Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I made it to San Deigo. What a crazy trip, but I'm here safe. Would you beleive when I got to my connection they told me I was never on the first plane? I just wasn't on the manifest.
Today I'm able to enjoy the surroundings. It goes without saying I'm enjoying being with the family, too.
DGD gets promoted to jr high tomorrow. Then it's out to lunch to celebrate. It's a big day here! I've looked over the menu online so hopefully I will be able to make healthy choices and celebrate properly.
I am just so happy!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Hubby and I went for an after-dinner walk Friday. It was meant to be short and leaiurely. As we walked down the long country road he told me to look up, straight ahead. I thought he was giving me a tip to improve my posture and speed. He wouldn't answer my question as to why. That look meant there was a snake. I began to panic. I did as he said knowing that there was no place to go but forward.
It was a dead snake, but I have a phobia of them dead, alive, stuffed or smooshed in the road. We went on but had to turn around and pass it again. Of course I'm praying, thinking of the Moses story the whole time. Once again we passed the snake. I couldn't look. I took hubby's hat and made it into a blinder and let him lead me by the hand. I was probably holding my breath until I was sure it was behind us.
I slowly recovered my composure and kept walking towards home. Lo and behold up ahead I see something in the middle of the road. I shuddered and refused to go on. Now I'm between two snakes. At least the one behind us was dead. The one ahead was very much alive, and a baby rattler to boot. It must have been hit, though. It was alive, but stunned. More prayers, more realization I had to trust God. There were fields on either side of us so chances were there were more hiding. I refused to go ahead. Being a country road it was a bit of a wait til a car came down the road. Yes! It would hit the snake. But no, his wheels were on either side of it. I was so disappointed. Awhile later another vehicle came down the road and "smack". I watched it get flung up and smack down on the pavement. I was assured the poisonous creature was dead and I could go on.
Hubby and our border collie had to check out the remains. My back in spasms from tensing up, I somehow passed the scence and made it home safely.
Now what will my walking plan be? As it turned out the first snake was a rattler,too. Maybe I should take my chances in the foothills - I think the bears are keeping the rattlers off the trails.
Friday, May 18, 2012
It's been so long since we've had a fan on in the house at night that I'd forgotten how comforting the white noise it makes can be. Last night I drifted off so quickly and deeply that I didn't even hear the ruckus the animals were making.
Isn't odd how we get off of something without realizing it? On the flip side, sneaking little, good habits into our lives isn't as hard as we sometimes make it out to be. I'm bound and determined to have fun on this journey. It's not supposed to be a chore, but experiences.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
When I joined SP in May 2011 I thought I was eating pretty well. After all, I had switched to many whole grains, was using healthy fats , and had cut down on sugar.
It started with tracking food - every food I ate or drank. It became a game to me to input the nutrition info on labels for everything in my cupboard. Without realizing I was doing it, I began to use portion control by actually measuring out the serving size. What a shocker on some foods.
I wasn't pleased with my weight progress. The doc said it could be my genes or meds. He advised me to keep doing what I was doing - exercise and healthy diet.
About then I realized that there were other nutrients to track. I added fiber, fats, sugars, cholesterol, and sodium to my list. Whoa! Things started moving in the right direction. I found I needed to add healthy fats - I was so low it wasn't funny. I discovered I was wayyyyy over on sodium and cholesterol. Sugars, not so bad, but good info to know.
My weight loss is now at a steady rate - one or two pounds a week. My energy is great most of the time. A year ago I spent alot of time in bed for days at a time. We blamed the fibro, but the good eating has had a remarkable effect.
Changes in tastes have come about. For me to eat a fast-food burger turns into a nightmare within an hour. Deep fried foods - just the thought bothers my stomach. Creamy things- I've turned to yogurt based sauces or low-fat sour cream. Mayo is another condiment I don't care for anymore.
My newest kick is hot and spicy. Hubby is calling me a hot head now, because I'm loving to put hot peppers, hot sauce, wasabi, tumeric, curry, etc onto almost everything. Meals are bland to me now if they're not spiced up.
The things that aren't spiced up are now jazzed up with ginger, cinnamon or nutmeg. I add chia or sesame seeds to many things.
What a year!
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