Monday, September 17, 2012

Quick check in... physical labor!

So I am up a little... I've been hanging around 125.8 this week (as opposed to the much loved 124, haha) and now am at 126.2 this morning. Hoping it is just a fluctuation and not a slow creep back to 130.

I ate really well yesterday, stayed in my calorie range and ate very paleo. Need to get back on track with the serious exercise.... today is another day shoveling/pick axe-ing/screening out in the field, so that's good. No commuting this week!! I think that is why I was higher in weight last week: 3.5 hours in the car, barely 2 hours of physical labor.... this week is back to normal: NO car rides and 7 hours of physical work.

When the time comes for me to get a new job, a not so physical job, I have to get into the gym regularly. My body craves significant activity every day!

I will not overeat just because I have per diem and can go out to dinner every day. I will eat salads for lunch with protein to make sure I am eating vegetables. Lots of long walks with my guy, too :)

Hoping everyone out there in blogland is doing well.... I feel a certain amount of sadness for the general tone out there. Seems like a lot of people are giving up, switching up their blogs to not be weight loss blogs, making excuses, being generally unhealthy, struggling, etc etc. When I read a blog, I definitely root for that person to succeed, so I feel bummed when (a large number of) people aren't succeeding. Hoping that turns around.....

We are right before the holiday season, a time when TONS of people backslide into unhealthy behaviors. It's scary if people are doing it ALREADY!! I hope I can send positive vibes and maybe a good example into the world.... it's important to take care of our bodies.



  1. Hey Jeanette, Just wanted to let you know I am here and reading every post. My blog changed up a bit not out of discouragement, but because I reached goal and wanted to be able to focus more on my life as a maintainer. So far, it's going really well and I'm loving the freedom of a wider variety of topics on which I write. I love reading about your exploits there in NY and especially when you talk about things you do and see in Albany. Brings back delightful memories of our day spent there last summer. Sharon

    1. I was talking more about a trend of people who've changed their blogs because they haven't succeeded and are going to stop trying, I still enjoy your blog!!

      Also, I didnt know I had a word verification thingy.. I don't like doing them for other blogs so I will try to figure out how to change it!

  2. P.S. I would comment more often if you would remove the word verification required to post a comment on your blog. It really doesn't serve any useful purpose.

  3. I've noticed a similar wave in blogland. I actually had been contemplating changing the focus of my blog since it has naturally morphed into being about things other than just weight loss but we shall see.