Friday, July 30, 2010
Anyone who is "going it alone" in their household can probably relate to this story.
I had a tooth pulled yesterday. In preparation, I switched my morning Shakeology shake to dinner, and made sure I had yogurt on hand. Although they said I can eat on the other side of my mouth I figured soft foods and liquids would be easier.
Anyway, dear hubby called several times from work to check up on me. Yes, very sweet. Before he left, he offered to stop at a convenience store to get me something. I didn't want to put him through any trouble, but he said he needed milk anyone, so I asked for milk also (he prefers whole; I use no more than 2%).
He then said I should eat something - meaning solid. No thanks, not hungry. I have to eat something. I finally give in to a yogurt parfait.
Unfortunately, he went to a different convenience store that doesn't sell parfaits. Rather than come home empty handed, he gets a small container of mixed berries, a chocolate glazed donut, a banana walnut muffin and a blueberry muffin. He didn't know what I wanted so just grabbed things that were soft.
Now, I'm trying to be gracious about this, but he noticed I didn't eat any of it. I reminded him I wasn't hungry (it was 11:15pm), and would eat the fruit today.
What about the other stuff?
I don't normally eat pastries.
Don't you like donuts? I know you like muffins.
Yes, but I'm on a roll now with my weight loss, and don't want to get off track.
That's why I got the muffins. Muffins are fine.
(softly) Well, not really. You'd be surprised what's lurking in baked goods.
To make a long story short I pinched off a little bit of the chocolate glazed donut, and he ate the rest. The muffins are still staring at me. So is the fruit, but I'll make good use of that. I just looked up the muffins on the Wawa website and they have 640 and 610 calories, 34 and 30 grams of fat!!!!!
I'm hoping he takes at least one muffin to work with him today. I know he means well, and he's so disappointed when I'm not happy when he tries to do nice things for me. I keep asking him to refrain from buying food but sometimes he just can't help himself, and I don't want to hurt his feelings. But I don't want to eat a frikkin 640 calorie muffin either!!!
It all comes down to he thinks my goal of getting to a flat tummy at 47 is unreasonable. I'm fine for "my age". Don't get me started on that! I know otherwise and just avoid the topic whenever possible.
After all, I know he means well.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
So I was watching the latest episode of Royal Pains, entitled "Comfort's Overrated". The characters used the line several times to describe their views on life.
At the end, I sat and pondered this phrase (those of you who read my blog know I tend to ponder quite a lot!). The writers of this show have a point.
While "comfort" is nice, and no one wants to be uncomfortable, comfort also means you're not growing. Yes, we all need to take time to smell the flowers, but if you don't stand up and do something from time to time nothing ever changes.
Personal development of any kind means stepping outside your comfort zone to try new things. In our case, it means trying new workouts, experimenting with recipes, less time watching TV (ironic this came to me by watching TV) and doing one more rep or adding one more pound to your dumbbells.
If you don't change anything, you won't CHANGE anything.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This picture is posted above the TV in my home gym. I'm not really a fan, but it says it all!
She looks strong, sexy and confident. And who wouldn't with abs like that???
When I want to call it quits and stop the DVD I look up at her, smile, and keep going. It really works!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
That's it. I refuse to weigh myself during that time of the month.
I didn't think things would fluctuate that much, but either mean-o-pause (thanks for the new buzzword, Chana) is really throwing things off or I am losing it. Or it could be a combination of the two.
Somebody wake me up when this is over.
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