Thursday, January 05, 2012
I did good. I tried out 2 new things.
Tried Green Giants Potato & green beans with rosemary sauce...yuck.I guess I am not a fan of rosemary...lol.
And then I tried this recipe that I had done a little makeover on. Took out the craisins they had in it and cut the vanilla & cinnamon down...It's Chocolate Oatmeal. recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=1917142 and this is a keeper. I used it as a sweet snack...but would be good for breakfast also. Almost like those No bake cookies with chocolate and oatmeal...except healthier :)
I stayed below my calories..which i am happy about. Went for a walk at Dollar Tree because it was warmer in there than outside...lol. And i picked up a few things while there also.
Yesterday's bible verse was
1 Corinthians 6:20
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Well, so far, the eating part has been good. I am sticking to 1500 calories a day. I am also doing some kind of aerobic activity for 10 minutes a day. Yesterday was the treadmill...oh how i hate that treadmill...lol. but the weather was awful... so couldn't go out for my walk, and i really didn't want to scrub the house down again...lol... so the treadmill it was...watching The Chew helped it go faster though....lol. As for my smoking...i'm doing better than last year, but not as good as i want. I don't want to be smoking any cigarettes right now... but i am still having a few a day... I'm giving it until Friday and then cutting myself off again. Keeping fingers crossed. I know I can do this...i have before...many many years ago...and i am going to do it again. I have so many blessing to be healthy for...i have 3 wonderful children, though adults now, still need their mom...i have a beautiful grandson and another grand baby on the way...i want to be able to play and run with them... which is the main reason i want to lose weight and stop smoking. I have a mom who still needs me, and i want to actually be healthier or at least as healthy as her...not so good when she is the one that can run circles around us young ones...lol. And most of all, i have ME. Who wants to be around for those grand babies...to be a best friend to my kids...i can do that now that they are adults :) and a best friend to my mom... i can't do that though until i am my own best friend. and that means loving myself enough to do things to make myself healthier...like losing weight and stop smoking...i don't normally talk about my smoking, i know the replies i may get..yes, i know it's bad for me...i know all the scarey stuff it is doing to my body..i know... but i am also putting it out there because i do need support... and i do need to see in writing why i want to quit.
So Operation is 2012 is going...one day at a time :)
1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God hath not called us unto uncleaness, but unto holiness.
Monday, January 02, 2012
For the most part, it went pretty good. There was a set back...or 2...but you will have that... all i can do is learn from it... Sunday is my normal day off... of housework, of cooking, of everything...lol. Well normally that means we would pick up a fast food or already prepared food...high in calories, fat, sodium and money...yesterday we were stocked up with fresh veggies, so we made that the main focus of our dinner...we had some pizza rolls to have our extra little treat without blowing the calories and everything... by evening though, hunger was setting in, and i wasn't at home to get control of it before it got crazy...lol... and then i was tired from no sleep...and if that was not already a bad combination, the weather got awful in a matter of minutes...and those were the minutes i was on the road... so now we added stress to all of that...and yea...i blew it with potato chips...I think i would of searched for a healthier alternative if the chips had not been out and in open view...but they were...so today ds is going to hide them from me...so he can still have them but it won't be readily available to me either... also, i know i need sleep, and did get that last night...goal is to keep up on it...lol. as for hunger, i am going to start carrying a piece of fruit and a fiber bar to help in times when i am hungry and just need the edge taken off...as for the stress...it's always going to be there...my goal is learning to deal with it without smoking or eating...so i am starting to find a bible verse a day, and writing how the day is going...which i had done on paper last night and am doing here today :)
Bible Verse for January 1, 2012 is I Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
Saturday, December 31, 2011
It's been a busy year, one of it's many ups and downs. I've seen a few family friends and church friends pass away, I watched as my dd2 had to have 2 surgeries within 5 weeks of each other, watched my son get his heart broke and myself, went through a transition at work with a new terminal manager, having me have to prove myself over and over again. But those are the downs, and to be honest, those downs, though not the best of times by far, really are not so bad considering past years. As for my ups...wow, where to start. I made it to 2011 with job intact...lol. I've started learning more on saving money and getting the best deals...one I really plan to implement in the coming year... the dd that had 2 surgeries, well one of those was a c-section to a very healthy and strong baby boy...my first grandchild...just watching him grow makes my heart swell... and yes, still gives me shivers that this little baby boy is so perfect...well, almost...lol...i have also seen that temper...tehe. and if that isn't enough to make any mother over the top happy...then came the news that my dd1, who has had miscarriages and has been trying to get pregnant for 3 years, is officially pregnant... this in itself has brought fear, trepidation, and pure joy... i didn't think i could feel more joy than i did with the first grandbaby...but the true miracle of this new grand baby, yea, wow, each day, each mile stone bringing even more joy than the the day, mile stone before...hearing that baby's heart beat...all of holding our breath until, *smiles* there it was...pound pound pound...So that is all 2011... 2012, not sure what all it will bring... i'm looking forward to seeing grandson sitting up, crawling and even walking before the years end...and oh, i have no doubt he will be since the child has been rolling over since he was 6 weeks old...lol. And then, we will get to watch as the new grand baby starts to kick...and finding out if it's a boy or a girl...we do know that it will be one of those...lol. and then of course the birth of this new precious baby... another baby i will get to spoil rotten as is my grandmotherly right to do :) I also know that i am going to be taking 2012 by storm. I'm not going to say I'm going to lose 100 lbs, though yes, that would be nice :), I'm not going to say i plan to have $1,000 dollars in a savings account, though again, that would be nice...My plan is Operation 2012. I have it embedded in my mind...i have it posted on the refrigerator...i have it written in my calendar and all over SP... this is not just a year to make resolutions...it's a year of improvements...a year of doing... a year that i have officially named...you got it...Operation 2012. How did you guess?? lol. I'm not going to say i am going to always eat within my calorie limits, but each day i am going to work on it, by doing other things that are also good for my body, such as taking my vitamins, drinking my water, exercising, etc..as for my money...it's going not going to happen in 1 fall swoop...it's going to be a daily operation of planning, and learning... my home is not going to be organized and clean over night...and stay that way...lol...nope, it's going to be part of the Operation 2012. A daily operation. At the end of 2012, i don't know if i will be 100 lbs thinner, i don't know if i will have lots of money in the bank, i don't even know if i will have a perfectly harmonious home... i do know though that each day will be an improvement...each day a work in progress... and i know that i will end the year better for it.
I hope each of you will join me on my journey through Operation 2012. If you are not in one of my teams, please take a moment to look through Losing and Playing or Flylady Sparkers. And even if you decide not to join either, being a SP friend makes me happy to :)
So this is my good bye to 2011...and HELLO Operation 2012 :)
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Every once in a while, i think it's important to tell yourself that you love YOU! And today is Letter Writing Day...so what better day to do it :) In the past, I have said how much I love my eyes, so much like my fathers...but as i age, they are starting to get droopy...i loved my smile but now, with age and hypothyroidism, they are just dry...my hair which i always loved and could always do anything with...is now with the lips...just dry and brittle and takes some upkeep...this could be depressing...lol...but i don't love me for all those attributes...though i will say, i do miss...but i love me because of what makes me really me... i can get through the bad times with a smile and a sense of humor...i can see the good even in the bad...i may not be the brightest bulb in the pack, but i sure try to shine through it all...i love to learn new things and i'm always reaching for just a little better and not trying to stay stuck in the what ifs...i love my job as mom and grandma... and always love to bring a smile to not only my family but my friends. So all in all...my looks may be fading...and fast...lol...but who i am inside is what can really shine through now... looks are fading, but true character does not. JoDee, I love you for you...not because of your raging good looks...cuz that is going...not cuz of the money you make, cuz hey, you really don't make all that much...lol... but I love you because you are JoDee.
Personally I am always ready to learn,
although I do not always like being taught.
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