Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Arm Should Be In A Sling!

It really should. Not because I'm injured, but because I've been busy patting myself on the back!! I had a really good day yesterday, plus I've lost 10# to date. By really good day, I mean, of course, I avoided any temptation to reach into the pantry for a sweet treat. Hurray!! Of course, part of the motivation was a quote I read in a healthy eating cookbook. It scared the bejabbers out of me. "If you hang your swimsuit on the refrigerator door, the goodies inside will be easier to ignore." And, that my friends, is an image that sent shivers up and down my spine. The fact I haven't owned a swimming suit in years notwithstanding, it leaves a mental image that is frightening. :) I, of course, substituted "pantry door" for refrigerator, but you get the general idea, I'm sure. Temptation flew right out the door after I read that, and imagined the swimsuit dangling lifeless from my pantry door. YIKES!

Today's a new beginning for a new week. I am planning my week carefully, as we are going out with friends on Sat. night. I am sure that adult beverages will be part of the evening, so I'm trying to balance my caloric budget. Usually, I'd say we'd walk to breakfast, but our little out of the way breakfast place closed on Mar. 15, the day after we'd eaten there. I might actually have to eat breakfast at home one extra day a week. :( S'pose that's better for me anyway. I have been enjoying my new waffles this week, tho'. I was getting a little bored with the oatmeal and Total every morning. Special K has a berry waffle that is only 80 calories per waffle. I quite enjoy them, I must say. They looked kinda puny compared to what a person would normally order, but they were just enough to be satisfying. I know portions sizes have gotten out of control, and I'm working on adjusting my "eye" to normal sized portions.

Today is haircut day!! I'm really quite shaggy, so I'm absolutely convinced that a haircut will "shave" off a pound or two. Oh come on, leave me to my delusion. I know I'll feel perkier once the mop is trimmed and coiffed. That should make our dreary weather more bearable. I'd like a little sunshine, please. I'll even settle for the cold weather, and possible snow, if the sun would shine a little bit more often. I don't know how people in Alaska live without sunshine. What is it called, Seasonal Affective Disorder? Or something like that. I think I might be suffering from it.

Hoping for another successful day today, altho' I'm not sure my arm can handle more stress. I don't stretch those muscles when I lift weights, apparently.


  1. I'll relieve you. Here's a pat on the back from me:-)

    You are doing great!

  2. Good for you on avoiding those sweets. Not always an easy thing to do!!
    :) haircuts always make you feel good, i need one soon!

  3. I, too, love the waffles. You have to change it up once in a while. Congrats on the progress! I say pat yourself on the back all you can. :)

  4. that made me laugh. I will say to my husband I KNOW I AM ABOUT TO TEAR A ROTATOR CUFF for the same reason.

    have a great weekend.

    (offers arm to pat on back for when you grow tired)

  5. Adding my pat to your back! (anything to save your am ya know!)

    Woo hooo on the ten pounds.

    But now we get to the sad part of my comment. Because you leave me to think that getting your hair cut DOESN'T shave any pounds off on the scales!! WHAT??? I was positive that it did!!!! You just totally burst my bubble!


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