Thursday, April 13, 2006

2 pounds down!, and Easter weekend happenings

digital scaleWeighed myself and I was down 2 pounds this morning to 145.6. Still too high, but under 147 at least. Still have a ways to go. Tomorrow's menu isn't shaping up too well, but once the strawberries and bread are gone - which they will be after tomorrow - it should be much easier.

I will get this weight off!

I'll plan my menus for next week tonight and without the bread and fruit I should be able to get the carbs down without too much trouble. I'll sub in some raw veggies to munch on in place of the strawberries and use Romaine leaves instead of bread.

At least it was sunny and warm today, so I walked to work from the BART station, stopping off at Starbucks for decaffeinated chai tea with sugar free vanilla syrup. Yummy and almost no calories!

I'm going to the traditional Good Friday service tomorrow from noon to 3 (scroll down to "Good Friday" on link). Ouch! Thursdays I'm up late doing laundry. I just checked the bus schedule and I need to be out the door a little before 11 a.m., showered, dressed, and ready for the weekend. Obviously, there will be no time to cook or pack lunches. Hopefully I can cook the ground beef tonight while the clothes are washing, and then prepare my lunches when I get home from church. If I get up at 8:30 tomorrow - very early for me because I work second shift - I should be able to have coffee, shower, have breakfast, and grab a meal bar as I head out the door. That way when I get hungry I'll have a Atkins-approved snack to munch on.

I'm skipping the Easter vigil this year. The church I've been going to is just too liberal for my tastes. I feel worse about it than St. Paul's where I will be Easter Sunday morning, and that church is a lot of fluff.

I got the church bulletin last night and surprise! we are not doing Christ the Lord is Risen Today! Sad, because I love that song and we are having no Sunday service. At least we are doing Go to Dark Gethsemane, one of my favorite Good Friday songs.

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Brad said...

Not for you V, but juts FYI to those who hit the blog. Good info. Lord be with you all and Happy Resurrection day. Soon it will be Sunday forever.

Brad said...

Read this!

The One Lie That Half of All Women Tell
Women are so obsessed with their bodies--in a negative, unhealthy way--that fully half of them admit to lying about their weight and almost a third cut the size labels out of their clothing. What's more women want to lose on average 19 pounds. That's the word from a new poll of more than 5,000 women for Britain's Grazia magazine that found that only one in 50 women is actually happy with the way her body looks. Perhaps the most alarming findings are that most women worry about their body every 15 minutes, while almost one-third worry about how they look "every waking minute," reports the BBC News.

Look out, ladies! Find out the three types of lies men most often tell--and them tell them about 10 percent of the time.

Here are other disturbing findings from the Grazia poll:
--Seven out of 10 women think life would improve if they had a "better" body.
--If a woman steps on the scale in the morning and sees she is two pounds heavier, it can ruin her day.
--Women have tried a range of extreme measures, including laxatives and fasting, to lose weight.
--Virtually all the respondents said they had dieted at one point in their lives with 41 percent admitting they constantly watch what they eat.

Find out the surprising No. 1 body shape for women.

What are the most hated body parts?
Thighs: 87 percent
Waist: 79 percent
Breasts: 65 percent
Feet: 65 percent
Face: 59 percent
Teeth: 57 percent
What body parts do women like? Only one: Fifty-four percent cited their "slimmish ankles."

Guys who are good-looking and know it may be dangerous, and the reason is quite disturbing.

Because women are so harshly critical of their bodies, their relationship with food is filled with contradictions. Grazia editor Jane Bruton told the BBC News, "We might have a Diet Coke with a doughnut or skip lunch because we're going out for dinner. Many women are constantly thinking 'Shall I eat it? Shall I not eat it?'"

Women who skip this one food or just eat less of it are far less likely to be overweight or obese. Click to find out what it is.

Are concerns such as this an illness? The U.K.'s Eating Disorders Association says no. However, anorexia and bullimia typically begin when a woman has a "distorted" body image. "We all have days where we think we shouldn't have that extra biscuit. That's very different to having a psychological illness, which is what an eating disorder is," Susan Ringwood, chief executive of the Eating Disorders Association told the BBC. "But all eating disorders begin with a distorted relationship with food and how you feel about your body."

Newbirth said...

My ankles are okay, but the body part I like best is my collarbones. :)

Brad said...

Yes, they really shine, and were so lovely at your sister's wedding. =-)
But, what I realize is when you get older and youth fades,you shall still be the wonderful Victoria you are today.

Annnnd those collar bones and ankles too, will still be as lovely...!

Your friends love you for you, not the sum of your parts or what you look like, as beautiful as that is.

Lord Be with you always and bring you His peace.

Thanks for the studies and the poems.
Love the poetry and the Bible verse presentations. B

Thanks V!