Somehow I don’t have a really inspirational/motivational/thankfulness post in me. But I have a bit of this and that to talk about.
First. I think a bear was at my house the other night. I came out yesterday morning to get some firewood, and all three of my FULL garbage cans were overturned, and the garbage had been spread EVERYWHERE and thoroughly investigated. YUCK. Not only did it creep me out to think that maybe a bear was that close to my house, but it was also obviously very disgusting picking up all that garbage. I was grateful it was not the middle of summer heat if you know what I mean. And it was interesting to see that my garbage was pretty darn healthy, and did not have much that a bear would be interested in…
Second. Last night, I fed the outdoor cat after dark (I had said yesterday morning after the garbage/bear incident that I wouldn’t be going out after dark) and in my hurry to get back inside, I stumbled on the stairs and fell straight forward with all of my weight seemingly landing straight on my knee. And if you recall, I have been working on doing exercises to strengthen my knees so I can run. So I just lay there for the longest time, saying a few bad words, and just being totally bummed out that I had done this to my knee AGAIN. But guess what? When I got up, it was okay! There is a little tender spot, but nothing jangling around in there. Maybe all the exercise helped? Anyways, VERY THANKFUL there.
Third. Here are a couple of links to blogs that have some great holiday helps with eating/exercising/planning.
- Shelley Making a holiday game plan
- Sandrelle Strategies for dealing with the food. (She is the one doing the excellent series on the scale.)
- Joanna Excellent exercises for when the gym is closed!
Fourth. My SAWHG (Super Awesome Winter Holiday Goal) My friend Jill wrote about this a few days ago, and I have been mulling it over ever since. Part of my says it would be wise to just make it a goal to maintain at the 155.5 weight I’ve been at (currently a couple pounds above….) And I have to admit that I am already having a bit of trouble eating a bit too much–too many dinners ‘out of my control’ that is, not at home, prepared by me. And, unfortunately, my ‘birthday season’ starts right after Thanksgiving and goes right up til Christmas. Nevertheless, I am going to set as a goal to lose 3 pounds by January 7: 152.5. I think it will do me good to have a challenge like this, and might make me think twice about the food choices I make. I still like the idea of carb cycling, although I have not been able to do it completely right this last week. I still think it can be helpful during this holiday time, to eat low carbs on the days in between the celebrating. One strategy that really seems to be helpful is having a good workout shortly before I go out for dinner. It reminds me that I am not just a fat girl out to enjoy all the food I can. I am a health conscious, physically fit girl, going to enjoy time with friends and good food.
Well, not much more to report here. A very blessed Thanksgiving wish for all of you. I am thankful for so very much in my life. God is good and kind, and He can be trusted.