Almost the New Year.

It’s been a while since I’ve written.  I’m the same weight — 215 pounds.  I have been running on Saturdays only.   I’ve been on vacation this week and it has been so nice to watch movies and relax.  Yesterday I saw the new Star Wars in the theater.

I’ve been pretty sedentary during the week.  Today I went on a 9-mile bike ride around town with my family.  It was fun and got the endorphins going. I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions but I feel inspired to make some this year.  My goals for 2016:

  1. Stay active – train for races, run with friends, join Galloway for 2016.
  2. Mind my own business.  (Do not involve myself in unhealthy extended family dramas).
  3. Be kinder to my family and friends — Especially my immediate family who I tend to snap at at times and lose patience.
  4. Refrain from gossip.
  5. Read more books.
  6. Plant more flowers.
  7. Spend more time with friends.
  8. Plan more date nights with husband.
  9. Try new recipes.
  10. Redo some rooms in the house and organize closets.
  11. Complain less. Appreciate more.
  12. Lose 40 pounds by counting calories on MyFitnessPal and focusing on good nutrition.

In the midst of some extended family turmoil (I have a close family member with substance abuse, and I have involved myself in an unhealthy situation.) I am very optimistic for 2016.  I know that I can open my door or close my door whenever I need to.  I can create healthy boundaries.  I  can be mindful and I have choices.  I know that I have the power to create my own life and can leave the drama behind.  I am so incredibly thankful for my husband who is calm and steadfast and sees the big picture. My children are wonderful. I have many great friends.  I have so much to be thankful for.

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Day 2, December 1st

Despite not running or exercising,  today had some positive notes.

Weight:  215.6

Breakfast:  coffee with half and half, vanilla yogurt with blueberries and granola

Lunch:  tortila chips, salsa

Dinner:  spaghetti with meat sauce, caesar salad

Positives:  Did not overeat, cleaned house, strung lights on Christmas tree

Negatives:  Not enough fruits and veggies, poor lunch choice,  and did not run or exercise today.  Stayed up late with Tony and slept in today.  Tomorrow is a full day — work plus kid stuff after work.  I will make effort to run or do some sort of exercise tomorrow evening.

Day 1, November 30th

Today was not a maximum effort day.  I did try to eat lower carb and consume less junk.  I would call it a success.  Last night I ran approxiamately 2 miles.  Today I did not exercise.

Today’s weight:  216.2

Breakfast:  Coffee, diet coke, no food.

Lunch:  Tilapia on Asian slaw, one flour tortilla, Dr. Pepper

Dinner:  Two beef tacos (homemade), yellow rice, refried black beans

Snack:  2 fried eggs, 2 pcs toast, butter, tortilla chips

Ugh, forgot about that “snack” after work.  I was hungry and skipping breakfast was probably the culprit.

Goals for tomorrow:  Run/walk 3 miles, eat 4 servings fruits and vegetables, stay under 1800 calories, drink at least 3 glasses water.