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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

weather report, weight report

There’s an old wives tale in the south that says that if snow stays on the ground for three days or more it will be back. Our last wintry blast hung around in bits and patches for ten days… so I am not the LEAST bit surprised that we have snow predicted for this weekend. I’m not in snow meltdown (pun intended) because this one is set to arrive overnight on Friday night – no danger of being caught at work – no need to brave the roads or miss work. The weather has been warmer so it won’t cause near the mess the last storm did. It will likely just be pretty and give me an excuse to nest and/or clean my house on Saturday.

Until then… it’s just typical January in Georgia weather… 40’s or 50’s during the day… dipping into the 30’s at night. I’m acclimated… I didn’t even wear a coat this morning and the temp at the bank in town showed 30 degrees. Hopefully it won’t be as windy today.

So that’s the weather report. What else is new?

Still no progress on the scale. Still eating healthy. Still seeing inches lost and still feeling tons better. Ready to get moving in order to get the scale moving. I feel good enough now to add some more activity to my life.

Here’s what I ate yesterday (I know you’re just dying to know!)
Breakfast: two pieces of extra high fiber whole wheat toast with a tiny bit of butter and a drizzle of honey, half a cup of blueberries
Lunch: spinach salad with mushroom, one boiled egg, carrots, chickpeas, a tiny bit of shredded cheddar, green peas, broccoli, raisins
Snack: almonds and a grapefruit
Dinner: broccoli slaw with soynuts, cabbage, sunflower seeds, milled flax seed, pomegranate, dried cranberries – drizzled with olive oil and a tiny bit of sesame oil
Snack: one cup of brown rice with pinto beans

Tiny bit means less than the size of a quarter in my world. With the toast… I use real butter, not margarine and it doesn’t spread well so I toast the bread and put the butter on it and then microwave it for fifteen seconds. This melts the butter, it spreads easily and you don’t need much to get the butter flavor.

I had a LOT of colorful food yesterday!

Today’s planned menu is:
Breakfast: hot cereal of oatmeal, rye, barley & wheat – sprinkled with milled flax – with a tiny bit of butter and honey – then on my way to work I ate a cup of roasted baby carrots
Snack: almonds
Lunch: One cup of brown rice with pintos and a small tomato
Snack: an asian pear (also known as an apple pear)
Haven’t decided on dinner tonight. PROBABLY will be salmon and collard greens as I won’t have had a green veggie by then.

I could eat my weight in pomegranate seeds but they’re almost out of season and impossible to find. I bought two yesterday. Austin could eat his weight in kiwi, which is fortunately really cheap right now. I’m going to try to switch things up a bit and not eat almonds past noon… cut back on the fruit and increase veggies… eat more celery which is a natural diuretic… but mainly… I just have to get moving. There’s a Wii game that I REALLY want… it’s the dance game where you learn the choreography to some of the famous dances (like “Hammertime”) from my generation. I thought that would be fun.

Ok… lots to do here… just wanted to post this quickly… couldn’t finish up at home this morning as my puter was being a pain. I’m going to take it to church with me Wednesday night to see if I can find someone who can fix it for me. I’m sure there will be SOMEONE!

Hope you all have an awesome day!


Missie said...

Have a good rest of your week!

moshell's lilbit of space said...

morning....(well afternoon, realistically)

I made this awesome spread last night...(recipe on the back of wraps)

1 avacado, 1/4C sour cream, 1/2 t cayenne pepper, the rind of 1/2 a lime (i used the whole lime rind) and the juice of said lime. Put in the processor till creamy. YUM...had this on wrap with lettuce, tomato & bacon (had 6 pieces and I know that's not too good) but I did it anyway....(right before scale day I know)

here's to a good "snowy"'s flurrying here too.