A potpourri of ruminations about my journey to better health through Eating Less, Moving More, and Going Easy on the Junk Foods (Marion Nestle).
Come on in. Share with me in my personal voyage of growth and self discovery with a sprinkle of humor and a dose here and there of food for thought. We travel this road together to better health.
Last night, hubby, two grand kids and I attended one of the most
exciting games I have ever had the pleasure of attending: Mn Lynx vs Atlantic
Dream (they were both in the WNBA finals last year). Midway through the second
quarter we were down by 25 points. They are almost always a come from behind
team, but usually that is 10 or 15 points. After the half, and I am sure a good
talking to by the coach and others, they re-energized and slashed the deficit to
15 points within about 5 minutes. The crowd went wild of course. Every point
they inched closer created a wave of energy in the crowd that was just wonderful to be a part of. Folks were
barely sitting down. They tied the game at the end of the 4th
quarter buzzer and we went into overtime. They were ahead, behind and then tied
AGAIN at the end of that overtime and we went into double overtime. We won by 4 points. It was
the most exciting game that I ever been to (except when Brett Favre threw a late
touchdown near the end of a game against San Francisco)! Throughout it all the crowd was electric, chewed out the refs at times, but was never belligerent nor obnoxious like I
have witnessed in other sporting venues. Not only are our Minnesota Lynx women
some of the finest athletes in the world, but the crowd that attends makes it a
great venue for families with kids, including ours. The Lynx never gave up even
when 25 points down. They inched forward one point at a time to make an
These Minnesota Lynx and that game created a great opportunity for my own re-examination of my own weight loss
and fitness goals and targets for 2012. It is now the fourth
quarter of the year and plenty of time for me to hit some buckets. With just
over three months left in 2012, I am making it a priority to work harder towards the goals that I set out in January.
Here is a little overview:
Goal: "Overall, I would like to be solidly into the 150’s by the end
I am now at 169, so I think it is doable to try to shed ten
pounds before we welcome in 2013. Once I am in the 150's I will no longer be a member of the obese group. That is enough incentive for me. I really, really would like
to be just "overweight." I think
it will help me, too, to continue with my nutrition, fitness and wellness program
at a local hospital. I have about a month left in my original program, but plan
to keep going until I reach my goal weight, TBD.
000 stairs climbed
I did not realize that I had exceeded my biking goal until
I checked today. I am now at 2173 miles biked. I am going to try to reach 2700
miles. What I have not done regularly is walking. I have only about 200 miles
done, so plan to try to get in another 250. I cannot climb stirs right now
because of my knees, so that goal is not reachable this year.
So, as I approach the fourth quarter I am refocusing on my goals for this year. They are attainable and doable! Yes, they are!
What about you? What are your plans for the fourth quarter??
Thanks for reading! Have a great week! Stay strong and TTFN,