wednesday--back on the scale
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
good morning! rob is on vacation this week, so i'm not checking in every day. Saturday we took ralphie and went to St. Joe Michigan. they had their artisan fair going on--so we milled around in the crowd. unlike the art festival which has become too snooty--the artisan fair welcomes dogs (it's the same site--a bluff overlooking silver beach and lake Michigan) and ralphie saw lots of doggies--one even (a Chihuahua) was smaller than he was! all the dogs are well behaved and everybody acted fine. its a big crowd and a lot of people, which he loves, but interestingly--the trio of children playing violins terrified him! it must have been a sound that he was unfamiliar with because he really got upset--didn't last long, we just kept moving, but he was really frightened.
sunday and Monday we worked in the barn and the wall for the last window is cleared off!!!! probably going to tear drywall out today. need to make sure we have dust masks.
in a sad note, my really pretty platter developed a ruinous set of cracks and is now wadded up in a bag softening up to reclaim. I haven't done much throwing of platters--I need to back up and work on small plates first. don't have the technique down AT. ALL.
and I got on the scale yesterday. rob weighs every week and has been dropping a steady two pounds a week for many weeks. he has now lost a little over 30 pounds since early july, and I am so happy for him. he is ecstatic. yesterday I don't know why, but I was in an okay spot in my head so I hopped on before I had a chance to get worried, and I was down 3.5 more pounds. not a lot for a months worth of work, but for me it is a strong positive. I told rob--he is eating food he loves, not exercising a whole lot and dropping weight like mad. I am eating food I can tolerate--some of which I like, but some I really don't care for, I exercise much harder and more regularly than he does, and I am creeping along. but I am pleased to know that my weird fears about gaining were unfounded, and in fact I have lost what for me is a good amount in the past month. the most important thing I have learned on atkins is to follow the program and let my body heal and take care of the rest. it IS happening--and really what's the alternative? there really isn't one that appeals to me. and I am learning to like this way of eating--especially now that we are farther along and my options are opening up. cottage cheese for breakfast is a big breakthrough--I still eat eggs from time to time, but I have other options now. we are going to stay at this level for awhile--legumes are next and I want to be sure I am settled into this routine before we go there. that's a BIG ladder rung for me and so I want to succeed at it. I can start making my own veggie burgers at that point--I have a recipe from chef brad that I can tweak a little and make burgers that I LOVE rather than these Morningstar grillers that I can just barely choke down--all the salsa and cheese in the world wouldn't help much. sorry Morningstar--it's the only product that I can use because of the lower carb count--and I DO. NOT. like them. anyway--the key is go slow and give my body plenty of time to adjust to the level it's at now. I may sail right past legumes--I am sure rob will--but I have a feeling that I am close to the top of my tolerance for carbs. I suspect rob will be able to go a bit higher--but brown rice and quinoa may not be achievable for me. I hope he can get as far as whole grain bread because he adores bread--but I think if it doesn't pan out he'll be okay. this morning he made an omelet with three eggs, ham AND sausage and swiss cheese--said he put a little too much meat in it, but ate every bite and enjoyed it immensely! since I had an omelet yesterday when we ate out I couldn't face another one this morning, so a carb bar and a few strawberries was a good stand in.
and we ate out because we took yesterday "off" and test drove cars! ended up with a short list of winners--I think a Subaru outback is in our future. not sure when, though.
more barn work today! have a great Wednesday!