One that I do not possess. How does one acquire patience? Since I have none, it makes me feel like a bad mom, a bad wife. Oh the guilt! It's something I inherited from my father, this lack of patience. I hated that trait in him, and here I am with the same thing. How did this happen? This is not an isolated incident, I fight with it all the time and have been for years. It's only more prevalent now that I have a child. I keep fighting...
Well, our 100 day challenge is over and I managed to lose 1/3 of my goal weight. Not bad when you look at it that way, but not so great when you realize that I lost just 10 pounds in 100 days. I'm motivated to keep going. I've learned some things over the last 100 days that I hope will get me to my goal weight. Like Taco Bell is not in my future, although right now I haven't even had breakfast and it was the first thing I thought of that I wanted, at 9am no less! I also found out that I really like celery (with Ranch of course). I also found out how to make a light version that isn't one of those disgusting types in a bottle. Lastly, if I don't move, I don't lose! Onward!
We have passed the 1/2 way mark of our 100 day challenge. I lost 12 lbs. so far. Better than nothing but would have preferred to be a little closer to my goal. I need to buck up and get moving more. All of my exercise has been walking so far which is working, but I would really like to do something else in addition. The problem is time and energy and the fact that I deprive myself of enough sleep. The Princess doesn't have to be to school until 8:45am. I should be able to get up early enough to exercise, get us both ready for school and work and not have to worry about it for the rest of the day. My new resolution is to try to make this work. I need to have a specific bedtime and some sort of routine. Wish me luck!
Yesterday was the first day of the Live Healthy 100 Day Challenge that I joined with two women from work. It's an online team concept to journal what you eat and record your activity. We are on a team of 10 people and compete with other teams re weight loss and activity to win prizes. So far, feeling pretty good. Walked home from work two days in a row. Don't uncross those fingers just yet!
I am putting my resolutions in writing this year because I am hoping that it makes me stick to them. Once January 20 passes and I leave 45 behind I really need to get my act together. Also, it will be interesting to look back next year and see where I am and if I succeeded. I sure hope I do because I'm sick of all the talking about it but not doing anything to make it happen, so here goes:
1. More patience 2. Exercise/Eat better (i.e. lose weight) 3. Cut back wine consumption 4. Cut back smoking
Day two off from work. My throat started feeling scratchy and my right eye started watering about 10pm on Sunday night. I kept thinking, please be allergies! No such luck. My throat has been on fire and my nose running like a faucet for two days. Now I can feel my chest getting that "on fire" feeling. Crazy thing is, knock on wood, the Princess has not gotten sick yet. And I say yet, because it would be some kind of miracle that I got sick and she didn't. So, keep your fingers crossed for us that this one passes her by.
Last night I was calling for Paws to come in from the back yard around 11:30pm. Usually she comes right away, but not last night. I kept calling and even walked out past the house in the back and she still didn't come. I couldn't hear or see a thing, so I checked the house for the second time to make sure she wasn't inside ignoring me. I finally put on shoes and traipsed out to the back in the dark to where I finally heard her running around and then all of a sudden this weird barking (undog-like barking) sound and rustling in the weeds/trees and it kept going on all the while I was yelling "Paws!". Then suddenly, whatever she was fighting with jumped up into the tree. I think it was a racoon but couldn't be sure. Paws won and without a scratch or bite this time.