Good morning, everyone... I hope everybody is doing well this morning. It's been raining here overnight, but the storm seems to be passed on through and I think it's supposed to be mostly sunny today, if not as warm as we like it. It's supposed to get quite cold tonight, though (freezing or close to), so I'll have to make sure I get my most tender plants covered and make sure the windows in the porch are closed, etc.
There hasn't been a lot going on here, except some more disagreements with my daughter which seems to be an on-going thing for now... She's become very unappreciative of help she's received, and is still receiving, and because I don't need the stress brought on by her disrespect, I've decided to simply take a few steps back and rethink my options where she's concerned.
My husband and I had a nice day trip yesterday - he rediscovered (we'd been there once years ago) a place to buy woodworking "stuff" (tools, wood, kits for various items, etc) and they happened to have something he wanted, so we took off in the morning and made the drive there. It was only about a 2 hr drive, but it was nice since they've built more/new roads since we were there, which made it all "new". I didn't buy a lot but I did get a few things I needed and have been intending to order online from a different company; now I don't have to wait for them to ship...
I think I mentioned that my winter neighbor is here, so we've been walking every day - even the days it's been cold. One morning it was 35° when we went out... doesn't sound so bad, but with the wind blowing, it was pretty cold. Our route is a little over a mile and although we don't go real fast (I think I've mentioned before that I have a hard time keeping up because her stride is longer than mine), it warms us up fairly well, except it's kind of hard on my feet, due to peripheral neuropathy, but I've been managing fairly well.
I've also gotten my eating back under control "somewhat"... the evening has been the worst. We eat our main meal at lunch and don't really eat an evening meal because my husband says he doesn't want anything. That works for him, but not for me... My lunch seems to start wearing off between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, so I have a snack to tide me over, but what am I tiding over to since there's no evening meal? You got it... I end up snacking right on through the evening!!
I've done better lately - an apple with peanut butter for a snack around 4:00, then either a bowl of cereal with almond milk or something left over from lunch for later on. Because I also have trouble with acid reflux/GERD, I'm not supposed to be eating within 3 hrs of going to bed, so I'm trying to stop eating by around 6:00 since I go to bed any time after 9:00 pm (I'm up most mornings around 4:00 am).
Anyway, the minor changes I'm making are all things I had been doing previously when I was actually losing weight until I let myself be cajoled into not doing them anymore, which has happened a few times in the past. Although I can't put the blame on him, for a variety of reasons, my husband makes any type of controlled eating or exercise plan very difficult to stay on for any length of time.
All of this said, I have managed to lose 1.2 lbs over the past week. WooHoo!! Now, if I can just keep up the momentum... :-) Actually, at one point, I was down by about 3+ pounds from last week, which we know a fluid loss, not a fat loss... what the heck, I can't even be sure if my 1.2 lbs is a fat loss because it might be back by tonight. At any rate, I'll take it for right now. lol
So, that's my story; what about all of you? How are you doing? I hope you're continuing to be successful with your efforts, no matter what plan you've chosen to follow.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~