Friday, April 20, 2007
I am feeling so much better. Two days and my cold has exited. I have been watching my food intake very closely and I am pleased with the results.
It really surprises me that I am not missing chocolate and especially, ice cream. I was a mint chocolate chip addict. My sweets primarily consist of fruit now. Strangely enough, I really enjoy it.
Learning that my Mother has diabetes sent my head spinning. It runs rampant in her family. She is sixty-seven and she was the last of her four siblings to become diabetic. She lost two of her brothers to the disease and her remaining brother and sister are insulin dependent.
She is dealing with it well enough. She simply doesn't admit she has it. She insists the pills she is taking twice a day are for diabetes prevention. I tried to explain to her that the only thing the pills are preventing is the use of injectible insulin. She would not hear it. God bless her. She is so stubborn and she lives in her own little world at times.
I firmly believe that I came to Sparkpeople at the right time and I am very thankful for everyone here. I do not think of my journey as temporary. This is a life changing experience. I am slowly, but surely changing all facets of my life and that is a blessing.
Monday, April 16, 2007
I awoke this morning with a terrible headache. Initially, I thought it was caused from the way I slept. I noticed a bit of a rasp in my voice, but I attributed it to working so late and just being tired. Sometimes, I have trouble putting two and two together.
I began sneezing a few hours ago, my body is beginning to ache and I am way beyond tired. I am very dissapointed that I am getting sick. I took my vitamins and added a dose of vitamin C, as well as melt-away tabs that are supposed to lessen the severity. Oh well, maybe I will get through this one quickly.
On the upside: I registered for the photography and computer classes when I got home from work last night. I also bought a vintage Olympus OM1 off Ebay. I really want to get back to the basics. The point and shoots are great for convenience, but they take away so much of the real fun of taking pictures.
I am nervous about returning to school. It has been so long since I have sat in a classroom. Finding the discipline to be there four days a week for three hours a day should be interesting. It is so important to me. I really believe that I cannot move forward with my goal of opening a studio until I have completed each phase of my goals. School is a huge part of that plan. I simply have to remain focused.
I lost a pound this week. I am very happy about it. I am really enjoying my journey. I look at all the food I eat in a different way now. I use the 100 calorie packs for those times when I want something to snack on that isn't a fruit. I get the salty, crunchy or sweet taste I am looking for and it satisfies me. I make it a point to keep fresh fruit and veggies in the kitchen. Our dinners very rarely contain starches. All-in-all, I am pleased with a pound a week.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
We made it to Busch Gardens. I don't know how I did it. I was exhausted when I crawled into bed at 1:00 AM and even more tired when I drug myself out of bed at 7:00.
We had such a good time and more importantly, the grandbeauties had a wonderful day. Today was another day that I wished I had been wearing a pedometer.
My legs were yelling at me as soon as my feet hit the floor. They told me repeatedly, all day that they should ne laying on a soft mattress. I kept on walking.
I didn't totally blow my calorie intake, but I wasn't great. Unfortunatly, those theme parks really don't have much to offer in the way of good food. At least, not the place we ate. Corn dog, fries, chicken strips or burgers. Not too many healthy choices. I chose chicken fingers and no fries.
It was a hard day to be good. I tracked what I ate, shrugged my shoulders and plan to begin anew tomorrow. Hopefully, my legs will forgive me for ignoring them today and I will walk softly tomorrowl
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