Thanks friends you are kind.
Busy days at the moment! I am sad because I have grown a pant size this last month But, I am not surprised at all. Just starting over again - now, not on Monday or the beginning of the month etc. Today is the day. I only had tea until lunch time today. Lunch was two fried eggs, an avocado, a handful of pecans, an apple and a chunk of lovely Irish cheese, some lettuce as well. I had about 4 pieces of chocolate this afternoon. Artichoke dipped in garlic butter and ground beef stew for dinner.
I have been so tired today - just dragging my wagon all the way. The kids and I are planting a bunch of plants in pots - we can relocate pots if and when we find a place. So I have been doing some reading up on what the different plants require etc. I had donated to arbordayfoundation last year fully anticipating that we would be in our own place by the time the free trees arrived. Ha ha ha! The 10 baby blue spruce and 2 lilacs arrived in the mail today, we will get them all settled in pots tomorrow hopefully. I can see I am going to have to put a bunch of the plants I bought into the veggie garden area where hopefully they will escape the predations of the local herbivores!
I am going to try and get to bed at a better time tonight. I have been getting up just a little earlier - made much easier by the sun rising much earlier. Been going out with my cup of tea and spending time in prayer and quiet. A much better start to my days, I am a potential hermit and with homeschooling I never seem to be able to be on my own for any length of time. At least this way I can breathe deep and be quiet for a little bit before the busy - ness of the day kicks in.
The cordial that I am making is smelling powerful! Just mixed vodka with blackberries and tangelo peel. Give it a shake every day and after a week shake once a week. After 3 months strain and add honey water to taste. Got to wait three months though - boo! The raspberry mead is smelling divine! A few more days and it should be ready for us to start consuming it. Hopefully it will taste good green and not need to be aged! Guess we'll see. So much fun - but it is hard to wait!
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 227 lbs
S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
Goal weight: 135 lbs
"I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.