Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not
of gifts given or received, but of the spirit of love,
the special warmth of Christmas worship,
the cherished little habits of home.

Lois Rand

Good morning.  There's another dreary day in store for us.  But, I can deal with the drizzle.  I'm off to WW this morning.  Time for my weigh-in.  I don't understand what happens to me.  I'm fine all week long, and then two days before weigh-in my stomach becomes a bottomless pit.  I get so hungry, and even after I eat, I feel like eating more.  I hold off as long as I can, but it gnaws at me until I grab something...usually a boiled egg or a piece of fruit.  I know it's all psychological.  After all, I don't get hungry like that until I get close to weigh-in.  It's almost like my mind is out to sabotage my body.

Had my blood drawn yesterday. Some people are just brutal in drawing blood. It started with that band they tie around your arm. No one has ever pulled it that tight, and it was downright painful, and I let her know about it. Her response: "This will only take a minute." as she put the needle into my vein. And that hurt, too. Now, I've gotten pretty used to blood tests and usually don't mind them, but I also want someone who is gentle. Would you believe I actually felt a stinging feeling where the band was late in the afternoon as well as soreness around the injection site 

So, hubby has been claiming that he has been attending the support groups I found for him. I wish I could believe him, but something tells me he is just telling me what I want to hear. It.s just that he didn't 'volunteer' the information to me. I have to ask him about it, and since we've been together almost 22 years now, I know that's usually a sign that he hasn't been going. Hubby has always liked to talk about his day so when I ask, "Did you make your group today, and how was it? and all he responds is 'yes, it was okay, that is a sure sign. Had he been going he would tell me all about it in such detail that I'd wish I hadn't asked.  I hate seeing him so lonely and depressed all the time.  He's the one who asked me for help, but he is not following up on it.  What am I to do?

Yes, hubby can be so long winded that I often wish I hadn't brought something up.  It is one of his quirks.  He can go on for an hour just answering a simple question like 'how did you like the movie?'  He goes into such minute detail and rambles on and on and on until I want to scream out "Enough already".  And don't let him watch something he finds interesting on the History Channel or Discovery.  He'll talk about that for hours.  But as much as it may annoy me, this is one of the things that make me love him. 

Yesterday I spoke about my Christmas gifts.  I have them, but I cannot use them.  They are sitting under the tree...which is good because it gives me time to re-organize in the kitchen.  At this point, I have no idea where to put the crock pot.  It's times like this I wish I had a bigger kitchen.

Well, guess it's time to shower and eat breakfast.  A lot of the women I attend the meeting with forego breakfast on weigh-in day, but personally I want an honest answer, and that means doing the same as I do every day.  Have a good one.


  1. So glad you are staying with WW. As for hubby, you can make suggestions, but it's really up to him whether he takes them or not. Nothing you can do but love him. :) I hear you about the dreary weather. This is the first day I've seen a glimmer of sun in over a week.

  2. Good morning Mary.....glad you are sticking to is so very hard at our age to lose weight and keep it off. Just be encouraging to your hubby...things will sort themselves out.