Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I'm reading a lot of other pages and the blogs that are listed on my teams and I've just got some things on my mind I'm going to jot down here. If you think any of this pertains to you or your blog; please don't! This all comes back to me and my malfunctions.
-Weekends aren't weekends without beer. Big problem for me. I went over 2,500 calories Sat and Sun because of beer. Is it possible to consider Fri an actual Friday without drinking a 12-pack? How about lasting until dinner and just enjoying a single glass of wine with my meal instead of grabbing a beer from the fridge by 2 PM.... just because it's a Sat, I'm staying home, and I can.
-Don't weekends mean it's okay to have french fries? ...or... baked potato smothered in butter or chips and salsa or 2 doughnuts after church, or Keno's wonderful breakfast with hash browns, bacon and pancakes instead of toast (notice I don't mention the 3 mimosas that usually go with it, but hey, I got to church!)? Again... does Fri have a license to eat whatever I want the next 2.5 days in it cuz that's my M.O. Every time! Lose 5 lbs Mon - Fri, by the following Mon, got em back. Man I love food (again, didn't mention the mimosas).
-It sucks being a woman and getting older. Yeah, I know you men here at SP will balk at this. Sorry, it's fact. It's not only the way we wrinkle and gray unflatteringly (you get sexier, we just get older, unless we spend countless amounts of time and money on ourselves and I just don't care that much), we also get all funky with Aunt Flo in ways that go beyond mere mood. I read somewhere someone didn't even know what a cramp was until she hit 30. I was the same way.... until kids. Now I can tell you when I'm stinkin ovulating! It's ridiculous! Then, if you're me.. you start a new way of life right when good old Aunt Flo comes to visit and you drop some serious poundage, only to put it right back on when the stupid wench leaves! Oh, and isn't that just completely backwards?
-Try, try again. Try... what a word. What does it mean? Merriam Webster's definitions are as follows:
1a: to examine or investigate judicially b (1): to conduct the trial of (2): to participate as counsel in the judicial examination of
2a: to put to test or trial —often used with out b: to subject to something (as undue strain or excessive hardship or provocation) that tests the powers of endurance c: demonstrate, prove
3a: obsolete : purify, refine b: to melt down and procure in a pure state : render
4: to fit or finish with accuracy
5: to make an attempt at
Bizarre.... the one we use on a regular basis comes at the very end - to make an attempt at.... Another blog I read inferred that when we read or see someone "trying" it's not quite as motivational as someone who is actually "doing". Am I the same way? It's weird, because I almost took offense, but now that I reflect on that as well as the actual definition, I find myself somewhat enlightened. My character will get me back up to (try) go for it again if I fall down, but to set out to "try" might be my out, giving myself the option to fail right off the bat. I commented somewhere Yoda's famous line (original Star Wars fiend.. not the first ones that came out later) “Do or do not... there is no try.” (boy did I mess it up but I searched for it this time). When I finally get around to making that motivation board... that quote will be on it.
Enough rambling for the day. I'm supposed to be working!