Friday, November 19, 2010

where does the time go?

WOW! The week has gone by fast. It seems like I am busier now then I ever was when I had a 9 to 5 job. Tuesday was book club. I love our little group. We read the book The Message. It was about a man's experience with life after death. I loved it and would recommend it. Wednesday was super busy. I put in some extra time with my Little Lady and then helped a friend get ready for an estate sale. Thursday I had the kids over for dinner. I used that as the excuse I needed to finally do a deep clean of my house. Yesterday I rode the lightrail into downtown Phoenix to do some grown up stuff. I ate lunch in fun little cafe all by myself. Nothing wrong with that. I thought about the link Roxie had on her blog about spending time alone with yourself. Then I took my Little Lady on a car ride. She was showing me all the different places she has lived. She came to Mesa, AZ in 1930. She was telling me her 1st home cost her $325. She really is a fascinating person. Someday I will do a post all about her.

I opted out of the early morning walk this morning. I just didn't feel like going out in the dark and cold. It has been awesome weather. In the upper 7o's all week. Sunny and BEAUtiful. After I go for my morning visit to my Little Lady i am going to go for a walk at the bird park. I have some podcasts I have dieing to get to. Food hasn't been the best. It's ok. I got thinking the other day. I haven't lost any weight in almost a year. In fact I have put on around 15 pounds.

I have tried to get the mojo back. Still not really feeling it. I am over all making better food choices then I did when I was 281 pounds. I know I won't go back to that way of eating. The thing is, I know I can do better. And I will. I know I will. I am staying with my morning walks and daily bike rides. The food will follow. Every day is a new day and a fresh start. I will make the best choices I can. My focus is on not "using" food. Staying out of food comas is my highest priority.

I have no real plans for the weekend. I am working 7 days a week. I have so far been able to pay the bills and take care of my needs. I am not in as much fear as I was. It seems like I am dreaming more. The more I dream, the less anxious I seem to be. Weird, I know. But it does seem to be the case. Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Keep the mood and the food real................


  1. Woman just live your best life. I know what you mean about losing the mojo and not losing anymore for a year and even putting a few back on. But at the same time i felt i had given food and my weight and exercise such a high priority i wasn't happy with that either. I want a happy medium. Now i get some form of exercise EVERY day. Instead of that crazy every other day regime i was on. Whether its walking, biking, or a workout video i do something every day.

    Then if i day comes along that other commitments take me away from it , it is not such a big deal if i miss. Food, i'm always striving to control food better. Evenings are always the worst. I eat my oatmeal in the am. A light lunch try to eat a healthy supper and stay out of the frig the rest of the night. Some days are good others not. But you know thats life and i intend to live it.

    Well i'm off now to finish my oatmeal and cup of coffee and hop on my bike with my gloves and fleece and ride at least 10 miles its 32 degrees maybe it will hit 40 by the time i get out there. HUgs Deb

  2. All these changes !!
    Gives me the goosebumps.
    In a great way!

  3. I think you are doing great. And I think you are right, just concentrate on one thing with the highest return on investment. No food comas. I look forward to us both finding our mojo again. I'd so much rather this be easy :-)

    Hugs to you, my friend.

  4. I love how much you invest into listening to your "older people" and their's really interesting to see what all they went through.

    Nice that the weather is cooler and you don't HAVE to get out at the crack of dawn to get some walking in - I would enjoy the park in the daylight while you can. :)

    And you know what? You are never going back to the 281 pound Dana. You've changed so much that it just isn't a possibility. How cool is that?!?

    Have a good weekend!

  5. I've missed you, feels longer than the few days I haven't seen ya. Glad you're doing ok. Glad you're enjoying your lady and time with yourself. I do think time alone like that is important, reminds me I need a day out or something. Loved what jinxxygirl had to say too. No we won't ever go back to that old us *hugs*

  6. Oh, sounds like you are on a roll!

  7. When you find out where the time sneaks off to, please tell me!
    Because I have no idea. I feel like a just lost an entire week! sheesh!
    It is good to be be busy, girl!

    way to go on eating by yourself. i do alot of stuff by myself. my mother thinks it is weird.

    <3 love ya!


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