First of all, I want to report that I weighed in this morning and lost another three pounds since my last weigh in, which was a month ago. (That makes 21.5 pounds lost since January 1. See At the Start, for weigh-ins.) This route is definitely not a "lose quick" method, but I'm fine with that since I know my body maintains better at a slow rate. Besides, as I explained in an earlier post, this challenge (for me) is not all about weight loss, but rather, about health.
Still, I celebrate the loss of three additional pounds, along with fitting into the dress I mentioned yesterday.
Now... for the second part of this post. I am one worn out, yet happy, grandma. I watched my two grandchildren today, (ages 2 1/2 and 1 year) while my daughter went shopping. When I arose this morning, I planned on exercising, but then realized I would get plenty of exercise with the little ones here...and I was right! Hooboy! I climbed our stairs dozens of times. The youngest can climb up but needs help coming down, so up and down I went with him. We also walked to a nearby playground and played on the slides, and the swings; then walked (pushing the youngest in a stroller and carrying the older one when she was tired) around the neighborhood before returning to play on the playground again. Walking home and pushing the stroller was a real challenge since it was uphill.
I am grateful that I can play with the grandkids. Thankful that I have the energy to be an active part of their lives.
*Big sigh* as I look around the room. Now I need a burst of oomph to put everything in order again! :)