Friday, June 8, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (6/8/2012)

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 175)



-1-
After a frustrating turn (again) with Fat Tuesday, I went to see a nutritionist yesterday.  I had spoken to a nurse before I met with him, and she assured me their "plan" was much lower in carbs than the diabetic diet I had been following.  When I sat at his table, however, he showed me a plan that accounted for approximately 120-140 carbs a day.  I was confused; he noticed my confusion and asked a question:  "You look like you don't understand?"

I told him what the nurse said and stated I'd already been following a plan that kept me at or under 80 carbs per day.  He leaned back in his chair and asked for details.  I slowly began recounting carb choices, how I determine how many I get per meal and how I attempt to make that happen.  Then he said something no doctor has ever said to me before:  "It sounds like you're really trying.  How did you learn all of this?"

I told him I read until it made sense.  And I fought it for a long time.  But my insulin resistance demands attention--no matter how much I'd like to pretend that any traditional plan would work.

We chit-chatted; he said he really didn't have anything to teach me.  And, for the first time since losing a bunch of weight in a really questionable way, I felt like I knew what I was doing.  So slow-going or no, this is where I am.

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I hate my legs.  I love maxi-length dresses.  I will buy as many of them as I can while they are "in" so I can wear them when they aren't.  Don't judge me.  (I bought another one at Sam's the other day.  To date, I don't think I've paid more than $25 for any of those dresses, and I've gotten 2 from Walmart.)

-3-
Laundry is no bueno.  I'm envious of the women who know how to get smells out of under armor and how to keep mixed color clothes bright and clean.  I did learn to use aspirin on my whites so maybe I'm getting the game?

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For the first time in a while, Favorite and I cooked at home last night.  We roasted asparagus with garlic salt and fresh cracked pepper.  This is totally the way to eat asparagus.  Actually, with a few exceptions, this is the way to eat most vegetables.  Get yourself some grapeseed oil and get on it.

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I've never participated in more than one Bible study at a time, but thanks to the prompting of my friend, Courtney, I am doing just that this summer.  The first study is based on a book I read last year--Made to Crave--and is a focus in learning to fill our needs with God instead of food.  There's a little more to it, but for simplicity, we'll leave it at that.  The second study is Kelly Minter's Nehemiah we are hosting at our church.  Courtney is leading; I'm doing the behind-the-scenes work.

Oddly, instead of being overwhelmed, I'm pretty excited about both of them...even when I found out our study has at least 25 women.  (25!  Women!)  So I'm way outside my comfort zone and scared to death.  But ready.  So, so ready.

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I need to set an exercise goal.  Here's the deal, though:  I have no idea what sort of goal I should be setting because most long term goals seem to focus around the idea of running.  I hate running. 

So now I'm left wondering if I should get a gym membership or go it alone.  Classes are out at this point, because I can't afford to get a rec membership for the summer.  Thoughts?

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I so need a summer schedule.  I don't do well with large blocks of free time. 

So I guess I'll be sitting down to determine what my Mon-Fri will look like for most of the rest of the summer.  Of course, exceptions are always welcome for people I love and miss.  Blue Sky, anyone?

4 comments:

Katie said...

I'm the same way with my summer free time. Also, I am always in for Blue Sky!

Addie said...

I bought a maxi dress from Walmart, and I love it! So comfy. I set a goal to exercise 3 days a week, and do that with couch to 5k. I'm in no way, shape, or form a runner, but it's a gradual process over 9 weeks. It's actually kind of fun. I have the Made to Crave book, but have yet to finish it. Maybe that'll be my summer read!

Sheena said...

Under Armour Help
http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-to-wash-quick-dry-clothingunder-armour/

Running. SMH! In my heart I really want to be a runner, but my body gets angry about it.

Maxi dresses - I need 50 more and I need them to be cheap. I'm going to the good Wal-Mart. Ghetto Wal-Mart doesn't have any.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

So jealous of your maxi dresses. I'm just a little bit too tall for manufacturers so they always look like I shrunk them. :(

As for exercise: you goal is to do more than you are now. Also, if you have Netflix, they have a lot of video options to try.