Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Weekly progress report

I have been reading "You on a Diet" (by Dr Oz, who is often on Oprah) and he recommends having a friend to tell about your progress. I figured this worked. So I have been doing pretty well keeping to my first resolution to loose weight. I have even managed to keep to the exercising despite having a treadmill that doesn't really work right. (Buffalo weather was accommodating until yesterday!) I have noticed that you can flucuate a pound or two throughout the day, so I am trying not to use this as a way to measure my progress, although I will continue to track with my scale daily. I am finding that my second resolution is causing more difficulties. I'm like a little kid(or many adults) that has been told "No!" and therefore has to do it all the more. Not that I'm dropping F-bombs every 40 seconds, but it's become complusive to say something unseamly. I need to find replacements words that will come easily to mind when an inapporpriate word would normally. Like my sister-in-law Shelley instead of saying "Good Heavens!" or "G--da--it!" she says "Oh, Good Night!" I can't carry that one off, but I'm open to suggestions. Got a favorite?

8 comments:

Epiphany Alone said...

What a great thing to do for you! :)

I don't know if you've discovered The Spark People site, but it's an easy, foolproof way to calorie count. You can set it to recommend food, or not. I'm trying to keep my calorie count around 1800-2000 while I am still breastfeeding, and so far, it has been a great reminder not to overdo.

I'm a total potty mouth. :P I had a good laugh when one mommyblogger (it may even have been Dooce)said she'd started calling people "Melon Truckers". There was a Catholic girl in orchestra when I was in high school who had a bunch of goofy not-explicatives like "cheese 'n' rice" and "darn my socks!".

Navilyn said...

Albeit, shoot, is not a four letter word, it seems to do the job verses other four letter words.

As for the diet thing, or should we say, 'life changing' thing, good luck with it, and just try your best to stick to it. We look forward to updates...

sister k said...

i have a friend who (not sure if she still does) but calls really bad drivers that she's annoyed with "fartknockers." I've tried that but it's just not quite the same as calling them many other more potty mouth kinds of names...dang narbit might suffice...the kids'll grow up with potty mouths sooner or later, right? LOL...j/k

karen said...

Lars is extremely fond of "Poopashoots," an explitive of his very own creation.

kasper said...

Sugar! - I got this one from a patient who was in his 80s and did not like to swear, I think he was in the navy, and he was always saying this. It works well because you can put alot of emphasis into it.

Schnitzel works as well.
Frick, Gosh Darnit, dang, durn, ROCKSALT!,

sister k said...

p.s.- does "freakin' a" count as tame?

Fraukow said...

Thanks for all the encouragement! it really helps! I'll check spank - oops spark people! Love the "cheese n rice", fartknockers ans schnitzel! Doubt I could remember "poopashoots", but I like it. Sugar is pretty normal, and I think frickin or freakin count because they are so obvious! I do have a phrase I friend of mine fell upon. "That really burns my gost!" a sad mix of: burns my ass and gets my goat, but I use that too! Thanks for all the input!

karen said...

Another Lars offering: Frickashoots!

From Bruce Coville, 'Zombies of the Science Fair':

gibblespratten: An expression of disgust. Over several centuries this word has been condensed from the much longer phrase "Fangula eegon gibble tumputt spratten pumtutti" (literally, "Why must the world always bite me on the butt?"). This was the central life-question of the philosophers known as the Northern Depressives. Though the movement has been discredited, the phrase, and the question it implies, linger on.