NurtiSystem update: Today I have had my breakfast entree, yogurt, light Lemonade, a dinner entree, salad, and NutriSystem pretzels. Since I slept late, I didn't do lunch, just a late breakfast. Tonight I will have a dessert entree. I don't have a scale here at the house...I plan on getting one soon so I can track my weight. I am learning to adjust to the portions and surprisingly, I'm feeling more full. I'm eating 5 times a day. I discovered "Salad Spritzers" to use on my salad....they're basically vinagairettes that you spray on the salad---way less fattening than creamy dressing. Little shortcuts like that are encouraging..I feel like I'm making a difference! It was huge for me today at Sams--I had to literally pause in front of the drink machine to keep myself from getting a regular Coke, which is my favorite. I got the lemonade instead. Coke is like my version of coffee. It's comforting, and I love the taste. I also think it gives me that little caffeine boost. But I was proud of myself for that one little decision!
This is random, but I was reading my friend Demetria's blog, and she mentioned the movie "The Notebook." It reminded me that the theme song from that movie is so beautiful...and that made me play the piano for awhile. I don't mention the piano a lot, but I do play. It's my version of therapy. When I'm upset or sad or just need to contemplate, I play. I've been playing since I was about 5. One day, when I was about 6 or 7, my mom was in the other room and heard me playing the theme from "Bambi," which has a lot of runs and complicated chords. She came in and said, "I didn't know we had the music to that song." And I said, "But Mom, I don't have the music." That's when she realized I could play by ear. Generally, I can hear something and then play it back. That's what made piano lessons complicated for me. I would watch and hear the teacher play the song, and then play it right back to her, which kept me from learning to read. I can read music now, but it's not the easiest thing for me, and I much prefer to play my own arrangement. I'm no concert pianiest, but I appreciate the fact that I can play easily. Just a little tidbit about me :)
Well I'm off to try and accomplish unpacking/straightening. I really hate that. I just feel like items accumulate in the house as I unpack. But I recently had an idea, and I'm excited: I think I'm going to store my winter clothes somewhere other than my closet. Under the bed, maybe? In a box in the attic? I just need breathing room, and in off-season, those clothes are just taking up space. So now I just need to get moving :) Happy weekend!
You Are Fairly Normal
You scored 65% normal on this quiz
Like most people you are normal in some ways...
But you aren't a completely normal person. You're a little weird too!
Why You Are Normal:
You prefer ruffled potato chips
You know a lot about a few subjects
You prefer a good meal to a good nap
You think fishnet stockings are trashy
You think glasses can make someone more attractive
Why You Aren't Normal:
You'd rather have cockroaches than rats in your home
You would rather be a movie star than an astronaut
You eat the cupcake first
If you had to, you rather live without laughter and still have music
You prefer your family to your friends