So let’s just talk about weight. I have pretty much quit worrying about it – i continue to hover between 164 and 166. Since i am a short person -not a “little person” as i understand people who are seriously height challenged prefer to be called – but definitely a short person. Like 5 foot. So i’m definitely overweight.
i used to be slender. “Petite.” People used to tell me how petite i was. i was” just a little-bitty thing” in an era when that was a compliment. A big wind woulda blown me away. I never had to worry about whether my date was going to be shorter than i was. Not that it’s anything to worry about, but girls did back then.
Once upon a time, i weighed 95 pounds, but by the end of college, i was “really getting fat” at 110. So i’d limit my eating to once a day until i got back down to 100 or so.
I can remembering looking at the weight chart and seeing that 140 was the outer limit of “average” weight for my height. I was appalled!! ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY POUNDS! Omg. I commented to someone that if i weighed THAT much, i don’t even know how i’d walk. Yep. Skinny and stupid, i was.
But then there were the child-bearing years and pregnancy and the times of eating my children’s left-overs because there were starving children and waste not want not, plus working in a restaurant with a dessert chef who was always looking for a taster, and so on. And sure, i might have put on a pound or two most years, but hey, that’s no big deal, um, until you figure this is 37 years later and then that’s a lot pounds.
Anyhow. At least I’ve backed off of 172, and who knows, it could get better. And yes, I’d be thrilled to weigh 140 now. But my immediate goal is to walk 30 minutes after dinner every day. Although – my sister is quick to tell me that you can’t actually exercise enough to lose weight (she read an article.) Still, i think it’s a good goal.
And here’s the good news – I did 51,000 steps this week! Of course that counts two days of travel with airports and connecting flights in different terminals, but still. That’s over my goal of 7,000 steps/day. And i just did the after dinner walk a couple of times.
The house is coming together. Slowly but surely. I can’t actually see the light at the end of the tunnel just yet, but I’ve got a couple of candles lit to guide my path.
I told MP i want my toys back. I don’t actually have them yet -he has to find the key to the bag they’re in. But I told him.
And my project at work that I’ve been pushing to get done practically since January is done. And it went well. Even my boss suggested that I shouldn’t work too hard yesterday or today to take some time to recuperate. So I’m doing that, and liking it. Walked on the beach this morning… life is good.