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!

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    Good Morning!

    I so enjoy reading your blogs! Your sense of humor and writing -hit home with me. I am committed to this goal, and try not to eat bad foods most times, but life is too short ot not have a treat once in a while.

    Moderation, is where it is at [lol]- MODERATION ON ALL LEVELS .... food fitness, shopping, etc etc...the list goes on. Keep up the good are a lady ...that I KNOW with reach your goals.

    Keep smiling!

    4227 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/1/2009 1:01:03 PM
    Hee Hee! AND, I'm supposed to be working.
    4228 days ago
    Oh My God, Woman! This could almost be my blog.Yes, even the comment about new vs. old Star Wars. (I have all three of the original but refuse to bring episodes 1-3 into my house).
    Weekends are for eating - so I always go over my count. Weekends are for drinking - a little difference there. I don't drink a whole lot - too many control issues, not because I don't like the stuff. Plus, I work for a spirits company - free alcohol all sitting in my house.
    Try? I am always trying. I have yet to succeed. This time, I plan to do. But again, this is an attempt to attempt something I've not done before - weigh 135 pounds for the first time since I was 19 years old.
    Aunt Flo? Kids? Ovulation? AAAHHHHH!! So very me. Regular PMS I'm okay with. Uncomfortable but expected. But every couple of months, I get the dreaded mid-cycle pain, cramps, bloating, irritability. Luckily my husband doesn't want more kids so I don't have to try to be pleasant during this most fertile time.
    And now it seems, I like to ramble, too. Are you sure you're not my long lost twin? I don't mind being the evil one. It might be fun.
    4228 days ago
    Ramblings definitely help get your feelings/emotions down on paper, or screen.. whatever... I have a guilty pleasure of blogging every day in hopes that my rambling will 1) help me, 2) help others or 3) in the least make someone think. I feel like some weeks are a rollercoaster ride and others like a rocketship. As I explain to my drum instructor: some weeks I'm driving the bus, while other weeks the bus is driving me. The key is to train the bus to cruise on auto-pilot down the path it should go and no steer off into a fire hydrant or a hospital full of sick children - ok, perhaps that wasnt the best analogy but that's how I feel sometimes when I slip off track - like the world has just ended & I killed innocent people! But it's never as bad as we make it out to be.
    I can totally relate with what you said here - losing 5lb Mon-Thur then gaining it all back on Fri-Sun. This was the cycle I had been in up until the beginning of this month, when I made the decision to stop drinking and eating on weekends and that if I wanted to make any ground on my weight loss, I needed to stop this self-defeating habit. I feel the same way: what's a weekend without some beer and fatty foods... but you know, nothing in the world feels or tastes as good as being in great shape, healthy, fit and looking damn good in the mirror.
    It's never easy, it's always a struggle of good vs evil. There are too many distractions, and bad influences that cause us to be unhappy with our weight or with our bodies. It's too easy to screw off and eat that cookie, or drink those beers, or order that greasy burger with supersized fries and a chocolate shake. Hell no salad and sprouts don't taste as good as that stuff - but they sure work when it comes to losing weight.
    Listen, we're all here for support. There are plenty of people just like you who struggle with the same things, that are making the day-by-day decisions to avoid alcohol, eat better and make healthier choices - yes - even on weekends.
    So keep reading, keep posting, stay positive and take it one day at a time. If you ever need to vent or for a swift kick in the butt, I'd be more than happy to help.
    4228 days ago
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