Monday, January 17, 2011
I am back from the Atlanta Merchandise Mart and I had a fabulous time! A lot of walking around the showrooms. This is the place designer's go to see what is new in the market place and place orders for new products. I will be writing a blog about the new trends and will post it here. But in the meantime, the buzz words are neutrals, birds, washed grey furniture, and unfinished but polished furnitiure!
Small birds were everywhere, on candlesticks, mirrors, lamps, pictures etc. And I mean sparrows and chickadee small birds. You could see the emphasis from the green movement in the natural linens and colors shown. I'm very excited about it but most regular people, like my clients and those of you who are reading this, will never see the washed greys in furniture as it will be a high end look. Painted furniture is still very big, a lot of distressing and soft colors! The greys and beiges were accented with a new color called plum raisin which is a soft purply plum and was often mixed with teal. Later.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
I struggled with a blog title today and finally ended up with the above, because today I am calm and happy! It is good to read other peoples blogs, how frustrated they are, how happy they are, disappointed, struggling, whatever is going on. Some things you can relate to, others not. I read a blog today from a young woman who is extreme in her low opinion of herself. So sad. At 62, if I could only redo parts of my mind throughout my life, I would have been a lot less stressed. But now, at 62, I'm happier than I have ever been.
I have learned not to worry but to give my worries over to God. Let him handle them. My oldest son has decided to leave his job in food service and get training as an EMT. It is very worrying in this economic client but I am happy that he has a goal and is striving for it. This doesn't happen until the summer so I have a lot of praying to do so that God can handle it. I just hope we don't have to contribute to the education. We did that already.
I'm not going to worry about losing weight. I am going to apply what I know about healthy eating to each meal and try to make the best choices available. I've learned a lot in the past year with sparking and I will continue to learn from all my friends.
I'm going to crank up the Wii fit as often as I can. In fact, after I finish here I'll go do a few. When the weather gets better, I will walk outside and take the dog. When things settle down and I have more time to make the effort, I might resume my WW efforts. Right now, I have too much other stuff on my plate, like clients needs, going to market in Atlanta tomorrow and Niagara Falls at the end of the month. Filling Mom-in-laws pill boxes, taking her for a hair cut, keeping up with kids and grandchildren, etc. etc.
Social activities get in the way but like I said, I'm having more fun than ever. My sister wanted me to join the Yacht Club for years and we finally decided to do so this summer. ANd we have had a great time! Last night we went to game night with them. They are trying to get more people to come out during the week. So we played pinochle, had 3 beers and pizza. The pizza was homemade and delicious. Very thin crust and fresh veggies. WE talked about our upcoming trip to Niagara Falls and we are all looking forward to it! I'll tell you about that when it happens! Later. Got to get going!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Just imagine, we are the only state in the nation with no snow! Even Hawaii has snow according to George Stephanopoulis on GMA! It's cold enough here for snow so I'll bundle up anyway. Would love to just stay home but not to be. I've been going back and rereading my blogs from last year at this time. I had just returned from DIsney and while writing, this came out of my fingers:
"YOU CANNOT LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF! "
Whoa, did I really say that? You cannot lose weight and keep it off without changing yourself!! It just rolled off the keyboard and it's my new mantra!!!!!!!! I believe it!! For the first time in my life, I KNOW I have to change to be thin! I understand, I get it!
Losing weight is not depriving myself of the pleasure of eating anything I want. If I want to lose weight, I have to give up some foods temporarily and then learn to eat them in moderation, for the rest of my life! "
Okay, I still believe it but I guess I haven't decided to change myself enough to lose the weight. Or I am too busy with extracurricular activities to give it the time. I did set up my Wii fit yesterday and I did 35 min and I was told I was in pretty good shape, even though obese! Looking at my picture, do you think I am obese? I said yesterday that I would devote more of my time to exercise and still try to eat healthier and make good choices. This past year I've done little to increase the exercise while trying to stick to some sort of diet. Maybe if I concentrate on more exercise, the weight loss will happen. I'll try it.
At least I am still here. And cold! Later
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I was reading ANDI1571's blog and then was directed to two other blogs, NURSECLARA AND ONEKIDSMOM. Both were talking about self-sabotage on the weight loss. I am floundering on the weight loss end and I don't have any clue where I am at. I am interested in learning WW Points Plus but I can't seem to get to first base. Too much going on and they are so crowded at the meetings, I am setting that aside for a few weeks until I can devote myself to it. I will return to sensible eating and hope for the best.
Something weird happened to me recently. I received an e-mail message from WW I thought, asking me to be friends on facebook. I went ahead and clicked on the link but instead of WW, I got into some sort of virus for ACAI berries that went onto my facebook account and sent messages to all my friends that I had lost 5 pounds and to ask me how. It spread like wildfire no matter what I tried. My son said to change my password on facebook as it looked like I had been invaded so I did but not before my friends got the wormy message.
So last week I got a call from a woman at church who had stumbled onto that message through another friend and she wanted to know what I was doing and I had to explain it was bogus. I got to thinking about this woman who has been trying everything to lose weight as long as I have known her. 20 + years. She is a tall woman, medium build, in her 70's and she exercises every day at the gym. She is healthy and in good shape. Better than me and she has been trying to lose weight all these years and she isn't even fat! I can compare myself to her so it was an eye opener for me. Should I just be happy at the weight I am at and just learn to lose exercise or should I continually beat myself up to lose only to fall off the wagon, over and over. I seem to maintain between 180 and 189. Should I just be satisfied?
Maybe what I need to do is to focus on exercise. I am definitely a slug when it comes to exercise so maybe that is what I should do. Try to eat healthy and learn to love exercise instead. I would probably drop weight too. I have a busy life with my business and extra-curricular activities and I can't fit extra things in.
I'm having trouble getting to my quilting which I love. If I'm spending time trying to learn WW, then I don't have time to learn how to enjoy exercise. So I think I am going to put exercise into the forefront for a while but still make healthier food choices and not try to count points, etc. today, I don't have a decorating appointment so I think I am going to devote some time to hooking up the WII fit and setting up some sort of program! Later!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
We got back from Disney yesterday about 3:30 and we had a wonderful time seeing the grandkids and family. My son, his wife and her dad completed the Full Disney Marathon and got the Mickey Medal! My son had not trained well for the marathon and we were concerned he would finish. But he did and he was so proud of himself! Now they are at the airport in Orlando, trying to get home to Greensboro. Atlanta is a zoo and they have to fly through there so hopefully they won't be stuck. My husband did the half and he says this is the last one as he didn't have all that good of a time! At least I did a lot of walking and while we were waiting at Hollywood studios near the Christmas tree for everyone to pass by, I pushed the baby's stroller back and forth and kept moving. And I had two salads for lunch instead of fries and chicken fingers, etc. Only 2 good choices but oh, well.
Back to the grind!
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