Friday, February 10, 2012

The War - Day Two

Now, before you start thinking that I will be posting everyday about my personal little war...fear not, I wouldn't do that to you.  But I just had to come and share a couple of things.

Thanks to all of you who commented either here or through Facebook.  It means a lot to me to know I have your support.  I know some of you are going through the same struggles I am and I think that sometime struggles seem less overwhelming when you face them together.  So I will be there for any of you who wish to use me as a sounding board, shoulder to cry on...whatever you need.  I in turn may be texting you at 11pm when the urge to eat Ben and Jerry's overtakes me.  You won't mind, will you?

One of my lovely readers said something in the comments yesterday that really spoke to me.  She said to take this one choice at a time.  What wise words.  I know all of this is about the choices you make, but somehow it doesn't seem so overwhelming if you only have to take it one choice at a time.  Because, lets face it, sometimes even taking it one day at time is too difficult.  Which brings me to this...

We have a farmer's market at work every payday Friday.  They have lots of fresh veggies and fruits.  They also have lots of other little booths where people sell their wares.  From jewelry to kids clothes, wood working to t-shirts....there is a lot of stuff.  They also have bread and pastries.  Now, I've been to the market many times.  I've bought some great Christmas gifts there.  What I have NEVER bought is a fruit or vegetable of any kind.  I've bought LOTS of bread and pastries.  Today I went to the farmers market and this is what I bought:

Red bell peppers, green bell peppers, zucchini, two of the most beautiful tomatoes you have ever seen and two of the biggest mushrooms I have ever seen.  Plus two large containers of strawberries.  I also bought some specialty pasta's which I plan to eat in moderation.  This is what I did NOT buy: 

Bread or pastries of any kind! 

Today I made a good choice and I feel strengthened by it.  In fact, I can't wait to get home so Sarah can cook dinner with those wonderful veggies!

My love to you all....thanks for the support!

(If you missed my blog from yesterday, you can find it here)


  1. I'm very excited to cook all of those veggies...they looked delightful! We'll find something tasty but healthy to do with the strawberries too.

    I'm glad you had your "ah ha" moment because I worry about you guys, but I also understand that I can't force you to do something that you don't want to I just haven't said anything about it. Plus, it's easier for me to stick to my plan if others are on board. :)

    I'm always around to be the voice of reason if necessary....I'll also go to the dreaded grocery store and do the shopping for you if that's what it takes. And you know how much I hate the grocery store. :)

    Love you!!

  2. Thanks sweetie...I love you! I do know how much you hate the grocery store...I think you got it from me :)

    1. We are proud of you Ger. Keep it up. Love, Uncle Ted & Aunt Georgie. One step at a time.