I don't know what it's like in your part of the world, but here in Nebraska-land, we have the prettiest snowfall. Yes, I said that and I'm not medicated; maybe because we don't have six feet of the stuff non-stop for three months. The moon reflecting on the snowfall has been awesome. I am hoping to capture some pictures tonight and tomorrow morning when the moon is in the west sky. I'll share them if they are blog worthy.
I am dieting again! After the holidays, I found myself about 17 pounds over my lowest weight (since the big weight loss a few years ago). It didn't just happen during the holiday – it had been building. I went into 2010 about 10 pounds over, so the holidays were just the icing on the cake. I have started to watch my eating again and as of today, have 14 more pounds to lose. Doesn't seem like much, but when you are losing them for the second (or third) time, it's not too much fun. I have got to start going to Curves again. And I will. Soon. Someone please motivate me.
Actually, my motivation does come from my horse. Every extra pound I carry, she has to carry. And that's not fair for her, especially if I want to do more distance riding. Not only that, but I ride better when I am lighter; feel less like a bag of potatoes balancing on the saddle.
I lost almost 40 pounds when I joined Weight Watchers and Curves a couple years ago and felt better than I had in a long time. The problem I have is I get bored so easily doing the same ol' thing. Going to Curves is B-O-R-I-N-G. Working out is B-O-R-I-N-G. And the food you have to eat is B-O-R-I-N-G. Maybe boredom is just an excuse for laziness – who knows? I'm not genuinely a lazy person – I just have to be excited about what I am doing. I get about as excited about working out as I do washing dishes.
So if you are like me and can stand to lose a few pounds or if you have lost weight in the past, how did you do it? And have you kept it off? Do you ever get to a place where you don't have to think or worry about what you are eating?