Friday, April 9, 2010


DAY 11

  • This morning's weight:      238      
  • Fasting Blood Sugar:           98             
  • Breakfast:                                               
       2 eggs
       2 Frozen Waffles
       1 1/2 cup Skim Milk
       2 cups coffee (no additives)
  • Activities:
       Fixed broken latch on front screen door
       Walked to Dollar General to buy a wood rasp, nope...
       Walked back and drove to Home Depot, Isle 6
       Drove to Eastside Meat Market, got Spare Ribs and Short Ribs
       To Albertson's, got Beef Kiobasa Sausage, Corn on the Cobb,
            Corn bread muffin mix, Bacon for the Pinto Beans, Potatoes
            for the Potato Salad, Eggs for the Deviled Eggs, Peaches for
            the Peach Pie, Vanilla Ice Cream for the top, Serrano Chiles
            for my homemade salsa, Avocados for the Guacamole
             — did I forget anything for the BBQ Dinner Sunday Night?
  • Snack: 
       Kashi Trail Mix bar                                                 
  • Activities:
        Fixed sticky front door
        Art called with the great news he and Joan are now grandparents
        Claudia stopped by and took pictures of the remaining flowers in
             the garden before they're all gone.
  • Lunch: 5:00pm
       Tuna fish sandwich on the new thin Sandwich Rounds
       10 Potato Chips (It's either eat 'em or toss 'em...)
       1/2 avocaado
  • Activities:
       45 min. watching Castle (fstfwrd past commercials)
       Another chapter of same kind of different...
  • Snack:
       1/2 cup tuna salad
       saltine crackers
       2% milk 1 cup
  • Activities
  • Blood Sugar before dinner: N/A
  • Dinner:
  • Activities:
  • Snack:

     Grandchildren have been one of the best blessings God has given me. Last night I made reservations for Caedmon (Buddy) to fly to San Antonio for 3 weeks this summer. Being only 11, I must pay an additional fee for an "accompanied minor." Delta now charges an additional $100 each way to permit Buddy to fly by himself. It would have only cost $50 to check him as luggage. In the final analysis, he's worth it!
     Here is a picture of Art Snow new granddaughter, Chloe Otto, born yesterday in Zug, Switzerland to Sarah and Eric Otto. Lucky Joan, Art's wife and now also a grandmother, got to be present for the birth.

     Yesterday was the first red meat on my diet. The first potatoes, with the exception of a few chips. The first banana cream pie, albeit just a bite. And, there was a small amount of butter used in toasting the almonds. Oh yeah, there was a very tiny piece of French Bread — very tiny and no butter.

     Tomorrow morning I expect the scale to give me the good news I deserve for the control I have exercised today. 

     My overall grade for today: A

     How did you do?        


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...