Very quick post tonight! I have spent a good part of the day planning my trip to Whidbey Island this summer. A lot of details are taken care of. Like the dates and the people. But I am a little frustrated with the other reservations. I’ll get it done in the next couple of days I am sure. I had the flight and car rental completely done, and at the last minute Hotwire said, that flight is not available. But then they said it looks like you’ve booked a flight already, and my bank account has something weird going on, like a hold on the funds or something…aaargh. Like I said, in the next couple of days I’ll get it done. So aside from that frustration, I am VERY EXCITED about this trip. It is going to be just wonderful. More about that later.
Today I had some most excellent food. Ha. Big surprise. I’m trying to choose food that is satisfying and will also hold me for a long time. So for breakfast I had that Fabulous Quinoa Breakfast. And can I just say–it was FAB-U-LOUS!!! You’d think I was getting royalties for coercing you guys trying my recipes.
Did a bunch of chores after breakfast and headed out for a walk with Noah. Wanted to do the three mile loop and try race-walking the whole way. Its hard to race-walk up and down hills. But we really trucked it. Still took a whole hour. Unbelievably, I was not thinking about what I wanted to eat for lunch the whole time. I still didn’t have an idea when I got home, except I didn’t want to spend a lot of time fixing it. I checked a couple of blogs and came across MIz’s smoothie recipe (that I had bookmarked.) I followed the general outline of the recipe, and tried not to think too much about how many calories were in it. All great foods. Anyway, it was FAB-U-LOUS too! I had a fresh mango that I used in it, and a couple of frozen banana cubes, spinach for the greens. I had a toasted magic roll with it. That kept me full until dinner time. Now that’s a good smoothie.
Okay, here’s the part that’s subject to change without notice. I want to get back down to the 100 pounds lost (that would be a goal of 155 for me.) Remember, I had adjusted my goal up to 168 back in the fall? And then I gained 6 pounds over Christmas/Africa? Yeah. 174. Don’t think I’ve printed those exact numbers on this blog. But something happened. Well, a couple of things happened. Helen asked how people lost their weight. Which made me think back on what had worked for me. And then good buddy Jill (I don’t know why I talk like that. Sounds like a trucker or something. I would never say that in person.) ANYWAY, Jill wrote a blog about how she is ready to ‘get it done.’ And we are going to be accountability partners! So fun!
I really don’t agree with setting dates for weight loss. But I’m gonna do it anyway. The day we started was Saturday the 26th. And it just so happens that I am leaving for Washington on July 26. Exactly 4 months. That gives me four months to lose 19 pounds. I know it can be done, but not without a LOT of diligence. We shall see.
Noah has a good friend, Mr. Taylor, who writes a blog about his owner’s rug hooking and other activities. Here’s a link to a particularly hilarious entry.