Showing posts from July, 2013

Meal and Exercise Planning

A friend and I were recently discussing how I plan my meals and exercise before the week beins.   I thought that since this is related to planning in general, I would do a quick(ish) post on it.   I have always planned my upcoming weeks on Sunday.   This means going through my appointments for the week and deciding what meals to plan for what night and what exercise to plan based on my schedule.   This is especially important now that I’ve started on my health journey . My husband and I usually do the grocery shopping on Saturday mornings.   I like to get it out of the way, and I prefer to go early (around 7 am or so) in order to get in, get what I need, and get out before the majority of people are up and venture out.   I don’t like huge crowds—especially shopping crowds—so I avoid them as much as possible. Before we head out to the store, I check my appointments for the upcoming week.   I decide what we will have for dinner based on where we’ll be and how much time I will

Health Inspiration Book

I recently joined Weight Watchers .   Again.   After quitting four years ago.   I had originally signed up to (surprise!) lose weight.   But this was in response to my blood pressure being elevated—not super high, not enough to warrant medication, but higher than it should be.   In total, I lost 18 pounds.   But then I started to plateau and lost interest.   I figured I could just as well on my own. But we all know how that goes; at least, I do. So after hearing that some friends recently joined, and after finding the Filo Dieters United Facebook page, I decided it was time to give it a whirl again.   Plus, I knew I had gained most of that 18 pounds back.   I just became so fed up with myself; something had to give.   (I cannot link to the Facebook group without being logged in.   But search for it, and you shall find it.) Upon signing up, I realized they still had my log in information from the last time I joined.   I was surprised that although I had gained back almost a

“My” Vermont Culture

If you read my “ Culture of Philofaxy ” post in April 2012, you know all about subcultures and what one is and how it is comprised.   So as not to repeat everything that was said there about subcultures, I’ll let you head over to that post for any further clarification.   From this point forward, I will assume you know what I mean when I refer to the subculture. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will know that I love, love, love the state of Vermont .   I have always been a huge fan of New England , ever since my first trip to New Hampshire in high school—the hills and mountains, the fall colors (it was fall when I went), the general outdoorsy feel of it all.   It’s just so me.   My one goal in high school was to eventually live somewhere in New England, New Hampshire specifically.   That was not meant to be for several reasons, at least up to this point in my life.   But upon meeting my husband and learning that his family vacations every year in Vermont, that