Monday, April 30, 2007
I can't believe it's the end of April already. Yesterday I felt really "inspired" by the weather to go out and dig in the dirt and plant some flowers. I love Assylum. I planted 4 different colors. I can't wait to see them. I know they will be beautiful.
Then I transplanted some lemon trees I am growing! It started out as a joke at the restruant we eat at. They always gave me lemons with my water and one day I was teasing Francine our server about growing a lemon tree. Her and another server who they call Mom started saying I couldn't grow lemon trees from their seeds. Well, I love a dare, so I started digging out all the lemon seeds and taking them home and planting them. It took a while but one day I looked and there were 2 little sprouts and then 4 and more and more of them came up. I had to get a larger container for them. Yesterday I took the 2 larger ones and planted them in 2 pots; one for Francine and one for Mom! I told them when they were big enough I would bring them one. The owner of the restruant laughed at me, but I told him I was going to make him famous by telling everyone the lemon seeds came from the Golden Dove in New Castle, Delaware.
After that, I mopped the kitchen floor cleaned the bathroom floor and then I got caught up with Spring cleaning fever and hit the front storm door. I took out all the windows and screen and srubbed. It looks like a new door.
I kept track of my calories and was under the range! I drank 16 glasses of water--that bottled water idea works; 16 oz bottle = 2 glasses of water. 4 bottles does it! I went over that. Drinking so much water has definitely made me feel better, healthier. I'm so glad for Sparkpeople. IT's really made a different to me.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
The Bible says that pride comes before the fall and that is the truth! I was feeling proud about myself and how I handled breakfast. Now, after dinner, I do the rest of the day's calculations and wham! I'm over by about 200 cals for the day.
It was the Tombstone Pizza, had to be that. So now I know I can't eat pizza and expect to get thin like the crust! Here's my justification for all this: it was the weekend, I had laundry to do , the pizza was purchased before I started this whole diet thing and my hubby suggested we have that since we couldn't decide where to go to eat. I usually don't cook on weekends. That was kind of a deal we made when I went to work fulltime. Actually it started as once a week and that was usually Wed evening we'd eat out and then it evolved to Fri and then the whole weekend and it didn't matter then what I ate. It always tasted better than my own cooking and since I hate to cook, it was a pretty good setup. Weekends are a challenge to say the least, but this is my first "awareness weekend" and all things considered, it went better than I thought it would. I'm learning to watch what I shop for, read labels, be aware of this and that--you know what I mean. But I did drink a lot more water than expected or suggested. So all in all, I don't think I'll punish myself just yet; give myself a little more time to learn more about nutrition--there's the key. Learn how to balance things. This is turning out to be one mysterious adventure!
I rise to the challenge! And I shall come forth as gold!
Saturday, April 28, 2007
I'm kinda proud of myself right now. We went out to breakfast as usual, but this time I was very aware of what I wanted to eat. I chose 2 eggs, potatoes, and bacon. I ate the eggs, only half the potatoes and of 3 strips of bacon, I had 2.
It is 1:30 and I've had 13 glasses of water already. I had water before breakfast, with breakfast and after that I went to give blood at the Blood Bank. I took a Coke Zero and a bottle of water with me. I drink a soda while I am giving so I don't get so dizzy. I almost passed out once and they told me to drink while giving. They offered me a soda, but I actually said no because I was watching my calories and brought my own. Can you believe this? I am doing it and it seems almost easy. They have cookies there and crackers. I chose a box of raisens and a few crackers and that was all I had. I couldn't believe I didn't want cookies. I used to sit there and justify pigging out because I did such a good thing. O please! So I had 1/2 box of raisens and a few crackers and my nutrient enhanced Fruit 2o.
I pat myself on the back!! You go girl!
Friday, April 27, 2007
We live in an area where we only have dial-up. Well, we could have Comcast, but hubby says it's too expensive. While I was sitting here waiting, waiting, waiting, I got the splendid idea that this is a good time to get some water in. So far, I've had another 2 glasses. So anyone who has dial-up still, use that wait time to do the water thing. It really helps all that waiting!! LOL
Friday, April 27, 2007
Wow! This week went fast. Coming here has helped me so much already! Today, I've had 6 cups of water and it's only 2PM. I took a half day at work and when I came home, I only had yogurt for lunch and a bottle of water. I had another whole glass with my medicine. I used to just wash it down with a gulp of water, but this site has motivated me to drink, drink, drink. Actually, it does help stave off hunger. I think of my stomach like a balloon--if it's filled with water, you can't put anything else in it! Silly, but hey, whatever works, right?
At 4 my hubby is taking me to Texas Roadhouse. There I plan to have the chicken (they don't have fish or I'd get that), a salad and green beans. I could have mashed potatoes, but beans have less calories. And I don't eat near enough veggies, which now that I've said it, will have to change! Why do I sit here and "tell" on myself? I guess I'm learning to be accountable for the way I eat. I never wanted to worry about what I ate--if you want it, have it. But that can't be allowed to control me anymore. I am taking control of this part of my life and from now on, things are gonna change around here!!!
I started a team for those who are interested. It's for Sleep Apnea and sleep disorders. I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea just 2 years ago. Was I ever in bad shape--started falling asleep at work and while I was driving. It scarred me so much I went to the doctor. I didn't want to kill myself or anyone else for that matter. They told me I've had it for a long time and when I think back, I believe them. I really think I was born with it. I used to sleep so heavy when I was a kid, I would wet the bed before I could wake up. I was really shamed for that and my mom was disgusted about it but never took me to a doctor to find out why. Bummer. O well, it's taken care of now, thanks to only ME.
My goodness I have ranted on, haven't I. I started to invite anyone to join the Sleep Apnea Team. I'm going to put information on it about Sleep Apnea and some pics if I can. I'm so new at this I don't even know what I can do with it now that I've got it!!!
Well, I hope to see you all at least stop by and say hello. Hoping you have a great week end.
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