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Thursday, March 21, 2013


 I am a carb addict. 
 I love my bad carbohydrates like breads, pasta, high carb veggies like peas, carrots, winter squash, you know, the rich, buttery ones.
Needless to say, I have become a ( chunky monkey.)
I need to get back in shape. 
 I know that.
I need to be more aware of what damage I'm doing to my heart, joints and blood that runs through my veins.
I know that.
 I am first to admit that 
This girl has a problem to ' attempt ' to solve.
There are a million excuses and good ones,  but the worst is
my very own lack of persistence.

Sooooo, folks,
hang in there with me while I work on a new me.
I started with eating a bit healthier., at least one meal a day.
That I should be able to accomplish, right?
That's why the green salads and lean chicken, turkey and fish., 
at least for ONE meal a day.....are you still with me?

Next, a new haircut.  It didn't take any weight off or help my ' innerds '
but it did make me feel better leaving half a dozen inches of  split-ends
and 'scragglies' on the floor instead of around my shoulders.
And YES dear sisters, I covered the gray.
Who needs them when I have at least another 40 yrs. to live, God willing.
Might as well make myself feel good and besides, 
poor Bill has to look at me all day now that he's retired.

All kidding aside, my rejuvenation is more purposeful than
pure vanity.

I am preparing for another journey, 
a detour, as it be, down another surgical path.
 Risk is taken every day but, All will be fine.
Though an invasive and intense ride,
I am every bit confident that God will see me through.
You see, He has given me HOPE.
May you all be blessed with the same.

You do not begin to know how much I appreciate
each and every one of you for taking the time to stop by.


Helen said...

Prayers for a successful surgery.
Love that new haircut.

Chatty Crone said...

Dear Dar,

A brave woman for many reasons.
I too am a carb addict and I need to go down the path with you.
I love your haircut - you look soooo young and cute - but where is your face - the front?
I hope and pray you will glide though your surgery and you will be able to have pain free days ahead.
Love, sandie

~mel said...

I always liked your hair shorter:) Who cares about dying the grays ~ that's why God made Miss Clairol!

jack69 said...

Well there Darla, the hair looks good. I like it. It looks pretty care free, I like that better.
We will pray, and think of our friend.
And YES it is hard to lose 3 or 30 lbs, nether comes off EASY.

Love you girl, Bill knows he is one lucky dowg!!!

Aout the hair, kids ain't supposed to have gray hair... LOL

Shug said...

Yea YOU! It's always good to eat healthy...
will be praying....Praying for you and your doctors...also praying for your speedy recovery,...

Dee said...

Your hair cut is real cute. And I am also a chunky Monkey...LOL... Actually I am beginning to like veggies....especially steamed. I will prayerfully think of you as you take your surgical journey... never fun and always a little scary. Blessings to You. Dee

Cicero Sings said...

A good cut goes a looonnng way! Myself, I don't mind the gray. Yes, it would have been nice to see a face shot!

I like my carbs too, sigh. My friend was just here for a few days and she eats proper. I've had my fill of salads for a while.

All the best in your surgery. A win win situation if it wasn't for the pain! No pain no gain - or so they say.

Paula said...

Wishing you the best with your surgery and your haircut is a cute as a bugs ear.

Muffy's Marks said...

Love the new do!! Prayers for your success both in getting healthy and your upcoming surgery!! ((hugs))

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Great hair!
Good luck with your surgery--and your diet makeover.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery. Love the ne "do" a haircut can make you feel so much better.

Carbs, I'd like to meet one person who doesn't love them. I too have become a chunky monkey. Saying it and doing something about it are two different animals. Good luck with your new healhier meal. I lost my will power long ago. I think my problem is I don't eat until dinner time, yep one meal a day. As soon as my divorce is final (been waiting over 2 years) the depression and anxiety will reduce and hopefully I'll have more will power. I also plan to get a new hair cut and go red!!

imac said...

I had trouble posting here just lately?

imac said...

Thoughts and prayers sent to you my friend

Suz said...

oh my...sugery...what post did I miss? All will be well
as for carbs....yes too many ..I have read your blog for a long time.hee hee
I too have cut carbs to a severe limit..and it works...but it is hard......but our lives are worth fighting for....and isn't hubby a typeII? this will help him too
yes..a new path....
and i LOVE your hair

Bonnie K said...

I like the haircut. Good luck on your future endeavors.