Mother was disappointed that I didn’t mention our crafts project yesterday.
I have always loved decorative birdhouses. Those things are expensive in the catalogs. So I took Alesia to Michael’s yesterday afternoon and we bought two unpainted birdhouses and a birdhouse paint set. Yes, it was a set of many different acrylic paints specifically designed to be used to paint birdhouses.
After putting a protective pad and many newspapers on the dining room table, Alesia and I painted our houses. Alesia’s house is adorable. She even wrote Welcome over the little doorway. My birdhouse looks like it was painted by a spastic monkey.
I have tried to stay on my diet today, despite an excruciating headache. I must admit, I took part of one of Mom’s pain pills, the headache was so beastly. Now the pain is tolerable. It may increase when I have to go home and pay bills…
This is the website: http://www.fatsmashdiet.com/
So far today this is what I have eaten:
Breakfast: two eggs over easy, and a cup of milk
Mid-morning snack: apple
Lunch: salad of mixed greens, cucumbers, artichoke hearts, a little bit of egg, small carton of yogurt
Mid afternoon snack: carrots, another small carton of yogurt
Dinner was leftover brown rice and veggies tossed with more veggies, primarily shredded cabbage, and cantaloupe for dessert. I am very full.
I am trying to think of this diet the same way I mentally re-geared when I quit smoking 9 years ago. There is no going back! I keep telling myself there’s no going back to an unhealthy lifestyle. That’s my mantra, now. I just hope I don’t get the weird dreams. After I quit smoking, I used to dream I was smoking. I never relapsed, but the dreams were pretty vivid. Actually, if I can manage to do that – just dream about food and not cheat – that will be a breakthrough.
One big difference about this diet and all my past diets is that I am not in a huge hurry to lose weight so I can catch a husband. I am totally not interested in dating and I don’t see that changing any time soon. I AM interested in feeling better and not getting diabetes or hypertension or any other obesity related problems. The last doctor visit was good, but my sugar was a tad high and it made me nervous. There is also the omnipresent thought of being strapped into a tiny plane seat for hours at a time, which is very uncomfortable in any scenario but much worse when you are really overweight. Plus, just walking through the airport hauling baggage is exhausting.
Lesleigh came over and we had a good visit. She ate dinner with Mother and Alesia [meatballs and pasta salad with fresh tomatoes] and I ate my veggie dinner in front of the TV. It worked out well. I am already craving meat. I wish I could just be a vegetarian, but I don’t like that many vegetables!