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Now more than ever....

Saturday, September 06, 2014

It's early September and I must renew my goals and become more disciplined. I've had a piece of very good news that makes me almost blush to admit: after three weeks approaching the North Pole, I have returned to reality. I gained a few pounds. And now I am working hard again.

Yesterday I found out that along with two other faculty members, I will be in London from about May 1-June 6th of 2015 in what is known as a "Maymester". There will be no more than 40 students. I will have a small studio apartment.

London! I must prepare for it. Even with the tubes and the busses there will be a lot of walking. And I will need to prepare for it. I will need to nurse my heart into greater strength. I will need to get my blood sugars down and keep them down.

I have renewed my commitment to Spark People. I am looking at a few Challenge Teams and trying to find the ones where I feel the most enthusiastic fit--the ones that will keep me on the computer when I am at home--and keep my away from the kitchen. (I have a long-term policy of never eating anything at the computer).

So---I have almost 8 months before I go and I would like to lose about 30 pounds and sustain greater weight in my strength training and make sure I get to the gym 5 times a week.

I can do it! I must do it!

I also must be in strong mental health to take on this responsibility. I still at my elderly age have a habit of allowing myself to get too hurt; to feel too guilty; to feel too sensitive; to enter, most suddenly, the zone of feeling helpless and hapless. So I will need to sustain the strength I have and gain some more!

I realize how lucky I am and I must keep that realisation at the top of my consciousness.

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