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Payday One

Day 33 in my journey to rendezvous with Mickey at the Magic Kingdom

Well this is it, the first in a series of paydays.  One month ago today I weighed myself and vowed to wait a month to do so again.  Today was W-Day (weigh day).  My plan for today was to step on the scale and to see what, if anything is happening.  Don-don-don-da….  I got myself naked this morning and boldly stepped on the scale.  13.4 pounds down in one month.  Not a bad outcome from making better food choices and moving more, hey?

Now, as my brother Gene would say, “That’s like losing a lifeboat off of the Titanic.”  True, but that’s one less lifeboat that I have to drag around everyday.  Right?

So I’m finding myself in a celebratory mood today.  It’s good to be good.  Ummm… Confession time: the night before last I said to Mike, “I want something that is bad for me, and I want it right now!”  His reply, “Hmmm, I can’t think of anything in the house that would be bad for you that doesn’t have sugar in it.”   Oh yeah, people, he’s got my back.  An hour and a half later right before I went upstairs to bed, I said contritely, “Hon, I don’t really want something that’s bad for me.”  He laughed.  🙂

Thanks for hanging in there with me, dear readers.  Meet you at the Kingdom!

Disney Vacation Club Fun

Day 32 in my quest to meet up with Mickey

Today is a sopping wet, gray day here in Lake Bluff.  We are promised severe thunder storms later on today.  It’s a morning that has spawned tornadoes and flooding throughout the Midwest.

If I had my way, my plan for today would be to read and nap the day away.  However, I don’t see how that would get me ready for our Walt Disney World trip in October 2015.  So, here’s my plan: to try to reverse some of the negative energy that is pressing on me today, I will do Tai Chi after work.  Then to work my arms a bit extra, I will do my Shake Weight.  (tee hee: see previous blog entries about Shake Weight)

We are members of the Disney Vacation Club, and we love, love, love it!!  Old Key West has become our home away from home.  With 150 points Mike and I and the kids/spouses can go to Florida every three years and stay in a three bedroom Grand Villa in the heart of Walt Disney World for over a week.  Woo hoo!  I thought it was 7 nights, but I realized yesterday in looking more closely at our points that even though we used a few points this year, we can still stay for 8 nights/9days when we go.  I am so-o-o jacked!!

And so it goes, dear readers.  Meet you at the Kingdom!

Starting to Mo-o-ove

Day 6 in the quest to walk with Mickey.  OK, here’s what I want to do in October 2015:

  1. Get into and out of the rides at Disney with no fear.  It’s a Small World is my favorite ride in Disney World; it was my dad’s, too.  You’re thinking, “No sweat,” right?  But it is very low, and my knees and legs are currently very big.
  2. Walk from the bus stop at Epcot to Spaceship Earth without needing a wheelchair or oxygen.  🙂
  3. Walk from our villa to the board walk at Old Key West without a cane, and without constantly looking for a place to sit down.
  4. Ride one roller coaster that I’ve never ridden before, maybe Rockin’ Roller Coaster.
  5. And more…

So here’s today’s plan: Today I am going to move more.  Every hour, I am going to stand up and walk or complete a task while standing.

I have been extremely sedentary for the last year, especially.  And I know why.  My mom died a year ago and the day we got back from her funeral, Mike received his diagnosis of prostate cancer.  I spiraled into a deep depression, that has only recently lifted and released me from its grasp.  Thank you, Jesus!  Now I have a renewed energy for life and would like to finish strong.  So with the help of the aforementioned Jesus and my inborn sisu and your support, I will move more today.

Still sugar-free.  The correct title of the book that I mentioned yesterday is “Trim Healthy Mama.”  Had a great talk with my health coach yesterday.  I’ll say more about that later.

Love and blessings to you, dear readers.  Meet you at the Kingdom.

PS: Title reference:  I rock like a cow, when I go to get up from a sitting position.  🙂  Ya gotta laugh, right?