I hope you are all going over to my friend, Kim's, blog on Thursdays. She is the inspiration for me doing these Fat Fighting Friday posts.
I HAVE A SPRING TIME COLD OR ALLERGIES OR SOMETHING. MY EYES ARE WATERING SO MUCH THAT I CAN HARDLY SEE WHAT I'M TYPING. I'VE NEVER SNEEZED SO MUCH IN MY LIFE!
Okay, so I was really excited this morning when I got on the scales and they said 1_3! Now, that's only 4 pounds down from where I started 8 weeks ago. That's only .5 of a pound a week!!! At this rate, I'll be too old to care by the time I reach my goal. Let me tell you, there will come a day when I say, "I don't want that salad, chicken, tuna, apple, etc...... I want that hot fudge cake, apple frittata, peach cobbler, etc...."
When my mom doesn't want to eat anything but her desert, I'm like "Okay, you can eat whatever you want!!" Last night, she asked me if she HAD to eat her supper at all. I said, "Mother, you get to decide for yourself whether you want to eat or not." She said, "Then, I don't want to eat." So there!! She was a little upset to her stomach. Some days she wants everything they have and still wants more! Let It Be!!!
I guess I've digressed somewhat, huh? I'm not supposed to be talking about my mother's weight issues, but I'd rather talk about hers than mine!!!
On the Fat Fighting Front ------ I went out to eat with my friend for lunch on Wednesday. I ordered a hamburger and chips. I asked for a take-home box when I ordered. I cut the burger in half and put it and half of the chips in the box right away. OKAY, I know that a burger wasn't the best choice, but I can't remember the last burger I ate.
My husband and I have eaten roasted veggies, chicken, fruit, popcorn, more roasted veggies, more fruit, etc..... all week so I didn't feel too guilty.
I need to figure out a good schedule for eating. I'm usually running up to the last minute before it's time to go feed my mom lunch, so I don't eat before I go. By the time I'm finished and run the errands I need to run, it's really too late to eat lunch, so I usually have a banana or something like that. Therefore, I'm usually starving (HA! LIKE I WOULD EVEN KNOW HOW THAT FEELS!) by supper time. We eat a healthy supper, and then I want to graze all evening. NOT GOOD!
I didn't mention breakfast. I usually eat something like a slice of whole grain toast, unless my husband is in the mood to cook. Yesterday, he made omelets with left over asparagus and onions, YUMMY!
GOALS FOR THIS NEXT WEEK:
I need to pump up the walking! I've walked several times this week, and I've gotten faster each time.
I need to get on some kind of normal schedule. I could eat before I go to feed Mother.
We went to the funeral home last night for the young man I told you about in my last post. There were so many young people there. It was so sad. There aren't words to express the feeling. Tonight we are going to the funeral home for one of our parents' friends who died of cancer. I hope not to have to do that again for a while!
Our 40th class reunion is tomorrow night. We are going to decorate this afternoon. I've got lots of stuff to do before then. I'm supposed to make a cd of 60s music to play while we mingle, etc.... I painted a Tornado (which was our mascot), but I don't like how it looks so I'm going to do it over. I don't yet have shoes or jewelry to wear to the reunion. I'll probably end up wearing some I've already got. I doubt that anyone will notice or even care what I have on. I did get a pedicure, manicure, and a hair trim yesterday. I could just walk around with my hand in front of my face and go barefooted!!! LOL
Tonight and tomorrow night my cousin's wife is going to spend the night with us. Tomorrow, her nephew and his fiance are having a pre-wedding reception/shower. We're going to that, then to the reunion, then to the REUNION dance!! She's also going to our reunion with us and to the dance. She was actually in the class behind us.
When we were teens, a group of guys from our high school had a band. They played every Friday and Saturday night! There wasn't anything else to do in this small town (there's still not) so that was awesome! These guys are coming back together to do a benefit dance for our local arts council. That's why we decided to have our reunion this weekend. Lots of our classmates will be in town for the dance anyway. FUN! FUN! FUN!
Sunday, there is another shower for one of my former students.
Next weekend our church is celebrating Earth Day! It really is a big deal. We close off the streets around our little bitty church and have a band, booths of all kinds that deal with the environment, a book sale, food sales, a puppet show, etc......... Dignitaries come to get their pictures made for the paper, etc.......
After that, I'm taking a little break from being so busy!!! I will get back to some intense sewing. After all, two of the grands have birthdays coming up. I have some ideas of sewing projects for them.
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