LOL - thanks for the enlightenment Winencandy, I don't think we'll be putting loonies in the eggs somehow
Breakfast: left over burger patty and two fried eggs, half an avocado. BLack tea with cream and stevia.
Lunch: Black tea with cream and stevia
Dinner: Bowl of stew, half an avo (they're all ripening at the same time of course!) and a bowl of berries and cream.
I really seem to feel pretty good most of the time if I skip lunch - I have to have a nice big breakfast and that sees me through pretty comfortably. Aunt Flo is still around but has been pretty quiet on this visit... no cramping and lighter 'flo' than usual. No cravings. I do still feel somewhat bloated though the diarrhoea the first night certainly took the edge off that for me!
DS is basically better and now DD is feeling under the weather! She usually has a great immune system so hopefully she kicks this out really soon. PRAYING that tonight we all sleep well. I slept like a log last night for the first time in over a week with no interruptions at all - DIVINE! Now I need more of those thanks very much. After working night shift for years I really value being able to sleep through the night. Of course having kids can really wreck your sleep from time to time! (they are so worth every minute of lost sleep though!)
I spent about 3/4 hour weeding the very overgrown rockery out front. DH had an incident with the garden fork which has left me forkless for the moment until the handle can be replaced Got the topsoil and amendments ordered at last and they should arrive on Monday evening. Then it is going to be lots of exercise for yours truly what with shoveling soil into a wheelbarrow and then moving it to the backyard, spreading it etc. Am really excited to get this backyard filled in and get some grass growing. It will be nice to be able to walk out there without risking breaking a leg!
Spoke to the landlord today and confirmed that he is fine with us putting a couple raised gardens in our backyard. Now it is just the challenge of trying to find bulk organic compost here. Can't seem to find anyone who has the real deal - they all try to talk around the whole thing and convince me that because it is made of organic materials (as in plant materials) that it is organic! SO irritating. Told them that while the USDA and FDA think that something is 'safe' doesn't mean that I want to be eating vegetables grown in it! Incredible how ignorant people are. And what is inorganic compost anyway? Everything that goes into compost should be organic in origin- even cow poop is still organic in the sense of made from living matter. Oh well, we'll see what I can come up with. There is a local dairy that is in the process of becoming organic so I e-mailed them today and asked if I can get some of their cow poop... holding thumbs that I will get a favourable response.
Have been knitting DH a jersey / sweater for over a year now. With all the moving and upheaval I haven't laid eyes on it until just the other day. And to make it even nastier I had forgotten that I had messed up the one sleeve and needed to redo it. I thought I only had the one sleeve left to knit and then when I compared the two I remembered the horrible situation so I had to pull most of the one sleeve undone and start over. I am at last at the point of sewing all the pieces together and then the final bit of the neck. I used to knit a fair amount but am not very experienced. Plus I am used to the patterns being written differently in SA. Oh well, I seem to be getting the hang of it again. I am itching to knit the kids each a jersey and then myself too. But I am going to wait on the one for me as I am hoping that I am going to continue shrinking and really don't want to put all that effort into knitting myself something that is going to be too big by the time I complete it! I really would like to find a nice pattern (not too difficult) for knitting nice socks and mittens. Have never made either of these and the patterns look a little daunting because it is a new thing.
I had a wonderful time this afternoon practicing my music - for a change there were very few interruptions and I didn't have to drop it half way through to go and make dinner. Just had to warm up leftovers so that left me a nice chunk of time to practice. I have a couple of weeks to try and get ahead on my practice as there is no practice this Sunday or next. My teacher tends to push me faster than I feel comfortable going - I often just blow off lessons for a couple of weeks so that I can get comfortable with the material before he gives me the next big gob of stuff to learn and get semi- smooth with. I am hoping that I will be ready to get going with my first real tune by the next lesson or two - wooppeee!
I want to stop by the stress group before hitting the sack so here's wishing you all a good night - or day depending on which part of the world you may be in right now
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 218 lbs
S.T. goals: stabilize thyroid, start AIProtocol, sleep early and long
LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
Goal weight: 135 lbs
Never, ever, ever give up!!!