Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And We Were Singin'

Well the last two days have been anything but exciting, I must admit. I know why, too. It's because life without the scale is just barely worth living. I know this to be true. I'm a scale junkie. I am. And I'm thinking that perhaps, just perhaps, I should start getting on it every day again. I KNOW that there are many who would argue against this -- but it helps keep me on the straight and narrow. Thankfully I don't have to do anything rash . . . I can decide tomorrow.

In the meantime, I can report that I had my weigh-in for the weight loss challenge. I was down two pounds and more inches. I will, at some point, report the inches. I just don't have a record of them on hand. I have to get them from the nutritionist. I will, I will. I promise. What this means though, it that I will be two pounds less when I weigh in on Friday. Hurray, hurray!!!!

I should also report that although the blisters on my feet have healed, I haven't done any exercise for a full week. Naughty, naughty, naughty. But of course I don't mind, and that's worse yet. Just when I start thinking I am getting into the "habit" of exercise, I take a little "rest." Just when I think I actually don't mind the work, I suddenly hate it again. It's self-sabotage, so I have to really start focusing and get going again. Not killing myself doing it, but doing it every day. Then it will be a habit. And then maybe I will actually start to like it.

So . . . want to know how I spent my day of no exercise today? I had a visit from my very dear friend, Fr. Pablo Straub. He's a Redemptorist Order priest who lives in Mexico where he started a new religious order for both men and women. Amazing! And he's kinda of a big deal. He's like a Catholic celebrity, appearing on EWTN and doing missions all over the world. So he stopped to visit me with one of the nuns from the convent and two other people. Such a great surprise! So we sat at my kitchen table. No, not praying. Singing. And not Kumbaya either. We sang our favorite songs from the Sound of Music. Yep. That's the catholic in me! :) "Eidleweiss, eidleweiss" . . . Of course the other three people there think Father and I are loopy, but who cares? Life is good. And we sang well!! lol. And we ate well too - sandwiches and veggies. All healthy and good.

That's it. Pretty dull, yes. So maybe going back to the gym will give me a jump start. Walk, skate, swim? I'll do something. Something. And then I'll report back. Until then, if you're interested in Father's work, you can check out this website: http://www.windowtotruth.com/. Good stuff!!! Feeds the spirit instead of the stomach. We all need more of that. So okay. You all have a good evening. Goodnight and God Bless!


  1. Lucky you!! How is Father's health? I had heard that he was doing poorly? Since he was visiting you, I'm thinking maybe he's doing way better? And good for you on the pounds -- and INCHES!!

  2. He is looking wonderful and seems very healthy! He has not been well - has been on oxygen as he travels. Must be the fresh air here. The mission is struggling. The sisters have to beg for food for the whole complex. Pretty sad. But Father says hello - he LOVES you!!!

  3. You wrote: But Father says hello - he LOVES you!!!

    Me: That's because I'm such a terribly REPENTANT sinner LOLOLOL!!!