Friday, May 26, 2017

Feeling Good Friday-4 Day Weekend Edition

My Friday off and Monday a holiday. I'm breaking the weekend into three segments. Today will be focused on the mundane housework, laundry, meal planning and prep for the weekend, and baking. Early tomorrow through Sunday night DD2 and I are heading to the lake place to continue putting it to rights so the family can enjoy the rest of summer. I'll probably indulge in a glass of wine or two and a cold beer perhaps. DH went up yesterday to take care of a few things and check on some poured cement. He stayed over but has to work today, Saturday, and Monday so no extra time for him, but will come up Saturday night again. Monday, memorial day, I'll spend a bit of time in the morning in memorial. No doubt I'll still have some remaining housework and laundry from the weekend, but I like to take at least half of the Monday holidays for self down time, with no list. 

This week was pretty successful on the weight part, blah, but not terrible on mental well being, and poor on physical exercise. I had a boost this morning through a Caring Bridge update. Here's a few highlights of the week.
  1. My friend A posted her own Caring Bridge update. To remind you, my friend A found out she had a cancerous brain tumor after traveling in late March on college tour trips with her daughter. After a successful surgery to remove it, she is now halfway through radiation, finding some improved strength to take short unassisted walks. She is fighting a head ache all the time, but feels her walks outdoors are helping. Her spirit of fight motivates me.  
  2. I went ahead and threw my hat into the ring for another position, a sizable promotion, at the organization that a few weeks back hired my friend for the job which we had both applied. I don't feel positive or negative about my chances, but when I got the "rejection" call, this position was specifically mentioned as being posted soon and that she hoped I might consider applying. 
  3. On my own job, I was added to a leadership team that if the work is clear and sustaining, will add a lot personal fulfillment to me in my job. Of course, unlike the other, no pay increase, no benefit increase, but with the climate in the office right now, this is a good thing.
  4. The weather was Minnesota chaos this week as well, finally getting nominally nicer yesterday. Poor pup hasn't even wanted to be outside unless with DD2, bundled up to try and do her homework on the porch or deck. My walking has suffered. But, a new week and I will be sure to burn a lot of calories working this weekend. I'm hoping to reengage a former walking buddy next week.
  5. And finally, on the scales, I was rewarded for my planned eating and avoiding junk with another 2 pound weight loss. Total four weeks loss is 9 pounds, and still on track to my original 20 pound loss goal by July 28th. Dare I push a new goal, 25 pound loss? Best not to get ahead of myself as there is a lot of challenging events ahead to derail me.
 Congrats to my cyber buddies on losing and maintaining their weight loss goals. Let's all remember though, no matter where we are in the process, we are lovely at the size we are now. I keep telling myself that as the move to bare skin clothing is imminent. Enjoy your weekend. 
Me and pup, two summers ago, 4th of July.


 

8 comments:

  1. That's good that your friend is moving along in her recovery. I have a friend going through liver transplant because of damage from lupus. He courage inspires me.
    Nine pound is great.

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    1. My sacrifices, lol, to try and lose weight are nothing. I feel more so than ever I owe it to myself and loved ones to be the healthiest me I can be. No one could prevent what my friend went through, but for weight related health issues, I need to take control.

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  2. So glad you got positive news about your friend. And I love your statement about us being lovely at the size we are now. I about had a panic attack last night when I realized we are heading on vacation sooner rather than later and I am not anywhere near my goal. Then I talked myself down and said it didn't matter because my size is just a number. Our weather here has been cold and rainy so I have not been able to walk at all this week and with the kids out of school I need to come up with a new schedule. Hope you have a relaxing weekend and are able to recharge.

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    1. I made sure whenever I went to the bathroom at work,which is frequent with as much water as I am drinking now, I took the long route there and back, trying to add steps. I invested in a cold weather coat but think I need to do the same in a rain coat as there is not really a reason I should give up walking just because of a little rain, but I hate the wet soggy feeling when done. I am so pleased with my friends progress, but she has a long road.

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  3. "We're lovely the size we are now", so true. Have a fab long weekend. xxx

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    1. I'm van enough that I want the improved figure, but really, it is the healthy part that is kicking me into gear.

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  4. We are all lovely at the size we are. I find that when I'm working out, even if my weight stays the same (the scale hasn't budged!), I still feel better. I think it's feeling stronger & more toned, even if the scale lies & says I'm still the same size. ;-) Have a great weekend, & such wonderful news about your friend.

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    1. My last day of my four day weekend and a bulk will be spent on my own well being. I think I'll head to the river with pup, and get a long walk in while he gets to smell the trail. How can we get that scale to stop lying to us?

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