Saturday, December 18, 2010

This is too cool! A driver at work saw this doll in the hospital gift shop and thought OMG that's Phyllis!! So he bought it and brought it in for me. I saw it and thought "OMG it's ME as an old lady"!! WAH But then the more I looked at it, it tickled me that it really DOES look like me! And I have a red hat and red boa at home. And I have a brand spanking new PURPLE coat!! So the next day I wore them to work. We laughed all day!! One gal in Dispatch couldn't look at it because she saw an Alfred Hitchock movie about dolls that came to life and killed people. Well....I teased her all day with the doll. I would poke it around the corner at her, then hear her scream. Then I left it by her chair when she was on the phone. Heeheehee. Ok I'll stop. But what FUN!!

Now to the diet! I have officially lost 45 pounds as of Wednesday. I really would like to hit the 50 pound mark before the end of the year (2 weeks) but maybe not. I gave up beef, pork (except for ham) and butter in July. My cholesterol was 300. I just had a physical and it is down to 67!! Yes, 67!!!!

It is slow going, but I am sticking with it now. I plan my snacks. I take a sliced apple to work and at 10:00am I will eat half of it with cinnamon sprinkled on it. NUM! Eat lunch then at 2:00 I eat the rest of the apple. Then I have dinner. At bedtime I eat a banana with peanuit butter. NUM! Having Diabetes is a challenge because the Pancreas slows down the metabolism. But I have the rest of my life to work on this.
I look at the positive side...I get excited at what I CAN eat, not getting depressed on what I CAN'T eat.