Friday, April 9, 2010


DAY 10

  • This morning's weight:      238.0       
  • Fasting Blood Sugar:           114            
  • Breakfast:                                               
       1 Frozen Waffle
       Sugar-free Maple Syrup and Promise
       3 Sliced Fresh Strawberries
       1 cup 2% milk
       2 cups coffee (no additives)
  • Activities:
       Trip to Post Office to mail box to Ohio
  • Snack: 
       Pretzel chips and peanut butter
  • Lunch: 11:30am
       Heated up leftover homemade chicken & rice soup
       Stone ground Whole Wheat crackers
  • Activities:
       Prepping for dinner:
          Make banana cream pie/graham cracker crust/fresh
             bananas/whipped topping (None for me, thank you.)
          Salad: Green Leaf lettuce/tomatoes/red & green bell Pepper/
             avocado/carrot match sticks/grated Parmesan
          Pot roast/red potatoes/carrots/gravy
          Fresh green beans w/toasted almonds
          Freshly baked French Loaf
          Sun-brewed iced tea

  • Dinner:
       Everything you see in the picture above!
  • Activities:
        2 Hours of great conversation with two great young people, Justin and Kara
        1/2 hour of washing dishes, putting away food, straightening up
  • Snack:
        Are you kidding? Who's got room?
         God created us with a strong desire for fellowship. I think we all want to be part of something, a pack, a club, a family. Why would He give us ideas to share and not give us somebody to share them with? Why He give us voices with no one to hear. It was a great evening of food and fellowship.
         The banana cream pie was a hit. I had only one small bite and sent the remaining home with the kids along with some roast and vegetables.

         What did I get out of the evening? I got invited to a group dinner with the kids; several couples (all fellow teachers) pool their resources and purchase the fixings for a feast. On the menu is pork wellington.

         Also, apparently the food last night was good enough to get Kara and Justin back for Sunday Dinner with Claudia, Steve and Pat. It's going to be a party!

         What a blessing today was. I'm back on track with my weight-loss program, having loss 2 pounds today. But wait! More good news: my good friend Al has a trip planned to Colorado and Utah, and he will be traveling through here the same weekend Liz will be here. It will be a party. Scrabble anyone?

         My overall grade for today: A+ The only thing that could have made today better, was Liz being here.

         How did you do yesterday? I really care, and I really want to know...        


    1. do you know your son doesn't like pot roast, potatoes, and carrots? It troubles me! I love it, and can never make it. =( I did terrible yesterday, for some reason I felt like I was starving all day and therefore ate more than I should have-although most of it was decently healthy, and the toe blister from the 3 miles the other day started to get infected so with that and the rain, I didn't get my walk in. Today is going better. We all have our bad days right?
      I did make a fabulous dinner:

      Barilla Whole Wheat Rotini
      Grilled Chicken breast
      Sauteed baby bellas
      fresh chopped tomato
      crumbled bacon

      It was so good Dave didn't even notice the whole grain pasta that he normally hates. And the boys said it was the best pesto pasta I ever made them. So 5 points for me!

    2. Sounds like a great meal. Don't be discouraged but if you must succumb to the overwhelming desire to snack (I do all the time, my mouth just gets lonely.), snack on something filling but it must have no sugars (natural or otherwise) and no carbs. Celery and carrot sticks and lots of fluids. Like I used to tell my friends trying to stop smoking, "Don't worry about stopping smoking, just don't have that cigarette that you want right now!" Deal with that snack the next time you want one, just don't have the one you want right now.