I am beginning to have a theory about how houses get dirty. In the middle of the night, all the mismatched socks in the universe get together, call up all those single shoes you find on the roadways to come over and party. When together they start smoking, drinking and whooping it up. That explains how a dark film gets on the walls and why you find splashes of something on your ceiling for no obvious reason. Yep, that's the ticket ! Day four of wall washing , and I think I need a break. After four hours of bending, twisting, scrubbing, moving furniture and assorted dejunking,I was ready to die. So obviously, that is a good time to dig into our homeschool math lesson. What was I thinking ???
Then hubby gets home and informs me that there is a major winter storm on the way for late Friday and early Saturday, so could I please give him half the grocery list now so he can deal with 2 of the 4 stores we visit. So I print off what he needs ( we will do the other two stores tonight) and then flip on some TV while I finish up sorting through some piles. I happened to catch this series on Fine Living Network called Last 10 pounds Bootcamp. This one is new to me, so I watch in fascination. This contestant weighed in at 160 pounds, and looking at her bad diet, I have decided I am going about this thing all wrong !
Here I am, for the last 14 months roughly, eating mountains of vegetables, lean protien, low fat, and I am gaining weight. And here is this woman with a diet of ice cream, fried foods, candy and large quantities of alcohol . She weighs 160 pounds. I have not weighed 160 pounds since i was a preschooler ! Obviously I am doing this all wrong. I think perhaps I should start having gallons of ice cream for breakfast, slabs of fudge for lunch and an entire deep dish pizzaa for dinner, washed down with a fifth or two of rum. Sounds good, dosn't it ? Of course on the show she changes her eating habits to resemble mine more closely, drops 12 pounds and 7 inches, and does this in 4 weeks. Then comes out to taunt me in her little black dress, a size smaller. Simulating, isn't it ? Then I think of that scene in Fried Green Tomatoes where Kathy Bates smashes into the car of those two annoying young women and says "I am older and have better insurance". Yes Miss Little Black Dress, I am older, have more insurance than you, have a son, have a happy marriage and have stray socks and mismatched road shoes partying in my living room at all hours of the night, which gives me opportunities to use my home as a gym. Then I realize that she may see that black dress as required equipment to get the very things I have, and I find myself wishing her well on her journey. May she find her heart's desire.
Yesterday's log- I have increased my fiber intake in an attempt to get more regular, so hence all the carb things
Washing walls 4 hrs
Egg beater veggie omlette ( asparagus, zuchini, green onions,mushrooms, red peppers) with salsa on top
Yo Plus digestive yogert,Fiber one bar
Lunch- The girl eats bread
Bocca Burger on Thomas Whole Grain lite english muffin with mustard
1/2 c cottage cheese with 1 t olive oil 1T ground flax
baby carrots and lots of celery( I was really craving this)
apple, Diet Squirt
Pork loin cubes in pineapple salsa ( all hail the mighty crockpot!)
brown rice and whole grain blend, broccoli/califlower/carrot blend
2 Herb tea ( dandelion,nettles,oatstraw,sage,chamomile,hibiscus)
sugar free pudding, sugar free jello,green tea
sugar free pudding,Fiber Plus Bar,apple,100 calorie popcorn
water 14 (112 oz) outside of the coffee,tea,and diet sodas
lean protien 3
healthy fats 2