Thursday, July 25, 2013
I have not been on in a while, because of some personal issues. First, and easier to deal with was my daughter's oral surgery. She had adult teeth impacted in her palate and they needed to be removed. The surgery was yesterday and I was so worried for her, but she pulled through like a champ and is more upset with the inconvenience of it, rather than the pain! Next step, she must get braces and prepare for eventual removal of the stubborn baby teeth and replacement of those with implants. She's got a long road ahead and it is hard for me to see.
Next, and not so easy to deal with: Our dearest family friend recently had a very public nervous breakdown via Facebook. He has been suffering with severe depression for years, but it finally go to be too much for him. In his delusional state he did and said very unsavory things and I spent many hours crying with his wife and our mutual friends. He is currently being treated, but I have no idea what his final diagnosis will end up being. He feels shame, but we, his friends, realize that it was his disease talking and we have told his wife to pass on the knowledge that there is nothing to forgive and we love him. Time heals all, I know, but this is a tough one to wait through. I am grateful for the anonymity of SP, because my heart is hurting and I need to share my pain with others who do not personally know me.
Thank you for the opportunity to vent. Love you all.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Ok, so I saw my sister over the fourth and as I expected she was her usual self. She screams, "Oh My, You're so skinny!!"
Well, no, actually, I'm not...I'm healthy. I still have that pooch from carrying 3 children and that dang back fat that is SO stubborn, but I am in my goal range and I still work to lose more.
Sometimes, I think people say that to make you feel like you are anorexic or something. That you starve to get to your ideal weight. That you are only your scale number...and nothing more. It's a bit rude, if you ask me. She very obviously put on quite a few pounds since Christmas and I did not say, "Oh, you're so Fat!" So when you see me, say, "Oh, you look good, you look happy, you look healthy.
But NOT, You're so "Skinny".
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
My family and I have been trying to eliminate processed foods from our diet. It started because recently I noticed that my oldest daughter is much more slender than the rest of our household. Hmmm, she eats almost all the same food as the rest of us, except for one deviation. She avoids artificial foods like the plague! Well, heck, works for me! So now, I make my almost all my own food from scratch...even burger buns! I will tell you that you will most certainly be satisfied with less, if it is REAL food.
This afternoon, after my workout, I dropped by the grocery store for veggies for dinner and something for my lunch. I saw these yummy looking chicken wraps and thought that sounded good...until I read the ingredients. It took me longer to read than it would've taken me to EAT! Wouldn't you think the list would be:
Chicken, Lettuce, Tortilla, Hot Sauce?
Nope! It was a list of chemicals and dyes and fillers, all for $7.00! I did what my daughter would have done....shook my head and put it back. I bought high fiber tortillas, Roasted chicken breast, (preservative/nitrate free), cheese and lettuce...for a lot less than 7 dollars and there are lunches yet to be made!
I'm full, happy and healthy....and it was real Food!
Friday, June 07, 2013
My oldest daughter has a good friend who is a bit older than she is. Therefore, everytime my daughter needs a ride to and from school this delightful young lady has assisted. We have helped with gas money and gave a nice Christmas gift, also we are intending on giving her a generous graduation gift.
My daughter recently commented that her friend had never been for Dim Sum, so could we take her pal with us next time we go and we said we'd be delighted. My husband asked if it could be set up for this Sunday. My girl sent her invite and then we got the response. Hmpph!
Another friend of my daughters, but only casually, due to a 9 year age difference, drove Mary and her friend home from rehearsals and then both girls ambushed her with the request that she be invited also! Have you ever heard of such gall? The other girl is 26 freakin' years old! Do not put a 17 year old in such an awkward position! My girl was so upset and my husband, who is usually generous to a fault was furious!
We wanted to cancel the whole thing right there, but that put Mary in an awkward position, so we said since the other children were not allowed to bring their friends, it wouldn't be fair for Mary to bring 2 friends. So now it is just us going and my girl is looking at her dear friend in a new light. Sadly, these are both nice young ladies, just lacking in common courtesy.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Today is Smashburger Day at our house! It is the last day of school and we are going out for lunch. I promised the kids that once I could burn at least 500 calories in a one hour workout session, I'd treat us to our favorite burger joint.
I made it that number because that is about 3/4 the caloric count of my favorite Baja Burger. It is important to remember how much work it takes to burn off a splurge, but it is also important to give in to the rare splurge. I will also choose to have the veggie fries, rather than the delicious smashfries, but it is all about moderation and I don't think I'll feel at all deprived.
Well, for about a month now, I've been able to burn those 500 calories, SO we've set up today for the celebration that I've been working towards since January.
The good news is, since I've been expecting this day, I've been good all week and the scale dropped down a bit further. Good thing too, because I may need that extra cushion!
Enjoy your day!
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