It seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
I went for a walk a lunch time today and listened to Abbey Road. I am so glad to see the snow melt, even it is IS only a brief respite. There is more snow on tap for early next week.
This winter has hit me hard and I have been struggling to keep my head above water. My eating and exercise has not been nearly as healthy as I would have liked, but I have not given up. I know I will feel better when Spring gets here, but I do not want to be kicking myself for not making any progress. Sigh.
This is what my drive was like going to visit one of my sisters last weekend. Beautiful, but it was a treacherous drive. 218 miles.
I have got to get with NOW. I hope everyone else in SparkLand is doing well and staying healthy!
I had another great day today food-wise and exercise. I am all set for tomorrow and have pre-tracked my meals and am all packed up for the morning. I feel really good about having a FABULOUS February. Even if it IS supposed to snow AGAIN tomorrow.
I scratched several things off my list this weekend. I got the hubby to clean out drawers and closets and give up a bunch of suits and clothing he no longer wears. I did not waste one moment waiting and we took a bunch of stuff to GoodWill right away. I did a little batch cooking. I got my lip and chin waxed. I washed my car which was absolutely covered in salt. Apparently, that was a waste given tomorrow's forecast (sigh).
I went with a friend to see "August: Osage County" with a friend. I love Merle Streep and I thought it was a movie about a dysfunctional family, but with some humor. It was NOT funny, but it WAS extremely well done. Not one scene was wasted. I LOVED it.
We are moving our daughter to her year round rental tomorrow. She took a position at the beach back in September and there were no rentals available except for a furnished vacation rental which she was renting month to month and had to move out no later that April 30th. This will be the FOURTH move for her in less than a year. Hopefully she will stay at this place until she can save up enough to buy a home.
She has had a crazy year. Her first move was from a studio apartment to moving in with a room mate to save money. He ended up being a lecherous alcoholic and she moved in to another place with 3 other roomies. That place was great and she loved everyone, but she had to move when she accepted her new position. She loves her new job and they treat her very well. She is finally fairly compensated and feels part of a team that values and respects their peers.
Hubby and I will have a LONG day tomorrow. I am so excited for her and I can't wait to see the place.
This is what I will have on my fast day tomorrow for 500 calories and 66 grams of protein:
6 oz. Fage PLAIN yogurt
1 C. chopped bell peppers
.5 C. chopped onion
1 C. chopped celery
1 C. Bob's Red Mill Organic TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)
1 T. Better Than Boullion Vegetarian Chicken Base
I will make the my "fast soup" tonight . I thought this would be awful, but I did it last Thursday and was hungry at night but when I woke up the next morning, I was fine. I was sure I'd be starving when I woke up! I can do this 2 days a week for a while.
I finally decided to give "The Fast Diet" a whirl.
If you are not familiar, "The Fast Diet" AKA the 5:2 Diet is basically this:
Two days a week you keep your calories to a 500 per day (for women, men get 600) and the rest of the week eat normally. I have been stuck at 252 for a while so I am going to see if I can do this. My SparkFriend FIFIFRIZZLE has had great success with this method. I'll let you know if this breaks my plateau. I think I will try to do my "fast days" on Mondays and Thursdays.
Here is what I had today:
5.3 oz. Plain Yogurt
2 C. Grape tomatoes
5.3 oz. Plain Yogurt
1.5 C. green beans
6 oz. cod
2 C. mixed baby greens (forgot to take a pic)
I may have to go to bed early tonight. I will be VERY excited about breakfast tomorrow!