Thumbs up: You. Always:) But special thanks today for all the well-wishes, thoughts and prayers about my surgery and for your great comments on my very honest posts about goals and searching for “normal.” Also, thank you for the many suggestions for finding my zen. I’m still looking.
Thumbs up: My eating. Not perfect, but not horrible either. And, as you so often remind me, it is about progress and not perfection. So I can say that eating in January was better than eating in December:) Now I’m shooting for an even better February.
Thumbs down: My eating. This weekend. I had already written this post, feeling pretty good about myself, but then somehow went on the first food bender all month. It started with an unplanned dinner out. I’m not going to bore you with the gory details or the “whys.” I am just putting it out here to be honest with myself and with you.
Thumbs down: And, if I’m going to claim a thumb up for progress with my eating, I need to ‘fess up to a small thumb down for a bit of overindulgence still with crackers. They seem to be an ongoing temptation for me. So, for now, I’m going to take a little cracker hiatus. They’ve been calling my name and keeping them out of the house is the best way to shut them up.
Thumbs up: Another blog award. Thank you, Lori Lynn, for giving me the Stylish Blogger Award. Since I got this one not too long ago, I’ll just include the link to that post for anyone who wants to check it out.
Thumbs making an observation: Is it just me or are there an awful lot of women in our blog community named “Karen?”
Thumbs up: My oldest son had a wonderful time on his college trip to Egypt. Huge thumbs up that he made it safely back to the States before the craziness started.
Thumbs up: I could stare at my teen’s senior picture proofs all day:) And my family has given me permission to post a shot of the four of us. My boys surprised me at how easygoing they were about it. I expected them to want to read the blog if they were going to be on here and I’m just not ready to go there. So, coming soon to a blog post near you – the Waisting Time family.
Thumbs down: The great Tivo jinx apparently is not over. My husband and I have just received our fourth replacement in as many months. We have no idea why they keep dying on us; nor do the rarely helpful Tivo reps. We’d give up if we didn’t love the darn things so much! Thumbs up that after repeated past Tivo failures we have figured out the best strategy to lose the least amount of recorded shows. Ahh, technology.
Thumbs up: Snow days. My teen is very aware that as a senior, he doesn’t have to make them up at the end of the year. And since neither my husband or I work, we didn’t have to battle the snow and lousy drivers to go anywhere. Thumbs up to my husband for doing all the shoveling. Thumbs up that we got very little snow compared to everyone out East! Now we are under a winter weather warning for the next few days and I keep hearing the word “blizzard.” Not sure which way my thumbs are pointing about that one!
Thumbs up: The end of the Girl Scout cookies. They came; they went; they came; they went; they came again. I didn’t eat any. I actually only came close twice. The second time was during my Friday night binge, when I was craving chocolate in a bad way. And there was that last box of Thin Mints in the pantry. Whispering to me. If I had not committed on my blog to go “Girl Scout cookie-less” this year, I suspect I would have gobbled them up.
Thumbs up: So, remember that Hot 100 challenge that I totally bombed? Remember me saying the best thing about it was the other hotties? Well, thumbs up that I won the prize for “most supportive hottie.” Which means a lot to me because this whole blog thing is so much about support and community for me. Thanks to everyone who voted for me and everyone who supported me through my challenge struggles. Since the prize was exercise stuff and I am on “surgery recovery exercise hiatus,” I passed it on to the next highest vote getting hottie, Debbi. Thanks again to Steve for hosting the challenge.
Thumbs up: For winning more stuff! Chobani yogurt on Michele and Josh‘s giveaway. I’ve wanted to try Greek yogurt and I know my husband will enjoy sharing with me. I need to go out and buy some Uncle Sam’s cereal to mix in: I like my yogurt with something to chew. Maybe with all this good luck lately I should pick up a lottery ticket while I’m out:)
Thumbs up: I walked on the treadmill. Woo hoo for the first exercise in over two weeks! I might have waited a bit longer but then I got to thinking that if I can easily trek across Target, I can surely take a slow stroll on the treadmill. And slow it was. Being cautious. I told myself I’d just do 10 minutes and see how that felt. It felt fine. I told myself I’d do just 10 more. And then I did another 10. Reading a book. Slowwwww. But it was exercise and I’m smiling as I write about it. Thumbs down to how few calories one burns going that slowly. But it’s better than lounging on the couch:)