Tuesday, July 06, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
One of the best things I have learned on this Spark journey is that fresh fruit is lovely! This morning I made a fruit salad of watermelon, strawberries, blueberries and banana. One cup with WW is only 1 point and I had a slice of whole wheat toast with 1 T of peanut butter for a total of 4 points! I'm learning. I could never figure out how some diets would limit fruit and certain vegetables like tomatoes and broccoli. They said it is the sugar in these foods that is dangerous. Come on. How can broccoli be dangerous to eat, like it is going to make me want a slice of chocolate cake.
The Sonoma Diet is a good one, based on mediteranean foods. I did lose 18 lbs but, well, you know the rest. But Sonoma limits you to 2 fruits a day because you can't eat sugar or artifically sweetened foods. I think that is ridiculous not to be able to eat a piece of fruit. My fridge is so loaded with fruit and fresh veggies right now. You have to eat them or they spoil quickly.
We had a fabulous fourth of July. Our city has a beautiful park with a gazebo and a stage and playground equipment and a dock on the water. It is on a body of water called the Sound and then across is a streth of peninsula called Okaloosa Island and then the gulf of Mexico. You can almost see the Gulf from the park, we are so close. My husband was the MC at the 4th of July celebration so we got there at 4:00, put out our folding chairs in a good spot and enjoyed the show until 9:00 when the fireworks were over. This was his first time being the Mc and he did a great job! I'm sure they will ask him again. During the show, we had intermittent rain showers, lightly raining for about 5 min and then stopping. It is pouring right now as I write this, lucky we didn't have that on Sunday. Hubby's Barbershop chorus was the first act and they were great! As usual. The last act was the community band and we heard lots of patriotic tunes. We were even blessed with an F-16 flyover of 4 jets from Eglin AFB. That is so exciting. I love living in a military community. Of course, we enjoyed hearing the Armed Forces Salute where they play the tunes of all the services and I get to stand up when they play the Air Force Hymn! Then we came home in time to catch Capitol Fourth and The Boston Pops playing the William Tell Overture while the fireworks went off and the cannons boomed! Can't be any more patriotic than that!
So far, I am really glad that I joined WW online. I struggled with that, whether I would do it or not but I like it. And I love looking for 0 point foods. There are so many, like skim milk and fiber-one cereal and many fruits and vegetables. Still trying to increase veggie's and fruit as they want you to eat 8 a day. That is really difficult. They also have a recipe tracker where you can enter your favorite recipes and it will calculate the # of points it has in a serving.
I've got to get dressed and to work. Have some decorating details to clean up and place some orders. Later.