Have I said this already? I’ve been thinking a lot about why it is that travel seems to be the last stronghold when it comes to controlling myself around food. Now, most of the time, I don’t actually do that bad. I usually take my breakfast and my lunch with me, and then usually allow myself one treat and eat dinner out. My dinner choice is not always the best, but its certainly not the worst either. But the thing is, I obsess about what food I am going to eat before I ever leave the house. I think about every special restaurant that is in the vicinity. I think about all the special candies/baked items/treats that could be had. All my old favorites. ALL of them. I do google searches to see what’s in the area, and then I do mapquests to get directions to some of them. WHAT is the deal?
This is what I think it is. As I got heavier and heavier, shopping and any other fun activity associated with travel became more and more difficult. Finally, the only fun thing left to do when traveling was to eat good food. To seek out the best and to move from meal to treat to meal. What a vicious cycle. You are too heavy to enjoy moving, so you eat more so its even more difficult to move so you eat more so you won’t think about how hard it is to move (and BTW, debby, remember that it wasn’t even so pleasant to SIT at your heaviest.)
That’s what I’ve been thinking about. It was a very long-term deeply ingrained habit in my life. So I guess that’s why its been so hard to break.
The “Japanese Maple Forest” continues to surprise me with new colors almost every day.
This is the grandaddy of the Japanese maples–not a dwarf, just a commoner. But one of my very most favorites. The first one I bought after I moved up here because it was cheaper than the fancy dwarfs. Now its roots have grown into the ground and it is firmly enmeshed in the soil here. This was what I saw when I walked out the door this morning.
Close-up of the leaves:
And one of his many offspring. I watch for the little maple saplings and pot them up. I’ve given quite a few away, and currently have 4 young’uns in different stages of development.
Another of the lace-leaf variety. This one is doing extremely well this year. It took a big hit last year when I somehow overlooked it in the watering rotation in August, the hottest month of the year. Shows the resilience of trees.
And that’s all I’ve got for this Friday evening. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am looking forward to a quiet weekend after a busier than usual week.