End of Week 144 – Back Up Ten and Punt…..

Ok, I don’t know my exact weight, but I do know I’ve picked up a couple of pounds.  Today is the first of March.  I’ve decided I need to spend a month in a concentrated effort to reverse this trend.  I think I still have time to correct the little bit of damage done by winter circumstances.  Thank heaven it isn’t major damage.  It really is just a few pounds – less than 10. When March is over it will be Spring, the weather will be swinging toward warming, and I can get back into my salads and other warm weather stuff.

One of the things I have to do if this effort is to be successful is find a way to exercise more.  I am still going to the gym each morning before work.  Step 1 – I need to get up earlier so I don’t get to the gym late.  I need at least my full 25 to 30 minutes on the elliptical.  Step 2 – find at least one more time during the day to exercise.  I may try to get back to the gym after work (again!).  I keep trying this, and I keep feeling it is too crowded and I am too tired at that time of day.  I’m just going to have to “suck it up, buttercup” and get there!  If I can do this for the month of March perhaps I can get used to it and make it a new habit.  The Fitbit watch my son gave me should help me keep tract.

At least I have enough frozen veggies to see me through the week for lunch.  A whole bag of Birdseye Baby Broccoli blend is only 180 calories.  And since it includes lima beans there is some protein in it – 12 grams, in fact.  I am also going to try to get better at recording my eating on MyFitnessPal. It has been a little spotty recently.  Anyway, we’ll see if I can make this work.

This week I, along with the rest of the world, said farewell to Leonard Nimoy.  He was a talented actor, a visionary director, and interesting human being.  I grew up watching Spock and will continue to watch him as long as his various series and movies appear.  As James T. Kirk said in one of the movies, “Of all the souls I have encountered; his was the most…..human.”  Boldly go, Mr. Nimoy.

I’ve been watching the snow/sleet/rain coming down this morning.  Managed to get out and fill the bird feeders.  All my backyard friends have been chowing down!  Now the snow appears to have ended, and the rain is light.  The boys (son and his friend) and I will go out to lunch (someplace I can get veggies) and shoe shopping.  Then I will make chili for dinner this evening.  I’d like to get some reading and writing in, but we’ll see.

Until next week….


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