Friday, December 19, 2008

Sensible Eating...

I don't know what came over me when I went to Wal-Mart Wednesday but I picked up a couple bags of potato chips. Yeah, a couple, one in regular flavor and one in the sour cream/cheddar flavor. I have been wanting them so badly lately. Just a few with a sandwich would be nice. And the last time I had chips I was pretty careful to ration them out a few at a time. So I thought what the heck, I can do this. They stayed unopened until yesterday. I decided I'd give them a try. I opened the plain ones and counted out one portion. I brought them to the computer to munch on while I read and commented on some blogs. Well...I didn't enjoy them at all. The taste wasn't nearly as satisfying as I'd thought it would be. I did finish off the portion and then had a few peanuts to wash away the yucky taste of the chips. What's with that, anyway? Am I morphing into a healthy eater? This just couldn't be happening to me. I put a chip-clip on the bag and tossed them on top of the fridge way in the back. Still haven't tried the cheddar ones and at this point I really have no desire to do so, so they are right beside the other ones for the time being.

Cake...remember the cake I told you about that my friends had brought. It was/is about 5 inches long and about 3 by 3, in the cutest little ceramic baking loaf dish. I still have about 3 bites left!!! Yeah, I've made it last for 5 days instead of the 4 I had planned. One reason is that I refused to cut myself a piece and set down with it. I just kept a fork near by and took a bite whenever I wanted something sweet after a meal. This has worked out really well.

It's been a couple of "gloomy Gus" days here and I'm not complainin'. At least all this precipitation is in the form of rain and not snow. The road up the mountain is clear of snow and ice so I don't have to worry about slip/sliding down or up. I'll take the soggy ground anytime as long as the road stays clear. Usually after the first snow fall the road stays icy all winter but since there's been so much rain it's all gone as of now. I'm sure now that I've stated that fact we'll have a great snow fall soon and the road will be horrible so I'm knocking on wood just in case.

Gonna have some oriental chicken over pasta for supper. And since I have been eating a lot of beans instead of chicken I'm actually looking forward to it for a change.

I must confess that I haven't been very diligent with my exercise. I only did the Richard Simmons DVD 4 times and haven't thought about it in about a week. It's just so boring exercising alone. I get all fired up when I try something new then it gets boring and I quit. I've got about 5 DVD's of different types of exercise and different people that I could change them around and not get bored with any one of them, but the aloneness gets to me. Just don't know how you all keep at it.

Have a great weekend. Enjoy all the Christmas doings going on. But don't forget what the season is really all about.


angienicholas said...

good for you o the chips. I have done that before gone without something for a long time then craved caved in and had it and it wasn't all that great did that twice with Tim Bits you think that I would have learned the first time but oh well. Next time I will know better. We both will have a great weekend and an even better holiday hope you'll be spending it with family? Angie

Anonymous said...

I've been noticing that a lot of foods that I really used to like just seem too heavy or greasy for me these days. That's ok, none of them tend to be health foods!

Good luck with the weather, it's been raining here, almost cold enough to snow, but not quite. Good thing, it would really shut the city down completely

JC said...

Good for you. I haven't eaten regular chips in so long; I don't remember what they taste like. I do like the Pringles FF chips but just a few will do. I believe you do call that change.

I don't care for exercising alone either but I do anyway.

Stay safe and warm and have a great weekend.

grammy said...

Sounds like you are doing good in the eating area. Good for you. I have not been walking and I feel guilty. I use to walk in the house, but this blogging thing keeps me here instead of walking. Hmmm, guess I will have to figure that out and fix it. I never ended up posting a picture of the frame and picture my daughter-in-law gave me. If you want to see pictures go to my other blog. I fool around there trying to decide what pics to post. It has a lot. If you go back a little ways it has the picture of the picture in a there is a glare. Hope that is the right address (o:

SeaShore said...

Good for you with the chips and the cake. I'd like to imagine that one day I'll be the same, but I don't see it happening soon!

Candace MacPherson said...

What? What is the season really about? Food? Cakes? Turkey left-overs? Thank goodness I have re-evaluated that. I'll enjoy some time with my Mom, her Mel, my Bro, Hub and Kids. Have a great one Debbie.