Halloween is my sister's favorite Holiday.
She loves the
decorations, the trick or treaters
, handing out the candy
, putting out the pumpkins
, and most of all eating the candy.
I have to admit, I also like doing all of those things. But, I can't eat that kind of stuff anymore. So my sis has been bugging me as to where I hid the Halloween candy I bought a few weeks ago. I told her it is hiding
right in plain sight as it has been for the whole time since I bought it. And in a room we both use. I finally caved in and said check looking in the dining room on the buffet. She sits right across from it when we eat, my back is to it, but she should have seen it sitting there this entire time. I love playing tricks on her, well she does it to me too, so we're even.
Since my surgery, my tastes have changed.
I no longer want coffee
with cream, I like drinking herbal tea.
and water with Mio. A water enhancer. Since I am eating soft foods now, I am re-learning to cook again. For instance, Our big freezer's door was not shut completely one night. When we woke the next morning Everything in there was thawed
YIKES! We cooked all day and the next. I made hamburgers, steaks and dogs in my Flavor Wave counter top cooker/grill. Then I took her ground turkey she just browned, put it with some of the peppers she just cooked, and a few other things and made Turkey Chili. She then browned the ground chicken and made Sloppy Hens, I guess. Next day she cooked the bacon and the she marinated chicken breast in sweet onion salad dressing and I put it in a crock pot. I also cooked two Smart Ones entrees, since they are the right kind, I can now eat them. It will take me two meals to eat them but I can do it.
What I learned from that experience is incredible. I now know that I can cook food a healthy way, freeze what is left over and have it again, and possibly again. That saves me money in the long run. Now I know what foods I really like, it's chicken and fish instead of burgers and fries. I like my soft cooked veggies. I can make mock mashed potatoes from cauliflower. I am learning to make all kinds of soup. I can blend up broccoli to make cream of broccoli soup. I also made butternut squash soup. I love my kitchen appliances now. I use them quite frequently.
Have you noticed I didn't make any cookies, pies, or cakes? Not because we don't have the packages, because we do. Instead I am making Jell-o, I love to make those Jell-o Jigglers. I have some of the molds and they are just FUN to eat. I am finding new recipes on Spark People that I can make for myself, and Carol makes her own food the way she likes it.
So this Surgery I had and the Freezer door not shutting was a good thing in my life. When I get paid this month, I am going to buy the kind of things that are more appealing to me. I can't even believe that chocolate candy was sitting there and I did not even try to open it. The cake, cookies and brownie mixes are sitting on the shelf where I get the food I want, but I pay no attention to them. They stopped calling my name. I can only eat 1/2 cup of food at a time, so I eat 4-6 times a day. it is very hard for me to journal my eating even though it is a small amount. That is one habit I need to get into. I did pretty good for a couple of weeks, then I fell off the wagon, so to speak.
My Brand New GOAL: Start logging into Spark People and journal my new kind of foods and drinks. And also get that Wii Fit Plus going and log my exercise. Since my Spark Tracker fell apart and I had to throw it away, I don't have anyway to track my steps. I am also planning to get a New Tracker that I can hook up to SP, I really was addicted to seeing how far I walked that day.
So there you have it. All my new changes will make a new me. Actually it is going back to my previous self when I was a cook. I like going back to these old way of doing things. I don't know if I will be getting back into my aerobics, But Never say Never, is what I've been told. These changes just feel right. More right then my old self going out to eat fast food everytime I turn around. And forgetting all about any kind of exercise. That grease is just not appealing to me, but the exercising is starting to look like the way I used to look at exercise. It's not work, it's FUN!
On that note, I am going to start up that Wii, and then finish my breakfast. Then get ready to visit the Doc, one month after surgery check up. Hoping you will see more of me, but seeing less of me.
See you Lighter!