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Monthly Archives: May 2012
- Go crazy
- eat cereal for supper
- craft with all my supplies all over the place and not pick them up
- vacuum in my underwear
- watch whatever I want on the TV
- listen to MY music as loud as I want
- I may or may not eat cereal for supper while listening to my music in my underwear-thank the lord there will NOT be pictures of that!
I was always a bigger girl. I was not the fat kid by any means, but to say that I come from good farm girl stock would be an understatement. I had cankles when I was 8. I never struggled with my weight until I had Meister. I suffered from horrible postpartum depression. My marriage being a total joke didn’t help either. I got FAT. I was damn heavy. Fatty fatness. At my heaviest I weighed 205. Wanna see?
|I was fat. I was also blonde.|
Notice I’m not wearing a wedding ring in the pic? That’s because The Hubs and I were just dating then. We got married a year later and then blam-o it was a comfort zone eating free for all because I’d done snagged me a man. Ugh.
So I’m back to Divorce Diet weight. Actually, I’m 177. Woot woot!
Whatcha gonna do about it Liz?
Just kidding. I have been using a calorie tracker since March. It’s an app for your phone called Lose It! I’m doing great– at least in my head I am. My goal is 160. Pre-Meister is 150, but that was also when I was 24. Realistically, 160 is probably a good place for me to be. I’d be a easy to slip on slightly loose 13/14 then. I’m in that size now in some brands, others a 15/16.
Being transparent about weight struggles and goals is a good thing for me. Food issues abound in my head. (did you know I hide when I eat? Or how I can eat two lunches and not feel full?) I like to hear about other people’s issues too. It helps me feel not alone. I like to hear that you can eat 10 sugar cookies in one sitting too. What about you? Are you mostly fat? What do you struggle with?
It has been just about 3 weeks since I planted out all of my seedlings. Things are looking well. I added a fresh layer of grass clippings last night. I never used to do this, but it’s really been helping with the weeds. The first picture is of the raised beds. I have plans to add one or two more this fall. I think I’ll be done adding to them. I think…
Starting at the top bed that looks like a number 7 we have from left to right: Old German tomato, Rhubarb, Silvery Fir tomato, and Spudakee tomato. In the next bed that looks like an L from top to bottom: 9 yes 9! Jalapeno plants, bell peppers green and red, cubanelle peppers, cilantro, sage, sweet basil, lemon basil, thai basil, dill, and brussel sprouts. That sucker is full! in the square bed I have a zuchinni, burpless cucumbers and a pickling cucumber. I can’t remember the varieties right now and I’m not at home. I’ll get back to you. The potato towers are doing great! I have German Butterball and La Ratte planted. This is my first year with the towers, so I am curious what the yield will be.
This is the back fence garden, creative I know. I doubled the size of this garden over the fall and spring. I really like how it turned out.
On the far left are my lilacs. I planted them in the fall of 2008 and they were really really really slow to take off, but they just exploded with growth this year. I think the mild winter helped? Maybe? Who knows. Tucked in the back by the fence line are some shallots. I didn’t know what to do with them and I didn’t want them mixed in with the onions so I threw them in the corner. Next we have Baby Boo pumpkins that volunteered. I planted those three years ago and they have been volunteering ever since. There are also Irises all along the fence line.
On the right side of the back gate I planted another tomato so I could experiment with letting it trail. It is a Roughwood Golden Plum. Then I have irises, Husker Red Penstemom, and onions. In the box looking thing are some young pumpkin plants. I got a free pumpkin from Trader Joe’s last year. I saved the seeds. I wish I knew what kind it was. I was delicious. That I know for sure. There also seems to be a red pool noodle in my garden. I will have to ask the kids about that.
In the corner behind the shed is the compost bin, wheelbarrow storage, brick pile, garden paraphernalia stuff that never seems to have a home. Don’t look at me that way, you have a corner like that too!