Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Traditionally Built Woman

I am listening to the latest No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. Blue Shoes and Happiness. They are sweet simple stories about a woman in Botswana Africa. She is a "traditionally built" woman. This means of course that she is heavy. I have never seen the show on HBO, but I love the books. In this book she decides to go on a diet. All her litle "insights" about going on a diet are cute....and so true. My favorite is how it's human nature that when you decide to restict ANYTHING you always end up wanting more of it. How she thought that was funny, until she herself was on a diet, now not so funny. How she gets crabby when she's hungry. I could so relate and it made me smile. People, we are more alike then we are different. The book is written by a white man, which I think is great. See, more alike then we are different.

I have my grandkids birthday party today. My daughter, "C," is doing 2 kids in one party. They are still young enough that they don't care. It's a party for the adults too. We are going swimming and eating pizza. I am going to bring grilled KFC to eat. That way I won't even start on the pizza. At least that is my intention. I love that grilled chicken. If the nutitional stuff on thir website is true, then a breast is 4 pts. It should be a nice time. I will post some pics.

My food is still not the best, but not the worse either. I think missing Weight Watchers really messed me up this week. I tried to save $13. Since Monday was a holiday, I don't have to pay double. When I first started I kind of just ate less and kept a "sort of" total running in my head. I wasn't stressed about food, I just ate less and tried to eat good healthy foods. It worked. It's what I've done this week. We'll see if it is still going to work Monday night. I feel heavier...but then of course that's all in my head. Pants don't fit any different.

I got my 3 miles in before 6 am. It is nice to get it out of the way early. I really enjoy the women that I walk with. Sometimes I wish I could just put on an Ipod and go myself. I love to listen to podcasts. But I spend too much time alone as it is, so I try to go with a buddy. Lately my mind has been messing me up. Too much stinking thinking. So I have been trying to avoid ALONE. It's working.....feeling grateful today. That is my most favorite feeling.

be grateful


  1. I have found that using their e-tools has really helped me this week. Some things i was counting for too little and some too much :)
    For instance i always counted 1 tbsp of flax seed as 1 point. It's supposed to be 1 tbsp unground or 1 tsp ground!! Ooops
    And i must admit although i love to walk with my walking group i love just putting my mp3 on and getting out :)

  2. I love the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency books :)

  3. I haven't read the books, but I have seen the TV show on HBO--it's enjoyable. I admired her confidence at her weight, something which I don't really have!

    Smart thinking for the birthday party, being prepared with something you love! Happy birthday to your grandkids!

    I love that you're feeling grateful. I love that you know what to avoid and what to do to help yourself. You're a smart cookie!

  4. I totally adored the books and loved the TV series when they did it over here - thought it was so well done.

    A previous employer of mine studied under the author (he was a professor of Law in Scotland), I think he gets a lot of his understanding of women from his wife (a doctor) and, of course, his understanding of Africa because they lived in Africa for a while.

    The actress who played Mma Ramotswe (Jill Scott) was pregnant when she filmed the TV show, adding to her "traditional" figure.

    Oops, I think I know too much about this - see how much of a fan I am?

  5. Great planning on the Bday party. Tried that grilled KFC...not bad but it still has the skin on you might pull off. Keep it up my friend you are doing awesome!! Jinx!

  6. Hope you had fun at the b-day party. Good job on the walk and all before 6am!

  7. Good luck at the party. It sounds like it will be fun! Can I add your site to mine?

    - Lisa

  8. 3 miles before 6 am?? I have a hard time getting my exercise in by noon. I always tell myself I am going to do it first thing, but I never do. You are setting a great example for all of us lazy butts! :-)

  9. "Be grateful" seems to be the theme lately and I'm all for it. I know for me I have to keep reminding myself of all the good things in my life. If I miss TOPS I'm the same way feel like it messes me up. Good for you for getting in your walk and wow that was an early one. Sounds like you're doing good.

  10. I've never heard of the books...I'll be checking them out!!!

    I know for me, when i was doing weight watchers regularly that the weeks that I didn't go to meetings, I tended to lax off and either maintain or gain!

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