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
Monday, July 9, 2012
from google..cool raspberry photo
I have fond memories of the first time I saw the Prince video for Raspberry Beret. It was 1985 and I was a young 21 years old. I was staying at a Days Inn in Macon, Georgia for a couple of days to take the Nursing state boards test for my Rn license. It was 5 am and I couldn't sleep because it was the second day of tests and (OMG! there were no maternity questions on the first day of the exam, so I was cramming). I'd just gotten up to take a shower and turned on MTV ( yep this was when they actually showed videos). Suddenly I'm dancing around in my pink pjs (coinkydink) and I'm feeling good and I remember thinking "I must remember that this was the first time I saw this video". Because it was so fun and I needed to lighten up -even though my whole career was sitting on this one test. And, I passed the state boards and became an RN.
So sometimes when I eat raspberries I take that little trip down memory lane. It was a raspberry kind of day.
Breakfast -raspberries, Morning star maple flavored sausage, almond butter, mixed Berry scone.
Lunch: 2 pieces of thin crust veggie pizza and a salad of arugala/ spinach/raspberries/shaved parmesan/walnuts/basalmic vingegar.
Snack: cottage cheese with raspberries, strawberries, kashi warm cinnamon cereal, cinnamon and a little sugar free maple syrup.
dinner--only raspberry-free meal of the day
dessert-50 calories Vitamuffin chocolate thingee heated, a few spoons of toasted coconut/vanilla yogurt, and Raspberries.
And on the rare occasion I hear Prince singing that song, I still dance.
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.