Thursday, February 11, 2010

Do you Mean it this Time?

Today I have a dental appointment for a check-up, cleaning, and to fix a filling that is coming out. I hate going to the dentist.
 I think the worst shots to give someone is probably in their gums.
They'll probably give me some to numb me up. Did I mention that I'm pretty used to shots? My twins were conceived through IVF. I know shots. I had them every day sometimes twice or three times a day for four months. The dentist's shots kill me every time.
The good thing about going to the dentist and having your teeth cleaned is that you don't really feel like eating and getting your teeth all dirty again afterwards.
At least, that's how I feel every time I go there.

Today's Menu
2 corn tortillas, 1/6 cup cheese, 1 oz. roast beef
7 almonds
Campbell's Select Soups (chicken, veggies), 5 crackers
14 almonds
2 oz. spaghetti, 1 cup sauce, 4 oz. lean ground turkey
1 WW cookie

I'm taking the day off from my normal workout routine.

During the 6 hours that I sat in the car from a previous road trip,
I found something interesting from Dr. Oz's You on a Diet.
He says that aspertame (sweet stuff in diet sodas) turns into formaldehyde in your digestive system.
All I keep picturing is the sad little fetal pig that my friend R and I had to dissect when we were in Physiology our senior year. Oh... and the smell... yuck.
I'm officially grossed out and hoping that I will never crave a diet soda again.
I've gone over a month without the stuff, and I'm so glad.

A couple of days ago my mom asked me if I really mean it this time.
You've been asked this question before. I'm sure of it.
"Do you really mean to lose this weight and keep it off this time?"
I told her that I do.
I don't want these health problems anymore.
I don't want to be on medications for the rest of my life.
I have a lot to look forward to with my husband and my children.
It's so much work and so hard too to lose all this weight.

This girl IS losing it, and she's keeping it off for good.

Have a happy and healthy day!


Amberly said...

I hate that question... of course depending on how it's asked.. Sometimes it can be encouraging... but most of the time it's not.
"Yes I really do mean it this time!!! Now stop questioning my integrity based on previous failures... and support me!"
Okay... now that that's off my chest....

coachannagray said...

Congrats on your Journey to health and fitness! Keep it up.