I did finally get on the scale last night and as I suspected, I'm up by about 3.1 lbs from when I actually recorded my last weight. As I said in my original post - I'm retaining a lot of fluid so my weight does fluctuate by up to 3-5 lbs/day but I'll still claim a gain because I haven't been exercising like I should and as I stated, I've also been making a lot of trips to the fridge. This is mostly nighttime/evening snacking so after not doing much all day, the last thing I need is extra food at night, which doesn't always include the best choices.
One problem is that we eat our big meal of the day at lunch and don't really eat a regular meal in the evening, so nighttime food often ends up being a sandwich and chips, ice cream or a candy bar, etc because they're quick and easy to grab.
I need to try to get into some sort of routine for cooking in the evening - or earlier in the day so there's something ready in the evening. :-)
Hi, I haven't gotten my scale yet, or been over to the other house early enough on a given day to weigh in. Guess I am going to have to make a bigger effort. I think I will be heavier, all this home cooking for my husband and son have pretty much prompted me into more eating than when I'm on my own and we're all out and doing. Hope it's not by too many pounds. We are eating healthy food, it's just more constant than when we're not on lockdown.
Things have stabilized a bit otherwise, I'm not at the new house while my husband and son rough it at the farm any more; we're all at the farm. My son's school has gotten serious with computer-based learning that has him busy, which is great because it makes his days more regular. We're all still sleeping on crazy schedules, and compared notes yesterday about how we are feeling and were all really tired. But whether this is just psychological, a virus that has nothing to do with The Virus, or even a mild case of Covid-19, who knows.
Grocery ordering is getting a bit smoother. When we picked up our order on Saturday, we went home, unloaded it, and placed the next one immediately, pretty much as a matter of course. It's really helpful that the site shows us our list -- makes it easy to reorder things that we eat up in a week. My husband then masked up and we went to Safeway looking for dog bones or soup bones, and he came out with a lot of them including some oxtails. (Oxtails are definitely sold to make soup or for wealthy dogs, each package was $13.) Come to make beef barley soup today, and I found we didn't have enough beef in the freezer to balance all the barley I had soaked. So I poached the oxtails from the dog section of the fridge, and cooked them into the broth. I didn't know how rich a flavor oxtails give to a broth -- it was the best beef barley soup I've ever made, and I've been making it for years. The best thing was that after the oxtails improved the soup, I pulled them out again and now the dogs will get them with some small amount of cooked meat on them, which is just fine with the dogs. I could see my husband was feeling proprietary that I had taken the bones he had bought for the dogs, and was glad they didn't suffer for sharing with us.
Except for our peculiar sleep patterns, we're all doing well. My cousin's daughter is in Boston, apartment-bound with Covid-19. It sure sounds like an illness to avoid if you can: they had headaches so painful they couldn't sleep, followed by chills and exhaustion so strong they couldn't even get out of bed. And these are young adults, this is clearly not an illness just for oldsters.
Will post back when I get my act together about bringing over the scale.