Monday, November 19, 2012
Didn't we just do Monday? Oh wait that was last week! It's Monday again! Oh my gosh! November's coming in the home stretch since Thanksgiving is Thursday.
I got my turkey out of the freezer yesterday and put it in the refrigerator. It should defrost with no problem since it's a lot smaller than we usually get.
Plans are for my Aunt to come join us. My son's off from work on Wednesday and Thursday. So Wednesday we're going to make the pumpkin pie and make my Momma's homemade yeast rolls that everyone loves. I used to make these huge rolls but last year I started making them about half the size and I can enjoy these more without feeling so guilty. I even went in on a calorie calculator site somewhere last year and figured out the calories & all on them, so I know how to count them. Guess I'll have to do that with my pumpkin pie recipe too. I did it with the pecan pie one. So there's no guessitamting those calories.
At one point I was at 202 but this morning I was at 210.0. Not happy but I have no one to blame but myself. Yes I had healthy foods in the house that I ate. However, I've been testing dessert recipes for the holidays and can't control myself around sweets. Last night my son made brownies - oh my gosh they were a chocolate addicts dream with a hint of peanut butter chips thrown in. I am counting every morsel that goes in my mouth. Even when it goes above and beyond what I should eat. I am seeing what I am doing wrong. Once Thursday's gone I don't plan on any sweets being around until Dec. 21st when I have to start Christmas baking - the good thing though is just about all of it is going out as gifts. Just as long as I can prevent myself from snacking I'll be fine.
I'm still having issues with just not feeling right. I'm going to discuss it with my doctor when I see him in a couple weeks. I'm thinking it could be blood pressure related. From what I can tell it's not blood sugar related or food related. I'm thinking it's most probably blood pressure medicine I'm on. Maybe I can convince him to ease up a bit for a trial period. I've had episodes where my blood pressure would be really low (for me) while I was on vacation in September. I need to find my list of readings from then and discuss it with him. The medication I'm on is a combination drug and I'm thinking they work at different time frames and that could be the problem. I ended up taking my walk in two parts today since because I got too tired the first go round. Plus I was distressed.
I walk my dog (a female Chow mix) every day all over town. Well, there's this male (a lab) who's in love with her. He has been escaping his pen and yard to find her. She'll be 11 in February and we had her fixed years ago so she's not interested in his attention and gets quite annoyed by him. Well, we were walking today and were down by the church. We were walking along US Highway 60 on the sidewalk. I look up on the other side of 60 is this male dog - now mine you he doesn't live over there he's just been roaming around. He sees us and barrels down the street in to Hwy 60 traffic. I look up and he's in the middle of the highway with a semi braking hard to avoid hitting him on one side and another vehicle slamming on their breaks and swerving the other. I swear I thought the semi was going to hit him but it didn't. I was praying so hard for him to be safe. I was so upset when he started back across 60 that we had to cut the walk short. About 10 minutes later the young man that owns him stopped me to see if I had seen him. When I told him where he was and what had happened he was as pale as I know I was when it happened. That dog had a guardian angel today - that semi was less than a foot from hitting him. I was frozen and so scared of what I knew was going to happen. Needless to say I have a headache from freaking out. I know I said more than a few choice words to that dog today. Thankfully, what could have been awful turned out ok. I don't know if I could have handled it - I told my dog on the way home "momma's got a few more gray hairs now - that scared me". I hope he found him. That dog is an escape artist for sure. I came home and sat down for a while to try and settle myself a bit - I was shaky from it all and probably my blood sugar was getting low too. So I had a snack - yes that chocoaholic's dream brownie. Then my dog and I took a shorter walk since it was almost dark. I feel much better.
Waiting for that pork loin roast to get done. Experimenting there tonight. Smells great. I hope it is, it still has time to cook.