Sunday, December 05, 2010
Whew! I didn't do quite as well as I wanted to while on vacation, and gained a few pounds - but I took the cowards way out by not posting my weight last Monday. So, when I weighed today (Sunday's my 'official' day) I was delighted to find that I'm back where I was before going on vacation. Took some real effort this week, but it was worth it. I'm trying to weigh the same after Christmas as I did when I started November......
Yesterday, DH and I spent a few hours in the blustery cold, placing our Christmas decorations in the yard. Brrrr! But the outside is done. Now I have to plan to do the Christmas tree, and whatever else I want to do inside. I'm about 1/2 to 3/4 thru addressing cards (I'm a little late this year), but expect to finish all but a couple of really special ones by tomorrow afternoon.
I've been busy working on my grandson's vest (it's the 3rd attempt) and it SEEMS to be coming along ok. I made one earlier this year - didn't like it, but was urged by friends to donate it to a charitable cause, so I did. The second one I made was too small by Thanksgiving when we saw the grandkids again....yes, I'd measured him in June but he had an astounding growth spurt in the meantime. So the 2nd will also go to a shelter, and I'm working on another. : ) Oh, well I "don't work, so what else" do I have to do? (Volunteer at school 2x every week, and once a week at the animal shelter, and soon to start volunteering at the second school, too). HOW did I EVER find time to work outside of home?!
I plan another foray on the treamill tomorrow - you may recall I mentioned the other day that I'd had to quit early on Friday because of my ankle/heel.....I think it's the achilles tendon, but since I don't have an MD behind my name, what do I know? Anyway, I plan to try again tomorrow.
So now you're caught up on me. I hope everyone is healthy and being successful this 'party' time of year. Come on! We CAN do it!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Yes, I over-ate Thanksgiving Day, but I'm looking at the positives: I ate less than I used to on such occasions, and I spent 40 minutes on the treadmill last eve. Unfortunately, my eyes were too big today, and I over-ate again. sigh. At least I got 2 fruit servings and 2 veggie servings, and I spent another 40 min on the treadmill. I really MUST stop giving in to my piggy self and listen more intently to my healthy self.
I'm excited that we'll be home in a couple of days and I'll be able to get back into my routine of more exercise and fewer sweets, etc.....we just don't keep as much of the 'bad' stuff in the house as we used to.
I laid awake until after midnight last night (I don't know why) and got up early this morning so we could get on the road, so I'm about ready to - or at least to take a warm shower and climb into bed.
God has been exceedingly gracious to us this trip - today was the first less-than-good day, weather-wise. We got up this morning to temps around freezing, and I don't think it got above 44 degrees all day. It's dropped again now, and I'm not sure what we're going to find tomorrow; but it IS late November, for Pete's sake!
God gave me good visits with my sister and her DH, my mother, and my dau and her family. What more could we ask for?
God grant you all a good night's rest.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I hope everyone (in the USA) has had a very nice (and safe) Thanksgiving Day. And for those of you who are or have been buried under snow and/or ice - I hope you soon are able to get relief from those circumstances.
I had a healthy breakfast, and the big dinner was noon-ish. My dau set out sausage balls and 2 kinds of cheese as nibbles as hors'dours (forgive my spelling). She prepared ham, mashed potatoes, a sweet potato casserole (not the kind w/excessive sugar and marshmallows), her M-I-L brought a dish of chicken and dressing, homemade rolls, and gravy, and oh, yes, we also had green beans. I ate moderately, but yes, I had some of everything. I've haven't yet tracked it on SP, but I'm sure my dinner put me over the top - but I refuse to feel guilty about it. Oh, yeah, we also had 2 pies (and I had a bit of each).
Now then, since we got back to our motel, I spent 40 minutes on the treadmill, so I feel somewhat virtuous, even if someone else doesn't think I should.
Supper was a tiny ham sandwich and a few sausage balls leftover from lunch/dinner, followed by fat-free pringles chips. Tomorrow is a new day, another new start, and our start towards home.
I'm just chillin' now. Have a great rest tonight y'all.
Monday, November 22, 2010
We're in the midst of a trip, so I don't have access to my scales. I've worked a lot (but not perfectly - I don't want anyone to hate me for being perfect) on eating well. I've not done as well with exercise. But last Saturday we went to a football game between my husband's alma mater and another college. The walk to and from the car, and the going up and down stairs (a few times) gotta count as exercise. I couldn't access Spark People for a few days, but hope to be able to the rest of the trip.
I also visited each of four days with my Mom (in assisted living in another state), and she recognized me each time - even remembering that I'd told her Sunday noon that I didn't think I'd be back that day; then we did get back to see her a little while late that afternoon. I was so pleased she remembered, and was 'in the moment' with me when I visited. But I was reduced to tears (twice) to see my (formerly) competent, very independent Mom unable to do almost anything for herself.
I took my Bible one morning, and read to her.....I'm reading in Mark myself, so read some of that; then I asked her what she would like for me to read. She shrugged, so I said, 'well, Psalm 139 is probably my favorite' and Mom piped up, 'yeah, that's the one'. I'm glad she likes that chapter, too.
We've made plans to go see her again in a few months.
Now we're on our way to our dau's in northern MS for Thanksgiving. It will be so good to see them again - my ONLY granddaughter (and her brother). I'm carrying the dress I made her (I always give her a homemade dress when we visit or when they visit us); and a cardigan for her and a vest for her brother. I knitted both those items. Then, I'm giving my dau a bag full of fetal demise pouches to take to her hospital, and squares of flannel to wrap the (dead) babies in before they're placed in the pouches. The flannel gets tossed out, but the pouch goes home with the mother. All-in-all, our car will be less full when we leave.
I hope all you have a happy thanksgiving.
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