Monday, November 12, 2007

love affair

it's been a long time coming, but it still caught me off guard. isn't that always the way with love? it hits you when you least expect it.

now that i've been out of my cave for awhile, i've begun to take a look around and most naturally, i've also been looking at myself with a fresh perspective. wanna know what i saw? someone who has not been good to herself. i finally realized that i've got to start liking myself more, taking care of me the way i do my loved ones. in fact, i need to love myself. sounds corny, but i need to put myself up on a pedestal and honor all that's worthy. i haven't been doing that.

i'm not 100% sure how to do this, so i'll probably be fumbling around a bit as this romance begins. it's awkward and weird, but right.

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on another note, today i get to do something i've never done before. i get to participate in the great six week coworker lose-a-thon. several coworkers and i are going to weigh in, pool some cold, hard cash and see who is the biggest loser. i'm not going to be an overly competitive diet contest woman, but i think it'll be a good way to jump start my love affair.

here's what i've been having for breakfast for a week or two:

a few weeks ago i went to the vitamin store to get something good for my bod that'll give me some energy. kinda like buying flowers for a lover, but instead of roses i'm getting riboflavin. it's crushed ice, a little juice, some nonfat yogurt smoothie stuff, the vitamin protein powder and flax seed oil into a delish morning beverage. it's not too horrible to drink, and i've felt great each day i've imbibed. losing six pounds since i've started this is a plus, too.

yay me in a love affair.


BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Looks like you are off to a good start, and a wonderful journey.

Keep on going.

Jamie Dawn said...

Hooray on losing those 6 lbs.!!!!
Good for YOU!!
I like your new attitude.
Pamper yourself when you can, and smile at yourself when you look in the mirror. :-)

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I wish you the best of luck with that diet thingy.

Also, spend a night per week drinking alcohol instead of eating. There's a pound right there!

gautami tripathy said...

I like the attitude. Great you lost 6 lbs. May you lose more if that's what you wish..:D

I am trying to exercise more, and add more fruits and veggies to my diet.

gautami tripathy said...


Michele sent here here to boost you up even more!

Phil said...

That stuff actually looks good. I wish I could eat that healthy. Care to come over and make me some shakes?

Star said...

New love is wonderful. Especially when it is mutual. Savor every second. Michele sent me. Good luck on the diet competition. Sounds like you have a good start.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Congratulations on your new "love". I think it is great that you are taking care of yourself and I think it is true, you must love you first....and then all else follows.
GOOD stuff in that morning drink. What is the Protein powder called?
I know that Flaxseed Oil is supposed to be really really good for you....And 6 pounds is FANTASTIC!

mckay said...

babsfromca, i'll keep going, and going, and going... you know what they say about journeys.

jd, when i smile in the mirror at myself i feel really stupid! you're a great cheerleader, sweetie.

bug, let me just say that on a hot day in sunny ca, a cold beer is a good thing, bro.

guatami, you and me, both on the fruits and veggies. my favorites are the little mouth popping kind: blueberries, raspberries, lil tomatoes, soy food!

phil, making this drinkie is so easy. i'd
love to give you a lil lesson.

star, mutual love is great when it happens, but right now i'm sticking with the bird in the hand as opposed to the two in the bush. does that sound right or dirty? what i mean, is i need to just be content with being happy on my own.

naomi, i don't know the name of the powder, but i'll go find out and let you know. and yes, flaxseed is all the rage on oprah ;-)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Six pounds is a great start!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi There....Michele sent me back today to see how it is ALL going! Hope you are still "loving" yoursef...And Hopew too, more pounds gave been shed...!

kat said...

This was a great post. I like your "love affair" and I hope that you stay in love! :)

Did you return the t.v.?

Please say no!

Notta Wallflower said...

Congrats on losing weight! I need a plan for after baby arrives. I can't do much right now, but will need to lose a fair amount since I'm eating everything that isn't glued down. :-P