Thursday, November 12, 2009

Days 9, 10 & 11.

It hasn't taken me long to realize that I've over extended myself.  I don't recall that I've provided you very many personal facts in this blog (and I'm too lazy to check at the moment) but here are a few if you're interested.

  • I am a full time mother to three kids and I have three step-kids.  The step-kids will be here the entire week of Thanksgiving.
  • I am a full time employee, and HR Manager. Our organization employees 1200+ employees and I'm responsible for all the HR features that support the organization and associated employees.
  • I am a wife.  My husband works.  All. The. Time. This leaves me to essentially be a single parent a lot of the time.
  • I teach a continuing education/certification class about twice a semester.
  • I'm trying to write a book on the side, which is my true passion
  • I have a ton of people scheduled to be at my house on Thanksgiving. 
So, with all that said, I hope you all will understand that though I said I'd post daily, I won't be able to keep that schedule.  I haven't posted in three days just because of the sheer volume of work I've been doing at the office.

The goal of this blog is to help get me healthy, not just to get me to weigh less (thought that is a major party of it). In being healthy, I firmly believe, and I think research backs this up, that a person must know his or her limitations and manage their time in a manner that it is productive, and not a huge stressor.  So, that is what I'm going to do.

I'll still post here, especially my weigh ins, my goals, the associated successes and/or failures, the occaisional rant, etc. But, it won't be daily. 

So...on with the regulars.  My No Dr. Pepper Goal has been met and continues to be successful this week.  I've now walked twice on the treadmill and have three more times to do so between now and Sunday to meet my goal.  My food intake has been reasonable.  I haven't really made any concerted efforts toward modifying my diet, and keep in mind that hasn't been a goal yet.  I did have some blood taken yesterday for a wellness panel.  I'll share the results next week.  It should be something else that I can measure my success against in a year when I finish this blog!