What's on your Sunday menu?

Melody P.
on 12/19/21 2:54 am - TX

Good Sunday morning everyone. Hope that you're having a great weekend.

I have a ton of stuff to do today. I have to finish wrapping stuff. I had a fiasco happen with a shirt I was doing for my brother and I'm super bummed. My mind just isn't capable of thinking right sometimes. It was his Lego shirt and I ruined it. It put me in a bad mood last night that lead to a binge which lead to feeling sick. I'm just so tired y'all.

We exchanged gifts with my aunt Sandra and uncle George yesterday. We had bought her a crystal Eagle at the thrift and after my mom looked at it closer saw that it was marked Waterford. My mom almost didn't want to get it for her months ago but I insisted. A 3 dollar investment and it worth a tiny bit. It was really pretty. I got octopus stuff that I already had LOL. I love cephalopods and once my family finds out something you like that's all you get. I also found out a friend crocheted me a little octopus plushie and I am beyond excited! Also yesterday I organized a little fundraiser for a dear friend going through a hard time. Not a ton of money but enough to get her to January I hope. I'll be sending her more once the check another friend sent gets here(she is in ca Ada and our mutual friend doesn't have PayPal so she is send me the check to cash and send through PayPal). I tell you what...I love getting thoughtful or unexpected gifts..who doesn't? But making someone feel loved is my favorite thing. It is the biggest reward during the dang whole year. Just letting people know that others care...it's just the best. I love it.

I've got laundry to do...need to make another shirt(unfortunately it'll be a white Lego head shirt) and do some cleaning. We have the kids tomorrow and I'm making them cinnamon rolls and fresh bread. It'll be a great distraction. We may have to run to Michaels if I don't have enough iron on stuff...either there or Walmart.

QJB, if you're reading this I hope that you're feeling better!

QOTD: if you could have a trip where money didn't matter(aka deep deep pockets) and there was no hindrance of things like politics and Covid type things...what would it be?

I would want to visit and make the trip my grandpa made in WWII. Land in N.Africa and then sail to Sicily and then all the way up to the Swiss alps and the I do believe he trained folks in Croatia(I know he did this but I'm not 100% sure where it was) after the European theater was over. Esp Monte Cassino...and Rome. I have a lot of pictures of him in Rome. He talked about the other so so much. I think he really loved the Italian people. He always said they helped the soldiers a lot.

Food will be a big ? today. Tomorrow I'm doing a mostly liquid diet just to avoid things that'd upset my stomach.

on 12/19/21 7:17 am
RNY on 06/03/15

Mornin' Weekenders!

well another holiday party last night and another food blow-out. I don't trust myself anymore at these things. At least there are no more "eating events" until Christmas, and that's with family and there won't be much in the way of goodies around, so it might be easier. I hope.

today I'm going to an afternoon Aqua Zumba class that I've never been to before that I'm hoping is not going to be crowded (might not be since there's a sub. People don't seem to like subs very much). I think I'm going to stop going to my usual morning one until this upcoming virus surge is over. It's on weekdays, so almost everyone there is a senior and most likely vaxxed (since the percentage of vaxxed seniors in our county is well over 90%), but with this omicron variant coming down, that may not matter anymore. And that weekday morning class is too crowded for my comfort. I decided on Friday morning that that was probably it for the time being. I also need to do some IT work today for one of my organizations that I promised myself would be done by the end of the weekend.

I watched a great film last night (on DVD - got it at the public library) called "Identifying Features". It's a well-reviewed Mexican film (2020) that deals with the issues of immigration and cartel violence. Fabulous. I wanted to suggest it to one of my film discussion groups, but since it's not available for free on any of the streaming services (although it's $3.99 on some of them - but they'll balk at that), and the library only owns three copies of the DVD, all I can really do is rave about it, and maybe some of them will end up watching it on their own.

QOTD: I do want to see all the countries where my great grandparents were born & raised (all eight were born in Europe) before I croak. These would be the UK (Scotland, specifically - I've been to England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland, but never Scotland), Romania, and Sweden. I'm planning to go to Scotland this summer, barring COVID issues. And the other two are on my short list - but I know I need to make plans since I probably only have 15 years left of being fit to travel abroad. I've actually been to most of the countries I've wanted to go to, but hey - I'm always up for a trip!!!

B: either plain Greek yogurt or cheesecake-flavored yogurt pie, both with some kind of fruit compote

MS: protein shake (I may swap around B and MS because I'm not hungry AT ALL this morning. Too many cookies last night...)

L: either an egg salad or chickpea/miso sandwich

AS: protein muffin and a light yogurt

D: not sure. I do have some cottage cheese I made the other day that's way too dry, so I may make it into a chocolate protein "mousse" (by blending it with unsweetened almond milk, vanilla protein powder, artificial sweetener, and unsweetened cocoa powder) and have that topped with light Cool Whip and a few raspberries...

have a great day, everyone!

Amy Liz
on 12/19/21 7:31 am
RNY on 11/21/16

Good morning ya'll ~ happy Sunday! Sound like you have a busy day of baking, how fun!! Yesterday was exhausting and I didn't get home until after 7 when I thought I'd be home by 4. I don't want to do a thing today but binge watch Yellowjacket's - trippy show! But, I have a lot to get done. Laundry, baking for our neighbors (we've received several cookie plates and packages) I love my neighborhood. And for work too. I need to do a bunch of things around the house that are driving me crazy cuz I haven't been making time... anyway it's more like chores and football. Maybe a nap? Had my booster yesterday - My arm is sore, but not bad. No headache, but I'm really tired. May or may not be related.
QOTD- I would travel the whole world if I could! But the British Isles are on the top of my list. I want to see it all!
b- coffee, eggs

l- Philly cheese leftovers

d- baked chicken and salad

s- cheese, jerky, almonds

have a great day!!

SW 309 CW 216.4 GW 175 LW 150

White Dove
on 12/19/21 7:54 am - Warren, OH

Probably a boring day for me. So many people here are not vaccinated and so much COVID. I am glad I bought my recumbent bike and iFit program. I may go out and get a few groceries but will probably wait until tomorrow. I wasn't expecting another insolated Christmas. Maybe
this virus will slow down one of these days.

I am grateful to have had my vaccines and not be really worried. I watched a great Christmas movie, Christmas in the Wild. It is my idea of a great trip with no worries about money and plenty of adventure. I highly recommend it if you want to see a new Christmas movie on Netflix.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 12/19/21 8:38 am
RNY on 10/29/19

Good morning! We have a busy and fun day lined up. I need one more gift for the littlest granddaughter so everyone has the same amount of packages and I need conditioner. So Target, here I come -- and gas up my car for the next few weeks. Loving this hybrid. I go every 2nd or 3rd Monday to get gas usually. I've cut my gas cost by 2/3rds. Tomorrow though, I have an appointment for my Global Entry card. I made this appointment last November and this was the first available date. Amazing. But anyway, all that to say I have to get gas today too. Then we are taking the bikes out for our favorite ride and lunch on the bay. Tonight is San Diego's Parade of lights on the Bay and we are taking the family to that. I booked a hotel room that we should be able to see it from, so we can have the fun of the parade and the warmth of the room if all works out well.

QoTD: I really want to see all the things. I am not one bit religious but really want to see the statue Christ the Redeemer in Rio. Can't explain it, but I am called to see it. My husband is half Portuguese, so I want to take him to Portugal. We just booked for a trip in May, Covid allowed, to Paris and Bulgaria and may add Croatia on the back end since we have 4 extra days there. Paris is definitely way high on my list. A friend just mentioned the cruise around the world. Takes forever, but hits every major spot in the world. Could you imagine months on a ship with a different destination every morning or so? if you are a nomad type, that would be amazing. I'm thinking after the first 3 or 4 weeks I would desperately be wanting my home, and a simple roasted chicken and salad for dinner,


B: cottage cheese and egg. I think.

L: favorite lunch spot and they do a great bacon wrapped shrimp -- so that for sure

D: kids are bringing pizza and wings. I will nosh on toppings.

Peace Everyone!

Height 5'3"

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surgery date 10/29/19 177.9

CW 108

goal weight 125