Friday, November 12, 2010
Yesterday was a great day. I am a veteran of the Air Force and retired Lt Col along with Hubby so we had the day off. After a leisurely breakfast and coffee, I migrated to my sewing room and made 2 easy quilt blocks! Then our grandson had his first birthday and we went to Chic-fil-A for a little party. He is so cute, blonde hair and blue eyes! Looks just like his daddy when he was that age. I briefly went into a sewing store and quilt shop which is next to Chic-fil-a. Never been in there but what a beautiful store and I'll have to go back!
After that, we drove down to the Mall where I marched in the local Veterans Day Parade. Had my picture in the paper this morning giving out flags! I guess I can count a 1 mile walk for exercise yesterday! Since I live in a community with 2 large military bases, a reserve base, an army unit and many other things, the military gets top billing around here!
Afterward I was pooped so I took little nap while hubby went to the YMCA. Afterward, we went to Subway for our dinner as kthey were giving away free 6" sandwiches to veterans! I got a BMT loaded with fresh veggies and it made a nice healthy dinner. No mayo, just oil and vinegar. It was nice to walk out not paying a dime. There were many other restaurants in town offering free dinners to veterans.
After dinner, hubby went off to sing with the barbershoppers and I went to my quilting group. It was a lot of fun seeing all the projects that others have made. There are some really talented people in there. The first weekend of March, there is a big quilting expo at our local conference center and I may sign up for a day long class to make a beautiful log cabin quilt. This hobby has taken off for me. And I'm so happy as I used to love to sew and it is coming back. HOwever, I can't let it get in the way of doing my work. Have to watch that.
Opened the paper this morning and one of my very good clients for many years passed away. And another friends young wife whom we both love, was operated on for cancer this week and it doesn't look good. There is so much of this going on it seems. So sad.
Take care and have a great day! Not doing too badly on WW considering I've not had a home cooked meal since I started and that includes this evening. Oh, well, just keep at it.
Monday, November 08, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
I weighed this morning and down a couple pounds. Just goes to show that if you just return to sensible eating, you can maintain and even lose a bit. I've worked so hard to get that 8 lbs off, I want it to stay off. Tomorrow I have it on my schedule to go to WW but my schedule changes often depending on the needs of my clients. I think I'll be okay though. Looking forward to it and also looking forward to the new program at the end of the month. Something new to learn is always good.
Was cruisng the internet this a.m. and was on Amazon and saw a book by Marianne Williamson entitled something like 21 Spriritual ways to lose weight. Tried to order it but got bogged down and didn't have to time to sit there and sort it out. I'll probably go back and get it as I like to read motivational and self-help books. I like to have a connection to something in my own personal experience and it has helped me over the years to overcome a lot of things. Trouble is, once I've read it and digested it and worked the program, I need something new again. I'm sure I probably already know most of the 21 Spiritual Ways but I like to be reminded of things like that especially spiritual ones. My way of keeping up my faith is to tap into God things.
There is a new doctor in town that does TIF noninvasive surgery for acid reflux. I take Prilosec and had expeirenced acid reflux over the years but the prilosec isn't keeping some of the silent symptoms down. His brochure from the hospital lists about 12 different symptoms of acid reflex, many that you wouldn't think were symptoms. Like constantly swallowing and clearing my throat, coughing, asthma like symptoms. Sometimes I feel I am drowning in fluid in my esophagus, a lump in my throat that doesn't go away. I also think acid reflux symptoms are disguised as hunger signs. Last night I got a bag of healthy chips to eat simply to try and move the lump in my throat back to the stomach. Sounds awful doesn't it. But I've analyzed the situation and I am going to make an appmt with this doc to see if I am a candidate for this procedure.
Got to go. My son called and his wife was in the New York Marathon this weekend. They were getting ready to leave this morning and his car was broken into last night. Glass broken so this puts a damper on getting out of New York this morning. Later.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Okay, Okay. I got on the scale this morning and I am up 4 pounds. Now considering I have only lost 8 pounds in a whole year, that is huge. So I am starting my quest to return to a sensible plan. Oh, how difficult. Sigh. I just printed off a recipe for Sweet Potato and Apple Kugel, sounds Delicious! I'm even contemplating on going to a WW meeting this morning. To do that I have to cut this short and get dressed. I'll check in later.
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