I am happy to say that Angel was feeling much better this morning,Getting the flu on top of heart problems made it rough.At least the flu part is much better. She sounded a lot better too.
I am still surprised each day I beat the Food Demon. I am looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow. I am so close to where I was a few months ago.I can't wait to get below that number.
Today was grocery day.I got some fresh fish and I am going to have the fried fish I have been wanting tomorrow. Getting the correct calorie count will be a challenge.I looked up fried cat fish on calorie king and it gave 4 oz as around 200 cal. So I will use that. I will try to plan my calories for the day so I don't go over.
It is getting cloudy and windy outside.We are suppose to get rain late today and more over the weekend. It is still hot here.It is 81 now but was much hotter earlier. The rain in the gulf is cooling the temp some.
The new bed is better but not sleeping as well as I hoped.But arms going dumb has been better.Hopefully as I get more use to the bed I will sleep better. Last night was bad but that was mostly hubby snoring.
Hope you all have a great weekend. I had a video I made at the causeway but I did not hold camera very steady and moved it around too much. Made me sick trying to watch it.Maybe I will make one this weekend. It has been awhile. I hear the thunder moving in so rain will be here soon.
I am way behind on my emails again. that's not new.But will go ahead and get my daily blog done.
I did it again. I almost messed up last night. I went to get what I thought was 10 cal jello and happen to glance at box and it was 70 cal.One of us had grabbed the wrong ones. Whew That was close. I was running out of all my go to food tonight so my sweetie made sure I had some til we go to grocery store tomorrow afternoon.He stopped on way home and got me tomatoes,cucumbers and some 10 cal jello.
So I am set for tonight.
He is so good about eating whatever I fix that I have to fix something that he doesn't get much.One of those things is chili.So I made some with ground turkey tonight.Each cup was 160 cal. I had 4 cups but I had plenty of calories so it did not mess me up. I froze a bag with 2 cups and one with one cup.Better in freezer than fridge or I would be getting into it.
Since I couldn't or rather didn't want to get into the crackers I used my flatbread. I had some tomatoes and cucumber left over from lunch so I made a veggie wrap too. I am stuffed but at least I didn't get into buttered crackers which would not have been good for me. Just had a 10 cal jello just to get the chili taste out of mouth
Just talked to Angel.Heart is much better but she now has a very bad cold. I told her to go see someone tomorrow if it isn't better. The swine flu and reg flu have the same symptoms. She thinks she got at it the emergency room the other night as it was full of sick people. She was so worried that I would come up there but I knew better. She knows that when I was healthy I was always by her side 24.7 but can't do it now. I haven't had a cold in 2 years by being very careful.
The new bed is working out good so far.I am not sleeping great yet but better.
I did go in pool and swam 10 laps.Not a lot but it was something.
Well I have so many emails to take care of .Have a great evening.
Finally a quiet day. I need it too. Angel is doing good.Meds making her tired but heart is being good. Maybe I can relax for a few days anyway.
I did beat the Food Demon yesterday but it was way too close for comfort. Last night was a bad night.I had a mini binge but thankfully I had enough extra calories saved for the end of the day.
Here are some photo's I took the other day when we went to check out the plant that refuses to bloom.
I have been somewhat stressed since last night when Angel had to go to emergency room. They sent her home sometime after 1 am. Today she saw my doc who treats her cheaply as a favor to me.I told you he was a good guy.Anyway he gave her some meds that he thinks will work.She can not have another ablation done as it is now in the lower part of her heart and it feels it is too dangerous.At some point in time she will need a defib/pacemaker like me.She has the same type of arithymia as I do.Not the good kind.Some people can have it and be treated well with meds for a lifetime.Unfortunately Angel has the worse kind like I do.And like so many people she does not have good medical insurance like I do. One of my big peeves. People who are sick don't get the attention they need. But she is feeling better now.He also did a stress test and told her if it cuts up again to take another dose of med he gave her.He said it would make her somewhat listless and lethargic.If it is too bad she is to call him and he sees her again on Tuesday. She just called to let me know she was very sleepy and going to bed so I wouldn't worry if I called. She hasn't rested in a couple of days so she is tired anyway.
I made a mistake yesterday and put a 1 by the demon.One buddy spotted it and I edited it. The Demon is still losing.But I can the closest last night.For the first time I was on edge on the high side of my range. I don't want to ever get that close. Thank goodness for my pickles this afternoon.They do have a lot of salt but few calories. But they kept me from bingeing. i am very tired just from worrying as all you parents can relate too.Angel is 37 but still my little girl.
My calories are good and I have plenty of room for snacks later.
I think the new bed will work out good. Even stressed last night I sleep a little better.It will take a few days but I think at some point I may end up sleeping better than I have in years.
I am way behind in my emails and posts. Be patient with me.I played that stupid bejeweled game today just trying to not go nuts.i don't know why I play it as Robin and Angi clobber me with their scores. Someday maybe I can figure out their strategy
Ok Here is a picture of my knife strip.It is on cabinet right where I sit to cook.I have wanted one for a long time.And second picture is my one cup coffee pot and toaster.
And here is that stupid plant I have been checking on for now months.As you can see it still hasn't bloomed and the stem is leaning more.I think stalk will end up braking off before we ever see a bloom
I do have some bird pictures I took out there but will save them for tomorrow.
Ok Hopefully I will have a stress free evening. I can hope anyway.
I have found another place I will have to stay away from.I can blame Bill as it was his idea to go there to look for sheets for the new bed that finally came today. He likes it as he has been asleep for 2 hours. I slept about 10 minutes but still felt rested so I am very hopefully for a good nights sleep tonight. For all the aggravation they gave us a free $100 pillow.
Back to store. While he went to look at sheets as I could care less what he got I was looking at magnetic knife holders as I have wanted one for a long time.I also wanted another small 8" skillet. I asked about a 4 cup red coffee maker but he didn't have one.He did have what I considered a very expensive 1 cup red coffee maker which I said no to.Well Bill comes back and I wanted to look at kitchen gadgets.I picked up a julienne peeler and a hamburger patty maker. I was thru.Then we spotted some small alarm clocks and got one for each of us.Then He spotted a metal grocery bag holder he liked and that went in the buggy. Then the best part was He and I repeat He spotted the red 1 cup coffee maker and said why don't you get that. Now I had looked at it and it was very expensive for just a cup of coffee. Oh it is pretty. So he talked me into it. I figured out that by him being with me I spent over $100 that I wouldn't have and we left with no sheets.The one thing we came for.
I had to try the coffee maker and it is sweet. I made myself a cup.But I can't afford to take him to the stores anymore.
We went to Applebee's and I used my handheld scale I bought.Bill is so cool about it.But Applebees doesn't have calorie count for anything.Our waiter was not too swift but did get manager when I asked if he knew how many calories are in the soup.The manager apologized and said he didn't have info.But offered to make a lower calorie one that is no longer on menu which was nice. But I got the portebello chicken sandwich with the marinara sauce on the side. I took sandwich apart and weighed everything.It came with 1 strawberry,3 chunks of apple and tiny piece of pineapple.I weighed everything. I just figured out the calories and did ok with everything but the wheat bun.The calorie count for a wheat bun goes from 100 to 220 calories.So I picked 170 for the bun.The total meal including 2 teaspoons of Bills tomato basil soup came to 370 calories which I thought was great. I did threaten to make Bill sit at another table tho.He pulled out 2 of the best looking pieces of bacon and a big onion ring. I stuck the menu up where I couldn't see his plate. But I was drooling for that bacon.But at the time I was thinking about going out for supper and I wanted calories for then. I have changed my mind and we are staying home.I will fix myself some shrimp which I can have a lot of instead.
Oh I did forgot something important
This is longest I have ever stayed in my calorie range. It is hard for me to believe.
Well thats it for now. Hope you all had a safe and happy holiday