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Quick, hide that bunny!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I'm starting to feel like Elmer Fudd. I know we have several Easter baskets in the house and although we put several non-food and healthy food items in them, we also did the traditional chocolate bunnies. As a result, I am always on the alert for the "wabbit" and the potential to take a dip into a chocolate hole of dispair.

Today, as usual, Elmer does not get to "kill the wabbit." Woo woo!!!


Getting to a happier place ...

Friday, April 22, 2011

According to Campbell's soup, all it takes is a bowl full and I begin to randomly skip around my kitchen.

According to diet pills, I won't have to suffer through eating the right foods, just a pill a day and I'll be in a bikini laughing hysterically at my "before" picture.

How about two diet shakes a day, along with a protein bar? Will my body remember how to digest food should I ever desire to eat something I don't have to drink ... huh??

Then there's always surgery ... guaranteed to change my life. Not only would I have the oppotunity to die during the operation, but I have to eat baby food for weeks. Maybe feeling like a six month old again will make me happy? Nah.

I think I'm going to count my blessings, continue to work on my Sparkpoints in order to make life-changing healthy habits, and I'm going to appreciate the fact that I don't need a marketing firm to tell me when to skip around the kitchen or wear a bikini. Although I just chuckled picturing myself doing both at the same time. HaHa ... now I'm happy!!!

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ALICIAYOUNG1127 4/22/2011 2:57PM

    so very true!! keep up the great thinking!

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BONDMANUS2002 4/22/2011 2:53PM

  I agree!!

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Your calculated age is: 89

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My daughter and I were watching Dr. Oz the other evening and the topic was "You could live to 100." By taking a quiz at the following site:

You can determine the age you will be when you die. Now granted, I'm glad it wasn't 53, but did I want to know it was 89? Hmmmmmm

Maybe I'm crazy but my immediate reaction was to grab my own calculator to determine the years I have left on this earth ... 36. Yuck, do you know how quickly 36 years goes by? Will that give me enough time to:

- Wear a size 10 again?
- Plant a vegetable garden that produces more food than weeds?
- Train our dogs (all 5) to use the toilet?
- Run (or walk) a marathon?
- Pick one winning number in the lottery?
- Read and study the whole Bible?
- Meet my grandchildren and their children?
- Forgive those who trespassed against me?
- Invent something that keeps the floor around the toilet clean?
- take a vacation that doesn't end after 7 days?
- finally learn where in the heck that smell is coming from?

Well, now that I feel like there is a deadline I'm going to have to take the quiz over again. My answer to the question on stress has changed because the damn quiz has stressed me out.

Of course, I'm blowing this out of proportion ... that's my nature, but I did find some good news! According to the quiz, I can live to 101 if I make a few slight adjustments. That's another 12 years!! Heck, by then I might be able to get two lottery numbers right!!!

Take the quiz .... it's worth reading the section it produces called "How to add years to your life." I'm sending it to everyone I love because life wouldn't be worth living longer if I didn't have them!!


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SOCKS117 4/21/2011 2:08PM

  Mine was 90 :)

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What, no donuts??

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

First let me say that I haven't told anyone at work that I'm on a diet. Obviously, I need to be on one, but it always makes me feel like I'm being observed (judged?) ... paranoid much? Ah well.

Now coming to work in the morning involves a lot of discipline when it comes to food. In the past I've stopped at:

1 - a lovely corner store in our neighborhood for fresh cream filled donuts and ice cold milk

2 - Starbucks for a Vanilla Cream and an iced lemon loaf

3 - Au Bon Pain for a sticky bun

4 - City bakery for freshly baked donuts and milk

I literally pass each place on a daily basis and based on my choices, you can see how I ended up overweight. For the past week, I've been able to make it to my desk empty-handed. Once settled in, I have some fruit, water, and yogurt. No problem, right?

Today --- I drive by place #1 and can see the cream filling in my mind. I walk past places 2, 3, and 4 and can literally smell the items I desire. Once in my office, I quickly find something to occupy my mind ... this is going to be a tough temptation day. I almost feel like I should have on boxing gloves and a cold sweat. After 30 minutes, I feel safe, I'm going to make it.

Within 5 minutes, several members of my staff stop by with a "present" ... Dunkin' Donuts cream filled and a hot chocolate. OMG!! Are you serious???

This part is pretty good - I thank them profusely and close my door. Now I'm not one to waste a perfectly good piece of junk food, but I tightened the laces on my gloves and proceeded to knock both items into the trash can. SMA*%K - P*@#W - B##M

That stuff was gonna come out waste anyway ... today, I cut out the middle man and had an apple. No donuts!!

If I could reach my back, I would pat it!

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NEENSTER1 4/20/2011 7:23PM

    emoticon No temptation today. emoticon emoticonjob. emoticon

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DEBRA0818 4/20/2011 10:39AM

    That's an amazing story -- one I don't think I could tell. Yet. I can only hope to have the willpower to throw things away instead of treating myself like a garbage can when well meaning but misguided people hand me my temptation food.

Rock on!

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PHIL1749 4/20/2011 9:53AM

  Thanks for sharing. Your honesty and humor are inspiring. Try to share with a "close friend" at work your commitment to "taking better care of yourself". You will have to get out of your "comfort zone" to do that but don't sweat it that's what friends are for.

Phil Holst
Psalm 34:6

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What, no energy?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I wake up at 5 AM to drive to a park n ride, to take a bus to the city, to walk to the building, to pass my favorite pastries, to arrive in my office, to check myself in the mirror and to discover that SLEEP MATTERS!!

I can't describe the woman who met my gaze this morning but I have made a vow to double-check the make-up before venturing out on another day. I know sleep is a necessity, but occasionally, I'll have a restless night. Normally, I take a little more time to prep before heading out the door. I'm not sure what happened this morning but before anyone had a chance to say "are you feeling okay?" I did a quick fix-up .. whew!! Then I remembered that I rode up in the elevator with several co-workers who are probably still wondering how I survived being hit by a bus. Ahhhh

At lunchtime, I closed my door and took a nap for the first time in years. It worked! I was "out" quickly and woke up 35 minutes later. What a difference ... the day looks much brighter when you're eyes are open!!


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LAMARY9 4/19/2011 2:12PM

    This made me laugh. I had a restless night and I'm dragging! I exercised for 15 minutes and stopped. I'm going to take a power nap and get back to it. emoticon

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WANNABELESS1 4/19/2011 2:06PM

    I hate when that happens. Thank God for quick fixes!

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