Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Monday, October 01, 2012

2012 October 1st

October is here, my favorite month! Halloween, cooler weather, fall colors, hot apple cider, hot cereal in the mornings...

My journey this year has continued. Rather than thinking of it as a diet or weight loss plan, its just some small incremental changes I needed to make in my life.

Thanks to my friend Kat I finally have started down the road of adding regular exercise to my life again! THANK YOU THANK YOU! 2x a week is my goal. Saturday morning was my first real exercise in forever and while I didn't work too hard (wanted to avoid burnout) I did have some sore Ab muscles along the place where my C-Section scar is. I felt good after working out, and that is part of what I miss about the times in my life when I was exercising.

My weight this morning is 192, my size 18 jeans (which i have been wearing so long and stressing the seams by being overweight they are actually getting holes in them) are looser on me. I want to dig out their size 16 exact copies out of storage to avoid having to buy new jeans. My dressy pants which were just bearable to wear last winter are now comfortable. I have been checking my weight only at the beginning of each month and it has seen a slow and steady decline, just a lb or 2 a month.

I continue to avoid milk, sour cream, cream cheese, most cheese (all soft cheese), dishes made with cream, milk chocolate and items which were made with small amounts of milk or butter. I didn't see a complete eradication of lactose intolerance symptoms so I have started to be more lax on the "items that are made with milk and butter" part. I continue to rotate in places for lunch I didn't go to before with healthy options like Subway, Pho Tai, Chipotle, and Panera.

I still eat fast food entirely too often, and have from January till now not done but maybe one or two workouts. We also have not really increased our nights where we eat dinner at home together, I know if we did that it would even greater help my healthy food choices.

Nutrition: The severity of my attacks has gone down dramatically however the frequency doesn't really seem to have. Goal going forward is to take better track. Found out in Sept that I'm not allergic to any spices (a sometimes cause of intermittent attacks). 
Home: Started cleaning out excess stuff, got rid of 270 items from my house this year, and started packing up and moving out things that were always in the way but that we don't want to sell or give away like clothes and toys from Lydia that we want to keep for the next kid, clothes too small for me that I want to shrink back into etc. Preserved a lot of the tomatoes from the garden, and even got some peppers frozen just last night. Still some green and under ripe tomatoes camped out in the kitchen. If they turn then there will be more processing to do! 
Finance:  Refinanced our home with a loan modification(summer), got a bad charge removed from my credit report (summer), started a more permanent solution to an emergency back up fund with a CD Ladder(fall).
Family: SHad a great fall vacation with my husband and kid. Short but a great introduction to family centric vacations with young kids. Only had one public meltdown (the 3year old not the parents). Continued chore chart with my daughter and contemplated starting one of my own for keeping track of eating well, working out and other habits I want to reward!
Weight: 192