Thumbs up: For you! Many thanks to the amazing comments and support you share with me time and time again. This usually loquacious blogger does not have the words to adequately express how much it means to me.
Thumbs down: Yep, I had myself a little pity party last week. Okay, maybe it was a big pity party. There was a whole lotta crappy eating. And a whole lotta slacking with exercise. And a whole lotta PMSing without the P or the M. Pity party over; moving on.
Thumbs up: I had a very unfrightful Halloween:) I kept away from the buffet at the neighborhood party, literally didn’t even walk close enough to smell the food. And I easily resisted the candy at home thanks to my son’s unexpected choice of Nerds, Sweet Tarts, and Laffy Taffy. I am pretty sure this is the first year ever that I did not overeat Halloween candy, let alone not eat any at all! Makes me wonder what else I am capable of if I put my mind and willpower to it.
Thumbs up: I never thought I would say this, but thumbs up for Twitter. Some of you may remember that I really didn’t “get it.” (That post is here.) But somehow over the past couple of weeks some things have happened that have gotten me almost, dare I say it, addicted! Now I actually tweet and check in daily and am slowly learning the lingo and etiquette. But what a potential time drain. Thumbs down for that part. And thumbs down for my blog persona’s facebook page which I am sadly neglecting. Too much social media; not enough time.
Thumbs up: Thanks to Brittany I discovered a great community at fitblog chat. Until this week it was a Twitter thing (see my new love above) started by Katy, but she just gave it a huge overhaul (you can read about here). If you have never checked it out, I highly recommend it. Such fun! Lots of new healthy living bloggers to meet. So fast paced it makes my head spin. And a great distraction from evening snacking once a week.
Thumbs down: Okay, for some of you, this is going to be a “thumbs up.” If you are looking for a healthy chocolate fix, I found the greatest cocoa dusted almonds. Yum. But then I discovered that I liked them a bit too much and, unlike my self control with regular old salted almonds, was starting down that slippery binge slope. It took me a few days and a lot of cogitating to figure out what food they reminded me of… Oreos! That same chocolaty taste. So for me, the almonds are going the way of my peanut butter and Triscuits. For now. (If you missed Monday’s post, you can read more about me and red light or trigger foods here.)
Thumbs down: Technology… still. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Apologies to the few of you whose comments were lost in my latest blog debacle; I think I managed to read them all first and get back to you each. Maybe it is time to hire a consultant to help with some blog issues and maybe it is time to get serious about changing my host company. Sigh.
Thumbs up: If you don’t read Tami’s blog, I highly encourage you to check out this amazing post about making a plan to get through the coming food-laden holiday-filled months. I will be honest and say that I have not really thought much about Thanksgiving yet. It is out there running through the edges of my mind now and then and I am sure that I will eventually write a post about how I intend to get through that and all the other many upcoming holiday food extravaganzas.
Thumbs pressed against my temples: Oh the stress that came with my son’s first batch of college applications. Four down, several more to go, including the school’s that he is most interested in. In the wee hours of the morning as I lay awake in bed fixating on what my teen needed to get done, I realized that there is a great analogy in this whole process for the weight loss/dieting thing. It’s coming… maybe next week… maybe later.
Thumb sucking: Huge thumbs down for the hoops I am trying to jump through yet again as I apply for individual medical coverage. I am a statistic: considered uninsurable by most insurance companies. I could go on and on about how frustrating it is to even get to the point of submitting an application, in the slim hopes of maybe being accepted, but suffice to say that my current medical condition is now a headache.
Thumbs up: Chipotle willpower. I mean, won’t power🙂 I mean… DIDN’t power. My teen and husband indulged for dinner the other night, carry-out eaten at home. I thought about it. Could have gotten a burrito bowl and split it over two meals. But I knew the better choice for me was to just say “no” and eat the leftover healthy soup in the fridge. Making progress one burrito at a time.