The totally shame-free, actual-life, real-time blog where I tell all, show all--without nagging or whining (all right--maybe a little whining...)--in my attempt to stop being a fat middle-aged woman who avoids mirrors and clothing stores and start being a woman at home in her body...brought to you by a real woman, the Independent Weltha Herself. I won't give any advice, and I'm not asking for any--just companionship on my journey.

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For every woman who has ever tried to just lose the extra weight and feel good...overall and about herself...and who lived to tell the story.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day the 30th

Still Waiting....Still Waiting for the pics...

My "person"--Rack B--is getting the pics to me that he took on Sunday after church. I think they will be worth waiting for...or at least that's what he told me when he looked at them...

I have discovered that I am going to have to get creative and also rather tough with myself. I don't want to exercise. I just don't. I want to read a book or watch a movie or play Mafia Wars or experiment with this yummy new lip gloss I just Dollar Tree, by L'Oreal...for $1--and it's raspberry colored and flavored.

I think I am going to have to start just MAKING myself move. And maybe set up a star chart for 5 times a week--and more than that gets a bonus...Obviously, I don't want the bonus to be food...Let me brainstorm--and if you have some bright ideas that don't cost much or reward me with a box of Godiva, I'm your girl...

I am groovin' on steamed carrots these days...sometimes with salsa and sometimes with sunflower butter...

And the Water Project is doing much better...I'm easily drinking about 1/2 gallon with not much trouble...That great big ol' quart size Mason Jar is part of the reason. And setting a goal of drinking an entire jar by 10 am helps a lot.

Something totally cool has happened--I have been doing so well not eating junk that I am sort of loathe to break my stride and start eating any Christmas treats...and that's not a bad thing. Actually, neither of those is a bad thing--having the occasional treat is not a bad thing and not eating any is not a bad thing. I don't feel deprived. I think that might be 87.42% of the battle...

Cool thing...although the salad bar where I work isn't much, it does have fresh spinach (love that potassium...) and sliced raw mushrooms and sliced tomatoes (which are looking particularly good right now because they are actually red) and TABBOULEH! I get to have some grains, which I need, and I also get the lemon juice and vegetables in the tabbouleh. Oh, and there are sliced Spanish onions in the salad bar. Because I'm not kissing anyone after lunch at work, I go ahead and have several slices. So easy and so good for me.

In fact, I have plenty of food, but I don't eat a whole lot of it. I have to make myself eat--and I like what I'm eating AND I'm not under stress. I'm eating better and I'm just not wanting to eat a whole lot. This is HUGE!

Totally different thought--I listened to "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room" which is written by the male half of ABBA (Benny and Bjorn) and it's beautiful...on a Christmas album from the Mormon Tabernacle's my new love...

I'm going to try out a pumpkin-tofu recipe this weekend and report back. Here's hoping it will be an OMG moment. If it's decent, I'll post the recipe. I know...a recipe.

And unless it's hiney-freezing cold this weekend, girlfriend here is goin' for a walk. I mean really. Really.

Am I the only one eating tofu in stuff? I'm going to post--not today--a recipe on how to make tofu highly palatable because it is already highly digestible AND really good for you.

How is everyone doing as we approach the holidays? I mean, foodwise...any really healthy things that taste so decadent and good? Let me know...




  1. Found this quote and thought it most appropriate and extremely inspirational! Hope you enjoy......

    ‎"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child fun their fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone".....Audry Hepburn

  2. Thank you, Scott, my Independent Man! This is indeed a great and inspirational quote. It reminds me that there are many women who are "beautiful" on the outside--but there isn't much going on inside. I love Advent because it is the mini-penitential season (yes, Virginia! it is!), and it makes me examine my own life. Thank you so much for posting AND for being my friend (and favorite of all organists!)


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