Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This picture was taken after the Blizzard of 2011. This is part of my backyard. Today it is melting. We maybe will have some rain today well this evening. The weatherman is now saying we may get major and heavy snow on Sunday into Monday. I can see patches of grass outside now, but there are still a lot of snow mounds out there. The river is still frozen over and if we get rain many people along the Rock River will be in trouble. The sun is out so I would like to go out and start walking. Yes it will be cool, but I need the exercise.

Since menopause the winters have been hard on me. I have just packed on the weight and I promised myself years ago I wouldn't let this happen. Well it has and I am embarrassed to be out in public, but I have to face my short comings and deal with it. I would rather sit and do handwork or sit at the sewing machine and not get up and move. I have been drinking more water and I still need to get up and move. The grocery stores haven't had real nice fresh fruits or veggies so I put off on getting them and then the eating to fill me up is all the wrong stuff. Yes I am guilty of being a procrastinator and think I will get better habits, but I don't this is why I don't make New Years Resolutions. I know I won't keep them. I really would like to have a bigger garden, but I can't dig it so I have to rely on someone else to work up the ground. What I have worked up I can handle. Weight issues plague my family and I am still not as big as my brother or sister. She has fought with her weight for years. Now I am having to also. I at a young age lost a significant amount twice and in doing so I know what I have to do to make it work. Now to kick myself in the kester and get going. Excuses Excuses is not going to be my Motto anymore. I hope. Yes I am setting myself up to fail. I need to keep positive. "I think I can, I think I can" remember that from the Little Engine That Could
Well her it goes I am dressed and getting my coat on and going for a walk. Chris

1 comment:

Exuberant Color said...

I hadn't heard about more snow coming, just enjoying the thaw. It didn't get as warm today as yesterday.
A lot of us fell into the weight gain trap at that midlife event. All we can do is think positive, think healthy, and move around more. I'm 11 years older than you, and believe me, it doesn't get any easier to lose the weight.