Wednesday, February 09, 2011
So, we all know how much energy children have, right? I'm guilty of saying it before. "Shew, I wish I had half that energy!" Yep, if you haven't said it, you've thought it.
I discovered this week that my 2 year old daughter absolutely positively loves the Black Eyed Peas. This house is full of hard rock and metal music, but I know she loves to dance and I was just pulling up videos because we were feeling extra silly, and they seem to be our go-to for our "Get Phunky" dances, as she calls them.
After several days we have developed a habit of listening to "Boom Boom Pow", "Let's Get It Started" and a few of the others that everyone knows so well. And to my surprise, I've got an ability to shake what my momma gave me, and I have brilliantly passed it on this trait to my child! Come to find out, I get so wrapped up in our little dances that I keep going and going and shaking my tushy that she eventually throws in the towel (or blankie, if you will) and says "Momma, we can rest now!"
Mwahahaha! I am gaining some of my youth back that I lost years ago when I should have felt at my prime. 30 is starting to look like the new 20 for me! It is amazing what just a boost of energy can do for your self esteem. Just earlier this year, I would've maybe have "danced" to one kiddie song then sat down, saying "You go 'head, baby. Show momma your dance moves." Now the mother has to beg the child "Just one more! Pwwweeeeease?"
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I know that the vast majority would tell me to keep my chin up, to keep looking forward. Today, though, I'm in the rut of being hard on myself.
How does one who used to eat about a bazillion calories a day (I could finish a large pizza by myself, no problem, amongst what else I ate that day) go to 1200 - 1500 calories faithfully and remain pretty much where she has been on the scale? I'm not looking for miracles, but the scale jumped up .5 a lb this morning. I've been well behaved for 11 days now. I have completely quit any beverages other than water and a Gatorade at times. I thought that alone would show towards 5 lbs up and leaving! I might also mention that, while I am not exactly going for an Atkins diet being a vegetarian, I am keeping my carbs as faithfully as I can to under 120, and trying to make those carbs come from the good sources at that. For a vegetarian that is trying to eat meat proteins again after 16 years, this is something that I thought I would surely be proud of!
Maybe my expectations are too high. I would find it a little easier to understand if I wasn't monitoring myself like a hawk or if I hadn't added any physical activity at all to my week. Granted, I only do about 25 minutes of aerobics or walking 3 times a week thus far, but folks that is jumping off of clouds compared to how sedentary I used to be.
I suppose I am just curious if nearing the end of the second week might surprise me with 2 lbs. Does the first week yeild more results, or the second, typically? In 11 days I have lost 2.5 lbs and gained a half. I know this is overall a success, but I was looking forward to losing or seeing just a little more come off considering my starting size.
Welp, thanks for the vent. Time to get up and boil some eggs and suck it up. I suppose in a way just bitching about it has already relieved some of the disappointment. Onward and upward!
Monday, January 24, 2011
So it seems that I have the tremendous honour of being a bridesmaid for a wonderful friend... this July! The horror... the HORROR!!!
What is so wrong with that? Well, for starters, we will not be holding overstuffed and fluffed bouquets in which I can hide at least a smidge of my huge rolls. No no, we will be given teeny tiny oriental fans. And once again I will have the pleasure of being the largest bridesmaid in the wedding party. It is good to know that I am loved, truly! But I'm just not looking forward to being the lady who looks like she had to order 2 dresses to make one for herself. You'd think after all of these years I would be use to that, but it never gets easier.
So the way I am trying to wrap my thoughts around it this morning are thus: Kick it into gear, sister! Either you a) are the biggest girl there just like any other events in your past that you have attended *gasp, no change!* or b) let's see what you got to make this time different!
My goal is to shed a little and that way I can focus on fretting much more about the unimportant things, like batting my eyelashes at a groomsman of my choice just so, in hopes that he takes the confident flirting hint from me instead of thinking I have a spiderweb in my eye. Good luck to me, and to the rest of the sweating, grouchy world of dieters out there, whatever their goals may be!
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