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Some Random Musings...
- When I hear people happily exclaim, “I ran 2 miles and burned 175 calories!” I can’t get too excited for them. Two miles is a lot of distance to cover to burn off a banana and three almonds.
- If you go to the restroom and don’t wash your hands, people notice. And remember. And mention it to others.
- Am I the only one who hears the “boing” when my eyes pop back into place after I roll them at some of the goings-on in today's world?
- I had to hide some folks from showing up in my Facebook timeline because I heard boing way too much.
- One of my Facebook “friends” may have boinged me, because I notice we are no longer friends. She did treat me nice at church, though.
So….my January goals were no overt sugar (pie, cake, cookies, candy) and no restaurants. Other than some Little Caesar’s pizza at a grandson’s birthday party, I haven’t had restaurant food. No overt sugar. I’ve lost 12 pounds.
I’d like to say my focus is completely off food, but I don’t always succeed. When I find myself fretting over what to eat/what I just ate, I make a conscious effort to find a better focus. Food obsession has had too much of my headspace for one lifetime, and since I only have this one life on earth, well…I should be living it instead of letting it pass me by.
Exercise? Meh! I hate moving. I try to take the stairs more than the elevator, though they just put the elevator in and it tempts me. I walk hills to my car. I said I would stretch, but it hurts (said in my best whiny voice), so I don’t do it enough. I should focus on my attitude toward exercise. I really don’t like it. Maybe one of my February (my birthday month) goals will be moving more. Ugh.
And lest we forget the price some people have paid for freedom, and think that Martin Luther King Day is just another holiday...
Quotes from his speech:
In a sense we've come to our nation's Capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal."
Click HERE for full transcript