Friday, January 04, 2013 

Self Esteam Your Vegetables

Dear Our Lady of Perpetual Weight Loss,

I got brave this morning and weighed myself.  This is exactly what I looked like while weighing.

  I've learned which way to lean, what time of the day the earth's gravitational pull is less, which night gown weighs the least, how to take off my jewelry and most of all my glasses so if the news on the scale isn't good I can always squint at the numbers and guess in my favor.

There was good news today  so I'm not suicidal.  I was down by two pounds which could be water but down is down and I'll take it anyway I can get it.  I'm been eating vegetarian foods and praying that one day I wake up and salad will automatically be my comfort food.

Today I'm working on my self-esteem while steaming some veggies for dinner.  
According to the book Our Lady of Weight Loss by Janice Taylor I need to do what she calls "A Sacred Assignment"  so here goes:

Self-esteam YourSelf.  While you're busy steaming your vegetables, how bout some positive self- esteem talk?  Be sure to compliment yourself at least three times a day!
So here goes:

I obviously have a great sense of humor.

I have wonderful supportive friends (take a bow you know who you are!)

I can still wear the same ear rings I wore in high school!  

Wish me luck, I'm on my weigh ( break here for 30 second dance party----hey a girl has to get her exercise in when ever she can!)


Thursday, January 03, 2013 

What are you teaching me?

Dear Our Lady of Perpetual Weight Loss,

What are you teaching me today?  I know how to diet, what to eat, that I should exercise in between house work and working at the mission.  I made my list of resolutions and started implementing one this morning.  I decided to be more organized and started with cleaning out just one drawer in my desk.

Well of course while cleaning out the one drawer it meant that I had to clean out some other drawers to accommodate the contents of the drawer I had just emptied.  It ended up that I made a bigger mess cleaning out my drawers than if I had just crammed everything in and slammed it shut.  

My 15 minute drawer cleaning ended up taking several hours and had me running all over the house putting items back into their places.  It seems that my desk seems to be a major"dumping zone".  So I put this sign up to see if it will help.  ( Bare in mind this is my desk at home where there is just me and Mr. Wonderful!)  
I was feeling pretty good about my accomplishment so I tackled the dishes in the dishwasher.  As I reached for a dish towel out of the drawer.  I saw it out of the corner of my eye, jumped about a foot and screamed, thus scaring myself and my two fat cats.  The dead mouse in the drawer however was unmoved and just lay there on my once clean dish towels.

Needless to say I am not the person in our household who takes care of rodent remains and I promptly called Mr. Wonderful to tell him about my experience with lots of exclamations of 
" Gross, Major Yuck, Come Get this thing before it stinks up my house."  He very calmly told me that he would take care of the carnage when he got home and suggested I just close the drawer and "don't think about it".  

Now I ask you sweet do you don't?  How do you unknow  something, once you know it?  I tried to ignore it but the dead mouse in the drawer seemed to take on a life (sorry about that) of its own.  I thought about it while working at my desk (as the drawer is less than a foot away).  I thought about it whenever I walked past the drawer or looked at my overly fed cats sleeping on my bed.

I can tell you I ate less lunch as I didn't want to be in the kitchen anywhere near that drawer.  Now that the mouse remains have been taken care of and the washing machine is humming along cleaning the dish towels all should be right with the world?   

I guess in my small universe everything is alright.  Once you've found a dead mouse in your drawer the rest of the day started looking a whole lot better.  So in the long run I guess it's a matter of perspective.  A dead mouse in the drawer beats a stick in the eye anytime.

Now whenever I want to squelch my appetite I just think about the dead mouse.  Works for me.  

Wednesday, January 02, 2013 

So far so good....

Isn't this funny?  It's exactly what most people in the health care profession would tell their patients.

I have a soft place in my heart for snowmen.  Mr. Wonderful says I'm attracted to fluffy white men!  He's ok with that as he is a fluffy white man.

The year has just started and I'm doing fairly well with writing in my journal, writing down my food intake here , and keeping myself busy with activities.

Today I decorated my journal notebook that was made out of recycled paper.  I put empowering words, pictures, and things that are motivating without making it look too cluttered.  The nice thing about your notebook/journal is that it doesn't matter what it looks like to anyone else .

I also found a box of old family photos.  I found a whole bunch I need to scan and put in the kids folders.  As I was checking to see if a particular photo was already scanned I also went back and put down dates and some interesting facts my children may not know about the picture.  I enjoyed my walk down memory lane but didn't find any skinny pictures of me back in time . Probably cause there aren't any.  I'm glad I took pictures of myself back then even if I didn't like what I looked like.  I want my kids to know that I have always been an active part of their life.

So much for being crafty.  I've got dinner to fix and then I can work on my prayer shawl.  I'm knitting it for my daughter Suzy and I pray over every stitch as I knit for her, her boys, her husband, her health, her hormones, for the fruit of the spirit, for all the renovations going on around her and for self-control during all the upheaval.

Wish me luck....I'm on my weigh.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013 

My first attempt at weight loss art

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,

Today begins a brand new year and as always a new start. One of my goals this year is to keep my hands busy so I'm not using them to stuff my face.  So here's my first attempt at weight loss art.    I totally hate this picture of me, because it shows me and all my girth so I decided it would be a good motivational starting place.  My mantra for the year is "I will be lean in 2013!"  I'm framing this in my office so I see it everyday.   I have a smaller one on my refrigerator and one in my journal.  It reminds me of Psalm 51:3 "For I know my transgressions and my sin is ever before me."  Who needs a mirror, I see my fat on a daily basis.

Game plan for the Week:

If you bite it you must write it.  Food journaling
Talk with my accountability partner.
Wear my pedometer
Get back to the gym
See if I can get my exercise buddy back.

This month will be filled with lots of life, and lots of detours with our new baby boy coming in 10 days!  Yikes, that's really soon.

Wish me luck I'm on my weigh. 

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