I had strep and lived to tell about it...
Wow...I feel like I've just emerged from a cave. I was diagnosed with strep throat last Wednesday, and didn't go to work Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. I've got a lot of catching up to do!
Thanks to those of you who continued to check out my blog despite the fact that nothing much was going on.
I am much better, by the way...faithfully taking my antibiotics. Thanks to those of you who showed concern!
Anyhoo, I do have some things to share with you today.
An inspirational dieter
At one point this past weekend, I was feeling well enough to peruse some blogs. I decided to check out some of the blogs I've never visited on the Christian Blogosphere blogroll, and that's how I ended up on the blog called The Dip Shtick.
Dave has lost 100 pounds. 100 Pounds!!! That's major. When I asked him for some tips and advice, he kindly sent me an e-mail...which he plans to expand on in a blog post.
Weight Watchers has been key for him, but he also gave me some terrific advice about attitude and persistence. Here's some of what he shared:
Persistence - to always continue when you mess up. To work through the hard days. To stay on the program even if you gain a pound.
Attitude - Maybe this should be first, but you have to have an attitude that you want to lose weight. If I didn't want to lose weight, it would be harder to have discipline and persistence.
Goals - Set short-range attainable goals. My weekly goal is to average 2lbs per week. I use www.joesgoals.com to help me manage my short-term goals. Then I have medium range goals - with rewards. The roller coaster, the uniform all come with rewards. For hitting my 100 lbs, I rewarded myself with a fillet mignon steak. Still within my diet but something I rarely splurge on.
Hats off to David for his accomplishment, and thanks for the inspiration!
--In anticipation of the 2008 Games, Chinese people are naming their kids "Olympics." (I guess Olympia Dukakis would fit right in, huh?)
--Sure, everyone has something to complain about...but singing about it in four-part harmony? I give you the Complaints Choir of Chicago.
--What level of education is required to read your blog? Supposedly you can find out here, but I couldn't get it to work...kept getting a "Sorry, something went wrong" message. (By the way, hat tip to Evangelical Outpost--whose blog reading level was "College: Undergrad.")
--This is funny! Obviously the cake decorators made a mistake.
Happy Monday, all!