Wednesday, August 03, 2011
So far today has been a good day even though it is extremely hot. I got some weed whacking done this morning and some shopping done around noon.
I bought fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and a cantaloupe.
Monday, August 01, 2011
We're headed into another week of excessive heat warnings--temps up to 112 possible. It was 84 at 8 AM. Set a record today at 108.
I did get out and mow the front and side yards this morning before the temps got real high. Was out on the mower about 90 minutes sweating. I did wear a hat most of the time--I do not like hats--I cannot stand anything on my head. Also, I hung out a load of laundry this morning.
I got invited out to lunch with my daughter and son in law. We went to a buffet that has lots of veggies and a wonderful fruit bar. I ate my desert first--it was watermelon, cantaloupe. strawberries. and cucumbers with tomatoes. Then I ate from the food bar---couldn't finish my 1 plate--only ate half of it.
Do you use the new food plate as your guideline? The FDA has changed the food pyramid to a plate, it is fantastic and so easy to follow no matter what size plate you use. I did a lesson on this at TOPS. I took 8 inch foam plates, markers and stick on magnets and had everyone make a "plate" for their frig. They loved it. The plate is divided into 4 sections--those being fruit, veggie, grains, protein. Dairy is separate at the side of the plate. Just make sure to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies, 1/4th with grains and 1/4 with protein. Your meal will be balanced. There is a web site explaining all this..I think it is myplate.gov. Spark People has a nice article about this change. The plate is much easier to understand than the pyramid was. Even youngsters can follow it.
Then I came home and took a nap---now here I am....hehehe
Friday, July 22, 2011
I haven't added to my blogs due to my extreme fatigue and tiredness. Each day it seemed like a chore just to put one foot in front of the other. Moving from my bed to my computer chair was a big chore---some days I didn't even want to do that.
After 3 Vit. B 12 injections, I am feeling 80 to 90% human again. I am getting up and doing things as the heat will allow. I have even been hanging out my clothes to dry and taking DJ for walks.
This week I only went down 2/10th of a pound but as it was so graciously pointed out to me it is down and not up. Thank you God for the encouragements of these special people. I hope to soon be back into some quilting---haven't quite gotten that far yet.
My daughter, grandkids, and I have been visiting a different church that we may join. It has many more programs going that the one I currently belong to. Also, we would get to meet a lot more people and I would get out of the house more. I am sort of stagnated right now. Of course the fatigue didn't help either.
I have been consuming lots of fresh veggies this past 2 weeks---tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelon, and onions. Been making salads with fat free Italian dressings and a little olive oil.
Thank you Lord for caring for me and please, pretty please..could we have some nice gentle rain?
Monday, July 04, 2011
1. PAUSE: are you hungry? how hungry are you? what are you hungry for?
2. THINK: how do you want to feel when you are done?
3. RELAX: give yourself the time to enjoy your snack or meal mindfully. you'll feel more satisfied with less food
4. SAVOR: make eating a multisensory experience. notice the appearance, aromas, textures, and flavors
5. SAVOR: take one small bite at a time. chew slowly
6. ENJOY: enjoy the setting, the company, and the occasion---even if it's only a short break!
special thanks to Sarah Allen, MS,RD,LDN
Feel free to print and enlarge this and put it on your frig...might just help some. I found this on line and thought it was some good points..
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