It was thunder storming today, so we didn't get to go to the creek. Which was good, because I needed a break! I can't believe the boys aren't sick of it yet.
I didn't mention this yesterday, because I didn't know much about it at the time.. my friend Tammy's husband, Stan, is writing a book about blogging. He already signed his book contract and it's all in the works now, but he wanted to interview me for his book. (Rather than having just the big-name celebrity bloggers, he wanted to show that "normal" people blog as well, and it impacts their lives--which I am a good example of).
So yesterday evening, I met with Stan and Tammy at a coffee shop for the interview. It was actually really fun to talk about blogging with someone! I don't know many bloggers (in real life, anyway), so I don't get to talk about it much.
Blogging has become such a huge part of my life, and I absolutely love it, so naturally I would like to talk about it with someone that knows what I'm talking about ;) Stan has a great blog called Pushing Social which is actually about blogging. I so wish I had known about his expertise when I thought I wanted to switch to Wordpress and was completely overwhelmed!
Yesterday, I made an old favorite for lunch--Indian Lentil Soup. I forgot just how good it is! I've always said that the hardest part about eating vegetarian would be to give up broth. I cook a LOT of soup in the fall and winter. Despite the fact that I love to cook, I hate making homemade broth, so I just buy the base (like a paste) that you mix with water. I've seen vegetable stock at the store, but it's super expensive.
Anyway, the last time I was at Gordon's, I was super excited to find this:
Yesterday, I had the soup with a spinach salad for lunch (which I didn't like, so I chose not to have salad again today). Today I had the soup and an apple with granola for lunch. Both yesterday and today, I felt full until dinnertime--that never happens!
Lunch is always a hard meal for me, because I never know what to have. Then I'm always hungry again an hour later, and that is prime binge-time for me. Making a batch of the soup didn't take long, and now I can have leftovers all week.
I've been doing pretty good this week as far as eating goes, so I hope to see a loss on the scale tomorrow. I had a couple of bad days at the beginning of the week, so it could be a wash. Tomorrow we're going to a party at my mom's house, so it will be hard to stay on track, but I'm going to do what I used to do while I was losing weight--eat before I go.
The party is at 1:00, so I will just eat lunch before I go, and then have something ready to eat when I get home. I'm going to make fruit salad to bring with me, so if I'm hungry, I'll have a cup of that. Jerry is watching what he eats right now too--he hasn't gained more than a couple of pounds, but he said he really likes where his weight is right now and he is worried about gaining because of the habits we seem to have picked up lately.
The other day, after reading all the book suggestions, I was really in the mood to read. The library was closed, so I just looked at my shelf (which contains very few books--just some my sister gave me that I've been meaning to read for a while).
I picked one called The Wrong Mother, by Sophie Hannah, and I really like it so far. It's suspenseful, which keeps me interested enough to keep reading. But I've requested (at the library) quite a few of your suggestions. I'm sure they're all going to become available at once, and I'll have 10 books to read in three weeks, lol. That always happens to me--I can never decide what one to pick, so I pick too many, and can't possibly read them all. But some of them are pretty popular, because there was a long waiting list.
Baseball again tonight if it doesn't get called off because of a thunder storm!