Beautiful sunrise this morning. Had to share. Feeling great great today as the sun is shinning and I had a great light food day yesterday as well as lots of steps on my pedometer. I just love waking up when I have had a good day the day before. The scale was also nice to me and 2 pounds of the water weight from eating out were gone. Woo hoo! Going to keep on keeping it light until I go out for birthday lunch with Mom on Friday and Birthday dinner on Saturday.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing great. Have a terrific week end.
what a difference it makes to have the sun out a bit. I just feel so much more energized. It's also easier to stay away from those "comfort" foods that you want to eat when cold and cloudy. After all the eating out as expected I am up in weight and what's even harder is that the junk food is in my system and now I crave it. So funny how that works. When I don't eat the sugar and salt I don't crave it as much. I actually crave good foods when I am eating right. So it will take a couple of days of not eating sugar and salt to get back to not craving them. That will be just in time for me to go out to eat again on Friday next week with Mom for my 60th birthday and then again out for diner on Saturday night which is my real birthday. Can't believe I am going to turn the big 60!!!! Somehow now I don't feel "middle aged" anymore. I keep trying to tell myself that it is just a number but this birthday feels a little bit like a bummer.
But I am thankful that I am healthy..............now I am just going to give myself permission to be that slightly eccentric "older gal" that I always envisioned I would be.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing just great.
Have a terrific day and wonderful week end.
After having to eat out two days in a row I am feeling pretty bloated and zapped of energy. My body just doesn't like when I go off course. I am so happy that I can eat at home now until the 25th which is my 60th birthday and we will be going out to eat then. So it's back to my low calorie routine which will make me feel so much better. Woo hoo.
I did have fun though both days eating out with Mom on Valentine's Day and then yesterday with my DH ex-brother in law.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing well.
Had a nice lunch/early diner with Mom yesterday. We went to a really good Italian place where the owners are from Northern Italy so you can just imagine how good the food was. I had the veggie lasagne with extra sauce and Mom and I split a salad. Oh and of course a couple of beers. I took some fresh cooked meat lasagne home to my DH to enjoy as well. And I stopped and got him his favorite ice cream. Oh yes and I had a little of that as well. As you can see by my photos, Mexicans love the holiday. There was a balloon guy on every corner so it made our village look very colorful. I took some quick photos while stopped at red lights. they were through my car window so that is why they aren't real clear.
Today will be an interesting day as my husband's ex-brother-in-law is touring Mexico and wanted to come and visit us. I have never met him so will be interesting. We will take him on a tour of our village and then over to the next village for an authentic molcajete. This a baked cheese thing with shrimp, chicken, beef in a piping hot volcanic bowl. It is very good and you can't get them in the states as the volcanic bowls aren't allowed to be used. I guess a bit of it could chip off or something. I added a photo of one here for you to see. Every time we take people there, they love it.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing well.
Have a great day.
I am sending all my sparks buddies lots of hugs and best wishes for Valentine's Day! I do love this day where you can tell those you love that you love them.
In Mexico it is not just a day for showing your lover, girlfriend your special one that you love them but they make a big deal out of telling your Amigos that you care for them as well. Therefore, I bought boxes of heart candies for our maid, gardener, pool boy, and our handyman. Chocolate candy is expensive here in Mexico so they would never be able to afford candies like this for themselves.
I decided that I would take my Mom out for lunch as it will most likely be the last Valentine's Day we can spend together since she is moving back to the states next month. My DH is being understanding as he knows that we will be staying in tonight since I can't eat two meals out in one day. But I will grill him a nice steak tonight for V-Day and he will enjoy that.
Hope all of you have nice plans for the day.