BUI

Um, wow. Well yesterday’s post was just weird…and random. Take note, kids: never blog while under the influence. Even if it is just antihistamines. Blogging Under the Influence is bad for the planet. And it makes the angels cry. Don’t make the angels cry. Not even once. 

Lots of stuff going on in the world of The Pear. I’m still working with my amazing coach/ RD extraordinaire, Amanda – this woman deserves a medal for sticking with me this long. It’s been just over 3 months and I feel like I must be a tough nut to crack. She says I’m too hard on myself (actually lots of people tell me that now that I think of it), but when I keep repeating the same mistakes over and over, it gets a little aggravating for me. We are working on getting me OUT of those ruts, but man, it’s a long and winding road (thank you Paul McCartney). 

Okay, here’s my latest food-dilemma: for a long time, I did really well with staying away from sweets unless it was something I planned for, but lately I find myself dipping into the cookie jar again. I mean literally, I have a cookie jar and I can’t seem to stay out of it. Now, the logical advice would be to stop buying the d@mn cookies, I realize that, but I already bought them. They have already taken up residence in my house and made themselves at home. And no I’m not going to throw them away –  I’m just not. So. How do I make myself not get sucked into the lie I tell myself (oh, one cookie won’t hurt. You deserve it!!) because it NEVER ends with one cookie. It rarely ends with 4 cookies, but I digress. A couple of ideas I’ve thought of include putting a red sticker on the offending jar to remind myself to Stop Drop And Roll Away from the kitchen, or I could even tell myself that I can have the cookie but I have to do 100 jumping jacks or 25 Burpees to even it out – the idea being that since I hate doing anything remotely jump-y I’ll forego the cookie so I won’t have to jar my body. Got any other bright ideas or deterrents or magical suggestions for me?? 

In other less-whiny news, I’ve also taken up running (again) 3 days a week. I downloaded this app to my phone and now every(ish) MWF, I’m up at 5:20 IN THE MORNING  and I’m pounding it out on the treadmill. I’d like to start running outside because running on a treadmill is fourteen kinds of no fun, but it’s dark at 5:20 in the a.m. and I’m a big baby. Okay, I guess that was kind of whiny, but hey at least I’m running again. 

On Tuesdays/Thursdays I’m getting my zen on. I’ve been given a subscription to a yoga website, but I’m having some technical issues with some of the videos and I want to see if they can help before I out them. They have some great office yoga videos that I’ve been making use of and I love it! It feels so good to get in a good stretch in the middle of the day. When I can’t get into their videos, I just pull up a routine from My Pocket Yoga app on my Kindle Fire – that’s what I did this morning. It was enough to get me sweaty this morning, so I call it a win. There was a lot of downward-dogging this morning so I’ll be lucky if I can lift my arms tomorrow.

And now for something completely different: My hubs and I got a really nice complement today: we ran into an old friend today and we chatted with him for several minutes before saying our goodbyes. As we were leaving he said, “Hey! You’re still married – good job!!” and he pumped his fist in the air a couple of times. He said “it’s nice to see someone staying married for a change!!” He’s been divorced for several years, and just in the last couple of years a lot of my husband’s friends have gotten divorced as well, and I just found out today that another couple we know just got divorced. The hubs and I will celebrate 18 years of marriage this summer, and I’m SUPER HYPER AWARE that a lot of couples divorce even after 20+ years together. I know we still have a long way to go, but it was nice to have someone acknowledge that 18 years together is an accomplishment. ♥

I suppose that’s all I have to tell for now. I’m going to make a concerted effort to blog more than 3 times a month. It’s one of those things I love, yet lately I don’t make time to do it. Gotta fix that. So expect to see a little bit more of my ramblings in the coming days. Yay? 

Catch ya later tater tots! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “BUI

  1. Cookies are something that I have a problem with as well. I don’t know why exactly, but I find that I just can’t stick with my plan on how many to eat. So, I just don’t buy or make them for the house any more. Life has been ever so much easier since I made that decision on cookies and a few other things.

    It would have been better without a doubt if I had thrown out or given away the cookies I had left the last time I bought them. And, it would be better for you as well.

    But, if you really can’t make yourself get rid of them what I did was I just ate up the cookies that I had and then stopped buying them. I mean if you don’t buy or make any more the ones you have presumably won’t last long. I guess you could maybe freeze them to perhaps slow down the process of eating?

    • Freezing is a great idea! There weren’t very many left, but my teenage son finished them off last night, so the cookie dilemma is a non issue now. But what I really want is to learn how to deal with these things because they are ALWAYS going to come up. You can’t hide from cookies forever, at some point you (and by “you” I really mean myself) have to be able to look them in the eye and say “Cookie, you have no hold over me. NOT TODAY, COOKIE!!” 🙂

  2. “Got any other bright ideas or deterrents or magical suggestions for me?? ” — Nope. Wish I did cuz I’m also a tough nut that repeats mistakes.

  3. LOL @ Kyra’s suggestion. That would definitely keep me out of the jar. I don’t keep cookies in the house. Again with them being an issue. Freezing works for me sometimes. But lately, when tempted to eat or buy a cookie (or any dessert) I’ve made myself think back over how BAD sugar has made my stomach feel lately. That seems to be working pretty good at least part of the time. It also always helps when I look at the calorie count, which I always do if its available. That is VERY discouraging.

  4. If you have people at your house who NEED cookies, then buy them (those people) one cookie each, buying just enough for them, none for you, none for whoever else doesn’t want included, none ever go in the jar, no package/extras. We do this with a lot of things. Sometimes one serving each of whatever. Sometimes people split stuff if it is larger servings. My kids (24, 20, 16) really watch their weight, so this works for everyone.

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