Friday, September 07, 2007


I just read something......a little motivational sentence that is absolutely GREAT!

Think of yourself as a toy train. All toy trains derail now & then. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off & get back on track.


Have you hit a brick wall? Aim higher & jump over it.

Meanwhile, lunch is over. I had a salad (spinach leaves, carrots, green peppers, celery, onions) topped with lite dressing (2 points) and homemade croutons (1 slice of ww bread 0---5 sprays of liquid butter 0----seasoning such as molly mcbutter...0....then toast them in the oven for a short amount of time until crisp...YUMMY), homemade applesauce (made with splenda...yummy) and a 100 cal pack (actually it was the weight watchers honey mustard pretzels...nice and salty). I feel satisfied. Not hungry...pleasantly satisfied! :-) I have my grapes for my mid-afternoon snack left sitting here on my desk. (oh yeah...I've had a few of the Eclipse sugar free mints....onions on the salad ya know)


Last night after I wrote my entry, I went into the living room and laid on the couch, feeling sorry for myself. I couldn't put a finger on what was wrong. And I still don't know for sure. However, Todd came over to me and asked me what was wrong. Without thinking, I blurted out, "I'm hungry and I want to eat." I know for a fact that I wasn't really hungry. It was a total emotional eating moment. (nope, I didn't succumb to the pressure either!) But then I went on and babbled about how much I miss this food and that food...and this restaurant and that restaurant. It was almost as if I was mourning the loss of a friend. Yes, I know that I can eat any of these foods. However, I can't eat them in the abundance and regularity that I used to eat these old "friends". After my crying jag, I laid on the couch for a while longer....still unmotivated and not wanting to get off my butt and exercise. BUT, I perservered. No, I didn't do the most energetic and butt kicking workout. BUT, I did get up and do Dance Dance Revolution! Did it make me feel better. Not really. :-) But I was very proud that I did it anyway!

This morning we got up early and went walking on the battlefield. It really is a gorgeous place to walk. Especially in the morning when it is not inundated with tourists...and when the dew is still on the crops in the field...and the sun is just peeking out! It was nice to be out. BUT, the really cool thing about our walk. We swung around and we were cutting through the visitor center parking lot. We ran into someone that I waited on when I worked at the deli. One of his first comments was, "Look at you, Skinny!" Makes one feel good. Yeah, my family compliments me, and I totally appreciate it. However, it really means something coming from someone that you barely know!

I'm resisting temptation. Everyone here at work ordered out.... I'm sticking with my salad and fruit! :-) Todd and I are thinking of going out tonight though. So that made the decision a bit easier...becuase I don't want to blow my points only to eat my lunch in the breakroom by myself. I'd rather enjoy it with my husband.

Wow....I'm reading an article about getting the best exercise/walking shoe. As for the fitting of the shoes. Some of it seemed like common sense. But who would have thought about buying your shoes (getting fitted for them) at the end of the day.

Fitting guidelines for walking shoesHere are some general guidelines to consider when getting fitted for a new pair of walking shoes.
Have the salesperson take dimensions of both feet since there may be differences. Take measurements while standing, as feet expand when bearing weight. Base new shoe size on these measurements, not on previous shoe size.
Take foot measurements at the end of the day, since feet tend to swell throughout the course of the day.
Try on and lace up both walking shoes (left and right) while wearing regular socks. Stand up and walk around to make sure the fit is correct.
Never buy walking shoes that immediately feel too tight. Though they will go through a break-in period, if walking shoes initially feel very tight, they are too small.