I’m back!

Well, it seems that life is maybe starting to get back to normal…maybe. My father-in-law’s funeral was last Friday and my mother-in-law is now all settled in her new digs at the nursing home, where she will continue to receive rehab for her stroke. She is doing quite well and we, her family, are quite pleased.

Over the course of the last week, my eating hasn’t been the best, but it also hasn’t been the worst either. I don’t think I have gained, so I guess I am okay. I think. I guess I’ll find out how okay I am at my Wednesday Weight Watchers weigh-in. This weekend, I had the munchies…real bad. No matter what I ate, I couldn’t get full. I started out eating healthy, good-for-me foods, but by the end of each day, I said, "Screw it!" and ate whatever I wanted. Not a good attitude, I know, but after the last couple of weeks, I didn’t really care. Shame on me. Some of the foods I enjoyed (kind of, anyway) included a doughnut, a small bowl of ice cream (I actually measured out one cup and ate it out of the measuring cup), about a third of a bag of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos, two small bags (like the kind you pack in a kids’ lunch) of plain Lays potato chips and a bunch of other crap. 

Although I wasn’t happy with what I ate, I still logged each and every morsel. And yes, each day, I went over my WW points. But, I still logged everything and for that, I am happy.

As for exercise, well…since I ran the 5K back in September, my exercise routine has been, oh, shall we say…nil. As in there hasn’t been any. None. Zilch. Zero. Unless, of course, you count the 800 times I have gone up and down the stairs to do laundry! Thank goodness my laundry room is in the basement!

BUT…and this is a big but…I am starting a new program tomorrow, Tuesday, that I am really excited about. Actually, I am more than excited…I am ecstatic, thrilled, elated. I get to have my first session with my new personal trainer tomorrow. She is a student at the tech school here in Alexandria. I am her "practice client." Each year, students in the health and fitness program at the tech school are paired up with practice clients and this year, I got the opportunity to be one of those clients. Yeah for me.

I met with her briefly last week so that she could give me the paperwork to fill out and then we set a time to meet tomorrow so that she can do an assessment on me. Kind of nervous about that. I may be able to run a 5k, but don’t ask me to do any push-ups! Yikes! I will keep you posted on how that turns out.

I am happy to be writing my blog again (it is so therapeutic for me) and hope you all continue to read it as I continue my journey to a healthier lifestyle!

3 thoughts on “I’m back!

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your father-in law. I am behind in the blog reading/writing arena, so I missed your earlier post about his passing. It is always hard to lose a loved one, no matter how old or young.

    Can’t wait to hear about your work with the personal trainer. How cool is that? I wouldn’t beat yourself up too bad about the excesses–it will all balance out when you get back on track. Plus, you aren’t that far off track if you are measuring ice cream and still logging every morsel. 😉 Good luck!


  2. What do you mean don’t ask you to do any push ups. As for everyone that doesnt know me, I am the personal trainer that she wrote about in her last blog, she is going to be a great client and i am so excited to work with her. Im sure she will give you updates on how she is doing.
    And for you Celeste, I know you can reach your goals and just remember i am here to help you get through all the sweaty workouts ahead.


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