Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have iced for a selection of fresh iced drinks ...
STOP THE WORLD .. I WANNA GET OFF !!! lol lol .. Seriously -- I'm going coocoo, there has been nothing routine about my days lately with the exception of Sunday being with mom. Sunday was a quiet day .. I didn't wear my step o meter, so I can't tell you the steps I made .. but after Thursday and Saturday .. at the State Fair, I'm sorry to say .. "I didn't care" .. lol lol lol ..
I had a wonderful time with mom, and we played puzzle .. She's been getting some real doozies lately .. but we had a fun afternoon of just silliness .. and it felt soo good !!! She did put me into tears .. I was just "in a weird mood" and she was fun to watch .. she said she was going to have "fun with Christmas this year" .. and showed me a few things that she had bought through a catalog .. and they were so pretty .. Then we went into her playroom, and looked at the last week sassy puzzle we were doing; and there was a bag on my side of the table .. and I just got pickle pimples ... and started to cry .. She gave me such a big hug, and said "some things" .. it was such a pretty moment ..
I don't know what struck me so ... but it did .. Yes .. Sally can be emotional sometimes .. lol lol .. it was a fun afternoon .. :)
Sunday night was a quiet night .. and well -- my eating wasn't really the bestest on Sunday .. but heck ..
Breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal (or what was left of it after boiling over in the microzapper ..lol)
Snack: handful of caramelled almonds
Lunch: 2 corns in the cob
Snack: before mom's .. Bubba (custard restaurant) ice cream sundae
Dinner: ham and cheese on torilla grilled
ice cream with caramel sauce
See -- not a good day ... but a wonderful day .. :)
Monday morning we got up and moving right away .. I was excited .. it's a long ride, but the storms that they said were going to be .. weren't, and while it was wet, that's all it was .. the ride was very uneventful except for a couple of stupid instances ..thankfully nothing serious lol .. but uneventful for us .. :)
We were going up to NorthStar (Bowler Wisconsin) .. 2 hour drive; because I had a coupon for a free piece of cooking stuff .. :) It's a 4 week stint .. a pasta pot, a spice rack, a condiment holder, and a slow cooker .. all for just taking a ride up there .. :) Yesterday ended up to be the pasta pot .. :) It has a steamer pan as well .. I'm excited !!! I've always wanted one, but figured it would be a waste of money; and have just used strainers for 40 years .. :) same result .. lol .. but now I'll be able to keep the "pasta water" .. to thin out my sauces .. :) YAY !!!
It was a fun day but totally unorganized where eating was concerned .. and well -- it suffered ..
We all have days like this and mine is now gone .. this is the result of "going on the fly" ..
Breakfast: Bite of breakfast sample sandwich at KwikTrip stop
Lunch: Kwik Trip hot dog and slurpie
Dinner: 2 griller rollups (brat patties)
bite of watermelon
Snack: (while riding) brownie goldfish crackers
handful of caramelled almonds (while cooking dinner)
Exercise: 5394 steps walking around Northstar ..
On the ride home from up north .. I looked and there was the weirdest cloud formation .. it was a literal black and white .. there was sun and then there was rain .. I thought it was so weird .. :)
So -- it was another uneventful day .. but I think I am still suffering from that killer State Fair day .. because my right leg was not only swollen at the ankle, (horribly and ouchily) but it was tight all the way up to the knee .. so last night before bed, I took one of my natural water tablets, and while it was a rough night; I'm happy to say that the swelling is very much down this morning ..
Soooo that brings me to today .. this morning I'm meeting hubby downtown when I'm ready to go .. lol .. not rush rush let's get going .. even though he's been good, and said I could have done my blog at home yesterday; I know he likes to get going, so it wouldn't have been a comfortable chat with friends with coffee .. but today I get that moment .. and trust me .. it feels WONDERFUL !!!! lol lol ..
Tonight I'm going to PF Changs for dinner with my friends .. and so looking forward to it .. I'm hoping to get there a little earlier, and taking a lap or 2 around the mall beforehand ... so between this morning at the casino downtown, and the mall this afternoon; I should get some stepping in ..
Okay -- before I go .. now that I have my jovialnesses out .. I'm thinking .. I'm thinking I'm falling into the brainset; that I'm exercising, I can eat what I want .. I have been posting my exercise in Spark for a bit now; and while it's been honest .. I have a category of "off my butt" .. which is the general walking around during the day .. running up and down the stairs doing laundry, cleaning house, doing shopping, etc etc ..the stuff that we do just normal, and while I have not been overestimating my time amount .. I'm thinking .. I see that; and feel I can eat this without any problems .. I'm happy to say (with the exception of the past few days) my "sit on my butt" time is really not that much .. Usually when I'm "sitting on my butt", I'm up in my playroom working on something up there .. but it's still sitting ..
While I'm very proud of myself; that I try and keep moving no matter how little it is, my brain is wrapping around the fact that I'm moving more, and so I can eat more .. I'm going to stop posting my exercise in Spark, while I love the awards .. I have to learn how to keep my eating focused on what my body NEEDS than what my body WANTS ... Don't have to eat because I have exercised more .. THIS has been a challenge of mine for years .. I remember going to work out at the gym (years ago) with my friend (who's gone now), and then going to the bar, and drinking beer, and having smokes .. (yup -- THAT's a real health style ..lol) .. but it was the mindset .. "you did something healthy, now you can do what you want" ..
Well -- I no longer smoke (for 20 years); and well -- I don't go out to bars (as much) anymore .. but after being so proud of exercise; and after that adrenaline wears down .. my brain goes to "reward yourself" ..
So -- for now .. I will make note of my exercise I do .. and my steps I make (because I have a few challenges that I partake in) but I'm not going to focus as much on "the glory of exercise", and just "do it" .. in hopes that I can bring my eating back in line again ..
Why can't my brain wrap around the WHOLE picture !!! ??? lol lol lol ..
That's my revelation (as my scale has been going up) .. gotta focus more on my eating once again .. lol lol ...
This is what happens with a bad night sleep .. lol .. and vivid vivid VIVID dreams and bad dreams ... More time to think .. UGH !
So -- that's my babble for today .. I wish everyone a wonderful day .. I need to get myself going here ..
I'm taking today on like a tiger ..GRRRRRRRRRRR lol .. Have a great day !!!!