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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Day 34: Don't take any day for GRANTED

I woke up feeling awful this morning, my stomach was sour, my head was pounding and I had a fever. If it wasn't for one magic tylenol I found on top of  my dresser I would have never made it to work this morning. Bless those people who created pain relievers.

One thing I can say is, feeling shitty made me less than hungry most of the morning and afternoon. I didn't really want to eat. That was until my appetite came back- voraciously at dinner time. The Fiance and I enjoyed a rather large Sushi dinner. I am pretty proud to say I only ate about two rolls- but I did have teriyaki chicken . Which I probably didn't need to eat. I wish it was easier to say "NO", but once that full plate is in front of me it's so hard not to just eat it all. Half way through I noticed the "body sigh"... I recognized that I was satisfied. As soon as I noticed the sigh I knew it was time to slow down. Reluctantly I pushed away my plate —but not without taking one or two more bites ; ). Even though I consumed more calories than I wanted to, I am giving myself a kudos for pushing away a plate that still had 6 pieces left on it!

Now, if you dont mind before I close this entry I would like to add one more thing. I know this is a weight loss blog and it is somewhat off the subject. But I feel compelled to add it. Today I was surprised at the lack of coverage of 9/11. It has been only eight years but I hardly saw any major stories or even tributes about it today. It's not even a trending topic. This was  a shock to me, it seems like every 9/11 I see the coverage on TV and I am immediately taken back (very vividly) to that day. I remember where I was, who I was with and what I was doing. I remember it like it happened yesterday. When I watch the clips all those memories rush back. I hope we never stop looking back on that day and remembering all those people, all those heros.  I hope I never forget what that day taught me: Don't take any day for GRANTED. Try your best to appreciate everything precious in your life. 

Let's make a pact to never forget these people and how much this day changed our lives.

Thanks for listening.


  1. I was suprised by the lack of coverage too.

    I'm impressed that you pushed your plate away! I also suffer from "must clean plate" syndrome. Good for you! :)

  2. I know! I was surprised too at the lack of 9/11 coverage. I think everyone has a very vivid memory of that day, I know I do!

    It truly is hard to push the plate away when your full but it tasted oooooohhhhhhhh so good.

  3. spell check granite...
    I think you meant to say for "GRANTED"

  4. You are right I knew something didn't look correct...thanks. I'm def. not a professional writer- as you can tell...

  5. You took the words right out of my mouth. Never take anything for granted! That day still haunts me. I too was surprised that there wasn't much coverage.