Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Things always seem brighter in the morning, with the start of a new day.
Things are in perspective and this too shall pass.
SP is such an asset to me that it isn't funny! I hope this website is always free! or else I would be lost!
So here is to an new day!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
It was good to get back on the treadmill. I got a whole hour in this afternoon and burned 350 cals.
The finger is feeling much much better - i can't wait to actually wash the thing...Gross, huh? 48 hours is over - hooray!
Some other stuff went on today, which I'd love to write about, but right now, I'm keeping it close to home...so whoever reads this, say a prayer for my goodhealth and well being.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Yup, stupid me was so excited to go out and cut down all the dead asters and rose bushes, I did something really stupid - my pinky finger got in the way of my garden shears and before I knew it, I clamped down on my left pinky, right above the nail - went through half-way down. I was lucky that the shears were old and dull, because if it was a new sharp pair, the tip would be gone.
Oldest son ran and got hubby, who was sucking up leaves at the other end of the yard, and then we called the family to come and watch the kids as we went to the hospital. 2 deep stitches and 2 hours later I was home. Doctor's orders: no work, no gym, no heavy lifting, no getting it wet for 48 hours.
Yay (grimacing here) :P
Well - I'm thankful that I still have my pinky tip and that the ER was in a lull, that my hubby, kids and back-up family were so good, that it was my left hand and not my right, and that I could say to the nurse that I was 175 and not 187. Small things people, but important enough to me.
Now I have a get out of workout free card and it pisses me off. Oh well...this too shall pass.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
A few days ago, I blogged about the one thing that we will not give up, and that is bacon on Sundays. My husband lost 85 lbs. 3 years ago and never gave up bacon...I even found this clipping in the newspaper and saved it - it's been on the fridge ever since:
From the personal blog called Pedal Faster Dorothy/you'll never make it over the rainbow at this speed:
"For years I have meditated, exercised, dieted, moisturized, flossed, and exfoliated to maintain my Greek god fit exterior. I eat egg whites omlets, fresh vegetables and fruit, skinless chicken, and I drink water all day long. I gave up cigarettes. I reduced my alcohol consumption. BUT, I will not give up bacon. I don't just love it I NEED it.
-pedalfaster dorothy.blogspot.com from 2005
So, now onto BACONFEST!
It's a joke nickname we give Sundays, because the kids always ask "what day is it today" and Sunday's is always the same answer "It's bacon day." This has been going on for 5 years.
My husband makes the bacon either in the electric skillet or in the over on wire racks, depending on his mood and time frame. And during this he makes KILLER hash browns. Sounds very ordinary doesn't it.
Here is the weird thing, or what I think is the weird thing...every other day of the week, the kids are up and the first thing they want to do is eat breakfast - whatever it may be, around 6:30 or 7 am. No waiting, just wake upand eat, "we're starving!" On Sunday's completely different - we can be running super late getting up - it could be 7:30 before my husband even gets the bagels. It could be 9am before the bacon is even done...not a peep from the kids . They lay in wait - like Pavlov's dogs - for the precious bacon.
When the holler comes "bacon time!" the kids are all in their chairs waiting for their "bacon sandwiches." They made the term up themselves, and it's comprised of a bagel or half bagel with, what else...bacon. The little ones love potatoes - so they are scoffing them down like crazy, and when the eggs get there - they eat them too, usually.
My little guy just discovered bacon...the middle one just wants that bacon sandwich right away...my oldest is now discovering the beauty of a bacon-egg-bagel sandwich.
I know what some people may think - "oh my God! - introducing such a high fat meat to such little kids is a sin!" I've thought it myself. But, what you don't know, is that my kids are skinny - super duper, low on the charts skinny. Getting them to eat anything lately is a chore. I even told the doctor about the bacon thing - what he said was"they can handle it - they could use the calories and fats right now - everything in moderation."
So, on Sundays, think of me and my family having baconfest - and maybe have one of your own...and if you want to, here's the trick to moderation that we use now that we are sparking:
- rip out the insides of the bagel (whole wheat) - less carbs and cals.
- use eggbeaters, or egg whites, and spray oil and/or a nonstick pan
- 2 strips of bacon - a treat for being so good all darn week
- family tradition and memories...priceless
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