Elizabeth_V's Journal, 06 November 2017

Hubby made what he knew has long been a favorite breakfast of mine--old-fashioned oatmeal. Didn't have the heart to tell him it was more carbs than I should start the day with so I added butter and cream to offset, and it did. Two perks of this: he had dished up the portion I used to eat, which was two cups; I could only eat half of it! And even that amount has left me quite full. I'll probably have a snack later (some veggie sticks, most likely) just to keep my levels stable, but I won't really want much more than that until dinner time. And I feel great about that. I mean, it's one of the reasons I've always loved old-fashioned oatmeal--it's filling and long-lasting.

This is big chore day.
-Working my way through a mountain of laundry (thanks, Teen daughter who throws everything on the floor so that clean and dirty are thoroughly mixed! Guess who's gonna see a lot less clean stuff? That's right. The same things I've washed that were never-worn for the last month are being packed up to donate.)
-Got a piece of very lean beef searing, and it will go into the oven to roast for dinner, along with root vegetables later on.
-It's also prep day. Today I am making salads: tuna salad, egg salad, and chicken/cabbage salad. I am making veggie sticks: carrot, celery, zucchini and cucumber. I am peeling grapefruit. I am making peach melba tofu 'yogurt' which is an old favorite breakfast. I am making strawberry yogurt 'pudding' for a wonderful light dessert or snack. Both of these are loaded with protein.
-Brewing sun tea (okay, countertop tea.)
-Feeding Audrey so I can make whole grain bread tomorrow.

And after that, who knows? I love busy-at-home days.

Diet Calendar Entries for 06 November 2017:
1466 kcal Fat: 98.10g | Prot: 80.21g | Carb: 66.71g.   Breakfast: Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Butter, Cream (Half & Half), Shurfine Light Brown Sugar. Lunch: Boiled Egg. Dinner: Roast Beef. Snacks/Other: Colby Cheese, Pepsi Diet Pepsi (Bottle). more...
3742 kcal Activities & Exercise: Housework - 6 hours, Resting - 10 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet The GI diet  

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WOW! Sounds like a burst of energy has come your way! Keep on with it! 
06 Nov 17 by member: crankybuzzard
When I first come home from my summer job (five months nonstop as the head cook at a Christian camp) I am so exhausted it takes about a month to get rested and energetic again. Here in November, I become a dynamo! There's also the fact that I'm leading a diet group on Facebook, and helping a dear friend get her life in working order, privately, everything from cleaning her house to revamping her diet (purely for her health, which is awful.) The more I have to do, the more I want to do, and helping others keeps me motivated to be true to what I'm guiding others to do. It's just such a great thing :) 
06 Nov 17 by member: Elizabeth_V
Sounds like the food selection in your home is well within your control (for the most part) - congrats! 
06 Nov 17 by member: From371to184


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