I had such a nice day today. Made myself get out and take a long walk with the doggies at 8AM. And so glad I did, because after that it got really hot. Halfway up the hill I was startled by some animal moving and turned to look, and it was a great blue heron taking flight. Beautiful, and no more than 3 feet from me. It happened so fast that the dogs didn’t even react. Saw some deer and a little flock of wild turkeys too.
While I walked, I was contemplating Miz’s posting, and wondering if I am doing things right. I really don’t think I eat too little. Sometimes when my calorie count is low, I think it might just be that I am counting incorrectly. Because I am just not that hungry. I mean, I sometimes make myself wait until I am hungry before I eat again. But I am never ravenous like some people talk about. And I don’t really think that I exercise too much. My goal is to do something every day, but I never reach that goal. And of course when I work, I walk a lot, but no organized exercise on those days.
Anyway, I came home from my walk, thinking about all these things, and read a few more blogs. And found these comments which I just LOVE. Lynn quoted Ann Sexton, who wrote,
“Once I was beautiful. Now I am myself.”
And then Dietgirl wrote a great article about the similarities between gardening and losing weight, and ended with this paragraph:
Some things are beyond your control
You can be diligent with your diet or pamper the hell out of your plants, but sometimes the weather turns nasty or a pheasant craps on your head or a snail gnaws away at your resolve. But at least you’re DOIN’ IT, baby.
I just loved that–but at least you’re DOIN’ IT, baby! I think that will be my mantra for quite a while.
Had some lovely, lovely food today. My homemade yogurt and some rainier cherries to start the day. Followed by an apricot oatmeal protein bar. I had some sweet potato fries and a fabulous fruit smoothie for lunch. Mid-afternoon, had a couple of lo-bars. And for dinner, had a great creation–fresh corn, onion, edemame, and grilled checken, and a fresh tomato from the farmer’s market–yumm! For dessert, I half-froze some of my yogurt that had some vanilla and splenda to sweeten, and topped it with some strawberries from the farmer’s market. And one little square of dark chocolate.
In the afternoon, I worked pretty hard at cleaning/organizing my room, and tonight, I finally settled down to do a little hand-quilting. All in all, a lovely day.