Oh brother. Right after I posted a comment on Jill’s blog about the weather being great outside (64 degrees–sorry ’bout that, my frozen friends) and having no excuse to NOT take a walk except ‘I DON’ WANNA,’ my 81 year old dad calls. And I really don’t know what’s got into him, but after me badgering him for 4 years to take a walk, and him resolutely refusing, he has decided to start walking. Three days in a row, no less! And today he informs me that he walked for half an hour. He took his walker, and he had to stop 3 times to sit and rest. But my dad walked for half an hour! So of course, I had NO EXCUSE left for not exercising. So me and the four K9 units headed out the door and got in 3 miles. It was very nice, I have to admit. And not really very hard.
Of course, part of the time I was thinking about what I was going to eat tonight. Even after I got home I changed my mind about 5 times. It wasn’t so much about trying to eat better, or less calories, but more about just choosing what I really want out of a lot of good choices. My eating has been perfection again today, but as I confessed to Jill, yesterday someone plopped down 2 big buckets of mini candy bars in the breakroom, and I just couldn’t leave them alone.
This flip flop in my eating activities is exhausting, irritating, and just befuddling. I don’t think it will ever really end. But hopefully it can be managed, and I will eventually learn to be content with that. Because being content is a big thing to me.
Blogs on this topic that really spoke to me: Dietgirl’s interview over on Lyn’s blog. My bloggie friend Jill talking about moving forward.. And this post I really liked by Diana. She talks about losing weight and eating well, and says ‘if it was easy, everyone would do it. Brilliant.
Oh, oh, oh, speaking of brilliant. I just read this on Vickie’s blog. It might be the world’s shortest and most brilliant blog entry ever. I hope all of you will read it and think about what it means for you.
So onwards and upwards, people. That shred better come in the mail tomorrow!