You won’t get a third chance….

Fool me once…shame on you
Fool me twice…shame on me
Use me once…shame on you
Use me twice…shame on me
Lie to me once…shame on you
Lie to me twice…shame on me


Wednesday and I’m feeling pretty good

It’s day three of my new attitude and it’s going pretty well.  I’ve managed to stay within my calorie range and do some form of exercise every day.  I haven’t been overly hungry either.  Yesterday, around 5pm, I got a little grumbly, but it wasn’t horrible.  I made turkey chili for dinner which was better than I expected it to be. It was only 213 calories per serving.  For an additional 228 calories, I had real cheese on the top.  Very delicious and filling. I have managed to lose 1.8 pounds. I know that I shouldn’t be weighing myself everyday, but the Wii Fit does it for me every time I use it. I am determined to do this.

The doctor visit…life is going to change!!!

Well, my doctor’s visit went almost exactly how I thought it would.  My weight (which I will NEVER tell anyone) was worse than I thought and was a HUGE wake-up call.  The doctor was tough but very understanding.  I told him what has been keeping me from taking better care of myself: 1. the cost of healthy food, 2. laziness, 3. health insurance coverage sucking, 4. stress from money problems, 5. being in pain.  He actually sat and listened to me.  He and I talked about several things we can look into doing to help with the weight loss.  He was truly supportive and told me he will be there to help me succeed.  I will be going for blood work on Wednesday and yes ladies…I’ll be going for my boob squishing (mammogram) in the near future.  I am more determined than I’ve ever been to do this.

A letter to my body

Dear Body,

I wanted to write to thank you for hanging around.  I know I haven’t always been good to you, yet you’ve always been there for me.

I am going to the doctor today. I am hoping that he will help me to help you.  I have been trying to lose weight forever, so that you can work better and feel better.  I always start out really good, but something stops me.  I am sorry about that.  I will be talking to the doctor today about ways that I can actually reach one of my weight loss goals.  I have NEVER managed to reach any of my weight lost goals, no matter how small I make them.  This is very disappointing.  I would like to stop disappointing you, so I am going to officially ask for help. 

Thanks for being there for me.  I will give you an update when I return from the doctor.



Facebook is ruining my ability to complain.

It used to be I could post my status HONESTLY and get things off my chest.  I used to feel better as soon as I got the little, annoying things that happen down in a humorous way.  I can’t do this anymore due to several reasons.  I think I will need to take up kick-boxing or meditation to work off the frustration of not being able to say what is on my mind.

Don’t get me wrong.  I love Facebook for keeping in touch with friends, but to honestly express my thoughts and feelings on everyday stuff, it isn’t good.  If anyone wants to know how I REALLY feel, they will just have to send me a private email.

My niece McKayla

I just got the good news that my niece McKayla (pictured here) is getting out of the hospital.  She’s doing better but still needs everyone’s prayers.  I wanted to thank everyone for keeping McKayla and the family in your thoughts and prayers.  There is great power in prayer, as you can see by this beautiful little girls smile.

Your assignment, if you choose to accept it…

The schools here, apparently, assign the students books that they have to read to get a grade but they do NOT provide a copy of the book to the students. (they did when I was in school)  Oh no….they send them to the library to get it.  How many copies of “A Raisin In The Sun” do they think the libraries have???   What I want to know is, what are they using the taxpayers money in the school system for? Obviously not books.  We used to get a copy of the book when it was assigned and once we finished the assignments, we turned the book back and got the NEXT assigned book.   I am absolutely floored at this.  We were out of  “A Raisin In The Sun” books, so people were checking out the DVDs so their kids could do the assignment.  HOW DOES THIS HELP A CHILD LEARN TO READ????