Saturday, May 2, 2009

Day Thirty

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!" C.S.Lewis
I think one of the reasons Weight Watchers works is because its not just women and men that are following a set diet, and going in to get yourself weighed each week. I think it is more like about not being alone in our struggle. I have joined so many times and honestly the one in our area is just so boring. I did like the one on campus but it is so hard to do anything with my work situation. so I am trying to do it on my own. I think the only comfort I have is knowing that I am able to speak my mind on this blog, and I can be honest with myself, push myself to reach the goals I have set for myself, and be encouraged by those that are just like me. It is good to know I am not the only one. Sometimes it seems like the whole world is having a party, and they have no idea how difficult it is for those of us that can only watch.
If you want to leave a comment, its not difficult and it makes me feel like I'm not the only one.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Day Twenty-Nine

Ten Pounds ago.............. Twenty nine days ago............. I just wanted to get healthy. I think I am on my way. It's a constant battle, reminding myself that Chicken and Broccoli is a better choice than Pizza. Homemade Oatmeal pancakes are better for me and better tasting than The boxed pancake mix with no fiber or grains. My spontaneous spirit has a learning curve that will take some time to correct. Sometimes I just want to do the fast food thing, and some days I will. I just need to remember that I am learning, even though, I have waited until the middle of my life to go to the School of Healthy Eating.

I lose weight slowly, so I am hoping for Ten more pounds in the next Two Months, but maybe, just maybe I will be lucky and reach my goal in One Month.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day Twenty-Eight

Oops, Computer problems.... My battery in the laptop died. It is always something, it seems like somedays it two steps forward and one step backward. I am nursing a healing toe, trying to get motivated to change my exercise mode for awhile and dealing with some issues at home that would normally send me straight to the snack drawer. First things first, I need to plan my exercise and stick to it. So tonight I have a date with a recmbant bike, just me my bike and my TV. I have decided to dress for the occasion, my best work out clothes. I am going to wash my face and fix my hair. I am going to do this.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day Twenty-Seven!

I love Chocolate Oatmeal.
This is my new, not guilty pleasure.
I pkg. Brown Sugar Oatmeal, (light one)
1 T. Dark Chocolate.
Dash of salt, I t sugar free syurp

I have learned to like so many things that I never thought of before. If I am going to eat like this for the rest of my life, then I can't expect to hold my nose and choke it down. I have to say that everything I have eaten in the last 27 days has been very good.

Good day, Good food, and a very Good God!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day Twenty-Six

My Big Toe
You know it's only a toe, I mean why has it consumed my every thought the last EIGHT hours. The doctor froze it before he gave me 5 shots in my toe, I didn't feel anything, except I can tell you I don't ever want to freeze to death. It was uncomfortable until it thawed out. The surgery, I didn't feel a thing. The whole thing lasted about thirty minutes. When I came home it was numb, no pain, but numb. I don't like numb, I just kept looking at my bandaged toe and although it wasn't causing me any pain, it felt weird. Then the shot began to wear off, oh boy, now it feels like worms are crawling around in my big toe. I will be so glad to get this bandage off, soak it in warm water and get on with my life. I can't walk for a while of course, but I have a Recumbent Bike so I can keep up my exercises.
Most of the time, I feel like I'm on a diet, when I am on a diet, that is all I think of, kind of like my big toe. I just want to get on with my life, I don't want to think of my new lifestyle of eating healthy as a diet all the time. That being said, it is hard for me not to with this blanket of fat that is covering me. Like this bandage on my toe, is tight and annoying me, I can't forget it. So for now I just have to suck it up and hang in there. When I feel like I am on a diet, I have to remind myself that soon this bandage will be off, and so will this extra layer of fat.
On a good note, I did get 30 minutes of aerobics in before my surgery, so yea for me.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Day Twenty-Five

Uh............. I think I am brain dead. I am making progress in my quest for healthy living though, tomorrow I am having surgery on my big toe. They are not going to put me to sleep. They are going to stick a HUGE needle in my toe, well maybe it won't be huge, but it will still be a needle. Normally this would send me straight to the snack drawer, but I have done really well today. I ate my points, walked during my lunch hour, and tonight I am enjoying some green tea and saving my healthy chocolate for my last snack. Tomorrow I have to sit with my leg up all day. I am not one to sit around so this has me a bit concerned. I am trying to think of some things to do so I can keep my mind from wandering into the kitchen cabinets. I have decided not to cook tomorrow and we are going to have KFC grilled chicken. It is really moist and good. So no cleaning, cooking or walking around. Grrrrrrrr! I am sure everything will be just fine. (I hope)
Still looking for that song.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day Twenty-Four

What can I say about today except, I am glad it is over!
New day...New Week!