Hmmmm this basket, looks suspiciously like a "picnic" basket... like a SUMMER picnic basket.... poor Judy. You must really be longing for some green grass right about now, huh?
But this pic looks enticing. I just want to grab "hunks" of the meat and cheeses and a glass of wine and just lie back and watch the clouds pass overhead. Sounds downright Bacchanalian doesn't it? Where are the Pan pipes when I need them?
Breakfast oatmeal/pb/banana coffee water
Lunch greek yogurt w/ blueberries water
Dinner 2 beef steak fajitas w/ the works and unsweetened iced tea chips and salsa
Hope everyone is doing good out there huggs kView Thread
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Roh, she doesn't really eat granola bars. Her teeth are crappy and there's no way she would eat something as gritty/crunchy/chewy as a granola bar. But I did get her interested in something along the lines of Muscle Mass weight gainer shake powders. She really likes the idea of drinking her calories more than eating them. She likes the Boosts but I showed her how to read the ingredients lists from top down, by quantity of that item in the mix and the first thing listed on Boost is water. If water is the main ingredient and then it goes to sugar and vegetable oils.... something's wrong. LOL
thanks for your input. I suggested avocados too, and she won't budge on those.... no way. No how.
This is the third in the set of 12 , 10 min segments. But this one shows the baby riding it's mother's back and my first actual hands on experience... Although I didn't catch it on film, my manatee kiss, but as it comes in for it, you can tell there was love in the air, lol
My sister Connie is hypertensive. She has an extremely high metabolism and is "the nervous type". Our mom was like this, and I always joked that she didn't sit, she hovered. Well , Connie flies. There are some extraordinary family issues that she is facing, our oldest sister just died,she smokes like a chimney, her husband is retiring soon and she is facing some very scary heart issues that she has been asked to consider proceedures for. . Ok. Combine all this and , at 5'3" she weighs in at a whopping 100 lbs. This is some 15 lbs less than her normal "high" for the last 30 years. She says that she eats all the time, but I've been around her enough to know that this means meals that are about the size of a granola bar a few times a day.... yes, in bites, all day long, but not enough, obviously to sustain her weight, let alone help her gain. But she is insistent that she is also drinking 2-3 glasses of 2% milk and 2-3 vanilla Boost Plus' a day on top of her "regular" meals. In other words, she eats like a damned bird and is lucky, even with the milk and Boosts, to be taking in 1300 calories a day.
I'm asking for help in figuring out some foods that she can add to her diet without upping her consumption so much that she feels obligated to eat more. Honestly, I think she's borderline anorexic and doesn't really know it, or maybe she is just the other end of most of us, who say that we don't really eat that much, but we can't lose weight.... she eats "all the time" but can't gain. Get it? Maybe she needs a food scale. But I'm not sure she'd use it, and I don't think that weighing her food would help make her eat more. I kind of have to work within her parameters. She seems to like her liquids more than solids.
I've suggested getting rid of the Boosts in favor or Mass weight gainers, but they are so expensive..... Like $30-$70 for something like 8 days worth. I don't think they would be a sustainable option.
She can't eat honey. She's allergic to bees and honey. But I think she can eat everything else.
Ah yes. Just under the wire, my time, again. 1156 and.... Good Morning!
Breakfast ofash oats, crunchy pb, banana coffee water
Lunch out, so I have no Idea
and since I don't, I'll leave my dinner plans till later since I'll probably need to atone for my lunchtime sins, lol
I did step on the scales this morning. Not good. Not bad. I'm sitting smack on 213 which is still 2 lbs less than preFlorida trip. And with all I'd enjoyed while going out, I guess it wasn't all bad. Really, though, I think all that fresh fish helped while on vacation. Even with the couple of dishes in creamy sauces, I think the lower fat seafood choices helped immensely. On my birthday night, we sat eating AUCE blue crab. Sounds like a lot, but after cracking them, and trying to get all the meat out, I think I actually lost weight, lol. And the plus was, they were so seasoned that we didn't use any melted butter to dip them in.
Michael and I are on different schedules right now. He sleeps a lot during the day and is up at night. I'm using this as the excuse to not to have posted my vids yet. I'm not so good with electronics and can never find the right thing to "open" to get my stupid vids to load from my mini cams. I need him to do it or at least walk me through it every time and our schedules are terminally off line atm.
Thanks Michelle. Boy, sounds like you fell off the wagon and floundered around a bit in the muck underneath before finding your way back on . lol. But in all honesty, If there was all that food left over and you got away with just the one supermuffin and the other stuff, you still didn't do as much damage as you probably could've, right? So your inner child escaped but you did keep half and eye on her.
I think this boss of yours , combined with the new cubicle at work are conspiring to make you feel a bit less in control than you have been. It's a tough situation to have to be corralled into one of those spaces. I always hated the sight of them, which is probably why I never went in for office work. Too constraining. Is there any way at all that you can exert some control over you personal space? Maybe add a few more homey touches, or some light mood music on headgear worn around your neck, or even one of those tiny home spa aromatherapy thingies? Or even just flowers, Michelle. A new bunch of inexpensive flowers in a vase every day or so, could help brighten your space and allow you something to focus on when you feel a bit untethered. Food won't do it. You know that. It tastes good now, but it doesn't fix the long term stuff and it certainly puts you back on a path, that you've already tread so many times before, that leads to nowhere you want to be... and deserve to be.
Kathy, no, no gloves on I wouldn't want to wear them and miss the whole sensory overload that I got. Manatees are fat and soft. Lots of blubber and the skin... it's not tough or rubbery like you'd expect. It's actually not much different than , well, picture having to shave your dog all the way to the skin.... smoothe, firm , yet soft. Add in the cushy feeling of all that fat. Well, you'll see in the videos that their skin isn't tough. Every single one of them, down to the youngest that we encountered, has scars from bumping up under the bows of the passing watercraft. I always thought that they were hurt from the propellers , but it's the front of the boats that they get hurt on, because they are so curious they run right up to the boats and only duck when it's a bit too late to avoid contact. Belly rubs happen when you run your hand down their side, just behind their flipper, and if they roll over, they are telling you it's ok to scratch their tummies. Oh, I just cannot explain how docile they are. Such sleepy animals... you know that saying, "a rolling stone gathers no moss" ? well manatees move at such a slow pace through life that they all have moss/lichen growing on them.
Hi, Judy, and all that follow. Sorry about not posting yesterday. I had Gage again and following the trip and the jet lag, Michael's surgery and babysitting.... I'm just barely catching enough z's to keep myself from being a walking zombie. Yesterday, just watching the boy was bordering on "too much".
This AM I decided to get up and do all my grocery shopping before winter storm Pandora hits us. So, after hitting 3 different stores, unloading it all and putting it all away(by myself since Michael is still pretty drugged up and sleeping from his surgery).... I think I'll count that as my day's exercise. I still haven't ventured onto the scales from my birthday getaway. Mainly because Michael has spoiled me rotten since I returned and has taken me out to eat both nights because I've been so worn down. We just crammed so much into the 5 days we were gone. Literally, hit the ground running as soon as we got our car from Tampa airport. We ended up putting just under 1300 miles on that rental in 5 days, lol. The perk was that when we arrived to pick it up, they were "fresh out" of the economy class that I was supposed to get. ... they were also out of the next one up. So, aw shucks, we got the mid sized Toyota which had a sunroof, and had all the crap on the steering wheel to run the radio, the climate control, etc. Just broke my heart that we had to get all these freebies, I tell you! wink wink
Breakfast was actually lunch since I didn't eat anything before shopping. Old Fash. Oats made w/ unsw apple juice, crunchy pb and a slice banana, sprinkled w/ cinnamon
Movie (The Kingsmen) later this afternoon, so I'll plan on movie popcorn and a slender Fuze drink.
Dinner will be homemade chicken chili and 1 med sized jalapeno corn muffin
Stay hunkered down you guys. This winter is still "young" and feisty.