Judg, I hope you don't have to give up dairy. That's my last comfort food group and just love it. I might cut it out for a little once I'm close to my goal weight, but it gives me so much pleasure even in small doses that I dread doing it. And your sensible feast sounded lovely. Hope it's done as much good as your peaceful stay-at-home evening the other night!
Dang woman I was looking for your journal and passed it like three times! WTH? early on-set dementia? lol... Hope you are doing well. Have a great Canadian holiday and enjoy your company and visitors:)Be well!
Hey there lady bug! Are you having too much fun to come play here!!! Good for you! :)
Thought about you the other day while I was hiking - I had my ipod on and a good song came on and i started dancing in the middle of the road, but don't tell anyone. lol
Kim, I hope you're having a great trip and that absence will make the heart grow fonder as far as DH is concerned.
[QUOTE=KerryK;885436]Judg, I hope you don't have to give up dairy. That's my last comfort food group and just love it. I might cut it out for a little once I'm close to my goal weight, but it gives me so much pleasure even in small doses that I dread doing it. And your sensible feast sounded lovely. Hope it's done as much good as your peaceful stay-at-home evening the other night![/QUOTE]
For now, I'm not even considering it, although if coconut or almond milk would work, like in smoothies, I head in that direction. I'm also trying to not have more than one dairy-heavy meal a day, so if it's Greek yogurt in the morning, it's not going to be a feta salad for lunch, that kind of thing.
[QUOTE=longing2bfit;886012]Dang woman I was looking for your journal and passed it like three times! WTH? early on-set dementia? lol... Hope you are doing well. Have a great Canadian holiday and enjoy your company and visitors:)Be well![/QUOTE]
Thanks, LBF. I had a lovely, if tiring weekend. Visit with Architect Son was great, although too short, and babysitting the babies was also great. I let the Professor and the Architect do most of the work, while I sat in the shade and watched them all have fun most of the time. Still requires recovery, but those little boys are such a joy... Translator Son and DIL are going to make an offer on a house this week. An hour out of town! Ouch. But they want a huge garden and chickens and lots of room for the boys to run. They will get all that.
[QUOTE=cmlloyd;887375]Hey there lady bug! Are you having too much fun to come play here!!! Good for you! :)
Thought about you the other day while I was hiking - I had my ipod on and a good song came on and i started dancing in the middle of the road, but don't tell anyone. lol[/QUOTE]
LOL! That is great. Dance like nobody's watching! I didn't even turn my computer on at all for a couple of days. Just too busy with family. I got a bit of a migraine this morning, but it's all gone now. I don't even seem to have the "hangover", but I'm going to be very careful and quiet today anyway.
This detoxing thing is not much fun. I'm getting zits again (although not as bad as before) and I've been pretty draggy and achy. If nothing else, it shows me how much better I had been feeling. On the other hand, I've been sleeping decently, all things considered.
Anyway, it's nice to be back. Haven't eaten yet today and I'm not missing it, so I think I'll just wait a bit longer. Oh, I did make that "traditionally raised" pork the other day, and it was indeed much tastier. I think I'll buy it again.
Unexpected babysitting day coming up, as Translator Son and wife need to go out to the house for a home inspection. I slept like a baby last night, fortunately, but I am still in recovery mode from activity and migraine, unfortunately. It is going to be an interesting day...
I succumbed to temptation yesterday, big time. I won't tell you how many mint patties I ate, because I quit counting. I should have sat down and eaten them all at once, and gotten thoroughly disgusted with them, but no, I had to stretch them out. *sigh* If only I could break Hubby of the habit of buying bags of candy before crossing the border. He discovered a long time ago, that if he came back to Canada with nothing to declare, they would get very suspicious and hold him up, so he got in the habit of picking up some treats. Mint patties is a new one, and I don't have much experience resisting them... I need to reprogram my head.
oh....... mint patties are delish! I probably would have done the same thing. Maybe you could talk him into bring some good grass-fed beef jerky back over the boarder???? Might be hard to find though, huh?
How did the babysitting go?
The babysitting was delightful and exhausting, of course. Those little guys are so precious. We took them to the beach and to the playground/water park, so lots of water and sand. I got burnt. They develop so quickly at that age. The two-year-old is so much more conscious of other people and their feelings now; he even inquired with some concern about the "booboo" on my face, the red mark left by one of those returning zits. And the 17-month-old seems to have acquired new vocabulary every time I see him, although you usually have to know him to understand his language. He even repeated "water park" well enough for us to realize what he was saying. He is one of those babies who smiles at everything, with one of those warm, infectious grins that melts everyone who sees it. :) But today is definitely recovery day. And dishes, and laundry... I'm way behind.
It is a strange thing indeed, but I am finding eating properly much more deeply emotionally satisfying than bingeing on stupid things. I've eaten too much chocolate and various indulgences lately and the pleasure was so fleeting. But oven-baked chicken and a broccoli-red pepper salad for supper made me feel soooooo good.
You are so right about that - I find primal eating very satisfying in a different way that I have experienced before. I don't have that sense of 'allowing' myself to eat, or daring to enjoy my food - it is just a part of my life that is right.
I was out in the hot sun for several hours yesterday and didn't get burned at all - very strange for me. I kept checking myself for sunburn, but nada. Very strange. I'm not tan, either. Must be the fat!
Your grandchildren must be so much fun! :)
I have to agree with the food satisfaction comment. Ice cream tastes soooo good WHILE I'm eating it, but then I get this funny aftertaste and the yucky coating in my mouth. But a nice peice of fish or chicken just leaves yummy-ness! Now, if we can just remember this the next time we are reaching for a little bit of chocolate or a spoonful of ice cream!