Friday, February 05, 2010
A is for Age: 42... and counting
B is for Booze: Beer, wine, vodka, rum... just nothing served with pop!
C is for Career: Manager of Handicapping and Course Rating (Golf Courses)
D is for Dad's name: Norman
E is for Essential items to bring to a party: Artichoke/Spinach dip
F is for Favorite song or music: anything I can dance to!
G is for Goof off thing to do: ROLLER COASTERS!!
H is for Hometown: Marshfield, MA
I is for Instrument you play: Cello
J is for Jam orJelly you like: Grandma's strawberry rhubarb jamMmmmmm.
K is for Kids: none
L is for Living arrangement: just Me and an orchid I have somehow kept alive for 3 years
M is for Mom's name: Pat, Patsy
N is for Best Friend's Name: DNise
O is for Overnight Stay in a Hospital: Hysterectomy (almost 6 years ago!!)
P is for Phobias: Serious fear of public speaking
Q is for Quote you like: "Do or Do Not, there is no try!" ~Yoda
R is for Relationship that lasted longest: 6 or 7 months... *sigh* (I don't get it... I'm a catch!)
S is for Siblings: 2 older brothers
T is for Texas, ever been?: Just the airports ;-)
U is for Unique trait : I love to go to the movies alone!
V is for vegetable you love: zuccini
W is for Worst traits: Not good about finishing things. I have so many projects started...
X- is for X-rays you've had: broken collar bone '87 when I tried to fly instead of riding my bike
Y is for Yummy food you make: chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies *sigh* now it's veggie soup.
Z is for Zodiac sign: Gemini
Monday, January 25, 2010
I was never a purist... diet soda, Coke, Pepsi, ooohh the new Peach Fresca mmm... but it was diet, it had to be good for me.
It's been 2 weeks since I've had a drop. WOW, my taste buds have changed! I heard the tales about how the sweeteners in diet products make you crave more sweets. Never mind the possible side effects of the chemicals and the fact that the carbonation leeches the calcium out of your bones.
Here is my little tiny take on that. I used to only eat the "light" version of yogurt. It has no fat, fruit bits, not a lot of nutrition and fake sugar. I hadn't had any in a while and now I can't even eat it now. YUCK! it's like eating sweetened slime! My taste for sweets has gone down so much since not drinking the "fizzy diet killer in a can". I have even had to cut back on some of my favorite protein/snack bars. (Which, by the way, all had more sugar and fake evil sugar in them too).
I am trying the real good greek yogurt which can have fruit added, have more savory ingredients added or be used as a sour cream substitute or in recipes.
what it does to your teeth!
and heart risks..
Goodbye and good riddance Diet colas! Peach Fresca, I will miss you the most.
Monday, January 25, 2010
This weekend I went to visit a friend in CA. I knew we would be going out to a sporting event, eating out a bunch, going to a bar to hear a band, and heading into San Francisco. I was very worried about losing (or rather gaining!) all that I had learned and worked for in the last two weeks.
With SparkPeople at my side, I was able to make better food decisions, better drink decisions, even get in some walking as well as have a great time, drink a little bit, and eat well. Even managed to get my 8+ glasses of water in every day!
Stepped on the scale this morning (still a little worried...) and still lost 1.5 lbs!!
Monday is my normal weigh in day. I set it there specifically, because I was doing WW a few years ago, and learned how to cheat the system (cheat myself!). I would weigh in on Friday, eat a little more than I needed, drink a little more than I should all weekend long and then start half starving myself all week till Friday again. Not a good cycle. Monday morning keeps me honest.
Thank you SparkPeople!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I've been Sparkling for just under 2 weeks. And now, I'm going away from the weekend. Heading to see an old friend and her family, see an AC/DC cover band and wander around San Francisco a bit. I am a little worried about computer access, eating out, and I know, there will be a little drinking too. Here's what I'm going to plan on doing... NOT go near Ghirardelli's Last time I had a hot fudge sundae I could take a bath in. No sourdough bread bowls full of full cream clam chowder or other over the top seafood.
I WILL write down everything, but I may not get it in the computer till Monday or Tuesday. I am a little worried... but I'm going to do my damndest to stick to the program.
May the Spark follow me on my journey!!
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