Monday, January 25, 2010
I want to thank all of you who commented on my last blog. It was really nice to get your encouragement.
Today I am trying a new recipe I found to see if I can get some vegetables to stick with me that way. It is a carrot, orange and fennel soup. I have never tried to make a soup like this before, where you blend it down to all liquid. I have also never used fennel before, so it is very new to me. It does smell good, though. It was taking too long for dinner tonight, so I'll have to let you know later how it is.
Well, I finished making the soup and took a taste of it. At first it just tastes like carrot, but then the different spices and flavors come out. It isn't too bad for my first try at it.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Since Ladies Retreat in October I have not been able to lose even an ounce. In fact, I have been gaining so fast and have everything I lost since last summer back on. So I am hoping to lose fairly slowly again. I do wish I could get a bit more lost at a time than I did last summer.
For the last four days I haven't been able to eat anything without getting sick. Part of that was a stomach virus, but that only lasts a day. So now, even though I had the really peace feeling after my cancer surgery a few years ago that normally is the Lord telling me that everything is going to be okay, I am scared to death that the cancer is coming back. I don't think I can take that. But I will try to get my eating straightened out again and get back to exercising again. And when it warms up I want to go riding again. I managed to get a short canter in the last time I rode, without losing my balance and getting all out of whack on my horse.
Monday, October 12, 2009
This weekend I was at the Ladies' Retreat for the Free Methodist Church Rocky Mountain Conference. It was great! Our speaker talked about "getting out of the box" which might be holding us back. Much of that could be the past or things that people say to you now that make you feel inadequate or fear that you will fail. It seems that those things apply a lot to what we are dealing with here, too. A lot of times it is the past that will hold us back from losing the weight we are trying to lose or from doing other things that we want to do.
On Saturday afternoon we had two workshops and I sat in on part of the crafts workshop and learned another way to cast on for knitting (I have a terrible time with that part of knitting or reading patterns so mainly stick with the crochet). The second workshop was Aquacize that has been offered since 2006. That was tiring and got muscles sore, but I made a breakthrough with my frozen shoulder when we were doing jumping jacks. I was able to get my arm straight up over my head. Well, I overdid the joy on that one, so now I have to lift it with my other arm, but at least I can and as the muscle gets better I know I will be able to keep getting it to move more normally.
The weekend was really cold and everything was frosted so I got some nice pictures. I finally have something I can put in the Shutterbugs assignment.
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