Friday, January 30, 2009

Not So Diligent This Week :(

Well, I DID go walking after work on Monday and Tuesday. But I have not done so well with my eating habits. Let's just say that I have a major weakness for chocolate and ice cream! Got a baby sitter lined up for next Saturday night, so Robert and I WILL be going to the Krewe of Vesta Mardi Gras ball. Going tomorrow afternoon to see if Mrs. Kay has something I can borrow to wear.
If anyone is actually reading this, I hope you have a great weekend! Both my boys are in bed asleep, Robert is at work, and I SHOULD be asleep. But I wanted to write a quick blog to update my progress this week. I DEFINITELY have room for improvement, that's for sure!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

2 out of 3 ain't bad!

Well, just a little update on my progress so far....

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, I went to the walking track again. Still just a mile each time, but it's something. Yesterday, I left work early and skipped the track. But I did get to spend some quality time with Robert and the boys. :) And if my scale is correct, I am definitely losing some weight. I like seeing results and hope this trend continues...
Robert and I also have a little something to look forward to in a couple of weeks. We are planning on attending the Krewe of Vesta Mardi Gras ball. I am hoping that we really get a chance to enjoy ourselves... We haven't been out on a "date", just the two of us, in a LOOONNNGGG time! I'm hoping my cousin Deena will be able to have the boys spend the night with her that night. She's the one who kept Robbie for us the weekend that Evan was born. Actually, that is the only time that Robbie has ever spent the night away from us. So I'm crossing my fingers that she'll be available to care for our boys...
I hope all is well with those of you who may end up reading this. Have a great weekend!

Until next time,

Thursday, January 15, 2009

3 Days in a Row!

Well, I am definitely taking the first steps to a healthier lifestyle. On Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday of this week, I went to the track after work and walked one mile each day. I know that may not be much of an effort for some, but for me it was a great start!
Then this morning, when I was clocking in for work, I noticed a flyer for the 2009 Jackson County Heart Walk. Immediately I said to myself, "I've got to do this!" I still need to get the registration info, but I've talked to Robert and we have decided that we will both participate and bring the boys along with us. From what I understand, there is no entry fee. We just have to help raise money to support a VERY GOOD cause, the fight against heart disease and stroke!
I am somewhat of an emotional person, and for a good part of the morning at work, I was either in tears or fighting back the tears. Some of you may not know this, but my mother died at the age of 47, from a heart attack. She had heart problems for several years before she passed away... In 1995, she was in the hospital over the Thanksgiving holiday for heart-related problems. The last time I saw my mother alive was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, when I left her hospital room to head back up to school at Ole Miss. She was released from the hospital the next day, but was trying to put off having surgery until "after Christmas". Well..... "after Christmas" never came for her. My mother passed away on December 8, 1995, just eight days after I had turned 21, and just exactly one month before her own 48th birthday.
I still love and miss her now as much as I did back then. I will walk in memory of her and in memory of Kelly Ray Whipple, Jr. (My cousin Deena's first-born son who had numerous heart problems from birth, and passed away when he was just a little over two years old.)
For anyone who reads this, may God place a special blessing on you and your loved ones... Never take for granted that you'll have another opportunity to say "I Love You"... Say it today to the ones you care about, for we are not promised tomorrow.

Love in Christ,

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So...Where to begin???

Well, I have always believed that "Everything happens for a reason."
I don't know what it is about the year 2009, maybe the fact that I will turn 35 this November? I promise I'm going somewhere with this, really.
When God decides that it's my time to go, I'm ready. But I simply REFUSE to accelerate the process any longer!!!

2009 is MY year! For a long time now, I have been very unhappy with myself... I could spend hours upon hours trying to figure out how I allowed my weight to spin out of control. But where would that get me? I want to be able to play with my boys, enjoy spending time with my husband, and like what I see when I look in the mirror.

I am hesitant to set a specific weight loss goal, for fear of being disappointed should I fall short. What I HAVE decided to do is to start small. My "plan" is to go to the walking track next door to the hospital after work on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. I am still trying to figure out what I can do on the other days.

I also have not chosen to follow a specific "diet plan". Baby steps, right now. I feel like once I get moving, that will be motivation to begin implementing a better lifestyle.

I have chosen to blog about my journey so that I am held ACCOUNTABLE. Thank you for reading and please feel free to share any comments or suggestions.....