Sunday, October 4, 2009

What Really Matters Most? Dishes, Pounds, or People?

This morning I'm torn between writing about my diet because I only lost .8 of a pound this week, and the dishes in my sink...like where did they come from and how do they multiply? For three weeks I have had no sugar or white flour.  I haven't killed anyone yet, and actually, it's been pretty easy, kind of like a game.  I promised myself to only weigh once a week so I could see some progress and celebrate and today's the day.  But .8 of a pound??? Disappointing! I remember the days when I could have not just coffee for breakfast but also a warm, buttery cinnamin roll dripping with icing, or two if I wanted it, and not gain an ounce.  Where ARE those days? What happened?

I know.  .8 is almost a pound, and a pound a week is good but guys, Halloween is coming...soon!   M&Ms, candycorn, chocolate covered peanuts abound!  I have a luncheon to go to this week which is not built around my eating guidelines, and then here comes my birthday in a few days with cake and ice cream!  What to do?  Help!!!

And about those dishes.  How can two people possibly, possibly use so many dishes?  Empty the dishwasher, load it, wash them.  You better be standing right there ready to salute when they're done, empty it again, and reload.  But you don't because you are in the middle of watching the football game and then "Benjamin Button" for the second time so all your snacking dishes have to go in the sink.  And his snacking dishes too.  And the dog's. Then it's so late you fall asleep, and suddenly it's morning and you haven't saluted the dishwasher yet.  So where are you going to put that cup when you're finished with your morning coffee?  See what I mean?  They just multiply.  So either I salute right away and hop to it or they continue to multiply exponentially.

It's Sunday.  I am going to church and pray.  I might throw in these petty issues.  They serve me well as distractors of what is really going on.  People in my family are not working.  There are problems jumping out from behind bushes and sneering at those I love.  That's what I'm going to pray about.  Then I will come home and salute.

16 comments:

  1. Miss Sandra,
    them dishes do mount up, jut don't never put em in the oven an forget em, ok.
    HUGS

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  2. Morning Bob, I was just thinkin' of you. Going over to your blog now. Why didn't I ever think of just putting them in the oven???LOL.

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  3. Hi :) I've been on a diet for 3 months already and I would like to share the articles and stuff I've read from books with regards to DIETING... I had the same prob with u back then and I wasn't losing weight whenever I was on a steady low-calorie state. When I start eating more than the calories I eat during my "diet state", i lose--2lbs in 3 days...
    Then I learned about the zigzag calorie thing because I've been confused with the days whenever I eat more than the usual, I lose more. So basically, you're gonna trick your body's metabolism and one way is to eat your usual diet (for example, in my case it's 1200 calories) and then twice a week, you're gonna break that by eating 400 more calories so for me, it's gonna be 1600 calories or more. with this, you're gonna confuse your body, making it adjust and so it's gonna go to the 1600 calorie intake state. so the next few days when u go back to your 1200-calorie diet again, it will adjust again but during the first few days, it will still work as if you're still eating 1600 calories so even though you're only eating 1200 calories, the body's still trying to burn calories as if you're eating 1600 calories... then after some days it's going to adjust again to your 1200-calorie state. it's one explanation i found with the fact that i only lose more whenever I have a cheat day. ;D

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  4. paper cups/dishes next time. as for the diet - eat anything you want, just don't swallow it! :)
    good luck. i'm in the same boat as i have to wedding to go soon. :(

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  5. you say in your bio that you are helping your 90 year old mother. Does she live with you? I have my mom that is 90 and my Dad that is 92. They live right outside my back door and I care for them 24/7.. Dad is in the hospital now and mother is not able to be alone so I have her here in the house. When dad is home he is able to help watch her. Her dementia has robbed her mind, but her body is very strong. Tough days.....

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  6. The dishes in my bowl tend to multiply as if like magic, wish the dirty fairy would have a chat with the clean fairy and get it sorted. Well done for losing your weight, it isn't easy. I do like the look of those cakes though... very tempting.

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  7. I think I've met you before. You ever teach in Houston Texas? You look very much like my History teacher.Westchester High School ?

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  8. Dieting sucks! I've just given up giving things up and try to eat smaller portions and exercise. Seems to be working a bit but probably would be better if I traded in the pizza for celery sticks!

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  9. Hi Indigo. No, I've never even been to Texas! A lot of people say I remind them of someone though. Happens a lot.

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  10. Thanks girls....we all get the weight thing I guess. I'm going to try Travelitera's suggestion of a cheat day because I know I'm going to have one this week anyway! I'm just going to stay on track and moan and groan about it. Just do it. I did just join a walking blog and commit to taking 3 walks a week with a camera. Should be fun.Thanks again.

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  11. I get an email when someone comments on my site but yes, when you comment back to me on your blog then I would have to check back on the comments to see it. I think it really stinks that way and I have seen where I comment on some people's blogs that you can just check a box that allows an email to be sent of someone comments on your comment. I haven't seen that feature on blogger though(unless I'm totally missing it), it may have been a Wordpress thing.

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  12. MMMM delicious...Stopping by from SITS. Have a great day!

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  13. Want to loose weight? Drink a gallon of water a day, eat a small meal every three hours & make sure each one of those meals contains at least 15 grams of protein. You can call me in the morning if you feel the need but I think praying will be more productive :)

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  14. Let's just skip talking about dirty dishes! and please do NOT mention ironing...hehehe!

    Hope you had a wonderful day.

    Blessings, andrea

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  15. I hear you (hang on... gotta go wash a cup... then a dish... then another flippin' cup).

    As I look to my left, I see the kitchen.

    As I look to my right, I see a mirror.

    Time to close my eyes and go to bed.

    -Dayne

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  16. I can't begin to answer all of your questions as I often wonder the same. And I have no idea how to lose weight any better than you already are. Congratulations!

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