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Donkey - Monday Dec 30, 2019
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 136.5

Day 99:  I am open to change.


This is what I repeated to myself on Saturday during the impromptu,  "pop-up" yoga class.  It helped!  

It was startling to me to see that after a week of no yoga,  that I felt a little decrease in balance & stability in holding certain poses.  Just an interesting observation and motivation for practicing more often. 


As I left my goals list at work,  I didn't work on it much.  I plan to do that today.   For my yoga goals,  there are a few poses that  I would like to improve on.   (My initial thought was to "master" these poses,  but then realized that's not really the point of a practice. )  So, I have a short list of poses to hold for a minute.   It will be fun to challenge myself in this way. 

Some of my goals are habits to establish (e.g. using my waterpik daily) and others have a more progressive intention,  e.g. weight-training.

So the list is rather long, and I'm wondering if I should pare it down,  thanks to insights from Bear and Happy.

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2019:
Yes, we'd all like to hear your entire list of goals.

You motivate me with your progress and goals...i haven't come up with anything yet!


bearcountrygg on 12/30/2019:
My list is super long too. I'm wondering where to pare it...or even if I should. I'm also giving some thought to possibly adding some as I go along......but only if it is too much all at once....my memory says add them slowly...my excitement says...do it all now...LOL



Donkey - Saturday Dec 28, 2019
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 136.5

Day 97:  Be the change you want to see.


 I really wanted to write yesterday, but I refuse to log in at work, because my login gets stored, and I just didn't have the patience to try to write on my phone....


I had an epiphany yesterday (Friday) morning while exercising on my bike: 

If I want to SEE changes, I'm going to have to MAKE changes.

How about that?  It is such a obvious "duh" thing to say, but it truly felt like a light bulb turned on in my brain. 

As you know, I'm very connected with routine, with numbers, with habits.  But if I want to see changes - physically, performance-wise, emotionally, spiritually - I'm going to have to change things up.  This means stepping outside of my comfort zone to establish new habits.  What I'm doing now is fine, but it's time to change.

I'm still working on New Year's goals & resolutions.  I started writing down notes in the planner I use at work, that I mentioned a couple of days ago.  Not all of my aspirations are diet and exercise, but when it came to establishing some yoga goals for myself, I completely drew a blank.  THAT kind of startled me.  

I have a "pop-up" yoga class at the studio this morning at 10am.  This is "slow yoga" which has a nice combination of standing and floor poses at a slower pace, which is kind of where I'm at right now.  I started missing yoga on Thursday, and yesterday, I was like, "I really NEED yoga soon."


It is rainy and gray here today.  Tonight my husband and I are going out for our anniversary - 24 years.  Then he has something planned for afterwards, which I'm not sure what that is.  Hmm...  I'd like to go look at snowblowers, but I'm guessing his is a lot more exciting.


Queen Bee stopped in the office yesterday to pick up her bonus check.  She wished me a happy New Year - which I thought was really actually kind of nice of her to do.  She continues to lose weight and looks good.  I secretly admit to you all that I was a little jealous, actually, but not in a negative way -- that is to say, I'm using her progress to help motivate myself to making more positive changes.

Associate Attorney and Nice Lady will be off on Monday.  Tuesday is a shortened day for New Years Eve.  Then, my boss leaves for Florida until February 12th.

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/28/2019:
FIRST of all HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!! I love the way you are looking at making changes to meet your goals!!! I think we can get so much done individually together here in the coming year!! I LOVE IT!!! Change is always hard but according to Dr. Phil...we can't just change something...we have to replace it with something else.....and then it becomes a new habit. No need to white knuckle it...just replace with a new habit and it is easier to change! Sounds like your next week will be a winner!!!

Donkey on 12/30/2019:
I confess that I hadn't really thought about replacement habits. My struggle will be in the letting go of the old, I've been so focused on that.

I give some more thought to developing the new habits.


happy-1 on 12/29/2019:
Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!

I feel like you are over stressing on the New Year's resolutions. Honestly, I think you work really hard and are too hard on yourself. What if your resolution was just to give yourself a hug every time you fall off track and have more fun?

Donkey on 12/30/2019:
You make a good point! I was noticing that my list at work has a lot of goals... maybe that's setting myself up for disappointment.

I'm a big advocate for starting NOW. Don't wait for a Monday, don't wait for January 1st - start today, start now!

What I'm saying is that some of these little habit goals I have for myself could probably start today. It would shorten my list and maybe be kinder too.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2019:
Happy Anniversary to you! I guess Queen Bee working from home did her good with her dieting! Interesting! Finally! It's good to see people progress and it does motivate us.

So instead of Snow Blowers, you went to see a show,right!? Wonderful.

You sound good and involved in lots of wonderful activities lately and it's wonderful to hear.



Donkey - Thursday Dec 26, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 136.5

Day 95:  coasting along until it's done. 


Christmas was nice! The kids slept in until around 11a. Opening gifts took about an hour or so.  We each take turns opening a gift.  Then we all kind of did our own thing.  I watched tv with my daughter a little. 

I recieved some nice gifts,  some related to yoga or relaxing.

Dinner was delicious.  I had a serving of lasagna and lots of vegetables.  The fruitcake is gone so I enjoyed both apple and pumpkin pies.  Later,  as we played cards for a couple of hours,  we snacked on cookies and crackers. It was a very nice, warm cozy day. 

The only downside is coming to work today.  I would have liked another day off.  And this morning was too busy, I feel. However,  life goes on.  Daughter is working,  so son and husband are out taking care of errands for our son,  e.g. renewing driver's license.

I can tell that I'm missing yoga. 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/26/2019:
I'd like you to know that your entries sound more and more grateful and positive as we headed thru this year. You have changed a ton, for the better for sure. Your dinner sounds delicious - i'm about to have dumplings/sushi and cabbage for dinner - a way to eat carbs, but also veggies so i'm full too.

that's nice your hubby is going with your son to renew his license and everything.

i was thinking how Catholics/Christians must be so busy this time of year - these couple days - and how my office worker also probably hasn't been to the gym (well i know it!) because she's been with family and prepping for Christmas / cooking these few days. I am sure that's how it was for you, too. Did you make the pies or buy them? Playing cards is nice, i have to do that and play scrabble with my parents on NYE coming up!


happy-1 on 12/27/2019:
I love the energy in this post.



Donkey - Wednesday Dec 25, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 136.5

Day 94:  Peace on earth and goodwill towards all...  Mantra:  Peace be with you.


 Spendind some time with my mother in law last night was nice.  The food was a little off, for some reason, but it was a good time.  She is spending Christmas Day with her other son and his kids.

My kids are still sleeping, LOL, but husband has cinnamon rolls in the oven.  It would figure that the one day he prepares something sweet for breakfast, all I really want are eggs.  I'm quite the oddball in that I do not care for eggs all that much at any time.  This makes me trully an outsider, as everyone at work seems to be eating eggs for breakfast lately.

The eating frenzy is coming to an end soon.  We have the following dinners left:

  • Christmas dinner today
  • Anniversary dinner on Saturday
  • Dinner after Star Wars movie on Sunday
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day

Like Bear, I am formulating some goals for 2020.  I will post those on January 1st, since it makes it easier to refer back to them at the end of the year.  What MIGHT be helpful is if I also refer to these goals more often, like perhaps at the beginning of each month, as a gentle reminder.

For now, though, I am enjoying the day off.  Nice and quiet.

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/25/2019:
I LOVE your idea of posting the goals monthly....that keep it fresh in our minds and helps keep us on track...great idea! Looking forward to seeing what your goals are for the new year and looking forward to having someone else to work on this with.


Horn_of_plenty on 12/25/2019:
Merry Christmas and happy day off to you too!

Like Bear, you also sound wonderful and i smiled reading your post!

thank you for spreading Peace and for speaking about it today.

You know, i had no idea that you didn't like eggs! though, you don't seem like an outsider to me, although i totally understand your point of view :)

gentle reminders are nice...i sometimes use that exact wording when emailing vendors if they haven't gotten back to me in awhile. do you use the words "gentle reminder" ever in your emails?

enjoy your night and i'd like to know how your Christmas Day was :)

Donkey on 12/26/2019:
Ha ha, I did a "gentle correction" on Tuesday, lol! Yes, I do use "gentle reminder" at times because I want to convey that I'm just reminding whomever and not nagging about it.


happy-1 on 12/27/2019:
Hugs... You are great at goal setting. You will own this.



Donkey - Tuesday Dec 24, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 136.5

 Day 92? 93?


Not much to say.  I've been eating way too much fruit cake.  It's almost gone, so once it's gone, then I'm done.  Left work at 11:30am today.  We're taking my mother in law out for dinner tonight, and then a small gift exchange at her studio apartment in assisted living.  

We played a 2.5 hour Scrabble game last night.  My fellow family members are not really word people.  My grandmother was a hawk at Scrabble, so I learned from one of the best.

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/24/2019:
Love scrabble......Have a nice Christmas! I guess we all struggle with food over the holidays....but you are right....it to will pass.

Donkey on 12/25/2019:
That's kind of how I figure it - I am not as selective this year on what I eat. I think last year, I made better choices. This year, I'm not so restrictive.


Horn_of_plenty on 12/24/2019:
Scrabble sounds great - i think i may play a game with my mom on New Years! :)

Also, since we live parallel lives, i could have left work as early as 11:30am too! but i left around 12:30 because i wasn't rushing.

what happened was, in our queens office the fire alarm went off, and they said just go home! - instead of having everyone leave the building and have to come back in....so, when that word traveled that the main office went home at 11-11:30am, well, everyone in my office decided it was time to go home too, LOL.

i stayed and ate lunch with my coworker...she was so very spirited and into doing work today! i couldn't believe her energy! and then i left her, but she was busy still talking to people on our floor from the other company who works with us but didn't go home yet. she prob left at least 30min after me....lately, she is full of energy, but always i guess, she inspires me as my boss and her capabilities but sometimes i feel in awe/wishing to be 10% even more like her!

Donkey on 12/25/2019:
LOL - I love that about the fire alarm! Yep, I'd be all about, "This is a sign from the Almighty Above that it is time to GO."

I would love to be THAT person that has energy and enthusiasm like that, but I've always been a quieter soul, more introverted. Still, it's nice to have energized people around for inspiration.


horn_of_plenty on 12/25/2019:
Also you aren’t late to wish me a happy Chanukah because it’s still going on so it still works and is totally great to say it any of the 8 days :)

Donkey on 12/25/2019:
Yep! I know it's not a major Jewish holiday, but I still wish you "light" in your life. :-)


happy-1 on 12/27/2019:
Hugs. Fruitcake is delicious. I would have eaten the whole thing in one go.



Donkey - Sunday Dec 22, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 136.5

Day 91:


Yesterday was a good reset day.  Although I had rice at dinner (Chinese), I felt that I did pretty well on food choices and quantities.   It feels good to eat right.

Thanks to Bear, I've been thinking about goals for 2020.  I confess that I hadn't even really thought about it - that is to say, it didn't register that this was a new year coming up so why not work on new goals?  That's how "out of it" I am right now - just coasting along in neutral, not really aware of what's going on around me, but just going through the motions.  Not good.

I went back in entries, to see what my goals were for 2019:

  1. Conscious relaxation - physical and mental/emotional.  Ideally, on a daily basis:  stretching/yoga, deep breathing, prayer.
  2. Keeping a cleaner house.  15 minutes daily.  Will invest $ in getting the house deep-cleaned, which will then be easier to maintain. Start a decluttering habit.
  3. Changing my relationship with food.  Exploring and trying keto recipes, having fun with this, rather than seeing restrictions.
 
I feel that I worked on the first 2, but not so much on the third.  Keto ended up being even more restrictive that I had wanted.  I'm kind of in limbo with an eating plan.

The new schedule came out for 2020 for the yoga studio.  I'm kind of sad to see that there will be less classes offered.  Most of the classes are the slower type of yoga.  The hard yoga class on Thursday has been combined with yin yoga (which is on the floor, holding poses).  Maybe that will be a better fit for where I'm at right now?  
 
Also, I had made a comment to the owner about looking for a Friday night class, kind of like a "date night" with myself, to get into a mindset for the weekend.  Anyway, I made that comment about 3 weeks ago, and then, the more I thought about it, the more I thought, "Maybe not a good idea..."  Anyway, in the new schedule, I see that now there's a Friday night Yin class, so I feel rather obligated to go.  Er....
 
Veterans Chair Yoga is on the first Friday night of every month so that night is out.  The remaining Fridays of the month I could go 
 
Looking at the class schedule, these are my options:
  • Sunday morning Yin Yoga
  • Monday night Slow Yoga
  • Thursday night Hard Yoga & Yin Yoga
  • Friday night Yin Yoga
  • Saturday morning Slow Yoga

LOL - lots of options!  

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/22/2019:
Looks like you have lots of yoga options now.........I enjoy the planning for a new year but like many...I have in the past lost my mo jo after a few weeks.....this coming year I think the planner will nudge me along a little better instead of winging it.

Donkey on 12/22/2019:
I meant to chat with you about the planner idea - which I think is FANTASTIC! I use my daughter's unused planner to log in my yoga experiences.

Also, the planner I use at work for calculating pro-rations throughout the year has a "Goals" section for each week. (Every time I turn a page, it's a new week.) I just noticed this a couple of weeks ago. Why haven't I been using this before? I pick up that planner almost every day - definitely every day when we're busier - so seeing my goals written out would be a reminder and a motivator.

Of course, you would utilize your planner differently, but I think that planners are excellent tools to help us use our time efficiently.


Maria7 on 12/22/2019:
That was good goals for 2019. I might consider setting some goals for 2020, also. Something to think about.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/23/2019:
This is so great how there's so much yoga for you to chose to do. Also great that you have worked on your New Year's goals...and you did try quite a few keto recipes, i remember, this year! Remember back to the Keto microwave bread?!

I tried a recipe similar to yours with the cooked cranberries - and i added a tiny bit of gelatin...then i needed more sweetener!...and it sorta burned my stomach....but i think in the end it will taste good tonight with whipped cream.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/23/2019:
i haven't considered 2020 goals..


happy-1 on 12/24/2019:
I'm using a student planner to just record important events. Really helpful.



Donkey - Friday Dec 20, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 136.5

 Day 89:  today I will honor my body and treat  myself with kindness. 


This conflict with my mother is still eating away at me (literally).  Did pretty well with eating at work,  but came home and threw myself - once again - into food,  after yoga class. 

It hurts to be forgotten.  It hurts to be ignored.  This is a repeat of what it was like growing up. My brother had friends and everyone liked him. I was the fat older sister who stayed home, alone,  to take care of the house.  Fat and ugly, with glasses,  short,  big legs. I know that if I could just be thin and athletic,  like my brother,  people would love me too. 

Delusional,  with faulty logic,  but there you go and here I am. 

Second day in a row of waking up with a sour stomach and a tongue that feels like it's been burned. Why am I so mean to myself?


Tried Yin yoga with the teacher that teaches hard yoga, since the hard yoga class is later,  and I wanted to get home to watch the debate. 

It was a very nice,  relaxing session,  but...  afterwards I was kind of missing the hard yoga experience.  I don't mean to sound difficult, but that's exactly what I am right now. It's a learning experience, seeing what works and what doesn't,  but I just realized that the hard yoga class is changing to something else in January,  so there is no decision to be made. 


Today is the office Christmas party.   Queen Bee will be there.  I plan to sit back and enjoy.  

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/20/2019:
No one can ever be harder on us than we are on ourselves.......and that is a fact! Try to remember that the squeaky wheel gets the grease...my guess is that your brother was the squeaky wheel....and you are a quieter more observant soul and he just soaked it in and you watched and felt less than....but in fact...I bet your Mom was feeling very blessed that she had a daughter that wasn't so demanding......and time consuming. You and I know that we love all of our kids...we love them differently because they are all different...but we love them all......your Mom probably loves your ability to be quiet and observant...she could count on that and felt you were just fine....while your brother probably had to be watched like a hawk...( besides...we know how boys are). Unfortunately what we expect from others doesn't always happen the way we want it to.....YOU be good to YOU.....WE KNOW that you are a wonderful person and a great friend...I LOVE TO READ YOUR POSTS...I LOOK FORWARD TO THEM DAILY!!! We are all a little bit damaged ........and that makes us who we are!!! So in the end it all works out....we are unique and we need to take good care to accept our selves and know that we need to fill our own cup because we know exactly what we need....((HUGS))


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/20/2019:
We have our Christmas Party tonight. I hope there'll be some veggies, though not much is on the menu that i got to see today. I also hope to eat some protein as i have been craving it since morning but didn't stop to get the egg whites at the buffet since i was running late anyways.

BCGG is right...and you aren't the same way now. you've changed yourself, your body..


happy-1 on 12/20/2019:
I always thought if I had a sibling, I would be in the same boat you describe. I feel the same way about myself and what I look like. If you asked me at any point in my life I would have told you I was a hideous troll that shouldn't be allowed around other people. I remember thinking that starting around the 4th grade... So who is this gorgeous, tall, tan, blonde California girl I keep digging up photos of as I go through boxes?

I project what I think I look like and instruct other people how to treat me.

You say short, thick, legs... Isn't that the stuff of homeboy cartoon porn?

Donkey on 12/21/2019:
My daughter says I'm "slim thick". Let me tell ya, all of this thick sh*t is a bit cray-cray. It's not cool, it's not pretty, I hate it. THIN is what I want.



Donkey - Thursday Dec 19, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 136.5

 Day 88:


So the texting tiff with my mom:  she texted my brother and me an old photo that the woman who took care of us on Sundays and Thursdays.  This woman wrote a note to my mom to share with photo with my brother,  no mention of me whatsoever.  I said that my feelings were hurt by that.  My brother agreed.  Rather than validate my feelings or say something supportive like "I'm sorry you feel that way, I don't think it was intentional", she said that I need to get over it.  She went on to make more  excuses for this woman than to perhaps be a little supportive to her own daughter. . WTF.

There was a little more to the texting,  that ended up sounding like I was mad at my brother,  and then I said,  I'm done with this conversation. 

I've been stewing over this for the past 2 day . I've been eating my emotions too.  (Ugh, this morning, I'm really regretting what I ate.)  Self-abuse.  But also a very good reminder to me that our relationship is not yet at the point where we can move out to Vegas to be near her.  

It also brought to my attention how all the pain of my childhood is still unresolved.  

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/19/2019:
I wrote a big ole response to your post and I don't know where it went!!!!!! The main thing was i understand your hurt and it compounded it when your mom told you to get over it.......getting over things is never as easy as other people would like them to be.....I agree...it probably isn't a good time to move to Vegas. We all have hurts from childhood...i know D and I do as well as our kids...we made mistakes in dealing with them at times and I know that they now carry those things with them....I wish I could go back and change that but it's not possible...all I can do is tell them that we made mistakes that we regret and today we would have handled things differently and hope that they understand....but I know that won't make it any less of an issue for them......I guess life is an experience that teaches us things that we aren't always happy with...but learning to cope is something we can take with us and be proud of...((HUGS)).


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2019:
after reading this, i was considering the woman may just have forgotten to mention you just mentioning your brother and maybe figuring your mom would show it to both of you. Does the brother live near your mom and that's why she said to your mom to show it to your brother only?

anyways, i wouldn't get any more worked up about this...seems the women who gave your mom the picture didn't mention you but that's something you cannot control at all. one of those things out of your hands. i guess your mom just didn't realize you were so upset or why.

either way, i hope this passes soon. and like i was saying, sometimes you cannot make others feel your pain or feel what you are feeling or expect them to act as you would :/



Donkey - Wednesday Dec 18, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 136.5

 Day 88:


Last night's last Stress Reduction yoga session was slow yoga, where we assumed mostly standing positions and held them for about 45 seconds. I loved this,  as it's standing,  but slow enough to give me time to make adjustments and then breathe and enjoy the pose.  The fast yoga is too fast for me. 

Two things:

Last night was the teacher's last night.  Becky will no longer teach adults, nor during the week.  She will continue teaching the kids' classes on Sunday, but her schedule was getting too hectic to continue teaching during the week.  This is sad because I really like her teaching style.   She has a very soothing voice. 

Secondly,  on Thursday,  rather than subject myself to fast yoga and all the anxiety that goes along with that,  I will go to Jean's Yin yoga class at 6p, instead of vinyasa at 7p. 


Got into a group texting argument with my mother and brother last night. My brother thought that my upset was directed at him but actually I'm upset with my mom.  Would it be too much that she acknowledge my hurt,  rather than make excuses for someone else's behavior?

Anyway,  just another reminder to me that I need boundaries and distance between myself and toxic people in my life.

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/18/2019:
no urges to go to florida, but would love warm weather now. ...either way it seems lately everyone here is on the same page regarding many thoughts and actions! even making sets of keys - i did it and so did Happy on maybe even the same day!

The CALM app is very good. it was on sale for $41 the other day, usually it's like $60 for the year. it's more than meditation - it has multiple features and seems easy to use. there's even bedtime stories! and new things are added daily to the app. so far i've used it twice, but 1 time was on train and i wasn't truly focused but it still had some variable relaxation help if i would have been able to focus on it but it was a new train route so i couldn't focus on the app..app was still nice though in terms of the voice narrating and the words and meaning. i'm sure it will be very easy for me to use it on weekends.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/18/2019:
Seems you have a boundary set regarding your mother and brother. at least you know the true story and how you feel and what's right and wrong. i hope you can just let it go with them, if possible, regarding the scenario...if it's possible / logical.


happy-1 on 12/18/2019:
I missed something... What did mom do?


bearcountrygg on 12/18/2019:
Sad for you that your favorite yoga instructor won't be there now.....yoga should be calm and enjoyable. Hopefully expectations of family will change...I think that happens in most all families....the old saying "you always hurt the ones you love" is so true. The ones we love are easier to hurt because we know them so well...and we know what will rile them. It gets easier to "walk on eggshells" around people....but it does create a distance.



Donkey - Tuesday Dec 17, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 136.5

 Day 87:  Peace be with you.


The restorative-yin yoga class I went to last night was wonderful.  It seemed to have worked out the back issues I've been having since last Tuesday.   I don't often like to use props to assist in the poses (for any class), but last night,  I embraced the props (mentally embraced,  meaning,  I was open to accepting of using props), and wow!

Tonight is the last Stress Reduction yoga class. It's supposed to be a more active practice tonight,  more flow and movement.  I'm looking forward to it.  Becky isn't the best teacher,  but I just love the way she teaches.  I wonder what she'll teach next!


I'm looking forward to continuing my yoga journey into 2020. I've already signed up for the free classes through the library.  I'm reevaluating if I want to pursue the faster,  more athletic vinyasa yoga (Thursday nights), or maybe I just want to stay with a slower yin practice.   What do I want of my practice?

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/17/2019:
How cool is that, to work in the Air Force!

After being off yoga a few days, it sounds like you are back in the groove. You have so many lovely yoga options, I love it!!!

I'm seeking out meditation now. I have an app, paid $40 for it since it was recommended to me by my therapist. I figure i'll try to use it before bed and some nights / weekends at home. it's called CALM.

Donkey on 12/17/2019:
I'm telling you, we are psychically connected! I was JUST thinking about looking into guided meditation in 2020. (A lot of yoga studios offer this regularly!) I think it would help me in my quest for balance. I hope you give it a try too! We're can do it "together" (lol)!

BTW if you get sudden urges to go down to Florida, that's more of our psychic connection!...


happy-1 on 12/17/2019:
Which class makes you feel like a million bucks?

Donkey on 12/17/2019:
I love Yin Yoga. I also love Slow Yoga, where there is a variety of poses, both standing and floor, but there is time between poses to breath and adjust. These 2 being me joy.

Vinyasa challenges me, but it scares me too, and it usually requires me to psyche myself up to go. I just don't move that fast (yet) and I'm not that flexible (yet) to do a lot of the moves properly. In the other hand, there's no improvement without effort. Can't get better if I don't do the work.



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