Thursday, June 28, 2007

diet journal

Today I ate

egg 2
2 pieces of toast 2
1/2 tsp. of jelly 0
1/2 cup strawberry's and fat free cool whip 0
ham and cheese sandwich 5
pretzels 2
pinto beans 1
baked potato 4
butter 1

I also walked 2 miles today.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Diet journal

Today was a good day. I got up and hit the walking track early. It was already 90 by 9:00 I think. It sure was hot. I walked about 40 minutes today. That is double what I usually do. The change of venue has helped push myself. I feel it in my leg muscles as well. Wow. It made me feel energized and good to workout today. I need to add some other exercises for toning purposes. I should get the walking routine down first.

The diet is ok. I still am not totally full blown health queen yet. I will get there. I just have to remind myself everytime I want to eat something to ask should I eat this.

Today I had

Cherrios milk and strawberries 3
pretzels 2
sandwich and black eyed peas 7
1 graham cracker and cool whip 1
soup 2
sandwich 4
tea 3 16 oz
water 0 48 oz

Total 22 points

Doing ok. I have to improve still on some things.


I have a couple of friends and family that are battling cancer. What an ugly disease to have. I am in a pray without ceasing mode for all of them. All you can do is pray and hope that God will heal each of them. God if you if you will heal each of them in your time. I pray for there families that you give them grace and mercy during this time. May you reveal yourself to them and allow them to feel your love, grace and strength

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Day 2

Well another day another diet.

I am really struggling with finding an option for something to drink. I tried for a couple of days to go to strictly water, but I just end up feeling blotted and very thirsty wierd huh.

Here is what I had to today.

Cherrios and 1/2 cup fat free milk 3 points
pretzels 2 points
hot dog and cheese sandwich 8 points
2 graham cracker fat free cool whip 2 points
ginger ale 2 Points
tea 2 points

I went to on a 45 minute walk and it felt great.

I have had a lot of energy today due to the walk. I am a little sore though.

All is well.

I had my first official improv show with face 2 face. It was loads a fun and that is cool. I had a great first show with great partners and great audience. Another show tomorrow and We will rock I am sure. I got flowers, candy, a card and a clean downstairs from the fam when I got home. So sweet of them. I am so glad to have a supportive loving family and friends that celebrates my success. I have not arrived, but I am getting there one step at a time.


Monday, June 25, 2007

Started the old diet again

Yep after 3 years of being skinny me, After changing jobs, houses, cities and going back to school, I have managed to put on about 20 pounds.

My weight loss journey started about 3 1/2 years ago. I decided I was tired of weighing almost 200 pounds. After 6 months, I had lost 60 pounds. I was smaller than I had been in along time. It is a daily struggle for me. I found healthier food I like to eat and learned to not eat so much. The overwhelming stress of situations can sometimes throw us off our horse and that is what happened to me. Mainly school. I did manage to stay in the 130's until I went back to school. Now I am pushing 150. I have to at least lose 12 pounds to get back where I feel good about myself and my clothes fit me comfortable. It want take long, but It is just doing it.

Today, I have eaten,

3/4 cups of cheerios and 1/2 fat free milk 3
1/2 cup of grapes 1
pretzels 2
ham and cheese sandwich 5
crackers and cheese 3
2 graham crackers 2

Total of 16 weight watchers points

I will have a sandwich and beans for dinner

That will put me over a couple of points for today.

I have been drinking only water today that is hard for me.
I have a headache now so I must drink some more.

I have only had 1 bottle of water (I must do better on this

Tuesday, June 05, 2007
The sound of laughter that is directed toward you in most cases would not be a positive thing. But for a comedian it is infectious. I did a improv show tonight. The lines were great. The audience was great. It was a good time.

On and off all day, I was getting mentally prepared to work. Just to get in the mind frame of improv. I spent an hour or so getting ready and then it was off to the show. Before the show, I was a little nervous. Once I got on stage and things got rolling, I felt a lot better. The show was on tonight. Energy was good and we rocked the world. There were a few things that I still am working through, but I am getting there. I am fighting through it. Not looking at the person I am in the scene with all of the time and realizing there is an audience out there. I am learning that preparation for me works. I am learning that if I am prepared as an improv artist, it works. And when your doing improv with people who want you to succeed that makes all of the difference. Just having a place to build trustworthy relationship with people is awesome and really there are no word beyond that to describe what you experience.

There will be more shows this weekend. I wont be preforming this weekend, but I will be there cheering my fellow improvers on.

Funny ?

I have been studying improv for about 6 months with face to face improv troop. It has been a blast. I never thought that I would be good at improv because I am not quick witted. I normally can't think at all, but thinking quickly wow what a riot. I always wanted to be one of those funny people that could drop a line and have everyone laugh till they wet there pants, but I never thought that could be possible. I always loved to tell stories or events that occurred in my life to folks, but never in a million years did I think that it would turn into a passion. I am learning at 37 (the same age Phyllis Diller started stand up) that I am funny in some weird twisted sick way. I am learning all of those people that do stand up or improv work really hard at it. Doing stand up or improv requires you to think 24 hours a day. You see people or situations and you think hmmm that would make a great character or hmmmm that seems like it would be great to add in a sketch.

The point of this rambled post is to public admit to myself that I have stumble onto a world of wonder and amazement and there are possibilities for me to be funny and other people enjoy it. There are opportunities that I never thought possible.

Some say laughter is the best medicine. I say laugh on at the funny people.