Down 43 pounds this morning -- the lowest point I've hit since going plant strong (I hit this point once before, last summer). Makes me want to keep on the straight and narrow. I was sitting here this morning just CRAVING macaroni and cheese. I had to go to the bank today, so I thought, "I deserve a treat. I'll swing by Wendy's and get two containers for lunch."
We really can talk ourselves into almost anything, can't we? One container of Wendy's mac-and-cheese has 370 calories -- 46% of those calories from FAT. And they're side dishes -- if you want to have it for lunch, like I did, you really need two containers for a whopping 740 calories and 38 grams of fat!!! And that's how I TREAT myself???
Needless to say, after stepping on the scale and seeing how good I'm doing and thinking that weighing less will undoubtedly help my knees and other joints -- I passed. I went to the bank and came right back home. I had one of my fake tuna sandwiches for lunch and now I'm having a pineapple-banana-papaya-mango-strawberry smoothie. And it IS a treat!!! I'm excited to be back on the losing bandwagon again. Maybe I will lose weight, get new knees, and treat myself to a trip to the outlet mall down in south Alabama for a new wardrobe. It could happen!!!
Alisha posted a bunch of pictures of their vacation and here's one of Kael that I really like. He was over here on Saturday explaining to me that the Gulf was "too salty, Nana." Can't argue with that! (Click on the picture to see a larger version.)
I am enjoying reading my book about New York City. Even better, I'm watching the documentary that goes along with the book. I have Amazon Prime (which is worth every penny they charge me for it and then some), so there are a bunch of movies that I can watch for free and this documentary series is one of them. It was on PBS originally and ended just before 9/11, so they did one more episode, I think (I'll know more about it when I get to that point). I've only watched one episode so far, and read the corresponding chapter -- I am VERY smart about New York City up through 1825!!! The next episode/chapter covers the next forty years, hitting the immigrant explosion (especially the influx of Irish) and some of the troubles that entailed. I sure do love New York. If I ever have more money than I know what to do with, I'll spend a few months a year up there. My two favorite things: museums and Central Park. Or Central Park and museums. I do love the park.
My big accomplishments today have been showering (which EXHAUSTS me), stripping the bed and laundering the sheets, and when that's done I'll toss in the towels. I did a few bill paying things and otherwise I've been pretty useless. Dinner tonight is leftovers, so it couldn't be easier for me!