Monday, July 14, 2014
I have been staying in my calorie range most days this summer. I started a salad/lunch streak about a month and a half ago. I eat a salad everyday for lunch. I pack one for work, and if I go out to a restaurant for lunch I order one. I am picky about what type of salad I order.
What I have found over the years is that I LOVE dinner. My new take is to eat oatmeal for breakfast most days (I need to get my cholesterol down), a salad for lunch and a healthy dinner. I have not been hungry in-between meals with my new plan. I do drink a lot of water throughout the day.
I have been hanging out with my neighbors a lot this summer. Here is a picture (taken by the younger generation) of a neighbor, me and my mom.
The "kids" couldn't believe that us "old" folk would hop on, let ride an ATV!
My dad is standing behind my mom trying to get her to hop off - she did not. It was a lot of fun!
I have also been enjoying our boats. After the Kevin James show in AC (yes, he was very funny), my husband, Roxy and I went on an overnight trip on the Sassafras in Maryland. I did a lot of fishing and napping. It was very nice.
We have been enjoying our pontoon boat. I love this picture of Roxy - I wondered what was going through her mind...
Roxy and I have also enjoyed floating on tubes in the river. It is so relaxing! I read an entire Prevention magazine while tanning in my tube last weekend! Ahhh!
My husband and I loved Salsa lessons. We still practice and will pick up on them again in the fall. It is the fastest 45 minute workout I have ever experienced. I highly recommend it!
I have been cooking a lot of dinners at home. Our kids have all moved out so I have been playing romantic music and lighting candles. My hubby seems to like all the attention.
Finally, you may remember that we had several evaluations at the school. We moved way up on the "STAR" ladder, I am now planning a party! Right now I think it is going to be at a horse race track in the form of a BBQ with my favorite DJ. Much reason for celebration and I want it to be "fun".
I have just started planning my younger son (23) going away party for his new journey with the National Guard. He is going to boot camp Sept 3rd then to military school for 6 months. I may see him over Christmas. My husband and I will go to his boot camp graduation in Missouri.
Yes, there is a lot going on. It is all positive and so much better than last summer! My older son is still thin, but not skeletal. Most days he eats pretty good. He eats a lot of foods he wouldn't have looked at last year. He isn't miserable or cranky and goes to the gym three times a week - he is working on getting muscle back. He is getting there. The only drawback, which is huge, is that my son is losing his BFF, age 26, to cancer. His BFF has been fighting cancer for 7 years. Literally, fighting. He is a great kid, and it is not fair. And, it worries me. My son talks about it a little bit. I told him I would pay for a therapist if he wanted to talk to someone. As I re-read this, I think I will be more persistent about him going.
I will leave you this beautiful picture of the Super Moon, Friday night, over the river in front of my house. I left the shade in my room open. The moon flows down the river - it looked like it was day out all night!