Success, Small but Important !
Saturday, August 14, 2010
The successes I experienced this past week are small in comparison to reaching a milestone weight loss or maintaining that loss. But each step I reach is so important to me.
First I lost 3 pounds, making my present weight 248. Woo! Hoo! That's probably from a all time high of 345 or so. I didn't have a scale to weight on and in waiting for the doctors appointment I had six weeks to lose and I crashed off as much as I could. Almost killed me. Then i found out I still weighted 333. So that's the number I go with. It's easy to remember. Believe me I will never forget it either. So a total of 85 lbs gone forever. Woo! Hoo!
I went to the gym , Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for water aerobics, water jogging and swim some laps. When I first started I could barely swim the length of the pool. I am so much better now. All the breathing in my yoga has helped there, plus losing 85 lbs. I can expand my lungs, there are not being squeezed to death by FAT. Woo! Hoo!
If I was to compare myself to an animal out of water and in water. I guess I would have to be a seal. Out of water I am still kind of unsteady, my gait is not as smooth as it will be. But in water I am sleek, fast I can do almost anything.
I love the water it has a calming effect on me. That's why I liked living at the beach. I don't have a beach outside my apartment now, but I have water fountains in my office and living room. I can hear the water and it sounds refreshing and calming.
I didn't put a fountain in my bedroom, listing to the sounds of water in the night, has an effect of getting up and run to the loo. Smile!.
I tried on a pair of cute jeans, I have had for 7 or 8 years. Last month there was a 5 inch gap in the zipper. This week I got them zipped. Woo! Hoo! I still will wait to ware them. Just a little tight, and I hate to see heavy people ware clothes that are skin tight. Just my opinion.
In a few weeks I will gladly ware them and be ever so proud of my success.. and look real cute too. i bought a new top to ware with them.
I walked my first full mile last Saturday took me 45 minutes. When I walked it again it took 40 minutes. This morning I walked the mile in 30 minutes. Woo! Hoo.!
Only problem I had this week was my computers. Yes, I said COMPUTERS. Both of them.
My desk PC , is old, been acting up. Freezes a lot. Wednesday just as I was finishing here at SP. the darn thing froze again. Usually I turn it off and re boot . I was in a hurry to leave for the gym, so I left it off and went on my way.
I came home , Windows would not come back on. I tried everything. Finally called the PC Doctors. He came and picked it up.
PC Doctor called, it was the hard drive, gone, kaput, finished. The diagnostic and to remove file would cost me $159.00. Now I had talked of buying a new PC, so that would be an total out lay of about $ 800. or $900. hundred dollars. Plus entering new programs and all the work that goes with a new computer.
The PC doctor said he could install a new larger hard drive, guarantee it for 3 years and it would only cost $227.00. I said that sounds real good. Lets do it.
Now I can take my time and look for a new computer in the year 2012 or so.
In the meantime I got out my lap top and hooked it up. Got on line right away. Went to e-mail and then started to answer a message from SP/ Oh, crap, the browser would not let me log in. What's wrong?
I tried other web sites , no log in. I thought this started when Comcast changed security, so maybe if I took the security off it would free up the login feature. I'm grasping at straws.
Well after removing the security, still no working browser. Plus now my auto log in for e-mail is removed so I can't even log in there .
I was getting agitated , anxious, stressed. I wanted to chuck the dam thing out the window and go in the kitchen and get something sinful and decadent to eat.
When I realized the thoughts I was having it caused me to pause and say wait a minute Tisha.
I had done everything I could to fix it. Why was I going to let an issue that I could not fix wreck my good eating habits and undo all I have been working so hard to achieve.
Well it wasn't, I did not run to the kitchen and scarf down some forbidden food. For one thing I have no sinful, decadent, forbidden food in my house. I would have to order some. Smile!!
I closed the office door and realized that tomorrow I would have the PC Doctor look at the laptop, when he returned my desk PC.
I decided to take a soothing bath, light candles, put on some soft music and had a 30 minute soak. I felt like a million dollars afterwards. Only think missing was the champagne. But I did have some S. Pellegrino Italian mineral water on hand so I put some lemon slices in it and portended it was Crystal Champagne. My favorite champagne. Which I will drink on my finally goal. I will only have a glass I won't drink the whole like bottle, like I used to.
I went to bed early, had a beautiful uninterrupted sleep..Slept for 8 hours.
The next day I continued with my usual routine. Did exercises, what work I could do. . About 3:30, PC Doctor called , my PC was fixed he would be by in 1/2 hour. When he came, he also fixed my laptop. So now I have both of the computers in good working order.
I felt a little strange at first being out of contact with SP. But I figured if the repairs were to take longer than a day, I would pop over to my daughters and log in there, so not to break my log in streak.
I am suffering a sore knee today, alternating ice and heat. Won't walk tomorrow. Darn.! I really like the early morning walks. Here in Salem, Or. Its cool in the morning, about 58 and then get really hot by afternoon, its 98 right now. 4 :00 pm.
I also have swimmers ear from being in the water so much. and somewhere I picked up eye infection. So its drops for ears, drops for eyes. Have to remember which ones are for what ailment.
I should blog more often, maybe short precise blogs?
Till then, "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." E. Cummings, quote
Peace and Love, Tisha