Saturday, April 02, 2011

Peppin' It Up a Bit

Dear Bloggy Friends,

Sorry I've been a bit Debbie Downer lately. Maybe it hasn't come through in what I've written, but simply the fact that I haven't written much this week, is pretty indicative that I haven't been super "up".

However, yesterday's glorious sunshine and SEVENTY degree high temp (no, this is not an April Fools' joke - we in Eugene did finally make it to spring...), did much to turn this attitude around. That, and finally being headache free. It was a week of pain, fatigue, and humility - which can make a person rather self-centered and thus, even "uglier" - but, I think it's now in the past.

Also thrown into the mix is being wise about eating choices again. I read an article the other day that made it clear what my issue is - I'm a "compulsive eater", meaning, no, I don't have an eating addiction - but yes, I do love to eat. It's not even a "comfort thing" - it's a HAPPY thing. So, the fact that I'm currently hanging at Michele's house, with sunshine streaming through the window and a good book at my side*, it just feels very wrong to not be also sitting with a big bowl of Froot Loops with Marshmallows (only found at Walmart Supercenter - deliciousness) at my side as well. But, that "Happy Factor" of yummy foods also equals more pounds, so it's that never-ending struggle between the momentary goodness of artificial flavors and colors hitting my mouth, to the personal self-satisfaction of "being good", eating right - and exercising that makes me "happy" when I look in the mirror - or fit into clothes. Battle, battle, battle....and that first week after a vacation break of indulgence is always the hardest.

So, with that - I'm off to go for a walk with Michele and the dogs. It's 20 degrees cooler today (our ONE day of spring was great while it lasted!) - but currently not raining, so we ought to take advantage. =)

Thanks for putting up with me through the "highs and lows" (in life and on the scales!) -


* Regarding that "good book" - I wanted to give a shout out to a new author I've recently discovered, Jenny B. Jones. She is such a fun, witty writer - I love, love, loved her most recent "SAVE THE DATE" book, and then, as a result, dived into the three novel "A CHARMED LIFE" series for teens. Those books had me literally laughing out loud - and had me staying up late last night to complete the last one. Talk about a super fun escape......


sara said...

I wish I could send you some of our sunshine!!!

And btw, you are never a "debbie downer"! We all walk through the ups and downs of this life and what I love about blogging is the encouragement we can give each other...which we can't do if we don't share!

I am so glad you are headache free today!!!

Tiffany said...

Steph, So glad you are feeling better. I know Michelle's company is sunshine on its own:) Hope you have a great week!

Please tell John thanks so much for the camera information. I can really tell he loves photography and his family. Hopefully I can get some accessories soon.

Jessica Jaimes said...

I absolutely ADORE your blog!!