Thursday, November 18, 2010
Every so often, instead of giving ourselves a lecture (a stern one) when we mess up a little, why not try to be more understanding! Surprise yourself with a non-food treat of some type. Come on -- there HAS to be something you'd like to have!
Like me -- I'd like to have new rugs in my bathroom and around the base of the toilet. Mine are the wrong color, just something I happened to have. So the next time you need a spiritual lift -- buy something you want and need! Go ahead and don't wait until the scale says you have lost another pound, or 5 pounds! Give it to yourself NOW!
Today my BF said he was having an HOA meeting at our house tonight and he needed some cookies. I said I'd bake up a batch -- didn't need to be asked twice! And as I was baking them, I allowed myself to eat a couple. And, do you know something? I'm up about 3 pounds right now! I could have said to myself "You could be having a cookie now if you hadn't made all those stupid choices! You need to watch what you eat and get that weight OFF -- you haven't even done any exercise for a week!" Yep! I could have said that, and I would have agreed with myself and felt terrible. As it was, the cookies were good -- I had enough energy to go to the gym after baking them, and although my heartbeat was alarmingly high compared to how it usually is, I did get in my exercise -- and when I came home I took a nap.
So be good to yourself today - or what ever day you need it -- a pat on the back never hurt anyone!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Does your house seem to look messy all the time; but you're just too pooped to do a thing about it? If this seems to be the case at YOUR home, try this:
1. Before going to bed at night make sure you pick up things that are scattered around the room. It will only take about 5 minutes and it leaves the room looking clean even if it really isn't.
2. Do not leave a bunch of things sitting on your table or counters in the kitchen. Nothing adds to messiness like clutter.
3. Don't have time to vacuum or polish furniture? Just remove the clutter and most people do not notice if you've vacuumed or polished.
4. When you finish using something -- put it away. Clutter is your enemy!
Maybe this won't give you the spic and span home you're dreaming of, but spray a little room freshner around and pick up the clutter until you have more energy. Believe me, it helps a lot!
Happy Hour is just around the corner! lol
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Today was just a wonderfully happy relaxing day. I slept late, ate when and what I wanted and only did things because I 'wanted' to versus 'had to' so it was all stuff that made me feel good.
I washed the sheets on the bed and tonight I will appreciate the clean, good smell that goes along with fresh, clean sheets! My walk-in closet was painted yesterday and I spent a good portion of the day leisurely putting things back in and thinking how organized it was. All my blouses and pants are put together by color, and by long sleeves down to sleeveless -- yes, my BF says I am a perfectionist -- and you know what? he might be right! But it was fun! And I love going to the closet and if I want a black top, they are all right there in one spot, from sleeveless to long sleeves, just waiting for my selection. I'd never find a thing if I had it any other way.
The day was sunny and bright -- and my BF decided to give Amber (the dog) a bath outside. The water in the hose was nice and warm (warmed by the sun) so she didn't mind. In the meantime we washed her bed. And I washed the sheets on the bed so tonight I'll have the pleasure of fresh, clean smelling sheets -- one of life's little pleasures that I absolutely LOVE! It's the little things that make me happy.
One little extravagance that I allowed myself tonight was a Hot Eggnog with a bit of Rum! In the lite eggnog it's only 130 calories, and I'm not sure if I even used the half cup I was allowed ----- sooooo good!
Now it's time for dinner. Grilled steak, oven baked potato wedges, a Caesar salad for my BF and a tossed/mixed salad for me! Healthy and delicious!
Hope everyone had a Sunday as good as mine. Goodnight all!
Friday, November 12, 2010
= It doesn't take much to make a person feel depressed. And for some of you out there, you may not even be aware of some of the signs of depression. Here are just a few to look for:
1. Not interested in normal activities
2. Very tired
3. Maybe feel cold when everyone else is fine
4. Listless, irritated, quiet, morose
5. Not hungry when you normally eat like a horse
There are other indications to be sure -- every person is different, and there are lots of causes for the onset of depression. What to do about it? The cure can be simple or complex, again depending on what triggered it, how long it lasts, and our general state of health.
For lots of people it may be your body's way of saying it needs more rest. You may have been pushing yourself beyond your limits. And for you lucky people, a good nights sleep will often take care of the problem. If you've been through a very stressful experience, even when it's over, it's normal to feel a certain let down as you rethink what you've been through. In this case, time is your best friend. Try to stay around friends and family -- being alone is usually not a good thing when you're feeling blue. And . . . . . although exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing when you're depressed; it's the magic cure-all for many of us. Get's our blood circulating and it's hard to feel down when you're walking along brisky on a beautiful day. For those of you -- whistle for Fido and you're off and running (or, OK, just walking).
May you find your own little "magic pill" whatever that may be -- and get out of the slumps speedily! Here's a little smile for you:
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