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.


Mark Daniels said...

Congratulations on your diet, Phyllis!

The doll thing is great fun.

God bless you and have a wonderful Christmas!

Phyllis said...

Thank you Mark! The doll is fun! I'm going to go to the assisted living home where my 94 year old friend lives wearing my red hat and purple coat and the doll!! hahahaha

barbara said...

I remember one of the hitchcock shows with a devil-doll! Yikes!

Congrats on the weight loss. You are doing it the RIGHT way! Proud of you.

Merry Christmas - hope to visit you and your sis this summer with my cousin from Ohio. :)

Dick said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! I have to get back to that, too. Pat can eat anything and only once in a while her weight pushes up from 125 to 127, but I can't do that.

Annie started a Red Hat Chapter where we live and she loved that group. They are a fun loving bunch. It was that chapter who engineered Pat & I meeting. And I agree that doll does look remarkably like you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

barbara/PurpleMoose said...

Happy new year, Phyllis - can't find your email and wanted to pick your brain about a trip my cousin (from Ohio) and I (from Alaska) want to make to your area this late May or early June. Drop me a line?


Dawn said...

WOW, Phyllis, that is amazing on your cholesterol. Was it hard to give up beef and pork? I am kind of thinking about it. Happy New Year !! :)

Anji said...

I missed this post. You look amazing (and the doll too). Keep up the good work Phyllis! Oh and Happy New Year

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