charm bracelet — and maybe a bowl of ice cream too. Logic doesn’t seem to be working maybe, magic will.

Just 4 Today, I’m weighing myself (done!), taking my fiber and other supplements (DONE!), drinking 2 liters of water (about 1/2 already), walking 5 miles (in at least 3 walks – 3415) . . . . and NOT eat between meals & NOT take seconds!

What are you going to do today?

Just 4 Today (Walk in my shoes)

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today, I’m weighing myself (done!), taking my fiber and other supplements (DONE!), drinking 2 liters of water (about 1/2 already), walking 5 miles (in at least 3 walks – 3415) . . . . and NOT eat between meals & NOT take seconds!

It’s already time for that first walk:

tommy-walks