Feeling much better today!  Besides breaking my toe on Friday, I had already started to feel like a cold was coming on and it was bothering me all day Saturday and Sunday.  I feel a lot better this morning but really achy and tired.  Of course, lying around on the couch or bed for two days could have a lot to do with that.

My weight is at 183 this morning.  I’m really pleased about that.  I didn’t binge the last two days but I didn’t keep track of what I ate or keep a calorie count.  Needless to say, the most strenuous exercise I did was rearranging my pillows.  I ate healthy food and didn’t eat much of it so I should be okay.  DIL brought me two McDonalds fruit parfaits and I ate one.  Probably loaded with calories.  If not, I might eat the other one for breakfast. 

I just opened a new tab and checked the calories.  It’s only 160.  Sounds like I need to eat breakfast!

12:30 - Feeling much, much, much, much better!  I discovered part of the problem.  I am totally hooked on caffeine in the morning!  I had forgotten that we ran out of coffee on Friday and, under the circumstances, I didn’t get to the store.  Saturday morning, DH made coffee.  I didn’t realize he was using a package of decaf he found in the cabinet and he made it again this morning.  I was dragging around the kitchen and found the bag on the counter and bells went off.  I need my coffee every morning!  I scrounged around in the pantry until I found a bag of Kona Coffee we picked up in Hawaii last summer and brewed a pot.  The transformation is nothing short of miraculous!  There are lots of things I feel guilty about but I refuse to worry about coffee.  It doesn’t have any fat or calories, it’s cheap, and I drink it every morning.  At least three cups!  I am hooked.  I admit it and I don’t care.

After my caffeine kicked in, I started working on the vacation plans for this summer.  We’ve added and taken away so many times that it had been a while since I calculated the mileage.  We cut out the Redwoods in California because of time limitations.  I would love to see them…  :-(   but we just can’t work it out.  When I figured up the mileage this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it shaved 1,200 miles off the trip.  It’s now just 5,800 miles instead of 7,000.  That’s a very big deal when you’re driving a motor home that gets 8 miles to the gallon.

2:30 - Just got slammed by hunger.  I’m fixing dinner but it’s still got a couple of hours for the marinara sauce so I just nuked a frozen diet entree (processed food…I know).  310 calories for a little blob of rice and some “Thai” chicken.  Here’s a thought, why do these “lean” entrees have so little food?  An entire boneless, skinless chicken breast has about 240 calories.  I’m looking at this thing and it has about 2 tablespoons of chicken (I kid you not! Six itty bitty pieces), some sauce, and about a cup of rice with some spinach and red pepper in it.  Why not use an entire chicken breast in a light sauce, skip the rice, and give me 3 huge cups of green beans for the same calories?  I’ve always wondered why these diet entrees have so little actual food in them.  Gimme some veggies!

4 Comments

round says 26th May @ 8:28

glad you’re feeling better!

You did a really smart thing by checking the calories before deciding to eat the parfait. I did that last night with something for the first time in ages, and it really helps w the decisions - no denial, no amnesia - just the facts and then you can make the choice with knowledge. - good job!

brseay says 26th May @ 8:55

So glad to hear that you’re feeling better. And good job on not overeating while your toe is healing. It’s tough during times like these b/c you can’t do a whole lot so eating helps to pass the time. Before you know it you’ll be up and moving around again!

alohadonna says 26th May @ 10:25

The fruit parfaits are great. Low cal, and low fat. A small one does the job and makes you feel satisfied.

momjoan says 26th May @ 11:27

wow…looks like you been a little busy. everything’s ok. be back in a day or two. been busy. way to go on that 183.5 and good luck going for that 180 by june 1st. hope you catch him and if not know you gonna be rite on his tail.


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