Friday, January 07, 2011
Although I put an icon of a traditional "bride" on this blog, I will not be dressed even remotely like that. This is not the 1st, or even the 3rd time around for me (and can you believe they are ALL dead?) -- so I figured why bother to hold with tradition!
I'm being very scandalous and plan on wearing a gorgeous black dress with tiny little black beads crisscrossing the bodice, then below the waist it flares out in an overskirt of sheer material, looking very feminine. I will have on diamond earrings and a diamond necklace and on my shoulder will be a creamy white orchid. My heels will have glittery rhinestone dust on them (the diamond effect) and my groom will also be dressed in a black suit with a light pink shirt and gray tie. Diamond tietack. He will have a light pink carnation in his lapel -- and the best man will also. I believe the matron of honor is wearing black or black/white and she will have a corsage of 2 pink rosebuds with baby's breath. We even have a professional photographer coming to the house so there will not be any cut off heads or stupid looks on someone's face. (If she takes those she can also throw them away! haha) Then. . . . . like good friends should, we are all going out to dinner at a nice restaurant near here. It will only be about 6 o'clock, but hey! we're senior citizens! I was asked if I will have a wedding cake!!?? Actually, I am not a big "cake" eater, so if there is any way to avoid it, I will. But we might have one at a reception that we will have a bit later.
No honeymoon right now, but on March 9th we are flying to Peru for an entire month! Now..... THAT'S A HONEYMOON! I'll be breathless at 14,000 feet. You bet I will!
So the countdown is this week-end, then Monday..... then TUESDAY, that's the day!!!!! You realize that day will be 1-11-11 -- 5ones (my new email address!)
Sunday, January 02, 2011
I did toast the New Year but it was well before midnite! And I did use champagne to do it!
As we had driven to our home in the mountains to greet the New Year, it was a very quiet, cold, snow covered, not-party-mode type of celebration. In fact, to use the word celebration in describing my New Year's Eve sounds like I don't have a good grasp of the English language. lol
It was slow in coming, but I do realize now that if I track my food, and don't kid myself by cheating (that means eating sweets) that I can consistently lose weight because that's exactly what I did for our few days stranded (almost) in the snow-covered area we spent Thursday thru Saturday in. I started out at 145 or so, and by having NO TREATS, my weight ended up at 142.4 which isn't bad when you consider I had very little exercise. When it's 17 degrees it doesn't make you want to go out for long walks, especially on roads that are icy and very slippery.
I hope during 2011 that we all find the eating plan that works for us specifically and the exercise plan that meshes well with it. One that is do-able! Today, I enjoyed the warm (compared to 17) weather here in Phoenix and took my dog for a really long walk. And although I ate out tonight, I think everything will balance out and I'll still be happy with the number on the scale!
Happy 2011 everyone!
Monday, December 27, 2010
I tend to look back over the year as it gets closer and closer to December 31st, as I'm sure lots of other people do -- human nature! And this year as I sat looking, I realized I've been on SparkPeople for 3 years already, and as one of those "picky" people I decided to make up a chart that would show me in black and white how my progress had been going! OK, I'm sure there is a way to look into SP's records and they would have a chart or something at my fingertips if I just knew how to find it. But I'm dumb when it comes to the inner workings of a computer; so I just plodded my way to making my own chart.
I started out January of 2008 at 157 pounds and ended the year at 149. It was a loss but certainly not impressive! The following year was a yo-yo of 3 or 4 pounds all year, with a loss not fit to write home about (less than 2 pounds) and my 3rd and most recent year saw me decently slim at times, but in December it shot up and I ended up with a 1-pound loss. OK, the year's not over YET, and remember, these weights are all done on the 1st of each month. But DUH! What am I doing here? It's pretty obvious that I am cheating on my own good intentions! So this is the time for a new lifestyle. I haven't worked out all the kinks yet, actually have not even thought of all the kinks yet -- but I'm busy working it out. That will be my next blog, or the one after.......
After 3 years isn't it time I got smart?
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Like so many other people that I know, I used to sit down toward the end of December, and pen in hand, I would think of resolutions I swore I would keep in the "new year." And as I wrote each and every one of them down, my heart was in it, I was sure I would make a big effort. But. . . . just by the wording alone I was sitting myself up for failure.
1. Try to exercise more.
If I was serious I would have aimed for something like:
1. Go workout at the gym 30 minutes 4 times a week. (see the difference)
2. Lose some weight.
Duh! Pretty easy to get around that one too. So I diet like crazy for a week, isn't that about how long diets usually last? Then it all comes back on plus another 5! Keeping it off is the only solution. So . . . .
2. Take off 10 lbs. by eating healthy, then maintain that weight.
There are examples that could go on and on, you know what you put down, and you know the way you wiggle around them too, don't you? I guess that's why my New Year's Resolutions have gone by the way side. Now I concentrate on a healthy lifestyle, I know when I'm slipping and I know what I have to do to get back on track. I suppose I could write it all down, but if I am motivated and "really" want it -- lists won't help -- nor will they hinder. It will become a "habit" to eat right and to get in that daily exercise. That's what I'm aiming for, I just don't write it down. A few new good habits each and every year -- and one of these days I'll realize that I've been "tiny and in good health" for a long time!
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