Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The (doughnut) hole story

I recently posted on facebook my (almost) year long lent of doughnuts. Now some/many may ask why? It was simple really. Its not that I crave them or go buy them for myself very often, but my office had started getting into the habit of every friday or so - there was a box or two of doughnuts. (Don't worry we as the Health Department have repented and changed our ways). Of course I would have one in the morning and then a couple hours later walk by again. MMMMmmmmm yummy but no good. So I decided to implement what I teach the youth in my smoking cessation class. JUST SAY NO! It was really easy to say no - if I just said, I don't eat those. And so I haven't.

It wasn't terribly challenging (like I said repentance took place a few months after my goal - Doughnut free since February? I don't know but it rhymes) And of course I couldn't get them as part of my on the go breakfast, skipped the treats at FHE, and no Halloween doughnut eating contest for me.

However, my true weakness is potato chips, fries, and mashed potatoes smothered in gravy. Bad, Bad and Bad. So I have beent hinking about it for awhile and decided its time to JUST SAY NO! It is easier if I just cut it out completely.  I tried it for a few weeks to see if I could really commit to it. It really will be a challenge. Another weakness of mine is eating out. When I did my trial run. It helped even my eating out choices be better - and is cheaper on the pocket. No more meals - Just the sandwich (Which will also help me cut back on the soda).

It makes sense to me. And it is one of those small changes - small steps to a healthier me. It's not really a weight loss ploy as more of just a healthier me making healthier choices.

The vitamins in potatoes (which are lost the way I eat them) Will still be in my diet with all the other vegetables and straches I'll consume.

So come January 1st - heres to a new test of willpower.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Grade Book

My Grade Book online will be my most important story for the next 2 years. I was nervous about how I was going to balance it all, and there were definitely some stressful moments along the way. However, I not only did it, but did it pulling two A's. My next class starts Wednesday. While it is still stressful, at least I know I can do it! Here is to 2 classes down 11 more to go - and then the long awaited kinda scary goal of earning a Master's Degree!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hitting the books

Summer was a whirlwind of running here and there and working all sorts of odd hours and spending time on my social life the other. I told myself that once summer was over I would be more diligent in my updating my journal (blog). Alas I went and decided to get a Master's degree. I was a bit overwhelming at first, but I am now concluding Business Ethics and am looking forward to starting something new next week.

The annual Dent Halloween Family Party was lovely Thanks to Rich and Tricia for stepping in and hosting it at there house. I'm grateful for so me great little kiddos running around and the love that everyone shows me.

I am looking forward to the Holidays this year, I just hope I can keep the humbugs off. I may or may not have already broken out the holiday music, and slightly feel guilty for it...

Last but not least, I was highlighted in a little Newsletter of an association I'm a part of - check it out here.