Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Have fun!

Two days in a row! It’s like I’m on a roll! The amazing blogging Kyoko!

Here is how I did yesterday:
Burned 2241 calories
Consumed 1519 calories
Deficit of 722 calories

Ok, self-congratulation time over, for now. I had a really great day yesterday. As treats come and go it was a fabulous one. My very favorite soup is Campbells condensed tomato bisque (not true, my favorite is the tomato carrot soup they used to have at the Crepe Place in the mall before it closed, and if ever I run into that guy on the street I’m going to get that recipe even if it earns me a restraining order). Yeah it’s not the fanciest thing in the world, but it’s so good. And I had it with half nonfat milk and half….cream. Yeeks! Do you know that heavy cream is like 800 calories for one cup? I didn’t. I do now though. Luckily, happily I didn’t have much and it didn’t completely wreck all of my calorie counts up. But it was SO WORTH IT. Yum.

I can’t believe I’m sitting here 12 hours later still thinking about that soup…man do I have food issues!!

I had a fantastic conversation with a good friend yesterday about having fun. More specifically how I am not having fun. In my defense, it’s tough sometimes. Being the type of person who doesn’t deal with stress well can be overwhelming. Bad OR good stress. Between vacation, work events, being sick (which was probably because of the first two stresses), had a bit of a health scare over the weekend (it’s over and I’m ok…kinda) and on Monday I got some bad news that doesn’t directly involve me but is sad and has been weighing heavily on my mind for a couple of days.

So let’s brush that aside, because those are all things that I have no control over. Let’s start with what I CAN work with – being happy. Being happy and having fun. Can you think of anything better? I can’t either.

It’s time for me to take at least 40 minutes a day to be happy and have fun. No stress, no thinking about obligations, put the dogs outside, no cooking or cleaning just sitting and talking to Husbandcake, just reading my book, just doing my Wii fit, whatever I need to. Maybe I’ve been doing this all along but I haven’t been properly appreciating it. Well that stops here!

Isn’t it weird that on the one hand, you’d think that “planning” fun negates the actual fun…but for me if I don’t plan it, it goes unappreciated completely!

Can I give you guys homework? Good. Go do something fun today. Then come back and tell me what it was so I can be happy for you. And everybody have a fabulous day!


Raegun said...

It sounds counter-intuitive to have to schedule fun, right? If I don't plan for it, I just never get to it...well, unless it's a formal get-together! I like your idea of just making it happen. It's important! :)

*Whitney* said...

“...if ever I run into that guy on the street I’m going to get that recipe even if it earns me a restraining order).” Love it!! :-)

No worries about thinking of food hours later. Back in February I had literally the best meal ever and I’m still thinking about it! LOL

Well, I haven’t done it yet, but I’m headed to the gym to get my cardio on in about 30 minutes. Looking forward to it, too! And I’ll think of your post and have fun doing it! :-)

P.S. I love, love, love your background! Super cute!

Ice Queen said...

I am having all the fun one girl can possibly stand. Today is Laundry Day.


KyokoCake said...

@Raegun - I even sometimes dread formal get togethers because I think I want to sit around on my sofa, but luckily most of the time I realize how crazy that is and how much fun I have when I actually...have fun.

@*Whitney* - lol I do remember right after I had been all-healthy no treats for 3 weeks I had sweet and sour fish, and I almost cried. I wouldn't be surprised if nothing ever tasted that good again!

@Ice Queen - it's laundry day for me too yet here I am at work instead while it sits in piles in the laundry guess I'll have to work my fun in between loads!

Rachel said...

I schedule fun every week. I go out to dinner with my girl friends every Tuesday. We used to all go to Weight Watchers together and then have dinner after wards, but some of us have since moved onto different programs. But that hasn't stopped our dinners. We laugh cut up, vent and just de-stress. It is my favorite night of the week.

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