I deleted this blog a month or so ago. Why? Inactivity I suppose! I used this blog to track what I was doing with my life, and when all I wanted to do was whine and complain I stopped blogging. I also had a text-buddy I could throw all of my random thoughts at, which was much like my blogging. The upside of that one was if I started feeling too sorry for myself he'd tell me to get over it and move on. I need that sometimes!! Too much sympathy just makes me feel worse. Moral of my story-- if I start whining just kick my ass ok? :-)
I have several doctor appointments coming up at the end of August. I really hate stepping on the scale and having that number forever recorded in my permanent file. (The last time I stepped on the scale at this certain doctor's office the nurse actually muttered, "oh wow". I think she immediately regretted it but it was too late! I'd like to make sure that doesn't happen again!) I also want my cholesterol checked so this month will be all about eating right and exercising. I've never had a problem with cholesterol or my blood pressure/heart rate but I am getting older and I think those things change over time.
More good news and a better reason to shape up! I just found out hubby and I are going to Costa Rica in January 2011!! I'm totally excited!! I set an attainable goal to lose 42 lbs about a week ago. Honestly I have room to lose more than that, but the key was to make it attainable. So far I've lost almost 5 lbs. I know the first 5 lbs is always the easiest but at least the scale is moving in the right direction.
Hubby has been helping me on our weight set at home and I bought a shiny new jump rope. These new activities are being added to my walking schedule, not replacing it. I really like working out at home, in our basement. It's nice and cool and never crowded. The only down side is I can't use the weights alone. Maybe that's a good thing too because it encourages together time. :-)
Well, NetFlix just sent me a shiny Jillian Michaels CD so I think I'm going to go change and try it out. It's called something like Shred it with Jillian. If I stick to writing on this blog, I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.