Monday, March 27, 2017

Seeing progress again

An update. For the past few months, I've been following the Pretty Good Diet (TM). 100% alcohol free, 90% meat free, 80% caffeine free, 57.0002% sugar free. All the green leafies I can swallow.
It worked for a while. And by "a while" I mean a month.

The weight loss stats:
January: 9 pounds
February: 1 pound

Don't know about you, but to me that signifies a wee bit of a slow down. Something was off. So in March I started the part I was hoping to avoid. Yes, I started Writing It All Down. Everything calorie I ate. Every calorie I exercised. The lot. Plus, March being the start of Lent, I went 100% meat free and started fasting on Fridays.

(Word to the wise: do not attempt to engage me in civil discourse on Fridays.)

Snarling lion
Me when I'm fasting

It ain't pretty, but intermittent fasting has definitely had an effect. So far, for March I'm down 8 pounds. (Yes, I know. Keeping it off is another matter. That is a problem for Future Merry.)

This week, I HAVE to focus on getting the garden into shape. So I'm upping the gardening to every day, as much as I can fit in. Even though that means gardening in the rain. I am acting on faith that eventually, one day, if I'm very, very good, it WILL stop raining.

Monday15 minutes cleaningY15 minutes gardeningY60 minutes gardeningY
Tuesday15 minutes cleaningN15 minutes gardeningY60 minutes gardeningY
Wednesday15 minutes cleaningY15 minutes gardeningY60 minutes gardeningY
Thursday15 minutes cleaningn15 minutes gardeningn60 minutes gardeningn
Friday15 minutes cleaningn15 minutes gardeningn60 minutes gardeningy
Argh. A pox and a plague upon people who insist on back-to-back-to-back meetings. I should go back to trying to fit in exercise in the a.m., except that would defeat the goal of getting up from the desk every few hours.

Work, work, work. No matter how much I do, there's always more. I let it get the best of me toward the end of the week, but that's okay. I'll try again next week.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Just give me the coffee and no one will get hurt

Mondays would be all right if it weren't for the fact that people expect me to get up out of bed. And then to top it off, they expect me to work. Really. What were they thinking?

So I've been lax about blogging. I've actually managed to keep up with the exercising, more or less, but the cleaning/organizing has been neglected. The dust bunnies are gathering in the corner, waiting their moment to jump in and take over.

Okay, I'll try this a bit differently.

Schedule for the week:

15 minutes cleaning
Monday15 minutes cleaningYes!15 minutes organizingYes!60 minutes gardeningYes!
Tuesday15 minutes cleaningYes15 minutes organizingYes!60 minutes DVDYes
Wednesday15 minutes cleaningYes!15 minutes organizingYes60 minutes gardeningYes
Thursday15 minutes cleaningYes15 minutes organizingYes60 minutes DVDSemi-fail. 30 minutes
Friday15 minutes cleaningYep15 minutes organizing60 minutes gardeningWell... 45 minutes. Game called due to rain.