Friday, November 28, 2008


So after my post the other day about being thankful, I made a decision. I had read an article in Real Simple magazine about keeping a gratitude journal. The article stated that people who kept a gratitude journal felt more in control of their life, had better self esteem and self worth, could cope more easily with trauma, and improved health. The participants got an average of a half hour more sleep each night and were more likely to exercise. I am going to start my journal on December 1st. My attitude lately has been pretty sour. I am not sure if it is because winter is here or work is getting more stressful, but it needs to change. I am not appreciating the things in my life that I should. I will update everyone on my progress.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Giving Thanks!

I just want to take a quick minute to give thanks for the wonderful things in my life. I know the holidays can be very hectic and chaotic, and many of us tend to forget the more meaningful things about the season. I am going to work very hard this year to enjoy every minute, and appreciate all I have. I encourage everyone to do the same. Have a happy turkey day.

What I am thankful for:

My wonderful husband

The lovey-dovey labrador

My great family

Everyone's health

The quiet and peaceful life we lead

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Harsh reality.

I went to the doctor on Thursday and was faced with the reality that I have been denying, I have gained twenty pounds since last year. Just typing this is making me grind my teeth. At this time last year I was working nights, living off lean cuisines', espresso, and orange flavored trident. I always felt nauseous from the crazy schedule, so my diet was repulsive. No fruits, veggies, or health. When I found a new job during the day, my body grasped to every bit of sugar and fat, as if I was going to starve. Also the new job provides many naughty snacks. I knew I was gaining weight but I felt so unhealthy before, my clothes were hanging off me. Anyway my doctor wants me to lose ten pounds, good luck this time of year! Goodbye eggnog lattes, pumpkin cheesecake, and every other sinful holiday treat. Maybe if I get some self control we can meet again. My game plan is to cut my portions down, snack on fruits/veggies, and get more exercise. I will keep you all updated. Off to go out to dinner with friends-wish me luck.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sugar and illness.

As you know last night was Halloween and we had some really fun plans. We were going to a friend's costume party, to have a wonderful night. Earlier this week Ryan and I came down with a nasty cold. Poor Ryan can't breathe and I can't stop coughing. What a great couple we make. So needless to say we stayed in to hand out candy. There must have been a memo sent around the neighborhood letting everyone know that our house is quarantined. We have sooo much candy left it makes my teeth hurt. We had about a quarter of the trick-or-treaters we did last year? The worst part is I bought candy I don't like, so I won't be tempted to eat it. Now what do I do with a giant bowl of candy that I can't stand. :(