Friday, September 14, 2012


Sometimes the most
important thing in a whole
day is the rest we take
between two deep breaths,
or the turning inwards in
prayer for five
short minutes.

Etty Hillesum

Ah, another Friday. This is the day I wait for every week. Sometimes I wonder if I am just wishing my life away.  Of course, every day is special in its own way, but I have always loved Friday. And this Friday is special because of the graduation tonight.  It will definitely be a long day, to be sure. I probably won't get home until about 9 pm tonight. There are so many speeches to be made and food to be eaten. I do hope they have last year's menu. If so, the food is going to be awesome. Let me tell you, they  had the best potato salad I have ever eaten and the barbecued ribs fell right off the bone. 

And,  I've already planned out my menu so I can indulge. I've been doing so well on my diet.  I haven't weighed myself lately, but my clothes are fitting better.  But even moreso, I do worry about my blood pressure and sodium intake so I try hard not to go above 1000 mg.  Usually I stay 5-600 mg which is why my blood pressure lowered. Of course, I haven't tested that lately either.  Have to remind myself next week to have the nurse here at work check it out. I've discovered that Kelloggs Mini Wheats have no sodium, so I figured that will be tomorrow's breakfast, while lunch will be a fruit salad and a slab of my sodium free Swiss Cheese. That leaves plenty of room for dinner without any added guilt

Speaking of barbecued ribs, a friend on the fitness site I belong to gave me a for low sodium barbecued beef, and I plan to try my hand at it this weekend since it is a cooking weekend.  I can't wait to try it. I also found a low sodium recip
e for Asian Salisbury Steaks with sauteed Watercress and whole wheat fusilli with beef ragu. I know, they sound complicated, but they don't look so hard.  I'll let you know on Monday.

Here's wishing you all  a relaxing carefree weekend.
See you on Monday.


  1. I agree about friday - although my friday is usually a Wednesday or Thursday now. I don't think we are wishing our week away, but I think most of us enjoy the things we do on our days off more than what we do at work. You are doing great sticking to your diet! The ribs and potato salad sounds GREAT!!!! Enjoy!

  2. Now that you're on a low sodium diet and have weaned your taste buds off salt, you'll probably find that food prepared by others tastes much too salty now. Sometimes unbearably salty and you'll wonder "How can people EAT that?"

  3. Have a wonderful evening; I know everyone has worked hard to get to this point!
    Enjoy the food, too, and have a super weekend!

  4. Happy weekend Mary what a delightful post. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    hugs and blessings Sharon

  5. You're doing so well eating for your body, Mary! I'd be struggling to unless I found delish. recipes like you are. Have fun at the graduation and have a good weekend.

  6. I love your quote today very much speaks to my heart.

    Here's wishing for you a wonderful evening Graduation, Dinner, and a more delightful weekend!

    Your recipes sound scrumptious! :)
    All My Love,

  7. Hope your weekend is coming along beautifully and you are putting your feet up!