Sunday, January 15, 2006

Getting My Act Together

OK, Becky over at Sketches and More (see sidebar) is on a quest to lose weight, which I'm joining her in. My beginning weight as of last Monday was 212.8 (God how I hate that two at the beginning). Next weigh-in is tomorrow, but I'm not sure how that's going to be, as it's the last couple of days before my period, and I usually put on 3-5 lbs. of water weight then. So I'll weigh myself tomorrow morning, but probably do it again two days later to get an idea of how my cycle was affecting things.

Based on past experience, my weight is intertwined with a number of other things in my life. So expect to be seeing notes on my attempts to a) Clean up the house (much easier to exercise, and concentrate on the rest of my life if I'm not tripping over things constantly). b) The quest to get published (because when I feel more accomplished I'm less prone to anxiety eating). c) The quest to get out of debt (ditto on the anxiety eating).

As of right this moment, my weight is 47.8 pounds over where I want to be. I would also like to be able to run a mile without switching to a walk, and to do a clapping push-up. My house is about 70% wreck. The kitchen is useable, but not clean, the family room isn't too bad, the dining room is OK, the living room needs the holiday detritus removed, the basement is good. Everything else (office, kids' rooms, master bedroom, bathrooms) is a disaster. Meals are not well organized, laundry is sporadic, bills are mostly OK, but running very tight right now. On the writing front, I have one short story submitted, and doing considerable writing and editing, but I'm not being paid for any of it. I need to get some more of my finished stories out there, and to finish novel #1 so I can start submitting it to agents and publishers.

And that's the state of the me. Periodic updates as I try to climb out of the hole.


Becky said...

After reading your post, I went and tried to do a clapping pushup. I couldn't do it either. I'll join you in your quest to perform these.

PerpetualBeginner said...

Great! I could use a partner in adversity. I have a hard time with explosive power, which a clapping pushup is really supposed to help with.

As feared, my weight this morning is up (214.6), but I will check again in two days and post again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's water weight.