Okay.....you are about to find out another thing about me. As much as I hate to admit it.......because it makes me feel old.......I like talk radio. I know....I can hear your gasps.......talk radio...eek! In my younger days I wouldn't have dreamed of listening to talk radio. But now I find it very entertaining and relaxing. I have a 30 minute commute each day and it really helps to unwind me.
So now that I have made that confession.....I was listening to a program last week called "Angels on Call". The host, "Mary" is a funny Italian catholic and she is what she calls a psychic intuitive. I get a kick out of the callers' issues and her responses to them. I especially enjoy when she calls people "Chiuauas" That is her term for people who dwell and dwell on an issue. Cracks me up!
Anyway....I hate when I start babbling.....Mary was talking to a lady, who was not happy because she had gained weight and her husband was nagging her about it. Mary asked her if she was trying to lose the weight and she replied that she was. Mary asked her if she was doing it for her or for her husband, because if she wasn't doing it for herself it wouldn't work. She implied that she was doing it for her.
Mary then told her that her husband just wants his girlfriend back. The girl was quiet because she thought the intuitive was telling her that her husband had a girlfriend! Mary went on to explain that he misses the girl she was.
Before you start thinking that this conversation was getting shallow...Mary elaborated. Here is what I got out of it....my interpretation:
You may not be where you were.
You may not be where you are going to be.
But you should always be the best you... everyday.
How many times have you gotten up and threw on sweats because it doesn't matter?
Have you stopped wearing makeup because you don't have to look good anyway?
Do you throw your hair in a ponytail or not fix it because no one is looking at you anyway?
Think about when you were at your best......how did you dress? look? act? Is your current situation defeating you?
Mary's advise to this lady.......and what I took for me......was if you make an effort to be the best you everyday......the rest will come. Take pride in you again.....do it for you......love you.......the rest will come. Only you can make it happen.
Back from a great holiday weekend. We had an excellent time camping....and I have the mosquito bites to prove it!!!
Work seems a little weird today. It's like something is going on but no one is telling me what it is. I hate when that happens. Maybe it's just my imagination.....at least I hope so.
I watched my grand daughter Aubrey yesterday. She is such a hoot! She is such a sweetie. She had to teach me about Strawberry Shortcake. It was so funny. She is staying over with me tonight. We are going to make scrapbook pages for her new brother, who will make his entrance next month. I had a baby shower for Kim a couple of weeks ago and that is what we did. I bought "Noah" a scrapbook of Noah's ark and I had the guests make pages for it. Aubrey wasn't able to be there so we are making our addition to the book tonight. I can't wait to see what she comes up with. I am picturing a big sister page.
Could be interesting. Here is a picture of the diaper cake I made. That was a first....but very easy and very fun.
Sometimes it feels like we put a lot of pressure on ourselves during our weight loss journey. Track your food, drink your water and track it, track your exercise....you know what I'm talking about.
Sometimes you just have to take a break from it. I'm not saying "Ditch the diet!" I'm saying, "Take the pressure off."
I recently took my weight loss chart off of my sparkpage. It was a depressing reminder of how terrible the last few weeks have been. I haven't been tracking my food intake either. But I'm not bananas........
I have to tell you......I have been eating right, drinking lots of water and walking.....making it a lifestyle instead of a chore. It is working....the scale is moving downward. Now does this mean I'm not going to track anymore.....heavens no! I know this will not help me stay the course but it is putting my mind in a different place.....focusing on the lifestyle I want to maintain with a healthy body and ignoring the "diet" concept for awhile.
It makes sense for me....and is working for me. I know I will be back to tracking but for now......my mind is living in the future....with a healthy frame of mind. I still have my issues and I will be seeing a doctor in two weeks so until then.....I'm gonna be swinging in the trees instead of so tied to my computer!
I have been struggling with my feet lately.....I would break up with them but they seem very attached to me. Go figure. But, we haven't been getting along.
You see, they have been very selfish. They don't want to go for walks or do any exercise. They are always whining about the pain they are in. Big Babies!
I decided I was going to have to be sneaky if I wanted to get some workouts in when "they" were in pain...which has been a lot lately.
I found a workout video called "Jody Stolove's Chair dancing". I was surprised by what a great workout it was without straining the feet. And it was fun! Let me tell you....those feet didn't know what hit them. The DVD did a great job talking about your heart rate and where it should be at every step of the video and included a warm up and cool down. I thought it was a great workout for my arms and legs. I had some muscle aches where I didn't know I had muscles.
It won't replace a good walk in the sunshine, but now those darn feet can't put a stop to my fitness efforts!