Time for me...

WOODSANDWIND - 8:24PM PDT, Oct 14th 2012

woodsandwind
Up nort'

decided to not go back to work. My time is too valuable to be waiting on customers. If it was a job I really wanted, maybe. But this job isn't it.

On to Plan B.

Last Edited: 7:16am PDT, October 15th 2012

BRIANMCD - 8:13AM PDT, Oct 15th 2012

brianmcd
Indianapolis, IN

Good for you,

Sometimes it is better to focus on your needs. If you did not like the job you were at; it is a good thing you left. Plan B is sometimes a better one anyway.

Brian

SW: 392
CW: 363 (-29)
IGW: 342
GW: 208
PAW challenge 460/600


TMOORE1 - 8:19AM PDT, Oct 15th 2012

tmoore1

Plan B it is. Find what works for you.

Toni

can do it. I will do it."


WOODSANDWIND - 11:38AM PDT, Oct 16th 2012

woodsandwind
Up nort'

Plan B

Time for me to do what I want

PLUS

Time to do what I HAVE to do.

Since I am not working outside of my home, I really don't have any excuses for being fat.........since I have all day to work on losing weight.

The problem is I don't work on losing weight. I work on making quilts.

Time to get outside and enjoy the sun. Daylilies and crocus to plant.

ANY movement is better than none.
Nothing bad is going to happen if I sweat and get sore. Actually, the opposite will happen..........good things!

Ev

May we all be filled with sisu - the tenacity to keep fighting the good fight!


TMOORE1 - 2:35PM PDT, Oct 16th 2012

tmoore1

Ev - what kind of an exercise plan do you have?

You are correct, any exercise is better than none. But it helps to have an organized plan. What do you/can you do? What have you tried? What do you like?

Toni
"I can do it. I will do it."


WOODSANDWIND - 10:13PM PDT, Oct 16th 2012

woodsandwind
Up nort'

I don't have any plan. I do have a Schwinn Aire-Dyne but rarely ride it. I have some yoga DVDs that I don't watch.

I really don't do much. I can't swim....I'm allergic to chlorine. I can't run cuz of my ankle. This summer was a bummer cuz I hurt my back and was laid up for 5 weeks from July to mid August.

I'm not making excuses. I can walk. That's about it.

BUT I have severe agorophobia......you probably have read about people who never leave their house. I'm not quite that bad. I can drive if the weather is good and I'm not in a panic mode. And I can ride my bike but it's hard to do it in town. It's almost winter here in MN so the bike is put away til springtime. I can walk but won't go for more than 2 blocks from my house cuz of the agorophobia.

And I am broke most of the time. I'm on disability and have been weaning myself from my husband's income so that I'll be used to it when the divorce is final.

So there you have it. I'm just glad I can still walk!!!

Ev

May we all be filled with sisu - the tenacity to keep fighting the good fight!


TMOORE1 - 5:24AM PDT, Oct 17th 2012

tmoore1

Walking is great exercise! Don't put it down as a last resort. It's great that you can walk.

And there's still plenty of other things you can do that are free and/or very cheap.There's a thread somewhere here on 100+ about "barriers to exercise" where we talked about it a lot.

You need to also build strength and work on balance. "Core" is the buzz word they use at the gym the days. When I was at my heaviest (almost 400) my trainer had me stand on one foot for 30 seconds. That's it. At first I could only do it while touching a wall. Eventually I weaned off touching and could just balance. Turns out all those balancing muscles are really important (they keep one from falling) and using them activates muscles all over the body.

You can also sit and do upper body (back, arm, shoulder) exercises. Google "chair aerobics". Instead of dumbbells, you can use everyday objects - a bottle of water weighs about 2 pounds.

The idea is to just move. Studies show that overweight people not only tend to sit a lot (duh, we know that!) but that we sit very "still". We don't burn calories. Just breaking that habit, get yourself fidgeting, will help.

And keep walking of course. <hugs>

Toni



"I can do it. I will do it."


WOODSANDWIND - 10:04AM PDT, Oct 17th 2012

woodsandwind
Up nort'

You hit it on the head. Some days when I'm sitting I am barely breathing!!! I think I am such a relaxed person that my whole body goes into a zombie mode.

I do have some hand weights that I can use. And I can get my butt of the chair and sit on my aire dyne instead of the rocking chair.

The hard part is to get off the danged computer. In my life before the computer, I actually had a life. I was more active. I did things because there was nothing else to do. Now I can sit and putts on the computer for hours and hours, and never accomplish a thing. Sad, hey?

I think I use it to fill the void in my life. I don't feel lonesome when I'm on the internet, and I don't have to deal with rejection (real or imagined) from men. It's just a tool to escape reality, as is TV.

Which brings me back to the "waiting game". Maybe it isn't waiting for life. Maybe it's avoiding. Or fear of.

I guess it's just easier to sit alone, doing nothing, than .................????

When I figure that out, I'll know why I'm doing this stuff...sabotaging any chance of a good life.

I touch the edges of reality but never really embrace it because there is no one there for me.

Ev

May we all be filled with sisu - the tenacity to keep fighting the good fight!


TMOORE1 - 10:52AM PDT, Oct 23rd 2012

tmoore1

How are you doing Ev? Haven't heard from you in a couple of days.

Toni

"I can do it. I will do it."


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