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.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day the 96th

I've been in a tizzy, as my mom used to say, and I'm glad the tizzy is about over.

But the nice thing (if there is one) about a tizzy is that you don't eat much. Although I DID go to Old School Bagel Cafe today and I DID get a Breakfast Bagel With Ham On Asiago from Scott the Bagelman. It was great. GREAT. And I sat next to these nice strangers named Leslie and Steve--she was having lox and cream cheese on an Everything. Next time, that's what I'm goin' for (if I don't get the spicy Wasabi Bomb...)

It's a beautiful and busy Saturday here in My Town, and the weather is warming up, the icy streets are becoming clear and dry, and generally, people are gettin' out and gettin' on wit' it. Including Sister Wood here.

Yesterday at work, the salad bar was on its last legs so I had lots of macaroni salad and some potato salad. My thinking was: I need lots of calories because I've hardly eaten lately (this is true--trick your body every so often so it doesn't think "Yikes, I'm starving so I'm hanging on to this fat.") and I so seldom eat carbs. Nothing at all wrong with carbs. This is true--but it's good to get "good carbs" such as rice pasta, which is becoming very easy to find--even at Wal*Mart. AND I ate too much. Moral of the story--I felt yicky. Good to know. Too many carbs will make you feel awful. carbs. Eat slowly digesting ones. Eat more rice and less wheat and corn, I've been told. Don't eat too much. Hmmmm....sounds like good advice to me.

Many thanks to The Ringmaster for her comment on yesterday's blog post. I much appreciate it--and you inspire me, too.

I love losing weight. I love putting clothes on and they are looser, or starting to fit or whatever. I love, love, love it. I love getting compliments. I love looking in the mirror and my face (and butt) are thinner. I really enjoy this part of it.

And what else I love is that I don't need as much of my prescription meds. Who knew? Well, apparently lots of people, but do Americans listen? No....we tend to say, "Where's the pill to...lower my blood pressure, even out my mood swings, etc.?" Nothing wrong with prescription meds if you need it--but it's not too great an idea (I don't think) to use them as first resort in every situation. Some people need blood pressure meds. Period. I say "go for it." But if better diet, exercise, etc. help, then why take the meds?

Okay, okay...I'm not telling anyone what to do. I'm just saying...try the natural route first. Eat a LOT less salt. Or whatever it is. Get exercise. And I'm speakin' to me on that one...

Happy day, happy day. The ring is still tight on my finger and my weight registers at 225...which I think means I actually weigh less...and yes, I'm smiling as I write this.

We can do this. I can do this. Thanks for ridin' along with me...



1 comment:

  1. Ty & I enjoy a wonderful bagel with lox, cream cheese, red onion, and cucumber on an all grain bagel every once in a while. Sooo good. Understand about eating too much of good stuff. Ate grilled salmon for supper but had Ahi Tuna as an appetizer. Boy did my tummy complain about that! I lost about 20 pounds too, but have held steady the last 6 weeks - way too cold to go out lately. Have another 30 to drop. I use BP meds cause I'm am max stressed. I'm hoping losing more weight will help. Very inspirational reading your blogs. Keep up the good work and remember you are not alone in your journey.


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