Some people have asked me how I started my weight loss. My first few months in the blog archive explain it all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


My husband is a genius and my computer is resurrected. I love that guy. I am finding out that my love is fickle. I love lots of things. Next to my house there is a grocery store called Top Foods. I love that place. Can we say free child care? Genius.

Saturday night my husband and I went grocery shopping. First past the deli, olive bar and fancy cheeses. I said "Oh Mel, I love Boursin, especially the garlic kind spread on crackers? Delicious. Oh and how about a nice slice of dill Havarti on a thick crusted chewy bread? I love that!" We progressed to produce, "I love fresh asparagus lightly steamed with lemon pepper and butter" Next the bakery: "Wasn't that pumpernickel bread with the Irish butter amazing?" "I can't believe they sell those holiday tortes out in the open, I love those." We went past the bulk candy aisle - "Jordan Almonds? In Christmas colors? Amazing. Red and Green Malt balls? Pure genius. I love those."

It took me awhile until I saw a pattern. I love food. Food is an amazing gift from God. I am pretty sure that when I die and I find out we can't eat in the spirit world I will be devastated and haunt Top Foods. Eating is a favorite past time. When I see a baby I think is adorable I say "I could just eat you up!" Freud would have a holiday in my head.

So, another thing I love is Bob Greene. I am ashamed to admit it because I don't want to be just another Oprah zombie, but he said - (I summarize) Unless you stick to a perfect diet you have to exercise to lose or maintain weight. Short but powerful.

I don't want to stick to a perfect diet. My husband summarized my early morning work outs this way: "Oh I see, you work out to up your food intake". I love to eat more than I love to exercise, but I am willing to do the work for that which I love.

I can't wait until I love to get up in the morning to work out - that will probably never happen, I will never eat so that I get to work out, but vice-versa we have a good symbiotic relationship. Last night I laid out my shoes, my clothes, my ipod got juiced up and at 5:15 a.m. I put on a hat and gloves and hit the street.

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

Your blog usually gets me jazzed about my early morning cardio, but today, it just made me hungry. Will keep reading and working out, though. Eating, too.

Heffalump said...

I love food as well. In our family food has always been a way to express love. Its not the healthiest attitude to have I am sure, and it is certainly a hard habit to break.
At least there are some great foods out there that are not as unhealthy as some.

Kimberly said...

Once again you've managed to write exactly what I needed to read. Thank you!

Yvonne said...

I love food, too. So true that we have to do the work for that which we love.

As always, very much appreciated.

KellyLady said...

You're so awesome!

Marc and Megan said...

Oh, this is so how my mind works, too! Except the other day I was thinking, "well, those 200 calories I just burned only buys me a small serving of ice cream, if I'm lucky!" But, I'll take what I can get! :)

Calamity Jane said...

Sorry Suzanne, I kind of got hungry too...
Heffalump - I agree
Kimberly - ditto
Thanks Yvonne,
Kelly - right back at you!
Megan, me too!

Michal said...

just wanted you to know that all of your pep talks about early morning exercise are really getting into my head and helping me to get up and go each morning. six weeks ago i was lucky to get in one visit to the gym or walk around the neighborhood, but i have been determined in the past month plus and have been getting out five times a week, usually before six am. thanks for all the reminders of why i do it. i too am passionate about food and am not willing to give up completely the foods i loved. i eat, therefore i run.:)

Janice said...

Just a word of encouragement... there is a banqueting table in Heaven! It's gotta be better than any one we have experienced here! Rev.19:9, 17 "...Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb... Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;" Literal or spiritual, if God calls it supper... we will be filled!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Me too - I love food.

I got out my Weight Watchers stuff this morning and reacquainted myself with the fun little points. I think I'm ready here soon.

Rebecca said...

You express how I feel about food exactly. It's almost scary!