Happy Anniversary Patty. I hope you and your DH have a special day. Yes, it is frustrating when the scale doesn't show a loss. Maybe it is time to maybe get a small notebook and do some tracking. Now don't get up set it doesn't have to be a big job. I'm sure you can abbreviate like I do. My sheet would look like this.
C 50 (for cup of cocoa 50 cal) 1 E Muf 140 ( for one English muffin 140 cal.) cot ch/ pine. 170 (for a measured 1/2 cup of cottage cheese and 1/2 cup pineapple 170 cal)
I think you get the picture. Then / / / / are a cup of water each and X is one mile of exercise.
My scale went down a bunch from Sat. to yesterday but I'm not getting terrible excited for I know it will be up again with fluid.
Patty, my #1DS and DIL are going to go through the same thing you have gone through with your mom. Her 93 yr old dad has lived with a lady friend for years. Now lady friend says she can not take care of him any more. He is hard of hearing but won't wear his aids, shaky on his feet and a diabetic who won't eat as he should. Lady friend says he argues at the drop of a hat because he isn't hearing well. DS and DIL generally have him spend 2 months each winter with them but they both have come to realize they can't do it either. The VA hospital in N.C. is 50 miles from their home. He can't be left alone and their spare bedrooms are on the lower level of their house. DS says where he lives in Mi. there is more facilities that help the aged there. He lives in a little town near Owosso. Sound like the VA hospital home would be his best bet on a very limited income. I'm sure one of them will have to make the trip to Mi. when DS gets home. He has done a lot of research of options.
Jan, your A B C list of vegetables is quite interesting. I think you will have a tough time for some of the letters. It will be fun to see who in your group can make the longest list.
Judy, your grain/rice mixture sounds interesting. You do come up with some unusual combinations. I am so jealous that our DIL has lots of yellow wax beans from her garden right now. They are only rarely available in our stores here and the price was $9.99 a lb. last year when I found them. I did pass them up. I am not kidding on that price. In Ma when we've been there they are cheaper than green beans in their stores. I would buy a several pounds each time I went to the store.
DS and DH went to tour Taylor Guitar where the EX DIL works. She is in Texas this week probably at a trade show. DS is a woodworker so I'm sure he will enjoy the tour.
For the past several days the weatherman can't decide what the weather should be. One minute there is sunshine and the skies are blue. Then we have a lovely soft mist for which the Pacific Northwest is famous. A few minutes later we have drenching rain pouring down our necks. Welcome to my world.
While I was at my son's earlier this week, he introduced me to a whole grain mixture. I added to his recipe a mix that included kidney beans and another bean, (I can't remember the name for sure, but it is a type of soy). I made up my mix today and cooked about 2 1/2 quarts and put it in the frig. We each sampled the mix by heating it with the seasonings we preferred. It is fabulous. I have a huge quantity, but according to my son it goes fairly rapidly. I don't think it will spoil on me.
Today was my TOPS day and I weighed in two pounds less than last week. That makes three weeks in a row. My longest streak there is nine weeks so I am aiming to beat that record.
Good Afternoon. Sunny this afternoon. DS#! arrived hungry from his all day flight and I had supper ready. We talked until about midnight when it was way past DH bed time. Getting all caught up on GD life in Fl. and trying to find a house to buy. Then the problems of DIL 93 year old father who lives in Mi. with his lady friend. LF says she can't care for him any more and he has to move out. By living in Mi. he has lots more available funding that it he moved to N.C. to live. Even DS says they could not care for him on a full time basis. He generally spends two months each winter with them and it is a full time job. You know having an old man that won't wear his hearing aids, won't stick to his diabetic diet etc etc.
Now DS is looking over data on my house for sale in Ma. The house that isn't selling.
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