Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Post with Extras

I found the website that had my favorite (well, new favorite) kitchen.  I showed you the yellow sink last time.  This is the upstairs bedroom.  What I like.  The door has a window to let in light. The kids room or guest room has two full sized beds--not twins.  Here's that yellow again.  I found it fun that the cotton coverlet is on top of the down (well it would be here) comforter.  I wonder if the additional of yellow was just for the photo shoot?

My carpenter says too much beadboard is a bad thing.  Here we have bead board everywhere.  Ceiling, walls, door.  I guess, technically, the walls are "board and batten".

I have been reading a certain "low carb blog" for almost 4 years now.  The guy has almost as much trouble as I do staying on the straight and narrow when it comes to food choices.  He does do a better job than I do because he likes eating meat.  I like vegetables and fruit.

Here's what he said to a reader who is focusing on the number on her scale;

Now – about you. Is the scale getting in the way? You’ve been at this for a while yourself. What if you ditch the negative energy the scale is causing you and just focus on eating the way your body wants you to eat?
Dieting is a mind game. Focus your game just on eating the right foods for you. Get that part of your game going, and once you have a handle on that, then go back to the scale.
I find if I try to do too much I get depleted and do nothing at all. You noticed I’m not counting calories, carbs, fat, protein, steps walked, quantity of food – nothing except focusing on eating what I consider for me to be high-quality food.
All the counting, weighing and measuring can drive us batty – and drive us to eat that cake – it’s called the ‘What the Hell Effect’.
Worst that can happen in this scenario is that the scale doesn’t move but you’ve taught yourself better eating habits that become second-nature and you don’t have to think much about. That’s a great place to start a diet from. Then when you start counting and measuring, the ‘what’ you eat is effortless because you got that nailed.
This guy is, like, my diet guru.  And I am liking what he says here.  Eat the foods that are good for you and let the scale sit in the backseat for awhile.  I think the counting and measuring and wondering is what makes Joanne an very sad and angry person.  The food doesn't.

There are a number of things that make me crazy.  I don't want my breakfast, lunch and dinner to be three of them.

I had a very good day yesterday.  Very busy.  A good busy.  I am anxious to get back to work.  Too long sitting around the house watching Netflix, reading and waiting for the snow to melt.  This morning I tried on pants from two of the bins I have in the closet.  I found three or four pair of pants suitable (in fit) and have them on top of the pile so I can just reach in and take a pair and dress for work.  I am hoping it's one day this coming week.  But it will probably be the 24th.

Of great interest to me --not all the pants that fit suitably (I have to bend and move) are the same size. They are all the same brand.  Not the same style.  They all fit differently.  How on earth is a customer going to be able to know what to buy?

I guess it was a good thing that I just took any pair of pants off the 20 cent rack (in styles I liked) and didn't care what size they were.  I took mostly green, dark tan, khaki.  Greenhouse colors.  Who knew I would do something that smart?  Certainly, not me.


Terry Grant said...

I have had that same yummy , warm yellow on my mind for months now. We are going to tackle our bedroom remodel soon and I thin this color is going to figure in there somewhere . I never w eigh myself. I tend to go by how my pants fit. I am trying to eliminate sugar from my diet. If Ivan do that I won't worry about the rest of my diet for awhile.

dee said...

The color yellow is lovely as long as you get it in a very soft buttery yellow. If you go any further you may find it jarring. I did my kitchen curtains in a yellow gingham a few years back and as soon as I got those up I couldn't get them down fast enough...the yellow took over everything. I had never had that happen with any color before but my good friend who owns a hardware store told me she always cautions people with paint choices in yellow. It is often just too much.
I'm with Terry -I'm eliminating the sugar as much as possible. It's hard though -sweet tooth here. but my last check -up showed great results so I will press on.
Those annoying squiggly letters are back so I hope this goes through since I'm only guessing at what they are.
Computers really suck lately.

Joanne S said...

I am trying to see if there are squiggly letters when I comment