Chapter 29, Day 81
Monday, October 15, 2018
Foot was sore yesterday morning. Indicators were, it was going to hurt while I walked for 60 minutes. It didn't, surprisingly. Looks like I bought a good sneaker. Bonus: the last bottom layer is made of vibram -- the same material as a hiking boot. It was only last year, I posed the question, why sneaker manufacturers did not have a sneaker with that bottom so that the friction on pavement would make the bottom rubber not wear out so quickly. Can't wait to see how this sneaker holds up compared to my other sneakers.
Lunch out with friend was a very nice time. Our soup at the restaurant did not disappoint. The ride home through the countryside was beautiful, sunny, colorful. If I don't get out of town soon for the fall foilage, at least I got to enjoy the wonderful Fall colors for a few hours. We stopped at a farmer's roadside stand that had so many different kinds of winter squash, I was simply amazed. I bought 4: Delicato, Ambercup, Carnival, and one that looks like a small butternut squash but is a different color brown. I'm excited to try these and will oven roast a half of each and do a comparative test. I must say all the different colors look so pretty on the table in a basket. Got a great deal on some seconds of green peppers, eggplant and plums -- truly these were not seconds. I made stuffed green peppers last night for DH and he loved them (I stuck to my green salad with a side of cottage cheese, as I was running on the high side for my daily calories.)
My friend and I also stopped at the area famous Bye's Popcorn in Olcott, NY for a small bag for a treat. The place, in business since 1923, is just a roadside stand that pops while you wait, and has oopcorn, plain or carmel with different nuts (your choice) with popped corn: carmel, carmel with nuts, cheese popcorn, or plain, as we had. Forget butter on it -- they don't offer it and you don't need it. Every popped kernel is very large, unlike what you can pop at home. People come for miles....the stand is only open on the weekend until the snow starts to fly, as the place is just an unheated shack, just large enough to hold the popper and supplies.
It's going to be a busy week for us. Babysitting youngest grand Mon, Tues; client sites W, Th, take MIL to dr on Wed, and then brother and law and his wife are in town Th-Sunday, we have lots of plans with them and MIL. I will have them and MIL over for dinner on Saturday. I may also be dog sitting for son, Sat-Tues, at their house, if I do it, and I've decided to sleep over at their house rather than have the dogs at mine, because they bark alot and I don't want to have to closely watch the baby around the dogs. The dogs should be much happier at their own home, than mine.
So far this week, I've been consistent with my food plan. I get out and walk most days.
Enjoyed such a nice day out yesterday...seldom take time to have an outing like that
Though challenging, I stayed within my daily calorie range yesterday
Stay the course,
Get some client work done
Make that pot of chili I keep writing about
Have an awesome day!