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Scattered thoughts for a rainy Wednesday....

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I have been trying to gather my thoughts for my blog today - and they are all over the place. I think it has something to do with the fact that my Wednesday routine was thrown in the air when my niece didn't come today...so I have a day to myself....what to do what to do...

I decided that running outside was what I was going to do - got dressed, running tights, two layers and a vest on top, shoes/socks, and was ready to go - just had to get 9 yr. old off to school The sky was grey - but it looked like I might make it .... 10 minutes before it was time for school the heavens opened....no run outside...36' and rain are not a good outdoors pair for me....so now what....I want to run outside, and tomorrow is forcasted to be FANTASTIC....so do I rest today and run the next two when the weather is favorable, or do I run today and take a favorable day as a rest day....I chose to use today as the rest and run in the sun....I am craving my vitamin d therapy!

So - now what - I decided that I would concentrate a little on ST....pushups, planks, squats and some bicep work are all in and done...YEAH....but it was only 9:30....now what....

I do have a hobby and a whole pile of stuff to do with it - but I am avoiding that space....don't know why....

Grocery shop - that's it --- so I did - in and done, and only 11:30....now what....

Time to try something new....that's what. I have had a box of Quinoa in my pantry for a while - made meatloaf with it a while back, and it was OK....so I started looking through the Spark recipes for Quinoa recipes....the key was to have ingredients on hand. I found Quinoa Pilaf....I had all of the stuff except onions -so I was good to go - it was a little time consuming chopping the veggies - but so worth it....I made a half of the recipe incase I didn't like it - and didn't want to eat the leftovers....but it was yummy....and I have lunch for the rest of the week. A serving is uner 200 cals. has 7g of protien and 3.2g of fiber. Not a bad add to go with my salad.

A Spark friend also posted something on her blog today about whether we have a responsibility to share our knowledge with people about weightloss/exercise/dieting etc. It got me to thinking about my Mom, who has just found out she has to have her right knee replaced (OUCH). Mom has been heavy my whole life. There is only one point in my memory when she lost weight to be considered healthy - and for a long time she was a smoker too....well - about 9 years ago (right after the birth of 2nd son) - I realized I was following her patterns and I was scared - scared enough to change - so I started exercising (running and walking) and using WW as a food plan. I was 218 pounds at the start.....today I'm 154.....I managed to shed a good deal of the excess weight - and am working towards my goal - but looking at Mom as she battles the knee - I want to tell her to start now - to not wait for the after surgery - and get back to the gym and work on upper body and core - so she will be ready for crutches....she is weak - and I'm afraid she won't handle the crutches well...

So back to the question of responsibility - do I tell her this.....H, E, double hockey sticks no.....she has been going to the gym for 2 years....same routine, same equipment, same weight - and hasn't lost weight --- but she knows it all - she can't think ahead to what she will need to help her after surgery --- it will be a while before she can do any walking, etc...but she can concentrate on the upper body to help with the immediate after....but nope - can't tell her - she'll think I'm a busy body -

She has a way of putting my weight loss down, and I know it's jealousy because she doesn't have the drive to get it done.....and that in and of itself keeps me from trying to help - just a bridge to not cross...

Sorry so scattered - told you I was all over the place.....

I highly suggest the Quinoa Pilaf though: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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  • APIRLRAIN888
    awesome just awesome
    3638 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    I say good choice waiting until tomorrow for the fantastic weather outdoor run!

    I agree, your mom probably wouldn't be receptive to suggestions if she's known to put down your weight loss. It seems people have to come to their senses on their own.

    Enjoy the rest of your day!
    3638 days ago
  • JCLARK2201
    Love the blog entry. It's amazing what happens when you have FREE time and you don't know what to do with it.

    Thanks for the Quinoa recipe. I may need to buy it now :)
    3638 days ago
  • PINKBEANBOO
    It doesn't seem worth it to try to advise her if she's already put you down.
    I've had a blog about my mom brewing in my head for many months now. It's a very sensitive topic for me. She's been obese since she had me & I've not seen her make any changes to help herself - other than the 2x I saw her take an exercise walk when I was a kid. She had both knees replaced when she was 48. She blamed her bad knees on heredity, but she's smart. Even if she never said it out loud, she knows that the extra weight played a big part.

    It is strange having an unexpected day off. No time to plan anything, LOL. I hope you are enjoying your down time.
    3638 days ago
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