Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Peanut Butter Solution

I've lost weight. More than I ever thought I would or could. I quit eating bread. I quit eating sugar. Quite frankly, I quit eating just about everything for a little while there. I was quite happy with yogurt, bananas, powerade and popcorn. Okay, I wasn't quite that bad, but close. I made it through the crisis and got the weight loss stopped. I never thought I would have a hard time stopping.  I'm happy where I am now and hopefully will be able to maintain it. (The Holiday's worry me a bit--customers bring  us plates of sweets and they get left back in our break area. During the nice weather I've sat outside during my breaks to distance myself from temptation; that's become difficult with the cold weather!) Anyway, back to the point of this little narrative. When I quit eating bread, I quit eating butter. Which was my biggest fat source. Somehow I missed the memo that said if you suddenly cut fat, your follicles go dormant and your hair falls out! Everything I read said maybe it'll come back, maybe it won't. I didn't have alot to start with. No, I didn't go totally bald, but I was starting to worry. I added peanut butter to my diet-- good fat! I do seem to be getting some back, so fingers crossed. For some reason, people have just noticed and I can't tell you how many times in the last few weeks I've been asked if I was sick. I think I'm going to start giving people puppy dog eyes and a little smile and not say anything! Small town like this- the stories could get good. Hell, they might have a benefit for me!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Good News!

I just read that The Freedom To Marry bill is headed to Governor Quinn's desk and he promised to sign it. Yeah, my State is actually doing something right!

Friday, November 1, 2013

How Is It Already November?

I bought this lawn chair at an auction two months ago for $2.00. I used to have one that we got as a Wedding gift 25 years ago and I hunted and hunted for it in the garage until my husband told me it fell apart a couple of years ago. (I don't remember it falling apart--I bet it's up in the rafters and he just didn't want to get up and find it!) Anyway, I bought this chair. Almost every evening after work, I've sat in it, catching the sun shine that hits perfectly there at 4 p.m., popped a Corona, put in my earplugs and read for about a half-hour before going in and starting dinner. Well, I think we're done for the season and I see withdrawal in my immediate future. I usually look forward to early Winter, shorter days, cozying up with a blanket on the couch with a cup of hot tea watching TV or reading. This year I'm dreading it. I'm not ready for cold weather. I just want sunshine! I keep thinking I need to put the chair away before we get bad weather, but there has been the occasional nice evening. We got a new schedule at work, tho, so I'm going to be working until 6 p.m. most nights. (That's another story for another time.) I guess I'll fold it up and find a place for it this weekend. And probably cry a little bit.