This is not a picture of our Christmas Tree.....if you look closely, I wanted to show you where my son's dog likes to sleep. Here's a close-up. He's a minature dachshund and I often sit down and accidentally squash him. Silly dog.
This is my view from my couch right now.I have 2 weeks vacation that I still haven't used. I'm going to carry a week over into next year and then I'm going to take 5 days between now and the end of the year to finish some projects around the house. Remember the kitchen cabinets I started? Well, they're not finished and I need to do that b/c they're looking bad half done! So today I have the ability to stay home and work from home. I have a project deadline today and plan to knock it out while watching the TLC channel all day with no office interruptions! I don't the opportunity to work from home very often b/c on most days I have conference calls or meetings that I must be present in the office to conduct. So I just got done cleaning the kitchen and the living room - no more kid clutter - and I've lit some candles and turned on all the Christmas lights. Its raining outside - which I love it when it rains - and I have a beautiful cup of Thanksgiving Blend Sbux coffee steaming beside me as I write this. I'm looking out the window at 4 ducks who are just floating with their heads tucked into their wings while its pouring on their silly little heads! Co-oh-zy!
I hopped on the scale today and this recent restriction has me down to 206 this morning. I still cannot believe it! Its such a wonderful place to be to not feel that sadness and frustration of the scale going the other way every holiday. Its wonderful to wear clothes that fit - I wore size 14 Levi jeans last weekend! I had a big sweater on top so the muffin top the tighter waist of size 14 jeans created didn't show. LOL! Yesterday, I did a great job getting the protein in, but I accidentally ate the last few bites of chicken too quickly and PB'd into an empty water bottle the entire drive home. OMG. It was horrible.
Working more protien in I feel so much more energy now than I did before. I honestly couldn't understand how many of you exercise so consistently and INTENSELY on such little food. I know I just had such low energy all I wanted to do was lay down and sleep. Exercise was out of the question. Now I'm feeling more energy and I do believe its because of my concentration on protien.
I was watching my recording of Dr. Oz yesterday on cancer fighting foods. I realized I really need to plan my diet much better. I need to plan better and work more antioxident rich foods into my daily diet. I plan to move to working in organic Greek yogurt with blueberries and raspberries for my mid-morning breakfast. And adding broccoli and fish to my diet at least 4x per week. I also want to figure out how to add in flax seed and quinona into my diet. I really struggle with getting down brown rice because it is so dense - so I'm not sure how to work in the quinona grain so that I can eat it easily. I'm experimenting with recipes now. I'm sure EatOxygen can help me out with recipes. Anyone else trying to fit in flax seed or quinona?