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Nevah, evah give up

Thursday, July 30, 2020

These last 5 months or so have been tough to say the least. We were in Florida when our development closed all indoor facilities of March 13. No more gym??? emoticon

We didn't really understand just how bad it would get but we battened down the hatches and practiced social distancing, ordered groceries through Instacart, picked up lunches and dinners several times/week at the club. I was worried that I'd gain weight being at home so much and happily that didn't happen.

I was walking ALOT and even our dog lost weight. There was about a 2 weeks period where my anxiety got the better of me and manifested in a dicey stomach so didn't want to eat much and amazingly enough didn't want to have any wine. emoticon Actually lost a little weight and was well below my goal (140-142).

got home and was doing just fine until the last few weeks. Partly it's the heat. We walk Fletcher early enough that it starts out on the cool side but is hot by the time we get home. We go out for a fast walk and are dragging by the time we get back. I do get out for some walks that are more strolls because of the heat.

Don't think I'm eating more - at last per my trackers and wine intake about the time. But my weight is up to 142 - 143. that add'l pound is not something I want to see.

I don't know about everyone else, but the virus and the abysmal way our government is handling it (or not handing it as is the case) is making me nuts. Now the President is spouting more lies about treatments that have been debunked. The virus continues to spread and even though here in NY we have not only flattened the curve, but beating it down. That won't last since the virus doesn't respect borders.

I have to keep my eye on the ball and nevah, evah give up what I know works. Track my food, stick to a way of eating that is about 80% healthy, get my walks in, sleep, and keep the wine consumption down. next week we plan to start personal training and we'll see if that is OK. If we don't feel the club is safe, we'll stop.

Meanwhile I walk and do what I know will benefit my health. These couple of extra pounds will come off and I will never, never, ever give up. Confirmed I'm registered and I WILL VOTE! this might be the most important election ever!
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  • SQUAREHAMMER
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    47 days ago
  • ORTATK
    You have expressed these last months that I feel so many of us have experienced. We must never give up. I will vote. The need is great for all of use to vote.
    60 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    Unlike other countries, we are a republic. The federal government doesn't have the authority to manage much of anything that isn't specifically set out in federal law, it's up to the states.
    60 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    These are difficult times and although many of the world's politicians don't seem "to get it" each of us can protect our own small communities and continue to live a fairly normal life. Many admit to COVID weight gain but I see that as an excuse. We can deal with our stress by taking time to eat healthily and to do regular exercise; we don't need fancy gyms and meals that take great effort to prepare. The internet has become a rich source of information regarding nutrition and exercise and we can use that to our great advantage.
    As for November, I can only wish you well as I and much of the world hold our collective breaths. emoticon
    60 days ago
  • DOVESEYES
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    60 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    Keep on keepin' on! That's about all a person can do during these insane times. You are aware and, so it sounds, have eating and exercise under control. Woohoo!

    I'm with you about voting. We will vote in November! I pray for a peaceful outcome.

    Stay safe. Be well. emoticon emoticon
    60 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    glad you only gained a pound i walk daily but gained 15
    60 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    I am confident those 2--3# will come off! You are one of the Most dedicated to health and fitness people that I know! And I agree.....Nevah evah give up! ..... emoticon
    60 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Absolutely right. Knowing that the weight is inching up, now is the time to put a stop to it. I know this so well, because before you know it, the weight has gone up 5 to 7 lbs, then 10 and so on.

    We have had the same weather wise, and it's kicking me in the butt with my asthma. I'm not going anywhere I absolutely don't have to. Staying at home is not bad at all, and I'm grateful I have a home to stay in.

    I feel for so many who are in dire straits. This has really rocked everyone's world in one way or another.

    I keep doing what I have to do, follow the guidelines and pray that I never get this. Hopefully a vaccine will be on the horizon and we can get a protection of some sort. I just watched a special on the virus from 20/20 and I am shocked on how we are so far behind in handling this situation. Makes me shake my head.

    Take care of you and your loved ones.
    60 days ago
  • SUSIEMT
    I'm with you Martha! I know what has worked in the past I will continue to do it! Also Masking washing and watching my distance. Good job with the weight!! (((HUGS)))
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    60 days ago
  • KELLIEBEAN
    I'm with you! Scary times indeed. I feel like I'm in an altered universe watching the president talk, the few times I'm able to try to stomach watching him. How did we get here???

    I'm so glad you are safe and taking good care of yourself. That's all we can do right?

    I"m really really really hoping this too shall pass!

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    60 days ago
  • ROX525
    I think you are doing great with your weight. I am walking so much during this covid! I am glad to see someone against Trump. He is saying he wants to postpone the voting due to Covid but wants the kindergartener's back at school. Go figure. Fauci said he is concerned about us here in Ohio with our numbers. My daughter is a teacher and her kids will go to school 2 days and on-line 3 days. My daughter has to be at school 5 days teaching so I will have the girls for on-line. We are concerned about all the things the girls are not being exposed to, and the socializing also. They will close it all down if things get bad here though. Yesterday we had a murder-suicide in our town where a mother, a nurse, killed her 3 kids ages 6-12 and the family dog and when her husband came home, he killed himself seeing what she had done. Two of them went to my daughter's third grade class and the little girl took dance with my granddaughter. A lot of suicides with the covid as well as loss of jobs, etc. Lordy, Lordy, these are crazy times.
    60 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    All I can do is reply w/emoticons and agree 100% w/you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    60 days ago
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