Well, here I am back at it again. Long time readers know that last year was a hard one for me. I felt lousy most of the year- actually I still feel pretty lousy-January has been challenging so far. I decided at the end of the year as the doctor bills kept rolling in and I still didn't know what was wrong with me that I needed to try some self help. I followed advice from friends- doing a little research first and talking to my general doctor- and started taking some vitamin supplements. I made myself accomplish tasks after work instead of crawling into bed like I wanted to and had been doing. I cut some foods that obviously were not agreeing with my body out of my diet. Sob. Some I just cut back on for now, but I'm working on finding substitutes that are just as yummy. Now....I've decided to try to work on getting my energy back and feel better on my own. I'm convinced that this year will be a summer of energy and fun. I re-joined weight watchers- this time online in the hopes that I will do better. Before, I would always skip or quit if I had a bad week because I couldn't bear the thought of having to face the "scale lady". Now my scale lady is my hubby and he gives me encouragement if the week goes badly instead of the disappointed look I always got at the meetings. I've also started out exercising slowly on the Wii Fit Plus game. I know it's not really like hitting the gym- but I'm so weak right now that those simple Wii strength training exercises are doing a good job of waking up my muscles and making me sore :) I had thought that I wouldn't post about this again, because I know it can make for boring reading..... but then I decided that I would because it is my blog and frankly- writing it out kind of makes me feel better about it all and stay accountable. I won't be offended if you skip these posts- they'll be clearly marked on the title each week. Marsha from http://sassyminidolls.blogspot.com/ has a weekly wednesday weigh in -- she has just joined weight watchers also-- so I decided to accept her kind offer to post along with her each week and encourage each other. My friend Laura from http://sunshineshangout.blogspot.com is still doing Healthy Thinking Thursdays too- she has a couple of pounds to lose from the holidays and she is such a support system for me- I decided to still do that post too. I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up with them separately or if I'll combine them some weeks and do separate posts other weeks, but maybe with all this support I can lose a little weight, get some strength back and continue to work on my food choices to find out what makes my body feel good and what makes me feel awful. Thank you to Marsha for inviting me to Wednesday Weigh Ins and thank you to Laura for always supporting me no matter how crazy I am and keeping up Healthy Thinking Thursdays. I need all the help I can get :) So---I'm going to be foolish here and tell you all that I am starting out at 167 pounds ( over 20 of that was gained last year through all my struggles with feeling unwell- ugh) and that I would like to get to 140 pounds. My suggested weight for my height is 125 or so, but I have never been that weight ever in my life- well, maybe when I was 10 or something. When I weighed 145 a few years ago clothes fit very well and I had the energy to play with my dog and garden- so I think 140 is a good goal for right now. My short term goal right now is 5 pounds- at which point I'm going to treat myself - maybe a new necklace or something. If you've read down this far then thank you- you're a good friend for reading all of this again.
♥ Hi, my name is Kim. I live in northern Minnesota with my wonderful hubby and my pomeranian Miko. I love dollhouse miniatures, art journaling, sewing, jewelry making, gardening----I really love to make things and I jump around from project to project a lot! ♥ firstname.lastname@example.org