Sunday, May 16, 2010
I turned down pizza yesterday that the family had, but it was so hard. The smell was so yummy! Those smells drive me nuts. It's the same reason I try to avoid the bakery and other places where the aromas make your mouth water. I think I enjoy the smell more than the actual taste sometimes.
For some reason, the older I've gotten the more intense my sense of smell seems to have gotten, which I think is strange since it seems your senses dull the older you get. My daughter made a comment the other day that she should have bought me a bag of cedar chips for Mother's Day since I find myself sniffing them at the local Wal-Mart in the pet section when I go shopping. Yes, I'm officially a weirdo, but I do try not to be obvious, LOL. I love the smell of the earth after a rainstorm and I love the smell of fresh honeysuckle.
I love the smell of the leaves on a tomato plant and of course all those wonderful foods that smell so good but are not good for you and your body. Maybe I need to put a clothespin on my nose sometimes?
I've been noticing that the capri pants I bought myself to replace the "really fat capri pants" are getting a little looser now, which is great. Nothing is falling off of me, but when my pants get looser I get very excited since the bottom half of my body is where the majority of my weight tends to be. Let's just say that Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez have nothing on me in the booty area (although their booty looks WAY better than mine, LOL) and my husband commented that I didn't have much left. Yeah right, but thanks for saying that sweetie!
Friday, May 14, 2010
It was another busy day yesterday for us. I am so proud of my children learning a new skill (horseback riding) and love seeing the confidence in them when they learn something they didn't know before. The instructor is letting them put the saddle, pad, etc. on the horse , groom the horse, etc. themselves and each time we go I can see their brains clicking as they progress and see the excitement when they tell daddy and others what they accomplished that day.
My son is not as at ease with physical activities as my daughter is (was told by the instructor on many occasions that she is a natural and doing an excellent job in a very short amount of time) but he is improving each time we go and I'm so glad to see that.
It's hard though when he tells me he is not as good at things (school, physical activities, etc.) as his younger sister. I try to encourage him and tell him that we all have weaknesses/strengths and there will always be someone who is better at a skill than we are and someone who is not. He has learning disabilities so he often feels like he's never going to accomplish something as easily as she does. I suppose her being better at new physical activities (whether it is karate, gymnastics, horseback riding, etc.) than he is makes it even more difficult for him.
I'm really good at following rules so I do well getting my calorie intake within certain borders, but I'm really stinking at getting the exercise I need in, LOL. Other people are the opposite, and then others excel at both. I recognize that in myself so I suppose that is natural for us as humans to do at times (compare ourselves to others).
I stopped by the local home in my town of the man who is selling farm fresh eggs and beef yesterday after our horseback riding lessons and after stopping by the pharmacy to get my prescription for the "suspicious" place on my face and he showed the kids all the chickens he had. He told me that eventually he will start selling his chickens (for food) so I'm thinking to myself "Yahoo, free-range chickens in my own town I can buy as well!!!".
I also got some stew beef (I let the kids pick what they wanted) since he didn't have much beef left to sell since it was gone quickly and time as we got home my son asked me to cook it (didn't since it was so late and it was frozen as well) and to make him an egg sandwich, LOL.
I'm amazed at the things he will eat if he's there with me to purchase it from a farm or farmer's market that he normally never asks to eat. I guess I've stumbled on what I need to do now to get him to eat more vegetables! :-)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I got good and bad news from the doctor's office yesterday. The good news is, he doesn't think the places I was afraid were skin cancer are cancerous, so I can have a sigh of relief over that. He gave me a prescription for some type of cream that removes skin layers (sounds scary doesn't it?) just in case since I have a history of skin cancer at a young age, that I plan to start using as soon as my pharmacy gets it in.
The bad news is, his scales made me 3 pounds heavier than my home scales do. I took my shoes off when the nurse weighed me and even weighed myself before I left at home with clothes on (normally don't weigh myself at home with clothes on) so if his scales are correct, I'm not too happy, but I guess it could have been worse. His scales may be correct or they may not be, who knows?
He said I had lost weight since my last visit there (of course I knew that, LOL) and to keep up the good work and told me that my calorie range was great when I asked him if that was a good range for me.
I've got to take the kids to the dentist today and I think on the way back home I will stop by a local farm that is near there and see what goodies they have available if we have time. I'm still loving the fresh veggies I got at the farmer's market in the mountains this past weekend.
I was inspired to buy a tomato plant that had 6 different herbs planted with it at Sam's Club yesterday on my way home from the doctor's office that I hope I don't kill. I don't have much of a green thumb at all (unlike my father) so hopefully I'll get some nice Roma tomatoes and herbs this summer as a result. If it does well, I will probably buy more plants since I love fresh tomatoes.
Gas is almost $3 a gallon here (I realize it's higher in other parts of the U.S. so that might sound cheap to some people, LOL) and I'm trying to cut down on driving if possible although it can be tough since we are sort of in the country. If I could grow my own vegetables and cut down on trips to the store (which never taste as good as fresh-grown) that would be awesome.
I got my exercise in finally yesterday and hope that I can do the same today.
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