It's been a nice quiet sunny day. Neighbor lady came over this afternoon to check on me. We never have any thing new to talk about. She keeps up with all the past owners of the houses on our end of the street and I don't even remember them. Well, she never worked and I did. DH and I went out for soup and salad and a lot of other people did too.
Nina, the paint job on the bunk beds came out very nice. Your DS got great bargains at the thrift store.
Jan, I hope you get to feeling better.
Louise, sorry you ate gluten and it let you know that wasn't good. DD is pretty good at sticking to gluten free. Amazes me that she reads the nutrition labels. I not heard her say she ate something she shouldn't and it made her feel bad. She probably wouldn't tell me any way.
Judy, I can imagine it is much easier for you to just cook for yourself. I know it would be for me. You have done real well with your weight loss and great that you are getting in smaller sizes.
Ann in San Diego
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Well we did go out for dinner today. We went to a place that portions given are to be shared. Anyway we order (for DH, DD and me) a big salad, then DD and DH ordered spaghetti and meatballs and I ordered a stuffed chicken and the waiter also brought garlic bread over. Well, I did a very foolish thing--the garlic bread and the spaghetti and meatballs looked so good that I had some. Never Again! The stuffed chicken and the salad did not have gluten in them and I should have stayed with them. Now because I ate gluten and I usually am so very good about keeping away from gluten, my whole insides feel like they are on fire!!! I learned my lesson unless I really do not know something has gluten in them, I will NOT and I mean NOT eat gluten again!!!! There is a reason why I cannot eat gluten and my insides are telling me so!
Other than this, we had a very enjoyable time just the three of us.
I've been up for hours, but I have been totally busy. Gloria is here today and she brought me a present. I got a chai Latte for Easter, sugar free of course! She spoils me. I fed the bird and she cleaned his cage and set the other cage out on the balcony off my room. She is a busy bee this morning. I felt bad that I had her work today until she told me that she has another client for whom she works today. I am glad now that I didn't tell her to take today off as well as yesterday.
There is nothing going on here. I just talked to my Vancouver daughter and she told me that my other daughter's son got accepted to the college he really wanted to go to. Hooray! I remember how bad we all felt when colleges did not accept her. In her case it was because she didn't participate in extra curricular activities. They didn't allow for the fact that she worked all the time she was in high school.
My younger daughter didn't even try to get into the "elite" colleges for that reason. She had a good job all through high school, she worked for Safeway then and for several years after she graduated. She didn't leave Safeway until her second son was born. She has now gotten her bachelor's degree and has a very good job. I am proud of both girls.
So much talk for this Easter morning. I had no children to make the special activities happen. So I am taking it easy. I don't know what I will have for dinner, but after my experience a couple of days ago I won't fix much. I did put on one of my new outfits and it fits. It is several sizes smaller than the old clothes.
I put all of the old clothes in a container for the coming garage sale. I will be glad to let most of them go. There is one outfit that I really fell bad about having to let go. I bought for myself a lovely crocheted over blouse and tee to go under it just before my body started to shrink from the weight loss. It is in the garage sale stuff along with my two beautiful cowl neck sweaters. Hopefully, by next winter I will be able to buy new sweaters in a size without an X.
I am happy that my size is beginning to reflect the seventy-five pounds I've lost. I can't say that losing has been difficult. I have been quite content with changing what I eat. That is really all I've done. I still can't eat a lot and that is just fine. My former problem was that I didn't know what is a healthy diet. I knew it intellectually, but not emotionally. Now I eat much differently and it is working well.
So I am very happy this beautiful Easter morning. The sun is shining brightly and all is very well with my world. I hope you are feeling better soon Jan. It is such a waste to feel bad when you want very much to take part in the festivities of the day. Patty, I like BK too, but recognize that it must always be a treat, not a regular stop. I am glad you got your walk in today. I have to admit I prefer our temperature to yours.
I to am wondering about how Glenna is doing. I hope we will get some word soon. Louise, it is really great to hear from you as regularly as we do. I love all my Spark Friends. You keep me happy and healthy. Thank you all.
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