My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

My Goals for a New Life

I'm old, almost 50. I'm fat. I have little energy. Bad health. Bad teeth. Bad habits. High anxiety. Panic attacks. I decided to NOT wait until the new year to make and start following new goals. I want a new life NOW. So... here's the changes I'm making in my life as of today:
  • new body: I weighed today. 270 lbs at 5'7". Fat, I know. And quite unhealthy, with various diseases, and bordering on diabetes. Plus, I want to get pregnant before I completely lose the ability. I want to mini-homestead so I can have more control over what foods we put in our bodies. I want to take better care of my teeth. Better care of my body, of my hair, of my circulatory system. I want to have a better respiratory system so that the next time the swine flu or other respiratory disease comes around, I can fight it off. I've started on this already. I've been up for about 2 hours. In that time, I've walked-in-place for 5 minutes (sorry, all I could manage), taken a shower, brushed my teeth, used mouth-rinse, and taken vitamins. Well, also packed my Hubby's lunchbox, started a load of laundry, and a few other non-me things. My goal for this first week: (1) increase movement, (2) take out all gluten from diet. Just that to start.
  • new mind: I'm tired of being tired. Of trying to think and it just being so tiring. Trying to keep track of all of our schedules, and not having the energy to do a better job. Not sure yet how to accomplish this, except perhaps, with a better body, I'll be able to sleep better.
  • new voice: I used to sing professionally. Now I sing when I get a song stuck in my head and just can't let it go. I want to sing more.
  • new income: With my disabilities, my income capabilities are limited. Still.... I want to pull out my old books that I wrote years ago, dust them off, edit, and see if they are sellable. Perhaps even get back to writing non-fiction again.
  • new parenting: I love my son, but I think I can do a better job guiding him. I may ask for help with this, from time to time, but it will be worth it. He's a happy 13 yr old, but he could have more opportunities to have friends. Perhaps joining a club, once we move.

I guess that's it for now. I'm changing my life. If you are too, I hope you'll join my blog and keep us updated!

Vikki

4 comments:

LilacCottageGoats said...

I'm with you with not waiting to start the new changes in your life. I think I will join you. I'm 43 and over wait and I'm striving to live a more self-reliant life too. I wish you the best, God bless
Kelly

Vikki said...

Same to you, Kelly. Keep us updated! Vikki

Anonymous said...

You go Girls! Just remember you did not gain the weight over night and you will not lose it over night. I am going to lose 15 pounds AGAIN. I lose it and then within a few years there it is again. The older I get (56 in a few days) the harder it is to lose.
I have many friends who have had the stomach bypass or by having the lap band surgery. They have all lost their weight but at a cost. Some of them look bad. Their skin and hair really tell you how unhealthy they are. One even gained weight after her procedure. However you lose weight, I am convenienced it all starts between your ears. Get your mind going in the right directions and the scale will too!
GRITS

DayPhoto said...

Thanks for push! I'm joining you in the weight loss goals.

Linda
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