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Life in General « Page 3

Life in General


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It’s not a diet program!


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It’s been waaaaaaay too long since I wrote a post. Usually that’s a sign that I’m not behaving on my diet. And that was true – along with a long list of other excuses.

I went to my annual doctor visit and this particular doctor is all about nutrition. He finally scarred me enough to make some changes – permanent changes – in my life. He believes that we should all be eating the Mediterranean diet. And, no it’s not a diet program – it’s a way of eating. Eating like the people from countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Greece, Italy – wonderful places like those.

When I returned home from the doctor – I decided that I am going to change my lifestyle NOW. So,I got rid of all the junk food in the house. I made a list of the new foods that I should be eating and made a list for the grocery store. The basic idea of the diet is this -

- only whole grains, complex carbohydrates – no more white flour, white rice, etc.

- very little meat – when we have meat, it is very lean

- fish, fish, fish

- no dairy – only organic non-fat plain yogurt; no cheese – except for a little Parmesan on whole wheat pasta and the like

- lots of fruit, but no fruit juices

- even more vegetables

-  olive oil

In addition to the food changes, my doctor also put me on a regimen of nutritional supplements.

More about the supplements in the next post!


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Down 4 Pounds


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After two weeks of Weight Watchers, I’m down 4.2 lbs!

Next week I should receive accolades for having lost 5 lbs – if I do lose at least .8 lbs. I believe that is doable, but I am going out to dinner tonight and I may be going to a birthday party on Sunday, so we’ll see how much I lose.

I stayed for the meeting again, last night. I sat alone, but that gave me the opportunity to play Spider Solitaire on my Blackberry. My addiction has now spread to my cell phone. Technology is great!

I was still able to listen to the speaker – which was the point for me joining. The topic last night was how to survive going out to eat. This includes estimating portion size, asking the waiter/waitress to have the food prepared for a special diet, and knowing which foods are under the “SetPoints” – meaning you don’t have to worry about portion control.

It was all good, but I didn’t win any games!


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Went to See ‘Up in the Air’ with George Clooney


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I’m a big George Clooney fan and even if I don’t particularly like the movie that he’s in, I still usually like the characters he plays. I don’t think this was one of his best movies, but it wasn’t bad. It left me feeling empty, but I think that was the intent of the film.

It was in some ways similar to the Bill Murray movie ‘Lost in Translation’, but I thought that was a superior movie.

‘Up in the Air’ did have it’s good moments, but many of the events were predictable. There really wasn’t much of a plot, but I don’t think a plot is an absolute necessity in a movie. The sadness and lonliness of the main character were apparent. Ryan, the main character was the only character in the movie that was even close to being developed.

‘Up in the Air’ did make an impression on me, which is more than I can say for many of the unforgettable films I saw in 2009. And, George Clooney is never hard to look at.


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Personal Goals for 2010


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First and foremost, my goal is to get back to blogging. I fell off the face of the earth for most of 2009. The reasons for this are many. Business was crazy, busy, but the recession hit us too. I was still settling in to the new home and grieving the loss of my father. But I’m going to concentrate on blogging and moderating the 1300 comments in the queue. Ugh!

I did have an epiphany in 2009 – I do not have the determination to complete ANYTHING that is not related to my business.  If I have a task that I am getting paid to do – I WILL get it done, but personal goal – forget about it. Now I believe this is a direct corellation to my inability to lose the weight I struggle to lose year after year.

2010 Goals -

  • Continue blogging
  • Start and stick with a new healthful eating plan – whether it’s weight watchers, Jenny Craig – whatever – JUST DO IT!
  • Paint! – I had a goal last year to paint a painting-a-day for 365 days. I finished 13 paintings! See. I don’t finish anything that’s for me.
  • Read the Bible from Genesis through Revelations (Adam is helping me with this one)

That’s it. I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too much to do that I don’t accomplish anything.

So, how am I going to do this? Well, I started blogging again – see, you’re reading my first post of 2010. Not much, but it’s a start. Next, I’m going to go to the Saturday weight watchers meeting at the Senior Center in one town over. Painting is probably the most difficult of the tasks, because it requires that I prepare a place in my house again where I can paint. I think my laziness has a huge impact on this (especially when I could be playing spider solitaire instead of painting). Last, and probably the easiest goal to acheive will be the Bible reading because, Adam is reading to me after we settle in to bed for the night.


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Eating Healthy vs. Dieting


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This is something that I really do struggle with. I know the ultimate goal is to change my eating habits so I will permanently make good food choices. But why does it always feel like I’m dieting. I guess in my head I’m still thinking that when I see that magic number on the scale – it’s over. I’m done.

I also know that if I do that – I’ll be back to “dieting” and as they say – DIETS DON’T WORK!

Is it just a matter of time and repetition until eating healthy becomes a way of life? No just a time to get through.

I do believe that I will always struggle with food – it’s part of who I am. But I’m looking forward to the day – if or when it comes – to want to eat foods that are good for me, instead of just good!


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How Cool is Bluetooth Technology!


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This is a bit “off-topic”, but my life feels as if it’s been off-topic for some time now. I want to talk about Bluetooth headsets and accessories today. You may know that we moved a few months back. We now live in a very secluded area on top of what I call a mountain, but to most of the world it would be a hill. Since we moved we’ve come to realize that we don’t have a cell phone signal up here. So we had to make some adjustments in our lives. These adjustments, which at first I saw as negative have become a blessing. We were forced to have our cell phone go through our Internet connection. Because of this we had to get new cell phones that were able to handle this. I got a Blackberry – I love my Blackberry.

This brings me to what I really want to talk about – Bluetooth headsets and accessories. I’ve always found it curious to watch people walking down the street or driving in their cars appearing to be talking out loud to themselves. Now I can do that too with one of the Bluetooth headsets that I just got. It’s amazing that I haven’t been an accident yet due to talking on my cell while driving. But with the headset – I don’t have to use my hands. My lack of cell phone signal has increased my knowledge of Bluetooth accessories. I heard the ads of phones that were “Bluetooth ready”. I had no idea what that meant.

I thought that Bluetooth was the name of the little device that seemed to grow out of the heads of a select group of people. But, Bluetooth is actually a technology that allows devices to connect without the nasty cables that have infested most of our lives. The Bluetooth headsets are the devices that a fixed to the ears of many people, but there are many more Bluetooth accessories. Some of the accessories include – stereo speakerphones and these cool adapters that let you wirelessly connect your PC with other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as headsets, mobile phones, cameras and printers. It’s very cool.


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From Houses to Homes – Returning to Guatemala


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This is a bit off-topic, but one of my best friends – Kate – went with her family to Guatemala last summer with an organization that builds houses for those desperately in need of shelter in the rural areas of Guatemala. Kate, who I’ve known since freshman year at Tyler School of Art (Temple University’s Art School) and her husband adopted a baby boy from Guatemala over 12 years ago. I believe he is the inspiration to help the rural poor in this country.

The experience they had last summer was life-changing to say the least. Her eyes light up every time she speaks of their summer in Guatemala and as expected – they’re heading back there this summer. They only went for one week last summer and this year they’ll be staying an additional week in order to do some more exploring of the country. In fact, this year they will be staying with a host family to get even more immersed into the culture. They have three children, two went with them last year and all three are going this year. The two older kids are in grade school and they have been learning Spanish since kindergarten and are way ahead of their parents. They are taking their youngest child – who is four years old.

Old HouseThe organization they are volunteering for is called From Houses to Homes (FHTH). It was founded in 2004 with the intension of improving the lives of those living in rural Guatemala. Most of the poor live in cornstalk homes with a dirt floor. The volunteers are responsible for raising funds to build the concrete block homes. FHTH assemblies teams of three adults to provide the labor to build the homes. It takes approximately $1500 in materials to build one home. Kate’s family, through the generosity of their friends and family, raised enough money to build 6 homes last summer.New House

They are looking to raise money to build even more houses this summer. In addition to building homes – funds can be put toward building bunk beds ($250 for the beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows & blankets); stoves ($150 buys a stove); and school supplies ($40 – $80 tuition and supplies for one year $40 for grade school and $80 for junior/senior high school).

There is also a great need for used, operable laptops.

For information or to send a donation, here’s the address:

Foe Collins, Executive Director
From Houses to Homes-Guatemala, INC
X-12 Farmhouse Lane
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 538-3987

You can also make tax deductible donations online at the FHTH website. If you’d like to make a donation specifically for Kate’s family add “Viola Family” in the memo line or comment box! Here’s the video they made describing their experience last summer – I hope you’ll be inspired too!
Thanks,

Lizzie