I think two people came together in my dream last night to hold an intervention. Dieting and weight loss was on my mind because I had received my letter to see a dietitian although I thought it was a nutritionist and it turned out to be a workshop and not a one on one consultation so.....I was upset by it.
In my dream, my school director [Boss really] who has recently lost about 35 pounds and my coworker, Andrea, who has never had to diet in her life I am sure, confronted me about my weight. Well, actually they were making fun of me. They'd never actually do that. They are both good people. I was really upset with them and stormed off to the bathroom where sitting on the counter was a bowl of cereal. Go figure. Oh and the whole thing happened at my parents house.
Dreams are weird.
Today I realized that the Andrea in my dream was only a namesake. I know another Andrea. A very creative, loving, pet mama who shares many of my same concerns. THIS is the Andrea in my dream telling me to get in shape. Stop being a lazy bones. Get ready for New York!
Shortly after I got my iPod I downloaded the app, MyFitnessPal. It is also a website. I never used it. I downloaded it because I had noticed my Bosses Mom had also lost a significant amount of weight. She mentioned the app to me and it just happens to be the same one Andrea mentioned to me about a year ago. Ugh. What can I say? I downloaded it and never opened it. Funny thing.....it's not going to work until you actually use it.
Well, I finally opened it. OHMYGOD it's cool. It keeps track of everything. You can scan store bought foot via bar code. You can store your own recipes. It keeps track of exercise and makes suggestions and yes, it even said, smilingriderfan needs inspiration she hasn't logged in for 3 weeks.
I don't know yet if I'm going to attend the dietitian workshop. It coincides with my work schedule. I've got to figure that part out. In the meantime, I'm going to log my food and get a good idea of what I'm eating and then next week I'll add some exercise.
I've got to do something so people stop showing up in my dreams.