Saturday, March 05, 2011
My husband and I are both engaging in our hobbies today. He's fixing my serger. I went to his workroom right now, and my serger has been transformed into some robotic monster. So glad when he gets my serger's "clothes" back on.
I'm cutting more backing for 3 more crazy quilt tissue containers, for a challenge from my sister. "I'll make something for 5 friends, if you then make something for 5 of yours, passing down the gifting to their friends." I could machine stitch the embellishments, but have opted to do it by hand. So fun, and the depth of the stitches is so much more attractive. No ribbon or beads; they would get hung up in a purse, or get soiled.
Had my favorite breakfast, steel cut oats, maple syrup, cinnamon and fruit... this time, fresh apple. Drinking my after breakfast coffee and all is right with the world.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Maybe it was 'cuz we were in the mountains, but I got way off track in Tennessee at the quilting retreat. Ate every dessert I was hungry for... sometimes second helpings. Desserts are my biggest enemy; my diet otherwise is a very good one. I've since lost the 1 pound I gained, but this gain/lose pattern has been a part of me for a long time, resulting in plateaus or very slow weight loss. I have a friend who has lost 30 lbs. mostly by halving portions. This seems like a good idea to me, but I'd rather cut desserts out to almost nothing. White flour, sugar, and butter are not good, and they set off craving, I think. Feeling wishy/washy today, can you tell?
You know, I'm not going to beat myself up too much for that. The truth is, I did NOT eat like I would have in the past. I passed up on a lot of the desserts, saving my "transgressions" for those that were truly delicious. I really did cross the boundary, but recovered easily. Onto just concentrating on eating good foods.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Just home from Atlanta, to see our new grandson (will add pictures when I can); leaving on a quilt retreat tomorrow. Haven't entered food for 3 days, which is very unusual for me. I did take my laptop, but only had limited time to log on. Wanted to spend as much time as possible with the grandson, and his mother. I just met her at their wedding and this was the first time we really got to know one another. Made sour dough bread together, and enjoyed her very much. Love her family, too. It was a wonderful visit.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I wouldn't normally blog the morning after a "slip," but.... so it is. Last night I had a meeting at my house, at which I served cranberry/orange scones. My husband had brought them home (they were on sale, of course!), and I'd mildly chastised him for it. Then he offered them to me for my meeting and I thought "Great!" I can make other people fat besides my husband and myself! Well..... don't ever go without eating. Because I was spending time preparing for "company" and getting some paperwork done for the meeting, I didn't eat.
You guessed it. I didn't even eat any during the meeting, but after they were gone.... there were those scones. And I was HUNGRY!!!! One and a half scones later..... still hungry, so I had a drinkable yogurt. One pound higher this morning, which I don't expect to "stick!" I know it'll come right back off, but I realize how I sabotaged myself by not eating. I have cheese sticks and the drinkable yogurt on hand all the time. They're high in protein and in fat, which makes them satisfying and long lasting enough till I can take the time to have a meal, and in times of emergency, can be eaten "on the run." Lesson learned..... again.
Monday, January 31, 2011
It's 12:30 p.m., and though I've done little chores here and there, I've been on the computer mostly, and wish I could break this bad habit. There's tons of places to go in SparkPeople, of course, which I've explored a lot so far. However, there's also "Cafe World" which I'm addicted to, wondering if there's a correlation between being overweight and a high rate of addiction of any kind. Never been addicted to anything really dangerous, until you realize that sedentary lives are really dangerous as well, just more insidious. That's my thoughts as I raise my hiney off this chair.
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