Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Long time no post....

....and for that, I apologize. Lots of reasons, none of which really amount to much in the long run.

I am working to get back on track, and I have started by getting back to a weekly meeting. I found one that works best with my schedule, and I am doing my very best not to miss! Over three of the last four weeks, I'd had losses -- small ones, but still with the MINUS in front of them. This week, no. But I know what happened and will correct it. I feel hopeful again.....

And with that, I'm up for some challenges -- good challenges, that is!
1) Weight Watchers' LifeLiveActive -- just started last week and goes through July 14. I am also taking part in a challenge with myself and my working leader (as opposed to my meeting leader) .... we're biking to work on the last morning of the LLA campaign!!! And as of just a few moments ago, I am 95% on the way to procuring a real-live bike for myself for this..... keep in mind, I haven't owned a bicycle (other than a stationery one) since high school. Actually riding one again as an adult is going to be interesting! Thank God for Craigslist and this nice family not too far from me that had one for sale (picking it up tomorrow)......

2) As part of Set a Summer Goal topic this week, I had also accepted a challenge in the WW Community section of e-Tools to aim for 10% by September 1. To do that, I'll need to drop over a pound a week to get there. But that's okay -- I can do this! I bought a posterboard for myself to make a calendar: one that I can cross off each day and put stickers on them -- almost like a child's chore chart..... hey, whatever it takes!!

3) My company is ALSO doing a walking campaign at the same time that WW launched LiveLifeActive.... PERFECT timing. So I'm trying my best (as wellness coordinator) to encourage people to move a little more. It's hard to do when our jobs are so dependent on PC's -- not mobile devices but actual PC's, so we sit. A lot. That was part of my problem last week -- so much data entry to be done and work to be done for month-end closing that it was hard to get away for much more than potty or lunch breaks. One of the ideas that I have had is to do a "Brain Break Walk" a couple of mornings a week --- just a quick 10-minute lap or two around the building (inside the building today, with the rain). I'd really like to make it at least 3 days a week -- for longer than the campaign!!

I know what to do. I know I have the skills, the courage, the tenacity. I have support out the wazoo. I have the tools I need. What I need is a little divine cosmic oversight to bring it all back together again! :)

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