Friday, January 27, 2012
I embarked a journey, in 2005 when my health was at it's worse. I was looked at, with disgust, with pity, with empathy, with questions (unasked).
I smiled, I greeted, and sometimes carried conversations, with these people. I didn't like, but I understood, as I also felt bad about my appearance, how I couldn't do certain things and unknowingly took a backseat in life, looking at it, through other people's eyes.
They say an alcoholic need to hit rock bottom, before picking oneself up, dusting off the rear and putting one foot in front of the other, to climb out from that rock.
I say people with all kinds of ADDICTIONS, need to do this. They need to want to live Life! It is HARD, but the desire to do so WINS!
One Diet Club,at a time. One new diet, on so many Mondays. One effort of exercising, that last, only for awhile. Time Passes, the room in booths at restaurants, shrunk and sometimes
no chairs were available, and had to leave. Did this kick the rear in fast gear? No, there were other restaurants, there was fast food.
Are My friends, eating friends? They WERE eating friends. NOW, the time has come in my life, when MY FRIEND-s, are friends, who DO! Most recent example: a friend who told me she was joining the Y, would I like to check it out and see if I would like to, also? I thought, and weighed the pros and cons that would happen, if I did.
Need to depend on another, for transportation there and back.
Would need to figure out what to wear there (genes & top & tennis shoes for exercising)
Now I know I love the pool, my last bathing suit, at least 15 years old, BUT I bought a pair of BLACK danskins SHORT length, and I had an older barely used undergarment top, that had its own bra inside. I FIGURED together it would look like a two colored bathing suit. So, Wednesday I went, and Yes, my friend thought it was a bathing suit! WooHoo! What happened at the Y that day, that has me SMILING still on FRIDAY.
I FELT LIKE WHAT I THINK THE OTHER PEOPLE FELT LIKE.
I FELT ACCEPTED, AS I AM NOW!
I FELT TOTALLY WELCOMED! I FELT COMFORTABLE GOING ON A PIECE OF EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, AND ASKED QUESTIONS, AND WAS GIVEN ANSWERS, AND ADVICE AND ENCOURAGEMENT!
IN THE POOL, I was not the largest person in the pool! I was able to do what was expected!
I was happy, alive and exuberant with excitement!
The positive feelings so still flowing through my blood, and this afternoon, I am heading out the the Y, and so looking forward to it.
One Day at a Time
One Meal at a Time
One Exercise Session, at a Time
One Day, I will reach my Goal
In the Meantime, I will Live My Life Fully and Enjoy all that is possible!
I want this for each and everyone of you too, it feels GREAT!
Soar the Skies
Reach for the Stars
Onward & Downward
Friday, January 20, 2012
With weight lost, I feel the cold more. I know other people that have/has this problem, also.
I am very interested, in reading articles about how to adjust the temperature in ones body, after weight lost.
Is something missing, that needs to be eaten or drank that will increase the ability to get warmer?
Normal Temperature is 98.6, we know what to do when running high.
Why does a couple of degrees lower, feel so COLD?
Feet with heavy socks on, brrrr very cold
Jogging Suit on and legs are cold.
Winter jacket on, feet so cold.
Do I have heat in my apartment? Yes
Is there something, I can rub on the skin, that will increase the warmth?
Thank You for all your ideas about this
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I am trying a new pancake:
1/2cup rolled oats
1/2cup of low fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup of my egg whites
I will have a fruit serving with it and be set for a new healthy breakfast meal!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Yesterday was a beautiful day, after having a lot of cold and snow, decided to go shopping. Slipped on a light jacket and my son and I went to two stores. Had a good time, walking through one and riding through the other.
The electricity went off and back on a few seconds later, didn't think too much of it, then it happened again, and half their lights came back on. Still didn't pay heed too much, I asked my son is that a signal they are about to close, he said No something is happening. People must have started leaving, as the store got weird quiet, we had no plans, so re looked around awhile longer, enjoyed fully.
Eventually, headed to the door and was shocked at the strong winds, as I stood up for the first time in my life, I felt swayed by the winds, it was a weird GOOD. Yes, the wind moved me, all 240+ lbs of me.
The wind the cold, effected driving some, we were cold to the bones, shivering until the car warmed up. Turned down a side road with ditches on both sides of the road and came upon big orange and white gates that was blown down. we couldn't turn around, so we ventured forward looking for a driveway to turn around in, it was so dark we missed one, but went a little further and seen water across the road, we have driven this road a few times and my son said I'm going to try, it doesn't looks to high right mom? I said right as I could see the road sloping up maybe twelve feet away, we went and were safe, and made it to the strip, there we discovered NO ELECTRICITY, except on corners that had a bar those street lights were on. Our electricity was off, winds strong, car full of groceries, I told my son, go ahead and drive up to the house, he did. I noticed one of my lawn chair blew over a deck railing and the legs broke off (garbage)pulled myself up the stairs opened door, with screen door pushing me into the door I was trying to unlock, full force on my behind, oh my.
Luckily, we had flashlights and dim lights that you push to turn on, as it was DARK, I lit everything I could, while my son brought in bags of groceries. Luckily we ate before coming home and didn't have to cook.
We talked about what to do next, he separated refrigerator food from non and debated on putting the meats on the deck in bags or opening the frig for a few seconds, There is a loose dog that comes often, so we decided the frig and did it quickly.
Realized the furnace couldn't push out the hot air w/o electricity, my land phone does not work w/o electricity, luckily I bought a FIRST & WOMEN"S World from the store and my son suggested, I relax and read with the flashlight, as we had many. So enjoyed a diet coke and read about 45 minutes and the electricity came back on.
I realize at this age it is easier to cope with lost of electricity then it was when I was younger and had three little kids and wasn't very prepared back then!
Lesson for Today: Be Prepared!
Have a wonderful day
Monday, January 16, 2012
How easy is it to turn off a light switch, to unplug an appliance when not in use, to turn a faucet a little bit tighter, to turn it off when brushing. Easy enough, right?
Now how about a habit of planning for our health by planning meals for a week?
Habit, of making a shopping list to include these meals, plus a pkg of extra meat to put in freezer, or dried beans to place in cupboard?
Coming here each day to encourage other members and to read the encouragement and articles that we find here, we can do this once a day at least.
Time to eat: Is it lunch time? Look at the menu and pick out one of the lunches you have on it for the week, is it today's? Nah, I don't have a taste for today's, I choose tomorrow's Is that okay, Yes it is! Why because you planned for them all to work out for when you want them, close to the calorie range, and nutrition range! Yahoo!
Planning, is what it takes, We can do this!
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