Most folks don’t like Monday. I’m just not one of those folks. I have always loved Mondays – the fresh, clean beginning of a new week! I don’t count Sunday as the beginning of the week; to me, Sunday is a separate day altogether, not the beginning or the end – it’s just special. But Monday – now there’s a day with a completely clean slate! I love it!
This day, being Monday, did not disappoint me. We woke up to a cool, crisp, clear day, which turned into a warm, sunshiney, clear day. Gen, Kunk, Kenny, Missy, Dannye Reigh, & I went for a good, brisk walk in the National Forest (the forest begins where our road ends), the we got in a little visit before they went home to do their Monday things. Missy stayed here because I am homeschooling her. I had told her we were doubling up today since she missed a couple of days last week – once due to my illness, once due to hers – so we got to work quickly. She mostly does her work on her own, so homeschooling her doesn’t really intrude much on my day.
While Missy was schooling, I was working on my Weight Watchers tracking planner. Have I mentioned that I joined WW online? I was trying to work the plan without actually joining, but was finding myself lost and binging way too often! So I actually joined last Wednesday. I have about 60 pounds to lose, but I’m working hard at not dwelling on that number. I’ve about decided that if I will simply dwell on eating right and exercising, my habits will have more of a chance to change permanently rather than the “dwelling on the weightloss itself and when I’ve lost enough weight, I can eat all I want” way of thinking I’ve always had. I’ve done well my first week. I’m only weighing in once a week, so I don’t know if I’ve lost any weight; but I DO know that I’m cutting out a bunch of junk I was eating, and really cutting back on portion size. This, my friends, is a good thing!
Jeanne (Gen) is doing the plan with me. Missy is signed up, but is having a little bit of trouble sticking with it. She’s young, and forgets about the plan so easily. I think that as I work on it, perhaps it will help her make better choices, and help get her in the eating-better mindset! Dannye is also watching her weight, but is still at the age where she can just push back from the table a little and lose weight! Dan, Gen, Missy, and I have also been trying to walk together several times a week. We’ve not been as consistent as we’d like, but we’re working on it. As I said before, Dave (Kunk) and Kenny joined us this morning. It was so much fun to have them with us. We walked about 1.5 miles, which isn’t a great distance, but when you’re as fat and out of shape as I am, it’s a great beginning! Weight Watchers has some helpful articles, and several on walking. I’m hoping to incorporate their suggestions into my exercise program so I can build up more strength, as well as lose more weight.
So after the walking, the visiting, and the schooling, I got all cleaned up and went off to town to run errands. The vet, the feed store, and Walmart were on the agenda, and I had a nice outing all by myself! I even forgot my phone, so no one could call me if they’d even wanted to. I wasn’t out a terribly long time, which is unusual for me – I’m a terrible dawdler!! But Dan had Bible Study tonight, and I didn’t want Bill to be home by himself. He’s still not supposed to be up and about, and pretty much has to be waited on hand and foot (pun intended!). He has an appointment tomorrow with an orthopedic surgeon, so perhaps we’ll get some direction on what to do, and how long he’ll be laid up.
Tomorrow is another Family Day, which begins a little early in the morning. I’d better get off here and get some sleep – I don’t want to be late for Starbuck’s!
God bless your day!!