My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

day 4 recap

Blogging and eating breakfast instead of straightening my hair today. It wouldn't help much anyways as the humidity is a thousand percent.

Man! We had horrible storms last night! I was scared for a bit... and made sure I was dressed appropriately in case the whole house blew away. It was that wild!

I have a new friend... pickled beets. They're a great munchy for those times that I want a snack but don't want to use points. I have not yet been hungry, though, so I haven't really needed to snack.

No additional weight loss, beyond that original two pounds. I'm staying the course, knowing this is a marathon.

I've been eating below my point level but I'm so heavy right now that I get a ridiculous amount of points. You can tell that I'm eating well, I just need to work on getting more dairy into my diet.

Here's what I had yesterday:
breakfast: 1 cup of brown rice, 1 cup of sauteed collard greens (just wiped down the pan with oil on a paper towel) - couldn't finish so I saved for dinner
lunch: 1 cup of spinach, 1 cup strawberries, 3 oz grilled chicken breast, 1 boiled egg, 1 tbsp olive oil, balsamic vinegar
snack: 1 cup grapes, 2 oz reduced fat cheddar, pickled beets
dinner: progresso vegetable noodle soup (with leftover rice and collards stirred in) baked sweet potato with cinnamon and 1 tsp butter

It was a good day food wise! Must get the war paint on and get to work...

Mary, to answer your question... every agency handles it differently... we're sort of an honor system. I had spoken to this couple in February, March and April. The last time I talked to them they indicated money was a problem and they couldn't buy at that time. They came in last week and talked to another agent. When they left, I pointed out to him that I had quoted and had an extensive discussion and he said he had only been working with their mother. Well... yesterday they came in and bought so he's the hero and I'm the zero because I couldn't get them to close. It's really discouraging for me... either I put up a fuss and probably end up on the losing end anyways... or just watch money that I desperately need walk away. I don't know...

Ok, I really have to run! Love and hugs, y'all. Wish me luck for day five!