Saturday, May 1, 2010

Losing it... 1 at a time

It's going to be all about me now...

1 lb at a time

Well, maybe not just about me. But I need to focus on something besides school for the long anticipated SUMMER BREAK! I have submitted my last assignment, taken my last quiz. I have 2 Finals to take by Tuesday then I'm putting the books away! ... until Fall Semester of course. :o)

But in the meantime, I'm ready to focus on getting up of the couch and moving, instead of coming home from work... where I have a desk job at a Home Health Care agency.... and sitting again a good part of the evening either reading a new chapter, working on a new assignment, or taking the weekly quiz. And all this for TWO classes! That equals a LOT of immobility, let me tell ya!

I have lost a lot over the last few years and still have some more I want to lose. I didn't put it on overnight and it's not coming off that quickly either. My weight does not depress me. I've NEVER been happier than I am right now in my life. I have a wonderful, supportive family. We're close and I love them all dearly. I have the most loving husband in the world and he's quick to compliment me often. He makes me feel good about myself. But...

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.  ~Arabic Proverb

I want to be around a LONG time to enjoy life. I already have a diagnosis of Degenerative Disc Disease (thank you extra pounds and genes from my father). I wake up every morning with back pain. And all the sitting I do throughout the day at work, then more of it each evening (thank you need-to-work-for-insurance and school) cause me pain off and on throughout the day and evening. Too long in one position makes me stiff and immobile almost. I'm in constant need of a back-popping (or a "snap job" as my hubby likes to call it) to loosen me up. I also have a VERY high percentage of diabetes in my mother's family. It hasn't hit me yet and I hope to prevent it from ever finding a home in my body.

Just because you're not sick doesn't mean you're healthy.  ~Author Unknown

So May 1st... beginning of a new month... is the perfect time for me to focus on the positive. To take it 1 step... and 1 lb at a time... to a healthier me!


  1. What are you going to school for? Hubby went back to school last Sept. to finish up his degree.

    Good luck with the being healthy! :)

  2. good for you..I am in a similar place...I let my health go for a I am back doing 'fitnes' with a vengeance. Not as easy loosing as gaining but the long term goal is health and energy!!:)

  3. Good for you - I don't have weight to lose but I have not been exercising since last December and I really need to get back to it, but want to find something new to do as I think I got bored with yoga. But it is so important to get and stay fit and healthy. Good luck!

  4. How much do you need to lose?

  5. Good luck on the losing it 1 at a time goal! That is the way to do it. I haven't been by to read in a while, just too busy :(
    Hang in there with the goal. I am currently 45 days into my 90 day goal with p90x and loveing it and the results. Best of all I feel so good, so keep it up :)

  6. Good for you! It's hard to keep in shape when you have to sit all the time. Been there, done that!

    I have always loved the last quote! It's so true and people just don't see it!