Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's a miracle!

Doesn't this look like you could have bought it in the produce section?

I needed an onion to saute with some other vegetables for dinner last night. I've been pulling onions for a month now, but they've never looked like store-bought onions before.

Some of you are, I'm sure, tired of my gardening adventures, and for that I apologize. I'm not sure I'll ever get tired of putting a seed (or, in the onion's case, a set) in the ground and a few weeks later pulling food out. And it's good, healthy food, too. The waste from homegrown food goes into the compost bin and back to enriching the soil, not to the landfill or burn barrel.

And since this blog is supposed to be about my waist, I must tell you that garden chores (and other activities) kept me so busy yesterday I didn't eat a thing until dinner. That's rather unprecedented for me. I'm a three-squares-a-day kinda gal, as a rule.

I'm still loving the BlackBerry. I've cut my morning online time in half, giving me more time to play in the dirt. Pretty good trade-off, if you ask me. One of these days I'll have time to go for a walk again. Or even a run. I'm still maintaining my 5.5-pound loss for the year (snort!), and will weigh in tomorrow to see if I maybe, maybe have lost a pound a month for 2010.

Hey, it's better than gaining, right?


gingersnapper said...

I think the garden is wonderful and I"m not tired of reading about it. I think you've hit on something here, a more (hate to say it) HOLISTIC approach to your weight and fitness. You're not dieting or working out, you're living a life that automatically includes healthy food and lots of activity. That's total success!

Debbi said...

GS, you summed up how I feel just perfectly. While I enjoy running for the sake of running, I never felt the same sense of purpose as I do when I work in the garden. Losing weight is not the be-all and end-all of my existence.

Elora said...

I am smiling....:-)))))))


D said...

I love reading and seeing all your gardening adventures. Keep those posts coming :)

Marilyn said...

I don't think I'll ever get tired of reading about and seeing your garden. As good as knitting pictures at this time of year. Knitting can come back in the fall. Good for you and that 5.5 lbs gone. So much better than a gain.