Thursday, February 18, 2010
We had a dinner before Bible study at church last night. I knew what was being served and planned for it, even the dessert part. Everything went well. I watched portion sizes and took my time eating.
However, about an hour after getting home, I started feeling a little "off". After going to bed, I started itching around my face, head, neck and ears. Then my skin started burning. I started wondering what in the world was happening and then thought about a day upteen years ago when I had this similar reaction. My allergy to blueberries. Yes one of the healthiest fruits in the world and I'm allergic. Thankfully this morning I had a little swelling but otherwise was much better.
I started thinking about what I ate at church and nothing was suppose to have blueberries in it. Alas, when I went to the grocery I looked at the mixed dried cherries that a church member had used in a dish they had brought. Ahh the culprit, dried cherries AND dried blueberries.
Needless to say, from now on when I've planned well for a "away from home" meal, unless I can tell for sure what an item is, it shall not cross these lips even if it is fruit.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Ok those of you not in your twenties or thirties, remember the song "Hurt So Good"? After today's quickfire challenge I'm singing it. I know tomorrow I'll probably "really" feel it, but instead of dreading it, I'm thinking I did it!! I did all those booty kicks!!
Since the first of January I've really worked at changing my eating habits and getting my body moving. It's not been easy every day, but I've tried to keep everything in perspective. Two months ago I could have been the poster child for couch potato, now I'm working toward being that person people see and say WOW if she can do it I surely can.
To myself and others that think "can I do this"", the answer is yes, just don't expect overnight change. Make achievable goals and break them up into smaller goals so they don't overwhelm you. And remember, when you get to a hard spot or a bragging spot (and family and friends are tired of hearing about it), you've got your SP friends to give a holler to for the news.
Keep on keeping on!!!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I was looking at some other blogs and message board comments and just wanted to thank everybody that takes the time to blog or comment on one of the message boards. Many are very encouraging, but some just touch the spot that needs touching. You know that itch you can't quite reach yourself but your buddy can.
Since the little over two weeks I've been back on SP, I have cried, laughed, said "Amen", felt a personal bond and most of all been so thankful for the new acquaintances and hopefully some new friends I'm meeting here at SP.
So please continue to blog and comment, whatever the subject. Even though you may think it's silly or no one would be interested, it may be just what the doctor ordered for one of your SP family members.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Just finished Chapter 1 and can so relate. I've got to get past the "being afraid to make mistakes" mentality and understand I can make it. Like Chris I've always buried myself in doing well in school and in work, but it was short-term. True happiness and satisfaction is what I want long-term. I'm going to make another collage with what I really want for the long haul for ME and put it where I can't help but see it several times a day.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I need to vent a little frustration. When you go to the grocery store and spend time picking over your fruit to make sure you have chosen the best, does it irk you when the person at the cash register drops it or slams it down like a rock? Had visit to Kroger today and after picking out some beautiful hard, no soft spot apples, the gal at the register drops them into the bag. I cringed but did not say anything and she looked at me like I was being ridiculous about being concerned. Well, "Amy" will not be my cashier again and while I didn't say anything this time, next time (hopefully there won't be a next time) I will speak up, nicely, but firmly.
Anyway had to vent. Now I feel better. Have a nice evening!LOL
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