Thursday, February 5, 2009

Drinkin' Wine Spoli Oli

So my sister is up visiting me this week and will stay through the weekend. We've been doing great on our eating and I am showing her some of the tricks to sticking to the calorie regimen I've set up. Of course she's a lot lighter than me, so she doesn't get to eat as many calories if she wants to lose weight. Surprise!!! Who knew there would be a down side to being thin? Ha!

Anyway, my sister really missed her calling in life. She was meant to be the warden at a prison for hardened criminals or something. She doesn't take "no" for an answer, and that held true tonight when I wanted to skip my treadmill. Let me first explain that I fully intended to get on the treadmill. I wasn't being lazy. Strangely, everything went wrong on my way to do that, and I quickly became very, very crabby. CRABBY!!! And I didn't have the right headphones for my ipod, and I couldn't find a fan in the 90 degree room, and the ipod player kept cutting out on me, and another little person with us was irritating me to no end, and on and on and on . . . I finally got on, but I couldn't shake the rotten mood. So I worked hard on the treadmill for 20 minutes and got off. To no avail, however. I was short 10 minutes of cardio, so my sis made me get in the pool and swim to make up the missing 10 minutes. So I reluctantly climbed in. But that wasn't really enough. She made me WORK those last 10 minutes. My legs are killing me! It works different muscles and ouch!!! After my 10 minutes of hard swimming she had me doing water aerobics, working the sides of my legs.

In the end, I was thrilled. And my sister worked pretty hard herself. So yay us! And that makes it possible for us to have a glass of wine together and spend a little extra time in the pool this weekend. SO yay us again!!!! Hahaha.

I'll let you know how the rest of the weekend goes. We're gonna keep at it. Take care all, and God Bless you real good!!!


  1. So your sister is a warden huh! For criminals yet! Well you better listen cause she's right! She is showing you things go wrong! Things change our plans. It is not a perfect world as we all know. What did you learn from that? Did you learn there is more to losing weight then dieting and cutting back on food? What got you into this pickle jar to begin with? Lack of self control? Disapointment in life? Mad at the things that go wrong? And did you learn that yes you do have self discipline after all under your little fat coat that will help you in every aspect of your life? Exercise that self discipline and strengthen that up too, even if your Ipod acts up, or little gremlins cause you angst or your legs hurt! Things will always go wrong! Excuses after excuses! Is that how you got where you are? Lady you are alive and doing it! Doing what most people can't do after 3 days! Notice you were happy afterwards!Congratulate yourself and your sister for working together and doing what has to be done. There is no easy way out of this! Discipline, hard work and yes...loving yourself enough to have a glass of wine and saying that it is OK. One glass I hope! God Bless you too lil darlin ...the world needs more humor about how they live and the things in their lives and not excuses for the things that go wrong. You sound like you were smilin when you wrote that last bit. I can't wait for week end to see how you and the warden have done! Buy the way, was that your sister in Shawshank Redemption? Couldn't be -

  2. Way to go --- I lost .3 pounds at weights watchers this week and was SOOOOO HAPPY thanks to your perserverance.

  3. Sometimes talking to ourselves can get us into lots of trouble -- try all positive self talk (not I'm crabby, I'm annoyed with so-and-so, I'm not losing fast enough) Positive talk leads to rewards of self love and approval!

  4. Otto's GrossmuterFebruary 14, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Do you remember hearing that the scale is only one measure of success? Attitude is absolutely everything... Those plateaus are painful, temporary, but painful. If you can take your mind away from dieting/exercising just for TODAY and maybe try something new -- shrimp or oysters or vegetarian? Sometimes it's not just the calories, but where they come from (beef vs veg)that can cause a temporary plateau/weight gain.

    I'm with you, sister.....