Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 11: Raspberry Sherbet & Chocolate Chips

The happiest life is that
which constantly exercises
and educates
what is best in us.
Inspirational Song
The Eagle and the Hawk
John Denver

The Done and the Undone of the Day
I ended the day with a 1/2 cup of fat free raspberry sherbet and a 1/2 tablespoon of mini semisweet chocolate chips. Delicious!

Before that I talked for more than an hour with an old friend. Wondrous how you can talk to someone like you just talked yesterday, when it's really been years in between.

I felt irritated with having to follow a food plan today, but I did it. And I stayed within my calorie count, even though I had visions of going to a pizza joint sitting outside with a nice pizza and some beer. I seldom drink beer, but the thought taunted me.

I am disappointed with my lack of structured, consistent exercise. I've had some successes--walked the dog last night after my post, walked on the treadmill for part of the time while I watched the 650 lb loser. . . the mini exercise bike. But I'm not walking in the morning when I get up with the dog and not consistently doing anything. And I feel torn because I don't want to dwell too much on what I'm "not" doing for fear it will set me off in a downward negative spiral and negate what I am doing. . . still. . .I want to do more. I know once that damn burn stops in the those fatty paunches on my thighs, it will feel good.

I like being nutritiously self righteous--paying big bucks for decadent fresh raspberries and blackberries. There has to be a place in my future for being physically self righteous. And only I can start it.


  1. Another great song blog. And you inspire me, too. I really want to do better, just after reading your blog.

  2. Lovely nightcap! You're headed in a wonderful direction. You know that? Like me, you're aware of your strengths and weaknesses---and you're making changes to ballance it all.

    I think you're doing fabulous. It's always a wonderful thing to follow your success!

    My best

  3. One thing at a time! You are making good food choices, connecting with friends and you are exercising! I found during my large weight loss journey that often times I had to will myself to do what I knew needed to be done - but then, my heart followed that desire, and the enjoyment came!

    Keep up your good work!

  4. I have to plan out exercise as rigorously as I plan out my food. Make it a high priority item; the benefits are enormous.


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