It was close again last time. I was afraid the wrap the night before would mess me up.I got one again last night but no cheese and was well in my range.But I see it as a trouble spot.So I have to be more careful.
I knew I ate fast but since I am actually timing my meals I didn't realize how quick.Last night Bill ate his meal in about 10 minutes. I had about same thing except I did have a salad. It was a struggle to make mine last.I made it to 24 minutes but I started counting to 30 between bites instead of 20.Time yourself a couple of times and you might be surprised too at how fast you eat.
I am also not eating lunch til around 1 since I get up late. That way I don't get into food so much in afternoon. I have switch from a banana to a yogurt for breakfast. I also try to do some kind of exercise or stretching before I have lunch. I just keep trying to fine tune this where it is easier for me to keep doing it. Changing what and how I eat. I always make a big salad for supper and use to eat it all at supper.Now I save part of it and use it as one of my night snacks.I put the salad in another bowl for supper as if I leave it all together I won't save any.If it is there I will eat it.So part goes in fridge right away. Ok enough about this.I am sure you are tired of it.
My large orchid has started to bloom.This is only the beginning.It will probably be about another week before it is fully bloomed but here it is today Last time it bloomed I brought it in house but pot is much larger now so I am not sure if I will or not.Bill helped and we fertilized all the veggies and most of plants. My desert roses in front are just awesome.
Not too many butterflies yet today because of rain. There is one small red winged booger that keeps coming but haven't been able to get a picture yet. But I will eventually.
They did not call last night so the new bed won't be coming today.But it should be here tomorrow. It is the most expensive bed I have ever bought and I better get better sleep.We joke that it is the hearing aid bed as we chose between getting Bill hearing aids or bed.Bed won.
Well it looks like we are going to have rain all day. Will be nice when I take my nap later.
I am so proud of myself.This is the best I have ever done. Bragging??? You bet!! This is hard and I am proud that I am doing it. It is not a free ride.I am working hard at this. I believe people should be proud of their accomplishments.
talk is cheap.Action speaks louder than words and I am putting action to it.
Yesterday I swam 15 laps and today I added 1 more.
I am using my chop sticks and baby spoon for yogurt type stuff. I am timing my meals and making sure they last 20 minutes. That is a hard one for me. I have to count to 20 between each bite to do it.
I know we should sit at a table to eat but we don't.We eat off TV trays watching TV.But I also have a clock next to TV and I use it to make sure I take the full 20 minutes.
I came close to messing up last night.I was too low in calories and made sure to eat a few more.Then since I had so many left over I made a wrap with a slice of cheese. I really wish I hadn't done that. I was still in my calories range with plenty of room. But cheese is a big trigger for me. I am hoping my brain doesn't go that direction today. So I am trying to be aware of things I need to stay away from for now.
But bottom line is I am doing everything I can to stay in my calorie range without depriving myself. So far so good.
I am getting more butterflies every day.Amost every time I look outside there is one on one of the plants. I even had two at same time. Bill even likes these plants.This guy visited today
And this little guy
So far my daughter is ok and boyfriend is moving out.She has a court date on thursday about restraining order she took out on him.Hopefully this will get over with and they will continue to stay away from each other.
Well dear friends it is my nap time.
It is starting to get a little easier.
We are having a quiet day together.We are watching the DVD The Watchmen which was suppose to be good but so far it is not so good.Kinda dumb.
We may have to take a dresser out of bed room as new bed is bigger.
Those gel bites are real sweet. To me they are sweeter than jello. Someone asked where to buy them and I got them at Wal-Mart next to cold jello packs.
I went in pool and swam 15 laps.Was only going to do 10 but decided to try for a few more since I was in pool.
Bill gave up on movie.I don't know how much longer I can stand it.
I can't remember what I was going to say so I am saying goodbye for now
We have been so busy I am just now getting here to blog.It has been a good day
Second I lost 3# so my counting calories has paid off.
Third We went to the Bonefish Grill for supper and I did wonderful.I did not take my scale in but I did take my paper and pencil in and roughly figured amount.The server told me the fish was 6 oz and I got the salmon with no sauce on it and grilled veggies. I did have a very tiny piece of bread I dipped in some olive oil. Once I got home I pulled out same veggies I had and got as close to possible to amount and weighed and measured.I knew I had done gone and my guesstimate was 600 cal but it was just a little over 500. I was so proud of myself.This is first time we have gone out for supper in probably a year.We go for lunch once a week and occasionally a 2nd time.
Next we went to Wal mart to look for sheets for our new bed that is coming next week but no luck. But I did find the Gel Bites that Terri was talking about.There are jello cubes but are just a tab chewier.Maybe like a soft gummy bear type. But the whole bag is only 45. I always have the 10 cal jello around but this is finger food which I like
Well it is late so I will stop.I will pick up where I left off tomorrow.
I first want to thank everyone for the private messages in the goodies and the other comments of concern. As far as I know my daughter has not been hurt.She is in a bad situation where she could easily get physically hurt. I just talked to my other daughter and she is going to keep in touch with her.Altho She hasn't been able to get ahold of her since he was served with papers to stay away. I am just hoping no news is good news. I probably shouldn't have said anything as when my sister saw my comment she got worried about me and called.Then I guess I hurt her feelings as I did not want to talk about it anymore as I only get more upset. I am trying to not think about it as there is nothing I can do.Joy is 39 years old. But she is still my little girl. But thanks for all your concern
Now to more pleasant things .
So I am still doing good.
I looked for some of those gel bites that are low in calories that Terri mentioned but couldn't find them where I shop. But I have my supply of tomatoes and cucumbers.I also got some low cal and low sodium lunch meat. I rewrapped it in 2 oz servings. That is plenty for 1/2 of the wraps I am using. Got more wraps and put a bag in freezer.I will make some soup tomorrow.
We went to lunch before the grocery store and I took my new scale with me. Bill did not go to another table. The waitress was a sweet heart and checked for how many calories the bread had. I did have to reconstruct sandwich and I was under on what I had been estimating. I looked at calories at deli counter and most of all turkey was about 60 cal per 2 oz of meat so I used that.My whole sandwich plus a side of some sliced tomatoes was only 265 cal. We usually split one and get a cup of soup.I skipped the soup and had a whole sandwich. So my little scale worked nicely.
ANother good but expensive thing we bought today was a new bed. We got a split adjustable bed. We got the cheapest one but it was the most I have ever spent on a bed. I went whole hog and got a new special pillow for me. But this way if either of us become bed ridden we don't need a hospital bed. I am looking forward to sleeping much better.It should make a big difference.It better. They will be delivering it on Tuesday or wed..
Oh I almost forgot. I dug out a small baby spoon to use when I eat yogurt to slow me down. A tip I got from another sparker.I found a pack in baby stuff and bought them so I would have more than one.Sounds crazy but I am game for whatever helps me lose.
And another new butterfly today.He looks a little strange.I am thinking maybe he is a baby monarch.I have to go look for a web site to help me name them.So far I am going getting 2 kinds..
Ok I still have bags of groceries to put up.We got a lot of 2 for 1 cans of stuff. I also stock up when stuff like that goes on sell as it won't go bad.
Thank you again and as of this moment I am calm.
PS It may take me awhile to respond to all my email etc.