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Sunday, Sunday. So good to me.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Another beautiful day. emoticon
It's a good day to snuggle up with a book and warm beverage.
Rain is necessary to life so I won't complain. I am inside where it's warm and dry.
We are still running the furnace. We've had abnormally cooler weather. April showers coming in May this year. Is Mother Nature commiserating with us during the pandemic shutdown?
Our governor finally opened up garden sales with social distancing. (We could mow our own lawns but couldn't use a lawn service.) She still hasn't approved pick-your-own strawberry farms which is concerning for the farms that depend on that for their livelihood. It's a short window. The cooler weather is cooperating, pushing the season a little later.
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What did I learn yesterday? Even when I am not in control of my menu for the day, it can still work out for my good.

We usually operate on a fix-what-you-want and eat-when-you-want basis for most meals. It is frustrating when someone makes a meal for us after I've already eaten.

RJ has been cooking and baking more often since the shutdown. Yesterday I asked her if she was planning anything for lunch. She said no. I warmed up some leftovers for my OMAD meal for lunch.

A couple hours later Sis asked when I wanted her to make dinner. She wanted to fix Swiss chard. I already ate! I had calories left. Leafy greens are low in calories and so good for us. It's the stuff we add to the chard to make it so yummy that adds up the calories.
When we were ready to eat, Sis said RJ had a pizza baking in the oven, too. Oh, my.

My total calories for the day were 1434. Still within my calorie range of 1200 - 1500.

Nice surprise this morning when I weighed. Down 0.8 pounds. We will chalk this up to calorie cycling. That really works when weight loss results get sluggish or stall. My natural instinct is to eat even less when I stall. It works better to eat more that day, then drop back to the lower calories the next day. Mix it up and keep the body happy.

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday, wherever you are.
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