Thursday, January 21, 2021

Fast Food Orders




Drive through fast food places don't fill orders correctly, and it's almost funny. 

Our daughter lives in a memory care facility and loves ice cream. She's lost a lot of weight. When she was admitted in July, 2020, she weighed 121 pounds. Six months later, she weighs 86. Isolation is hard on these folks.

I'm blessed now to be a designated caregiver. I can see her a bit more easily, so I'm trying to help her regain a few pounds. For me, it's easy, but it isn't for her.

I stopped at a Sonic near her facility a few days back and ordered a caramel milkshake. She loves caramel. The attendant brought me a hamburger. I noticed that mistake easily and had it corrected. A few days later, I stopped at a Sonic near me and asked for caramel.  When I got to the facility, it was strawberry. They top the shakes with whipped cream, so I couldn't see the flavor.

I stopped at McDonald's yesterday and asked for chocolate. They gave me vanilla. I think today I'll just drive to the window and say, "surprise me."  LOL. 

My daughter asked me the other day, "Are you trying to make me fat?" 

YES! I am.  She's always been tiny, but I'm sad to see her melt away.

Faith and Humor

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Too Much Fat.

 


Don’t you just hate the word fat? Obesity is the word I detest even more than fat.  If I’m 10 pounds over a graph weight, then the chart says I’m obese. I’d rather be fat than obese. Thank you very much, Mr. Know-it-all Chart. I don't need for you to tell me I'm going up.

Too much fat is common, but it is dangerous and costly.  I think of it as unsightly, but health is a big issue, and getting healthy is expensive. Health, money, and sight are the reasons I want it gone.

I’m not alone. In 2017-2018, 42.4% of us are obese. In 2008, the cost for us fat people in the US was $147 billion dollars. Wow! That’s a lot. What would you do with $147 billion dollars? Mind boggling, isn’t it?

If I had that kind of money, I’d buy houses for three people I know who need one, and  I’d still have a lot of money to give away.


Okay, okay already. Back to the fat issue. Many of us know we need to lose a few. What’s that you say? Maybe we need to lose more than a few?  So true.  During the pandemic, the average weight gain for Americans was fifteen pounds. Whoa Nellie! That’s a lot in a short period of time.

So how do we do it?  Lose that extra fat?

Americans spend billions of dollars on diets, gyms, and trainers. These helps are a big benefit, but what if you can’t afford a gym or trainer? And fresh produce isn’t always easy either, Besides, aren’t chips and salsa tastier?  And how about those cheese enchiladas?

Whatever you decide to do to have a healthier body, make a commitment to persevere. And that’s my downfall. I start out good each morning, but by bedtime, I’m saying to myself, “I’ll do it tomorrow.”

I once asked a lady how she’d achieved her weight goal. She said, “One bite at a time.”  Another friend said, “I leave food on my plate.” One more offered, “I never go back for seconds.”

Let’s try their examples.  Leave a bite of each food item on the plate, If you have three items, leave three bites and never go back for seconds. Let me know if it works.

In the meantime, read how Angel Sarah helps a chubby Valerie become healthy. This book will make you laugh. You'll find this book on any online bookseller.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

News of Today

 

January 11, 2021

News of the Day:

World: 

Richest Man in World, Elon Musk, to Give Fortune to Others.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/musk-charity-worldsrichest-give/2021/01/10/id/1004941/

USA:

                Twitter shares fall after banning President Trump.  

Link: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/twitter-shares-fall-trump/2021/01/11/id/1005035/

 Texas:

President Trump Plans Visit to Rio Grande.

President Trump plans to visit the Border Wall. Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner for CBP said the new contracts will be awarded for 300 miles of new wall before January 19.

https://abc13.com/politics/pres-trump-heads-to-texas-for-1-of-final-trips-of-presidency/9510926   

Weather:

The high in Fulshear, TX today will reach 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow covers much of North Texas.     

Devotional Thought for the Day: 

Even on the darkest, cold, days, God is in control, and He still loves you.

Personal:  

My plans for this cold day include yoga, taking down the Christmas tree, and a trip to see our ill daughter.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021

 Greetings for a Happy New Year!

Here’s some good news--2020 came to an end!  Yippee! This was a doozy of a year, right? Let’s hope 2021 brings happy events. One thing remains constant in tough times. God loves us and has plans for us. We must trust Him even when we don’t understand what He’s doing. He allowed a lot of weirdness this past year, but He let us see the Bethlehem Star.  The planets came together in a dazzling display—an event that hasn’t happened in 800 years. God has a way of reminding us of His greatness and reassuring us of His presence. Perhaps in eternity, we’ll look back and say, “Oh! Now I understand.” And then again, why will we care about such things in glorious eternity?

My 2021 calendar is filling fast. It seems no matter the years, the activities go on.

What will you make plans for this year? Is your calendar filling also?

Travel?  Let's hope adventure in new places becomes a possibility for all of us.  I'm sure it will, now that we have a vaccine.

Church?  Let's all resolve to make worship a priority. After so many churches and synagogues closings, it will be a joy for community worship once more.

Health?  Are you going to exercise more and eat less?  That's a good idea for me. My mind is willing, but my body protests. Be sure to go in for those check ups, and take the vitamins.

Hugs?  YES!  By all means, we need more human touch. This isolation we've been through is devastating.

Laugh?  Oh my, please chuckle everyday. I understand laughter is good for the brain. My brain can use some help, so I plan to laugh as much as possible. Let's kick up our heels and hoot and holler.

Read more?  I certainly recommend reading. My books especially. Oh! And don't forget the Bible.😀

Less TV?  I've already cut back on television. All that news is depressing. Who needs that? Catch it once a day and forget it.

Less Social Media?  I've already cut back on that, too. I need positive thoughts and announcements. Too often, I see sad or irritating stuff as I scroll down to get to good stuff.

Organize?  Well, now, I can use more shape to my clutter. I doubt it happens, but I could use it.

Procrastinate?  My worst habit is putting off everything. I doubt seriously at this stage of life that I change. I can't seem to cease postponing things, but I'm used to what I am. 😏

What's on your list? I'd love to hear from you.  I'm wishing all of humanity a better year than the one we had last year!


Faith and Humor


Sarah at Christmas