Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wishful Wednesday and More

Today's topic: Wishful Wednesday: Diets.

I've never linked up with Wishful Wednesday before, but it looks fun- the whole idea being a "wish" to get you through the middle of the week. Although the topic of a diet is not necessarily something I'm excited about, I have some unexpected free time this morning and thought I might as well write about something new!

But first, you ask, why do I have some unexpected free time?

Oh let me tell you.

It's April 7, and my school district (and a few others) is having a snow day. I know many of you had big snow during the winter and were snowed in for days on end, but we had a pretty mild winter here with very few inches of snow. That is, until the last week in March, our Spring Break, where we had a blizzard with over a foot of snow in about two hours, and today, where we're having a snow day in April. I wish I could say that's rare for here, but of course, that's actually the way things always seem to go here.

But anyway, Back to Wishful Wednesday: Diets.

I wish had the willpower to stay on one particular diet, and it would be..... Self-Control!

Now, I know, that's not a real diet. Yes, I also realize that willpower and self-control in the same sentence is a bit redundant. But I'm serious.

I've taken nutrition classes. I've worked at a gym where I had free access to health information and exercise classes. I have a mom who reads up on everything and is really quite smart about health and nutrition. I've even been healthy before - when I came home from college, I got into a good groove of eating semi-reasonably (I still ate Chipotle at least once a week, but I ate a lot of other good stuff and didn't snack too much) and I worked out semi-regularly. I felt good, and I looked pretty good.

The last few years I've fallen off the healthy wagon, I think. I'm not fat, by any means, but I have inherited a belly-full "problem" from my dad- gain weight? Oh sure, let's put it right on the belly and no where else. That, of course, lends people to wondering if I'm pregnant. No, I'm not, thank you very much. It also makes me think I really need to work on that belly issue before I do get pregnant, so I can feel better then.

The main issue is that I don't feel healthy.

So I wish I had the self-control to snack less or to take the time to prepare healthy snacks. I wish I had the self-control to make the time to go to the gym (Husband and I just got a membership to Gold's- he's already been a few times, but I've been so busy I haven't gone yet. Maybe this afternoon, when the snow has stopped but we're still out of school). I wish I had the self-control to just do it.

Good news is, self-control isn't a fad that is going to go away any time soon..... so if I can just get going, I think I'll be able to do it. So healthy snacks and exercise, here I come.

At least, I wish.


  1. I wish I had more self control! I had two cupcakes last night! I hope you enjoy your snow day!

  2. Hi there new follower over from WW. If we all had self control we wouldnt need to wish haha. Yeah Its tough when you see that bag of cookies...

  3. I really need self-control too, those chips in our office kitchen always call my name about 3pm...

    Enjoy your snow day, sometimes I wish we had them here.

  4. I'm not big on the "diet" thing either; just living healthy.

    Let me just say, you have an adorable blog!

  5. Thanks for finding my blog, I love yours too! Self control... hmm.. something I think we strive for our entire lives, no matter how great we are at it! Just get in there and start, don't beat yourself up when you don't have lots of time, a ten minute walk is better than nothing! haha, I love the belly comment! My belly isn't my problem, but my butt and thighs are.. don't know which is worse?? But now I am pregnant, so big belly +big thighs & butt = NOT CUTE!! lol

  6. I am so glad you stopped by and decided to play this week! Also, let me know what topic excites you, and I can definitely make it happen!!!!! Great job with the gym membership, now get busy! haha jk!

  7. I have no self control when it comes to food. We're having super nice weather over here, so I'm excited to get back out there and do some walking...not ready for running...haven't done it since I was pregnant with the first one. Yikes!


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