Category: Linda's Earlier Blogs
Yeah, he’s a keeper. A well-meaning man, to be sure. Sometimes he just doesn’t quite get it. He tried a new recipe last night. We sometimes get tired of the just meat and vegetable routine. So, he goes into his lo-carb cookbook and comes up with a casserole. It called for sausage, so he very judiciously chose turkey sausage instead of pork because of my B diet. Then there was probably a pound of cheddar cheese (avoid) in it besides eggs and crème fresh and onions and some other things I’m not sure of. Well, I don’t know how many times we’ve had this turkey sausage and I react badly to it. And I have mentioned it to him each time I reacted badly to it. I don’t think it has sunk in yet. Therefore, I have ‘pizza eyes’ today and a couple pounds up from yesterday. All water. Oh well, ya gotta love him for trying!
This is too weird. I haven’t had any alcohol to drink since Sunday night. I am so wired. I really want to be tired, but I just keep going and going and going. Just like the Eveready Bunny. I am really used to a cocktail in the evening to relax. It is a habit, I admit, but I don’t think I’ve reached alcoholic stage yet. Rarely do I ever feel “buzzed” or drunk or wake up in the morning fuzzyheaded from it. But I would like to feel sleepy, if you please. I’m going to keep going with this for a few more days and see how it plays out. I’m not sure I can get through double-header Hockey Night in Canada on the TV Saturday night without a bourbon….but who knows, I might get used to this and like it.
And diet-wise I’m right on queue with it. In fact, my appetite is next to nil without the alcohol to stimulate it. I think I’ll try some alternate-nostril breathing tonight before bed to see if I can calm down enough for sleep.
Omigod, I’m not sure I should be baring my soul like this. Makes me feel naked in front of the world
Okay, I did weigh myself yesterday. And the news was not encouraging. It shows that I have been bouncing around those 3 extra pounds I gained during the holidays. And just maybe my set point is creeping up to that 3 pound level. I must do something drastic to stop the bleeding. And I’m not just going to talk about it!
What I have to do is to stop my nightly nip of bourbon until I get this under control. Alcohol stimulates the appetite, and then helps to break down your guard when it comes to temptations and second portions. I know this is the only way I’m going to get back in control.
Last night I sipped on cranberry juice sweetened with stevia and vegetable glycerin for my cocktail. It really tasted quite refreshing. I will keep the juices flowing.
Yes, it’s the return of the Blob. I do feel like a blob after ten days on vacation. We went to the California desert. And the weather was way cooler then seasonal. It only got into the 70’s one day. And we only had good sunshine for about 3 days and it even rained two or three times. We didn’t get the exercise in that we wanted to. The condo place we stayed at boasted an exercise room, but it was filled with really old home exercise machines. The exercycle was ancient. After 15 minutes on it, my sits-bones were sore for two days. The belt on the treadmill slipped a lot, too. So, we only used it once. Hubby is not a walker, so I stayed lazy with him on that point. Only played 3 rounds of golf while we were there. I guess I was a bit disappointed with the accommodations, and the weather. Couldn’t sit outside on the patio and enjoy the sunshine like we wanted to. But it WAS a vacation, and I’m glad to get back to my own bed.
Foodwise, I did okay on the trip. I didn’t make many bad choices. We ate lots of beef and fish. Once in awhile some bread snuck in there, but that was only at restaurants. And I did indulge in my favorite Starbucks drink (caramel macchiato) three times. We didn’t eat out much. Did most of the cooking in the condo. I would say I leaned more towards hubby’s Atkins diet (sans pork and chicken) than my healthy B diet. Didn’t have the right proportions of fruits. I think lack of exercise and being a bit heavy on the snacks and portions probably put a couple pounds on me. I’m not going to look until Monday, though. I need a couple days to drink some juices and eat my veggies.
Okay, the show is over. It was very successful, and we had a lot of fun. After the 8:00pm show was the ‘afterglow’ party. I guess you could call it a cast party, but barbershop seems to have it’s own jargon apart from other forms of music. So, didn’t get home till after 1:00am. I was all jazzed up, of course, so bed didn’t call me till 2:30 or so.
Woke up one swollen and congested mess. And I can tell you every food I ate yesterday that contributed to this physical state I’m in. But I won’t. I want to pick up after the fall and do it right. Just fasting on veggie juice today and will have some fish tonight. Hopefully that will clear out these nasty fluids. Did some rebounding this afternoon.
Now the job for the next two days is getting ready for vacation. Laundry is the priority today. Getting a pre-vacation massage tomorrow. I’m so ready for this!!!