– Ilan Shamir
This is a humbling thought. What have we complained about so far today? Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty type of person? There are probably a thousand things that went right today in our bodies. Did our car start? Do we have enough to eat and a warm place to sleep? Is your income such that you can give some to alleviate the troubles of someone else?
Mary over at A Small Loss said in her blog today that one of her favorite motivational sayings is "if you have a body, you are an athlete". What a positive way to think about our ability to walk, ride a bicycle, swim, and many other things.
It's cold here. I had Bible Study Fellowship this morning and then did my ATM route.
I have been noticing more hunger lately and I think part of it is because I have gone up to 10 lb. weights in my classes and been exercising regularly enough to have built some muscle I think so that means a higher metabolism because as we all know, muscle tissue is much more metabolically active than fat tissue. As I am working on eating intuitively I don't know whether to trust myself or not. My problem has always been stopping not waiting for true hunger. I just have to take a small amount and eat that but it's not as satisfying as it was so I eat something else as well. I feel like I am overeating.
I have Jazzercise this evening and then Step Aerobics in the morning. I have been able to be consistent with my workouts so that is a good thing - my new normal. It is nice not to be tempted by sweets like I used to be. There are so many good, sugar free products anymore. The chocolate pudding is excellent in my opinion. Atkins has a peanut butter cup that tastes like Reese's. I really want to be able to drink a small glass of red wine in the evenings before bed. I have switched to a somewhat drier Cabernet Savignon that is good. I was having a sweet red wine from Oliver but I would drink the whole bottle on many occasions then I wanted something salty and greasy and after a bottle of wine the resolve just ain't what it should be - know what I mean? I've said before that I could very easily be an alcoholic.
After my little blood pressure stunt failing the DOT physical I am totally decaf coffee and herbal teas. I haven't checked my BP but my ears have stopped ringing - that's a good thing.
We took our German Shepherd puppy to the Vet yesterday and he had gained 15 lb. in one month. That's my boy - I could do that as well :-) He got a distemper booster, we got 6 heart worm pills so we would get a 5% discount, and some Benadryl as he is scratching a lot in spite of the pill we give him for fleas/ticks. We dropped $140 there. I can't remember spending that on one of the boys even if they were sick. Oh well.
I hope that everyone is navigating through this time of year without too much over-indulgence. Don't get so stressed out that you can't tell if you found a rope or lost a horse - OK?