Sunday, February 13, 2011
There are various degrees of splurging. I'm not talking about the Whopper with fries and a milkshake kind of a splurge. I'm talking more about the kind, with Valentine's Day coming up, of having a very nice dinner with your favorite guy and still not blowing it.
I'm thinking along the lines of a thin cut steak (so it looks like more than it is) complete with baked potato (fat-free sour cream) and a tossed salad with some of my "no calorie" dressing on it. I seldom eat dessert -- or even WANT it, but if I did I could probably share one with my Sweetheart and not ruin the day!
I'm just pointing out that it is possible to have your nice dinner (there are lots of choices) and still not forsake the "healthy lifestyle." So get out there and enjoy yourself.
Friday, February 11, 2011
I was thinking this morning about the changes in my life over the past 3 years since being a devoted fan of SparkPeople. The following are just a few I came up with, you might think of some of "your" changes.
My favorite drink in the past:
Now I prefer water with lemon or perhaps a glass of non-fat milk
My favorite snack in the past:
Now I most often turn to:
And the whole world made their way thru the beloved "drive thru's"
It's been years since I indulged in that kind of food, now I favor salad, chicken, etc.
Let's not forget our leisure time:
which of course now is more like:
Breakfast from days gone by: !
Breakfast now is usually a smoothie!
Yes, folks, our lives change, but it's all for the best. Back in the "good old days" I wore a much bigger size clothing, I got tired easily, and climbing stairs left me gasping for air! So I'm HAPPY to see these changes taking place. A year from now I'll look and see what else has changed
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I know my progress has been slow by many standards, but it has been fairly consistent. It has taken me a long time to get where I am now, and I've still got 7 pounds to get to my goal. So shouldn't I still be hopping out of bed to go to the gym, keeping track of every morsel of food that crosses my lips?? What's wrong with me?
Tonight we had to go to a meeting and there wasn't really time to cook dinner unless we did the TV dinner thing -- and I did that for lunch, so when DH suggested stopping by Tagliano's I quickly said YES! He always gets a shrimp dish that is on their appetizer menu, but when I sat down I saw they had a small (personal) size pizza on special for "Happy Hour." For some reason it sounded very appealing to me. And that's what I ordered. And I can't remember when the last time was that I ordered pizza -- it's just not on my "OK" list anymore.
Do we all hit one of these slumps? I should be chomping at the bit to get rid of this last 7 lbs especially since I'm going on an extended trip on March 9th -- so just another month to go! I know vacations aren't the best time to lose weight, and it's hard to weigh in, and keep track, I'm not even sure how much time I'll get to have on the computer. . . . . so I should be really serious about this now more than ever!
Am I normal? Or am I crazy? Has it happened to anyone else to suddenly just feel kind of blah? What can I do?
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I looked over the disk with the photos on it from the wedding-- laughter because we laughed so much during the ceremony (probably drove the Judge half batty) or tears because to my eyes each and every wrinkle was very apparent -- sometimes I see them, sometimes I ignore them, and rarely, on a good day, I don't even notice them.
But here we go -- I'm dressed and as ready as I'll ever be:
The guests begin arriving, and George is so nervous he can't remember anyone's name -- duh! the fun begins!
I've got the boutiniere on the best man, so he's ready:
The Judge and his wife arrive, paperwork in hand:
Everyone gathers in the kitchen to tend to the paperwork first:
Even George signs his life away:
Yes, Even the bride puts her signature on the legal documents:
The groom is more relaxed now! Little does he know!!!
I wanted you to know we didn't laugh during the "entire" ceremony, so just for the record -- here's a serious moment:
What? Did you say OBEY? You've GOT to be KIDDING!!
The Happy Couple:
And I've always liked the two hands showing off the matching rings:
And here's one of the ENTIRE family, Amber wonders if SHE has to change her name too???
Hope you all enjoyed attending our tiny little wedding. . . . it was with friends in our own home and that made it very special!
Monday, January 31, 2011
There is the old story about do you want the good news first or the bad news first? Well, this isn't exactly that type of story, but you could twist it around that way if you wanted to.
The bad news is that I used to crave eating chocolate covered raisins . . . .
The good news is that I still do, but now I plan them into my diet.
The bad news is that I'm a procrastinator, hate to get started exercising. . . .
The good news is that I'm in the "habit" of doing something active every day.
The bad news is that I used to pay very little attention to what I ate . . . .
The good news is that in my "healthy lifestyle" I unconsciously eat right.
The bad news is that before SP I ballooned up to 162 and stayed there . . . .
The good news is that it's come off slow, but now I'm at 143, doing good.
The bad news is I thought I would never be slim again . . . .
The good news is I know it's not only possible, it's happening!!
No matter what weight you are at, what stage of recovery or motivation, it is always possible to get better. It doesn't matter if you do it slow or fast, suit it to your own personality and how much you are motivated -- if you want it, it can most definitely happen!
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