I know, I know …. I said I would be back to normal today, and I will for the most part. We have a bike ride planned, but we also have copious amounts of chillin’ planned for today. Right now as we speak (or I type), we are sitting quietly together on our back porch, where I spent the day with my daughter. We love it when the weather is nice enough to enjoy the screened porch. We swept most of the fall leaves up and off the deck, (and the porch), that had fallen and collected in the corners, (from the door being left open), and dusted off the cushions yesterday. I am looking forward to the time, in the near future, when we are able to power wash it all down and add in the flowers. It then becomes my haven. My everyday vacation spot. The birds tweet and sing; the chimes resonate with soothing tones, and the water ball makes the serenity complete. The porch is a fantastic place to clear your mind … often Mike and I sit for hours quietly being together in this place … kind of like now … hehe. I know for a many of my good friends — you can’t believe this is true of either of us! But it is! 🙂
I know our Special Day isn’t a very exciting this year, and we usually go somewhere fun … but … and there is a big BUT. The problem with where we wanted to go — we LOVE to eat. I can’t eat … real food … yet. We normally choose a location where we can be Very active, because this is when I generally cheat — or have my rarely allowed foods. SINCE …. this couldn’t happen …. we were stumped as to where to go. Actually, we fiddled around so indecisively that we couldn’t even book something at a decent price …. so we came to the conclusion that we would just save our special get away for when I could eat real food.
One thing that I have discovered on this liquid fast is that MUCH of what Mike and I do together revolves around prolonged activity and food. We snatch time from work over a meal; we go for a ride to nowhere and grab a bite to eat at some local hole in the wall, and we take trips where we like to eat as much as the activities we like to do and the sights we want to see. Our lives revolve around savoring the moments and food. I am sure this will continue once I complete my program and arrive at my desired weight, in part, because I believe that our manner of mixing activity with eating is a good plan. I believe it will keep my weight off if I save my fun eating for special occasions when I have bountiful activity to go with the food. As for all the other special meet and eats Mike and I do — that can be worked into a good general plan. There are always good food choices available at my favorite fooderies. 🙂
Well …. I think I will leave you, for now, with a few photos from last night ….. You all have a GREAT SUNDAY! I know I will, cuz it has already been divine …. S