Sunday, July 18, 2010
Well...and Abby...our boxer. DH is going to take DS for a cut. I *get* to take DS. We are all taking Scooby, our Shihtzu/Papillion (sp?) for his grooming appointment...and then heading out to breakfast.
After breakfast, we'll all come home. I'll work on laundry and finish my grocery list...and then go grocery shopping. DD will get her hair done first (before groceries!) and then it's home to start dinner. Hopefully I will get some serious reading in too. Oh...and a workout. That WILL happen. Good thing I'm on vacation. I need the rest! LOL!
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!
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