Thursday, November 18, 2010
I have spent several hours on SP this morning and I have to say:
Stop whining! I am actually thinking about quitting one of my teams because of how negative people are.
Look, this is not easy. We knew it wasnt going to be. There are no secrets! Do you not get that yet? Do your profile, stay within the ranges, track your food on SP, do a bit of excercise and no it doen't have to be hard! Go for a damn walk! You do not have to run or join a gym or by a Wii... Just move more than you did yesterday. Put some music on and dance for 20 minutes, just do a little something.
The weight WILL come off! Nobody finds it any easier than you do. Nobdy is "Lucky" to have lost the weight. They have worked hard to do it. We all struggle. It is a journey,
Learn to enjoy your life instead of whining and complaining about how you hate how things are. Especially when you are the one who created it! We only have one. One day, one life. Make the best of it while working towards a better one!
Whining is not the same as asking for help or reaching out because you are having a tough day.
The definition of whining is: A feeble or petulant complaint
Stop it. Please.
If you need help or have questions, I am here but if you just want to whine, call your Mom.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I dont know why, but I woke up with this blog in my head. Im weird, I know.
I want to talk about potatoes. They are heavy for their size, we can do alot of different things with them, most people love them, they are versatile and delicious!
The potato skin is what we see when we look at them. The ugly, dirty, lumpy skin. But we still love them, still desire them, still want to consume them. And when you peel them, there is the lovely, delicious, shiny part that everybody loves, inside. Even if you don't peel it and you just scrub it, it looks better, shiny, clean, dark and lovingly holding the fluffy stuff inside. But the skin has all the good stuff:The vitamins and minerals that make the potato valuable.
We are kind of like that. We want to be the fluffy, yummy stuff that everyone loves but we have the skin on us, the weight, the fat. We want to peel the skin and just be the potato but we cannot separate it that easily. We forget that we are still loved even with our "skin" on us.
The skin is important. It protects that potato like our weight protects us. It keeps the yummy inside safe and clean. But if a potato is left alone too long, it becomes bad. It starts getting soft and green and rotten. Potatoes are meant to be consumed. That is what they are made for. If they are not used for their purpose, they have wasted their existence. If losing the weight is what it takes for us to use our lives and fulfill our purpose, then great. But dont hide behind it anymore.
Let's not waste our lives complaining about the skin. Let's scrub it up, make it as good as we can, let people see how important the entire potato is. Some people think the skin is the best part! I mean, have you ever gone to an appetizer section in a restaurant and NOT seen potato skins on the menu? No. Have you had the mashed potatoes with the skins mixed in? How much better they taste? How much better they are for you? And come on, who doesnt love Natural cut fries with the skins still on?
Today, be the best "potato" you can be! Fry it, cut it, slice, dice, chop, shred, mash, bake it up, but use it. Don't let today go by shriveling up on a shelf. Be consumed!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Today, I was in office and not much was happening today so I decided to start cleaning because I am having my carpet cleaned on Friday and that means taking everything out of my entire living room/family room/dining room. Good time to clean the base boards, fans and all the furniture.
So my PLAN was to go and get all the cleaners I would need and then get started. One of the cleaners I use is only available 30 minutes away at a janitorial supply (pet smell eliminator FYI) so I drove over there and while I was talking to the cashier (about spark cause she was complaining about being starving cause she only had a salad last night and hadnt had breakfast this morning!) my phone rings and its Frank. He needs me to immediatly go back home, get a something from our shop and bring it to him at the job site (over an hour away in the other direction) so I called Kady and asked her to make me a PBJ sandwich so I could just grab it and go and her Artie was there and loaded up the thing Frank needed in my truck. (she wrote me a cute little note on my lunch bag and even gave me some mini rice cakes desert thingy's....so cute!)
So I ate while I drove and escaped a drive thru situation and met up with Frank on the job so everything got done. When I got home, still quiet in the office so I jetted to the store and got some last minute dinner things and some fresh fruit for a yummy salad. (Dinner tonight was Basa fish filets, corn on the cob, french bread, a bit of baked potato and some of the fruit salad).
So my plan did not work out but on the bright side, both girls are going to be home tomorrow and my neice called and offered to help so we will kick ass on the cleaning tomorrow. (should be done by lunch time which will be convenenient cause they always like to go out to lunch and we rarely go anymore). Then Friday will be here before I know it, my carpets will be cleaned, I will move everything back in and start prepping for the fun part of Thanksgiving.
I talked to my cousin today whos first question was how is Kady. I am happy to report she has not skipped a beat and is at work and being a busy bee as always. (we have appt for Jan. 3 for specialist but I am going to call every day to try to get her in before the end of the year. They said they have cancellations but they dont keep a waiting list so keep calling... Um, they never should have told me that cause I WILL call every day. Believe that!).
Hope you are all well. I am having hot flash marathon for the last week (I got off one of the hormone meds and I am thinking maybe that wasnt a good idea!!) and my weight loss is non existant. Gained 2 last week, lost it a pound at a time, and was up again the same 2 pounds. I am ignoring it and just trying to stick to the plan and keep walking). Dont get too excited, Maia, I still have time! Team Jan!!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Feel free to copy and forward to SP if you agree with me!
While this site offers many wonderful and innovative tools, there is one thing that needs to be changed in my opinion.
If you subscribe to someones blog currently and you miss one, you are sent to Blog subscription Limbo where you have to go and resign up to continue to receive them. Hence, you can miss many blogs of a friend not realizing that you have been sent to Limbo.
I believe that if one subscribes to a blog, you should stay subscribed until such time as you choose to unsubscribe. I think it would be a much more helpful tool and many new people do not understand the site well enough and may be missing connections with those who are valuable to their journey.
Please consider changing the website to this method. Thank you very much.
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