Monday, September 26, 2016

Rebooting my life


[verb ree-boot; noun ree-boot, ree-boot]

verb (used with object)
1. to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again.
2. to produce a distinctly new version of (an established media franchise, as a film, TV show, video game, or comic book):  The studio is rebooting Spider-Man.
3. to make a change in (something) in order to establish a new beginning: She’s rebooting her career.

I use this word a lot in my day to day.  I work in Information Technology, you see.  Most of my work focuses on problem solving a variety of issues that come up with computers, monitors, software, printers, etc..   So why not apply those changes to myself?   

The thing is... I did it before.  2013-2014, I dropped 55 pounds and was healthy!  But I got complacent as I usually do and then guess what happens?  Yep.  Weight starts piling on again and next thing you know you've gained back 45 give or take of those pounds lost.  If not more.  I haven't weighed since July.   I will.  I'm not ready to just yet.  Before I can make myself an absolute priority again, there is something else that needs to happen first.  

I've got to get my house in order.  Literally.  

We didn't fare too well in the Great Apocalyptic Louisiana Flood of 2016.  So that has been an all-consuming event since August 13th.  We are making progress, slowly but surely. 

Bottom line.  I need accountability.  I need a habit again and structure.  I may not post often, but I do plan on checking in at least monthly to check my progress and see how my system is reacting to the new new me version 2.0.  The tentative plan is to start October 1st although I'm making smaller changes and focusing on what I can control.  For example: 
  • I CAN log all my food in My Fitness Pal, no matter how crappy it may be
  • I CAN walk on breaks at work
  • I CAN drink more water and less alcohol
  • I CAN make better choices. I just need to implement them.  Meal planning may have to come back into the fold later but until then, there are ways I can definitely do better  
There is definitely room for improvement.   And then once everything else gets back on a more normal schedule, I can work out an actual plan, like weights and restarting C25K.   As of right now, all my free and available time and energy has been getting the house back.  The walls are up, painting is (mostly) complete, working out a few more details with cabinets and flooring and still cleaning also.  Once the floors go in, the hope is to get furniture and appliances back in and then us soon-after, whether we have cabinets or not.  I'm just ready to go home.

So here I go.  Again.  And again. And again.  Maybe this will be the time that everything clicks and I stick with it.

New blog.  New outlook.  New start.

A reboot mentally, physically and emotionally.