Friday, January 19, 2007

Memory Lane

I hope you'll indulge me for just a few moments. I've been scrolling through old photos and I came across pictures from a day trip we took to an island off the coast of Maine. Aidan was 4 months shy of his 5th birthday, Clay was a month shy of 3, and Lucy was 2 months old. The kid's grandmother and aunt and uncle and 5 month old cousin came as well.

We spent the day walking around the island. It was warm but not hot, a beautiful September day. We had a lovely picnic lunch in a secluded back yard. After poking around the streets and neighborhoods we spent a couple of hours exploring the tidal pools and rocks and shells on the beach. Lucy was still ultra portable and was digging her sling. I love to remember the days that we carved out specifically for each other.

These memories help me to shift my focus away from the daily stress and crap. They help me to look ahead to the next opportunity we have to relax and just be together.

Ok, and can you believe the chunkamonka that was is my lovely daughter? Have you seen such beautiful skin?

Have a great weekend, folks.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Thing: purely a journal entry

Here's the thing: I uh, stopped blogging here when things picked up at GNMParents. It's been a great outlet for parenting related stuff and for connecting with other parents.

Kind of like this site was a good outlet for exercise related stuff and connecting with other exercisers. Except I seem to have abandoned exercise.

So I am presented with a bit of a dilemma. It's my own thing but since I'm processing it I figure I might as well do it here.

I have made no significant progress towards completing my weightloss goals for the past 6 months (maybe longer). This is amazing considering I am pretty close to the finish line. It's like quiting a 5k with 15 yards to go. I have 5 lbs to meet my official goal and 5 beyond that as a cushion. So 10 lbs total.

Last time I ran was at the Jingle Bell run at the beginning of December. Before that it had been months. I was sore for 2 days after the 5k. I ran 3 days a week all summer long. Ok, so I hated it mostly, but I did it. Is it really just the weather? That's a pretty lame excuse seeing as up until this week we've had no snow to speak of and lots of warm days. (On a side note it is currently 2 degrees outside my house!)

The dilemma is this: do I scrap this place and say goodbye or do I use it purely to keep me accountable for my daily activities in effort to motivate myself to hit my goals?

I am not sure.