I have been up since 8 this morning and those that know me know that is very early for me. But I have gotten a lot done. I got all my exercises done.I got a shower and put real clothes on.I made a huge pot of my weekly soup and even made myself some fresh broccoli soup for lunch.. I started to put a can of beans in my soup but way too many calories.I put a ton of other veggies in there for same amount of calories. I want the most amount I can get for my calories. Pot is cooling on stove so I won't know calorie count until I get it bagged up. I went on internet trying to find a long handled spoon.Wasn't as easy as I thought. Maybe I will go to bed bath beyond this coming weekend.Bill got me a gift certificate for there.
I did good again last night and doing good so far today.But as we know what I do during the day has nothing to do with end of day overeating. It gives me a bigger buffer. But I can screw it up at the last minute real good. But I have high hopes for today.
Here is the sun for back fence and the Garden Gnome
OK It is my nap time.Have a great day everyone.The sun is shining here in Florida and temps are great.
Yesterday was a great day but I am paying for it today.I was so tired when I got up this morning I only stayed up a short time and went back to bed.I thought it was going to be a stay in bed all day. But I did doze off and felt much better.Still tired and will lay back down shortly. Trying to catch up on my emails,sparks etc. I still have about 25 more to go.
I do have good news tho
12 4(crying devil)
And the scale was way down this morning. i am doing well on eating today.Tonight will be grilled turkey burger and grilled fresh veggies so I know my calories will be good.
Sorry folks but I am just very tired. Going to go lay down and then try to get some more emails done. I hope you know that I couldn't do as good as I do without all of you.You keep me trying even when I want to give up. Have a wonderful day
Lets get the bad over with so I can get to the good.
Picture says it all.No comment from me
Now the good stuff.
I went with Bill today to a town about an hour north of us and dropped him off to bowl.Then I met my friend that I haven't seem in person in 3 years at Perkins. I looked Perkins up before I left and they have a good site to figure calories but you have to know exactly what you are going to eat. So I wrote down the meal and then figured it when I got home.What is so nice about site is it will list everything on meal separately and you pick what you ate. I did really good and was quite proud of how good I did. We were there for almost 2 hours.Then we headed to Joann's fabric. I don't sew but I managed to spend $70 dollars.And what I got was on sale. I got another metal sun to put on fence and a cute garden gnome.Then I got a crochet book of ornaments to crochet. (Guess what you are getting next year).And some red and some green crochet thread.And two mushy Valentine cards for Bill. I will show you pic of sun and gnome tomorrow.
Here is pic of my friend Arlene and one of us together.She has lost 70#. We met at a TOPS convention many years ago by a accident and just clicked and became like sister quickly.
I picked the one of us that she looked the best .
On our way home we stopped at Carrabba's to use a gift certificate and again I did well with help from waiter. So I have eaten at 2 restaurants and I am still have more than enough calories left for a snack later.
And I left the best for last.
Here is my handsome sweetheart in his bowling outfit.Not bad for an old fella.
I have put this off long enough.Time to pay the piper. I am not having a good day for many reasons.I don't feel good and it is so dark and dreary outside.That doesn't help. I really messed up last night on my eating and I am paying for it on the scale today.I did good til midnight and then I just went nuts. I know it is what I ate that screwed me on the scales.There is no way I could have gained as good as I have been most of the week.So I am just putting it behind me and today is a new day. It does hurt the motivation tho. I really don't see how some of you think I am inspiring or motivating the way I screw up. But I don't give up. I did 50 minutes of exercising this morning and I wanted to do it even less than yesterday.But I made myself do it.
This was my weigh in day and I showed a gain of 1.2# I am positive it is fluid but it is what it is.I am trying to remind myself of that and know I will show a good loss next week. I simply sabotaged myself and have no idea why. But I will not give up.
It will not happen today.Positive without a doubt.
Now on to other stuff.You can tell I am tired as I am rambling.Just ramble with me. As most of you know I do like to try new foods.Most have not been great but some like the yogurt I eat all the time.So I never know how I will like something. First here is a new low cal drink.I have been using the diet cranberry juice for awhile now.Don't drink it all the time but always have it on hand.This is pretty good for a change and I will get it again.It is 5 cal per cup.
Next are some burgers I saw when I was sitting in freezer dept just looking around. I had one of the morningstars today at lunch and it was alright. I looked at the boca burger and it doesn't look very appetizing in package but I will give it a try another day. I can make a small turkey burger for same amount of calories tho. I rarely make sandwiches but may just eat the burger as a side or maybe even a snack.Will wait and see.
Here is the Boca package which says each pattie has 100 cal,sodium 330 and potasium370
And here is the Morningstar I had today which each pattie has 120 cal,280 sodium and potassium of 160.
I am not sure what the advantage of eating these unless it is just the fact of going meatless.
Oh and before I forget.I warned you I would be rambling. Please No pep talks on not beating myself up because I really am not doing that. I have had bad days before and I am sure I will have bad days again.It is going to happen. Part of my crummy day has nothing to do with the weight or calorie range. I do have a very bad heart as most of you know and there are days when I am very fatiqued.It is just something else I have to deal with.It will pass. I am looking forward to see my friend tomorrow after I drop Bill off at his bowling. I am doing great with my eating today and will not have a repeat of last night.Especally since I more than got my fill of canned salmon.
Well I still have some packages of meat that need to be rewrapped for freezer.
I was going to fix just a few baked chicken livers tonight but I think I will bake all of them.Then put some in small packs to freeze and eat another day when I get the urge.I will put calories on pack so I know what each pack is.
I am starting to feel a little better.
Oh I warned you.
I have started writing in my journal again.I pretty much blog about everything but we all have very personal things we need to vent and so I am writing in my journal book again.I have done this for years and stopped when I started blogging. So now I have 3 going. My blog,my gratitude journal and now a everyday journal.
Ok I am really going now. Have a great day.
Just got back from grocery store and got most of stuff put up.I always have trouble getting all the fresh veggies in fridge. Had to cut up the broccoli and cauliflower and bag it.
I was planning on either oyster stew or baked chicken livers but hubby begged me to cook the stinky stuff tomorrow.He will not be home for supper tomorrow night. He is bowling. So as he doesn't ask much of me I decided on a cuban sandwich instead.Find the calories for the bread was tricky.I came up with 60 cal per oz. The deli turkey was 50 cal an oz. So I had a large sandwich and sliced tomatoes and sliced cumbers for 489 cal. Not bad for supper. I am well within my range today.
I bought some of those veggie burgers to try. I thought I would give them a try.
I have been on the tired side all day.I did not want to exercise but I made myself go to exercise room.My daily goal is to only exercise for 10 minutes.I figured I could handle that.I started them in a different order today.I did the zookinesis first so I could get everything stretched out good.I then did part of the others. I ended up doing 55 minutes. One of my favorite vcr tape of Sit & be fit that I taped off the program was acting up. So I went back to web site to see if I could find one that had the same stuff.I couldn't tell.So I looked for one that had her in same clothes and same back ground. It had 4 complete workouts on it so I am hoping it is a good one.Because it has so much on it the cost was on the high side. But I have all the tapes I need now.
Oh I forgot Shame on me. I was at the high side but still in my range. Tomorrow is weigh in and I will be happy with anything.
I was thinking today about the fact that the young kids of today rarely use a dictionary.I also use spell check a lot but I also have a dictionary next to computer and another near my recliner.If I spot that I have mispelled a word. I use them. I always think of the joke about how can you find a word if you don't know how to spell it. Just something I was thinking about.
Ok Thats it folks!!! Hope your day was good and you have a great weekend coming up
Oh I finally saw my plants out front. They are sad looking.I think most will pull thru but it is close.Need to trim off all the dead leaves.