Saturday, January 10, 2009

Last Years Goals etc....

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008---my new years resolutions!

I resolve to ... re-learn how to play piano (after a 12 year hiatus) - tried once
I resolve to ... do more good deeds! --never did? I don' think
I resolve to ... spend more time/stay better connected with family & friends * in process
I resolve to ... not spend as much time on Facebook! *HOORAY
I resolve to ... update my Blog more frequently *did for a while then stopped
I resolve to ... not let work stress me out so much * in process
I resolve to ... be more active and healthy *HOORAY*

Goals for Healthy Living Challenge- 2008
Lose and maintain 75 pounds --not quite lost 40 from 295-255
Exercise 4 days a week -- 2-3
Exercise for min of 20 mins each time- increasing to 40mins by Dec. -- was 35-45 mins
Learn not to "romanticize" food. My husband often tells me its all I think about- landmark locations by resataurants, reminese about trips by the food we ate. etc *** NOT SURE HOW TO STOP- STILL A PROBLEM FOR ME
Celebrate the little things/enjoy the journey(started this already- set up a secondary blog for my Non-Scale Victories in life- you'll see the link off my main page) ***yes
Stick to my new years resolutions that impact my whole life- not just weight loss * not really

Hmm ok... new goals ??
Short Term: 3 days a week, 30+mins each time (even if its just a walk or 2hrs of curling)
  • based on 3 days a week * 52 weeks that means I would like to exercise 156 times- new tracker for that (I'm behind by a week so I gotta speed up)
Medium Term: 30pds by 30 birthday
Daily: Follow Plan, Journel, Water

would like to finish up some of those things listed above.....
Looking forward to a weekend at home after all the travelling , doing some cleaning, reorganizing grocery shopping, curling etc...

Hope yours is a good one :)

Fat Prison- seen on a couple different websites-

I want to tell you about a very unusual sort of prison. It's called Fat Prison. Why is it so unusual? Because it's completely voluntary.
No one sends us to Fat Prison, we send ourselves!

What's it like to be a fat prisoner? The rules are very strict. To begin with, each prisoner must wear regulation uniform. This consists of a baggy skirt or elasticated pants. Most prisoners pretend they don't mind walking around in this shapeless uniform, but secretly they hate it. They'd much rather walk down the street in a slim pair of jeans.
Exercise is strictly controlled Swimming or playing with children is forbidden. And no prisoner may walk more than a few yards at a time. The penalties for breaking this rule include sweating, shortness of breath, soreness and fatigue. After a few years without any sort of proper exercise, prisoners become so soft that the very idea of movement terrifies them. If you don't believe me, go up to a fat prisoner and suggest a nice long walk in the fresh air!
Everyday life The main feature of everyday life inside Fat Prison is tiredness. Prisoners carry lots of extra weight around on their bodies, so not surprisingly they suffer from chronic fatigue. Result? After doing their daily chores, most of them slump down exhausted in front of the TV.
Even when they allow themselves a night out, many prisoners find it difficult to enjoy themselves. They feel awkward about their shape so instead of mixing with other people they tend to sit in the corner with other fat prisoners.
Prison Mentality After many years of locking themselves away inside their Fat Prison, many prisoners develop a prison mentality. They lose confidence in themselves and their ability to "go straight". They look at slim people and think: "I'm never going to be like them!" They think they are doomed to stay in Fat Prison, forever. Result? They let themselves go completely.
Bad for Health Fat Prison is very bad for prisoners health. Don't forget, the greater our weight, the greater the strain on our joints and spine. And the fatter we grow, the harder our heart has to work to keep us going. No wonder so many fat prisoners get ill!
Depressing Fat Prison is a depressing experience, not only for the prisoners but also for their families. In fact, the children of fat prisoners often grow up to become prisoners themselves. It's a vicious cycle.
Question So why do so many people end up in Fat Prison? And even more important, why don't they leave once they discover how awful it is?
Answer Because they prefer to eat cookies, chocolate, potato chips, popcorn, doughnuts, fatty meat and creamy desserts. They know that this stuff makes them fat but they don't care. They'd rather go to prison than give up their regular mouthful of fat. *Some may have other reasons
Are you a fat prisoner? Have you locked yourself up in your own private Fat Prison? If so, here's some advice. Don't waste another day of your life in jail. Get out now!
All you have to do is stop eating junk and start eating properly and you can walk free tomorrow.
It may take a few months before your weight returns to normal, but your tiredness will lift immediately and within a week you'll feel ten times better. So what are you waiting for?Get out of your Fat Prison today and start really living!