Monday, September 19, 2011
T is for turnip and I don't know what else. Anyone? I'm ready to get to the Z's. Never tried any UGLI fruit. Anyone? This has been an interesting venture, going through the alphabet for fruits and veggies. Someday, I'm going to pick up an ugli fruit at the supermarket and try it. When we went to the market yesterday, I had a list and got everything on it. I even had gone through the cupboards and checked what we needed. In between big trips, hubby usually goes to the grocery because I don't want to.
Actually my husband is really helpful around the house. He does most of the laundry, takes out the trash, grocery shops when we need it, runs the vacuum, gets up first and makes the coffee and gets the paper. Before Panda died, he fed her most often and walked her. What do I do? I make most of the mess around here and cook most of the meals. That's kind of a real eye opener when I think about it. Not much of a housewife I am. I think it's because we reversed roles when I bought my business at age 36. I became the major breadwinner and hubby became the house husband in a sense. Never really thought of it that way but I guess it is true.
We had 2 sons and he was there for them, taking them to practices and activities. I was always there too but he did more in that fashion than I because when someone called for a decorating appmt, I had to go. My husband is also the type that wants to be active, to be doing something. Drives me crazy sometimes. I would just as soon take a nap, or sew a quilt or watch TV.
Since I joined the Organized Life team I have jumped into organizing big time. Check out my new blog! organizeanddecoratoe123.blogspot.com
Saturday, September 17, 2011
P is for pear and peas, pineapple and pumpkin, pomegranite. Q is for kumquat. Oh, at least kimquat has a q in it. Can't think of any Q starters. I'll be glad when this fruit and veggie alphabet is finished but it has been interesting. Spark says to eat fresh veggies, which I did last night at the Yacht Club. Also don't forget dried fruits, prunes! There's another P! ANd top your cereal with berries! PLUMS! Lots of p's out there.
I could not sleep last night. I had met with the doc who said I was fat and I met with my friend Cassandra, the professional organizer who is helping me get organized. I had a lot of organization things going around in my head last night and the visual of all that clutter was keeping me awake. So, I got up, pulled the empty box next to me that I'm filling with trash, and sorted magazines. I got a binder with clear dividers and tore quilt patterns out of magazines that I wanted to keep and put them in the clear dividers. Now I can't wait to finish sorting the magazines and have one binder of patterns that I might use in the future. Can't believe that I am that interested in getting organized! Been talking about it for years.
Anyway, at midnight, the tylenol pm finally kicked in and I was able to go back to bed and sleep.
Something is happening to my body and I hope it continues. All of a sudden I am not that hungry. I am actually aware of being full and I stop eating. Hubby is as we speak puttering around the kitchen coming up with breakfast. And I'm reducing the portion size in my head before it even gets to the plate, knowing that I don't want to feel stuffed. I felt a bit stuffed after dinner last night and I didn't like it. For years and years I took a medication at night for depression. It helped me to sleep I guess because I always did and I usually took an afternoon nap as well. One of the side effects of it was weight gain which I slowly did over ten years. New Doc took me off that med in April and I suffered immensely for a month trying to adjust to the new med. He said that most of his patients taking Pristiq, which is my new med, lost weight. Well nothing has happened in the weight loss department but I am wondering if finally, the old med has left my system and it took that long, 5 months? And the scale seems to be slowly moving downward, although I'm not posting anything until it looks permanent. I'm too up and down.
Today we go to the FSU/Oklahoma game and I will be doing plenty of walking. And tomorrow, we have to go grocery shopping as we are out of most everything and the fridge is void of fresh fruit and veggies. So with this lack of hunger in mind, I am definitely going to be planning some healthy meals for the week! I will weigh in and record my weight in a weeks time! Promise!
Friday, September 16, 2011
This morning I had a consult with the sleep doctor on the test that I had taken in July and flunked. First words out of his mouth were, you have the same problem I have, overweight! If you would lose weight it might help you sleep. I was a little insulted. Okay, yes I am overweight but I don't consider myself fat. Hey, I guess I am. He prescribed a CPAP machine for me even though I only stopped breathing twice in an hour and kicked my legs 99 times. Wasn't sure that Tricare would pay for it but we will give it a shot.
So I'm thinking now, I do need to lose weight, that is no secret. I have not been hungry lately. All of a sudden like. Wonder why that is? It's really a wierd feeling but something I'm becoming very conscious of. That is part of the Weigh Down Workshop premise, eat when you are hungry and don't eat when you are not. Makes sense. Last night I only at half my dinner and no snacking. If I can keep that up I might lose. I did step on the scale this morning and showed a 2 lb loss but I dont' track those things as I expect it to go back up. But maybe I should look at that in another fashion. 2 lbs lost, continue on a healthier track and maybe it will continue.
Americans are bad when it comes to having a diagnosis from a doctor to lose weight. If you have health problems that are related to being overweight, doesn't it make sense that it ought to spur you on to lose? Seems like a no brainer to me but it isn't that simple. I'm not a diabetic but it seems like many with that illness have a really hard time losing weight when they know it would help them to lose. I'm going back to see this guy in November. I'd like to be thinner and I can do it. Walking with my friend Pat and climbing the steps at the FSU stadium have firmed me up some. Maybe burning a few calories as well. I'm going to give it a shot and pay full attention to what goes in my mouth. I will ask myself if I am hungry and really want it or am I just eating to fill a void somewhere else. Later.
Get An Email Alert Each Time 4DOGNIGHT Posts