Yesterday didn’t go so well – eating-wise that is. We had invited friends to dinner. We were going to serve a braised beef with roasted root vegetables. Well, the weather has been pretty bad here. At least for the Northwest. We don’t deal well with ice and snow. The county has hardly any plows or sanding equipment, so it takes days to get all the roads driveable. Anyway…our friends couldn’t get out of their driveway, and since we have a Jeep, we went over to their house and ate what they served. (Just like Dr. D said to do in Eat Right :-). It was lasagna, french bread and carrot cake. The only compliant item on the table was the lettuce in the salad. Woke up pretty puffy this morning. And my stomach was kinda queasy most of the day. Oh well, should feel better tomorrow. I don’t see any eating hurdles coming up until this weekend. More on that later……
Happy New Year!! This will be a new beginning for us here in BTD-land.
Instead of introducing myself, you can read the short bio in the About Linda section. I’m sure you will learn more as the days pass.
First of all, I need to let you all know that I am not perfect. I am a master at fooling myself into believing that a tweak here, and an adjustment there to my liking, is just as good as doing something correctly. My Pilates coach will probably be the first person to agree with me. She watches me closely for “cheat moves”. I have done the same sort of “cheat moves” with my diet over the past two years….but nobody has been watching.
I guess I’ll just start bang out with issues I need to take care of this next year. I think the common term for this is “New Year’s Resolutions”.
1. Recent blood tests show my cholesterol has risen from 202 to 248 over the past two years.
2. My glucose count rose from 99 to 113. (A1C is 5.2, so that’s okay.)
3. I have problems with portion control.
4. I need to quit that morning cup of coffee and go back to green tea.
5. I need more aerobic exercise.
6. My blood pressure is too high.
7. I have eight more pounds to lose to get to “wedding weight”.
Okay, that’s enough.
Thanks for reading and watching. I think it will be a challenge knowing others are viewing my struggles as I try to get back on track. I know it can be done.