Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Yesterday I let the day take care of itself for achange and whatever was on the film was on the film.
We, DH and I took the entire day We had specific things we wanted to do and then it was a just to do day.
We met up with our friend and spent a couple of hours with her before she had to go to work We took her out to lunch. We went to a buffet where they served both Canadian and Chinese.
They had everything you could [possibly think of FRUIT galore Raw Vegetable plates, Salads. These were my entrees in porportionate size and then I let myself have two oysters raw, and two table spoons of grab with a cream sauce that I am sure was LOADED with fat and calories! But it was MY day out! To this I added a small serving of Ginger beef and beef and broccoli. I ate every bit of my entree and by the time I'd eaten half of my main course I couldn't finish the rest! I had no desserts And believe me!!!!!! My girl friend had a rasberry cherry strawberry truffle and I didn't even nip a bite! I never even glanced at the dessert table let alone check it out!
Then we spent the entire rest of the day WALKING EVERYWHERE! We parked the car at one end of the Plaza and walked from store to store and we spent about an hour in each as well! No not Mall walking We had to come out of each store and walk a city block to the next one. We went into Home Depot, Rona, Totem, Canadian tire, and Peavy Mart.
I should have worn my Pedometer but My guess is I walked well over 20,000 steps yesterday and my little legs KNEW it!
For supper DH wanted Dairy Queen So away we went. We ordered Swiss Cheese burgers He had rings with his I had Fries. Could only eat half of my meal and allowed myself a SMALL chocolate dipped cone DH on the other hand demolished a banana split AND a peanut butter parfait!!!!!! And I never had a nip of either!
Then we drove the 2 hours home! Or I should say I did!
So here we are this morning fessing up to my day of exursion! How to track it hmmmm, I don't think I want to LOL And now I work today so anything I ate yesterday will be BURNED off! And I will defiently reduce my calorie fat and carb intake to accommodate for yesterday! But you know I feel good about it all! I RARELY do this kind of thing DH even made the comment And just where are you going to put all of that? YOu never eat like this even at home! I said I know and i probably won't eat everything either but I want my old favourites and what I eat of them I eat of them today. And so it went.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Date: TODAY From: GOD
This is God. Today I will be handling All of your
problems for you. I do Not need your help. So, have a nice day.
I love you.
P.S. And, remember...
If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you
cannot handle , do Not attempt to resolve it yourself! Kindly put it in
the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME.
All situations wi ll be resolved, but in My time, not yours.
Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto
it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things
that are present in your life now.
Should you decide to send this to a friend; Thank you.
You may have touched their life in ways you will never know!
Now, you have a nice day.
God has seen you struggling,
God says it's over.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Identifying Favorite Foods, Creating Perfect Diet Menus
1. Choose the time(s) of day that's most difficult for you to avoid food when dieting,
c. Early Evening
d. Late Evening
e. All Day
Answer: d. Late Evening
2. What foods are your major weaknesses? Choose as many as apply..
a. Sweets - candy, cookies, cakes, pies
b. Breads, Potatoes & Pasta
c. Gravies & Sauces
e. Butter, Oils & Nuts
f. Proteins - all meats
Answer: d. Cheese
3. Answer the question, "My personality tends to be:"
b. Low Key
c. Even Keel
d. I am very moody and unpredictable
Answer: c. Even Keel
4. When holidays and special occasions occur, I tend to:
Eat whatever I want to enjoy.
b. Eat whatever I want to enjoy, then watch my diet closely for the next few days.
c. Choose a few things that I really like to enjoy.
d. I tend to stick with my diet plan in this type situation.
Answerc. Choose a few things that I really like to enjoy.
5. I tend to eat:
a. While working at my desk or job.
b. In a relaxed atmosphere with friends.
c. Alone in a relaxed atmosphere.
d. In front of the television.
Answer: a. While working at my desk or job.
d. In front of the television.
6. My meals generally tend to be of this nature
a. Home cooked.
b. Fast Food
c. A mix of fast food and home cooked.
d. Consists only of healthy foods.
Answer: d. Consists only of healthy foods.
7. My diet is closest to the following:
a. Based on the Official Food Pyramid
d. Raw Food Diet
e. Natural Food Diet
Answer: a. Based on the Official Food Pyramid
8. I tend to experiencing the following:
a. Acid tummy after eating Italian or Mexican.
b. Heartburn when eating late at night.
c. Bloating, belching, tummy discomfort after drinking milk or eating ice cream.
d. Rash after eating some foods.
e. Frequent headaches.
f. Frequent constipation.
g. Overly prone to tooth decay.
h. Sleepy after eating, particularly in the afternoon.
j. Muscle aches.
k. Crave water.
l. Frequent trips to restroom, particularly at night.
m. Foggy train of thought.
o. Difficultly breathing from time-to-time.
p. Weak, brittle nails.
q. Skin problems.
r. Hair loss.
s. Bad breath.
t. Excessive body odor.
u. Occasional blurred vision.
v. Sugar cravings.
w. Loss of sex drive.
x. Depressed, unhappy feelings most of the time.
y. Feelings of hopelessness; panic.
z. Frequent backaches.
9. I enjoy snacks
Answer: a. True
10. I tend to grab for food when
a. Under a lot of stress.
b. When I'm happy.
c. When I need a little comfort.
d. When I see a favorite food.
e. When I am alone.
f. When I am in a crowd.
g. When I'm not feeling well.
Answer: none of the above
11. Snacking Between Meals
Answer: b. Always
12. Whenever I am in a crowd and it's time to eat, I feel:
a. Embarrassed about eating because of my weight.
b. I don't worry about what anyone thinks; I just enjoy my food.
c. Like all the thin people are monitoring what I eat.
Answer: b. I don't worry about what anyone thinks; I just enjoy my food.
13. When I weigh I sometimes think
a. Wow - I've gained weight and I better go on a diet asap.
b. Wow - I've gained weight, but it's still not my TOP weight. I've weighed 10 more pounds that this in my life. I won't worry about that now. I'll wait until I have reached my top weight, then I'll worry about dieting.
c. I've gained weight, but it's impossible to lose this much weight.
d. I've lost weight so now I can eat until I reach my top weight.
e. I've lost weight and I want to continue to lose down to my perfect weight.
f. I've lost weight and I want to continue losing until I reach the weight that I feel best.
Answer: f. I've lost weight and I want to continue losing until I reach the weight that I feel best.
14. When I prepare OR purchase prepared meals, what I buy or make is based on the following:
(a. My health.
b. My family's health.
c. How good the food will taste regardless of calories and fat.
d. Certain medical conditions involving myself or those I cook for.
e. I do not have a voice is what is prepared for me to eat.
f. What is cheapest and what will fit into my personal budget.
Answer: a. My health.
15. This question is a bit like Question 2. Pick as many as you like. I tend to enjoy the following foods:
a. Tried and true favorites.
b. Discovering exotic foods.
c. Bland foods.
d. Spicy foods.
e. Cheesy foods.
f. Authentic foreign foods such as Mexican, Italian and German.
g. Americanized foreign foods such as Mexican, Italian and German.
h. Fried foods.
i. Dried foods.
Answer: a. Tried and true favorites.
16. Food Groups - choose the food groups that you like least
a. Grains - bread, cereal, rice, pasta.
c. Dairy - milk, yogurt, cheese.
e. Proteins - red meats, white meats, beans, eggs, nuts.
f. Fats - butter, margarine
Answers: f. Fats - butter, margarine
17. Pick your favorite part of the meal:
a. Bread Basket
b. Chip Basket
d. Meat - Main Course
Answer: d. Meat - Main Course
18. How often do you reach for second helpings at meal time?
Answer: a. Never
19. How often do you eat meats?
b. At every meal.
c. Two times per day.
d. Once per day.
Answer: d. Once per day.
20. Choose your least favorite diet product(s):
a. Diet Sodas
b. Diet Butter, including diet 'butter' sprays.
c. Diet Cheese
d. Diet Cream Cheese
e. Diet Sour Cream
f. Rice Cakes
g. Reduced Calorie Yogurt.
h. Diet Chips.
i. Diet 'Sugars'.
j. Diet Mayo.
k. Diet Ice Creams
Answer: a. Diet Sodas
Saturday, August 02, 2008
The Death card suggests that my alter ego today is the Mover and Shaker, whose superpower for transformation relies on my bargaining ability to make a change. Even though tomorrow is another day, the time for change is now. Know that you can handle it and that you will not be alone in making it happen. Things may not seem to be going your way, but know it may be for the best. 'When love goes wrong, nothing goes right.' It may be time to find a new direction for the better of all, especially you. You've seen the writing on the wall and something' s got to give, but it's not too late. You're well-equipped to overcome your fears and step out of your comfort-zone. Make your best efforts to direct the outcome as you wish by acting proactively now, rather than having to react later when it's out of your hands.
How right on is this! Because I have seen the writing on the wall and believe me something is going to give and it isn't me this time! I am done so done compromising with my father! For eight years I compromised thinking he was meeting me half way Last week I found it that has not been the case. So if he won't meet me half way then until he does................There are two sides to a coin here compromise means or should mean that two people come to an agreement; find common ground give a little on both sides does it not Well turns out I've been the only one giving ground. So change there will be.
I haven't shut the door or shut him out of my life but I've told him he knows where to find me if he actually wants to keep in touch and talk, but my natural life is my life and so that is what I am excited about and share with him. But apparently that's not what he wants So what's left the weather my health birthdays christmas? No so .....................And he KNOWS damn well that when this daughter makes a decision its chiseled in stone! So guess what he made this choice so this is the consequence he brings on himself.
Friday, August 01, 2008
I just woke up, and in less than 10 minutes Iíve stubbed my toe, realized I'míre out of toothpaste, canít seem to get enough water pressure to rinse all of the dye out of my hair!! So it's going to be ONE OF THOSE DAYS!
Am I seeing red yet? Yes!
Itís no secret, we all have days that just donít start out the way we want them to, bosses that have equally bad days and take out their frustration on us, partners who forget to put the toilet seat down, or replace the empty roll of toilet paperÖ
For some of us, like me the anger can get so bad that I literally see red, At the same time I get really quiet and give those around me In public the cold-shoulder, while muttering under my breathe when no one is listening!
No matter how hard I try, no matter how intensely I want to just let the issue roll off my shoulders, it's gotten under my skin so bad that I just canít control it? It's been years since I've felt this way. But something has happened in the past couple of weeks that has me just seething! I never expected this reaction! It's delayed but there now non the less It's almost like going through the steps of death and the stages of grief
Stages of grief: denial
Stages of grief: anger
Stages of grief: bargaining
Stages of grief: depression
Stages of grief: acceptance
And right now it's anger! So I'm, getting it off my chest
After what has transpired between my father and myself I truly believe that I am in fact going through the stages of grief. It's been ongoing for the last eight years and we are finally coming to a head with it!
Now that I look back on it I was in denial had to be! Eight years ago I left everything behind to fulfill a dream One in which did not include my father and mother. For religious reasons number one they would never have condoned what i did in the first place. But over time they seemed to conform to the idea that things were not going to change I was not going to change and they began to settle with the idea that the choice I had made was what they were going to have to accept and they acted as though they had and led me to believe; or so I thought until four weeks ago I got a letter and they blew that all to hell! So for eight years I've been living in denial of what the truth was? I didn't want to deal with the reality that they in fact even after all these years hadn't accepted my decision to do what I had done.
To me this is a great loss not an actual death but none the less I am going through diferent emotions and haven't come to acceptance yet. And right now I am so toatlly POed with my father and his actions! Seething emotionally
The question this week, is what things never cease to make you angry? No matter how hard you try, no matter how intensely you want to just let the issue roll off your shoulders, what gets under your skin so bad that you just canít control yourself?
Go on, get it off your chest
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