Monday, October 27, 2014
It took longer than ever to find this picture for the top of the blog. I have so many in the file and G keeps "updating" things---so I can't find anything.
I did a lovely job decorating the back wall of the greenhouse for Halloween Pumpkin Carving last Saturday. Yesterday I took it all down. I still have a bale of hay and a stack of pumpkins for holiday flavor but nothing else. No ghosts. No "scary" man stuffed with paper.
It's cold but not raining. 7 carts of perennials left today and another 4 tomorrow. Once the perennials go back to the mother ship, it's a very fast slide into Christmas. Then furlough. Then Spring. As I get older, I have to stop and enjoy the "moments" of a season because time is certainly speeding up.
Riley and I did go shopping and did buy the ingredients for both chili (for me) and meatloaf (for g). the chili is still hanging around. G ate all the meatloaf, mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. I also cut up all the peaches I still had (collecting fruit flies) and made a second peach cobbler. G is working his way thru it.
Tomorrow is my doctor's appointment. Three months after I was instructed to eat only 1200 to 1500 calories a day and lose 2-3 pounds a week. I have lost a total of 11.5 pounds. My doctor isn't going to be happy. I am ambivalent. My pants are very loose. My personal goal was wearing loose pants (and not buying larger pants) so I think I am okay with 11.5 pounds in three months. My doctor will not be. I am taking my food diary with me. Each page has a list of what I actually ate. Pretty dull and uninteresting things. It bores me to read it. Boring to eat it.
I am cold and tired. Going to take my shower, pull on my jammies and watch television. I may have a dumpling or two from G's Chinese takeout. I ate my main food for the day at 2:30. Chicken (cold, leftover) and pumpkin risotto from Whole Foods. I also had my cucumber/lemon water yesterday and today--to get rid of excess water--if I was retaining any. It tasted good yesterday but the batch I made this morning is Blech!