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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day the Second (11/9/2010)

Oh, what to do--what to do?

Here I am on Day 2, and this is what I'm doing:

  1. Thinking about getting my rebounder out of the closet. You know rebounders--those little trampolines that you jog or run on. Very big deal back in the 80s. My doctor at the time said that they stimulate the lymph system. All I know is that I can jog on it without having to get some dandy outfit, or run in Tulsa's vile heat or piercing cold, or expose myself to the smart alecks on Riverside Drive yelling, "Run, Granny, run!" And I can watch a movie at the same time...oh yeah, rebounder comin' out of the closet today...
  2. Drinking plenty of water...I have the worst time with this. I literally have to get a quart mason jar, fill it with water and give myself a time limit ("Drink it by 2 pm or you're chuggin' it...")
  3. Eating yogurt--mostly because I got it last week and I'm not going to throw it out. It's plain, organic and I've been adding honey, fresh blueberries and walnuts for the antioxidents. I feel so virtuous...
  4. Trying to eat raw baby carrots. I know carrots are good for me--my friend Jennifer said she read somewhere that if all you do is eat one carrot a day, you're way ahead of the game no matter what else you have been doing. I wonder if that counts if you faceplanted into a pumpkin cheesecake. Of course, pumpkin is a yellow vegetable, so perhaps pumpkin cheesecake is indeed a health's this sort of sophistry that has me up in the Big Girl Clothes...
  5. Realizing that no matter "how good it is for you", it doesn't count if you can't make yourself eat it. So...I need to lightly steam the carrots (because that brings out their sweetness and makes them eat) and make some sort of dip I can drizzle on. No, I'm not going out and buying a big ol' tub of "Rainch"...the mayo of the new millenium, complete with extra salt...
  6. I want to make this yummy-licious Thai inspired peanut-butter drizzle for the wee carrot tykes...all natural ingredients. Will post this on another day once I have actually MADE it again...
  7. Trying to eat an apple every day. Haven't had my apple yet.
  8. Really want to eat an orange, but that's a project. Still, an orange is so sweet and yummy.

Here's what I'm trying to do--ADD foods that are good for me and ignore the fact that I'm nervously waiting to see when my Coca-Cola jonez is comin' back...

And make myself get on that rebounder. Will she do it? Tune in tomorrow...


  1. I was addicted to MT DEW - it was my crack habit. I finally gave it up a year ago when the doctor told me my blood sugar was too high (but not quite at diabetic levels).

    It took me a long time to adjust to drinking water but now I can't stand anything else except juice. Supposedly ice water helps increase your metabolism. I don't know about that but I can't stand water unless its ice cold so...

  2. Well, hello there, Weltha! :) I have got you in Google Reader under the heading "Family and Friends" and cannot wait to see what your journey here on this blog brings to you. I wish you every success on not only handling the weight, but in chronicaling that journey here.


  3. I find that strawberries are also a lovely treat when mixed with plain, organic yogurt. The sweetness of the strawberries balances some of the bitterness of the yogurt.

    I struggle most with trying not to drink my calories. My healthiest times are when I am off caffeine and thus feel the freedom to drink water or even tea without *needing* the caffeine fix. (She says as she sips her latte....) Ah well, it's a work in progress. Love your blog!


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