Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm gonna call it a success

My Mexican fiesta was a success, at least by my standards. I stuck to the planned meal, but might possibly added one small element to it...refried beans. Just a taste, tho', and I left the rice alone. So, with my unusually low standards, I was a caloric hero. "Not a total disaster" qualifies as a success in my estimation. Besides, when I did the original math, I didn't take into consideration a Blimpies for lunch, and even tho' I was very good and chose wisely, it did add a trifle to the daily count.

Hubby Dearest and I were going to walk it off yesterday afternoon, but I wimped out. I was really exhausted from not having a good night's sleep. I have restless leg syndrome and staying in a motel without my medicine (or so I thought) made for a restless night. Thus, at about 3:00 p.m. yesterday, I ran out of gas. Good intentions and the path to "you know where" I guess. I am hopeful that this evening we can get that walk in after dinner. although "Dancing with the Stars" and "24" are both on tonight. Perhaps before dinner would be a better option. Will that make me overeat? I wonder?

As you might be able to tell from this blog site, I have included the Healthy Woman Challenge as a link. I did this last year and found that posting my progress in my own chart was really helpful. The challenge is slightly different this year, but still requires some accountability. I found it fun to do, as I was on a team and we kinda competed internally as well. It's all a virtual contest, so nothing bad (or good) happens if you goof up. If nothing else, you might want to just take a look. We had 3 men on our team last year, so it isn't just for women. It is sponsored by the Dept. of Health & Human Services each year to encourage women to recognize the need for exercise and healthy choices. Heart health being a big emphasis.

Ok, so enough salesmanship. I'm planning dinners for the next few nights. I'm trying to be pro-active by getting my "rocks in a row" in advance. I'm not really good at this, but I'm giving it a whirl. I'm usually a last minute kind of gal, so planning is a totally new concept when it comes to meals. Well, I plan holiday meals, but that hardly counts. In order to accomplish this, I'm going to have to go to the grocery store. I'm finding that my Mon., Wed., Fri., fresh produce schedule might have some tweaking to be done. I might also have to detour into the middle of the store for a few items. I've really tried to do the perimeter shopping as much as possible, and for all intents and purposes, I've done very well, but today I delve into the "dark recesses" and try to make it fast and painless. I wonder if I walk really fast, and park far away from the entrance to the store, can I call it "taking a walk"? Hmmmmm, something to ponder.


  1. Glad to hear that your Mexican fiesta went well.

  2. Don't you have a DVR? Record your shows and treat yourself when you get back from your walk in the evening. Easy for me to say, right?

  3. I DO record the shows, but I'm already a bit behind on 24. I'm trying to catch up.


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