Thursday, June 12, 2008

I did it. Sort of.

Thanks to all of you who, ahem, weighed in on my ice-cream obsession.

The first two or three days of the Florida trip were fine as far as meals went. Then I started needing something, one special treat each day. I won’t post the food porn here, except to say that ice cream was definitely on the list, and I didn’t ever get around to having any when I was there.

That one craving just kept lingering. When I went to the grocery yesterday I tossed a half-gallon of Breyer's Carb-Smart Vanilla into my cart. Ninety calories per half-cup serving, and no sugar.

With the price of gasoline these days, and the fact that going out for ice cream is a 24-mile round trip out here in the Middle of Nowhere, a $3 sundae now costs $7. And, yes, I'm worth a $7 sundae but I'm cheap thrifty by nature.

I really enjoyed my little dish of guilt-free ice cream last night. It helped that I hadn’t eaten much all day – it still amazes me how filling a morning omelette is. I forgot to eat lunch and had a Greek salad with grilled chicken for dinner. All in all, a pretty good day of healthful eating. And I really don’t feel like I need to dive into the rest of the half-gallon any time soon.

Thursday is my weigh-in day. I was going to skip it, but decided to just, oh, what the heck, hop on and see where I was after a week out of town. I’m very happy to report that I stayed the same. I’ve lost five pounds in one month.

I’m still knitting, too, of course. I worked on sweaters for the triplet grandsons while I was in Florida and went as far as I could before I needed yet another needle I forgot to pack. Then I decided my younger granddaughter needed a doll for her birthday next month, so I started my favorite pattern a couple nights ago. It will be finished in plenty of time for her party.

If any of you knitters are addicted to eBay looking for yarn, I have three auctions up for wool right now. Probably not a great idea trying to sell wool when the the 90-degree temperature matches the 90-percent humidity, but hey … I’ve never been much of a salesperson. Heh.

3 comments:

  1. Glad to see you don't seem to be feeling as stressed. Hope things with your Dad get better!

    And the ice cream craving--have to wonder how much the heat had to do with it (especially that lovely FL June heat+humidity).

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  2. could you stop the ice cream talk already? now I'm going to go waste 20 minutes of my life staring into the freezer case wondering what flavor to buy.

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  3. Gotta love ice cream.

    Last week some regulators came to the hospital and I mentioned knitting in some off hand way... one of them was a big knitter, so we talked knitting. She wanted to see what I was working on... I didn't have anything to show her. But then one of my co-workers handed me the felted paperclip bowl I gave everyone for Christmas last year (thanks to your bowl recipe, which I shrunk) I showed it to her and we bonded as only knitters can! Thanks!

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