Just a little this n’ that this morning. A while ago I bought an Ian’s Pizza Kit at the health food store. It purported to be hypoallergenic, but the real reason I bought it was because it was supposedly 50 calories per serving, prepared, for the crust and the sauce. That seemed too good to be true. I had some leftover veggies a couple days ago, so decided to make the pizza and use the veggies for topping.
When I made the dough, and spread it on the pan, I thought, these are pretty big servings. I bet it tastes like #$%@* for only 50 calories. With the veggies and a little mozzarella cheese, it came up to 150 calories per serving. And it tasted REALLY great. So of course the whole time I am eating it, I am re-reading the label to make sure I read it right, and researching on the internet to see if there is some report or recall on the labeling. Nothing. I even researched the calorie count on the first two ingredients: white rice flour and potato starch. I really think this is mislabeled. Anybody have any information out there? I even wrote to the company but so far no reply.
Today is Father’s Day. Lynn wrote a beautiful blog about Father’s Day. It reminded me of why I love my dad so much. Dad had an amazingly busy life–Jr. High principal, plus he was always teaching a Bible study or two, and frequently preached on Sunday morning. But that is not what I remember about my dad (I only think of those things now when I can’t seem to get as much done as I think I should.) What I remember is walks to the park, trips to the zoo and the aquarium, swimming in the neighborhood pool in the summer, playing board games, being read to, and the proverbial ‘surprise bag.’ Yes, this was a bag of candy bars that we had to pick from without looking. Guess who could identify the candy bar just by feel?
As I grew into an adult, he held firm to his belief that it was not helpful to give too much financial help. I think this is why I am so independent today, and I believe that helping adult children too much is a big mistake that a lot of parents make.
As an adult, I have really enjoyed a great friendship with my dad. He is reluctant to give advice, but will when pressed. We enjoy discussing good books, and he doesn’t seem to mind too much when I disagree with him. We have had some good debates over the years.
I wanted to include this today since recently I have frequently been bemoaning the fact that I am very like my dad. Except for physically, I am very proud and honored that I am even a little bit like my dad.
Well, I got my sewing table! And built it over the last two days. I did the same thing I always do when I am building something. I don’t think/prepare ahead. So when it gets to the part where I need a power drill, I get the drill out, and of course it has no power. So I have to stop what I am doing for several hours while I charge the power drill battery, and then I can continue on with the job. If this illustration has any relevance to those of you having problems eating healthily, take it and run with it. I don’t really think I have to get specific here, do I?
Anyways, the sewing table is eerily low. It might even be too low, but I think it is because I am used to reaching my arms up to sew. Today, if I have time, I am going to stop by Costco and get a good desk chair, and one of those plastic pads to put the chair on (so it will roll on carpet.)
I am managing to have a few more normal days at home. Yesterday I bought plants for the garden for the first time this year. I am keeping my food intake to 1300 calories, and if I make good choices, I am not very hungry. I do find that when I am concentrating on limiting my food, I am more reluctant to exercise. But I got in a great walk with the dogs yesterday, and managed an abbreviated weights workout in the early evening.
Did I tell you guys that I am TV-less? I decided that when this digital thing happened, I wasn’t going to do anything about it for a while (the converter box doesn’t work up here in the hills.) It is a little weird, but I think I have a lot more time. My goal was to read more. And I have done that. Yesterday, because Jill linked to a link from my blog, she found a link to a free e-book. I checked it out, and I read this free e-book in one day! I really enjoyed it.
To any dads who might read this blog, have a Happy Father’s Day! Now stop reading blogs and go read to your kids!