Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day Day 208 Where Did It GO?

I am a creature of habit, more so than anybody I have ever known. That fact has served me well in the past and that fact has screwed me in the past. I mean I got well over 300 pounds because I developed a habit of a heck of a lot of snacking on a heck of a lot of unhealthy food. But, in this new lifestyle, I have developed the habit of no more than 700 calories before 5 o clock, a morning workout every day but on of the week, I have to have in 80 of water by noon, etc etc. Now, one of my pre lifestyle change habits was to sit on the couch, watch tv, and often use my belly as a table for the drink I had, the bowl or plate that had whatever snack I had at the time, but most often, for the remote or my cell phone. I would sit there and just veg out, watch tv, and be a slob. So for the first time in quite some time, I actually sat on my couch and watched tv yesterday. I got involved in Top Shot, a show on the History Channel about these people that are well known shooters that are expected to use a variety of weapons on shooting challenges. Anyway, I got drawn in for a couple of hours yesterday, and Kathy wasn't feeling well so the couch was empty. I sat and watched tv and here is a memory for me for the rest of my lifetime! I was in my tv watching position, all relaxed, terrible posture, ready to veg, and I went to put the tv remote on my former "table" and it slid right down!!! I am sure that reading it is not as hilarious as experiencing it, but dang I laughed so hard. It fell right into my lap and for about 2 seconds, it stunned me!! I had no idea how to react then I laughed and laughed!

ON a much less funny note, I am dealing with some weird injury in my side/rib cage. I got it when I was pushing Lauren down the hill during the storm the other day. I fell over at the bottom of the hill and felt a tweeking sensation on my right just below the rib cage. It hurt a little, but it went away immediately. But, it has hung on and it effects me if I bend down or twist just right. I jogged with it yesterday and it did ok on level ground, but hurt on inclines. Not unbearable pain, but certainly let you know it is there pain. I hope to shake that pretty quick! I am thinking I am going to make this mornings and afternoons workouts just some moderately intense walking on the treadmill. Well I just looked at my weather bug and it says that it is 34 here. I may just bundle up and do some outside walking this morning. I haven't done a 5 miler in a couple or three weeks. That could be fun. I love the introspection time I get when I walk like that.

Today is the Super Bowl. I have to admit, I have not got the usual excitement I do for the game. I am not particularly invested in the game, don't really care who wins. This just isn't a sexy Super Bowl matchup. We are, in theory at least, going to the Hunters and celebrating. We are watching the weather real close to see how that shakes out. The weather folks are saying sleet and snow and they live around 20 miles away, so if the road conditions look too bad, we may be watching at home! I hope not because we bought a huge batch of cupcakes and I would hate to be looking at those for as long as it would take to get rid of them! I hope everyone has a great Super Bowl Sunday and that you enjoy yourself without causing feeling so guilt!! as for me, I will have a hamburger, some sausage balls and maybe possibly a cup cake, but I will definitely be keeping this coming Friday on my mind. I need me to be pulling into One-derland baby, and that train is on the express track!!!



6 comments:

  1. What a great non scale victory regarding the remote!!
    hope your side feels better soon. Im not into the game either, but I will watch for the commercials and black eyed peas performance at halftime

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  2. Love it!! I was cracking up reading your post!

    I'm not a football fan but my kiddos can't wait for our mini Superbowl "party" so I'll fake excitement for them!!! I do love watching the commercials though!

    Takee it easy with your injury!!

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  3. Hey! I just saw your comment on my blog and I aske myself the same questions too.......that's EXACTLY why I get so frustrated at times when the scale doesn't move!!! :-)

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  4. That remote story is HILARIOUS! What a great feeling :)

    Hope the injury goes away quickly :)

    As far as the Superbowl-bleh! We were downtown yesterday, and there were all these pushy tourists talking all loud and asking directions. IRRITATING. I could care less about the teams. . . if we can't have a first ever Superbowl tie I guess I'm going for the Packers so the Steelers don't tie Dallas's Superbowl win record. . . at least that's what my hubby is telling me to believe :D

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  5. Ha! What a great NSV. I just had to bring some treats with me to work. I bought them for a hockey party that ended up not happening. If they had sat in my house I would have munched on them over time. It was just easier to bring them to the office and stick them in the breakroom for co-workers.

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  6. Great job on losing that "table!" Be sure to get your side checked out by a professional and don't over due yourself today on walking and exercise.

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