madaboutmoose's Journal, 18 December 2012

Yesterday was challenging. We got over a foot of snow and while I made it into town okay the roads were challenging. It continued to storm and I began to get nervous about getting home so I left early. The roads were HORRIBLE and I barely made it up our private road to our home. Our landline is on the fritz. We lost internet yesterday for most of the day. Our batteries are still not working well. I had to reschedule a meeting because of the weather and now I am meeting at 7 am tomorrow morning which means I have to leave the house by 6 am. Not happy.

Yesterday was a "normal" calorie day and because I am computer dependent on Fatsecret I stopped counting calories. I know I exceded my 1500 but surely not enough to have the scale go up to 224?!?!?!?! Oh I am beyond frustrated and grumpy. Today I am on a low calorie day. I just want to give up. Of course I won't. How pointless would that be? But, I'm sure some of you can relate to my frustration.

I am not in the holiday mood at all. I feel like the Grinch who stole Christmas. I'd rather just cancel it. Bah humbug.

yet ... I must remember gratefulness.

I AM grateful I made it home safely yesterday and by afternoon our snow plow neighbor came and cleared out our driveway, road and the road down to the county road. Thank you Perry!!!

I AM grateful for the roof over my head, the family and friends I have in my life, and the fact that my grumpiness will pass.

I AM grateful for enjoying a movie last night and relaxing a bit.

I AM grateful.

Diet Calendar Entry for 18 December 2012:
460 kcal Fat: 10.00g | Prot: 42.00g | Carb: 53.00g.   Breakfast: Special K Protein Meal Bar - Chocolate Caramel. Lunch: Special K Protein Bar. Dinner: mesquite turkey. more...


Hi Carol! I know what you mean about snow storm and bad roads. Your job is very important, but your safety is even more important! If it's too dangerous to drive, maybe you could stay home... I am worried about your batteries. Is there a way to fix them or do you have to replace them? I am not in holiday mood either! I finally put the christmas lights on the chicken coop, more for the "beauty" of lights at night than the spirit of Christmas lol! Please don't give up with your eating plan. One day at the time, be proud of yourself for every little thing you do for your health.  
18 Dec 12 by member: barbabella
Thanks Anne. Unfortunately the batteries must be replaced. We've already tried recharging them and they are fairly close to toast now. Just a big expense we aren't prepared for. What else is new, eh? I'm not going to give up ... I promise ... just feel like it today. 
18 Dec 12 by member: madaboutmoose
Hey Carol. I told the grinch to hand over the christmas he stole from you. He'll get right on it. I too see WILD fluctuations in weight. I was WAY up yesterday and even higher today. Let's see what happens. We both have Low Cal Days today, and we know that changes everything. We gotta remember to look more at average weigh-ins and not so much on what you weigh today. I think this is important for our sanity.  
19 Dec 12 by member: kingkeld
I had an old friend who had an expression, "this too will pass". Storms end. Snow melts. Discouragement is only a present reality. Don't you wish that our life was like a thick novel where we could skip over the chapters where life is less than what we would like it? For me, the hard days, the snowy days are the defining days of my life. Those days of darkness allow me to experience the deep warmth that comes when the light breaks through. I love your lists of gratitude. God has blessed my life with a great spouse and kids ... But really the list could go on and on. I enjoyed the simple pleasure of the pleasant smile of this young red-haired lady who gave me my coffee at Starbucks. I just received a phone call from a colleague who will be 30 minutes late for our regular coffee hour of sharing .... I feel blessed that he is still making the effort. I continue to be amazed by my daily heroes in my life who do great things unnoticed. So, Carol .... I know you are a wonderful lady. Today is challenging you .... But I expect nothing but great things from you in the coming weeks and months. Remember ..... Each new chapter carries the possibility of incredible things. Continue to live in your passion and enjoy the fruits of your labors. Merry Christmas my friend.  
19 Dec 12 by member: glen
Thank you Glen. I have so missed you here on fatsecret. Your comment moistens my eyes as I embrace the difficulties while remaining grateful. Life is sweet, sometimes bittersweet, and on I go. 
19 Dec 12 by member: madaboutmoose
Dear carol....tough days. Lots of snow. Bad batteries. Mean is good though too. You love and are loved. You find so many things to be grateful for and there are so many more. Sending cyber hugs and while we re at it we ll eat cyberspace chocolate cake and drink coffee with monster flavored creamer...maybe some whipped cream too : )  
20 Dec 12 by member: sharonfriz
Yum Sharon! 
20 Dec 12 by member: madaboutmoose


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