Thursday, August 23, 2007
Bb is for beef.
I grew up eating beef. My parents would buy either a half or a quarter of a beef and it was in the freezer, only there would be a store in town that rented spaces in it's freezer, that's where we had it. I try to go with the chicken diets that dieters are suppose to eat, and it just doesn't do it. I'm too attached to wanting my food to taste good and to be satisfied when I eat. It's probably why the weight doesn't go down as much or as quickly as recommended. Yet I'm toughing it out because, I want the life style change. Anyway, I bought two round steaks for 3.49 a pound, and I spent $10. And I was going to freeze them, but the grain of the beef was really pretty, so I'm not sure what the proceedure is called, but I turned the electic burner on high and cut the meet into five pieces each and individually fired the meat fast on each side, and it was med rare. Only then I let it cool and put it in the baggies and then froze them. Price per baggie? About 1-2 dollars each comparable to a value sandwich at McDonalds. I had only a few minutes to eat the other night and I microwaved one of the pieces with veggies~~the thing was somewhere between 2-6 ounces. Beef satisfies me. I don't have to eat it every day. That and with the raw veggies, mmmm.
Last night I was at work and learning that on break, I need to eat something, it's a long time after break until I go home~~This time I bought those little things of apple sauce and my carrots. Because it's a short break and I'm eating cruncy things, I eat slower. Carrots and mustard.
Big apple--slept for a while last night, actually from 6 pm to 9 pm then went grocery shopping around 11 pm, store was empty and easy to maneuver about. Bought apples and carrots and walnuts and potatoes and beans and celery and watermelon and milk and bread. I even got a bottle of carrot juice and it was good. Now for breakfast, I'm having one of those big apples and a potato! It says that after I nuke it, wrap it in foil for 5 minutes, ok will try it. Only 100 calories for the potato!
Tonight, I have to brush up my math skills, and i haven't used them for a very long time. Possible job needs me to take an on-line math test. Been working on it all day.......87 questions, I have 20 done. Slope, rise, run....that's the one that I'm doing a math tutor on now to bring those skills back. Enjoy the challenge......hope I can get the skills back asap!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Working on this goal=how to exercise regularly, how to not let stresses in my life interfere with exercising, how to move exercising into a top priority on a daily basis
Well my cold went full fledge into a real bout, and would have called in one day except the manager was on vacation and she'd lose the time if she had to come in, thought it better if I'd tough it out for one day rather than feel her wrath.
Lemonade--been making my own at home, and today I was out, and drove through a fast food and got the soda and realized that what I wanted was lemonade. Yes, drank the soda, but headed to the store and got a bag of lemons. I'm using sugar right now for the sweetener, and am planning to look at some other recipies for a syrup, maybe in some of my older cookbooks or I wonder if I have the thirst for just lemon and water? Proud that I bought the bag of lemons.
Well, today I made the lemonade and put it in the freezer to chill and guess what.....of course, I forgot to get it out. This time I made it with no sugar.........can't tell you how it tastes.
Anger=let me tell you of the first time that I tried to lose weight seriously, it was probably about 15 years ago maybe a bit more, I had studied the weight thing enough to realize that it takes more than one try to be successful. And so I talked to my doctor about it, and he put me on diet pills and only gave me a weeks supply at a time. And he wanted it for a short 12 week period, I think. And so I went on it and was somewhat successful and he mapped out how it would get me over the hunger part and then he had a program where I would continue with food portions and meeting at the office for another period of time, and I think that I was willing to follow it and I was successful. Only before the initial time was over, he told me that he was relocating his practice to another part of the state because he had a chance to become part of the university medical team, and gave me a two week notice and didn't refer me to anyone else. It was devistating. It also came after my divorce when all sorts of things were coming into my life and promising that they would be there as support and then similar things would happen......
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Z--well, I post a blog every week usually on Friday. So approx 26 weeks ago, I started with each letter. I've made my way through the alphabet. I collect my thougths on my blog page and then clump one of the letters in my recent blog entries. How should I organize the next writings?
Also, I got an email about a job interview and training. I hope I can keep my mouth shut and not say how bad I am at things.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Y is for yesterday.
Yesterday--actually a year ago, I joined sparks and now I can say that I've made a life style change. Getting into the 170's is a BIG step for me. It feels right. II did it, I'm in the 170's hurrah!!!great. wow after one year of being with Sparks.....wow and to think that I had to give up a 200 lb guy to do this, talk about a life style change..
Thursday, July 12, 2007
X is for no kisses
Tomorrow I drive back to my home town for some appointments and it will be the first time since me and bf broke up that I'll be back. Sometimes I procrastinate, and sometimes I dive in and hit things squarely. I didn't want to drive through and accidently see him, so I organized my day and then called him to day and told thim that I will be in town and where I would be eating lunch, and that he could join me if he wanted to. My reasoning~~didn't want to accidently run into him because the timing of where I needed to be and his routines would have possibly coincided. This way I know where he is and one of my appointments butts up right against lunch. This will be the hardest time, going back.
Well, I went and it was good seeing him and I was able to ask him if he was in the same frame of mind, that it was over, and he said yes, that I lived too far for a relationship. He hasn't phoned since I got back, and as of now it's been a week and a half, so that tells me that while lunch was good, and seeing him was great, and his greeting was the best, I'd be running after him if I phoned him prior to returning to my home town for future medical things. Now if I run into him, I'll deal with it. We had so many special times.
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