Patty has been busy and lazy...sorry girls to worry you.
Just got home from DGS graduation,...am I really old enough to have a DGS graduate...well yes, I am. I will be 66 soon, so am more than old enough.
I have been knitting. Finished that sweater, and started a crocheted one...no pics yet. I still have the 2 capelets to finish too.
I have also been reading...
just being tired and lazy.
I did move about 1/2 mile. My knee still hurts, so not sure how much I can walk. I did not drink my water as I knew I would be on the road and in the school for the graduation, so not as much water today
I did stick to my food plan,
Jan, doesn't it feel wonderful...pretty soon you will be passing me by, just remember to wave as you go by...lol
Good Evening. DH has gone to two basketball games of GS. We had a big lunch so no supper for us. DH can have some fruit when he gets home if he wants.
Jan, good job getting under 190. That is a huge accomplishment. Your ice cream pie sounds delicious. I don't drink coffee but that is my favorite flavor of ice cream. I've been getting the quarterly Kraft cook book magazine. After I read them I forward to DIL. This time a tucked in an ice cream pie recipe that some magazine had. The top of the pie was covered with peanut butter cups. Maybe it was a cheese cake. Boy it looked sinful.
Judy, my DH likes the Orowheat Oatnut Bread. They use to have one with seeds in it but we can't find it any more. I can't eat grapefruit either because of meds. Not that fond of it so don't miss it
Louise, I agree that I don't think having some off your program foods in small amounts every once in a while will hurt. We had a nice lunch. It was disappointing that we had been told the restaurant was going to be remodeled but it hadn't again. This has been going on for over a year. I had the salad bar and made myself a nice taco salad. I did have some goodies too.
Judy, Since I've been on this high protein/low carb kind of diet the protein fills me up so I am not craving things - in my case it's sweets. I LOVE ice cream, candy, etc. But I'm thinking even when I was eating sweets in moderation, it triggered something and I wasn't losing weight. I love making bread and the smell of it freshly baked - but again I'm realizing the carbs trigger something. I am not omitting these foods forever - when the 6 weeks are up I'll try them one by one to see just what it is that is giving me the reaction.
I used to make an icecream pie - it called for softened coffee icecream, an oreo crust and the topping was hot fudge. Oh, my! Haven't made that for a very long time and I doubt if I'll make it again unless I have an army here to finish it off. The orange sauce sounds interesting. I'll bet JoAnna Lund would have come up with a lighter substitute.
We usually hear from Patty almost daily and it's unusual when she doesn't post.
We had fun at the flea market - interesting things. DH got books, I got one of those old Tupperware containers in 1960 or 70s orange with the top that had the almost sunburst lid for a grand fifty cents.
On the way home I got some fleece at 50% off at JoAnns to make some of those tie blankets to throw on the furniture where the cats sleep and shed so much.
Jan, I am green. Congratulations on your new numbers. I am so looking forward to similar results. Right now you are my motivating example.
Have I missed something? Is Patty ill? I certainly hope not.
I am at my daughter's house in Vancouver, WA. My trip down was uneventful. I made it with no gasoline left over. I don't know if the car will start again though. If it does, my daughter will fill my tank.
I was probably running a bit ahead of the bulk of the holiday traffic. I noticed as I came closer to the Portland metro area the traffic northbound was considerably heavier. I was glad to leave the freeway and drive the back way to her house.
I went completely haywire as far as food went last night. My daughter first gave me a small bowl of ice cream with orange topping. I had never had the orange topping and it has been months since I ate ice cream. I had a second bowl.
The reason the ice cream was available was she was making an ice cream pie. I had never had one of those previously. I had a piece before going to bed. It was okay. Not something I would care to have often. There are a lot of other things I like better. I will probably have another piece today, but that will be the end of it.
I am trying to think of the things I would like better. A good salad would be a start. Spinach, tomatoes, avocado, some imitation crab, (I am not fond of the real thing anymore), or salmon, cucumber and possibly some dark red kidney beans. The last thing depends on the kind of fish I use. I don't care for dressing on my salads so if I put anything on them it will be vinegar, possibly balsamic, or lemon juice. That is my idea of something really good to eat.
I have gotten so that bread is no longer really important to me. I think the fact that I no longer buy my favorite bread, Orowheat Oatnut bread, instead I buy whole wheat bread and I really do not like whole wheat bread unless it has wheat berries and/or nuts in it. Even then I am not really fond of it.
I wonder have your food preferences changed since you've been eating mindfully? I used to really be fond of my bread. I like salty foods a lot and always have, but my taste for sweets has very nearly disappeared. As that preference has changed, My appreciation of sour flavors, lemon, grapefruit, etc. has greatly improved. I can't eat grapefruit anymore because of my medications. Bummer! Other flavors have moved into the forefront now, and for the most part I don't miss the old foods. I am exploring new foods and have reaped many rewards.
I have lost my Texas palette. No longer do I go for the foods that burn off the top of my head. The last time we came home from Texas a friend made what he called "Sauce Piquant". He didn't tell us that each time you reheated the dish it got hotter. By the time we got here it had been heated at least five times. My sil used to eat the hottest peppers like candy. He got a tickle out of seeing other people try to eat them like he did. When we got to their house that year, I heated the sauce piquant and served it to each of us. I sat down and was very comfortably eating my dish when he started to hiccup and sweat. He looked at me askance. He couldn't believe that I could handle more, far more heat than he. I certainly can't do that anymore, though I still love the, (more muted) Tex-Mex/Cajun flavors.
I have babbled on for long enough for today. I'll see you tomorrow if not before.
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