I had one topic in mind this morning, but then I left the house so now I have more thoughts to get out.
My original topic is about eating at the computer. Brooklyn_Born was talking the other day about how she eats at the computer sometimes. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
I agree with her on that. I have discovered recently that when I'm trying to have a snack, but am busy at the computer, I eat much slower. I know "they" say not to eat while distracted, but this computer thing slows me down so considerably that I tend to be full before eating too much. I can understand eating while watching tv may not work as well since I tend to have both hands free then, but at the computer my hands are busy talking to people or playing games. That makes my hands too busy to properly eat fast. So to me, eating at the computer, while working on Spark or handling other online things, is a great deterrent of eating too much.
Topic 2. I left the house this morning and made the mistake of asking how someone's diet was going. I knew she was trying to lose weight, I'm not sure if someone told her how hard it would be to have the stomach stapling thing done and wanted her to try to lose some weight before trying that process.
I told her how I've done it successfully. I mentioned that the only thing that really works well for me is writing everything down. At that point she got really mad and told me that she would never do that, not actually mentioning that she didn't want to work hard to actually lose the weight.
I got the feeling that, despite the health issues she's having, she isn't up to doing the real work that it takes to relearn good habits. She's obviously still upset that something or someone outside of herself is making her lose the weight. I hope that one day she'll be calmer about it.
I praised her for working out this week, as she was happy she got 3 workouts done this week. I suppose little steps will bring big results. I hope that the mention of her weight loss one day will not bring anger to the boiling point. I guess I'll have to leave that as one of those topics not to touch with this woman for a while until she brings it up.
Topic 3. My clothes. They just don't fit right. I thought that I'd be able to get more use out of my shirts. I've discovered that I still have xxl's sitting in my closet. They were cute and great when they fit. Now they're all frumpy and make me look fatter than I actually am.
So yesterday I went out with my Mom and we ended up at a couple of stores. I now have 6 new shirts (granted they're plain t-shirts, but shirts none the less) that fit right. Some of my bigger shirts were only fitting okay to begin with when I was the right size for them, but now they're completely falling off the shoulders, so it's time to purge my closet again and get the right fitting clothes in my wardrobe again.
There's no reason to have ill fitting clothes in a closet, no matter what size you are. I'm hoping that I'll be able to buy a new size of jeans by the time my taxes come back sometime in the next months or so. From now on, I need to make sure my clothes fit me right, before I leave the store.
So now I'm off to clean the house because there's no way I'm walking in this weather. It's cold and getting colder, so I thought I'd stay away from frostbite for the day and stay home instead of walking up to the school for my normal volunteer day. Once the dishes are done, I can go through that closet and only have the right fitting items in there.