Saturday, July 31, 2010

Where does the time go ............

Been missing in action again, partly due to more weather storms (tornado touchdown just southwest of us yesterday) and being so tired due to the insomnia.  Happy to report my sister is home from the hospital, not sure what happened but apparently some kind of bowel infection.  I read her the riot act about losing some weight (she is under 5 feet and weighs more than I do).  I know I have no right to preach but she has a lot more stomach and bowel problems than I do and I want her to stay healthy.

Food has been great the past couple of days, managing to stay in the 1200 calorie range.  I thought it would be hard to get back on track after binging for over a week but it really wasn't.  I just needed to give myself a good swift kick in the butt and realize I'm killing myself at this weight.

Hubby took me to some garage sales this morning.  Bought a few books and found some gently used clothes for myself.  Some are one size too small but it will be good incentive to keep going on my journey.  I dislike going to the ladies shops and paying big money for something that doesn't last any longer than the used stuff.  Some of these were expensive brand names so I am pleased.

They have an air quality advisory out today till further notice.  It is so hot and the air is so stagnant that they are advising anyone with respiratory problems not go outside.  We got home around noon and I was starting to feel it already.  Good excuse to curl up with a book and have a nap, which I did with no remorse.

2 slices french toast w/margarine & diet syrup (305)
1 latte (100)

2 cups vegetable soup (100)
1 oz hard cheese w/10 mini crackers (100)

1 Healthy Choice Seasame Chicken Dinner w/additional 1/2 cup steamed vegetables (355)
2 cups mixed raw vegetables w/2 tablespoons calorie wise dressing (130)
1 low fat ice cream bar (90)

Total Calories: 1180


  1. Sounds like you are doing great!!! I'm so glad we're back on track!!!! :)

    It must be hard to see your sister like that, and hopefully she will want to loose the weight on her own. You and I know it won't happen otherwise! Glad she is out of the hospital, hope all goes well.

    Your weather sounds pretty yucky, you are making the right choice staying in with a book :)

  2. I just thought of something! I know you are like me and don't really want the family to know how we are trying to loose weight and blogging and everything. BUT have you considered sharing it with your sister? Maybe if she knew how hard you are trying it would encourage her? You could encourage each other?

    Maybe even tell her about the blog, and see if she would be interested in starting one? I know I have gotten so much out of it, and the support is really just so great.... just a thought :) Ok bye for real now lol :)

  3. Tina, I am not sure I want to share my blog with my family as it is the only place I can actually go and vent my frustrations without being judged. If I let one in believe me it won't be long before they all know and then it can no longer be what I feel about some of them truthfully. I am going to come up with some type of challenge for her I just haven't decided what yet. I want her to get to feeling better first. Thanks for the suggestion though it was a good one!