Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WAR - And I Don't Mean Political

Ahhhhhhh, no work for five days!

Lots of free, unscheduled, UNPLANNED time!

It feels sooooooooooooooo goooood - but a little scary on the food front. Which, believe me, is the "front lines" in my life right now.

I'm afraid it might be a war between me.................................... and me.

Who are these opposing sides of me? Grown-up Jenn and Little Jenny? Good Jenn and Bad JENNIFER (what I always got called when I was in trouble)? Internal Skinny Jenny and External Fat Jenny?

I don't know, but I do know that who blogs is the grown-up, good, internally skinny part of me.

That's the part I'm rooting for.

All generals know that you can't win a war without a good strategy.
So, here's how I'm going to win the Thanksgiving Five Day Skirmish of 2011 in Jennyland.

Tuesday:
So far, so good today even though there were a bunch of munchies around. Someone gave me a breakfast burrito as soon as I walked in the door. I only ate half. I was able to pass on the donuts, pumpkin pie, cornbread pudding (that one was hard), sweet potato casserole, and candy. In addition to my Lean Cuisine at lunch, I had some tomato salad someone had brought.

Tonight, I'm going to DeColores. My plan is to have a bowl of beans and two glasses of wine. And salsa, of course.

Wednesday:
Breakfast with Donna at Coffee Booth - eggs and toast. WAIT! WHAT IF SHE WANTS TO GO TO VIOLA'S? OK, Huevos Rancheros with no tortilla, no cheese, no beans, no potatoes. (Eggs and toast. And green chili.)

And then The Dinner of Champions - Subway.

Thursday:
We've already done the menu for that. But Thursday night, we'll be in Albuquerque. I'd like to find an open Subway. But here things get really shaky because I've actually got to consider other people's desires. Damn!

So, my secondary plan may have to be put in action if I'm ambushed by other people's desires.
Secondary Plan:
NO MATTER WHERE I AM...
*Share with someone or somehow figure out how to eat only half of whatever it is!
*Try to stick with a la carte. Or salads. Or appetizers.
*If at someone's house (or my own, for that matter) use luncheon plates or bowls.
*Water, water, water, water, water! My goal for the next five days is five of these things a day.
Five for five!
*Do something to MOVE. I've been sitting on the floor (which I can do now) doing stretches every morning. I need to at least do that. If I'd actually make myself walk around the park one time a day, that would be wonderful. And for those of you not from around here, I'm talking a tiny park. Once around is 1/5 of a mile. But, better than nothing.
*Do all the things I know to do to help get healthy (but don't do). I'm just talking about doing them for FIVE DAYS! Surely, I can do that! Things like park far away from stores and squeeze my butt muscles every once in awhile when I'm sitting.
*Remember NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS THIN FEELS!

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
On Friday,we're getting up in the middle of the night to do Black Friday shopping. I should act as though there is an incoming missile attack and arm myself with my secondary plan. And for those three days, I plan to stick with leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, Subway, leftover butterbeangreenchilichicken stew. I'm going to make a pot of beans.

Today, I weighed 227.
My goal for Monday after Thanksgiving? 225.

I can do it.
I am strong.
I am invincible.
I am woman.

Love,
Helen Reddy, Jr.

Lyrics to I Am Woman (I just made this my ringtone for the next five days!)
I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can do anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
'Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin' arms across the land
But I'm still an embryo
With a long, long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

Oh, I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong

I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman


4 comments:

  1. Call me, I'll come walk with you ! I need to walk too ..

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  2. Very cool - and now I know, from now on, it's Jenn - not Jennifer! Love you!

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  3. Go on Jenn - you can do it!! Just promise yourself the walk - or my motto, no walk no wine :-( If I lived near you I'd drag you out that door!!

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  4. I love that, Deezer.... "no walk, no wine". That's going to be my motto, too. (I say that as I sit here with a glass of wine but haven't taken a walk today. I'll start tomorrow.) ;-)

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