Working on being healthy in body , mind , spirit..135 lbs lost, then Maintained for a few years, and lately some regained. Working on it -in and out of Pjs
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday was beautiful and sunny and Spring. I'm talking birds singing, blue skies, 70 degrees, flowers and trees blooming everywhere. I even saw a few butterflies. I marked it with a lovely walk/slog (slow jog) at a park and then a trip around the neighborhood with the dogs, allowing them plenty of sniffin time. Dinner: Homemade onion/ mushroom pizza (mamma mia's crust though).
Today, cool and dank with rain and it's somewhere in the 50's. The plan for the day was church, lunch out, and the used book store. We didn't quite make it to church and veered towards IHOP. Rainy and cold makes me want pancakes. Well, I always want pancakes but I'm trying to only have them when I'm really in the right frame of mind.
This trip to Ihop was unlike others in that I actually chose something off the "Ihop for me" menu. These are healthier options that have the nutritional count on the menu. I had harvest nut and grain pancakes with blueberries, sliced bananas, sugar free syrup, egg beaters and turkey bacon. I added the turkey bacon , so the meal came out to about 650 calories which is a lot. But considering, I would normally NOT get the healthier version and therefore eat well over a 1000 calories. This was good. I always drink too much coffee (pot is on the table there) and then make myself drink the glass of water that I got. (Since Atlanta went through a drought last summer I just can't waste water.)
I feel good about this choice. It counted as both breakfast and lunch. A happy trip to the bookstore and only $22 spent for 5 books for hubby and me. Oh goody, more books. Heading now to read the first chapters of a mystery novel in bed before a little Sunday afternoon nap.
I'm a Geek for many things: Food, Pajamas, Coffee, Chocolate, Movies, Books, getting and being fit and healthy, 80's music, and the list goes on and on .....A nurse, a diabetic, I've lost over 130 lbs and have more to go . And I actually enjoy working out.
I chose the names of Ms. PJ Geek and PJ and Pounds because I have happy memories of childhood, coming in dirty and sweaty from playing in the yard. Then taking a bath, putting on a fresh nightgown and feeling all new again . I felt like a princess. Fresh renewal. .........
All names and situations will be changed to protect the innocent and the guilty, and so I can keep my job. While I am a nurse, I do not intend this to be a blog with specific directions or guidelines for healthcare. And.....though I have a college degree, that was a long time ago ya'll, and I don't remember proper punctuation or grammar.