Thursday, September 22, 2011

Here it comes !

    Am I the only one that Spring cleans in the Fall? I Stripped my bed and washed everything, dusted, vacuumed, washed windows and started switching over the closets and drawers to warm comfy things.I may have the largest sweater collection in history.
     I also started cutting down the flower gardens and brought in hug bunches of flowers for drying.The mosquitoes are at an all time high, WTH? I slapped myself in the neck so hard I may have caused and injury.
     I'm going mum and gourd shopping today and it's high time to get the Corn stalks tied to the front porch .Inside I'll do something to the table and get out my ceramic pumpkin, maybe a few new pillow covers but that's about it. Outside is where the magic happens, I like to entise the neighborhood kids to steal from me. Sorry kids, no pumkins this year, they got washed away with flood.
      My "No Crap "diet is going good, I'm sticking to it and haven't even looked at a scale. Hoping that I'm building up to big numbers on the 1st. Nine days and counting. Wish me luck, I need it.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reinventing My Gutt, My Butt and My Thighs

Of course in order to reinvent myself I have to fight gravity and lose some freakin weight. I've been doing Yoga, lifting weights, dancing, biking a little. I'm acually trying not to over do it because I usually try to fix a years worth of sitting on my butt all in one day and then I can't walk upright for a week and never exercise again. So I 'm starting off with 30 minutes of straight out of bed exercising everyday in my livingroom and anything else I do is gravy.

 I also invented the "No Crap" diet. It basically goes like this. I look at my options and say to my self you can't eat that Crap. Just say No to Crap ! Junk Food, processed, premaid Crap . We all know what Crap is !

I've decided not to weigh myself for the first two weeks because that is usually the first step in talking myself out of all this self abuse. If that scale doesn't give me results in the first few days I  beat the Crap out of it and use it for an excuss to quit. So no over doing it, No weighing in and No Crap! I'll let you know on Oct. 1st how it's going.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Reinventing My Life !

In the last 52 Years I have reinvented my life several times . This is not about being an Empty Nester, Going thru Medipause, Being 50 Plus or Being Quote Un Quote Retired. It's about Finding a Reason to get out of bed in the morning ! What is My Passion ? Is there anything to get excited about ? What Now ? How do I fill the emptyness ? Is Lonely a disease ? Is it cureable ? Can we help each other or do we have to go it alone ?

Four Years ago , after I lost my Oldest Brother and my Mother and My Dog. I quit my miserable Job and never went back to work. As much fun as that was ! I miss my Co-Workers/Friends, My Paycheck , My Independance and My Identity , I kid you not !

I packed up my Desk and Immediatly took up having a good time like it was my new career ! I Taught myself how to Ski and went to every gathering of people known to man. If you invited me I showed up ! Did not miss a dance within 50 miles of my house and threw more parties than a Frat House . Summer came and I took up Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Hanging out at the Beach with my Grandchildren and Kayaking. I kept this pace up for 2 years without a pause for the cause .It was amazing for a while and I still enjoy all these things but I find myself alone 80 % of the time and lacking purpose ! There is a true emptyness to all this alone time. I have a husband and I have friends and a great family but they are all busy with their own lifes and Jobs that take up most of their time.

So here I am trying to figure it out one day at time feeling the need to reinvent myself one more time. I'll keep you posted on what I come up with and look forward to any help or coment you can offer.