Archive | April 2011

Weight Watchers

I joined Weight Watchers yesterday. I made a deal with a friend to lose weight. We have 8 weeks to lose 15 pounds. We are going to put away $10 a week and at the end we get to go buy something new! Yippy! This came about after trying on clothes and not liking how they fit. Grrrr!

Day one started out, well, let’s just say “Don’t join Weight Watchers after lunch!”. Always join in the morning. 🙂 I had gone to lunch with Valerie and we had the most wonderful food at Eat At Thai. Great place to eat people! The Iced Thai coffee alone was 9 points! The rest of the meal wasn’t bad points wise, but I didn’t have much to go on after I was done. Oh, but it was sooooooo good!!!

I have come to realize that I HAVE to start eating breakfast again. That is probably part of the reason for my weight gain. I don’t eat much at all and that is the problem. I used to eat breakfast all the time. It’s the most important meal of the day! Well, hubby doesn’t eat breakfast so I got into his pattern. We don’t eat until around 1pm most days. So if dinner was at 7pm the night before then that is 18 hours without food in my body. Nothing to start my metabolism going in the morning. My body thinks I’m starving it. I know you don’t have to say it… “Have you looked in a mirror lately?” The fat is packing on.

Yesterday, I ate like I normally do and I only used 17 points. Part of that was from the 2 beers that I drank! I am supposed to use 29 points. So my diet begins. I’m teaching myself to eat more. I just made a yummy omelet for breakfast. Yes it was almost noon, but I had been working in the yard and forgot to eat. I did get around to it. Now I hope I’m not too full and end up skipping lunch!
Well, that’s what is going on with me. I haven’t updated in a bit and thought that I should. Have a wonderful day!!!

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Working my butt off!

I love the warm sunny days! I am an outdoor person. I hate to think of the day when my Sjogren’s doesn’t let me get out. Have you ever loved something so much that it doesn’t matter how bad it hurts and you do it anyway? I guess working in the yard is my drug. I love to see the change and to breathe the fresh air and to have the sun beating down on me. I love everything about it. As the seasons move on I love the changes and the birds, animals, reptiles, and insects that all my work brings into my yard. I love to sit in my chair by my pond with my family and friends and just relax and enjoy each others company. It’s not just the hard work and the pain during and at the end of the day and the next day and the next that I have to endure. It’s everything that comes from that hard work that makes me get out there and do it. I could just sit on the couch and not do anything, but this is something that keeps me going. It’s something that makes me realize there is more to life than Sjogren’s

I’m going to post some before and after pics! I know you are so excited!!!

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OK, so I know the “grass” was green last year. Just so you know it wasn’t grass. I’m not sure what it was, but grass was not on the list. That is phase II of our yard. Making grass grow if that is possible.

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That darn grass again! Blah!!! Did you see those bushes? The ones that took over the front of the house??? I decided to chop them to itty bitty things. I still don’t think they are small enough. To tell you the truth I really dislike them. Free bushes!!! Want them? I am looking for a replacement for them.

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OK, I’m done making you look at pictures! Have a wonderful night! I’m off to take my pain medicine and go to bed! 😛