Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Comes when you sit around waiting to feel good again! Tonight, I made PChoice Mac and Cheese for supper, thinking that since I forgot to eat lunch, I could splurge on the calories. So, I made the macaroni, and served it up with pickled beets. Now, if there is one thing in life that I dearly love, it is pickled beets. But, nibble by nibble, the jar was gone between the two of us. Of course, now it is four in the morning, and I have a tummyache, and I know full well what did it! Ah well. I learned my lesson...until next time!

Other than that? It has been a pretty uneventful day. I wish I had something exciting to report, but this bug has laid me low. I need to get my prescriptions renewed, but I am afraid of going into the doctors office with a weakened immune system. I don't know how doctors stay alive, with the number of germs they are exposed to! I have a feeling this is a tough Thompson germ...I mean really, it would have to be to survive there, wouldn't it? LOL


Breakfast: 2 eggs, toast & butter, milk

Supper: 1.5 cups of mac and cheese, I don't know how many beets...that is my story, and I am sticking to it. One of these days, I will learn how to convert these jars that give ml measurements, and a calorie count for gms. Quite a few, I would say.

Snack: two apples and a bag of cheetos -- so good when eaten together!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Well, this day was another write off! I couldn't go out, so the day went rather quickly...time does that when you drift in and out of naps!

Breakfast: Same old, same old...eggs & toast, coffee & milk, 2 slices of bacon (my goodness this stuff lasts and lasts...still on the original package! When it goes, though, i don't think I will replace it for quite some time!)

Lunch: woops. That maple popcorn will never find its way into our house again. How can I resist the maple sugary, pecan, almond, cashew cranberry goodness? I am only human. Sigh.

Supper: 3 oz chicken, mixed veggies, stuffing - this was stuffing I bought from Costco, and it was horrible. Very salty. It is not like me to not eat stuffing, and I really could not finish this. It goes back tomorrow when hubby takes my car in for snow tires.

Snack: Since I didn't finish my stuffing, there was a nice calorie gap in the diet that two bags of All Dressed chips and a diet pop filled nicely. While clicking through channels mindlessly, I realized that there is nothing good on TV anymore. Do I sound like a cranky old lady?

Another thing I noticed, was that when heated on the stove, in a pot, with water, frozen vegetables seem to come alive. I have been nuking them for years, but I think that from now on, I will do the stove top thing. I wonder why they tasted better?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Miserable, rotten cold...

has us both down for the count. So, last night it was early to bed, late to rise this morning. Feeling somewhat rested, but still not myself. The good news is? To spite my activity level of minus zero, my travel weight is coming off. All in all, bit by bit, day by day. Whew. I am having an issue with some maple popcorn with cranberries and nuts that mysteriously found its way into my shopping cart at Costco yesterday. Man, is it GOOD! LOL I have been faithfully measuring out a cup, and then doubling it to make up for the bits I sneak out of hubby's dish, and the kernels that pop into my mouth when I am doling it out. Best to eat it all up and then never let this happen again...or? Eat in moderation, dragging out the agony! LOL Either way, I am counting it. Made a rather coma inducing lunch today.

Breakfast: Served by hubby's own little hands. 2 eggs, toast & butter, milk, coffee with coffee whitener, that decadent precooked bacon..mmmmm....

Lunch: 2 cups of aforementioned popcorn, coffee

Supper: Chinese food...chicken chow mien (bean sprouts, not noodles)chicken balls and an egg roll. No rice. Just a vehicle for the sweet and sour sauce, so not good for me at all, even on the best of days. I can get away with the sauce on the chicken balls though! Moderation, moderation, moderation.

Snacks: 2 apples, 1 oz Cheetos, 1oz all dressed chips I know, I know, but it was movie night and I am sick, darn it!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Somehow, I lost a day. Haven't been feeling all that great, so have spent a lot of time in my easy chair. Today, though, I made the effort to clean myself up for a public appearance. An appointment, a little shopping, and now? Two movies and a baked potato with cottage cheese. Numm!

Breakfast: 2 pieces of rye toast & butter, 2 eggs, 2 pieces of that nifty bacon - yep, again. Milk, too. All the necessities are in this breakfast. The rest of the day's food is entirely recreational!

Lunch: mandarin orange

supper: Cottage cheese, half a baked potato, butter. Greek salad. Strawberries for dessert, while watching movies!

Snacks: Movie night, so a small bag of chips, and a chocolate bar.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What is on the books for today?

Well, breakfast is over and done. After that? I am a free agent. My pillow is calling...very loudly, I might add, so I just may crawl back into bed with my heating pad...seems the right thing to do on this chilly dark day! Hope somebody out there is feeling perkier than me, or this old world is in more trouble than I thought!

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 piece of toast & butter

Lunch: cheez whiz and bacon sandwich

Supper:dairymilk bar strikes again...

Snack: can I ever be creative when hubby is out of town? Another cheez whiz/bacon butty....

Soooooo bad these days. But hey. At least I am honest. Sigh.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I totally crashed was lovely to be in my big comfy chair, and snooze the day away! Nothing done in the house at all, and just basic feeding. Of course, there was an incident with the Dairymilk chocolate bar. It lost. MMMM good. The travel weight is coming off, but what a shocker it is when you step on the scale after two weeks, and find that your labours of the past six months have disappeared. Sigh. At least from all this? I know that I can survive famines without having to adjust my waistbands.

So, here is my menu plan for today:

Breakfast: breakfast "sandwich" - messy, but so good. 2 slices of rye toast, 2 T Cheez Whiz, 2 eggs, 2 slices of precooked Kirkland bacon (80 calories) A bit messy, but soooooooo good! No butter on the toast cuts that little expense to make way for the bacon!

Lunch: Slept in until eleven! Had 'fastlunch' - see above. Snacked at three on three Nice cookies. Gotta love those things. Of course, that took away any motivation to cook supper, so

Supper: 8 T antipasto, 12 crackers...lost interest in cooking at this point. Who knows what will lure me at snack time?

Monday, November 17, 2008

A brand new week....

and lots to put in it. Hubby left at the crack of dawn this morning, and I won't be seeing hide nor hair of him until Friday, when we have a lunch date at Hy's. I really don't care what I eat there, as long as it fits into the program. I just like the feel of the place. Cozy. Homey. There is something very comforting about being served by waiters in little white jackets, full aprons and a towel over their arm. It just says decadence!

The weekend will be jam packed again, so I need to get all my ducks in a row in the house before all else. It has been over two months since our windows were covered, and it is getting a bit tiresome changing in the bathroom at night! So, after the initial cleaning and laundry is done, I really must break out of my cocoon and find some curtain rods so we don't have to continue living in a fish bowl!

Menu Plan for Today:

Breakfast: two slices of rye toast, one egg, cheez whiz, bacon (120 cals - precooked stuff is great, and not fatty...for bacon, that is!)
Lunch: just finished breakfast at 11:52, so I will count snack at three as lunch.... crackers and antipasto...if I can get the jar open.

Snack: apples

It is so good to be home and to be able to plan out my food for the day, rather than depend on the whims of someone else...the daily soup and special at a restaurant! I don't have any idea why they feel obliged to put extra fat into doesn't even taste good. But they do it. And then, to balance it out? They give you twice as much as you need to eat...maybe three times as much. As a society, it is just one more time when excess becomes the norm.
Maybe the latest financial plummet will change people's attitudes to a more frugal mindset? I would love to go to a restaurant and get just enough food, rather than piles of the calorie laden stuff!
There is my rant for the day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ah, the good life....

I could never understand people that didn't love being home. After running the roads for over two weeks, I am more than content with the simple things. My own bed, my own kitchen....this morning, I had two lovely eggs, and three slices of that precooked bacon stuff. Two slices are eighty calories, and what a nice taste sensation it is - for 120 calories, I am good to go until supper time, because of the bit of extra protein, and fat. Managing diabetes is odd, because fat and protein are your friends, but a glass of orange juice can send me through the roof!

Breakfast: 2 eggs, rye toast & butter, three slices of bacon and two cups of coffee...nummmmy~

Lunch: Who wants it? It is 12:20 and I am still full.

Supper: Planning on baking a chicken breast, and making a caesar salad. Strawberries with a dollop of cottage cheese and a sprinkling of brown sugar Splenda for dessert.

Snack: oranges adn pretzels

It isn't quite winter here yet, so today's focus is on getting the patio furniture into the garage, and covering the barbeque. I will worry about cleaning it in the spring. Last year, I just had to do it all over again anyway, and if there is one thing I have learned since officially being a Gramma, is that energy is not to be wasted. Why spend time double cleaning when there are more interesting things to do, like contemplating your navel....

Saturday, November 15, 2008


After an eventful trip home, it sure feels good to be back at the keyboard! For some reason, there was a flock of ducks on the highway, that must have been too cold to judge danger levels. May one little fellow rest in peace...better make that pieces. Good thing we are getting a new car...this one has a problem with the front right hand corner now....ick.

Of course, after being away so long, our first stop was Costco. Then Superstore. I found these darling little red shoes for my granddaughter...just couldn't wait to drop that little tidbit into the dialogue! What a treasure she is, and I miss her already. Everyday she added a little something to her repertoire of charming baby tricks. My favourite was a crooked smile a la Popeye when tickled under the chin. She doesn't have full command of the muscle groups but it just adds to her charm. Who knew that new babies could be so entertaining?

It is tough getting used to the traffic after being spoiled by small town life. It took us forever to fight through crowds at both places, but finally, with necessities in hand we made our way home. It is almost eleven, and I am still not unpacked. Far too much mail to wade through, and too many calls to return to get started earlier.

The best diet related thing I have to report, is that I had eggs and toast for supper at about eight o'clock. It has been a good two weeks since I last had my breakfast standard, and my blood sugars tell the unhappy tale. There is something about eggs in the morning that really agrees with day, I am sure that science will catch up to this good thing, but until then, I will use eggs as my secret weapon to balance my blood sugars! I dread stepping on the scales in the morning, because I am sure that I have gained ten pounds.

Too many meals in restaurants. I just can not handle rich food, even in small measures. I had very limited activity - sitting in hospital waiting rooms doesn't require a lot of calories, so I will have to really rev things up this week to get going again.


Sunday, November 2, 2008


The menu was beyond my control today - that is my story, and I am sticking to it.

Breakfast: toast and peanut butter x3 (oh no!) milk, coffee
Lunch: grilled cheese sandwich, carrots, snap peas, diet pop
Supper: Chubby Chicken breast x2, 10 French Fries, home made coleslaw, cinnamon bun

Sigh. tomorrow I promise to do better. Really. I do!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Its a new month....

Full of promise. We are up in Thompson, safe and sound to await the new arrival. In the meantime, I will try my best to stick to the program. My daughter-in-law is absolutely radiant. You can see the shine at twenty paces! It is good to be up here, and see good friends, too, even if they do buy the only pair of 11W boots in town! That, I can easily forgive in exchange for the warmest greetings ever!

So, today the big plan is to pick up a few things from Shoppers - of course, I never remember to bring everything! The trip down was uneventful. We packed plain old turkey sandwiches and bought a chocolate bar and a bag of Doritos. Hey, did I ever claim to be a saint? Supper was a sub and soup...I am not in the mood for subs these days, and only managed to eat about 3" of it. And the broth from the soup. We are funny that way, hubby and I. We share things, and it just turns out. He likes dark meat, I like white. He likes the chunks in soup, and I like the broth. Life works out well sometimes.

Since I am at the mercy of others for my food I will write what I ate yesterday for the next couple of weeks.

Breakfast: eggs, toast, butter, milk
Lunch: 1 turkey sandwich, 2 servings of Doritos and a Dairymilk bar
Supper: three bite sized chocolate bars (darn the hospitality at the hotel desk) half a bowl of soup, quarter of a sub
Snack: 2 oranges, 17 bite sized taco chips (plain)Tim's biscuit with raisins, 1 tsp of butter, 1/4 of a hot chocolate

Considering what I wanted to pack away while in the car, I thought I didn't do too bad. I am aiming not to gain over the next little while, but I am not foolish enough to think that I could actually lose! But hope springs eternal, and maybe with all this thick clean air up here, the extra oxygen will just perk up the old metabolism and I will shed a quick ten pounds? Nah. Didn't think so either!