Thursday, March 30, 2006

Why can't I do the things I know are right?

I'm having a Saint Paul kind of day! The kind where he says he knows what he should do but doesn't do it. I'm reading the Sugar Solution while I eat chocolate chips. Is there irony in there someplace?I know all the things I need to do to stay healthy. Why don't I do them? I know I should get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, eat lots of fiber, fruit, and vegetables and a little protein and dairy. Leave the refined sugars alone. That's it in a nutshell. So why can't I get motivated to change what I'm doing? Am I waiting for a heart attack or stroke that I think I'll somehow survive? Maybe I'd like to have diabetes!

Is anybody out there that would like to help me get motivated and accountable? I'll take suggestions please!

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Sugar Solution

I am going to try out a new diet. It is based on the glycemic index of foods. Everything I've been reading in this book is striking a chord with me. On the front of the book are phrases like, Memory lapses? Mood swings? Weight Issues? Mental fuzziness? All of these apply to me. Especially the memory lapses and mental fuzziness! I think I must be insulin resistant. Hopefully the tips in this book will turn things around for me.

Maybe mental fuzziness was my excuse for almost knocking myself out today. I was unloading a wheelchair from my bus and it was pouring down rain. I had my hood from my jacket on and it was in my eyes. I know I have to duck when I go out the lift door, but today for some reason, I didn't duck enough. I hit the top of my head squarely on the top of the lift door. Yow that hurt! I think I said "Dad burn it." I hope that was all I said! I literally saw stars. My head is still sore tonight.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

My Darling Husband

Today I was the envy of every woman that I work with. This afternoon the flower delivery man showed up at work. We are all interested when this happens because we want to know who the lucky person is. Today was my day! The flower man had not one, but two dozen long stemmed, assorted color roses for me. Yesterday was our anniversary, but the flowers didn't get delivered until today. I actually liked it this way because it was totally unexpected and joyfully accepted. Thanks honey for putting a smile on my face all afternoon!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

I love my weekends, but I especially love Sunday afternoons. The lazier the better. I get ready for the coming week on Saturday, by doing the laundry, the grocery shopping and the cleaning, and then Sundays are mine. After church and a quick dinner, I have the rest of the afternoon to do what I want.
Sometimes I work on my scrapbooks, or read or watch a movie on TV. Once in a while, I get a cooking bug and cook a bunch of meals that I can re-heat during the week. It makes my life easier during the work week if I do that.
I still have two daughters at home, so sometimes we go to a movie, but I really do like my Sundays quiet. It's the day of the week that I can meditate and solve problems.