Three days after Thanksgiving, No problem with over eating on Thanksgiving this year. I don't care much for turkey and I've got the neighbours and well meaning friends trained to not even bother to bring me anything to eat. It might make them feel good but they know NOT what they are doing, to themselves or their families, and they sure don't want to hear what I've got to say to them. Bah humbug! oh yeah, that's supposed to be for Christmas. The laundry room is cold and that's where the scales are so I weighed with all my clothes on but no shoes. That's going to have to do until it warms up a lot more.
I did go see mom at the nursing home TG and she'd decided to not eat their TG dinner so that made it a lot easier not having to deal with her usual telling me to eat, eat, eat during lunch. Lots of relatives were visiting their loved ones and the parking spaces were full. No problem I jumped the curb and parked in the field and others started doing the same thing. It was a good trouble free trip, mom is doing pretty well all things considered, much better than most of them there. Mom was a nurse and for while she thinking she was still a nurse and running the place but her mind has improved somewhat now and she's not barking orders out to the staff like she was. Maggie (my dog ) always enjoys the ride and seeing mom, and mom enjoys seeing Maggie. Mom dug into her hidden stash and gave me 6 dollars to buy gas and told me to spend what was left on myself. 150 mile round trip and 6 dollars doesn't buy much gas and I sure don't need her 6 dollars but I thanked her and put it in my pocket. I always tell the head nurse about things like that so they can track what comes and goes with the clients.
Yesterday was a nice day up to 72F here and I put 11 miles on the bike. A south wind, and I did a nitrostat tablet against the wind heading out, then it was easy peddling and enjoyable the rest of the way. The stable angina is much better than six years ago but it's never gone completely away, chest pain or discomfort sometimes when I do things that require extra exertion. . From what I've read it's 50/50 going the medication way or stents so I'll continue like I have unless something changes.
I peddled out to the Dollar Tree store and got some frozen veggies and a plastic Snowman and a solar powered Santa for mom's room and a couple of oven mittens for me. Why the oven mittens? For walking Maggie when it's cold. I've got lots of gloves but my fingers still get cold, mittens should work better and since I'm not into style these ought to work just fine. Actually they look pretty decent for a dollar each. Maybe I'll put a Nike logo on them and impress the high steppers.
Today, a cold front has come through 39mph wind from the north and it's 34 F, there won't be any bike riding or dog walking. I don't mind walking in the cold if the wind isn't to bad and Maggie loves the cold but we aren't walking until the wind dies down, I'm not even sticking my head out the door.
December is a week away and yep, I've gained a few pounds, today is going to be a fasting day. I'm adjusting to the colder weather and it should be easier now. That was one of the problems when I fasted last spring, staying warm. Either I'm getting better at salesmanship or folks are just paying more attention but they seem to be listening and questioning me more about this diet/weight loss thing I did. They don't like what they hear but some of them aren't turning their noses up like they were. Even my sisters who are retired RNs seem to be wondering if there might be something to this fasting thing. They learned nutrition years ago and this stuff is pretty far out to them. It was to me also, it takes what it takes to get us here.
I'll keep posting through the holiday season,
This was in the Tulsa paper yesterday, I'm guessing I'm probably one of three in Oklahoma that read the entire article, our state ranks as one of the highest in obesity. https://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/featur ... 6d716.html
I'm still reading and watching everything I can about plant based, meat, high fat, low carb,, high carb. whatever, I've got an open mind about this and really haven't decided what might be best for me but for now it's plants, main thing is very little of highly processed foods with added sugar and high fructose corn syrup. You have to read the labels, read read read.
OK, that's enough for now,