Thanks, KimT - I sorta like our love story! :) He's my best friend, and the love of my life.
Speaking of......... its 10:50 and he's still not home. But I talked to him and he isn't far away. Bozo forgot his brief case at the office and has to go back and get it. Sounds like things didn't go well with the boat.......... something about the props. Good grief. Things never go smoothly where mechanics are concerned.
My numbers today were REALLY good! Its good that I'm tracking again cuz it really helps me stay on course. 4 days of great numbers and walking! yeah! Haven't stepped on those darn scales............ not going to. I bought a new bra today - same cup size, but a size smaller around! :) Goodbye 40D! Hello 38D! :)
Trying to plan the food to take this weekend. I know hubby is going to want junk food. Chips and dip, cookies........... junk food. what to do? I can take chips that I don't like or can't eat cuz they will mess up my tummy........ but, the only cookies I don't like are ones with raisins or dates - or other boogery things. He likes chocolate chip oatmeal peanut butter cookies! tasty - but BAD!!! Maybe I'll just by his Chip Ahoy favorites and call it good. I don't like the store bought cookies cuz they taste like chemicals. I have tomorrow to plan and shop for the long weekend. Will take chicken, fish and hamburger. Eggs and bacon. Veggies and fruit. And the junk food for hubby.
list making time............ I'm a list maker.
well - looks like our boating trip to the lake might NOT happen this weekend. He put on a new (used) prop and the screw sheared off in the hole - so now he needs to get it removed...... we've decided with the crazy week we've had we might just stay home and putter all weekend. I'm pretty excited about that - cuz when we go to the lake on holiday weekends I rarely get any time with him. We have 3 or 4 boats tied up together and everyone is visiting - hubby and I are usually at opposite ends. He's been gone every evening this week, except for Wednesday - so we're needing some good old down time together. :)
Its a BEAUTIFUL day in the pacific nw!!! I got up early and was full of energy and ready to start the day! I grabbed the basket of clean laundry before I even put on my clothes and put everything away - then I came downstairs and got all caught up in whats going on here........ ooops. Time to go walking! will write more later. I FEEL GREAT TODAY!!
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]I did my entire walk of 2.75 miles. Its a nice walk - and the flowers are so pretty! Some people really go all out with the landscaping. I need more color in my yard! When I got home from walking I put on my junky clothes and got right outside to do some yardwork - then a neighbor stopped by to borrow our big tables for a yard sale, and we talked for an hour, maybe longer! He's a good guy - going through a yucky mess with his wife - she blew 1/4 of a million dollars gambling! He kicked her out (this was the second time she did it!) and now he's dealing with the mess. Trying to sell the house and stuff. Its very sad. Their daughter and our oldest were friends since kindergarten - its so hard to watch friends break up.
But - I'm still having a wonderful day, even though that makes me sad. I'm taking a break from the yardwork and eating a chicken breast. I overcooked it a bit and really want to grab the ketchup bottle! Maybe just a little............
better get back at it....... I have a lot of edging to do and some squash to plant! :) [/FONT]
Oh, another lovely avatar! Yay! Makes me feel like I know you better.
Well, that's quite the story. Life takes some interesting detours sometimes.
I had a very close friend through university. I think we both got stuck on each other at some point (well, I did anyway) but never at the same time. And then after we'd graduated, he did start acting interested and I just wasn't any more. In that case, I think it was probably for the better. We are still in occasional contact. I actually finally met his wife a few months ago. It looks like she really took to me, which was nice. Both he and I married real go-getters, and I think that's why we never really got together. We needed go-getters. Both of us are more reactive than proactive.
And now I am rambling on your journal, LOL!
I like your picture, Tomi.
[QUOTE=Sabine;844201]I like your picture, Tomi.[/QUOTE]
thank you! I'm feeding my great niece! :)
And now I am rambling on your journal, LOL![/QUOTE]
Ramble away! :) Yes, life does take some interesting turns. We've had our difficulties through the years, and at one point I wasn't sure if we were going to make it --- not a problem between him and I so much - but a problem with the way he handled his daughters. It was causing some REAL issues in our home. He isn't much of a disciplinarian so his daughters easily took control of things when their mom left. The girls ruled the house! Youngest daughter grew out of it at about 18 - Oldest daughter never grew out of the need to control - and it just about broke us up. When he finally put his foot down with her (when she was 21!!!) she moved out and hasn't been back except to get things from her bedroom on occasion. She's pretty pissed at her dad - but she'll never admit it. He knows it, but is letting her deal with it on her own. It took me telling him to fix it or I was leaving and a year of counseling to get him to the point of being able to confront her. She would have a cow if we did anything to the house - any changes, like painting or moving the furniture! She believed that "common" areas of the house should be open to discussion by ALL family members to make decisions about. When he finally told her we pay the mortgage and we will make the decisions - she moved out. I was very happy to see her go!!! Life in our home has been so peaceful since she left! :) Hubby and I haven't had one single arguement. Its been almost a year! :) I think oldest daughter is in need of some serious counseling! There is some major jealousy going on - at 21 she was demanding that daddy sit by her (not me) while watching TV. And if she answered the phone when he called home to talk to me - she said he didn't need to talk to me, she could give me a message for him. At 21 years old! The final straw was when she came home and I was painting the upstairs hallway -- she threatened to pack up and move out! Thats when he finally took control and told her she needed to focus on her own life and stop worrying about what color paint we put on the walls and that she didn't pay the mortgage, we do! Even now - after her being out of the house for almost a year, she was here for a short visit (to say goodbye to old doggie being put down) and we showed her the pergola we were building in the yard - she stood there, starring at it, but didn't say one single word - she just turned around and went back in the house. We ignored her little "display" of disapproval. She's extremely immature! The sad thing is - she is graduating from college next month with her degree in elementary ed........ I think her issues are going to negatively effect her teaching ability. IF she even gets hired.....
Oh dear............. RAMBLING!!!!!! sorry............ how boring for anyone to have to read all that. Sometimes I just can't believe we went through all that. It was all so rediculous!
Okay --- confession time. I thought I was eating good yesterday - hubby brought home dinner from Applebee's and I had a grilled chicken Oriental salad. Today I went to the applebees website and they have nutritional info for all their menu items! that salad with the dressing is almost 1300 calories! So, I won't be ordering that salad again!
Its 11 am and I haven't eaten anything yet --- I need to go out and do some yardwork and then I think we might be going fishing! :) Boat is back at the boatshop - needing to have the prop shaft worked on. So, if the fishing boat is available (we own it with some friends) we gonna to get some tackle and go see if we can catch some salmon! :)
Gosh - I haven't written since Saturday - its Tuesday morning. The weekend went great - but as usually, not as planned. Saturday we loaded up the bikes in the truck and drove to Dallas (Oregon) - we parked the truck at the bottom of the hill and road all the way up to the reservoir - it was a 7 mile ride - with a slow but steady incline. All total a climb of 400 feet over the 7 miles. Then, we rested a bit by the water, and rode back down! Even the downhill wasn't all the easy - gravel all the way, pot holes to navigate, and the occasional flat or slight inclines where the peddling had to kick in again. So 14 miles of bike riding - I felt very good about that! And I was tired - but not totally wiped out. Sunday we did yardwork - I mowed and got out the leaf blower to clean up the flower beds and hubby spread fertilizer and over seeded and sprayed weeds. Then we went to the boat. Sunday evening and monday were very relaxing and lots of fun, sister and her hubby were there too in their own boat. We anchored out in a finger of the lake and just floated. Monday morning I got up and got out my fishing pole - I had 4 trout within about 20 minutes - so hubby and sister put their poles in the water too! We limited out in about 90 minutes, the guys cleaned the fish and we all had a breakfast of fresh trout and cantoloupe. It was a great way to start the day!
But - I ate a few things that I shouldn't have. After a week of eating really good - I pretty much blew it over the weekend. And the scales showed it. I think it started out with the Oriental grilled chicken salad from Applebee's. At 1200 calories - that put my body into shock! I had some cookies over the 3 days - and a couple Clif bars - and a few glasses of rum and diet coke. All in all it was a really fun weekend - but disastrous eating-wise. Oh well -- today is another day - and I will get back to it. Its not the end of the world.
Yes, fortunately the wagon will always stop and wait for us when we fall off. ;)
Thanks, Judg -- thats very true. I fasted today until 5:30 pm. So I had a good 21 hour fast. Felt good!! I broke the fast with 2 squares of dark chocolate while cooking bacon and eggs with cheese. Yummy! I will be a happy girl when I see the scales back down to pre-weekend weight. Is it really possible to gain 5 pounds in 3 days? I think NOT!!! Cuz I know for sure I didn't eat an extra 17,500 calories. An extra 2000 probably. But I also biked 14 miles, mowed the entire yard, carried the backpack leaf blower for a couple hours (it has to weigh 15 pounds at least!) I also got out the little Honda tiller and tilled up 13 holes - 3 for the squash seeds, and 10 for new azaleas. I worked so much I don't know how I could possibly be 5 pounds heavier!!! Maybe its inflamation from doing so much???? I don't know. But I was mad when I stepped on the scales this morning.
its 2:30 am............ I'm up having a few bites of chicken cuz the tummy was keeping me awake. Yesterday all I ate was the bacon and eggs with cheese at 5:30 - plus a couple squares of dark chocolate and a handfull of almonds. Maybe not enough? haha!
My weight dropped a couple pounds over the course of the day - so must be water. I'll be happy to see 188 again. Still working on smaller portions and moderate but not high fat. Was feeling a bit achy in the night also - not sure whats that all about. Will take some tylenol on the way back to bed.
Kitty is scratching at the door to be let in........... she can sleep in the laundry room with doggie - they have a doggie door to come and go and plenty of food and a warm bed.
better get back to bed now............