Winter storm, Gorgon, came whipping through my area early this morning leaving behind three inches of icy, glittery, snow, and two wonderful gifts. The first, was that untreated roads caused my husband and daughter to have to stay home today. The second, was the awesome, natural, workout that I got from doing ALL of the driveway and sidewalk shoveling, totally by myself!
Speaking of awesome? Isn’t Gorgon a wonderful name for a storm? This winter seems to have a great line-up of tempestuous names, as evidenced by this lovely link from The Weather Channel. I’m particularly fond of Pandora, Sparta, Thor, and Zelus, as they seem to be quite apropos when it comes to blustery weather. Don’t get me wrong, I’m only loving these storms’ names, not their wrath. Feeling trapped inside so often last winter’s huge amounts of snow was quite enough!
In other nifty news, I had my first bariatric visit and weigh-in in two months yesterday. I was a little nervous, due to the holidays (I had several days of eating whatever I wanted). Amazingly, my weight was exactly the same as at my previous visit; no gains–no losses. My heart rate and blood pressure were both on the low side of normal and my doc was very pleased all around. My next appointment isn’t until April 6th, the day before my birthday! I really like the option of checking in with my weight loss doctor periodically, as it gives me another layer of accountability.
So far, my New Year is off to an awesome, and active, start. I hope all of you are having a great beginning to 2015, too!