Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gloomy Gus

That's what I feel like today. I woke up to gray skies once again. The forecast is rain although we have just had heavy drizzle. The alarm clock went off and I just wanted to SLEEP. I tried to squeeze in just a few more minutes but Shadow's food bowl was empty so she was having none of that sleeping business.

I stopped off at the cable office on my way to work to pay my bill. I told the lady behind the counter that this was one bill I had to pay or else my cat wouldn't have anything to watch while I was at work. She started laughing and said she understood, her pets watch more TV than she does. For Shadow, it's not so much the shows but the music channel. She has to have her Classic Country playing :>)

I met with two other ladies from the church last night for our first weight loss group meeting. I walked in prepared to just talk and figure out how we were going to do things. I was still in my work clothes. However, Ms. Lynn was ready to get started. So we put in an exercise DVD and got right to it. Jenn said she had never worked out with someone as stylish as me before--LOL. Here I was in dress slacks, blouse and dress flats doing high kicks and side steps. I lasted for a mile into the two mile workout. We prayed, we read some scripture and we talked about our goals for weight loss. Ms. Lynn is going on a cruise in May and wants to be 30 pounds lighter. Jenn is renewing her wedding vows in October and wants to be at least 50 pounds lighter but her ultimate goal is 100 pounds. Me....well I said December since that's the only "event" on my 2010 calendar. I would like to be at least 30 pounds lighter if not 50. So we are meeting every other Tuesday night to keep each other accountable and help each other reach our goals. I started a food journal today which I HATE. I just want to eat, I don't want to be responsible for what I eat. But I guess that's why I weigh what I do right now. So I am thinking before I eat, do I really want to write this down and have to share it with everyone? I will admit that after the meeting last night, I went home and ate half a package of Saltine crackers with Cheeze Whiz while I watched the Biggest Loser. Not smart, I know. I had eaten dinner at 5:30 but by the time I got home I was munchy hungry. I by passed the Hostess Cupcake but did more damage with crackers and cheese. Shoulda just had the cupcake.
I have done OK so far today but I have yet to eat dinner so we will see how I end up.
Lord I pray for discipline to help me not only on this weight loss journey but in my life as a general rule. Help me finds ways to relieve stress that do not include food and help me find satisfaction on other things besides food.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday Mayhem on a Tuesday

Happy Tuesday or to be all same start letters like on the Letter People Terrific Tuesday to ya!!!!

Did you ever watch the Letter People??? Now that I look back on it, I guess they weren't really that fantastic but I still remember C is for Cotton Candy. OK enough of my rambling. It's 5:11PM, I am at work with about one hour left but thought I would wind down my day with a little blogging.

Outside My Window: It's starting to get dark, the street lights are coming on but it's been a very gray day. There has been drizzle in the air, thus it's damp and the temperature has dropped since this morning.

I am thinking: about's what I always think about. What I can eat, what I can bake, how something would taste if I just had it on a plate in front of me. Yesterday I wanted French Toast swimming in maple syrup, today it's brownies with hot fudge and whipped cream...maybe a brownie sundae from Dairy Queen. Haven't had one of those in EONS.

I am thankful for: Food (ha ha, I had to type that in there) Seriously I am thankful for a warm place to lay my head, family and friends that love me, two jobs that help keep me a float. I have been thinking about all of those people in Haiti who were already SO destitute and how things must be for them now after the earthquake.

I am going: to Ms. Lynn's tonight after work. Some ladies from the church are getting together to start a weight loss support team. Isn't that even funnier considering my earlier comment about what I'm thinking about???

I am currently reading: I am picking up "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers at the library tonight. I just finished an AWESOME book called "Talking to the Dead" by Bonnie Grove. The title sounds weird but it was recommended off the "She Reads" website. It's about a nonchristian woman whose husband unexpectantly dies but she can still hear him talking to her. It was a fast read (I read it in two days) but very good. I also just finished "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown. I have to say of the three "DaVinci Code" books I think this one was my favorite. I took from it that there is "mystery" everywhere and in every group but for the most part if we just take the time to really look around us the mystery is really not so much of a mystery anymore.

From the kitchen: Last week I made banana bread which really needed walnuts but I didn't have any. I also made rice krispy treats for snack at Sunday School. Last night I had fiesta lime chicken from Schwans but as far as actually cooking a meal...why do that when it's just me???

Around the house: Finally put away the few things I had out for Christmas and took down my Thanksgiving wreath. The gift bag holder has been put back away. I hung my mail basket on the wall above the shredder. Shadow loves to play in the shredder bin---every night when I come home there is shredded paper everywhere!!!

On my mind: Money as usual, wondering how everything is going to get paid and trying to remember that God always provides.

Tomorrow night I have a haircut appointment after work. Thursday and Friday night I work at the YMCA. Saturday morning I have a baby shower and then I work at the YMCA. Sunday morning is Sunday School and a birthday party for one of our SS boys and then work again at the YMCA. So not much time left for play this week.

I'm going to wrap this up so I can wrap up things here at the office.