Monday, February 14, 2022

What a Weekend!

​What a whirlwind of a weekend!  Not just how time flies, that is always a whirlwind!  But the weather.  Could we have a bigger ricochet effect in the weather?  We utilized the one end of the spectrum in the weather to our fullest!  But time just flew by as it always does.

The Weekend Weather 

On Friday night we did our normal after work walk…wearing sweatshirts/hoodies!  The temps were literally that nice!  We opened the windows in our place and let some fresh air circulate! Upper 50°’s and  it was fabulous!  Saturday morning was more of the same!   Wonderful temps!   A gift from Mother Nature in the middle of winter!  Mid to upper 50’s!  We knew we were NOT going to let that get away from us!  We headed to a local state park and hiked!   Ahhhh. Fresh air!  Warmer air!   It was fabulous! It was a bit breezy so we both wore sweatshirts and a windbreaker and that was absolutely perfect!   The ice on the lake was in direct contrast to how the temps felt!  We enjoyed every second!  Oh and I had so much fun with my camera again!   I need to make the time for photography in my life!!!

On Sunday we woke up to snow.   Ok, it wasn’t much…here at least.  I would probably call it more a ‘dusting’.  We got about an inch and it was mostly on the grass and cars.  It did not deter us from heading out and running errands!  But it was back in the 30’s…brrrr!

The little glimpse of spring made me long for it even more!  Come on spring…I'm anxiously awaiting your complete arrival!!

Weight Efforts over the Weekend

I didn’t get around to lowering my calories on MyFitnessPal until midway through the weekend.  That’s ok!  It’s done now!   I also didn’t track anything over the weekend.  And while that is not ok, it is the past.  I’m not living in the past.  I’m looking to the future.  So today will be a better day.  And honestly, it already is.  You see I’ve already tracked my food for the day…before I even took one bite!  Go me!

I am aiming for a range between 1200 and 1400 calories. However, myfitnesspal is set at 1280.  Works for me!  I have something to aim for!  And even if I am a bit over (seriously…1200 is restrictive) then I know that I’m still in the range I want to be in!  Win win!  

Busy busy busy Weekend

I got row 9 of ten done on my quilt top!  So hopefully by the end of next weekend I will be ready to sandwich the quilt top, batting and backing together and start the actual quilting.  I have purchased everything.  Batting, backing, thread, etc.  I have one more shipment that will be arriving and then I will have all of my supplies. Next weekend I will have to stop at my mother’s house and pick up my portable quilting frame (apologies to my brother who stores my big old fashioned quilt frame in his attic…in fairness it’s in pieces and way under the eaves so not in the way.).  Hopefully I will be quilting by next week this time!

I was super productive.  I also did our taxes..both of ours (married filing separately).  I did the normal things around the house…clothes laundry, straightening the house, fresh sheets on the bed, etc!  

It was a productive weekend!

Special Thanks

I would like to thank everyone that has been so supportive of me as I work through in words my emotions dealing with the negativity in my life.   You don’t know how much your words have meant to me.  I am touched by your kindness and support.  

Moving Forward

I am still working on training a group of new hires at work this upcoming week.  Training wears me out as I give my all each minute of the day with them.  But I do enjoy it!  (And it is a nice break from the normal routine.). As I said earlier, I have my food listed in my food tracker for the day today before I even eat.  I know I will most likely have to go back and tweak as I actually go through the day and eat my meals.  But I feel empowered and plan to continue this whole week!  I need to get this weight to start dropping.  I have a goal of 50 pounds by the time I’m 50. I was doing well at the beginning of January but then relapsed so I am showing no loss for 2022 yet.  That’s ok.  I’m hot on the trail now!!!   I also continue to ride the exercise bike daily.  I have miles that I need to achieve for my 2022 miles in 2022.    In the meantime….every step I take is toward making me a better person!


Anonymous said...

You Go Girl!!!!

Paula C said...

I am so happy to hear you had such a great weekend. I am so jealous of you getting outside. Here it was zero & I am a coward when it comes to the cold. I had a gain of 1.2 pounds. Do discouraging. It isn't like I am not trying or I don't want it bad enough. Like you I simply do not lose weight if I eat 1600 calories. And I have to watch how much fat (good or bad). Hsve a great week. I want to see s loss this week.

Lynn said...

It's been warm here too. I'm also ready for spring!

peppylady (Dora) said...

I could use a little springmy self.
Coffee is on and stay safe

MaryFran said...

And carbs…I love carbs but I have to watch them carefully! It’s very discouraging! But we are worth the effort and we CAN do this!!

Don’t feel bad, I’m a total wimp in the cold!!!!

MaryFran said...

Amen! Bring it on!

MaryFran said...

Spring is just around the corner…I keep telling myself that!!!

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Liz Cockrum said...

Sorry it took me so long to catch your blog. I am so glad you have more time to do the important things in life. I have never posted on YouTube so I can only imagine the time it takes. I love your quilt and the pictures of your walk. You are going in the right direction for your weight. I know what worked for me was not eating after 4pm. It's hard but I realized I am not as active in the evening so when I ate a big dinner it just sat on me and made me feel sluggish. So far, I have lost about 25lbs since last August. It was rough because your brain tells you to eat at night. Negative comments never heal, but keep in mind that the one saying the negative comments and the criticism has doubts and issues in themselves, so they project on to others. You aren't the issue! By the way I have never looked at a bride's butt!!!! I am always looking at the joy in their face like I saw in your face in your pictures. You were beautifulšŸ˜

Paula C said...

Simple carbs. Veggies & fruit are good ones. One blogger mentioned upping fiber and she found her sugar cravings were gone. I am going to work on that. I guess I am looking for the answer to my weight issue.

MaryFran said...

I am with you! Always looking for the magical answer! I ageee…I didn’t get fat from eating grapes! Simple carbs are my devil!!!!

MaryFran said...

I am so glad you found me! I will probably post here and there on YouTube…when the mood strikes me. We are looking to buy a house this year and even just adding the space to do so (we have outgrown our apartment) may be the spark I need!

Way to go on the 25 pounds! That is fabulous! Our schedules tend to have us eating late too…I may have to figure out how I can make that work so th in our lifestyle!!!!!