Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I am always very interested in what works for other people, so I finally did something I have been contemplating for weeks: I started a stats disclosure team.
This way, you have opportunities to compare your plan to others, and discuss your strategies.
We do this regularly on one of my other teams, and most of us find it very useful, so I hope others will as well.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
I am sooooooo over February. Maybe I can start over.
February has sucker-punched me one too many times, and the sooner February packs up and moves out, the better. I've already got my eye on March, who has been making promises and whispering encouragement in my ear lately, telling me that February is cold, uncaring, and frankly, a wet blanket. I know March will be much warmer, and will spend far more time with me, walking outdoors, gardening, and playing with me and the dog.
Yes indeed; spring will be HERE in one more month, and I will be getting a LOT more exercise outdoors. The kickoff of the planting season and the ensuing madness in the nursery, heralded by the arrival of boxed roses and fruit trees.
I am hoping and praying that the scale will reward me and I can finally throw away these pants.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I have to face facts here, he's fat. I have just been telling myself that he's a big boy, but I just heard the floorboards squeak and thought it was my husband coming down the hall.
Wrong, it was the cat.
I've never had a fat cat... at least not as fat as him. He just loves to eat, and he's always hungry.
He has the same environment as all my other cats, he just really wolfs his food and begs for more; and if someone else isn't as quick, well that's his food too.
His brother lives 200 miles away, at my mother-in-laws house. It's a rural area, and he runs outside all day, getting plenty of exercise, and eats fewer calories than my cat, but he's huge too.
I think it's a strong arguement for genetic obesity.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I had no idea how many people hate Valentines Day. I found out by reading internet message boards. Apparently, many people feel it is a "fake Holiday made up by Hallmark to rake in $",
and proclaiming that "we don't need a special day to prove our love".
Wow, that's a bummer. Of course you don't need an excuse to shower each other with gifts, but I still like the fact that there is a day set aside to celebrate love (at least that's how I look at it). You don't need a special day to reflect on your good fortune, watch football, and eat turkey with family members you don't get to see often, but I don't consider Thanksgiving to be a Butterball conspiracy.
I didn't know so many people "skip" Valentines Day. I wonder if they will skip Christmas too, on the grounds that it's too commercialized, they are not very religious and they don't need to prove anything to anyone with gifts? I know darned well that if I were a mother, I would look forward to Mother's Day all year, for the Crayola-drawn cards from my children and the gifts from my husband; and I think I would be a little hurt if people skipped it, instead of "making up" a special day to recognize moms. And if you want to drink green beer on St. Patrick¡¯s Day, I have no problems with that; I love the silly green hats and I'm not at all Irish. I don't care if it is a huge revenue booster for booze sellers. And what's really the point of celebrating birthdays, after age 21?
Maybe it's the idea of making an appointment for romance? No, that doesn't make sense to me either; every dinner date I've ever had was scheduled. In fact, most of us spent lots of money on our weddings and honeymoons, simply because it is traditional and customary to do so. I seldom see people skip the diamond, skip the wedding bands, skip the expensive white dress, etc. etc. etc. even though none of those expenditures prove your love.
I love Valentines Day. It's special for us. We plan romantic things and exchange gifts, just like it's another anniversary. I can't wait to go to dinner tonight. ¢¾
Monday, February 12, 2007
Okay, we're back together.
We both said a lot of things we shouldn't have, but we've apologized and promised not to dwell on the past. Now I see that TOM was the real reason I was so angry, and I shouldn't have taken it out on February, who stuck by me when I gained weight.
I am VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE that I have reached my Valentine's Day Goal today. Last week it seemed like a lost cause, and here I am, two whole days ahead of schedule. I have lost 30 pounds! Yay February!
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