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~*~The Power of Our Senses~*~

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hi Sparkies, how has your week been?? For me, it has been a pretty good week. I am not sure whether I have eaten as healthily as I could have, or whether it is just becoming a habit and I aren't noticing. I must admit a few weeks ago I wouldn't have gone through a couple of 200gram bags of dried apricots. But they are one of my favourite new foods I am eating, and I love them. They have no added sugar, but they have added sulphur dioxide to keep them fresh. So in that way they are not as good as fresh ones. But that is a new food I eat and it is healthy. I have been drinking much more water than I normally would. And of course water is great. I'm drinking less coffee, and I confess I have not become a fan of green tea. It still tastes like putty as the first time I drank it. Which is probably why I have only had two or three cups of it. I had this vanilla chai tea in the house and I decided to have a cup of it. And I must say the thought of it could have made me vomit. It kept making me think of incense. I love burning incense and that is what this tea smelled like as I was attempting to sip it. It is funny how our brain tells us how things should smell or taste, or look like etc. Our senses have magic powers. I mean I like something to be the colour that you'd expect it to. Not blue bananas, or colourfree cordiol. If I am going to have an orange, I would not even consider eating it if it was green or purple. Just like if something is gooey then you except that if it is something that should be gooey. The texture, smell, feel, look of things make the difference.
Something else I have purchased, well got my son to get me for my birthday is dumbells. I love my dumbells, they are pink one kilo ones and purple two kilo ones. I know that is not heavy, but I probably don't use them in the way that they are intended for either. Which of course is typical for me. I do things "Shell's way, always". I use them to do my dancing/exercise to music which is quite fun when nobody is around preferably. Although the kids have seen me now. But I don't know if I really have been so good this week. I am hoping for a weight loss this week, but we will see. I have decided to get myself a hair dye when I have lost twelve kilos. I noticed some heavy duty greys through my hair yesterday. And the truth is I don't really mind grey. I quite like when my hair has two or three shades:my mousey colour real colour, the lighter bleached hair and my increasing number of greys. But I guess I consider my image for work when I don't let it go completely grey. My hair is alot longer than I have grown it for years. I'll see how that goes, and how losing weight changes my look. I wore a top yesterday that I could see the weight loss, which was good to see. Nobody yet has said they noticed I'd lost weight. And that is cool, because obviously I'd rather when it is noticeable. I am seeing my family tomorrow, and I am thinking they might notice. But if they don't I am quite cool with that, because then I can lose more before they really notice.

This is me and the dogs out for a walk about three weeks ago. I look so big, I will be happy when them clothes are much too large for me. I'm getting there, still wearing them though.
Bye bye Sparkies~*~
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    Enjoyed this blog. Just your "thoughts". :) You are right, our senses can make or break things sometimes. Also our "thoughts". I think I may do a blog on that. I never can think of good blogs, but I think I can perhaps add to this one. Thanks. I also love your photo and your "babies". You don't look big, you look like you're dressed for a good walk.
    1690 days ago
  • KIM22211
    actually you do not look big in the pic. It is a great pic! I want to get those weights that you can strap around your ankles and wear!! oh ya!! More of a workout!
    1695 days ago
    Love your thought ! And love the pics of you and the dogs! You can do this!!!
    1696 days ago
    Love the pictures of the dogs :) Keep on pushing with your health and weight loss! I appreciate the lovely comments on my blog~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1696 days ago
    You are doing awesome! And you have the attitude to prove it! I'm so proud of you!!! Oh. . .and dancing with those dumb bells? That is exactly what you should do! Keep on keeping on. . . you'll see all the results you want in no time at all!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1696 days ago
    I keep dumbbells under my desk to use during breaks...better than nothing
    1699 days ago
    I used to drink a lot of gunpowder green tea and jasmine but now it makes me feel sick. There's a lot of hype about green tea in general. It is no doubt very good for us but not if it makes you feel bleh or you just don't like it. Coffee with caffeine in moderation has proven to protect against diabetes so enjoy the odd coffee. It's also an antidepressant. Pros and cons to most things.

    But if you want to persist with the green tea I would recommend gunpowder tea above any other and in small quantities. If you still don't like it you can always cook your veggies in it hehe
    1699 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    1699 days ago
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