A bit of back story -
Female, 55 yrs. old, legal administrative assistant, married, no kids (but just blessed with a new grandson 2 weeks ago, thanks to my DH's daughter)
I'm 5'10". My lowest weight as an adult was probably 135. Highest weight, 211. Currently 204. And I've bounced around to every weight on the scale in between, for the last 30 years.
My biggest goal is to become a Mark's Daily Apple success story. I also have goals of feeling better, being healthy enough to enjoy my retirement when it finally comes, and to be one of the best paddlers on my Dragon Boat team this coming summer! My firm sponsors a Dragon Boat team every summer, and it has become a passion of mine. I especially enjoy when the new members each year are astounded to realize that I am one of the better paddlers on the team. As I like to tell them, just because I'm old and fat doesn't mean I can't be good at this! I would like to be able to remove the "fat" part from that sentence.
What I'm eating:
B: (late and @ restaurant today) 2 cups coffee w/cream; 3-egg omelet w/spinach, tomato, and mozzarella; 2 bites of home-fries
D: leftover grilled chicken breast, oven-baked sweet potato fries, small salad of romaine, cucumber, black olive, olive oil & red wine vinegar
Going out tonight to hear a friend's band play, will have tequila w/club soda and lime. Most likely, more than I should. I like tequila.
What I'm doing:
Lots of dumb errands - getting taxes done; getting cell phone fixed because the dumb thing totally died on me yesterday,dammit; getting DH's laptop fixed; grocery shopping; etc. etc. Only exercise was the morning/evening walking of the dogs. I have a geriatric lab/shepherd mix, Elly, who is 15, and an almost-geriatric lab/chow mix, Jake, who is 9. Lately, the majority of the exercise I get is walking them. This has to change.
What I'm reading:
Very common for me to have 2 - 3 books going at once.
This weekend, I'm finishing my re-read of "It Starts With Food", plus I'm about halfway through "A Guide to the Good Life: the Ancient Art of Stoic Joy" by William B. Irvine. Pretty interesting. (The ultimate "suck it up" philosophy!)
What I'm thinking:
I'm thinking that I need to stop with the excuses and get to getting better!