Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Gradituesday - J
Jesus – I am proud to be a Christian. I am proud of the teachings of Jesus and I need to follow them more closely.
Joints – I still have some that work great and I am most grateful for that. There was a line in a song I heard at my son’s graduation – ‘Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when their gone.’
Joy – I still feel joy often, not all the time, but often. My children bring me joy, my husband brings me joy and my friends bring me joy. What more could anyone ask for.
Junk food – I love it, potato chips, chocolate, cookies, ice cream, donuts, cheese crackers, peanuts, cheetoes … really the list could go on forever.
Jeans – being and the end of the hippie’s generation, jeans have always been special. First was the struggle against the ‘establishment’ to get to wear them to school. The faded look and iron on patches that so horrified our parents. The feeling of individually when you stood a sea of hundreds of kids dressed exactly the same was wonderful. As I aged and gained there was a long while when I didn’t wear jeans, now that my weight is a little more managed I love my jeans again. I might not look the same as I did in high school but I look a lot better than I did 3 years ago and that’s what counts.
Journey – I love journeys of all kinds. I love the one we just took to see friends. I love the journey Nick and I began when we first met and I especially love the one we have been on since 2006. And I am enjoying my journey through life, the things I am able to do and see and mostly the people I have the privilege of meeting on line and in person.
Someone who is marrying a dear friend has a J name. I am grateful for him because of the joy he has brought to my friend. In fact there is more than one person I love dearly that has a J name.
On to the diet update…
Nothing too startling to report, when I weighed in Friday morning I was a little discouraged to see that it was exactly the same as last week. It really should be going down. But I held my own and that’s good. Then, however, I took the trip. Now I don’t go hog wild and try to over eat on a trip but you know you eat more when you are traveling and I drink regular soft drinks when I travel.
Last year, when we met Eva and Adam in Williamsburg , Nick and I both thought I ate responsibly. He and I shared most meals and we walked a lot. But when we got home and checked he had not gained an ounce and I had gained 5 pounds! Nick was more in shock than I was. He could not understand how I could have eaten as lightly as I did and gained so much. So I was as bit nervous when I stepped on the scales Monday morning. The shocker was – I was down a half pound from Friday!! Don’t know if that is accurate but that’s what it said. Cross your fingers for me. I can’t get to the gym every night this week like normal and there is another trip coming up next weekend but I feel like I have a fighting chance, so I’ll give it my best.