is to not eat.
but since i just can't give that up, i've really been trying to cook more at home. this is a big challenge for me because i LOVE it when someone else cooks for me. who doesn't? (especially chipotle or udi's) but when i was first diagnosed with my heart disease 8 years ago, the thing that i think helped me lose weight so quickly was i didn't go out to eat for 6 months. food prepared by a restaurant became the enemy because i didn't know how much salt was really in something. i walked a lot at the rehab center too. and ate a lot of carrot salad. which incidentally i LOVE. so the last couple of months, i've really been careful when i go out (TGIFriday's has an amazing menu of healthy portions i just discovered. and the food is GOOD on top of it.)
and you know when i started posting about walking to school with e and trying to get 10,000 steps in on the pedometer, right? well, i was hoping that all that good walking would help those numbers on the scales move. it didn't. for a month and a half.
but this morning i weighed myself and ladies and gentlemen (OK, i'm pretty sure no guys ever read my blog, but it sounds official this way), i have seen a number on the scale that i haven't seen for a good year. yes. i think it's those extra two miles. and eating mostly at home i know also helps. 10 pounds. :)
annie was just telling ethan last night that only a really good writer can get away with starting a sentence with the words "and" and "but." dang, i must be really good! :)
i've got so much to blog about, i really should blog everyday, but i don't... i still need to do my influences post. i've been all warm and fuzzy reading how much my friends love me. i need to return the favor.
but now i need to go shower because i'm sweaty. i'll leave you with a card i made, the background paper is october afternoon's county fair line and the stamps are their halloween series, isn't that cat cute? and the phrase cracks me up. the moon is my minds eye and the fence is some recycled paper i have no idea who makes it. i'm quite proud because as you may know, cards don't come easy to me.