Saturday, April 03, 2010
Okay, that's all I can remember of that song. Unless I'm singing along with my Shrek CD and then I know all the words. Of course, my kids shush me if I'm actually singing in their presence, but that just encourages me to sing more loudly and more poorly (more badly?). Anyway, I am a "for myself" kind of singer!
Now that that little bit of "off the trackedness" is out of the way, on to what I really wanted to put in writing. Part of the purpose of this particular blog, in my mind, is to get what I want to do straight in my own mind. The thing is, I've been hovering between 4 and 8 pounds from my goal for the past six months, maybe longer.
Part of the problem is that I'm not completely sure that I want to get to my current goal. It is a number that I pulled out of my, um, ear. About six, maybe seven years ago, I started WW and I set a goal of 130. My leader agreed that 130 would be a good goal weight for me. I'm 5'1" (I swear I used to be 5'4", but I think my feet must have been fat too. LOL!) and 130 is at the top of most every range for my height. Since I carry my weight in my thighs (all muscle, I tell ya!), 130 was good for me. This time, I thought I would go for 126. Maybe that last four pounds would make my stomach look that much closer to flat. Or my thighs rub together just that much less.
But, what if I get to the 126 and I don't like it! What if that 4 pounds came off my face and I look skeletal! (Skeleton tree, cos I couldn't find a real skeleton. Didn't look too hard either.) Or worse. What if I really like the way I look, but decide I can look better?! What if I change my goal to continuously "improve" my appearance? What if I will need to be on the weight loss portion of this journey forever! Okay, that last fear ain't likely to come true. I like eating too much to make "continuous improvements" like that.
Anyway...I DO want to get to 126. If it turns out that it is too hard to maintain, I can go back to 130. Good. That is decided. Now...how do I get there? Basically, I need to make a plan. I need to make changes in my daily, every day, normal life because what I'm doing right now is not getting me where I want to go.
Tomorrow, in between cleaning out cobwebs (house AND head!), hanging pictures, working out, laundry and hopefully a little reading time, I will put my plan to pad and paper. (That can't be the right saying, can it? Pad and paper are basically the same thing, right?) Anywho...I will keep my plan, on my pad and on my paper, in a place that I will see it every day. Preferably a few times every day. I will blog it here and ask for accountability.
That's all I have right now. A fairly long blog that eventually gets one decision - I want to get to 126 - and one action item for myself - make a plan!
I'll let you know how it goes!
Friday, April 02, 2010
My son is watching a show about how different companies make tortilla chips, taco shells, etc. They discussed the health benefits of baked vs. fried tortilla chips and that fried tortilla chips tasted better.
Now I'm craving chips and salsa. The really good fried kind that you get at a real Mexican restaurant. And nice thick chunky flavorful salsa. Yummy! I have some tortilla chips in the pantry and some salsa in the fridge. Not quite the authentic stuff, but yummy just the same.
But, I am done eating for the day. I am making myself hungry with this blog, so I'd better end it now and head to bed!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
And I'm saying this after DH took me out to dinner tonight. Hmmmm....
Every work day, I pack both my breakfast and my lunch. I generally am not hungry right when I get up, but know that breakfast is important. Therefore, I pack a breakfast to eat at my desk. Most mornings, I have some sort of leftovers. Cereal (no, not even oatmeal!) doesn't stick with me and I get hungry really fast. I really like eggs and bacon but there are two problems with that breakfast. One, not the healthiest choice. Two, no one will make it for me! That's the big issue! LOL!
Lunch is also a leftover, but a different leftover than breakfast. I've had potato soup, beef enchiladas, lasagna and spaghetti so far this week. I packed the last of the spaghetti for lunch or breakfast tomorrow. When I was trying to figure out what to have for the other meal, I started looking through the freezer for my options. Enchiladas or lasagna - been there, done that...today! Chicken and rice dish - okay, but I don't feel like it. Frozen dinner - meh!
Short story long (yes, I know, I can make things long!) (Oh my, I just realized that that could be taken really wrong! ) Anyway...I am bored with all of the food I make. At least, right NOW I'm bored with every food choice I have. Ugh! So, do you think I could stay bored long enough that I won't eat more than my ranges allow? Yeah, didn't think so.
And I bet you are all dying to know what I decided to have for the other meal, huh?
Drum roll please... (pretend those two together are a drum)
I'm going to buy my lunch! Brilliant, yes? I've even decided to get a sandwich rather than a burger. Yay me! LOL!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
No, I'm not calling myself a hippo. BUT, do you remember that game? You'd slap the lever on the hippo's butt and their mouth would pop open. Then your hippo would "devour" whatever was in front of them. Even when it was just marbles! Ick!!
Well, I felt like one of those dang hippos today. Wanting to devour everything in front of me...and some things I would actually have to work for! LOL! For most of the day, I fed my inner hippo well. String cheese while getting ready for work (I told you I was hungry, hungry!). Lasagna and broccoli for breakfast. Fiber one bar for snack. Beef enchiladas, broccoli and carrots for lunch. Orange for a snack. Spaghetti (no, no broccoli) for dinner. One piece of bread with some butter and garlic salt. Then I finished off the potatoes and carrots from last night's dinner. Told myself to wait before I ate more. And I did wait.
And about an hour later, I ate 9 Lorna Doone shortbread cookies. (Yes, I counted them. And, yes, I tracked them.) Then, another hour later, I had a string cheese. Now, 45 minutes later I'm still hungry! Or am I hungry again? Either way, I don't like it! Maybe I just need to go to bed and override the hippo with the slug. At least the slug got some rest...I think.
I'm going to go to bed now (after I drink some tea) and see how tomorrow goes. Wish me luck!
Monday, March 29, 2010
during softball practice. At least, not as her coach. Cos I'm not her coach this year! LOL! And trust me, I'm okay with it! Her coach is the varsity softball coach for our local high school. He will be great for her and I am very glad that she is on his team.
I just miss getting to tell her to run faster, try harder, do more!! I still give her a little grief from the sidelines, but not as much as in the past. I don't think she misses it though. Odd, huh?
Oh! Problem solved! I'll just tell her all that stuff on the way to practice, on the way home from practice and in between all of the practices!!! Yay for me! Not so yay for her! It's gonna be a good week!
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