Friday, March 24, 2017

My day off

so here I sit ... 4:15 pm 
I have done good all day 
now I am fighting the snack attack 
I was busy today 
I just have to make it 3 hours 
silly how it is just a habit 
I am not even hungry 
hubby is home 
dinner is almost to the table
you're going to eat dinner in less than 30 minutes 
chill Karla 
it's in your head 
great day 
2 killer shakes 
awesome egg white breakfast with my son 
dinner all planned out 
update ya in the morning 
and I made it 
it's such a head game!!! 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dieting vs lifestyle

I don't like to think of being "on a diet"
I have thought that way before .... 2010 when I lost 60 pounds 
but that thought process set me up to regain back a lot of the weight 
I have dropped some of this weight ... 
but I don't look at it as a "diet" 
those end 
this is about living a healthy life
yeah sure sometimes I stumble 
but I persist 
I pick myself up 
dust myself off and keep going 
no quitting allowed 
setbacks happen 

I am not on a diet!!!! 

post inspired by my blog pal Sean

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fitness in your fifties

straight post 
let's just talk 

20's for me
babies, diet pills... ZERO exercise.... my idea of exercise at the time was coupon clipping and housework in a two story house... I was a size 14 back in the 70's now I think that is a 6... I pretty much ate what I wanted... never read a nutrition label... wait did they even have nutrition labels in the 70's? pregnancy #1 delivery weight was 199 and 
when I got pregnant with my daughter I STARTED at 199!!! yikes 
two kids... worked full time ... stretch pants, permed hair... Oh wow was I a train wreak! not a good decade for me ..... these were definitely my heaviest years and I wasn't a candidate for the Mom of the year award .... that's for sure!!! 
kids getting older... harder harder decade.... diet pills!!! whoopie!!! ahhh no!!! booze... 
yeah no ... isolation is the norm 

this has been the best .... improved my relationships with God, husband, my children, understood the importance of building relationships with other humans ... getting comfortable with being uncomfortable... understanding this is growth which leads to a richer life 
so bottom line 

it gets better
and better 
and better 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

just one single day

can make such a difference 
I feel like a rock star this morning!!! 
I did a Facebook live this morning about people watching you/me 
people are always watching what we do 
how we speak, our moods, our passions 
I want to be an example for my children 
to be bold, courageous, healthy, happy, inspiring 
yeah I have set a tall order for myself!!! wowsa! 
but when you entered college and looked at the syllabus 
you also were probably overwhelmed... like NO WAY!!! I can't do all that 
 but just take the next step
focus on the next thing you have to do 
break things down 
baby steps 
and you will (I will) get there 
it's a journey people 
today I will do better than I did yesterday 

Monday, March 20, 2017

writers block post

so here I sit 
let's see where this post goes .......
clothes shopped over the weekend 
that is a recipe for disaster 
of course I didn't buy anything 
tried on 10's 
yep they fit me solid 
am I happy about that? 
not even a little 
my daughter was by over the weekend and very complimentary 
does that life my spirits? 
what is up with this? why am I so hard on myself? some days I got this (in my head) positive, encouraging, inspiring and yet other days it's like the evil twin is renting space in my head... yikky yaking away and eroding my self esteem... who asked you???!!! 
no I think this is even better... ahhh LEAVE 
I need to serve the evil twin an eviction notice 
no longer welcome! 
get outta here 
go AWAY!!! 
thankfully the damage was minor ... a few days and I will be all good 
but it's the inner erosion 
the damage to self that I don't get 
yep I am a nut case 
lots of prayer for me today 
see yall tomorrow 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

uh oh what's coming?

So I have come to realize I am a dabbler

Definition of dabbler

  1. :  one that dabbles: such asa :  one not deeply engaged in or concerned with something
I don't want to be a dabbler 
This David Woods Podcast made me realize I am a maybe like 70 percent-er 

this sucks 
I have done Netflix binge's why not a self improvement binge? 
but listening to the above mentioned podcast made me realize there are so many things in my life I am kinda... sorta... serious about and health and fitness is the MAJOR area I need to fix this 
I do good... focused and then kapow off track by like a million percent 
it is because I am not a 100% committed 
I have commitment issues 
on a path to revamp my health and fitness commitment 
watch out world 
here I come 
psycho Karla 

Friday, March 17, 2017

where, how to start

~~~~~ warning ranting post ~~~~~ 
where, how, when to start 
I get ANGRY when people make fun of people that are trying to better themselves 
like really? 
there is some story going around Facebook about 
a fitness model belittling a gal with love handles on the treadmill .... grrrrrr 
where did you start? me? 
I walked around the block... ate frozen Lean Cuisine meals, 
and I rocked it!!! 
I started with 20 minutes on the treadmill....
everyone starts somewhere
people we need to hold each other up 
support each other 
be understanding of one another 
stop the hater mentality 
be more understanding of folks 
hey... you don't know what someone has been through 
and here I sit typing and I myself can fall into this 
~~~~ hater judgmental state ~~~~ 
people have adult children.... they will set you straight 
my daughter set me straight yesterday 
so today I am going to try my best today 
to keep the attitude supportive
smile on my face 
and Judge Judy at bay 
I will tell her shut it when she sneaks in my head 
tootles folks 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

the too lazy to blog blog post

from my Facebook: 

Dear homeless crazy man
I see you all the time around my work 
I know you aren't all there
You don't drink
You don't steal from my store

I hope you eat the food I give you whenever I see you
I hope your family has peace
You are someone's son
You could be someone's brother or uncle

I pray you have peace
I pray for you

You remind me to be grateful 
I have so much
I am so blessed 
I have a roof over my head and I am not worried where my next meal will come from

Thank you sir for reminding me to be grateful

lazy bones Jones here 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

tough day today

I know I have stumbled
I know I have gone slow
I know sometimes I have gone even backwards
I know not everyone understands me
I don't always understand myself
I don't give up
I try
I keep going
Slowly and at my own pace
In my own time
In ways and why's only I understand
Just hang with me
Smile and nod
I ain't giving up
Not today
Not tomorrow
Not ever
Gods got me so I can't lose

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thank you Betty White

vacation scale tells all 
no no just kidding.... 160.8 which is up only .8
I still have an award banquet to get through tonight 
but isn't this just life? 
we roll with the punches
hey where do I get those bright pink leggings... 
oh what? .. sorry 
Today is the Saturday AM workout 
checking in with a new friend 
and the banquet
hahahah just kidding 
see ya tomorrow 
keeping the food tight here 
tootles noodles 

Friday, March 10, 2017

vacation ROCKS!!!

back yesterday so we could have a full day of home time
Cambria, Morro Bay area is so beautiful 
I did good food wise  
walked my poor husband's legs off 
6.5 miles! he is exhausted  
yep... love of my life 
44 years we have know each other 
39 years together
30 years married 
time tested  
we love the Pacific ocean 
so peaceful 
recharges the soul 
last morning before we left 
we'll be back Cambria!!! 
today is cleanse, exercise
and I have to find a Dress for tomorrow 
that silly dress fairy is sleeping on the job 
she didn't bring me a dress for tomorrows banquet 
yep I will be dress shopping today 
eeeee gads!!! 

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