Friday, July 16, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
As many of you know, I read....a lot! And when I read, it is not to be educated. I purposely choose light-hearted, easy to read, fun books (if you can call murder-mysteries "fun").
Today I started Janet Evanovich's newest book, Sizzlin' Sixteen. It is about a Jersey girl turned bounty hunter. She's not very good, but she has a group of friends that "help" her out. One of her friends is an ex "ho" who is constantly on a diet. One of the diets in a previous book was a low-carb diet. To Lula, that meant she could eat all sorts of meat and as much of it as she wanted. She even carried pork chops around in her purse! LOL!
Well, in this book she has started yet another new diet. The "just one" diet. She can eat anything she wants, but just one of each thing. For example (her example, not mine!), she can have one pea or one spear of asparagus or one loaf of bread. She hasn't lost any weight yet, but she just started the diet. They also headed into a donut shop and Lula was going to have to choose only one donut. By the time she left the shop, she had gotten one...of each kind of donut! LOL! Somehow, I don't think this diet's going to work.
Lula personifies some of the thoughts that I have had. Special diets, special combinations, special powers, that's all I needed to make this weight disappear forever! LOL! I know now that it's not any special secret. And it's not easy. But it's doable.
Although...I like that "just one" diet! LOL!!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Every day that I drive to work, I take a 32oz bottle of water to drink on the way. When I get to work, I fill it back up and put it in the fridge. That way, it's ready for me to drink on the way home. Today, I was halfway to my truck when I realized that I had forgotten to grab the water bottle out of the fridge on my way down. It was already 5:30 so I decided that I was NOT going back for it.
Did I mention that it was almost 100' today? I was thirsty before I hit the stop light! So, I pulled over at the Chevron to get a drink. I'd had enough Diet Pepsi and decided I needed something else. While I was looking, I saw the "new" product from Diet Pepsi, peach flavored green tea. How healthy is that, right? Peaches, green tea, awesome!
After I bought it (yes, AFTER!), I decided that I should look at the calories. There were four servings in the one bottle...at 80 calories per! Yep, did the math (in my head even! LOL!) and realized that if I drank that whole bottle that is 320 calories! That's a lot of calories! For a drink!!
So, now I had a dilemma. Do I drink my calories and not "die" of thirst? Or do I save my calories and "die" of thirst? I compromised and drank about half of it on the way home. Gave the rest to my DD when I got home. If I'm going to consume that many calories, by gum, I get to chew! LOL!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I'm sitting here, eating one bag of peanut butter M&M's. I am breaking the "Don't eat after 8:00 pm rule (another rule that I'm breaking!), but I am making sure that I am aware of every bite! I am eating them one at at time, breaking off the outer shell (oral dexterity...LOL!) and then letting the peanut butter melt in my mouth. They have lasted almost 20 minutes now! Last one...done!
Which got me to thinking....shouldn't I savor everything I eat? No, really, EVERYTHING!!! I don't. Not by a long shot. There are some days that I couldn't even tell you what I ate, let alone how much I ate. Today at lunch, I sat on the patio at work (sooooo warm, so pleasant, so wonderful) and ate my food. About halfway through the "entrée" I realized that I was full. Part of that was because I was drinking a Diet Pepsi (carbonation makes you feel fuller...until the carbonation is released! LOL!). But part of it was probably because I wasn't hungry any more. Weird, huh?
So you know what I did? Yep...I finished the whole thing! LOL! Afterward I didn't feel overly stuffed as though I had eaten way too much. But I did start to wonder if I would have been just as satisfied with less. Why didn't I stop? Because I was afraid! I was afraid I would be hungry later! BTW...I had a string cheese in my lunch pail and two boxes of Fiber One bars at my desk and peanuts at another desk and vending machines if push came to shove. In other words, there was plenty of food available should I get hungry. And healthy food at that.
But not finishing my food is breaking one of those rules. And it would make me get out of my rut. And the starving kids in Africa would starve more if I didn't finish every bite! Right?
What? No? I don't have to finish the food just because it's there? Are you sure? Hmmm...I'll have to think about that...and savor every bite. When I'm no longer savoring, maybe I'll stop eating. What a concept!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
As most of you know, I took the kids to the water park (again) today. We've gone multiple times and the wildest ride I've gone on is the Wave Pool. It is a big pool that has large waves for 10 minutes at a time, then 10 minutes of relative calm, throughout the day. Even when I went on that "ride," I didn't venture past the blue line that non-swimmers aren't supposed to cross. Yes, I can swim. I'm just a sissy-la-la-wah-wah-girl! LOL!
Well, this year I've ventured outside my comfort zone. Today, I went on the family ride with the kids. Tube, water, slide. Then I went on the slide. Tube, water, slide. Then we went on the racing slides. Tube, water, slide. Seeing a pattern here? That's just it...so did I! LOL!! Every ride there is just some variation of tube (or no tube), water and sliding!
So then it was my turn to choose a ride. And going potty and sitting down reading are not rides - according to the kids! LOL! So I chose the Viper's Vortex. It basically looks like a big toilet bowl and the ride ends when you get "flushed"! LOL! We went up the ride and DD and I went in a tube together. DS wanted to go alone, so we let him. I was in front and I swear that first drop was 100 feet up and straight down! I screamed! And I was scared! And then I laughed! And then we did it again!!!! What an absolute blast. We continued to ride rides for about 90 minutes. Then I had to stop for water and reapplication of sun screen (and so did the kids). Then I was hungry and tired so I rested a little. And then we did it again...another 30 minutes or so.
It was a great day, but now I'm done. I made dinner (twice), started auctions, packed my lunch for tomorrow and picked out clothes. I've even done my SParking for the day. I think I can safely go to bed now! And it's not yet 10:00! Thank goodness, cos I could use the sleep! LOL!
Night all. Five more wake ups until my STAY-cation!!!
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