Tuesday, November 20, 2012
SO, I am very curious.... What is your plan on Thanksgiving?
Free for all?
Lighten up traditional meals?
Walking it off?
I will tell you my plan...
I have lightened up some appetizers (baked chips with fat free sour cream dip, bacon wrapped shrimp, stuffed mushrooms) and have the traditional turkey meal with mashed potatoes ( low fat milk) green beans with almonds (not cream of mushroom soup),wild rice stuffing, gravy that I will make myself skimming off the fat first, low fat corn bread and regular biscuits for options, fresh cranberrie sauce (not canned) and my sister is making mini pies for portion contol.
Now that sounds like I have it all together right? Where could I possibly go wrong?
Eating TOO MUCH of even the "GOOD" food.
Alcohol (specifically champagne) that makes me say, Screw it! It's only ONE DAY!
Not going for a walk.
Being stressed and not taking the time to enjoy the day and the family
SO, we are bringing back poker (we always used to play but havent for a few years) so I will be busy, enjoying people and not just eating, eating, eating.
Tell me your plan then lets talk again friday and compare notes.
Be good, kids. And from my heart, Happy Thanksgiving. I am proud of us. Look what we have done since last year!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Happy Sunday my little sparky pets!
I think this week's homework has to be GRAITUDE, dont you?
I am a pretty grateful person, I count my blessings often but this time of year, it is easier to do that or at least it should be.
We are one of those families who makes everyone say what they are thankful for as we eat dinner together on Thanksgiving. My mom started that tradition many years ago and I am proud to be following in her footsteps on that one as well as being the home where everyone comes. It makes me happy to carry that on. I will be hosting 22 people on thursday. Im looking forward to it. I decided what I am going to say and it is inspired by this.......
I was sitting up early the other morning when Kady's boyfriend, Artie, started talking to me (for those who dont know, my daughter is 22 and her and her boyfriend have been together since they were 14 and have been through alot together, including crohn's disease and a major life altering surgery becuase of it.)
We were talking about Kady getting a secured credit card to build her credit and I advised him to get one too. He told me he got one. At a jewelry store. I said, "really? what are you buying?"
and he shyly said, "a ring".
I started laughing and crying. He is going to propose to her in december at our annual christmas party. They are in a band together and they are doing the song, "stand by your man" (with a rockabilly theme). He is going to ask her in front of everyone, friends and family, right before that song.
I am very excited that they are both doing well and moving forward in their careers and their life together. It is something I am looking forward to and something that makes her dad and I very proud and happy. Im sure it will be a year or two before they get married, but they are heading in the right direction.
I am going to talk thursday about my family and how the women dominate (shocking, I know!) and about our partners who have stood by us, not just the wives, but the whole family. I am going to talk about LOVE and APPRECIATION for those in our lives, sitting at the table, far away and some I have never even met. You will be included in my heart, not just Thursday, but every day.
Spark has changed my life. YOU have changed my life. I have changed my life. And I am grateful.
What are you grateful for?
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I had an epiphany today! I understand why I'm so out of whack and being so hungry! The stupid time change!
As I have gotten older, it really messes with me i have noticed. It only took me over a week to figure this out! Something for me to be aware of, obviously.
Some of you noticed that I had lost a couple of pounds. Thank you for the congrats but really it was because I was up 3 pounds so while I am happy the scale is going in the right direction, it feels like less of a victory to lose weight I have already lost.
Let's look at the evidence of the last year. While the blue line is pretty, the yellow one is where I'm supposed to be. Yea,not good. I'm gonna be posting another graph soon. Its gonna be more yellow and more downhill.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I have been so hungry this week! I hate days like that. I have gone over my range every day this week. Some stupid choices that were too high calorie (half a Costco muffin) , some just plain overeating ( did I really need that extra meatball? Did I need cheese on that). ITS REALLY ANNOYING AND IM SICK OF IT!
Somewhere, I will find that I-dont- want -or -need -it- button. Where did I leave it? Can I borrow yours?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
So I got myself a fit bit the other day. I really love it and am having fun with it. It is very easy and it tracks my exercise, steps, going up stairs, calories burned and consummed and my sleep patterns which is super interesting. I think it is going too help me fine tune things and hopefully, help me start moving in the right direction. It is very ,motivating.
So I have 2 more weeks left in the first course of ambren. In 2.5 months, I no longer have hot flashes, severe mood swings ( I am a woman so I still have occasional ones!), I am sleeping better and OK I will just say it, less sexual um, issues? I have not lost any weight. At all but that just proves to me my hormones are not the issue...
So I give amberen 5 starts and so far, I'm at 4 stars for the fit bit ultra.
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