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Itssssssss Bacon!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm starting to find my spark groove again. I won't lie- it hasn't been easy. Yesterday afternoon my old friends Snickers and Kit Kat were calling to me from the vending machine at school. But I turned them down because I realized I wasn't really hungry- I just wanted to eat. I even managed to just say no to the birthday cupcakes one of my kids brought in. This morning I realized I was looking forward to breakfast. Yep, I have discovered turkey bacon. No, it's not as good as regular bacon. As I told Mike, it tastes kind of like the actual meat part of regular bacon. The problem is that we eat bacon because we like the crispy fried fat, which is really gross when you think about it. So I have adjusted my attitude towards bacon, and my taste. It was really easy, especially when I discovered that one piece of bacon only has 25 calories. I can have a few pieces of bacon and feel indulgent and still keep to a low calorie diet. And then there was the omlet I forgot how much I had enjoyed the challenge of making a tasty omlet (How do you spell that anyhow? I know it's not spelled right, but darn spell check won't give me any help, no matter how I spell it lol ). This morning I took stock of what I had and added tomatoes, mushrooms, sweet onions, and a sprinkle of cheese to my egg beaters. A little pepper, galric, and basil, and I had a tasty breakfast. Exercise is going to be next on my list. The cortisone shots seem to be helping, and the new arthritis meds have kicked in enough that I'm not so stiff all the time. My new walking shoes are on backorder, but will hopefully be here in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I'm going to try to add extra steps to my everyday walking. emoticon for getting my spark on again~
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  • ENUFF81020
    Hi there,

    I love how positive this blog is. Personally, I think omelet can be spelled in a few different ways because we can make them a few different ways, tossing in things from a to z. (That could almost be a fun team thread!! lol)

    It sounds like your mindset on healthy eating is back. Good for you!
    Gentle hugs,
    2076 days ago
    Sounds like lots of small steps in the right direction! Way cool. New habits are key, and I think your plan makes good sense.
    2095 days ago
    LOVE omelettes for breakfast, lunch and/or supper! I add anything (within reason) as you did.

    Glad the cortisone shot helped. The more it helps you, the more you'll be able to move, the less pain you'll have and the less meds you have to take. It is so hard dealing with arthritis and joint pain. You can do it, though.
    2097 days ago
    LOL. Thanks for looking that up. I tried it that way and spell check kicked it out. It's one of those strange words that looks weird no matter how you spell it. Turkey bacon isn't bad- I think it's one of those things that you can get your taste buds used to. I'm going to try it in a BLT.
    2097 days ago
    Way to go on getting back in the groove of things! I've had turkey bacon in the past, but maybe it's time for me to try it again. And it's omelette. I had to google it because spell check didn't work for me either.
    2097 days ago
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