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Saturday, December 28, 2013


Isn't there a riddle that goes something like, "can't, can't sitting on a fence watching all the can's go by"?  I am going to make somewhat of an issue with that. I think it is meant to shame people who say they can't do something into getting out there and get something accomplished.

There are some things that I have accepted that I CANNOT do even though there are many who can do the same thing without a problem.

I CANNOT keep wine in the house and just drink one small glass in the evening. That lasts for two evening at the most and then I will open the bottle and drink the whole thing. I then have dry mouth and leg cramps at night and worst of all if I drink alcohol I want to eat a whole pizza. I have a sister-in-law who is a stick and she came out one evening and drank four 16 oz. beers one right after the other. She doesn't eat when she drinks and she smokes so I may be better off in the long run but the point is she drinks and is a stick. I drink and will gain weight, lose control, and have a bad attitude. I know this but how many times have I told myself, "I can do it this time"? One of these days I will learn ya' think?

I CANNOT eat very many carbs without getting a craving for them. They actually make me half sick but does that stop me? Not so far.

I CANNOT order a large meal and then take half of it home for another meal. I either make myself half sick on it or just eat the rest of it when I get home. I have a weight lifter son who will solve that problem if he is home and if by some chance I bring some home.I know to just order a small meal and eat it all.

I CANNOT skip exercising. I must exercise at least 3 times a week. More is better but 3 is the minimum or I start feeling lethargic and start slipping up in other areas.

I CANNOT skip drinking plenty of water. I usually end up trying to eat enough to make up for the need for fluids - never a good idea.

There are people who CAN do these things. I will just have to watch them go by while I sit on the fence where I am safe.

Are there things you have accepted that you CANNOT do and be successful?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Preparation Mode

Even though I still have two more events I began the day after Christmas just getting back to three sensible meals a day and a snack (like a few almonds or 1/2 a food bar) at night. I was up probably 5 times last night getting rid of the water retention from the carbs.

My event tomorrow evening is at a restaurant so I can order something sensible and it will count as dinner and snack. Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. is a family get together so that meal will count as lunch and dinner. There will be all the usual holiday things but truthfully it's getting old. The food is getting old but I love spending time with my family. They are the best.

I will be making a cabbage soup on New Year's Day. Do any of you have cabbage on New Year's Day for good luck? My mother in law used to make a pot of cabbage with the smoked sausage and potatoes in it and she would add a dime to the pot. Whoever got the dime in their serving was supposed to have an extra amount of good luck in the coming year. Of course, we went through the children's servings to make sure they didn't get the dime. Choking to death would not be considered good luck.

You know what gets me? People who ask me if I am still losing weight. For crying out loud I've regained you idiot (I said that in my brain). I usually very good naturedly break the news to them that I have regained some of the weight and will be working on it post haste.

I will start a new weight chart on Wednesday. I can take it.

Anybody else glad the holiday is drawing to an end and we can get back to our routine? Me for sure. I read that one of the signs of an addiction is that the person goes ahead with the behavior in spite of knowing what the negative consequences will be.  That's all I'll say about that.

Be careful out there today.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I Need A Silent Night

Anybody besides me feel like THIS?

I don't ever remember a busier holiday season. It has taken its toll. I am working toward food sanity and will get there. I am going to have to "redo" some pounds that were lost but that I have found again.

It is what it is.

I wish all of you a blessed Christmas.

Friday, December 6, 2013

You Thought I Was Dead Didn't You?

I found this article that I think we can all relate to. I have begun to reign in the eating; I am not going to wait until the New Year to address the situation. When we do that, we just give ourselves permission to overeat until then.