Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Well, it looks like Christmas, with the cold and the snow.
But the tree isn't up, the lights are not strung,
Shopping is started but not quite done.
Nary a cookie to be found in the house
Though in the basement I might find a mouse!
Rushing through my work and lots to sew
Oh, where, oh where, did all this year go?!?
I refuse to get all stressed, for I know just how much I am blessed.
So off with you anxiousness! Out with you worry!
Dash away! Dash away! Fly away in a hurry!
And I must exclaim as I put my body to rest
Thank you Lord for this day, may all my dear ones be blessed!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Got all my tea in today. Not all the vinegar--again. Tracking was good. A wee bit off on the fiber. Did more than an hour of toting, lifting, cleaning and got my heart rate up doing that instead of my regular walking. One slip up, though. I had two almond kisses today. Being able to stop at two is a great thing for me.
All in all a good day.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
So, DD and I have begun on our journey. Did not get a chance to ask her how she did today yet. So far, I have two cups of green tea in, two cups of black tea (Not in the plan!) and two and a half T of vinegar. The equation was suppose to be 4 Cups of tea, 3 T of vinegar, avoid sweets and do at least 15 minutes of exercise a day as well as getting enough protein. Whew! Found out I am not good at this healthy diet math at all. Oh, well, tomorrow is another day. Still have time to catch up on my vinegar and exercise before it gets too much later. I am avoiding sweets OK, except for the two teaspoons of organic sugar I had in two of the cups of tea (one tsp in each). There are cookies and candy in the house and I have not gotten into them. That is the beginning of a miracle for me and my sweet tooth.
More later. Have to get in my three blogs this week. Trying to keep that goal in mind, also.
Have a great night, All!
Monday, December 09, 2013
Decided to take a challenge on one of the teams I am on to lose five pounds by 2014. I have joked about all of the stuff written about rapid weight loss and have decided to "try" a few things out for myself and report here on my blog. I usually gain a few pounds over the holidays, but I am planning to keep an eye on the sweets and the things that are usually my downfall -- peanut butter fudge, stuffing, chocolate chip cookies.
Anyway, DD and I have decided to put a few of the less offensive things together, along with our regular eating plans and exercise. I have difficulty getting in that exercise every day, so we are going to keep each other accountable.
So, what do we consider less offensive that we will add? We have decided to add extra vinegar to our salads, adding up to 3 T a day. I like things sour anyway, so no big change. Just going to be conscious of how much I am getting. Also, since we are tea drinkers anyway, we are going to try to add 3 to 4 cups of green tea a day. Usually, we drink all kinds of teas, but green is suppose to be a good antioxidant, as well as a metabolism booster. And, here's the biggie, we are planning to stay away from ALL sweet treats Monday through Friday this week (we have a party Saturday) and see if we can lose at least two pounds. We are both hoping that being accountable and paying particular attention to what we are eating, will get us off the plateaus we are on. If this works out, we will probably do it again next week. We have another party next Saturday.
This is great that we can do this together because we have a lot of the same things coming up, some of the same problems and temptations, and we like many of the same things.
Looking for good results and great fellowship with DD.
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