Friday, June 25, 2010
No I have not seen your lipstick,
why would you even ask me that? I'm insulted! Every time something goes missing around
here, everybody looks at me! For your information, I don't even wear that shade.
It doesn't flatter my complexion and it tastes terrible. oops.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I don't want to brag or make anybody jealous or anything, but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
A definition of the word challenge is: a call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc.. Another definition is: difficulty in a job or undertaking that is stimulating to one engaged in it.
On the Rootin’ for Ruby team, or the sister team, Women’s Fat Night, we have many challenges. Some are long term over several weeks and some are just a daily challenge within the longer one. And they are indeed a call to engage in a contest. And they are very much a difficulty in an undertaking that is stimulating.
On Sparks, we use this stimulation to aid us on the journey we are on to weight loss/better health.
I really do enjoy the challenges. For one thing, they bring us into closer relationships with our team mates. We get to know them better as we help them along this journey and as they help us in return. They aren’t really a contest as we aren’t trying to out-do one another.
For myself personally, what I like best about these challenges is the opportunity to encourage my team mates.
But at the same time, I find that I am so afraid of failing that I too often sabotage myself. Why is this? I want to reach my goal and yet it seems to stay just a few pounds away from me.
I have tried fooling my scales by changing my goal, making it another ten pounds down. Hopefully that will work.
On the other hand, I am wondering if maybe my goal is not right. I know that I will never be a slim person, even if I only weighed 125. At that weight I would like more like a shar pei.
So I am going to continue as I have been, watching what I eat (most of the time) and getting in some exercise (some of the time) and let the scales do what it wants. If I stay where I am now, I will be satisfied. And I won’t allow myself to gain back any of my loss. I weigh less now than I did as a senior in high school when I lost 55 pounds. And I am far removed from that era of my life.
So bring on the challenges. I am ready and willing. I know this is what it will take to maintain!
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
One of the questions asked on the Rootin' For Ruby Team today was, 'If you could have super powers of flight or invisibility, which would you choose? Why?' I thought about it, how I am afraid of heights but also how often I wished I could be a 'fly on the wall'. So after much consideration, I decided to go with flight. So I could go anywhere.
Then while running errands today I found myself reconsidering this. If I were invisible, I could board any airplane and go wherever I wanted to.
So I ask you, am I too late? Has the spell already been cast? Can I change my mind?
Another question today was ' When you are running late do you find that you seem to hit EVERY red light?' My answer? Yes indeed.
Today as I was finishing my errands, I realized I had forgotten to adjust my thermostat for my air conditioner and I am trying to save money and have my on peak time from 3 PM to 6 PM so I always adjust the thermostat. It was 2:30 and I was still in town and had to drop my grand daughter off. So I needed to hurry big time.
Yes, you guessed it. I hit every red light. And not only were they shining bright red but I swear they all had a big $ sign flashing on them. Then I got behind a huge semi truck and if semis had parents, the mother would have been a turtle and the father a snail. It was soooo slow. I finally turned to get away from behind it and in the process got all turned around and ended up going in circles. I was fretting and my grand daughter was laughing!!
At that point, I decided that if I could fly, I could fly home, adjust the thermostat and then fly back to pick up my car. So now I ask you, can I have dual powers??
Finally I was almost home. It was 2:55 and I only had another 2 miles to go. I was able to check my watch because, you guessed it, I was stopped at a red light.
So when you are casting those power spells, think of me and my needs/wants and please, please, please, give me dual powers. Both invisibility and flight!!
Thank you very much!!
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