I now know where they got the saying Busy as a bee. I was just sitting here looking out at the veggie pots and butterfly plants and the bees are just hopping all over the place.Never stop too long at any plant. Just busy as a bee.
I have been fighting the urge to make a great big breakfast but I know I can't do that. SO I just keep telling myself it will soon be time for lunch and I can eat a nice lunch.
I have been wanting some good fried fish for a couple days now. And I would go out to eat and get some if I knew the right place to go. To me good fried fish is hard to find. I guess because when I was working the guys I worked with cooked the best ever fish. Plus usually it was caught at the beginning of our shift so it couldn't get any fresher. To me good fried fish has little batter on it.Just a light coating.And even tho we have seafood places all over the place most of them have too much batter. Oh well I will survive.I can dream tho
Bill should be home shortly and that will distract me some from thinking about food. He went to a big car show in Webster Fl but is already on way home.
It always amazes me how much we think about food.When I was skinny I never thought about food. Oh well Thats life.
It has been established that I am not doing great growing veggies altho I keep trying. I do have 5 okra plus one more I will cut shortly but they do have cute blooms.These are from my cucumber plants
And this is latest on the orchid which still has more flowers to bloom
Well my friends I guess that is about it.We did watch the movie Changeling yesterday with Angelina Jolie and it was a good move. I have always thought Angelina and Cher and even Jennifer Lopez are better actresses than they have been given credit for. Ok That's it folks.Hope you are enjoying your weekend
I have beat the Food Demon again 23 days straight.
Amazing. I weighed 286 this morning which is a 3# loss. And it puts me where I only have 7 pounds to go to get to my lowest weight earlier this year of 279 .I regained around 20 pounds. So I am a happy camper.
I am very aggravated with spark today. I have trouble all the time having to re login a lot but today is the worse. It seems like if I blink my eyes I have to re login. I always check remember me but it doesnít remember me. I couldnít even get to my blog. After re loging about 6 times I gave up.I am writing this on word now and will transfer it later today when spark decides to let me blog. Oh well. If that is my worse complaint I am doing ok.
We were talking about how we go to grocery store with a small list and come out with a $200 bill. But I told Bill I was very thankful that I can go to a grocery store and buy what I want. I remember the days I had to count every penny when I went and often had to decide what I could do without and put stuff back because I didnít have enough money. I do know what it is like to struggle and I appreciate all I have.
We are not going to get to see Landon this weekend. They will be over here but we arenít going to be able to see them. We are planning on a weekend trip to Orlando in a couple weekends. That way we can have some one on one without so many people around all wanting to hold baby. Plus I havenít been anywhere in months and it will be good for me.
I just made my weekly pot of soup. I know I counted everything I put in it but it seems like calories are low. Each 2 cups will only be 90 calories. I did cook some fresh green beans and used that water plus some more. I did use more water this time. I also added extra spices. I just grabbed stuff and threw it in. I even put some poultry seasoning in. Broth tastes good. I probably have about 8 seasonings in it. Iím glad it tastes good as I would have to eat it anyway. I would not throw away 23 cups of soup.
Bill is working part of the day and I am just resting. Feeling tired today. I have some reading I want to do plus look at my butterfly books. Bill was looking at them and he loved the butterflies. He said he thought we needed to get some more of plants like we have. Ok I am innocent. He is one that wants more plants now. Not me. But he does like the butterflies. We have them in pots and we need to see if they will live in dirt.
I am still working on eating slower.It really is harder than it seems. I don't know if it is helping or not but I am going to keep working at it.
It is nap time for me and Bill.He is home from his side job and very tired.
Will be resting and chillin the rest of the day
I have beat the Food Demon again 22 days straight. Amazing. My scale was down good this morning.Hopefully it will show the same thing tomorrow
I made some homemade salsa to use in place of the bought salsa.It is good but doesnít have that sharp tang that the jar does.Probably because of less salt. Mine has to be more healthful. I may try putting some chili powder in it and see what that does.Don't know til I try. My doc told me yesterday that tomatoes have a lot of salt and that surprised me.I told him I was not giving up my tomatoes.They are too important to my losing weight. I am not suppose to get greens like I do but he would rather change my doses of coumadin and have me lose weight.
We may have to change our shopping day now that Billís bowling league has started.We will play it by ear.Soon he will be bowling Fridays and Sunday.I may try to keep Friday afternoon as errand day so we have Sat free.
We are not going to get to see Landon as expected. We are going to try to go over to Orlando for the weekend in a couple of weeks. We will stay for a couple nights. The drive is very tiring for me so we will go on friday after Bill bowls and I will be able to rest when we get there.Then spend the day with the kids on Sat and come home Sunday morning. It is close enough for most people to drive over for a few hours and then come home but it is just too much for me.
I checked out V-8 juice as an alternative for the canned tomatoes I make my weekly soup out of and I will stay with tomatoes.
I was very happy to get all of 5 okra off my okra plant.That is most I have gotten at one time.
We went to Books a Million and I got two butterfly books.I liked them both. Here are my visitor today
OK I have meat to rewrap and get in freezer.Plus it is supper time.
Well I will get the bad out of the way first. My daughter Joy went to court today and long story short.Her boyfriend is back in house.They are going to try it again.Big Big mistake.I am not happy about it but she is a grown woman. "Supposedly they are both going to quit drinking" I told her if (and I know he will ask) her boyfriend asks what I think.I told her to tell him I am not happy and I think he needs to pack his sh-t and get out. But he doesn't have another women to support him right now. They are both to blame and I just don't see it getting better. I am going to try not to think about it.
Now on to better stuff.I beat the food Demon again 21 to 0. Just have to keep it going. I crocked potted a roast tonight and tried to do my best at counting calories.
After I have beat the Food Demon for 30 days I will drop my calorie range down. Just a little. I do have it a little on high side now.I have it set at 1500 to 1700 and have averaged around 1490 so far. When I change it I will change it to 1400 to 1600.
Saw my cardiologist today. He is giving me 2 months and then he wants me to try diet pills.There are 3 different ones.The medical field has approved diet pills for people like me with heart conditions and being obese. I didn't want to do it but he asked me to meet him halfway.He has never been ugly to me about my weight.He also said there is a new drug being tested for people who can't keep potassium up like me. In Europe they are using viagra successfully for same thing.Trust me I teased him big time about his interest in viagra. I told him that men were just dogs anyway.He agreed. It was funny.You had to be there. I asked him if I was his personal guineas pig. Really he is just an excellent doc that keeps up with all new meds trying to help his patients. I don't know how he finds time but he does.
I told him I felt a little knot on tummie and he pushed and said I have a hernia. I said great.You would find something else.We will just ignore it for now.
He thinks the new bed may help my sleeping.He said the not sleeping well was not good for me. Bill told him last week I wasn't sleeping much.He already knew it.
So now I have a 2 month goal to lose as much as I can and I have all of you watching to see if I slip up.So I better be good.
The next aggravation today is bed.It is not coming til Monday now. We are suppose to get a nice gift for being patient. Doc said he was also having trouble with arms going to sleep and he got an adjustable bed and it helped.So I am hopeful mine will to if I ever get it.
More good news.Heidi called and they are coming over this weekend so we will get to see Landon.He is getting so big so fast.
I guess thats about it. I did notice my container red roses had several blooms so I took a picture. Oh And my new red can opener came too. So the day actually was more good than bad.
Take care and I will see you tomorrow
I did it one more day but last night was too close for comfort. I have watch my calorie count inching up and I need to get it down some for my own comfort level. I would just rather be closer to low side than other way around. But I am still very happy.
i have been doing some kind of exercise every day now.Not a lot but just something and will increase it as I go. I couldn't go in pool yesterday so it was good old Richard Simmons. I have 2 sitting tapes he put out that I use.Plus some other sitting tapes I use too.
My bed was suppose to come today but it is now going to be tomorrow. When no one called last night I called them just before they closed to find out why. I was informed that it would be Thursday.I informed him that I thought that sucked as I was promised Tues or Wed.Not Thursday. I was not a happy camper. SO I have to wait another day. I have a thing about people doing what they say.I wouldn't have gotten aggravated if he had called and said there was a problem with the delivery date.But no one did.I guess they had my money so good manners don't count now.
It is till raining and dreary. But I would rather have the rain than the fires they are having in California.
I put some pictures on my flickr site yesterday. I think most of them have been on here at some point. www.flickr.com/photos/mseleni2009/se ts/
I have added salsa to my list of low cal foods. I used a little in my lunch wrap yesterday. 2 Tablespoons is only 10 calories. so I will keep a jar in fridge to jazz up some baked foods etc.
I finally got a picture of what I have been calling a red winged butterfly. Only I don't think it is a butterfly.When it flies it's red wings really stand out. Here are a couple of pictures.The second one is blurry but it makes him look spooky.
Ok I better go for now.I always remember something I forgot to say after I post. But have a good day.