Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Roundup

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

Author Unknown

Good morning all, and what a wonderful morning it is.  Yesterday morning was a bit too warm and humid for me.  One doesn't know how to dress in this weather.  Absolutely loved my class yesterday.  Such an awesome teacher with an impressive array of licenses... BBA, MBA, MS and Ph.D and several Board certifications.  Unlike the other teacher, this one is not afraid to take questions and can answer anything you throw at him.

A cancer survivor who'd been sent home to die in the early 90's, he took control of his life and started looking into alternatives and nutrition.  And what the doctors didn't do, he did for himself...and then went back to school for a degree.  When he went back to the hospital to share his knowledge they didn't want to hear of it.  Of course not, there is no money to be made in a cure. So, he went into teaching to give back what he has learned and has been at Brooklyn College ever since.

As for me, because I am a pre-diabetic, he told me I was eating too much fruit.  TOO MUCH FRUIT???? How can one eat too much?  But, some are higher in sugar and those are the ones I adore and eat every day. Try to limit how much I eat and substitute with veggies instead.  Now, I love veggies as well, but not as a snack.  And I honestly don't like raw veggies.  I was thinking of steaming some and using a healthy dip.  Any suggestions?  

Lost another .6 at Weight Watchers.  Now I know I have overcome that 40 pound hurdle. 

Now, not only are my clothes hanging off me, but so are my coats and I can't afford new ones. . Aside from a couple of spring jackets and one very heavy winter coat, the rest just hang off me. So I am not sure what to wear today. It's too cool for the spring and too warm for the winter. Plus with the rain. Whoever knew that losing weight would cause so many problems....but aside from not having enough to buy anything new right now, I am definitely not complaining. I'll take my health any day of the week.

I'm so proud of myself I have to brag. Left the house early so I could get to school before the heavy rain. I don't mind getting wet on the way home because I can change my clothes, but getting wet on the way in and sitting in the wet clothes is another story. Well, I got to school about 11:15 and my class started at 12:10 so I had already decided before I left that I would sit in the cafeteria and have a little lunch.

Well, here I am surrounded by pizza, overstuffed sandwiches, a full buffet, hamburgers and fries, and an awesome looking pudding parfait, and what did I choose? Tuna on a bed of lettuce and a fruit salad for dessert. Nice and healthy and pretty low on points. Of course, knowing that tomorrow morning is my weigh in may have had a little something to do with my choice.

 Whole wheat bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.

Have a good one.


  1. Good for you!! It's so hard to resist all that really bad, but very good food, isn't it? Oh, I love fruit, but yes, it's full of sugar. You could cook some veggies ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator for a snack. Just an idea.

  2. I never eat fruit because they make my hypoglycemia even worse! Well done on the weight loss milestone! The clothes thing is an issue for me too. What size to get if you are in a weight loss path? You definitely do not want to spend money on clothes that will eventually also become obsolete, but you can't go around with everything baggy and huge. What about thrift stores?

  3. Congratulations on the weight loss.
    You are right, healthy is a MUCH better option. One that I need to choose more often.