Monday, October 25, 2010
Imagine being backstage: concrete floors, eery monitors showing the events in front of the curtains, electrical cords snaking themselves underneath tables and chairs, and 85 women congregating themselves with gifts to give to the new Sweet Adeline Champions of 2010, the Scottsdale chorus! As we sang "Don't Stop Me Now," and handed out little coin purses with the 2010 logo on them, and hugged sweaty exultant women, it was a moment that lives in the memory a long time.
Last year, we were receiving those gifts and being overwhelmed by the massive resonance of the mighty Melodeers chapter. The woman who handed me a gift was not only someone I knew, but a former International president! I'd admired her ever since I was in region 3, getting whomped by Melodeers every time we competed with them. What a hobby this is. Still, singing and harmonizing and working hard is the most appealing thing of all.
Now back to recording all my food and trying not to remember the appeal of the chocolate factory in the Seattle area. We sampled our way through the whole tour. Those "foody" moments allows me to eat well without feeling deprived. All the walking we did left me in pretty good shape. Though I didn't lose any, I didn't gain either! Whoopee!
Friday, October 15, 2010
but I had tofu for supper tonight. I'm trying to cook out of my pantry and refrigerator, and the tofu had been in there for a long time. Fried the tofu in a little olive oil, grabbed a can of stewed tomatoes and poured it on top of the tofu, seasoned it with herbs. It was pretty good! Our youngest son told me once he'd eat anything I fixed except tofu, because I once made a miso soup with chunks of tofu in it, which he liked until he found out what was in it! LOL!
The good news is that I had to actually eat something else to bring my calories to where they should be.... opted for a pear, which I saved from developing even more brown spots. Yep, just call me Mikey.... I'll eat all the remnants. I hate to waste food, and luckily, we have mostly healthy stuff in our house. My weight gain came from my love for desserts when we eat out, which used to be a LOT!
I also have a container of fresh mozzarella in herbed olive oil... I'll have to think a little on how to be "healthy" with that one!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I'm taking it as such. I had a banana at almost midnight tonight, when I was already 75 calories over my limit for the day. The reason? .... to bring my fruits and vegetables up to the required 5 so that my streak wouldn't be broken. (again!)
It would have been far better to have some low-calorie green beans, but this close to bedtime I'm not cooking. (hmmmm..... Although I almost never eat canned vegetables, this would have been one time to justify it.... I actually LIKE cold green beans right from the can.)
My overall goal is to be healthier, and I know the small amount of extra calories today won't take long to recover from. Having adequate fruits and vegetable will make me healthier. Just a small observation: I've noticed that if I eat enough fruits and vegetable, I don't crave sweets as much.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I've re-injured my knee several times from assuming I needed to exercise it, so my healing has been slowed down. Now I face a week of walking, stairs, standing on risers, singing and choreography, and at least ONE real vacation thing - a bus tour. My knee feels great today; the swelling is gone, there's no pain (just a sensation that it's not healed yet).... exactly the stage at which I would formerly re-injure it. And next week I'll be in Seattle with a performing group and my own habits of walking a LOT, and being very active the whole week. My roommates are all older than me (in their 70;s), and they will have to slow down for *me*. Embarrassing!
As in anything when you're restricted, now I'm dying to take a walk. Forget the fact that I got in this trouble because I had NOT been walking much, and then overdid it the first week of walking. Anyway.... angst for today. Very positive about my long-term health, just not so sure about short term. Bring on those positive affirmations.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
in the neighborhood.... [I do miss Mr. Rodgers]
I've got some spinach to plant, and some rosemary to plant on both sides of my mailbox; we've been here for 25 years, and the perfect plant for that area just now occurred to me. Slow learner? Yep!
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