Friday, March 25, 2011
All of you were in agreement with my blog "Did you get caught with your hand in the cookie jar". thus encouraging me to write another blog using some of your comments.
Back in the good old days when you had to walk to the toilet, draw water out of the well and carry it into the house, wash the clothes on a scrub board then a machine with a roller after the which you hung them out by hand you got plenty of exercise. The sheets smelled so good but now they wouldn't smell that good with all the pollution around. I loved to cook back then and I cooked while the rest of the family worked out of doors in the garden
Then there was the shelling of peas, breaking up green beans, etc., etc.
Canning hundreds of jars of good food for the winter.
Picking the worms off the plants. Yuck.
Everyone worked, washing dishes by hand in the water we heated from the well, dusting on Saturdays, mopping, mowing, etc. We never thought of letting mom do all of the work. She usually had a little one to care for and I was little momma as I was the oldest of the children.
We would rather stay out of doors to play than come in to eat and ate little as we wanted to hurry and get back out of doors.
We had already walked 1/2 mile to school and 1/2 mile back sometimes twice a day.
When I was in the first grade and lived in the country I walked two miles to school.
What was the play we wanted to get back to? We loved to swing in home made swings, play chase, other games, baseball after supper, table tennis, etc.,
All of our play was active. And we would rather do that than eat. Of course back then our food was a lot of beans and potatoes and veggies from the garden.
Our snack and treat for the afternoon after school was an apple when they were in season and we would buy by the bushel, maybe a pear or a peach.
Then we got all the things kids could sit on the couch and play with. TV's, computer games, other games and the treats changed from home made stuff mom made and an apple or if we were lucky a nice pan of pop corn we all shared.
So why do we have more weight problems now?
Why do we battle with the weight?
Is our life style different?
Do we eat a lot of instant food, TV meals, Fast food, Super sized stuff?
We didn't hardly know what a restaurant was for back then.
So I say if we could get out and get active and enjoy it more than we enjoy food we would have no trouble with our weight.
What do you say?
Some of you have already said that.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Remember the cartoons where the (children)would get caught with their hands in the jar?
Most of the time teetering from some high place to reach that goodie.
The DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR DIETERS made me think of this. If you have not read it you might like to.
MY TEMPTATION as a kid was the made from scratch my mom made and I was not alone. All five of us kids were tempted.
We would pick the icing off around the edge of the cake thinking it is only a little bit, mom will never notice.
One day it was really in bad shape around the edges.
Mom said, "who has been picking off of the
No one did it.
Well, I will have to throw it away then she said because the mice have been in it.
My smallest brother thought she would do it and said, " I did it".
I felt guilty as I knew I had picked off the cake as well as at least one brother who had the same addiction as I.
Did the cake get thrown out? NO, NO WAY. We were brought up during the 2nd world war and the depression where money was hard to come by and sugar was rationed.
SAY MAYBE THAT IS THE ANSWER!
Maybe we should ration sugar, fried foods, white carbs, you know. Back then a coke came in one size and we hardly ever tasted one. I think it was a six ounce bottle.
SO WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS BLOG?
Do we get our hands in the
jar too often or have that or
My husband knew how to ration his He would cut off about a third and eat it and hide the rest from me as he knew I would finish it off. He did a good job of hiding it and I very seldom found his treasure. (he was a small man)
Every little bit counts. Maybe we think no one notices and maybe they don't but it all sticks to your tummy or your well you know what and it is there for all the world to see.
It adds pounds of fat and makes you look like this
I wanted the 5 pounds of fat above my fat pic but it turned out the other way.
Monday, March 14, 2011
i know I am not credited with Spark Points so don't know how to use the Goodie Points.
Can someone please tell me how to use my 100 Spark Goodie points. The first few who give me a correct answer will get a goodie.
I don't think I have received goodie points before.
Friday, March 04, 2011
What helped me to leave 52 pounds of fat behind and reach my goal? Below you will see a picture of me before starting the diet. I was hiding between my pastor's wife in Reynosa and her mother.
Come on girls, you know how we do! We never want to be upfront with our weight.
People have asked my secret. People make excuses. "I am too old", "I can't exercise therefore cannot lose weight", and the excuses go on and on.
I was in my late 70's in 2007 when I lost my weight, 52 pounds of butta
You have seen my other pictures on my Spark Page.
Ok, Ok you say enough of that what was the secret. Besides you are not a spring chicken. Why do we want to look at your pictures. I may not be a spring chicken but I am not a winter chicken either! So there! I may never wear the little black dress with spike heels like I did in my dancing days when I ruined my joints. LOL but I sure am not what I used to be either when I weighed over 230.
Now I will tell you the best secret I found besides making up my own mind I had to do it.
We have a restaurant which has the best BLACKENED SALMON in our area. If I eat that twice a week I lose. I buy it on top of a salad of different kinds of lettuce, artichokes and sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese..I usually use no dressing or stick the tines of my fork in the dressing then in the salad a couple of times which is enough for me. I sure am not going to ruin it with the blue cheese or ranch dressing I used to use.
They say salmon is the best protein, it keeps you feeling full longer.
I bring at least half home for supper so it makes two meals. Try it. Oh and tell them not to cook the salmon too dry. It is so easy to overcook fish, shrimp or chicken breast then it is so dry I don't like it.
Hope this helps at least one person. If it does it is worth it. And don't say I don't like fish. It tastes better than medicine any day.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
GRADUATING FROM A TOP TO A KOP
Many of you already know this, some don't.
I promised a blog a long time ago so decided now would be the time.
TOPS is a non profit weight loss group which means TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY.
In 2007 I weighed 204 when first starting TOPS and reached my goal weight of 152 in nine months.
I went to what they call SRD to graduate and be crowned one of many princesses as I had lost the most in our part of Texas. What a beautiful time.
This is not the best picture but I am not good on pictures but this is one we took personally outside of our motel room. The professional one is on my Spark Page and is better.
After returning to my home things changed as our leader resigned and we had no leader for a while. The few who were here for the summer voted to not have meetings, just weigh ins and that once a month. I told them it wouldn't work for me. I continued as weight recorder but after gaining 15 pounds back decided to change chapters.
I did change chapters and began losing the 15 pounds. I did lose it and once again became a KOP
They gave a party for me at our chapter and presented me with cards and gifts. I am so proud of the plaque a special friend made for me which you see in the picture.
Some have asked what it says. This is what it says:
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
DELLA IRENE DAVIS
has, through diligence and determination, reached her
coveted goal and is hereby awarded this Certificate of Achievement.
Dated this 9th day of September,2010
T.O.P.S. #1694, Donna, Texas
Then it has A KOPS ROSE.
A yellow rose-beautiful, breathtaking,lush with life.
What does it mean when a KOPS gives you a yellow rose?
It means your KOPS friend-
believes in you more than you believe in yourself,
wants you to be everything you were meant to be;
wishes to see you happy with yourself as a person;
sees your potential even if you are blind to it; and
loves you enough to want you to become a KOPS too.
Here you find 5 pounds of fat someone sent me.
Just think I lost 10.4 of those. 52 lost divided by 5 = 10.4 Everyone was too kind to tell me I had made a mistake.
All of the time I belonged to Spark also and Spark and T.O.P.S. together helped me do this after I made up my mind I had to.
Now to keep it off.
Recently we had an area fun day. It was fantastic. Several chapters met and many received awards. I received a few myself. What fun we had.
and you will never be sorry.
Let's get on our horses and SPARK down the road.
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