Yesterday was such a great day on the blogs. Lots of good information, insights, and encouragement. Add in some fantastic recipe ideas, and exercise help, and THAT is what the whole blogworld is for. So today is mostly to link you to some of the great articles and recipes that helped me.
I also want to thank all of you for the encouragement you offered over the past few days. My eating has been spot-on the past few days, and I am more hopeful that the only disappearing act around here will be a wee bit of weight.
So, first blog I read yesterday morning was another excellent entry by Lori explaining the difference between motivation (temporary) and dedication (long-term.) This was so well thought out. Many of us probably have the idea of this in our minds, but having the thoughts written out really helps.
Next I stopped in to see what Vickie was thinking about. She was thinking about body image, and changing your perception/accepting your imperfections. But she also had a very good P.S. regarding NOW is the time to do it. It just gets harder and harder each decade to lose the weight. And to that I said a hearty ‘AMEN.’ Because I lost a lot of weight when I was 24 years old, and it was a lot different than this journey of losing weight at 50 and after menopause.
Next stop, the excellent weight maintenance blog Refuse to Regain, and an entry by my favorite author, Lynn, the lady who introduced me to the whole bloggy world. Her article Now vs. Then was so excellent for me to read, especially yesterday. To think about and remember where I had been, what I could and couldn’t do. This article is a MUST READ! Here is my favorite line:
Climbing stairs, taking a bath, tying my shoes, shaving my legs, walking through snow, sitting on any available chair despite its size…these are thing that make me proud, make me cry a little inside. I don’t want to take these things for granted.
Then I checked this site, which I don’t check every day ’cause its not so good for me to spend a lot of time looking at/reading about food. But Kath has a lot of really great ideas, and this picture just looked good to me. And I had noticed a recipe for Warm Corn and Zucchini salad over here that I wanted to try, and they seemed like a good combo. I skipped the quesadilla, and just had some chicken breast over the salad, and used a little salsa for dressing. That zuch/corn combo was FANTASTIC. I didn’t even have the lime, and it was still good. I highly recommend it. I used fresh corn on the cob instead of frozen, so it was even better. I swear the fact that it was only one point made it taste even better to me.
So keep on blogging, my dear buddies, and keep on reading. We will all muddle through this exasperating, exhilarating, never-ending adventure, and maybe someday everything we learn will help future generations to get it right right from the start.
P.S. Wanted to add these excellent exercise references from this mornings’ blog reading. Of course, Miz is ALWAYS a source of great encouragement (I really don’t know how she manages to keep up with and individually encourage SO MANY people) and today she had a guest post from a physical therapist (my very favorite type of medical personnel) that is just going to be a great source of exercise info. And she linked to another great exercise site that looks very promising.
Okay, that’s all. No, no, that’s not a question. Who knows what movie that is a quote from?