Thursday, August 19, 2010
LEARN TO B E CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
I was blog reading this morning and one person said how she LOVED nuts and could not leave them alone. I used to be that way with potato chips. Just didn't buy them and now I am happy with a handful but it took a good year or so of not buying them. Nuts are good for you though. A dietician proficient in diabetes nutrition said she had read that eating a handful of nuts WITH your meal could lower your blood sugar 50 points! They had to be peanuts, almonds or pistachios and with the meal. So we got some small baggies and a couple of cans of nuts and put a handful into each bag for my mother-in-law to have with her meals. On the Sonoma Mediterranean based diet, 11 almonds is a legitimate snack. And the dietician said any form of those 3 nuts, sugared, salted, unsalted, etc. would do. Now you have permission to eat them.
I was out this a.m. for my planned 45 min walk with Pat when it started to rain half way through, not hard. We stood under a tree for a few min and then called my husband. By the time he got there, it was letting up but Pat is a beautiful black woman and she said that if she didn't get inside real soon her hair would look like Buckwheat's! So we headed home. My hair flattened up, hers exploded.
My daughter-in-law got the job she wanted! Yea! She works for a university in admissions and scheduling and her job was moving to the campus away from here. She was hired for the same type job with the same univ working on the local Air Force Base which is closer to her home. Wonderful news!
I've had my granddaughter off and on all summer and we've had some fun together. She starts school next week but I will remember these days fondly. Today I am taking off work. Tomorrow my youngest son and family comes for the weekend and we are having a birthday party for the three grandkids who have birthdays in the next couple of weeks. My granddaughter and I are going shopping for birthday party supplies and setting up things. She will be 9 next week. No birthday cake, just fruit and maybe a couple of cupcakes. My son is about 10 lbs from his goal at WW and wants to weigh in on Sat. So I am preparing WW type food as I am watching my points as well.
I weighed this morning and am still solidly at 180 with a little left leaning. Since I've gotten up in the middle of the night to pee the last two nights, I figure I must be close to dropping a pound. That would be wonderful to leave the 180"s as you know I have been here for quite a while. I am so happy that the scale has not gone back to 185 or 182 or more as it did for months.
Off to my day of play! Later.