Wednesday, February 20, 2008
This is a vent blog entry - plain and simple. Grab a nice wedge of cheese to go with a glass of vino because this is going to be a cyber pity party.
On Saturday our older son spiked a fever of 103. This turned into three days of fever between 103-104.5 which (along with a rash and throat/ear pain) led us to the pediatrician yesterday. So we know that instead of having the flu, he has strep. After a day of antibiotics, he is on mend.
In the meanwhile, the rest of the family has gotten one virus or another. My husband has had a stomachache/headache for the last three days. Our younger son has had what appears to be a cold with hives. I have what feels like a bad cold. Today my mother developed a fever and is having the chills. It's not a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Of course, none of this is helping me lose weight because I feel too lousy to exercise and I am grabbing for junk food left and right. Even stuff which isn't really junk is tempting me to overdo. As of this writing, my head hurts, my nose is stuffed, and my cough is uncomfortable. hopefully, this disappears very soon!
Ok, thank for attending my personal pity party! I plan to have a much more useful blog entry as soon as I feel better!
Friday, February 15, 2008
I did a set of questions for a group of friends and it got me to thinking. So I thought I would type my thoughts in hopes someone would get something from it. There were questions like "what is your definition of beautiful" and "do you fee pretty". When I thought about these things, I realized exactly how I feel about beauty. For me, being beautiful is liking what I see in the mirror and in pictures of myself. In the picture on my page, I HATE the way I look! It's not what I think I look like when I walk down the street. Goodness I didn't think I looked that way at the time the picture was made. But then my mother said, "yep, that's how you look". She wasn't trying to be mean in the least. It was just the truth.
On the issue of whether or not I feel pretty, it depends on whether there is a mirror or a photograph around me. If I think to myself without a mirror or photograph, then I believe I am pretty. But when I see the reality of how I look, then I don't feel very pretty at all. It isn't very encouraging. But the only way to change this is to make my outer appearance match my inner belief. The only way to accomplish that is through changing my eating habits and exercising appropriately so that the weight is gone. Once I look on the outside like I believe I do, I will do more than simply think I am pretty. I will KNOW that I am!
I think I need a tall glass of water!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Up again, down again, up again! Geez, I hate this ride almost as much as the plateau trash! So I gained three pounds in two days - go figure! I challenged my team to log their food and make it visible. So now I am doing that and hopefully it will get me in gear! My DH brought home a king cake yesterday since it was Fat Tuesday and with my gain I see the cruel irony in that holiday! So of course, I ate a slice and wanted more! Can I ever just make sugar something I really don't want?
So I didn't do terrible with the Super Bowl but obviously something got me gaining. After logging yesterday's meals, it looks my problem was not enough protein and way too much salt. So I will try to even that up, drink my water religiously, and exercise myself silly. I even did penalty exercise yesterday for the king cake but my numbers were still lousy this morning.
Want a little cheese with the WHINE you just read? GGRRRR!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Hooray, hooray, I lost weight today! I am at an even 200 but that just isn't good enough. I want to knock that 2 off that scale and NEVER see it again! To reach my basic goal, I have 50 pounds left! Once I get to 150, I may decide to ditch more if I can. However, I figured that number is a reasonable goal for me at this stage of life.
I was encouraged today that when I went to Whole Foods/Wild Oats to buy some items, I SKIPPED the samples! They had scones (YUM), brownies (YUM YUM) and some other sinful looking thing! I just thought to myself "It isn't worth it today!" and I walked on by! Yay me!
Hopefully next week breaks in the 190s and I never look back!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This was NOT a good weigh-in day! I cannot believe I saw a gain of 1.2 pounds! So it's back to the old grindstone, like I really didn't leave it in the first place. It's going to be hit the water hard, exercise extra, and don't sneak treats! Hopefully next week it will pay off big!
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