Working on being healthy in body , mind , spirit..135 lbs lost, then Maintained for a few years, and lately some regained. Working on it -in and out of Pjs
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Eat More Veggies...and odds and ends
I got kinda caught up in work / exercise and didn't acknowledge Lyns Habit A Week Challenge...Eat More...veggies, new veggies, and for me since I already eat plenty of fruit and veg..I'm adding veggie soups more, turkey recipes, raw nut and fruit snacks..etc.. so far doing well on this one..
Odds and Ends 1.-- a coworker suggested and Really tried to encourage me that my husband and I adopt an orphan from Haiti...hmmm. I'm 47 and he's 36 and we both had some childhood experiences that made us realize we did not have good parenting role models. We would really want to be good parents. Not that we didn't try to have a baby. Maybe one day I'll write about the horrible gyn md appt that sent me home enraged and crying at the same time and lying in a fetal position on the floor( essentially I was too fat in his opinion at 294 for a pregnancy). ( Ok must add cuz I just remembered it...he actually told me at the appt that he usually gives a Hershey's kiss to his patients after their exam, but due to my weight he wasn't giving me one.......WTF? ) But back to the adopting a Haitian orphan my response was essentially ..." We are having enough trouble raising ourselves in a healthy way and caring for our pets and home."
I have a lot of mixed feelings on the subject in general, but thought this was kinda bizarre/weird/intriguing/thought provoking. I do hope if people who are wanting to adopt and know it's right for them that they are able to ease up any of the barriers to adoption that so many face.
2. Biggest Loser odds and ends...It seems like for this season they picked couples that fit in to type cast slots to mimic other seasons. The Tongan cousins. The twin brothers. The super blonde mom and daughter team in pink. The daughter of the purple team looks like brittany from season 5. The mom and son team with reddish blond hair in orange like the mom/son in orange season 5. It was just really, familiar....That being said I still am an avid fan and still find something in every episode that speaks to me. It was heartbreaking to see Jillian trying to break through the wall of anger and avoidance of feeling that Migdalia of the green team was feeling. That was familiar for me...
4. Quick rant.. I paid one month ahead on my mortgage last year so that I would be ahead. My mortgage company harasses me if I don't pay the mortgage on the 1st which is why I paid the extra month ahead. grrrrrrrrrrrr
5. and a funny ...my husband eats these frozen chinese meals in little chinese take out cartons..our dog pooter who is a major food addict chichuachua peke lurves to lick plates and containers..got her entire head in to the container and was on the sofa with her head stuck in the container looking around in slow motion..it was truly hilarious..just imagine..:)
I'm a Geek for many things: Food, Pajamas, Coffee, Chocolate, Movies, Books, getting and being fit and healthy, 80's music, and the list goes on and on .....A nurse, a diabetic, I've lost over 130 lbs and have more to go . And I actually enjoy working out.
I chose the names of Ms. PJ Geek and PJ and Pounds because I have happy memories of childhood, coming in dirty and sweaty from playing in the yard. Then taking a bath, putting on a fresh nightgown and feeling all new again . I felt like a princess. Fresh renewal. .........
All names and situations will be changed to protect the innocent and the guilty, and so I can keep my job. While I am a nurse, I do not intend this to be a blog with specific directions or guidelines for healthcare. And.....though I have a college degree, that was a long time ago ya'll, and I don't remember proper punctuation or grammar.