Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Thoughts

Hark! the hours are softly calling
Bidding Spring arise
To listen to the rain-drops falling
From the cloudy skies
To listen to Earth’s weary voices
Louder every day
Bidding her no longer linger
On her charm’d way
But hasten to her task of beauty
Scarcely yet begun.
Adelaide Anne Procter

Good morning family and friends. It's going to continue to warm up here in Brooklyn. Today is an in the kitchen day for me. With 75 degree temps forecast for Monday, I'm already planning on heading to the park on Monday, planning the library on Tuesday, and class on Wednesday so I'll do all my cooking today.

On the menu next week are Korean Beef, Cajun Pork Chops, Salsa Peppered Steak, and Smothered Chicken. Since retirement I'm just loving trying new recipes. 

Well, yesterday at weigh in I put on another .2,  and at first was a bit upset because I seemed to be on an upward spiral. (I never gain two weeks in a row). But, when I checked my weigh in book, I was only .2 over what I was 3 weeks ago. Last week the computers were down and weights were written in so it turns out that they must made a mistake last week, and I had most likely remained the same. So now I'm feeling better. 
My weight loss journey is very important to me so even the smallest gain, especially when it appears to be two weeks in a row bothers me.   I think back to where I was--dangerously high blood pressure, unable to walk a block without losing my breath or finding myself in unbearable pain. unable to find clothes to fit--and I really don't want to be that person again.  

Have a fantastic weekend.


  1. "Smothered Chicken" sounds like it met a violent end!

  2. I too gained a few pounds but I know I'll be able to lose it again therefore I'm not going to be too hard on myself.

    You've done a magnificent job Mary.

    Have a wonderfully peaceful day my friend.

  3. Not wanting to be that person again is going to keep you safe from that fear.