Friday, December 10, 2010
I"ve decided to do the best I can in December on eating and not worry about losing, just hold my own. Last night I attended a Chamber event that honored our newly elected local officials. I paid $40 to attend this event and it being heavy hors doeuvres, is intended to be dinner. At WW someone suggested I eat in advance but knowing what food to expect, that was not a choice. The choice is to not go; because if you are paying $40 to eat and drink, you eat and drink.
They had a beautiful fruit and cheese tray and I started out with lovely cherries and some grapes. Then the buffet included coconut shrimp, bacon wrapped scallops, filet mignon tidbits, cheese stuffed pasta, barbecue chicken on a stick, eggrolls, and bruschetta. It was all delicious and I had a modest plate full. There were a few desserts but I had one small lemon square and a chocolate cookie and I was full. There was nary a vegetable in site, except the tomato/mozzarella combo to put on the toast. So filling up on the veggies wasn't an option. I had 2 glasses of wine.
The good news is that last year, at this same event, I would have gone back for seconds on my favorite things and tasted all of the desserts and I certainly would not have stopped at one lemon square so there is progress. And probably another glass of wine too.
So I have made progress in paying more attention to what and how much I eat.
I was talking with a friend who had lost 25 lbs last year and she has maintained. She asked how I felt about my weight and I said I felt good at the weight I'm at and she said that I should probably be happy then. We compared arms. My big bones and her tiny wrist. She is in a size 6 and a size 6 would fit on one leg of mine. I am a big boned woman so I can' t expect to be tiny and skinny. Even my sister is smaller boned than me.
But I am not giving up on getting into WW after the first of the year. I just have to get past December. At least I will have made a good plan and an attempt to get into it. I weigh less than I did last year at this point so that is progress and my clothes fit better so there you are. Thanks for reading. Later.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Went to WW yesterday and gained .4 pound. I'm a hopeless case right now. I joined because it was $100 through Dec 31 and I think I will like the new program but parties are interferring with my efforts. And yesterday, I sabotaged myself with chips and ice cream. How stupid can I be. I'm confessing all to smack me into shape. I had a good breakfast and lunch and then grabbed the chips from the cupboard. At least I didn't eat the whole bag. And went from 12:00 to 7:00 last night with nothing to eat because of my busy schedule. Hubby and I then met at a Mexican restaurant for 1/2 of a quesadilla and some chips and beer and then when I got home, ice cream. I didn't buy the darn ice cream, he did. Guess who is eating it?
Okay, I am not throwing the chips or the ice cream out. I must learn to stay away from them and count my points. Throwing them out will not make me learn. I think with the idea of 6 parties looming ahead in the next week, I feel hopeless. If I can just maintain through December, I will be happy. I brought it up at the meeting yesterday and one woman said, eat something first. Oh, right. I did that Sunday and it did no good. These aren't parties at someone's home, they are chamber events or the retired officer's Christmas party and one party at my house for the chamber staff. So they are planned food and dinner events. I will just have to eat skimpy during the day and try to be sensible. And keep away from the beer and wine. Those 2 things add so many points for nothing.
Today I have an appmt and a delivery of furniture and the client wants to take me to lunch. Last time she picked a fried seafood restaurant. I am just going to hang on and do the best I can. When I sabotage myself with ice cream and chips it doesn't help. My mind told me that I had extra points and I could eat them but it threw me into the flex points and I need them for these 2 parties coming up before weigh in.
And it is so darn cold here, walking is out. Pat and I get up early to walk and if it is too cold, we don't go. And it is too cold. I'm so busy with work and getting things done before Christmas, too.
I really want to get into the WW program and keep up my membership in the new year. I feel this is my only hope. But with our busy social schedule, I already have events to attend in January. I'm booked into February with mardi gras, Chamber banquet, DisneyWorld the first weekend, etc. I just need a week to do nothing but follow the program and it doesn't look promising. I will do the best I can and stay away from that darn ice cream. Thanks for reading. Later.
Monday, December 06, 2010
What a silly song, a partridge in a pear tree. Last week, at a luncheon, I heard about this song actually being created in the 1500's for the Catholics in England, (who were banned at the time) to teach their young children about the bible. The Partridge is actually Jesus Christ, Two Turtle Doves are the Old and New Testaments and so on. You can get the rest of this information online by googling the song. On the other hand, I found a great website that disected the song and compared it's meaning to social and sexual events in those days. A lot more interesting. So if you want to read more, try this link hubpages.com/hub/On_the_First_Day_of_Chris
tmas. Very interesting!
I also read this week about the use of the words "God Bless You" when someone sneezes. This came from the middle ages as well where it was thought that when you sneezed, your soul briefly left your body. So people would say God Bless to keep the devil from snatching it. There are a lot more sayings that we have that came from way back when. I should write them down when I hear them as I forget. For instance, the nursery rhyme, "Ring around a rosy, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down." is supposed to be a tune about smallpox and it's debilitating results. The posies kept the smell of dead people away.
I'm going to ask Kaseycoff to chime in here as she probably knows all this stuff, living in England like she does. A lot of this stuff originated from England. Spend a penny meant going to the toilet as British restrooms required a penny deposited in the door slot for you to use it.
We finally got our tree up yesterday and what a fiasco. We have a pre-lit Martha Stewart tree that revolves. When we took the tree out of the box, we could only find half the legs of the revolving tree stand. We assumed the other 2 were lost as we could not find them in the box or the tree. After running around town, hubby brought home a regular tree stand so the tree has lights but it doesn't revolve. I love that part of it to see all the ornaments. In the meantime, the plug of the stand broke off so we couldn't use it at all. Then this morning, hubby comes in with 2 legs of the tree stand he found in the bottom of the box while putting it in the trash. Now we can't find the other two legs so either they got thrown out, put in a safe place, or those were the ones we threw out. I can buy a new stand for $30 on Amazon but will it fit? I'll keep looking as I love the revolving part. And new pre-lit trees are $150 or more. We bought this one on sale one year for about $50 8 or 9 years ago. I'll never have a tree that isn't pre-lit. So handy, just plug in.
Went to a party last night and blew WW but back on today. Interesting to see how it goes tomorrow with weigh in after 2 parties. The next party is Thursday night and it will be more balanced I hope. Later.
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