Random thoughts of madness as I wait for the last load to finish in the dryer...
Shad - all your links work just fine. How gorgeous. I must find a way to get out and visit you some day! Coober Pedy? Isn't that where it's so bloody hot they have to live UNDERGROUND?
I am most excited to tour your homeland. I saw the tsunami on the news online. Was wondering if it was going to head your way. Looked dangerously close. There's other ways of getting your swimming in my friend - be safe.
Oh, was going to tell you a few weeks ago we stopped at the Agricenter out by us. It's basically a large building for trade shows and such. They had a HUGE map of the world on one large wall. Australia alone was half the size of me which means I could actually read the markings on the map
I pointed out to DH several of the places you traveled to for work. It was kind of cool.
Ceejay - thanks for slapping the cheesecake away. It's just too many points to waste. Funny you should say the twinkie was too sweet. I was thinking the same of the flavored coffee creamer this morning. Wanted to cut it with FF half and half (a wonderful product for keeping the creaminess but cutting the fat and calories) but the store was out of most of everything this afternoon.
Senorita - thanks for the welcome. Do join us if you like. I think for many of us, your autumn will be just fine in the temperature department. Not sure many of us (like me) could handle the blazing summer heat too well.
Thanks Ruth for pointing out the Easter smilies. I must have just buzzed past them when I was looking earlier today. Thanks to Suzanne too
Meadow - once again, you've come up with an awesome graphic. You are so
talented! Our library just started the program where they will email you to remind you about your books. I always remember, it's just that I'm not finished reading them in time
Besides - I sort of consider it my little indirect contribution to the library
I used to donate books to the library (recent popular ones, not old stuff) but then I found out that mostly they just turn around and sell the books I paid 20 dollars or more to the friends of the library sale where they get sold for 50 cents or a dollar. Somehow I can't come to terms with that.
I have to say that if you need a big motivator to stick to the diet, then go clothes shopping. Look in the 3 way mirror. Really open your eyes to what you look like. Turn all around, to the side and to the back. Be honest about what you REALLY look like. Then go home, go for a walk and then eat a salad for supper
I wasn't sure I was going to like WW online. At first I groused about the points tracker and how much work it was and how it took so much time (oh poor me). I've gotten used to it now and I actually like it. It does keep me on track and even if I've gone off track a bit, I've promised myself that at the very least I will be HONEST about tracking my food. And if I see I've been high in points, I adjust. I do resent giving so many points to dairy tho. And we're supposed to eat extra dairy. Ice cream does not really count
I guess I don't mind the online because I am always searching for the WW leader who is inspiring. I had one once and believe it or not, it was a guy. He was fantastic. It was a long, long time ago and no one has ever really measured up since. WW online is a little more than 1/4 the price of the online meetings. Of course you have to print your own recipes, but there is quite a bit of information available to you online. And it cheers you on or gently wags a finger if you've lost or gained at the weekly weigh in. Just like anything - you get out of it what you put into it. Good housekeeping Magazine had an article of 5 women who lost substantial amounts of weight on 4 different diet plans. It can be done without pills or surgery.
Ok, the dryer finally finished. Time for me to do a quick fold and then hop into bed. Goodnight all...