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Friday, June 15, 2007

FRIDAY RAMBLINGS..... ALLI, CHEMICALS, PERFECTION, UNPREPARED

Yay for Friday... I am so glad its Friday... going to do a mountain run this weekend by way of Auburn Alabama... visiting with Sara then heading for the hills of N. Ga. It is going to be one heck of a hot ride especially coming home.. Not particularly a good combo with the state I am in right now.. but I am just going to deal with it.. I think we will be heading back home early in the a.m. though to avoid some of this awful heat.. I am not a summer woman.. I like cool weather. I am not a good endurer on some things.. Hot weather Diet Pills... I would not be able to endure the effects of ALLI the new diet drug...even with a book that tells me how to use it...



ALLI again...

I saw that there is a book out on how to best use the new diet drug Alli ? a book for a diet drug??? Someone in their marketing department is a genius.... I guess if you are desperate enough you can put aside the rather unpleasant side effects of this pill and use it. Why on earth anyone would, is beyond me. There are many things I would do to lose weight.. and many things I would endure to lose weight.. ANAL LEAKAGE is NOT one of them... not by choice anyways lol... which brings me to my next topic...



CHEMICALS:

Does anyone out there have any trouble processing Sorbitol or maltitol or mannitol??? perhaps they really are not chemicals but they might as well be....so do you have trouble processing these?? I do... you find these in sugar free candies and gums and some sugar free ice creams and various desserts..... I can ingest a little and be fine but if its in .. say a ice cream novelty dessert.. "fuget" about it.. whew my tummy goes south big time... sort of tells me that these products are not good for the old system...Chemicals.. I should leave them alone...but when I thought about these chemicals I also remembered something I learned last summer.......





I have learned something interesting... Last summer when I was on my ice cream trip... I would eat at this Place called Wright Dairy Cafe.. have lunch followed by two scoops of some amazing icecream....the ice cream was considered premium because it had the highest milk fat which in turn makes it the smoothest easiest to digest ice cream in the world because its not homogonized or anything like that.. it is all natural. It was heavenly.. It is the only real ice cream I can digest. On the flip of that.. I do well with Skinny cow products.. I pretty much stay away from those right now because of the calorie count.. I do indulge in the 40 calorie no sugar added fudge bars pictured here.. they are really yummy... sorry I am going off on a ice cream tangent here... my point being.. really about the chemicals we put in our bodies with out even thinking about it .. I really admire folks that don't eat stuff like this I think its great that they can do that.. I really admire water drinkers who stay away from all diet sodas too. I think it is great and they are far healthier than me in doing so. I guess I just have my vices. Vices that I might not ever be able to part with. Which brings me to my next topic about ...

PERFECTION:
What am I looking for in myself??? What are we looking for in ourselves???? Endurance? Perfection? Success? or do we just expect failure sooner or later. I developed a thought process shortly after my dad died. I remember when I got the phone call about the accident on November 9th 2001, 3 15 pm.. I remember the exact time, the emt that called me about the accident I remember that before 3 15 there was one Honi and afterwards there was a different Honi. It helped me realize that in life there are things we have no control over, that no matter how we plan things... something usually happens... My dad had a favorite saying.. " We make plans, and God Laughs" I have always remembered that saying and let it apply to other things in my life.. for no matter how prepared I think I am I should always prepare myself for the fact that chances are I am not always prepared.. and that is a good thing.. We can hope for certain things... try to prepare for situations... ultimately .. its about fate.. and how time will let things play out.. Is that saying we don't have control.???. well on most things we do NOT have control.. on certain things we do... Exercise and eating we can control... we can make those choices... even then though sometimes what we ultimately are hoping for ( weight loss) might not happen the way we PLANNED no matter how we PREPARE.. so is Perfection a real goal... no.. perfection is simply an idealistic goal.. not real.. thats why I am working so hard to adapt to this new way of living my life.. being open to change and allowing myself the knowledge that I do not have to be perfect to have control of my life and my eating.. there are no magic pills.. and while we can plan.. even those plans should allow for things we are not prepared for.. Its kind of crazy in way.. on the one hand I always say be PREPARED.. but I am learning.. that not being so staunch is okay. I think the process of learning how to live a healthier lifestyle is the most important thing... Once all the cogs in the wheel of how you choose to live your life are together... thats when all the habits have finally melded.. which I think really is the ultimate goal.. so.. Perfection... not so perfect anymore... accepting yourself... being realistic.. allowing your body to catch up with your changes.. all good... Oh and by the way that was an entirely new concept for .. one which I am still learning about.. that it takes time for your body to catch up with changes you are making.. changes I am making... that, to me makes the scale experience a whole lot easier. I am also finding it makes sticking to healthier food choices easier too by allowing myself the options that meet the circumstances I am in at the time. For example we are going to be eating out tonite.. I am not sure where.. I have decided to let this be a completely unplanned experience and see how I do.. Preparing for the unprepared.. lol...
Hope everyone has a great weekend...
WISH ME WELL
WISH YOU WELL TOO....

3 comments:

Coco said...

This is such a great post . . . inspiring on so many levels. Thanks! (AND . . . I won't be buying the Alli either now . . . 3 pounds is NOT worth even the tiniest amount of anal leakage . . . eeewwwww!!!) lol!

Critter said...

I love this post! I too have tried to only drink water and stay away from diet soda but I just can't do it. That bubbly mistress always wins me back.

buddha_girl said...

ANAL LEAKAGE? JAYSUS!