Saturday, September 10, 2011


I have a lot of stuff I want to do that requires me to get more weight off. So, I am going to get more weight off. Sound good?

I have been very active with my pup in dog sports this summer, but also am limited by my joint issues. I know my knees are shot and hips are not far behind, but I have a dream that maybe, just maybe if I get enough weight off these joints and build up my strength, I will be able to do more... like actually trial in agility instead of just taking beginner classes for fun. I'd love to be able to move quickly enough to do that. I don't have to be able to run; I am told some people do agility from a wheelchair with their dogs. But I do need to be able to trot around a bit. Right now, that is difficult. Walking fast is fine, doing stairs is fine, climbing hills is okay. But the knees cannot take much jarring. I dunno, it might be a pipe dream, but I'll never know if I don't try.

I want to lose about 40 or 45 more pounds and I would love to accomplish this by next summer. Spring, even. I have never been much for setting time-sensitive weight loss goals; my body does what it does, I have setbacks and successes along the way, and I never can tell where I will be in 6 months. But, I have an *activity* goal here, to be able to participate in more dog sports next summer, and in order to do that I have to be lighter. So we will see. I am focusing on that as another goal.

Today I baked a cauliflower pizza and it was delicious. I cooked up a huge head of cauliflower, rough mashed it a bit, and got enough to make 2 pizza crusts and 2 servings of cauliflower mashed "potatoes." I froze each serving separately for future use.

I am very mindful that tomorrow is the ten-year mark of the 9/11 attacks. Let's all be mindful and remember those lost, those who have served and are serving for our country since, and let's be thankful for our lives and our freedom.


Bluezy said...

ok Cauliflower pizza sounds so good!

Anonymous said...

We have a little lab/pit that does agility just for fun, too! My husband runs her, though, since I don't have the stamina. Maybe when some of this weight is gone... But I might try to run her in rally obedience - I think I can keep up with that!


lisa~sunshine said...

I think your goals sound good.. I don't like putting timelines on myself as well.. I'm in this for the long haul and even after I do reach that significan magical so called number.. it doesn't mean anything gets to change much if I want to continue at my goal weight.. it's taken me a while to learn that..

Conor's G'Ma said...

I happened upon your blog several weeks ago and you are quite an inspiration. You are real!! You bare your soul and freely admit you are not perfect, but hey who is? Getting past our evil twin that is sitting on our shoulder is tough! You manage to struggle past your down moments and cherish your moments of breakthrough. Your struggles are true to life and you refuse to avoid confronting them. Win or lose, you hang in there with determination and a wonderful kick-butt "I WILL do this" attitude. You go girl and I will be right here by your side in cyberspace!!

You rock!!