Saturday, July 17, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
After admitting yesterday that I am fat, today I admit, "I am a success." Why? Because even though I've lost only 5 or 6 lbs in six months, I've managed to return to healthy eating over and over to maintain that loss. The scale isn't moving at all except a few pounds in either direction but I keep returning to my healthy ways most of the time. So I have succeeded!
As I've mentioned countless times before, we eat out a lot. And when we eat out, we eat a lot too. And drink. When that happens, no wonder I don't lose, even if I try to order something healthy and within calorie range. We ate out Wed and we ate out last night.
I talked with my youngest son yesterday who has lost 20 lbs on WW. This from a kid who wouldn't touch vegetables or anything green. And he hates cantelope. Imagine someone hating cantelope. He is the one who inspired me to join WW online although he thinks I need to go to meetings. With Spark people, you are my meeting and using the online WW I can learn a lot by reading various segments of it.
My sister and her husband own a sailboat and they belong to the local yacht club. They have been trying to get us to join for years and we finally did about 2 months ago. Since we eat out a lot, we can eat there and sometimes for free. Last night, being Friday, of course there were appetizers for happy hour. So we went. I had a plate of fresh veggies which were delicious! and 2 corn tortilla spicy chicken wraps. They were small but delicious as well. I learned from WW that beer was 2 points so I had 2 lite beers and then 3 or 4 glasses of water. I stopped at 2. Then we went to dinner with them and I had the crabcake appetizer and water. This morning I was afraid to put in my points for fear that I had blown it. But low and behold, I was right at 21 points which is my limit. I didn't even move into flex points! I guess I had planned for the day's eating with the knowledge that I was going out and planned accordinglly.
Mind you, I don't expect quick weight loss or even any weight loss but I am a success because I have learned to be sensible and make a healthier choice.
We were going to go on a 5K walk this morning but I took Panda for her walk instead. And my sister has invited us on a long sail today so with that, I'll be tied up for a while.
I still need to work on my veggie intake but I am trying to increase that everyday. And I have committed to Pat to walk more, hopefully on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings and sometimes on Sat. And Panda loves her walk.
I'm a success because of Sparkpeople. And eventually, the scale will move, some day. I just hope it is soon. I am so looking forward to 179. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
There was an article in the Sunday paper about a new walking sandal called a FIT FLOP! Today I got a walking newsletter from Wendy Baumgardner http://walking.about.com where she reviews these sandals. The Fit Flop is constructed with a soft arch so that when you walk in it, it gives your ankles and calves a workout. Okay, I thought these might be good to try as sandals are the preferred footwear around here in the summer. She gives several places to order from and I selected www.footsmart.com because they give free shipping when you order shoes. $49.99 for a pair of black ones that I can wear with a lot.
You can subscribe to WEndy's walking newsletter at about.com. She really has good information if you are into that. Later.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
LEARN TO B E CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
Melting with the heat that is. This morning I had to meet a client at the local granite yard and when I stepped out of the car, I was nearly knocked down by the heat and humidity. Thank goodness I was wearing shorts and sandals. Ever been to a granite yard? This place has hundreds of slabs of granite to select from. You walk around the yard looking at them all and trying to pick one that works. Susan had already been there so she showed me the ones she had written down. Then I saw the perfect slab for her, Golden Dunes. We had to go further into the yard to look at the slabs that were still available. The yard man came over and flipped them so that we could see more of the one we liked. I say flipped but try doing that with a 1000 lb slab of granite or whatever it weighs. After about 30 min, I decided I had as much fun there as I was going to have. I was starting to wilt and needed something to eat. I headed for home and grabbed a fiber one yogurt. Then an apple with peanut butter and then a piece of string cheese. Not good. my stomach still needs somethng else and my points are climbing.
You can go online and google granite and see many of the pieces available for countertops, hearths, etc. IT's the big thing around here now to get granite in your kitchen.
Last night we went to see Grease at the local college theater. Now this theater is not your average theater. Built about 15 years ago, it is state of the art and the whole community pitched in to build it. We bought signature seats as did many others which helped pay for it. The entire cast of young adults was extremely talented and it was a fabulous show! The funny thing about this place is it is located in Niceville, Florida. Yes there is a Niceville. I can imagine big name groups that we get in here and broadway shows; what they must think when they find out they are going to Niceville, Fl. And then they get off the airplane which lands on the Eglin AFB Runway, brought in by AF controllers and it's in the middle of nowhere. It is on the military reservation so when you leave the airport, there is nothing but highway and trees for several miles until you get to some sort of civilization. If you come in at night, it is even kind of scary. I love living here!
We have a chamber of commerce ribbon cutting at 3:00 and I have to get ready for that. I imagine they will have food so my day might be a point flop, but I'll try not. Later.
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