First take the log out of your own eye

I woke up this morning feeling great. I had an okay day with food yesterday. I am working very hard to put it where it belongs in my life - as a means of fueling my body not relieving stress or discomfort. Since my sugar numbers are higher than they should be, I will be watching the quantity and the quality of the carbs I eat. Yesterday I made Maple Oat Bread. I don't have to give that up. I can have half a slice in the morning and since it is so dense, a half slice is enough.

In "OO" I wrote yesterday that the chapter I'm in focuses on self-acceptance. So, I will be looking for a full length mirror. The exercise has you look at yourself in the mirror and describe what you see, but only in a non-judgemental way. In other words, you don't look in the mirror and say, "I'm fat." You make observations. "My legs are narrow, my stomach goes out here," etc. The minute negative or judgemental thoughts enter your mind, you are done with the exercise for that day. The idea is that we see our faces all the time, so we pretty much accept our faces. Makes sense to me.
Okay, so on Biggest Loser last night. I kind of felt bad for Joelle. She really is in denial. But as I look at her, particularly her eyes, I wonder if there is something else going on - if there isn't - how do I put this? Okay, in biology we studied the effects of alchoholic mothers on their babies. There is a distinctive look to the babies' eyes. Joelle's eyes look like that. I could be all wrong, but there is just something off about her. She seemed much more coherent at the very end of the show where they show what the kicked off contestants look like now. She didn't seem nearly as spacey. I feel bad that the friendship between she and Carla is non-existent at the moment. I really hope that changes, but at this point, Carla needs to take care of herself.

Now let's talk about Aubry. (Here's where the title of this post kicks in.) I really don't see where she got off lighting into Joelle the way she did. Aubrey lost 2 pounds in 30 days - and insisted that she spent 4-5 hours working out. I'm sorry, but if she's going to accuse Joelle of lying then she needs to look at herself. I really don't think Aubrey was being honest in her conversation with Jillian. Yes, the woman has 5 children. I can see how that is a challenge to staying with the program - but be honest about it. She's going to have to find a way to take care of herself in the real world.
On the Wii front:
Little Claire loves to run with the Wii. The first thing she says when she comes over is "Wii Fit, Gramma?"

Daily stats:
(to be updated)
Type: Wii FIT
Route: Yoga and strength training
Time: 27 minutes
Average heart rate: 89
Max heart rate: 115
Calories burned:117


  1. Oh, I am with you on Joelle !! It is almost like she has a combo of ADHD, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and some serious life blows that have taken the wind out of her sails. With Aubrey, there is a definite possibility that he is also dealing with a degree of hormonal issues as well. If you look close at her profile, her weight tends to rest mainly in her abdomen, and that is one of the hallmarks of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome- a precursor of diabetes.While Jillian knows how to scream at people and build muscle, she is not an MD, and certainly not an endocrinologist . It will be interesting to see how she progresses on the show.

    Mirrors- I have never owned a full length mirror in my whole life, and it is something I really want ! my parents never had one for unknown reasons and my husband has this weird fear that they are going to fall on someone and shatter in a million pieces and cut a body to ribbons. it is sort of an ongoing disagreement we have had for 29 years. Of all things to disagree about, huh ?

  2. NO kidding about Joelle , she is missing something upstairs. That woman simply did not want to be there and was feeling guilty about it. And yes if you worked out 4 or 5 hours a day it wouldn't matter what you ate you would loose more then 2 pounds. I didn't work out at all and lost more then that in a week.

  3. I don't own a full length mirror. It would be a scary thought to stand in front of one. EEeek! You are brave!! :) I totally understand the concept though and i think it will be a good thing.
    What a great atmosphere you are setting for your granddaughter! She will grow up thinking being active is normal. Exercise if fun and just a regular part of the day. What a great gift you are giving her! Jinx!

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    Come see me in Lindale Texas!

  5. That's interesting that you say that about Joelle because my hubby and I were having a debate. I think she is mentally not all there and he thinks she's just dumb. She was like a zombie and had no emotion. She would say these off the wall things that made no sense. I fear there is something wrong with her and being at the ranch wasn't good for her. I'm glad she's gone. She was driving me nuts.

    I totally agree with you about Aubrey too. I was a little irritated for her going off on Joelle too. She had no right to do so.