Thursday, February 5, 2015

It's Thursday Everyone. Weigh in Day

William Blake says the body is "that portion of Soul discerned by
the five Senses." I live with that idea. I sit and look out
my window here in Canada and the autumn trees are golden
against the blue sky. I can feel their "food" coming into my eyes
and going down, down, down, interacting inside, and I fill up
with gold. My soul is fed. I see, I smell, I taste, I hear, I touch.
Through the orifices of my body, I give and I receive. I am not trying
to capture what is absent. It's that interchange between the
embodied soul and the outside world that is the dynamic process.
That's how growth takes place. That is life.

Marion Woodman
Good morning, everyone.  We've had some very nasty weather here.  Walking has been treacherous.  You know it has to be bad for me to miss my art class, but I'm sure they didn't have it yesterday anyway.  We're all seniors, you know. Thankfully it warmed up yesterday and I was able to get out. I was  going stir crazy staying in.  At least this year I have a computer, though.  I remember last year I not only couldn't get out to see my friends, but couldn't even talk to my online friends. I was very depressed at this time last year.

Headed out to Pathmark for my refills.  I was totally out of the Losartin, and I learned my lesson well about not taking as prescribed.  I can honestly say that was one of the scariest two weeks of my life with those heart palpitations.

After coming home from Pathmark, I grabbed my cart and headed out to the Chinese market in my neighborhood.  That store is amazing.  There is so much stuff you don't know what to buy...and to be honest, many things are written in Chinese so I have no idea what it is.  I'm having so much fun trying all the new sauces.  This is what I purchased yesterday.

There are aisles and aisles of things to try--Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, etc.  The following photos show all the sauces available...

...on both sides of the aisle.

This morning there has been some light snow, but I am off to WW anyway.  I won't miss my weigh in.  Feeling a bit anxious about it this morning.  Sometimes I feel like I have eaten too much. And haven't been able to get much walking in this week.   I know it is common to gain a pound here or there, but there is no way I plan on going back over that 200 mark again.  No way.  

Last year at this time I comforted myself with food.  I sat in my rocker and ate, and ate, and ate...all the wrong foods.  I was so bored and unhappy, food became a crutch.  This journey that I am on to become healthier is perhaps the best thing I ever did for myself in my life.  Since I made these changes and began working on my new lifestyle, I am totally amazed at how much better I feel.  I know I have said it before, but I am going to say it again.  WW saved my life.

Well, that's about it for today.  I'm off to my shower now.  Have a good one and be careful.  Winter has really got strong hold on the land. 

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