Tuesday, September 14, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY! YOU CAN ONLY LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF IF YOU ARE WILLING TO CHANGE YOURSELF!
Okay, last week I gave myself permission to eat and this week I'm getting back on the WW wagon. The challenge goal for this week is to get back on the scale and make friends with it. I am always amazed when I weigh after I feel like I've binged or eaten poorly, only to find I didn't really gain weight after all. How does that work? I guess if you eat sensibly and in moderation and return to healthy habits, you will maintain.
WW says today that you should FOCUS on recent successes. Yesterday, I left the Klondike bars in the freezer for hubby to eat! That was a real milestone for me. I believe that I should learn to resist those treats. Afterall, I know I can have one but if I choose not to, then I have succeeded. Throwing it out of the house is not something I want to do. There are those who have to do this but I want to learn to have it around and choose not to eat it.
There is a weight loss doctor here in town that several of my friends have gone to. One friend lost a lot of weight last year but I saw her recently and she has put a lot back on. He recommends pills and shots to curb your appetitie. I avoid something like that because when you take medications, it can counteract them. I've had 3 other friends do the same with him. One has put on some weight, one gave up and the other got so thin, she looked unhealthy. I wonder if they will keep it off.
Yesterday, the pavers were installed in our front courtyard and they are so beautiful! I promise to take a pic when finished but I have such a learning curve with pics. It takes time. As I walked around the neighborhood with Pat this morning, I realized that there aren't a lot of homes with pavers. THis neighborhood started building in the 70's and I think we've outdone the neighbors in this area. Maybe it will inspire them to do the same. It really wasn't as expensive as I expected and our kitchen window overlooks the courtyard and we have a triple french door looking out onto it. We read our paper there every morning and have coffee and breakfast. WE have a white brick house and the pavers are tri-color rust, grey and cream. Our front door is red and it looks beautiful, just what we needed!
I've wanted to put tile around our fireplace for a long time. I mentioned this to hubby and he said no, he didn't want to do that. OK, I am the decorator here but I always try and include him and respect his opinion. And then I do what I want. Well, I went to the tile store and picked out a plain old tile and brought it home. I HATE IT! Now, with the pavers, we have to make it look nice so I am going to do what I wanted in the first place!!! To heck with him.
I need to get my day started. Good luck on what ever weight loss goal you have today!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
Well, we have a dumpster in our yard and some new light fixtures and fans. What a difference a new fan makes in the kitchen. Now I have to replace 42 handles and knobs. Those things are expensive but I've got some online accounts so I'll look there.
This morning hubby and I started cleaning out the garage in preparation for the new garage door. 30 min ago, I sent him down to the neighbors with a bag full of fabrics. Where is he? I finally gave up and now I'm blogging. Why do we keep all that stuff?
2 years ago I sold my office building and moved a 1400 square foot office into our home so I'm still finding some of that stuff. I have bags full of photos and newspaper clippings to go through. Hubby has a treasure box full of stuff in his dresser and I found a box from his mother that he needs to put in there and save. But where is he? He must be talking to the minister.
Last June, we moved my mother-in-law from a two bedroom apt to a 1 BR in a retirement home. I'm still finding boxes of her stuff that we are not supposed to give away. Why keep it if we don't need it but we don't dare part with her stuff. She'll ask for it and then it will be gone. Hubby has already been to Goodwill this morning with a load. I keep my sample books in the garage on shelves and I need to sort that out. That is a continual process but I had to take a break from being sweaty. And its going to be hot today!
The diet hasn't been watched this week. Not one bit. Last night we went to Logan's Roadhouse for the first time in months. The manager commented he hadn't seen us. We splurged on 3 course dinner for 2 for $19.99. We had fried mushrooms, yum, a tossed salad with oil and vinegar, a steak with loaded sweet potato, and strawberry cheesecake for dinner. Also I had a beer and a yeast roll. What a pig I was and you know what? I was so stuffed for the first time in a long time that I was uncomfortable for the rest of the evening. Now that I remember how that feels, I don't want to go there again. It used to be a regular thing. Now, I mostly stop when I'm full and don't eat anymore. But it was nice to splurge for once. The interesting thing? The cheesecake didn't taste all that good but I ate it anyway.
We'll be watching the FSU/Oklahoma football game this afternoon. The rest of the TV will be all about 9/11, that horrible day in our lives. I was at home getting ready for work when the first plane crashed into the tower and saw it happen. Then the rest of the horror unfolded as the day went on. No way did I ever think those towers would fall down like they did, like a stack of cards.
I'll be cleaning and finishing my quilt and going grocery shopping to keep from watching. Take care!
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