Some people have asked me how I started my weight loss. My first few months in the blog archive explain it all.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

and a happy new year

I realize that there are many resolutions being made and the majority involve losing weight and so I just thought I would put in a bit of advice
Baby steps
Resolve tonight that during the first week of new years you will increase exercise 50% and not drink anything with calories for 7 days. Then in one week you can proudly and truthfully state that your resoluition was complete and that you are a goal finisher not a resolution breaker...
It is the ADD approach to New Years resolutions, it works, and it is delightful to succeed at something once a week! Just check back in and we can work on next week, next week: "Sufficient for the day is the evil therein" - (and I have no idea who said it.)

Calamity update: is anyone in shock that I am posting? 2 weeks ago I had a hysterectomy and I have been in bed. This is the start of week 3 and I am going stir crazy. However each time I get up to do something productive I am hindered by this stupid recovery time. I am starting to realize that major surgery means pain, bed, and, "oh what the heck why not blog from my cool new phone?"

I don't know if anyone will find me, but here I am - and unfortunately I'm not going anywhere!

11 comments:

Jewels and Ry said...

I am so glad that you are back but sorry for the reason why. My sisters (there are 4 of us) loved your posts. We are referring to them as we are working together to loose weight. Welcome back to blogging!

mindyluwho said...

In shock? A bit. Happy? You bet! I love your posts! Only I'm sorry to hear the reason. I'd wish you a speedy recovery, except that you might not post again. Oh well. I still wish you a speedy recovery! And a Happy New Year!

Cinderill said...

This is jewels younger sister Cindy and I have been waiting for you to come back. I too am in bed a lot lately but it is because I am about to deliver and everything hurts right now. I look forward to the new year, new baby, new body. So glad to have a familiar friend to enjoy the journey with. Welcome back!

A Mother Heart said...

I love your blog and was sorry when you stopped posting. I'm glad you added a new post, but sorry for the no-fun reason.
I've heard that a hysterectomy is worse than a c-section...and I've had three of those and couldn't imagine anything worse!
I hope you get better and back on your feet quickly!

Tara said...

I'm certainly sorry for the circumstances which caused you to post but I'm definitely glad you did!

Looking forward to more...

Denise said...

Wow, your blog is still on my blog reader, and imagine my shock when a post came up today! Sorry you're stuck in bed, though, yuck. I hope your recovery is quick, and you don't stop posting when you're mobile again!

Jennifer B. said...

Happy to see you back, glad for your good advice, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Amy C. said...

I was thrilled to see your new post. You don't know me but last fall I ran across your blog and I have to say that it completely inspired me to finally make some necessary changes in my diet and exercise. Your approach to the whole process really clicked with me and so far I've lost 30 pounds! If additional blogging keeps you from going stir-crazy while you recover, then go for it - it's great info for me! Get well soon and thanks again for your realistic approach to taking charge of your health!

Tammy said...

I love that you're "back!" I love your weekly resolution idea. I can do anything for a week--or even a day. I don't need to feel like a failure just because I didn't make it a whole year!

Calamity Jane said...

Shock is all I can feel. I am amazed that you all found me...honestly I was not expecting the response! Your comments made my bedroom a bit less dreary. And Amy - wow 30 pounds!!! You are a rock star! Congrats to you! This is all about the process of confirming that there is a God and that with his strength you can do all things. You all are proof of that! A million thanks to you all, I feel like I have been cyber hugged, and I really needed it. I have read and reread everyones comments far more than you have read my posts. Should I be embarassed about that? No, I probably should just chalk it up to more tender mercies and bathe in the glow. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Okay, so I am pondering how I am going to make the changes that need to be made. Thinking of resources etc. My mind wanders to a wonderful blog that stopped. It's stopping made me wonder if change was impossible or just what had lead to the end of the blog.
I actually thought about going to the computer to see if you had recently posted. Then I chided myself with the thought, there is no new post she said goodbye. I thought maybe if I got on and begged...I wonder if she ever checks for new comments...
I walked the house for a minute and decided to sit at the computer and check my facebook just to see if anybody else had an interesting life right now. Which lead my thoughts once again about a women who seemed to talk to my soul before..maybe just maybe someone else convinced her we needed her blog. I found the old link, clicked on it and it was a new post!!
Yippee!!! Someone is still out there blogging again and hopefully together we will adjust to these mortal bodies and achieve our goals.
thanks for coming back...looking forward to this new year with baby steps. (although I really am wishing for an overnight miracle.)