Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Adventures of a non-blogger trying to blog..

Yes, that's me, I want to think of myself as a blogger, then I read great blogs like : Skinny Emmie or Roni.  They are so talented in their writing, and photos... who am I?

But, then I think, they had to start somewhere right?  They had a goal/purpose for writing, and so do I.  I want to write about my journey, to loose weight, and become a runner.  Not just say "YEAH! I Did It!", but the real struggles.

Right now I am still struggling with not being able to do weight bearing exercises.  The ankle and the boot are getting in my way.  I broke it nearly 8 weeks ago, and although I can walk on it... it's not ready for exercise.  This starts a cycle of pity party mode - which leads to binge eating - which when I see the scale makes me cringe.

I am committed to doing this, getting healthy, and hopefully loosing weight along the way.  I have been lucky not to have health issues related to my weight, but I want to make sure that continues and the numbers go down.

I will post at minimum 3 times per week, about my thoughts, going's on, health, success and failures... for who ever to read... if you are out there! :)

The time starts NOW!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hot days of May!

It's Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, we slept in a bit, then headed out to FLEET, (Fleet Farm - local Farm supplier/multipurpose store) and we picked up things for our garden.  I have always wanted a garden and last year we (by that I mean my husband) built a raised bed and we had a very successful planting of tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, banana peppers, and mini-pepers (they didn't get much sun)

This year we are planting less, and hoping for better results, 2 types of tomatoes, 1 cucumber, baby carrots, green onions, jalapeno, habenaro peppers, butternut squash, green beans.  YEAH!!!


Me getting dirty - wearing my new Bondo-Band - I bought for exercising:

And finally....  

 I also took a pic of our landscaping in the backyard, put in 1 1/2 years ago.. finally looking good!!

Happy Saturday, off to party!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oh it's been a long 8 weeks!

Nearly 8 weeks ago I broke my left ankle.  I know, really?  That was my thought exactly when it happened.  It wasn't a fabulous feat, I just stepped on something, my ankle/foot turned, and down I went.  I am accident prone, or klutzy, I get it!  But it took 35 years to have a real break (I don't count breaking my right pinky finger when my Mom accidentally closed the car door on it in 1986).

It takes a woman of 35 years to realize how much you miss when you are not able to do a darn thing.  I spent 6 weeks not putting weight on my foot, (I cheated a little, but was mostly compliant).  I felt helpless, useless, and broken.  Now that I am on the mend, I have this hunger to get out and exercise. 

Last weekend I was supposed to participate in my 2nd 5k - but well... you can't do that with a broken ankle.

I have 86 days until I do the Dirty Girl with a bunch of other crazy Mamma's, I want to be healthy enough, and strong enough to do it! 

My "woe is me" attitude has allowed me to gain 6lbs in the last 7.5 weeks.  Really???

I started tonight with a WW meeting, and am rejuvenated and connected with my goal, mission, and I am so ready for this journey! 

Join me!