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the ugly American

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I am still grieved over the treatment Foreman - and other Latinos - received coming into the States through Houston. I am glad he came through Atlanta last year when he came the first time - pleasantly uneventful, he was even given 10 days more than the Embassy's approved 3 months. But in HOUSTON! - we were lucky (blessed) that he was given one of the 3 months the Embassy approved. That was bad enough, that I will have to pay the peanlty for changing the date on his return flight. But the contemptuous denegrating attitude of the immigration officers towards the incoming people - this on top of a long trip not having eaten in several hours - "burns my hide!" I have emailed senators and representatives about it and will look for whom else to inform. Let me not overeat in my state of high emotion!


Nearly there...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

This morning the scale said 201.5 (pre-poo, so I've entered 201!) much to my delight. Alas, this morning I only did my school-walk cardio, nothing extra, and I may not get to the strenght either: last might I was doing last minute prep for Foreman's arrival today, including repapering a wall in the attic room. (Hey, THAT burned some calories, no?) I will do my best to focus on the healthy stuff at the retreat this weekend. Maybe Foreman will feel up for a good walk later this afternoon (after some rest!) after the long time traveling.


another challenge arises

Monday, November 06, 2006

To my great joy and delight, my number one spiritual son from Peru, Foreman (we joke he is also the most expensive, as I support his pastoral and missionary work - he's featured in my Gallery) arrives Wednesday from Peru to spend some time in the States. He'll be staying with me mostly (as second mom, I get dibbs!) But I just hope I don't "shy out" with my morning workouts. I usually get up around 5:15, so I don't anticipate him coming out of his room til later case he does, if I feel uncomfortable with him around while I do any of my Richard Simmons or Denise Austin workouts, I'll just have to send him to his room till I'm done! I was thinking of starting to jog, since I've done little maybe he can join me for that around the block (good security to have this strapping young man along!)


some nutritional no-no's I've learned

Thursday, November 02, 2006

It's good to have lots of fruits and veggies. I try to have four of each daily. Usually I go for two fruits with breakfast. For instance, a friend gave me some pears, LOTS of pears, so I've had double portions.Well, I read that prunes are way up there in antioxidants. A good thing! Well, I had two servings of prunes with breakfast. BAAAAAD idea! Well, at least they've cleaned me out, I've had extra exercise as I go to restrooms on different floors at work...but I would recommend ONE serving of prunes, and perhaps applesauce or banana to balance things out!


not the main motivation, but a nice perk

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I'm not trying to get comments at all, but today on my way to the loo at school one of the teachers Iused to work with stopped me and told me how wonderful I was looking, and that I looked twenty years younger. TWENTY!? How old did I LOOK? The other day another teacher commented, and kn9owing of my Peru travels she said my weight loss was probably very helpful for hiking around. And I've had others just comment on how good I looked.
Which is nice.
But gosh! I must'a' looked a sight BEFORE, then, eh?


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