Saturday, July 11, 2009

Off and On

As some of you know, my Mom has been sick. Too much to get into now, but my schedule has been out of whack to say the least. And as a result, so has my healthy living.


Why is it that when my schedule gets off, I revert back to destructable ways? Not good! But I'm on top of it!

Confession time. For supper tonight I ate onion rings and skittles. And about 2 hours later I felt like pee pee kaa kaa. In other words, yuk! Stuffed, tired, and lethargic. This whole week, I've been making poor choices. Peanutbutter crackers for lunch. Milkshake for supper. No planning at all. No variety. Even though it is a challenge to eat healthy during a crisis, it is not hopeless.

So tonight, I confessed to Jeff and Donna. They seem to hold me accountable the most. Recently I have felt so much better because I cut sugar and carbs out of my diet. I've been eating protein, veggies, and a few fruits....I lost 15 pounds and felt great. I am renewing my commitment today. I'm back on.

Do you ever go on and off of a plan? Do you quit once you get "off" the plan? I used to be that way. Once falling "off" the plan, I'd just quit. And stay "off". But no more. I may fall "off". But the beauty of falling "off", is that you can get right back "on". I'm "on".

Ladies, let us not quit when we fail or fall off of our plans. Have the courage to get right back on. Just like Miss Scarlet says in Gone With The Wind, "Tomorrow is another day." Yes it is.

I'm "on". How about you?




Joyful said...

Melissa, the timing of this is so perfect. Yesterday I took my son and his friend to the Zoo. We did pack our lunches, with healthy food for the most part, but I did indulge in some Snack Mix and homemade cookies. Last night at supper I had some pie that my Mom had sent over, and then later in the evening I enjoyed a "Fruzie" (what I call frozen fruit, yogurt, juice mixed through the blender). It wasn't that what I ate was so horrible...I just ate too much. My stomach isn't 'happy' this morning and I know why.

Thanks for this encouragement to get back 'on'. I fell off track, but I'm climbing back on!!!!

Love ya kiddo!

Deborah V said...


How funny! Pee pee kaa kaa. That pretty much describes how I have been these last few weeks. I feel like I've fallen and can't get back! Wah! I thank you for your encouragement.


Hey Cupcake said...


I also seem to have fallen is easy to do when you bake cupcakes and sweets as a side business. At any rate I am back "on" ---- The better I eat and take care of myself the fewer migranes I have...

Praying for you and your mom.

Wendy in CA

Chef Diane said...

See this is why I need to come and cook for you while you tend to mom. :-)
Glad you are back on track, it's hard when you are under stress