Sunday, July 31, 2011
Well, Spark People, for all the gardening I did in July, all the miles that I walked, and all the healthy food that I logged . . . . . my starting weight was 145.8 and my ending weight was 145.2, so I guess if I had been on the "Biggest Loser" I would have been eliminated right away.
Fortunately for me, I wasn't on a TV show, nothing drastic will happen to me due to losing a measly 0.6 pounds, and even if I had gained weight, the world wouldn't come to an end. And during the month I was up and down, doing my usual yo-yo. My highest weight during the month of July was 147.4 and my lowest was 143.8 -- usually the peaks were when we had occasion to eat out and my sodium intake would skyrocket. And the low times were when I was tracking and cooking all my own food. Not fair really, I should be able to enjoy a meal out without always gaining a pound, but it doesn't seem that way. Perhaps my body is overly sensitive to salt and fat -- at least it appears that way. I do know that my body reacts very strongly to 'fast food.' I ate a Whopper Jr. the other day (extra veggies - no mayo). It tasted OK as I was eating it, but 15 minutes later my stomach had thrown it back out the way it went in -- the hard way! No Whopper Jr's since then. lol
So do I live my life with never eating in restaurants? Or what do you suggest? Maybe I have to console myself that I will always yo-yo a bit?
By the way, the above photo was taken on July 14th -- the corn is now 12 feet high.
Hugs to all from someone who is slimmer (but not by much)
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Friends called me yesterday and said they'd like to come and visit today -- would it be OK? I told them it would be wonderful -- we'd all go out to lunch and then have a nice long visit. They were scheduled to arrive anywhere between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
So of course the morning was a frenzy of putting things away, straightening up, vacuuming, and just making the house look spiffy! When you have a "home away from home" it's never quite in company shape, and it doesn't happen too often either because we are 75 miles from our friends in Phoenix and even from the people who were coming now it is 52 miles.
It reminded me of my past years in Sedona. I had a home that was about 5000 sq.ft. and to motivate me, I would invite someone over for dinner. Then I'd clean the whole house, cook a magnificent dinner with dessert (before SP) and be exhausted that night. Actually my DH pitched in to help me, so it wasn't so bad. I made the bed, complete with the bedspread, and did the vacuuming, he put things away and cleaned the bathrooms. What a team!
So tonight I have a clean house and I'm happy because we all had a nice long visit. So now it is our turn to drive over to the Prescott area to see them!
May we all cherish our good friends!
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