I had a hard time choosing the word that best describes the year I would like to have. I knew it would have to encompass movement and momentum and my hope to not only keep moving but to improve other areas of my life as well.
Living it would include doing the 30 min a day of exercise the doctor would like to see me doing, it would see me spending time in more social situations, it would see me building some savings and it would see me recovering more of the original Cherylann.
Breathing it would mean I suffer from a little less depression and even when I am down I keep moving towards my goals. It means working through bad pain days instead of using them as an excuse to stop not just for that day but for many days.
I have made a small start this year by attending the Art therapy group and spending time with my friend and even touching base with old friends and family. I've also started therapy and it is going to get even more intense in the new year. I have gone to the weight room and an aqua fit class and definitly intend to continue.
Bringing more forward movement into my life will include going to the Y five times a week, it means deepening my therapy so I can deal with all those festering wounds in my soul, it means attending and participating in some of the local social events, in paticular I am looking to join a knitting group and maybe take part in a poetry slam or something similar. I am starting an art journal group with some of the women I met at the therapy group. I also have two classes starting in January, one is only 4 weeks but it is the most crucial as it will be helping me with my diet issues.
Four more words to support my WORD of the year:
Christmas is less than 10 days away which means 2014 isn't far away. I downloaded a booklet yesterday that helps you create clear and obtainable goals for next year. As you know I've been in the planning stages since my birthday in October. Strangly enough it seems to be taking so much longer this year than usual. I think it is because I am starting to break free of my shell a little.
I have a headache and am not feeling so good but I wanted to at least start this but all of a sudden my inspiration is gone and all I want to do is lie down. Hopefully I'll get my head back in the game soon.
I do not know how much longer I will have access to the internet, I owe the ISP some money and they are threatening to suspend services. As long as I can I will keep sending from here but I suspect it will be January at the earliest that I can get service back. I will send from the library when I can. So I will be around.
Since the same company handles the house phone and cable it is possible they will go too so it is going to be a long boring month around here.
OK ... I have been pondering this question all day ... What is it about me that makes people say "you're so cute".
I have gotten that most of my life without really understanding why people consider me that. Most notably it happen's more often when I'm happy and laughing as I have been since last Tuesday after my momentous 45 minutes in the pool. I still have a hard time beleiving that was actually me in that suit.
So what makes a person "Cute" especially a woman 50+ years old? It would be nice if someone would tell me why they think I'm cute.
Have you ever been faced with a problem that is largely of your own making but which goes counter to everything you ever thought you knew?
I have always had a problem with rules; specifically the rules that say a good parent does this and this but doesn't do this and this. Yea I'm talking around the problem cause I am still pissed off but as I said earlier it is a problem largely of my own making. I do not know when I became my daughter's caretaker, I suppose back when she was seventeen and gave birth to a still born babe. Why did I react to that? because I was the one who talked her out of going to see the doctor the day he died. We could have saved him I think if we had gone to that appointment. And she would not have carried around a dead baby inside her for three weeks which caused all kinds of health issues for her both physical and mental.
Why did I talk her out of it? Because I was tired and neither of us really wanted to face the long trip to the doctors office, at least that's the way I remember it. Anyway so I felt responsible and it took her a long time to recover even a small portion of her former self. the experience changed her, made her over compensate with GD#1 in some ways and made her become irresponsible in some ways too, specifically where money is concerned. She spends to make herself feel better the way I eat to make myself feel better. In both our cases it has a huge impact on our lives but in her case it also has a huge impact on my SIL, GS #1 & 2 and GD #1 and to a lesser extent I suppose on me.
I compensate her, is that the right word, for the privilege of allowing me to be involved in my grandchildren's lives by covering the financial shortfalls when I can and asking my exhusband for help when I can't. He has more assets than we do but really not that much money, still he will help if he is able. Getting his money back to him is an issue, for some reason my daughter figures she shouldn't have to pay him back since I never make her pay me back. This time though...
It all began back in the summer when my daughter discovered payday loans, at first it was only a couple of hundred bucks which we could cover because my SIL was getting the hours to cover the debt and still have enough left for their day to day expenses. But then one of the places he works went into quarantine and he couldn't work there for a month because he might contaminate the second place. At the same time she took out a loan that I counselled her against of $640. Without the second paycheque there was no way to pay back the loan and make sure there were sufficient money for food & diapers. The cheque she had written went to the bank and bounced. The phone calls began. I kept telling her to at least make a token payment to them but she wouldn't. It sat like that until yesterday. Yesterday while the rent was in the accound the bank reprocessed the cheque leaving us with no way to pay the rent.
We have a very precarious relationship with our landlord. He is a bit of an SOB. We pay the rent in two payments because that is the only way we can do it. Half at the first of the month and half when the Child Tax Credit comes in. We had already asked him to wait on cashing the second cheque because my daughter had miscalculated how much money she needed for Christmas shopping. If it had gone in and bounced, as it was looking last night like it would do, our landlord would have presented us with a five day eviction notice. To help cover it my daughter had put the boys christmas present up on kijijii as well as their computer and a couple of other things. I freaked!
She has a history of buying big expensive christmas presents and having to take them back to cover one bill or another and I did not want the boys to be deprived of the nice gifts as their sister had been. After I vented some of my anger I called my ex and begged him for help, telling him to take mine and sadly GD #1's christmas gifts back to the store and send us the money instead. I offered him anything he wanted as long as he would help us out with this. Now I have added $650 to the amount we already owed him due to some of the wedding expenses; making the total we owe him about $4000. Give or take some, I have no idea how much it is or how much he has been paid because I don't know how many of the payment's I mads from their bank account she cancelled.
This afternoon I sent him $50 from a gift they got from some people who are helping my SIL stay out of Levenworth and she got angry with me because I sent it to him rather than leaving it there for her to spend elsewhere.
My mother taught me that the bills get paid, all of them before you even think about spending money on food or anything else. Because I have been covering her financially for a decade and a half now she has no understanding of why it makes me angry when we end up in a situation like this. My problem is I don't know how to stop doing it and I really need to before my ex grabs me out of here and tells her it's up to her to sink or swim. He has already threatened to do just that, to remove me from her household to keep me safe. I understand his reasoning which is why I need to figure out how to curb my tendency to protect her and the kids all the time. Plus the inherint stress in the situation has been making me physically ill and I really don't want to get that ulcer back.
So a problem largly of my own making that is causing certain people who are important to me to use me like a bank and through me my ex. A problem I need to solve ASAP before I end up back in Toronto where I realy do not want to be.
I was sitting here thinking about an email I received from a friend today. She has started her journey to permanent sobriety to which I say "Go Girl" but she was concerned that because she wasn't drinking she was eating far more than she should.
I thought back to when I stopped smoking and how I felt I was eating too much to compensate for the oral satisfaction that a cigarette used to give me. I thought I was eating too much so I went online and found one of those sites where you enter everything you eat and they give you the caloric and nutritional value of what you were eating. It's important to be honest so that you can get an accurate picture but anyway, so after a week or so of keeping track I found out that I was actually starving myself.
The sad thing about people with weight issues is that often we don't know how many calories we should be eating.We assume because we are eating several times a day instead of once or twice, (as we tend to do when living with certain addictions), that we are eating too much.
I found that because I am active with my grandsons, housework and walk most places I need to go that I was not giving my body enough calories. The other issue was that I most often choose junk foods to fill in the hollow places so not only was I eating too few calories I was eating ones that don't nourish my body.
I wonder if this is the case with my friend. At Super Skinny Me they offer a calculator that tells you how many calories your body needs in a day to keep itself running and to give you the energy you need to pursue life's little pleasures. For instance I am a 53 year old female who currently weighs 225 pounds and is 5' 1" tall to maintain my current weight I need 2006 calories a day; to begin a sensible weight loss program I need to cut that back to 1604 calories a day. These numbers are what I need without adding in any physical activity. The more active I am the more calories I can eat and still lose weight.
When I was 233lbs I did these calculations then followed up by recording what I ate and what I did every day for a week. What I found was that I was not eating enough because even walking up and down the stairs from my room to my daughters apt burned a few calories. Instead of the 500 calorie deficit per day I was actually closer to 800 calories which meant my body wasn't getting enough for even basic things like breathing and standing. Everything I've read says basically the same thing, it is as dangerous to your body to eat too few calories as it is to eat too many. Add in calorie heavy but nutritionally empty foods like potato chips and you make the whole thing worse for yourself.
To my friend and to all of you, do the calculations then go to a place like SparkPeople and record your daily food intake and your daily movement for just a week to make sure you are not fooling yourself the way I fooled myself. It is better to be sure than to be sorry.
I am feeling under the weather today, big head-ache, blurry eyes and coughing up ucky green stuff. I am not sure if I have caught a cold or if the CPAP Maching needs cleaned, probably the latter. Still now that I'm using it again i am feeling more rested which means the doctor was right it is essential to a good nights sleep for me.
Oh yeah the doctor, I got a 15 minute lecture from him regarding my non-healthy lifestyle; needing a proper sleeping schedule instead of the hit & miss one I've been using; a proper diet that includes lots of vegetables, which I would love if I could 1) afford it, 2) find the time & energy to go shopping for myself; oh yeah and the hardest one for me exercise 7 days a week for 30 minutes a day.
It's not like I don't know he's right ... again, it comes down to finding the energy and focus to make the changes I need to make both of which seem to be in poor supply for me.
Regarding the diet part, I have decided to go with the exchange diet since it was the one that worked best for me last time I lost a lot of weight. It isn't hard to follow but it does require a lot of planning. I need to get started on that part of it so that I can actually eat the way I'm supposed to. I've been depending on them to do the cooking and I really need to start depending on myself again.
More of that later. Have a good day all
It is probably the most difficult part of losing weight for me at least in the planning stages. Its not that I don't know what a healthy diet is or what a proper portion is. That stuff is pretty simple, where I get into trouble is the actual planning and preparation of the meals. Shopping for food, cooking it, storing it all that stuff. I don't have any idea what I'm on about. For some reason this part of the planning is out of focus and I can't get it into focus at all. I'll try again tomorrow.
I know I need to focus on the last two months of 2013 but my mind keeps moving into 2014, I feel like it is going to be an epic year but only if I plan it carefully and make sure I am focused on what ever it is I am going to do. My problem is I don't have a clue what is going to be that important for me to accomplish.
I can think of dozens of things that I want to do, learn, be, go to but to focus on only a few of those... I have no idea where to begin.
Focus one has to be the fitness thing, try as I might I can't put that one out of site but if I am working on it now is it for the new year or a hold over from the old year and I need to formulate other goals.
Do I need to plan it any way, yeah I know, dumb question, I do need to figure out what I can do to meet my goal of one pound a week. At the same time ....
I am having such a hard time finding the words to explain the turmoil in my head. Why does my mind keep skipping over the next 60 odd days, I can do a lot in 60 days, I know this and still I dither.
Nothing I do is pre-planned except medical appointments even the babysitting I usually only have about 12 hours notice sometimes less. I used to be able to stick to a plan, I used to have a regular routine but I lost it some how. Now I have nothing ... nothing planned, nothing organized.
Definition: success or a reward that you try to achieve, often by competing against other people
I don't compete in anything, I'm just not kind of person. It has caused me some problems but I'm willing to bet it has saved me from quite a few more. Still everyone should have a brass ring, something they would like to accomplish in their lives with or without the competivness gene. For me, I suppose my brass ring right now would be to make some progress , visible progress with the weight loss game. Hmmm that was an odd choice of words but I suppose if I can see it as a game maybe I'll be willing to work hard enough to win to my goal.
The brass ring for me would be to be able to walk into Ardene and purchase one of those tee-shirts I've been admiring, yeah their for teens and tweens but heck I'm entering my second childhood so I guess I can dress like a teenager if I want.
So I saw the dietician today ... I was happy that I could tell her I had done my homework and even went a couple of steps further. Which seemed to please her so I was pleased. My next appointment is Jan 2nd, figured that was a good date because it is in the New Years Resolution period. If I can go back having lost another four pounds and an inch or two then I will be happier still.
My homework this next month includes watching my carb intake and keeping it to 30-45 g per meal, she even gave me a food guide that actually spells out what they consider carbs. The second thing is to take one class per week at the YMCA, I mean I have the membership, I'm paying for it so I should put it to use. If I can work it up to more than that that again will be a big plus for me. That and I need to make an appointment with a fitness trainor and actually attend the meeting.
Next week I go see my doctor about my sugar, hopefully it is at a more acceptable level than it has been. Oh yes and I am going to a Dance Your Bones next Thursday evening, I am really looking forward to that especially since I will be going with my new friend Doren
As I sit here in the dusk of my life I wonder how would my life have been different if I hadn't gotten pregnant so young? I think about how my life could have been different if I had no struggle that final year of high school and gone into the programming program at Sir Sandford as I had planned?
Would I have passed with honours and found lucritive work some where? Would I have been able to live a proper life instead of the one I ended up living?
It is all relative I suppose. Could have maybe completed one year of college then got pregnant or I could have completed all three years and made it to Toronto as a tax paying citizen. Instead of spending nearly thirty years living on Social Assistance I could have been a contributer. Do I regret having my children so young? Not really but sometimes I wonder.
So many circumstances would not have occured if I had completed that degree. Though nothing says that what I did have would have been better.
1) Completed programming course at Sir Sandford
2) Got in on the ground floor with Microsoft and helped create the internet
3) Continued to upgrade my skills learning or maybe even creating programming languages
4) Switch to creating web pages or databases
5) Get out before the dot com melt down
6) Retire on my income from my microsoft investments at 55
Well it is a dream life!
I am preparing to take the next step in the process to obtain ODSP the last step, the legal step and my brain keeps going on about it. I think I need to get the diagnosis forms from my doctor and I need to talk to a lawyer and still it goes round and round in my head, whole conversations as if I'm talking to the tribunal and trying to get them see that I do qualify but on and on and on and I know I don't have the paper work and I know I need to go to my doctors office on Thursday and I'm tring to figure out how I'm going to afford that. My daughter wants 240 for christmas shopping and I'm worried how I'm going to pay our bills and the rent. On and on , she wants to spend the money and pay the bills and I need money to get to the drs and I'm probably not going to be able to find it unless I ask Rob and I really don't want to ask Rob but it may be my only choice, the ODSp letter is dated for the 25th so I need to get the paper work out ASAP but I've been so sick & depressed this past three weeks that I haven't got it done. I want to sleep but my mind won't quit racing, I have to stop sleeping during the day it is really playing havoc with my body schedule. I need to get active on the weight loss stuff again. I need to deal with all the piss ant stuff that piles up all the time. I have at least managed to get my closet done and the main room though I still want to go througfh my clothes and pare it down so I have a seven day wardrobe and a few things for exercise and a couple of dress outfits and give away or toss the rest with the aim to replace everything a piece at a time as I lose weight.Round and round my mind goes and where it stops no one knows. I want to get some sleep but it just isn't comong, I think I'm going to have to switch my medication to the mornings but then I'll end up even more tired than I have been. I need to stop sleeping and get on with life, I slept , have slept most of the days from Wednesday to today and I can't keep doing that, I really can't. It interferes with getting the things taken care of that need to be taken care of. I am supposed to do a budget and a grocery list for Ness & dean and I keep wondering why I'm still doing it after a yerar, she just doesn't get it and he is so worried about upsetting her that he lets her spwend even when he know he shouldn't. It the whirl finally slowing down. It would be nice if it would, The ODSP stuff is heavy, heavy on my mind because I have left myaself so little time. I hope I can get the paperwork and the legal stuff straightened out this week, It's all the time I have left. The doctor will see me near the end of the month and he is going to be disgusted because I haven't been trying very hard to fix the weight issues even though my body reminds me daily the wear and tear carrying an extra hundred pounds does. Roundy round, roundy round please my brain settle down so I can sleep. Even concentrating on my breathe didn't help I just kept going back over the same thoughts, I am unable to work, hell I'm unable to care for myself because of the depression and the fibro and even losing weight ias not going to eliminate either problem, if anything it will make it worse because I will need to find another way to cope besides eating anf playing computer games once the weight is under control, so I don't regain it and put myself into one of those awful diet spirals again. It's bad enough with the depression
On & on round and round but I am finally yawning and feeling tired so maybe it was enough.
If you are looking for a political discussion you are in the wrong place. I have voted myself non-confident. I was sitting here tonight and realized that during the last week I have eaten a lot of chocolate. I have been sick and depressed for a few weeks now but this was the worst week yet. I slept from Wednesday all the way through to Friday with brief periods of conciousness to empty my bladder and engage in some games that require no thinking. Oh yes and to eat and boy have I eaten chocolate & chips mainly. Talk about eating unconciously, it took me until just about an hour ago to realize just what I have been doing to myself. All the progress I made since Sept gone, lost in the morass that is depression.
The trigger started with the letter saying my latest bid for ODSP had been denied. Followed closly by my fathers death day and his birthday, plus the illness I suffered after I got my flu shot. So much has happened since the tenth of October. I think I am on the mend but the next couple of days will tell. Especially Monday as I need to make a couple of very inportant phone calls. I have lost the final notice from the Board of Social Services regarding the ODSP and I need to see if I can get it replaced or at least get a look at it as I do not know where it came from and I need that information before I can face the tribunal and I do not have much time left to make the appeal.
For the life of me I can not remember where I put that letter. I tore this place apart looking for it today with no luck, I am hoping it is down on Nessa's desk, otherwise I am screwed. Wish me luck!
I sit here cursing this computer because even as I type this I figure you won't see it online before the 10th. This blasted box is having connection issues right, left and centre and as if that were not enough I have a pain in my gut and another in my hips that won't go away.
I could and will blame the hips on all the rain and cold weather we have experienced for the last eight days, the pain in my gut well that is new or rather a renewal of an old pain. The last time I had it the H Pylorii were having a party in my intestines I think they might have recovered enough to have another one. Or maybe it is just the physical manifestation of the stress I have been feeling regarding this whole weight loss thing. It seems to me that I am terrified to actually do anything physically active beyond the walking I need to do to get around. The why is hideous and silly and sad, I feel like a cask just waiting for some big muscular dude to come along and roll me down the street. Or a more apt word picture might be a big pumpkin in an asparagus patch.
I know I need to do this, I know I should do this but I really don't want to go into a class full of other people and see myself as that one fat person who keeps acting like she's thin, which makes her look like a fool infront of the others in the class. Do I know it wouldn't be like that? Of course I do, I've seen one of the classes I'm interested in during a session, they do not look that much different than me in size and age range but still I hesitate, still when I think about going everything tenses up and the cramps in my gut get worse.
Irrational fear, totally and completely irrational but it stops me, causes me to second guess myself and avoid putting myself into the preceived bad position
stupid, stubborn and bordering on madness my fear of being laughed at or made fun of surfaces at the most unexpected moments. As mental blocks in is simplistic and you would think easily overcome but after nearly 50 years of harbouring it, it is so ingrained on my brain that it overwhelms all my common sense.
Almost time for bed, more later.
To Re-iterate the main goal is to lose 100 lbs in 100 weeks. Since that is two years and 2 months I think I need to break it down into much smaller chunks so that i can give myself a reward several times before I reach my ultimate goal and the ultimate prize, (a new wardrobe that I actually like). Before I get to that though I need to get a few things recorded and to set a decent recording schedule.
Height 5 feet 1 inch
Weight 225.8 lbs taken at 9:14 AM in my birthday suit before I eat or drink anything
Directions on how to take these mesurements was found at Super Skinny Me as were all of the following calculators unless I say otherwise.
Also this article suggests you take the measurements every couple of weeks so that will be my recording schedule, twice a month on the 1st and the 15th
Waist to Hip Ratio calculator says mine is 0.89 the recommended ratio is 0.85 or less for women with the ulitimate goal of 0.7 which is the ratio calculated to be considered the most attractive to men
The Body Fat calculator says I am 63.2 % body fat. The site I used suggest this is only a ballpark figure and to get a more accurate picture I can use body fat calipers or have a procedure called Bioelectrical Impedience (BIA) The ideal level for women my age is 16-25 % so I definitly have a lot of work ahead of me. This is one of the caculations I will have to do multiple rewards for.
At this point you may be wondering why I am doing all these calculations. I am doing them because I want to get as accurate as possible image of my current physical shape so that I can have multiple ways to measure progress. The more good news I can generate for myself the better.
Body Type is needed to find an accurate ideal weight. Using the calculator at Super Skinny Me I have been found to have a large bone structure. According to their Ideal weight Calculator I should be in the 125-140 lb range which I already knew. My ultimate goal is 125 lbs but I would be happy with 130 lbs
My BMI is 42.7 which puts me at Obesity level 3 which is the highest the chart goes, in other words in the worst category possible with the most chances of death from some fat related disease. For comparison sakes the chart also says my ideal BMI would be 22- 27
Next comes the final measurements
Basal Metabolic Rate: 1671 calories. This is how many calories my body needs at rest. This is the base the others need to be calculated from.
1) This is without an exercise program:
Maintenance: 2006 calories. This is how much I need to consume to remain at this weight
Weight Loss: 1604 calories. This is the amount I should eat to facilitate weight loss
Extreme Weigh loss: 1203 calories. This is the quick/ kick start level.
2) If I throw in a 3x a week exercise program it looks more like this:
Maintenance: 2298 calories. This is how much I need to consume to remain at this weight
Weight Loss: 1838 calories. This is the amount I should eat to facilitate weight loss
Extreme Weigh loss: 1379 calories. This is the quick/ kick start level.
3) And if I ramp it up to 30 minutes every day it looks like this:
Maintenance: 2737 calories. This is how much I need to consume to remain at this weight
Weight Loss: 2189 calories. This is the amount I should eat to facilitate weight loss
Extreme Weigh loss: 1642 calories. This is the quick/ kick start level.
The doctor has actually suggested the last one and I think for myself this is a good idea; first because it gets me away from the computer for at least half an hour a day and two because if I get to choose which days to work out I'll choose none.
Over 700 days which is the time period I am allowing myself I need a calorie deficet of 500 calories a day. As per normal this is devided into two categories, less food going in and more calories being spent during physical activity.
Just a couple of more things to check. If I go with option 3 and the kick start for 28 days then I need to figure out how many units of fats, carbs & proteins I need to eat to obtain that caloric intake.
Assuming I eat five times a day the breakdown looks like this:
|Calories/ day||903 cals||411 cals||328 cals|
|Calories/ meal||180.6 cals||82.2 cals||65.6 cals|
After the 28 days I'll switch it to the higher level
|Calories/ day||1204 cals||547 cals||438 cals|
|Calories/ meal||240.8 cals||109.4 cals||87.6 cals|
At some point near the end of the 700 days this will become my maintenance diet as well
The last calculator is the exercise calculator or how many calories would I burn in 30 minutes doing a certain activity. For now I copy and paste the list. Tomorrow or the next day I will be back to turn all these calculations into a plan.
|Walking 3.5 mph (17 min/mile)|
|Weight Lifting (moderate)|
|Walking 4 mph (15 min/mile)|
|Weight Lifting (vigorous)|
|Walking 4.5 mph (13 min/mile)|
|Racquetball: casual, general|
|Running 5 mph (12 min/mile)|
|Running 5.2 mph (11.5 min/mile)|
|Volleyball (non-competitive play)|
|Running 6 mph (10 min/mile)|
|Volleyball (competitive play)|
|Running 6.7 mph (9 min/mile)|
|Running 7.5 mph (8 min/mile)|
|Running 8.6 mph (7 min/mile)|
|Running 10 mph (6 min/mile)|
|Rollerblading/ Inline Skating|
|Running (pushing wheelchair, marathon wheeling)|
|Rock Climbing - rapelling|
|Rock Climbing - ascending|
|Stair/ Step Machine|
|Skiing - downhill|
|Rowing, Stationary (moderate)|
|Rowing, Stationary (vigorous)|
|Bicycling, Stationary (moderate)|
|Bicycling, Stationary (vigorous)|
|Golf - carrying clubs|
|Bicycling 12-13.9 mph|
|Golf (using cart)|
|Bicycling 14-15.9 mph|
|BMX/ Mountain Biking|
|Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking|
|Aerobics (low impact)|
|Aerobics (high impact)|
|Step Aerobics (low impact)|
|Step Aerobics (high impact)|
|Boxing - sparring|
|Football (touch, flag, general)|
The reasons for this battle are many but boil down to three:
The ultimate goal:
To go from a weight of 225 lbs to a weight of 125 lbs. To reduce my measurements by 30% and the total fat content of my body from it's current amount which gives me a BMI of 42.5 to a much healthier 24.6
Other than the reasons given above why do I want to lose weight:
The method in general terms: Lose weight by changing my diet to a healthier one, taking part in more physical activity, get counselling for dealing with the mental and emotional reasons behind my current eating habits.
The resources I will be using to help me in the battle:
YMCA membership & the help of a certified trainer for 6 weeks
Controlling portions using the accepted mesurements perscribed by the Canadian Diabetic Association
Counselling programs aimed specifically at persons with weight issues starting with Craving Change
I have a number of books in my library which I will read and follow their training plans
Measurements and a more detailed plan is in the works and will be available next Friday. I invite you all along on this journey with me, maybe we can help each other.
I had a fun week in Toronto! I got to participate in a taping of the I Love Lucy! show at a local theatre and I spent two days at Creativfest filling my well with color and form and all kinds of fiber crafts. I did not get to take the classes I wanted to take but that was my own fault. The first day I completely missed the aisle the booth was in that I wanted to go to and Saturday I had the girls with me so I had to keep a close eye on them. Neither of them are used to a big city like Toronto, where we live is less than a tenth the size of that city.
I picked up a lot of material so that I can get started on the rag doll and a couple of other projects I've been considering, since I sew by hand I chose small projects like project bags and a needle holder. I also picked up a quilt top which I want to put a backing on and quilt it for a baby blanket or a wall hanging, depends on what type of material I put on the back. For certain I will be sewing around the image to make it more three dimensional
November is National Novel Writing Month and I have promised myself that I will write 2-5000 words a day if I do 2000 words a day in 30 days I will have 60,000 words which is a respectable size for a novel I think though if I could get the 5000 words a day that would be a very good size for a book, a 100,000 words is pretty average.
I had planned on beginning aquafitness classes today but it depends on how I feel after I am done at the counsellors, either way though I need to get a tour of the YMCA, I have never been past the lobby of the new one. At least I have a swimsuit which is one less excuse not to do this.
Anyway got to get dressed, take Coco out and then head to my appointment.