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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Weekend Happenings


I didn't end up doing that much Friday night.  The headache was more intense than usual and I couldn't get it to settle down.  I don't feel like doing anything when it is like that.  I did keep my eating in check, though, and I finished the week with 23 weekly points left.  I didn't intend to do that.  It's just how it turned out.

Saturday morning I got up, still with a headache.  I didn't know if some of my immediate family members might come by my place after the reunion, so I wanted to make sure things were presentable.  Things were not really that bad as I sometimes feel like they are.  At least, it didn't take that much time to set things to right.  I would give myself 20-minute intervals to do concentrated work during the morning, and would either read blogs or watch TV in between.  I really was not feeling very well.

I did walk Cas early Saturday.  So I did that and I cleaned, with the method above, most of the morning.  My daughters picked me up sometime after Noon and dropped me off at the reunion.  They were going to do something for a few minutes before coming themselves.  Bethany (who has mono) is still not feeling well at all, but was sick of being at home.

I got to visit with family that I have seen fairly recently and cousins that I haven't seen in many, many years, if ever.  We had a good time, although my headache kind of dominated everything.  The menu was barbecue and lunch/dinner was not served until 3:00 p.m.  I had eaten a little breakfast at about 8:30, and nothing but a 100-calorie pack of almonds since then.  I was pretty hungry.  However, it didn't feel like I ate that much.  Certainly not enough to feel very full.  I had a little bit of meat, some cole slaw and some potato salad.  I did eat 2 rolls.  There were several kinds of dessert, but I did not eat any.  I drank a bottle of water, and none of the other things they had to drink that had sugar in them.  I was there probably 3 or 4 hours.  Bethany was about on her last leg, so we left.

We stopped by the grocery store for a few things.  My daughters are planning to start on the paleo eating plan Monday and needed groceries, and I was almost out of fruit.  I also picked up a fruit tray to take to class Sunday morning.  I got home pretty wiped out from the headache.  It just would not let up.  I finally decided that going to class on Sunday was optional enough that I let the leader in the class know I would not be there and that someone could come by and pick up the fruit tray, if they wanted to, since I lived downtown.  She just had someone switch with me, so now I have the fruit tray to eat myself.


The headache is not quite as persistent this morning, but I woke up with a bit of a stomach issue (which is very unusual for me).  I am not wanting to get very far from the house this morning, if you get my drift.  I ate a light breakfast, including fruit from the fruit tray.  We will see how the rest of the day goes.

I am totally in love with the blog 300 Pounds Down.  I cannot tell you how much it inspires me.  Holly has so much insight, as do her children.  Her children are such blessings.  I have spent a good part of my free time this weekend reading this blog.  Almost every post has a fantastic message that she has learned from her life with her children.  Such a beautiful, beautiful person and family.

I have struggled today.  I am hungry, but just not feeling like fixing myself anything.  I have extra points to use but can't settle on anything.  It's not so much from temptation as much as I just can't decide what to eat.  Now my daughter is bringing me a burger from Chili's.  It will have a lot of points.  I am planning on eating half of the burger and a few fries.  I can eat the other half for dinner.  I am not really in a throw it all to the wind mode, so hopefully I can hold things in check.  I just looked online.  The meal has 43 points!  I am already thinking of ways to cut that down, besides just eating half of it.  It has 4 pieces of bacon.  I can take 2 of those off.  I am hoping, since it is "to go," the dressing will be on the side.  I will try to scrape off a lot of the condiments.  It also comes with "tortilla strips" (?).  I don't know how those go on a burger, but I will be taking those off.  I may also only eat half of the bun -- I know those things have a ton of calories.

Okay, my daughter arrived with the hamburger and fries.  This is what I did.  It had 2 big pieces of bacon -- I gave both of those to the dog.  It had the ranch dressing on the side, I didn't eat any of that.  It had a big hunk of melted cheese on it -- I took off half of that.  The bottom bun had a glob of mayo on it.  I just left the whole bottom of the bun off.  I didn't see any "tortilla strips" on it.  So basically I had a top bun with a piece of meat (it was kind of thick, but not particularly greasy), half of the cheese that originally was on it, jalapenos and some of the lettuce, onion and tomato.  I left some of that because it was glopped with mayo.  I ate about 8 fries with it.  So I think I did pretty well on that.  I will have to figure up how many points I think that is.  I was plenty satisfied with that.  I threw the rest out.

I was kind of haphazard the rest of the day with my eating.  Nothing really bad, but not focused.  I don't like it when I'm like this.  The headache is still being persistent, although I did have a break for a bit when I had taken a muscle relaxant.  I solved the family issue I spoke of in my last post, which was to retrieve my car.  I got back and napped a while, but had waited too long to take medication, so my headache was out of hand again.  Ugh!!!!  The most interesting thing I did this evening was I tried out my Yonanas machine.  I used 2 bananas and some blackberries.  It made a very creamy soft-serve.  I give it a thumbs up.  I will have to play with combinations, but this is definitely something I like.  Sometimes a sweet, creamy treat is just what you like and need.  And it was 100% fruit.  I only ate half of what is pictured.  I was going to put the rest in the freezer and see how it was later, but dropped the bowl while putting it up and it broke.  A bowl from my nice, pretty dishes.  :(

I have not really made any progress on planning and preparing food.  This headache thing is really messing with me.  I need to get a few more groceries -- I still forgot a couple of things yesterday when I went.  More planning and preparation needed.

That's it for today,

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