Friday, February 21, 2014

the call came yesterday afternoon:

"Hi Elizabeth!  This is Amanda!"
slowly & grumpily responding:  "yes Amanda" I settle in my mind this is definitely another telemarketing call.  hang up?  or give enough time to say, once again, take my name off the list!!!?  grrrrr!!!
fortunately I waited long enough to hear:  "I'm calling you back to work next week...."
"OH!  That Amanda!!  Hi Amanda!!!  I thought you were a telemarketing call!  Yay! I'm so glad it's you!"
So it week back to work for the tax season.  A few things to ponder and settle:
  1. Since September I have had the freedom of spending 2 hours at the gym.  5 days a week.  morning or afternoon.  a luxury.  not only a good workout but the steam room as my reward!  Now it will require a discipline to get myself there outside of work hours.  Especially since I have activities 3 nights a week.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights cannot be changed.  Neither can a commitment of going to the gym. Message to myself:  make it work beth!!
  2. O  the 5:00 a.m. mornings begin again!!  the older I get, the more I struggle with that early a.m. call!  Message to myself: you can do it beth!
  3. A sedentary job.  that means get up from that computer and move throughout the day.  walk on breaks.  volunteer for jobs that require movement.  Message to myself:  nothing can prevent me from continuing on this journey of weight loss and good health!
  4. Reminder to me:  You do well on a schedule.  Plan your day!  Plan your meals/snacks.  Plan your GB3 time.  Write it out.  Then live it!  And do it with joy!

"Be joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 
1 Corinthians 5:16-18


  1. I've been working 9 hour days weekdays, and all Saturdays this month (and one stretch of 12 strait days.) Only getting to the gym 2 times a week instead of my normal 3. I eat more carefully when I know I'm deficient on exercise. It's very hard to get to the gym on Wednesdays after work, but I make myself do it or my back will go to hell and I will be in a world of hurt.

    1. wow! long days! I know I need to keep going to gym and am still working out ways - that do not include going before work in the morning! not a good early a.m. person! I am so careful in my eating as I am still in what is considered transition to real food. gone from 960 calories a day to about 1100-1200. still more weight to lose. take care of that back!!! miss you and think of you often dear brother!!!

    2. 62 lbs as of last Wednesday. can't give up on the workout now!

  2. That's incredible. Can't believe you carried those pounds and never got diabetes. I have my first diabetes complication which is a very sore shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). I had PT on it this am and now all these exercises to try and get more range of movement back in my arm. Too many excersises!

  3. So glad you dropped those lbs, I think it could be that you are saving your own life. The work that 65 lbs puts on the heart, well, that's scary to even think about.