Thursday, April 05, 2012
There it sat. The most delectable piece of carrot cake I'd ever seen, sitting right there at my place. It was a generous size, full of nuts and plenty of cream cheese icing with bits of shaved carrot on it as a garnish. What a beauty!
I was attending the Republican women's Club luncheon yesterday and had ordered the salad plate. It was delicious, full of lots of veggies and hard boiled egg. I drizzled the ranch dressing very lightlly and ate the whole thing.
Then, I pulled that plate of carrot cake in front of me and savored the whole thing, down to the last bite. Did I think about not eating it since I'm supposed to have given up sweets? NO! I didn't even let that thought cross my mind. I ate it and enjoyed it, every bite!
Starting over again today.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Yes, stress can make you head toward the fridge and pantry and shovel it down. But yesterday I won. After we finished installing a drapery at a funeral home yesterday, I wanted to ask my husband to take me for a hot fudge sunday. But I thought about it and went home, measured out 1/2 cup of tapioca pudding and was completely satisfied.
My day started out okay but immediately went to H---. I asked my husband to help me put a sofa table together (they come knocked down) so we could deliver it today. He isn't very handy but we were moving along nicely until he screwed through the top of the shelf. STRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! I immediately thought of all the trouble it was going to be to even get another one sent in, much less the cost involved. My second thought was, I don't want to do this anymore!
Yes, I thought that. Am I ready to retire, to give up decorating for my clients? I just might be. My heart and mind are into sewing and quilting. I called a good friend who is a decorator in Georgia and we had a nice long talk about everything. So I've got some thinking to do.
At the same time this was happening with the table, I had been trying to update my credit card on my IPAD. I couldn't remember my password and was having trouble going to the internet, going to settings on my IPAD, just trouble in general finding any help. I finally located an AT&T phone # and got press one for English, 2 for Spanish. I'M IN A HURRY AND I DON'T SPEAK SPANISH! Not only that, but you have to listen to the entire menu to find out which category your request is in and what number to press. When you finally got an opereator, you're put on hold because you pressed the wrong #. Then you get someone in India. While you are searching for a pen to write things down, you hold the phone to your ear with your shoulder which then presses the off button and you are done, having to start again.
I finally got that problem resolved, a friend came and semi-fixed the table so we can at least deliver it today. Of ocurse it is raining and we can't go until 4:30 anyway. Someone wants an appmt this evening so I'll go after the delivery, missing our Tuesday night at the Yacht Club. I'd rather be quilting.
So last night after the drapery installation, which got delayed until 6:00 becasue I had to wait for UPS to deliver the parts I was missing, my mind screamed hot fudge sundae. Two weeks ago, after eating 3 pieces of birthday cake, I said no to sweets. I've lost 5 lbs and I convinced myself to say no to the hot fudge sundae. I came home, got a nice glass of ice water, and sat down in my chair with a dog and a quilt top, hand sewing the binding while I watched Antiques Roadshow and dancing with the stars. Later.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Twice in the last year I've been told to lose weight. Both by Sleep Apnea Doctors. Guess I need to pay attention. I took a sleep apnea test last summer and did not do poorly enough to warrant getting a machine paid for by my insurance. But the fat doctor did tell me to lose weight. Then I took my mon-in-law to an ENT doctor to have her ears cleaned out of wax and while there, he had literature about sleep apnea so I sent an appmt with him. He sent me home with a sleep test that attaches to your head at home, in your own bed, no wires and tubes coming out and trying to sleep in a strange place.
Result, mild apnea. You have to score a 5 and I scored a 7 so now I can get free equipment. I paid for a CPAP machine last year but I need new hoses so now I can get them without plunking $100.00. I do sleep better with it.
So one of the options to treat the apnea is to lose weight. DUH! So last week I had already started trying to lose, following the Sonoma Diet plate size and eating more veggies and no sweets. So I guess I will continue.
Today I had llunch with a friend at Ruby Tuesdays and I had the chicken alfredo with sliced tomato on top, broccoli, and sugar snap peas. Of course butter was included but at least it was all veggies and protein. I ate it all and left the mashed potatoes on the plate.
So far so good. I know I will lose very slowly and will go some time without losing anything so I guess I will just prepare for it. No sweets is a good thing for me. Can't stop eating them. Especially ice cream.
OKAY FOLKS,IT WAS CHICKEN FRESCO, NO SAUCE! Lunch Portion, 435 calories and I did not eat the potatoes! Ate the broccoli and sugar snap peas. For dinner tonight we have steamed spinach, broiled chicken from Publix and new potatoes which I might have one small one. Makes up for the big lunch. Carol
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