Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I logged onto the Quilts of Valor website, dont' know why. Got drawn through an online fabric store or something. ANyway, I discovered that QOV was established by a Catherine Roberts in Seaford, Del in 2003. I graduated from Seaford HS in 1966. QOV makes quilts for those who work at Dover AFB in the mortuary and for wounded soldiers. I was the lifeguard at the Dover AFB swimming pool for 3 summers. When I was called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991, I was assigned to Mortuary AFFairs in Panama City, Fl. I helped families with their funeral arrangments. We have close ties to the military here where I live. Two large military bases and an AF Reserve BAse, and 2 Army locations. Lots and lots of connections. Half the population is retired military.
Last night as I was finishing up a quilt top, one of four that are finished ready to be quilted, I wondered what I was going to do with all of them. So maybe this is what I need to be doing, making quilts for Quilts of Valor. Who knew. Later.
Monday, June 06, 2011
I had good plans and a filled fridge but a birthday party threw me askew! Oh, well, today is another day and plenty of healthy food in the fridge so I'm starting again! And throwing out the cake!
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Yesterday I cleaned out the fridge before going to the commissary. It felt so good to toss old bottles and half empty ones and wipe out the crumbs and spills! My husband didn't recognize it as our refridgerator. Then we went grocery shopping and stocked up on healthy foods, lots of veggies and fruits and just plan basics. After binging for about 9 months and eating and drinking what I pleased, it is time to regress and get back on the diet track. I rejoined the Sonoma Diet online and printed out their food shopping list and menus. I really like that way of eating and had been successful previously. There is no calorie counting. You eat by plate and bowl size and it is similar to the Mediterranean Way. You don't have to count points either. Your dinner plate consists of half veggies, 1/4 of protein and 1/4 of whole grains. Snacks are scheduled and healthy as well. Their shopping list included all the ingredients for a weeks worth of planned menus which makes things easy.
I like many others, have tried every diet on the face of the earth. I realize, once again, that I have to eat less junk food and more healthy food. If I hadn't been diligent in trying out different diets over the years, I would probably weigh over 300 lbs. But at least I kept rejoining and being successful in different endeavours. My problem is not being patient enough when the pounds don't come off. After months of eating right and nothing moves, it gets real frustrating. Thus, giving up and binging.
I have a little hope in that I have changed medications and gotten rid of the nasty one that causes weight gain and probably kept weight on me for so many years. But I realize, just making that change isnt' going to majically help me lose weight. I have to participate in the program. Yesterday, I bought fresh Georgia peaches and tomatoes. Yummy! The peach I had last night was so juicy and sweet! Better than ice cream. Have a great Sunday. Later.
Monday, May 30, 2011
I've been busy with work and gone for the last week! I went to Phoenix last Sunday for our anuual Decorating Den conference and then hubby flew out on Wed and we went to Sedona for 4 nights! What a fabulous trip! Weather was beautiful and sights were fantastic! Yesterday, on our Delta flight home, hubby wore his American Flag shirt in honor of memorial day! Judy, our hostess, asked him if he was military and of course both of us are retired from the Air Force. Then she offered us free meals! What a surprise that was but we graciously accepted. Then at the end of the flight, she requested that everyone stay seated and let all the retired military and active duty get off first! I was truly humbled and hubby especially because when he came back from Southeast ASia in 1973, he did not receive the same respect. As we made our way off the plane and through the business class, I passed a man who said, "and now some are taking advantage". I turned right around and informed him that I was retired from the Air Force and he sheepishly thanked me for my service. I guess I didn't look the part in my pink jacket, flowered pink shirt and white crops! It was an experience I'll never forget, never mind him.
There was a young Navy sailor onboard and we figured he was fresh from bootcamp. We talked with him and thanked him for serving. He said he was on the way to Norfolk to serve as a beach master for the marines. They are the ones who land on the beach first and tell everyone else where to go and what to do. Sean Connery did that in D-Day.
There is so much I need to catch up on and hopefully I can get some of my readers back! I am gearing myself up to go on a healthy eating plan and hopefully lose some weight this summer. Meds have kicked in and I'm feeling better but that is another blog! Later.
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