Sunday, February 26, 2012
Episode 54: Starbucks Sunday
It is a beautiful day today. The sun is shining, leaving golden streaks of light across the floors, there is soft music playing over the loud speakers and the woosh and swirl of coffee drinks being made fill the air as well as the chatter of my fellow diners. My keyboard clicks pleasantly, and the cares of my week sort of melt away. It is Starbucks Sunday, and I sit in my neighborhood Starbucks, typing up a new blog post and enjoying the companionship of AM.
It's funny sitting here, drinking my Grande Skinny Cafe Mocha (which we figured at 4 points) and eating my Noah's Everything Bagel Thin with Garlic Cream Cheese and Lox (7 points), for a satisfying, healthyish breakfast. AM really fell into my Sunday morning routine pretty quickly, and nearly every other day of the week, is trying to feed me healthy foods like vegetables (gasp!) and fruits (swoon!) and even... even.. some Pho soup, which he makes pretty well!
The last couple of weeks haven't been entirely good for my diet though. My birthday came and went with two different chocolate cakes (I totally *don't* recommend the Chewy Fudge Bistro Cake from Safeway if you aren't prepared to die in a decadent chocolate heaven and want to eat the entire thing in one evening... which I did with the help of a few of my friends) and Valentine's Day as well as one of my students selling Girl Scout cookies. Thin Mints are evil little minions of the diet devils! AM finally hid the box of cookies for me on the top shelf of our kitchen storage in a place that I can't get to unless I use the foot stool. So, they are safe for now.
So, we are rededicating ourselves to the idea of tracking points again, reading articles on the Weight Watchers website, and doing Wii Fit and walking to melt off the weight. It is just as easy to buy and eat healthy food as it is to buy and eat junk food. There is a sign at the Weight Watchers that says "If you don't buy it, you can't eat it" and I was looking at that sign and thinking about how that is so true. If I don't buy the healthy foods, I can't eat healthy foods and get myself better. If I don't buy the junk foods, I won't eat them because they won't be at my house. I think that's a fairly good idea. And with time, I will start to look at the vegetable aisle more than the cookie aisle; I will start to scope out the flavored waters instead of the Monsters; I will make a berry cobbler rather than a whole tray of cinnamon rolls. I will be a healthier, happier person... and I will love myself more for it.
I have been eating a lot healthier than I was before, and amazingly enough, I am seeing the rewards. My skin is clearer, my moods aren't fluctuating nearly as rapidly, and I can almost say that my bipolar disorder is a thing of the past. I still get sad, and I still get happy, but everything seems so much more controllable.
I am happy... and that is the best thing in the world. Thank you to all of my friends and family for helping me to take care of myself. Thanks most to AM who is helping me be a better person.
Love, lollipops and hugs!
P.S. I do plan on posting more often. Hopefully I can get back to nearly daily updates. I have a lot to think about and.. Spring Break in 2 weeks! Woot woot!!
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