Thanks Lilblondedancer,Bevbev, Suzzi (not joe, I read your other post!
), and Gypsie for stopping in! I enjoy sitting around and chatting with you all! You make me happy (and I don't usually use that word much anymore, but it seems to be revisiting me lately, though, not as much as I'd like).
Gypsie, you stop in whenever you can hon. Take your shoes off, put your feet up and sit awhile. Take a deep breath and think about something pleasant. I have a funny feeling that my non-numerical goals are going to be slowing down a bit as I wander into phase 2 on Monday. For a couple of days I actually felt skinnier. Today is not really one of those, but I'm still pretty proud of where I am, but most of all that I'm doing it.
Bevbev, you're absolutely right, nuts are the best snack ever! I bought a whole bunch at the store today, typically I reserve morning snack for nuts, but I think I may swap it out for a yogurt/ricotta something something. I did buy some snack size baggies and tomorrow I'm going to fill them with all kinds of grab and go things. My DD that I live with is doing this also, she appreciates the grab and go more than I do because she started back to college at 26.
Suzzi, OMG! OMG! I want MY thighs to not rub together! How EXCITING for you! Congratulations! Nothing like that to keep you on the beach, eh? I ran right out to Target before my trip to the grocery and found those cocoa nuts! I haven't tried them yet, but OMG! I can't wait! I did see some other ones there I want to try also like the pickle flavored cashews. I thought my DD was going to swoon!
Lilblondedancr, we have two dogs and two cats. (thank you all for your concern!) This particular kitty has an interesting history. People came and went alot in our old neighborhood in Michigan. Apparently when this cat's family moved, they couldn't take him and left him behind. He took up residence on my deck. He was an outside cat all summer and just hung out there perfectly content. He is an orange tabby with thumbs. It started to get chilly due to the fall weather, so I sent him home with my DD and SIL and kids......in Iowa.
They had two cats and two dogs then (one of the cats ran away, probably to die somewhere) and the cats did not take to this one well. (btw, my other grown daughter named him Fu saying she thought that meant "luck" in Chinese or something) So in order to protect Fu (who nearly had a nervous breakdown on the trip) he was confined to my DGD's room. It's small, but he didn't mind. When we decided to relocate, he was invited to move to the basement where we live. It's nice and it's large and he seemed pretty happy. Then he just up and quit eating. Then everything shut down. He got what is called "Fatty Liver" which is what fat cats get when they lose weight too fast. The cure is to feed them. We did the force feeding for about a week, everyone was traumatized especially the cat. He now has a feeding tube. He has done pretty good the last couple of days with it, but tonight he's had a couple of issues. We'll try again tomorrow.
So, all that said, I'm day 12 P1 and today was a bad, bad SB day for me. Now, mind you, not bad like some of those cheating with cheesecake or beer, but bad for me. 1st I was so busy grocery shopping for yummy stuff to eat on SB I completely lost track of time and completely skipped lunch AND afternoon snack. Jumped right back on the beach for dinner and then my SIL brought me a sugar free chocolate pudding after dinner. I was half way through it when it occured to me ..... I AM NOT ON PHASE 2 UNTIL MONDAY! Ugh! I couldn't bear to tell my DD, she just eats what I tell her to. Such is the hazard for shopping for two phases on one paycheck. Now, I know that it's not the end of the world and won't make or break my walk on the beach. But still, it sucks. I'm gonna do what Suzzi says and keep one in my purse for emergencies!
So, here's today's fun:
B: scrambled egg w/onion & orange sweet pepper ~ turkey bacon
MS: 15 nuts
L: Yeah, uh, no.
AS: Again, no.
D: Pork/veggie stir fry (Yummy!)
S: sf chocolate pudding
Life's a Beach.