Monday, December 05, 2011
As I've gone through the day popping a cookie in my mouth, having a cup of tea as I relaxed, or eating a sensible turkey/swiss sandwich, I got to wondering which and where were the calories that caused the scale to remain at the exact weight it was yesterday!
Yes! You read that right. Somewhere along the line as I was eating food and using up calories -- there certainly must have been a time when my body made the change from losing weight -- to maintaining my weight -- to gaining weight! It would be wonderful if there was some little bell that would ring, or a light would light up -- to warn us that if we put another morsel of food in our mouths we are in jeopardy of gaining weight!
Or..... we could go to the gym and work our butts off, then we could get by with stuffing in a few more calories! It's all a matter of give and take.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
I know in the words of the song I'd be asking for a diamond ring, a fur coat -- but I've already GOT the ring, and what would I do with a fur coat in Phoenix?
Some of the important things on my wish list really have to come from me, as no one else can make the choices as to what I eat or do my exercises for me. Maybe a bit more motivation would come in handy though.
I am from one of those families where none of my children seem to be really good friends with one another. They will tolerate one another at times, but at other times they may refuse to come to a holiday gathering simply because "he" or "she" will be there! Peace and harmony would be a blessing!
Good Health should be the #1 item on anyones wish list. Without good health all the money in the world won't bring you happiness. Travel is no fun if you are not feeling well -- eating doesn't appeal to you either. So good health is by far the most important gift you could receive or be in possession of.
Follow the Golden Rule! We could add to those rules a few things we are learning from our time on Spark People. Make good food choices and get out there and do some type of exercise each and every day. Even in 10 minute increments. Drink lots of water. The wonderful thing about it is that it gets easier all the time!
Extend yourself. Friends don't just happen! If you read a blog and you like it, it will take only a couple of minutes to write a comment. People write these blogs in hopes that it will help someone, and also at times to vent. Keeping a journal can be fun, and half the fun is sharing with friends.
December is a busy, demanding month. The days are shorter, it's colder outside, and that sometimes means it's harder to get in our exercises. But stop and think of this -- running up and down every aisle in a store can put a lot of steps on your pedometer. There is a silver lining in every cloud! Merry Christmas to all.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
My prayer for 2012 is for
A fat bank account & a thin body.
Please don't mix these up like you did last year.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Miracles do happen! How many of you have actually LOST weight while on vacation. I couldn't do my daily weigh-in, which really bugged me at times, and I decided to just relax and eat the way my body told me to. I wasn't always good. In Mexico you could drink only bottled water, so with certain foods I decided to splurge and have a beer! I had enchilada's, pizza, a big sundae for dessert one night, dessert 2 or 3 times -- and actually did not worry that much about exactly what I ate. One day I even ate a whole, regular size Snickers!
Of course on the other hand, most days we walked our butts off. My pedometer was stuck on kilometers and I couldn't change it, so I could only keep track of my steps, but there was a lot of up and down climbing -- and you know that's a LOT harder than walking on a level area. Archaeological sites don't have the word LEVEL in their vocabulary!
There were a couple of days when my knees and hips felt the stress of it all, and I thought I might not last another day, but all in all this vacation had just the right amount of activity and the right amount of "me" or rest time. Our evenings were almost always free and we'd take turns being on the computer, and while DH was on, I'd get in my much-needed "read" time.
This trip totally changed my concept of Mexico, as Mexico City was certainly nothing like the border towns I had been to previously. Back in 2002 I did fly to Cancun for a week at about this same time of year, but the area I was in was strictly condo's, timeshares, and very tourist oriented. I saw the pyramids there on Thanksgiving Day and that was the only time I saw anything other than the fancy timeshares where the tourists stay when they go to visit that part of Mexico.
I definitely liked what I saw of Mexico -- although I could never in a million years hope to drive a car there. You need to be able to drive 50 or more kph and maintain a distance of like 3 inches from the other car, and feel free to cut in at any time. Whoever has their front bumper in the front evidently has "right-of- way" so they have to be watching all the time, and you seldom see any "fender- benders" and very few cars with scratches or dents. Amazing!
Give me a couple of days to sort out some of the hundreds of photo's we took, and I will make up a blog showing some of the highlights. In the mean time I'm one Happy Camper with my new weight.
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