Tuesday, October 02, 2012
I know I said I was going to blog about my October goals, but this is more interesting:
This thing has gone viral, so you may have already seen or heard about news anchor Jennifer Livingston's response to a bully who sent her a nastygram, calling her fat and a bad role model.
Her response is so touching, heartfelt, and just plain old true -- I hope you watch it. We are more than our weight and our appearance. Don't judge. That's what it comes down to. Be nice, people. Just be nice.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Let's review how I did on my September goals, shall we? It's back to school time, so I'm giving myself a report card!
ALCOHOL FREE!!! I've actually been AF 37 days now, but who's counting? I would've had a light beer tonight a) if we had any in the house and b) if it fit within my calories, which it doesn't today. I was surprised by how easy it was for me to do this, once I set my mind to it. Now I need to stick with this new plan -- yes, I can have a drink as long as it doesn't put me over in calories. That's the important part.
EXERCISE... Uff da. That just fell by the wayside last month. I went from pushing to run 5 miles to scaling way back due to aches and pains. Honestly I was getting sick of putting so much into it only to have various pains. I think the break did me some good. Now I'm back to running and intend to get back into my strength training routines too.
FOOD!!! This, tied in with going AF, really meant a lot to me in September. I proved to myself that I can stick within range. And I didn't starve. I didn't deprive myself. (Hello, morning pumpkin coffee with creamer! Hello, lunch-time cookie!) I did start to realize though, maybe because of reduced running, that the weight wasn't dropping off by eating at the top of my range. I need to aim for the low to mid range.
MEDITATION... Yeah, I got the meditation pillow and the guided meditation CDs. No, I did not use them. Excuses, excuses, but truly I've been a basket of stress lately. Can't seem to find two minutes to brush my teeth (don't worry, I do manage to squeeze it in... barely!). So I just didn't make time for it. Hmmmmmmmmm, do you suppose meditation could help with my stress levels? YA THINK? Jeez...........
130... The elusive 130 has been my goal every month for, oh, maybe a year. Up a few, down a few, blah, blah, blah. This month I got down to 132 and then bounced up a few for some unknown reason. So overall I was down 4 pounds this month, which is the best I've done in a while. Now I just need to keep the momentum going, which brings us to.....
Eh, I'll blog about that tomorrow. This is long enough already!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here's the Public Service Announcement I promised.
Many of you know this already, and some of you may have committed this grammatical crime by typo only. But I do believe that many people don't know the difference between loose and lose. And I'm just that nice person who is going to educate them thar folk.
Loose is an adjective. That means it's a word used to describe something. Loose clothing. Loose morals. Loose tooth.
Lose is a verb. That means it's a word that tells what is happening -- an action, generally. A sentence usually goes [subject][verb]. So, for example, "He went" or "Mary shops" or "I like cheese." In those examples, "went," "shops," and "like" are the verbs. They tell you what's happening (dude).
Now comes the quiz. Enter your answer in the comments below. Extravagant goodies to the first 10 sparkers to get it right!
Is LOOSE or LOSE correct in the following sentence?
I want to ____________ weight.
Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I've been really trying to eat better and stay within range, especially on calories, but on the other nutritional things too. I'm doing a pretty good job! I've come in high (on fat) only once the past week, and low on a few others.
I'd love to get through a whole week without ANY red triangles
Saturday, September 22, 2012
First let's back up to before the shopping. We had family pictures taken today for church. You know how you get to see the pictures on the computer screen and pick the ones you like? I couldn't believe how thin my face looked! Maybe it was a trick of the screen... like skinny mirrors. It reminded me of that line from Bridget Jones, when she's so excited to have finally reached her goal weight, and her best friend tells her she looks tired and must have lost the weight a bit quick... off her face. Egads. That's what came to mind looking at my image on the screen.
So I head off the mall, in desperate need of some new pants. I have 3 pairs of pants that fit me right now. After the thin-face viewing, I was feeling "thinnish" and not dreading shopping like I normally do. The first store I went in, the 10s were a little big (shocker), but the 8s were tight. I moved on to another store and grabbed an arm-load of 10s in various styles. HA! In those brands, I needed 12s, and they didn't fit quite right. I must have tried on 30 pairs of pants, and I came with 1. One. Not enough.
I'll go back another day when I have more time. I just thought it was funny that a number on a tag can make such an impression on a person. Oooh, 8s, I'm thin! Nope, too tight. 12s in a "skinny" style were tighter than the 8s were. I so want to be done with 12s!
Shopping today was about 100 times better than when I was fatter, but still, not exactly a gloriously fun experience. Why can't pants just FIT? Is that too much to ask?
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