Saturday, March 27, 2010
Got home from the city and dh tried to turn on computer and it wouldn't go. DOn't knw what's wrong.... I'm on the little laptop and I type too fast to find this little keyboard comofortable.
Luckily I will be able to go to school tomorrowo and log on there if dh gasb't figured out what's wrong.
Thanks for comments re: my last blog everyone! I am tired from my mini-trip. But probably more discouraged that tired. My sil said to me last nite that she couldn't see any difference in my weight. Said, "She's just being honest, she doesn't see that I look any smaller"> Even when I told here I am down 18.5 lbs.... she reiterated that she couldnt' see it. Sometimes I wish I could be as rude and disrespectful as some of the people that I come across, but I knowingly try not to hurt other people's feelings.... I felt like saying "well, here's my glasses, maybe they'll help since you obviously can't see with your own"
Anyway, hurtful people don't need to be part of my successful journey to a healthier lifestyle. She's the one who weighs very close to 300 (if not over) and doesn't eat most days till about 1pm if she can take time then for a bowl of soup. SHe is diabetic and also just sticks her needle through her pant leg - which I confirmed at diabetic workshop is not the right way to do it. But I think maybe it's more jealousy but sad that she had to say that. Not like I didn't tell her bout SP, but she doesn't want to hear about it. I didn't even mention my weight at all when I went there, she brought it up?????
Well, I'm using that as an excuse to take a day off from watching what I'm eating today and been taking some things I wouldnt' normally, but it was also a trip to town where you have access tothings I don't normally have available, but thanks to blogging about it and getting it out of mys system, I'm feeling bettr and like I want to go track my food and see where I am short today, know that that wil help me get some balance back. I did check library for Zumba but no luck, I got 2 other fitness videos to check out though. I didn't any Zumba disks at Walmart either, but it is a smaller Walmart, so when I go to the city over Easter, I will check the other library and also the other Walmart.
Well, thanks for listening and hope to be in a better brain space when I return. (and maybe if I am really lucky, my real computer will be fixed too!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Well, my body has been busy the past month staking its firm foothold in One-derland! It's been a battle and have been showing Lila-0/Scale-0 but that was a tie, it wasn't a loss... It put the battle on though! Well, today I can finally post Lila 2.5/Scale -0. Yes, I finally hit 196.5!!! I hope this will be sign of good things to come.. I've persisted! A lot of support and encouragement from 's had helped!!
Well, off to the city, that means eating at sil's, but due to the changes into my healthy lifestyle, I feel empowered to be able to make choices. She is s cook, so the temptation will definitely be there, but this is a lifestyle, not a diet, so I will taste, just remembering to control my portion. I will also treat myself, I will have my "usual-go-to-the-city" MacD's ice cream cone...
So, good day to all and I better get dressed and ready to go! Have a nice weekend all and talk later.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I haven't had any since last year, back in Dec... And I had a diet hot chocolate, and a rose hip tea and all I could think about was PIZZA. So, I checked freezer where we have 2 frozen ones, but after checking the label... only 1/5 of the pizza was 295 calories and I know I couldn't stop after one when all the rest would be sitting there. So, next healthy alternative.... I bought some WW Smart Ones frozen dinners and one of them was pizza. So, I thought about it and considered the options and knew the 380 calories in the pizza would just use up my 400 calories left for the day.... So, decision made!
I nuked the pizza and was cut it in half and started to enjoy it... healthy tasting, no pepperoni or fat dripping off it, but the thing that WW does is put lots of spice and taste into it.... so it did taste good. But the SUPER SUCCESS I had was I offered 1/2 to dh, so only used 200 calories. that reminds me when I was on WW a decade or so ago, I used to make pita pizzas. I would weight out each of the ingredients and could measure everything. that just might be a "new" old recipe I should put the time into making again.
So, craving conquered... I am not bragging here, but in the 88 days since I've been around SP, this is nearly the first craving I have had..... I think part of it too was that the rest of my colleagues went out for supper and I declined... probably should have just gone, but hopefully this crisis over and moving on! Day off tomorrow!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Well, thanks goodness the day couldn't have been worse today than yesterday... But, aside from the emotional stress, and lack of sleep, I was so tired today. Luckily it was only a half day. .. report card day. ONly 2 parents came in afternoon and we went back for an hour in the evening and no one showed.
But, to post the positive, I have finally broken through that plateau. I showed 197.5 on my scale this a.m. I will officially do a weigh-in on weekend and update my status, but just knowing that the scales are tipped and now it's Lila 1.5 and Scale helped to make my day better right from there.
I'm tired and would love to go to sleep but sister has emailed that she will be calling me from Doha tonite, so must await her call.... So, for now, watch the Idol and read last 30 pgs. in my John Lescroart book "Treasure Hunt". Good evening to all.
Glad yesterday's "Crackpot" story encouraged so many. To all my crackpot friends.... coming up in 3 days!!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.
At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.
Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.
'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'
The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'
'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'
For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.
Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.
You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.
So, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
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