abbadabba's Journal, 27 May 2018

Hey All!
I have been busy this weekend. The museum trip was great - my friend K went with me and we had a perfectly aligned thought process about where to go and what to see. We only had 90 minutes to get to the exhibits we wanted to see, and we got through them: Klimt and Shiele drawings, Escher prints, Japanese psychedelic designs from the 1970's, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Rothko, and mid-century furniture designed by Eames! My friend was sadly suffering from hives so that is why we went so late.
Good on the diet this week. And another thing: this is not a diet. This is a refocus on what I eat habitually. So many times we think we "when I lose the weight, I will be all set!" and what we really need to think is "I need to eat right and enjoy my life, including the food I eat, without being fatter than is healthy"
I once had a discussion with a crack addict. She was sincerely incapable of understanding how she could "be healthy" and "do crack" at the same time, because both of those things were goals of hers. The concept of prioritizing or sacrificing just made no sense to her. Literally half an hour trying to get her to understand that she had to pick one and forego the other. If you are reading this, you are on Fatsecret so the idea that health is connected to food choicess is clear to you. I am working to make it a habit to eat a certain way so that I can maintain my weight when I get to a good healthy weight. Which this is not. So whatever I was eating wasn't helping me and won't help me in the future.
I started losing weight here in 2009. I then got divorced, changed jobs several times, dated a couple of different people, got my daughters through college (23 semesters between the two of them!), and sadly lost my father to pancreatic cancer after 22 months of having a 90% certainty that we would lose him.
By the time my father passed away, I weighed 183 pounds. I couldn't believe it! It is a struggle to work including a second job, have a social life, take care of family and pets, and change something as fundamental as what you know to eat for 60 years. I tried to get what I always ate to help me get healthy, but I am finding that I really have to cut things out, add more of some things, and make exercise a habit too. I am not good at following rules, so it has taken me a long time to get here. Up and down and up and now heading down again.
This week I am at the point where I was two years ago. 20 pounds down from the highest weight. Yay me! Spent some time feeling sorry for myself, not confident that I can get to my goal, but then I went to the museum, hung out with my friends, cleared out some junk, mowed a smal part of my lawn, and today got a candy apple at the fair near where we were hanging out waiting for K's child.
Back home, cooking for the week, so glad to have tomorrow off from work. Thinking of the veterans in my family this weekend, my dad and others we have lost.
This week I will have: turkish chicken over cabbage and yellow squash, salmon with dill sauce, maybe that sartu di rosi, with the rice and meatballs, but cauliflower rice and tofu meatballs - using a paleo recipe not an original one. Also got a kale salad kit and asparagus. And I cleaned out and organized my fridge again! All good food, ready for the week.
Sticking with wheat-free so far and I skipped having a donut and a fried dough today because of that - my foot is not in pain.
This morning I tried to get creative and made a coffee smoothie - basically ran out of milk so I needed to put in something! Not in the mood for protein powder, I added almond flour, sweet potato, molasses, and coffee, with a good helping of pumpkin spice. I liked it - not sure it's going to replace coffee with skim milk, anytime soon, but it's a different thing to make for a quick breakfast.
Hope you are having a good weekend - I am, despite the rain and clouds!

Diet Calendar Entry for 27 May 2018:
1400 kcal Fat: 63.05g | Prot: 87.29g | Carb: 125.82g.   Breakfast: Bananas, Egg. Lunch: Cheddar Cheese, Simple Mills Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers, El Popular Chorizo, Candied Apple. Dinner: Avocados, Sweet Potato, Milk (Nonfat), Turkish Chicken, Yellow Summer Squash, Grandma's Molasses. more...
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I am glad you had some fun, and appreciate the peek into your journey. Have a good day off tomorrow! 
27 May 18 by member: TomLong
The museum visit sounds fabulous! Would love to see the eames. Your fridge is super impressively stocked and organized! You are setting yourself up for success! Good job on planning for the week! Let me know how the sartu di riso turns out! 
27 May 18 by member: jengetfit123
Wonderful museum trip! Great post about your weekend and your thoughts 🙂 
28 May 18 by member: Doobrie

     
 

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