Welcome to 2017…another year, another 365 days of chances…
Welcome to 2017…another year, another 365 days of chances…
…but I’m not there…
…nor did I attend any other reunions they’ve held…
I’ve made excuses today that include “People I’d like to see won’t be there” and “$50/person is a lot of money for an informal reunion”, but I have to admit to myself that those are both lies.
The real reason?
I’m not going to my high school reunion because of my weight, because I’m embarrassed about it and the way I look. Because I feel like a failure for never being able to truly dedicate myself to losing weight, and then making excuses and rationalizations about that as well.
The body is willing but the mind isn’t…but why not?
Like I titled this post, I need to stop thinking so much about what being healthy would be worth, think about how much you would save – not just saving your years, saving your health, but also with saving you money. You might spend more in the immediate for a gym membership, workout clothes, nutritionist, Weight Watchers, etc., but in the longterm you will benefit – mentally, health-wise, and financially.
You might be thinking, “okay I get mentally and health-wise, but financially?”….well, yes…
What got me thinking about that was when I drove through Arby’s for lunch today. My husband was working, and I was hungry, and I decided an Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich sounded good. Without thinking, I ordered my meal and then immediately ordered an extra sandwich. Not because I was hungry, but rather out of habit, instinct, whatever you want to call it… Fortunately, it meant that I can tell my husband that I actually ordered it for him, and he’ll eat it when he gets home from work, but, even though I’m not hungry enough to eat a second sandwich, I had ordered one anyway…not thinking, not intending to, but still wound up spending $2.99 more than I had originally intended.
Fortunately, we’re not cash strapped where a $2.99 sandwich will break the bank, but it made me think about how much over time those extra food items accumulate to cost.
I’m posting this here as a reminder to myself that even if I decide to join a gym or pay for another nutritionist (when I can find one in my area), that those out of pocket costs now will save money later when I won’t order any extra items, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
After figuring out which plugin was causing an Error 500 in WordPress, I logged in to realize that I hadn’t posted here since August….
I’m still trying to figure out how I can get my fitbit stats to auto-post here – although they do post to the corresponding wordpress.com site and to my twitter, they don’t also come here…I still need to get that figured out…grr…
just this short post for tonight since it’s almost midnight, but I wanted to post to say that I am still here, I’m just not posting as much as I intend to…
…look for me to start posting again as I am re-dedicating myself to starting my weight loss process over from where I originally started at.
The current tools in my arsenal?
Well, since you asked…
My FitBit One…
My Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor
My Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Sensor (in black)
Beautiful weather today – nice enough even for me to take 2 separate walks today 🙂
As I’m copying over my older posts from my previous blog(s), it’s amazing how often I seemed to write about having sinus issues. I used to have sinus infections multiple times every year, way too frequently, that would pretty much wipe me out for at least a week each time.
In November 2009, the week after I got laid off from my job, I finally had tubes put in my ears at age 32, and since then I’ve had much less frequent sinus issues. I was just talking with my husband this morning and we could think of maybe 3 times I’ve had a true sinus infection since the surgery and even those times I was sick but nothing compared to how I used to be pre-surgery.
Hopefully that means that I won’t be able to use my sinuses as an excuse for not working towards bettering myself 🙂
All I can say is that even if you’re a parent yourself, it’s never too late to consider getting tubes in your ears if your ENT suggests it!
How weird am I that I go downstairs for lunch and avoid everything else in the kitchen…except for the Green Giant Baby Brussels Sprouts that I knew were in the freezer? And mmm…they were yummy!
Restaurants offer too much of a bad thing
Cut portion sizes, get rid of fat-laden side dishes, health officials say
Those heaping portions at restaurants — and doggie bags for the leftovers — may be a thing of the past, if health officials get their way.
The government is trying to enlist the help of the nation’s eateries in fighting obesity. One of the first things on their list: cutting portion sizes.
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The article seems to focus on fast food, but yet it mentions doggie bags? When was the last time you saw somebody eat at a fast food restaurant, get the supersized meal, and then take part of it home? I don’t eat fast food very often, but unless it was a to-go order, I can’t think of the last time I saw somebody taking part of their meal home other than maybe their soda pop.
Although the article doesn’t go into the doggie bag aspect of the initial teaser paragraphs, I think that they’re a great idea. If you know that a particular meal is going to be too large for you to eat, what’s wrong with asking for a to-go box with your meal, or even with you meal, having had the waiter/waitress go ahead and divide your meal for you, if need be? I do that lots of times, especially when we go out to eat at Provino’s. I know that a portion is too much food for me to eat at one sitting so I get a to-go box shortly after the food, and go ahead and divide my dish up. Then, if I still have any food after I’m through eating my portion (which I usually do), that goes into the box as well. Want rolls with that? Sure the garlic buttered ones are yummy, but I’ll ask for the plain ones (since my daughter prefers those) and maybe I’ll dip a torn off piece or two into the bowl with the sauce that dropped off of my husband’s rolls, but rather that than just add to the calories I know ahead of time (I consider myself at least a semi-educated consumer since I don’t know the exact nutrition information there, rather just the average for similar dishes) and I want to make sure that I monitor what goes into my mouth.
Whether from the “Supersize Me” movie or just from common sense, I hope that people know better than to think that eating out/having delivered/driving through is healthy if they’re doing it on an everyday basis. At least that’s what I hope…wouldn’t surprise me if people still refuse to acknowledge that though… *sigh*
P.S. Did you know that a Big Mac, medium Coke and large fries from McDonald’s contain a total of 1,340 calories, more than half the recommended daily calories for both men and women?? Talk about yikes! And no, not eating for the rest of the day before and/or after that is NOT a good idea!