Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Poppies, Weight Loss and Six Word Saturday...

from Google images....

Poppies are such happy little flowers...
I've been googling images
hoping it will distract
the spasms in my back...

I need to exercise....but I don't want to.  Otherwise I would do more of it...maybe it is the heat?  No, it is an intense dislike for exercise....unless it involves dancing I'm not interested.  We are hibernating inside the house to stay cool. 

While eating lunch the other day, I was playing a game on my iPad.  I decided every time I got a 15 free spin bonus, I would stand and do the Twist to the zippy music...Fortunately, or unfortunately, the free spins kept coming and I kept Twisting, until it was easier to just stop playing the game.

Yesterday I woke up sore from my ribs down to my waist...and my back, right side ribs are spasming...
The numbers on my scale this morning indicate my anti exercise attitude needs to change.

Looking back, I remember myself saying, "Oh my Lord....there is NO WAY I'm going to weigh...." and then not only do I pass that weight, but continue to gain even more.  I have said it before, but I far surpassed the weight I was when I was pregnant with my both my girls more than 33 years ago...
I NEVER thought I would ever weigh what I do...and I have only myself to blame.

I scheduled my MRI with and without contrast for next Tuesday.  Despite my claustrophobia, I have had to change my attitude.  I can be brave and endure for 45 minutes.  I will take the sedation meds and focus on the faces of my three grand sons...their faces will get me through...

I want to be a happy, cheerful little Poppy, so I have to change my attitude and thinking... 
I don't want to, but I am going up to our gym, with my bathing suit and walking the pool.  Every day I vow to move for at least one hour in some form of exercise.  I want to live.  I want to lose weight, therefore I must move.  I confess this to the world to be accountable for my actions.

Living in denial, stunts my life.



Linda said... sound like me. I try to get up from the chair and walk in front of the tv, through a 30 minute tv show, so it doesn't feel so much like exercise. Ha! I do that a couple of times a day.

Walking is about all I can do right now for exercise. I am going to try to do more now that it isn't so hot outside, I may also hit the sidewalks!

You go girl! I will follow! (:>)

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

DJan said...

I am rooting for you, Donna. I know you can get well, but you also have to give yourself permission to fall down... and then get back up again. I am wishing you all kinds of help, love and hugs. Thanks for writing, I've been wondering how you are doing.

McGuffy Ann said...

What a genuine, honest, revealing post!
I respect that!
McGuffy's Reader

That corgi :) said...

Good for you, Donna, for coming up with a plan for exercise and dumping the excess weight. I'm not an expert (but an expert in losing and gaining the same pounds, LOL) but I have read that it is good to give the body a rest from exercise, so maybe shoot for 5 days a week for exercise? I used to do that (struggle to try to get out to exercise these days; we usually make it lately about 2 days a week to the gym), but when I was exercising consistently 5 days a week, I would take the weekend off. Go too with small changes with diet; I'm doing that here; like not eating chips with lunch like I used to, not having seconds, the weight might come off slower, but maybe it will stay off this time.

good luck with your endeavors! I know you can be that Poppy you want to be!


Mehul said...

I wish you all kinds of help, love and hugs. Thanks for sharing, I've been wondering how you are doing now.

- Mehul
stone range hood

Kerin said...

You are going to do great!
You deserve the best, and treating yourself like a queen!
Way to go!!

Keep up the positive attitude and actions :)

Smiles :)

CiCi said...

Facing it and saying it out loud (so to speak) as you do here, does make it real. I wish you strength and determination in reaching your goal. I hear it is indeed warm out there right now. My mom is in assisted living in North Las Vegas and she wants to move back to her senior apartment in Henderson. We shall see. I will go see her mid Sept. Lots to do. Stay focused. I am not the one to talk, I have gained weight since hubby left, and is not ex-hubby.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I am sorry that you are finding it so difficult to get motivated to take exercise, sending fitness vibes your way.