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
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
One of the ways I stuck with great diet control during my big losing phase was avoiding social functions that focused on food. Church food events at our church are notorious. In the last 4 years I've only been to a couple of the yearly dozens of events because I knew I would be obsessing over the good food. I'd tried and tried but all those goodies were just too overwhelming.
This year the ladies Garden party is coming around and I wanted to go . No more missing out on life. It's a dinner served in a garden setting--think SouthernLiving styled tables under Oak trees with chandeliers and candles and flowers everywhere. It's fun to get dolled up and float around in the garden in floaty, spring clothes. All I need is a hat.
This year I signed up to bring the veggie tray and I bought the ingredients last night. I start with a Kroger veggie tray and then transfer it to a nicer serving dish with added veggies and cheese. Stocked up at Krogers last night. I'm cleaning up the kitchen and brewing coffee this morning and I mention to my husband that I'll be out tonight.
Hubby "Oh, the garden party is next week." I look at my little girly invite. sho nuff. ME "Darn, We'll be eating crudites all week then. That's a big ooops!."
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.