Friday, October 23, 2009

Dance in the Rain

It's raining. Rain can be nice, but it can also be an excuse. I do like sitting indoors drinking cocoa and looking out at the rain. I really love lying in bed at night listening to rain on the roof. But I had plans for today. I haven't exercised for 3 days, so I wanted to at least get out and do some walking around town, hit the Farmer's Market which closes at the end of the month, and just have a nice time with my daughter. When I saw the rain, I sighed. Oh well. That sucks. Have to stay in.

Then I started thinking. Why the heck does my child have a pair of rain boots and a raincoat? She's never used them. Wouldn't she be excited to go out and do some puddle jumping? What's a little mud, anyway? Yeah. We can still go out. I don't have to use rain as an excuse to abandon my plans!

So in a half hour I'll be getting her geared up and trying to find some kind of rain-resistant jacket and shoes for myself. I don't think I have anything, but if I get my sweatshirt wet that's okay.

This morning, I made myself another veggie-rich breakfast: an omelet. I sauteed some chopped onion, diced zucchini, chopped mushrooms & tomatoes with 3 oz of cubed ham. When it was all softened and slightly browned, I moved it to a plate. Then I wiped out the pan and poured in some Egg Beaters. A bit of Mrs. Dash, an ounce of grated cheddar-pepper-jack cheese, and a few minutes covered with a lid gave me a nice firm omelet shell. I poured in the veggies and ham, folded it over and slid it only my plate. It was a delicious breakfast with a slice of whole wheat toast and some mandarin orange green tea.

I really enjoy my food! I feel like I am enjoying it more than ever. The taco soup last night was divine, with light sour cream, cheddar and a few crumbled corn chips on top. And this weekend I'll be making another pot of delicious turkey vegetable soup with the roasted turkey bones I have in my freezer. Cooking is fun... eating is fun. Everything tastes wonderful and it never gets boring! A square of dark chocolate fits in every so often, too. Delicious! This is how I know I can stick with this FOR LIFE. I can easily eat this way FOREVER. If I can stay off the junk, and not get "triggered", I will enjoy eating the way I am eating NOW when I have lost all my excess weight. That is, I think, a key to success.

Scale says: 234.

19 comments:

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Lyn. "Forever" eating already ... Brilliant!

Happy Friday to you,
Bearfriend xx

Autumnforest said...

You sound like you've found your groove.

Chupsie said...

I love food too, especially when you can make something new and exciting, my pallet jumps for joy! oh and me and my lil one will be going out in the rain too today! its funny to see her reaction to the rain drops!

Tina said...

Lyn you're doing so well! I've had a smile on my face when I read all your posts this week. Your breakfast sounds delish and I hope you enjoyed jumping in the mud puddles. You definitely sound like a new person! Great job!!!

Angela said...

You Rock!!!

MissyM said...

I love food too. And I love eating healthy!!

You and your little one will have so much fun playing in the rain and mudpuddles today. I remember my mama and daddy use to let Abby (my daughter) play in the mud all the time.

antgirl said...

It's nice to hear you being so positive and bubbly. Gooooo! [go not goo, lol]

It's raining here, too. So dreary ...

{ALL} for a Better Life said...

You are so inspiring! YOU ROCK!

bbubblyb said...

Hope you and the girl have a wonderful time out in the rain. Your food always sounds so yummy.

Sarabei said...

There's something about playing in the rain that makes you feel carefree, even if just for a bit. It's good for recharging. Hope you had fun!

Jenn said...

While you're dancing in the rain, don't forget to sing as well. I hear it burns more calories. ;)

Hope you and your daughter have fun! I know my own little girl loves puddle jumping.

Sandy said...

I love your attitude. We've had rain here all day, and I always let it get me blue.

Steelers6 said...

'k, I wanted me some of that breakfast... =)

I think u see the food prep & intake as a challenge right now, and you are rising to that challenge, girl!!

It is amazing how one's palate does change. I really want veggies now. I could still go fairly wacky, I suspect on sweets, though, so I am trying to avoid and focus.

Happy wkend, Chrissy

Jane said...

Good for you! It sounds like you are feeling great :) You are very inspiring to so many people, thank you for letting us read your blog..

kelly said...

Love your blog. I've commented a few times before. It really sounds like you've had something click! You are talking long-term with enthusiasm. You go, girl!!

Larkspur said...

I agree, "forever eating" is key. You have to enjoy your food and yet keep it in its proper place. Breakfast sounds good, I'll have to try it!

screwdestiny said...

Way to not let the rain ruin your plans! I hope you and your daughter had a fun time.

Hanlie said...

Going out in the rain can be such fun! I just exchange my glasses for contact lenses and then I don't mind how wet I get!

Diana said...

This is definitely the best way to eat. And I'm glad you've found a way that works for you :)