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Facial Thursday and then burgers with Mom

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Today Mom wants to go to the best burger place for her last time. I am looking forward to it but know that the scale will be up tomorrow but then I will get right back on track again.
I was a bit disappointed today when getting on the scale as I have been eating light for three days knowing that this burger day was coming up. Anyway the scale told me I was up a half pound from yesterday. I know it's just water weight, etc. but I felt I ate light. I did eat the Kirkland canned chicken which I know has a lot of sodium so I am blaming that. Why not.
Today it will be the last time Mom and I will get out alone before she heads up to Pennsylvania to live with my sister. My sister arrives tonight. I am getting a facial first but then will just throw on my sunglasses and hat and off we will go to eat burgers. i am looking forward to the blue cheese bacon one again. Gosh I haven't had a burger in like a year and all of a sudden it will be twice in one month. So happy knowing that I will enjoy it and get right back on track again.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing well.
Have a great Thursday.
Sallie

  
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/15/2012 10:58PM

    Have a great time with your mom - you'll remember that a lot longer than you'll remember what the scale says!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 3/15/2012 9:34PM

    I love how you share your little secrets of maintanence!

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GAYEMC 3/15/2012 6:06PM

    emoticon emoticon Give that scale a boot I say! Have fun today.

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BUTEAFULL 3/15/2012 4:42PM

    just eat half of it and you won't feel any guilt, now...I want a facial

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ROCKMAN6797 3/15/2012 1:26PM

    Enjoy your day with your Mother Sallie, and, most of all, enjoy the best burger in town!

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MEADSBAY 3/15/2012 12:59PM

    I had my first burger (with gorgonzola cheese) in a long time the other night and was very disappointed- barely ate half- out of the bun, of course.
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PAWSINAZ 3/15/2012 11:48AM

    Sallie,
Enjoy your day (including the burger) with your mom. Being with your mom, is worth a little weight gain. I wish I could have one more bowl of ice cream with my mom.
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IRP1114 3/15/2012 11:31AM

    Don't let the scale bring you down. Your efforts will show up soon enough. Plus some times high calorie days are actually beneficial to the metabolism. Enjoy the facial!!! I am jealous lol ; )! And have fun with your mom today too! Hope your day is long enough to enjoy time with her.
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LIS193 3/15/2012 11:12AM

    Have a great time with your mom. Don't worry about the weight - it will go again in a couple of days.

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MADLYINLOVE 3/15/2012 10:51AM

    Sodium will do that! Not to worry if you don't see the results of your lighter eating patterns today, it will show up somewhere in the coming week or two. If all else fails, a little micro change in your routine again will help... it's a journey to find what works :) Have fun today Sallie!! Enjoy this moment - she'll soon be so far away from you! I hope you have the BEST time!

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N_STITCHES 3/15/2012 10:32AM

  Enjoy your day, Sallie......Patti
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Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Still eating light to offset the steak dinner. Down another pound today so that is good. I will be able to eat light again today but then tomorrow will be eating lunch out with Mom. It will be our last lunch out together alone down here in Mexico since my sister arrives tomorrow night. Won't be long until my Mother is all packed up and leaving Mexico to live with my sister.
I do have mixed feelings about it but as many of you know, my Mother and I have had many issues and I think it will be so good that she will live with my sister. She has lived down here 6 years and for the first four years it was okay as at that point my DH and she hadn't had the big "fight" and I included her in things. But after the big fight my DH didn't want to be in her company so he hasn't seen her for almost two years. I understand. They are both at fault and just don't like each other. So I think the distance will be good. I think I understand that what I will miss I wouldn't be able to have anyway...........and that would be a better relationship with my Mother but we just don't see things the same way. The good news is that I had heard Dr. Phil talking one time about his relationship with his father and that they fought all the time...big loud arguments and such. But Dr. Phil decided one day that he just wasn't going to fight with his father anymore. And that was it. His father who still tried to push his buttons said to him one time when he didn't get upset by something said "you aren't going to fight with me anymore, are you?" and Dr. Phil said "No" and that was it....they never fought again. Dr. Phil said he would just not enter into those topics that pushed his buttons as he would change the subject. So I took that to heart and every time my Mother tries to push my buttons, I change the subject. The good news is that we haven't had an argument for a long time and she will be leaving here and I know that we have, to the best of our abilities, enjoyed some good times out for lunches. I made her a picture book of places down here and photos of us out for lunches. She seemed to enjoy that. Family dynamics sure are interesting some times.
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
Sallie

  
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BUTEAFULL 3/14/2012 11:56PM

    oh the sweet and sour of family dynamics
this will be a good change for everyone I think, and if you get too lonesome for her you can visit for short time to get a fix

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WHITEANGEL4 3/14/2012 11:26PM

    Yes you will be missing your mother. That is only natural. You will be seeing her from time to time and she may feel different about you DH when she is with your sister. So many mixed feelings, but the love will always be there.

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DOOBRIE 3/14/2012 7:01PM

    Sounds like you're going to miss your mum a bit, as she goes off on her new adventure. Hope she soon settles with your sister.

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GAYEMC 3/14/2012 5:44PM

    Good that you have made peace with the arrangement between you and your mother. Enjoy your last Mexican lunch. And fill us in on man friend details.

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ROCKMAN6797 3/14/2012 2:53PM

    What a wonderful technique! Sounds like it has worked wonders with regards to your relationship with your mother.

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LIS193 3/14/2012 1:20PM

    Enjoy your last few weeks with your mom. Family is a tricky business - remember the good and forget the rest. You will miss her company but there is always Skype!

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N_STITCHES 3/14/2012 12:37PM

  Good blog, Sallie. Gives us something to think about. Enjoy your lunch with your mom tomorrow......Patti

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IRP1114 3/14/2012 12:33PM

    Yep family dynamics can be crazy. A lot times I feel like the glue holding little pieces of the family together with every one around not speaking to each other for one reason or another. It would be easier to not care! But that truly is a hard thing to change in ourselves. All we can do is think positive and find the good side of the situations we are in.

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MADLYINLOVE 3/14/2012 11:02AM

    I need to learn from this Sallie! I am so used to answering questions when asked that I have the hardest time remembering to change the subject when the inevitable uncomfortable questions surface! Great blog, thanks for putting things into perspective!

Hope YOU have a great Wednesday too :)

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LOSE4LIFE47 3/14/2012 10:53AM

    I know a lot of us have strained relationships within our families & it is hard!! Hang in there!!

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working the big steak dinner off

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ate light yesterday and drank lots of water. Down 1.5 pounds from the big dinner. I am glad I don't eat red meat too often after listening to the news this morning about the health risks associated with it.
Again it feel so good to get back under control.
Today my Mom's "fiancÚ" leaves so I will get all the "scoop" from her to find out how the visit went.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing great. Let's make it a great day!
Sallie

  
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BUTEAFULL 3/14/2012 12:24AM

    love hearing about the romance

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WHITEANGEL4 3/13/2012 11:32PM

    Hope this visit make your Mom more mellow to you. Maybe she has found a permanent companion and this will releave you from so much pressure. Have a wonderful day

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/13/2012 11:09PM

    I'm so happy for your mom and hope everything went well during the visit. I thought of you when I heard the 'red meat' news this morning - yikes, guess we both need to re-think our 'evil ways,' haha!
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Fortunately, I rarely eat it and it sounds like you're following the same path so maybe we don't have to worry about shorter lives at this point! Have a great day!
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DOOBRIE 3/13/2012 7:01PM

    Hope your mum enjoyed her fiancÚ's visit! They looked so sweet together.

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GAYEMC 3/13/2012 5:58PM

    That was a quick trip! I hope they both had a great time! I just heard about pink slime in ground beef on the news, gross!

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ROCKMAN6797 3/13/2012 2:04PM

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    Way to get back on track!!! emoticon

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LIS193 3/13/2012 11:48AM

    Way to go getting rid of the steak pounds. I'm with you on not eating red meat too often - we mostly eat chicken and seafood.
Enjoy your walk with the doggies!
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IRP1114 3/13/2012 11:45AM

    Awesome can't wait to hear about it! Good job getting back on track so quick! That is great already lost 1.5 pounds?!

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Steak dinner was wonderful.

Monday, March 12, 2012

I sure did enjoy every bite.....but the scale sure did tell me that I overdid it! two pounds up. So today I eat light again to get some of the fluid and such out of me. It sure doesn't take much to put the pounds on. I know I will get it under control again. The good news is that I really did enjoy it. Oh and I only had one beer, so that was good.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing great today.
Sallie

  
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NISSANGIRL 3/13/2012 6:55AM

    Glad u enjoyed your meal Sallie, it's ok to have a cheat day, I do the same thing, enjoy a nice meal and then the next day I eat better. Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEXIHOLIC 3/13/2012 6:48AM

    question. when you go out do you throw caution to the wind or what controls do you use to keep things within bounds and where do you allow yourself to eat outside of the bounds? I guess I am asking for insight on how you balance your out to eat experiences? You've had quite a few recently, ALL for great reason, and you are tracking the ups and downs to stay in control, but i guess what I am asking is What do you allow yourself to have when you go OUT? Is it anything goes and then straight back on track, or Indulge in one great things mildly? ??????? emoticon emoticon
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ROCKMAN6797 3/12/2012 11:47PM

    Great attitude Sallie!

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MEADSBAY 3/12/2012 8:07PM

    Your bdy is so sensitive to changes, isn't it?
I had fresh fish 3 times last week (baked, not fried),
ate very healthy all week,
and I was still up 2 lbs on Sunday.


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GAYEMC 3/12/2012 1:59PM

    Glad you finally got to enjoy your birthday steak!

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    Glad you enjoyed your self Sallie! Happy Monday! Enjoy getting back on track today! emoticon

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FRANNIEDID 3/12/2012 1:45PM

    It does not hurt to splurge once in awhile! I seldom eat steak so I really enjoy it when I do!

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LIS193 3/12/2012 12:33PM

    The occasional splurge will mean a minor setback but be good for the next few days and it will all even out again.
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/12/2012 11:59AM

    Every now and then, I crave a steak and went out to buy one for last night's dinner - yum! I'm up 2 lbs this morning, too, but know it's not 'real' weight gain so it doesn't worry me - the extra fluid will leave soon, probably by tomorrow. It was worth every bite for me and sounds like it was for you as well but we both know we can't eat like that all the time without negative consequences. Once in awhile, no big deal - glad you had a great time!
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FROSTIERACES 3/12/2012 11:22AM

    Yum! I wish we were going out to steak dinner! You are doing great! Yay!!

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BUTEAFULL 3/12/2012 11:16AM

    you did great!
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N_STITCHES 3/12/2012 11:15AM

  Good attitude, Sallie. There's no sense beating yourself up. You know what to do and it works for you......Patti

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So today I finally get my steak

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Remember that I thought I was going out to my favorite steak house for my birthday but was surprised by with a party. then I was supposed to go out with friends last friday but I was sick and no appetite. So today a group of us are finally going to my favorite steak place. I ate light yesterday in preparation for it and will eat light today as well. and then will eat guilt free tonight. Then of course tomorrow morning will go right back to eating light again. And will continue eating light on those days when I am home. My sister arrives on the 15th and she will want to go out to eat so will be eating out more than normal. My sister is coming to help me with Mom and organizing the big "move". Mom is moving back to Pennsylvania to live with my sister and her husband. I believe I told you that she gave my sister $120,000 to add a huge mother in law suite to my sister's house. It sounds like the suite is just about done. It's going to be interesting now that my Mom has a "fiance" just what will happen with the living arrangements. I am not sure that the "love birds" are planning to live together or what...time will tell.
Hope all my sparks buddies have a terrific Sunday!
Sallie

  
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MEWHENRYSMAMA 3/11/2012 11:55PM

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/11/2012 5:06PM

    Have a great time - sounds like a wonderful plan and also sounds like 'good times ahead' with your sister's visit - I'm sure your mom will be very, very happy up there and super-glad things are working out so well!!!
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N_STITCHES 3/11/2012 1:34PM

  Enjoy your steak dinner and friends today. You're really working your plan well. Congratulations for finding your groove.

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    Enjoy! emoticon

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LIS193 3/11/2012 11:12AM

    Enjoy your steak! We had a lovely steak dinner Friday night for DH's birthday, cooked at the table and we could cut it with a fork. YUM

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