Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's not what you're eating...

So yesterday morning I had granola with dried strawberries for breakfast and a ham sandwich with american cheese for lunch. I had a pear from the Friday before, and discovered that I probably would have broken a tooth if I tried to eat it last week!

For dinner, I made tacos with guacamole but no cheese and had a tapioca cup. Then I had a whole wheat blueberry scone after our Bible Study. (We have a dessert after each one - I'm bringing it next week, so I'll have to find something good.)

I asked them to pray for my friend and that whole situation, so we'll see how God works it out.

I have to say, though, that I was pretty proud of myself for not letting my friend's emotional outburst sabotage my eating.

We didn't get a chance to walk last night, but tomorrow should more than make up for any activity I didn't get today.

Breakfast this morning was granola. Lunch was chicken breast and lettuce wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with low fat ranch dressing. It was dry. I also had some red grapes.

I didn't walk at lunch because I was trying to get some dog food in Woodinville, but the PetSmart there doesn't carry their food. I'll have to stop at the other store on my way home.

Tonight for dinner - we're eating on the road. We decided this morning to drive to Forks tonight so we can fish all day on Friday. That's why I stopped by the pet store at lunch. I ended up buying another harness so Wednesday can sit with Bubbles in the backseat and be ok.

It's a four hour drive. The hotel has a check-in until 11pm, but the man said if I called he'd leave a key out for me. Really looking forward to this fishing trip.

It's going to be a busy weekend - with no forseeable break until the 23rd...

Time to brush up on the serenity prayer...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New week, new plan

I went to see Judy last night, and discovered I had lost 4 lbs and a 1/2 inch off my waist. Nice! We decided that I need to walk after dinner and to walk every day at lunch.

Whe I had gotten home, Dov had bought steaks, shrimp and salmon, and we used our new grill. He made a salad and everything was perfectly cooked.

After dinner, I had a small bowl of ice cream and a couple of Oreos. There aren't many left...I tried to explain how he couldn't bring my enemies home with him, but he doesn't understand.

For breakfast this morning, I had granola and strawberries.

I took my lunch I packed yesterday, and actually remembered to bring it this time!

At lunch, I went and saw SRM. It was a good visit, and a good outcome. We verified that I have insulin resistance. We did another blood test, and again they had to take it with a syringe. We discussed a few strategies, and Dov and I will talk more about them tonight.

For dinner, we had hamburgers, and Dov went and bought shrimp again. We both had a skewer with green bell pepper and a salad with tomatoes and balsamic vinagrette.

After dinner, we took the dogs up the hill behind our apartment and found a trail through some woods that I didn't know was there. It was great. Wednesday and I have the same fitness level - hardly any. But that will change!

Dov then asked why I don't make him cookies, and I explained that the way he itches to fish, I itch to eat sweets when they are in the house. He said I should turn that into baby-making...He's just full of ideas...

Monday, July 28, 2008

High-School reunion

So the Jerusalem Chicken was terrific.

I didn't realize that I hadn't posted on Thursday, but I had scrambled eggs for breakfast and left my lunch sitting at home. I went to Taco Time and had a chicken soft taco. And mexi fries. For dinner, I had chicken nuggets. Dov went fishing.

Friday, well, that was an experience. I had granola and blueberries in milk for breakfast and packed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a pear. I ate the sandwich on the road on the way to the funeral. The funeral was a surreal experience where all three congregations from the split were back together again. Richard summed it up as a "Museum of Evangelicals." I called it a high-school reunion where I didn't get the memo it was only for parents. It was good to see everyone again. My high-school english teacher was there. I discovered that our old next door neighbor's oldest daughter (whom I used to babysit, and helped out with when she was brought home from the hospital) turned 20 this year. (You know, you try to ignore the grey hairs...) Two of my old classmates had colon cancer. Another started a church in Mill Creek. Mr. Collord invited me to visit. (That's just a whole lot of dredging I don't want to commit to right now...) Anyway, it was wierd.

Friday night, we went to McFinsters and Dov and I had fish & Chips and shared a Guinness.

Saturday, I spent most of the day playing Tomb Raider. Our downstairs neighbor dutifully filled our apartment with cigarette smoke every hour and a half or so. I got really fed up at 4pm and shouted some choice words out the slider before I slammed it shut. Inexplicably, the truck's alarm started going off 10 minutes later. A-holes. In my fury, the entire living area was straightened and dishes done in a half hour.

For dinner, we roasted some chicken breasts and potatoes and shallots in a little chicken broth. I had a small bowl of ice cream around 9:30 with half the remaining blueberries.

Breakfast Sunday was bacon & scrambled eggs with mushrooms. For lunch I had a chicken soft Taco & mexi fries with my cousin. For dinner, we had shepherds pie made with lamb, carrots, onions and lima beans instead of peas. We also made a recipe called skillet corn, which had frozen corn, cornmeal and sugar sauteed in butter until the corn meal softens. It was interesting. I had a bowl of ice cream and blueberries at 9pm

This morning for breakfast I had mushrooms and egg substitute, which I don't think Dov liked, but he didn't really verbalize it. I packed myself a lunch with red grapes, almonds and a ham & swiss wrap, but I left it. So I bought a Turkey Bacon Guacamole sub from Quiznos and some baked lays. I'm drinking a diet snapple Peach tea.

Melissa and I went walking today, however I wore sandals and now I have a blister forming on my right foot. Oh, well...

I meet with Judy tonight and SRM tomorrow...bracing myself for the worst...