The train is whistling it’s mournful cry and I am eating soup that I just finished making 30 minutes ago. It’s a Mexican chicken vegetable, I guess. Usually I make soups with whatever I have around but when I went for black beans I realized I didn’t have any. Or any canned tomatoes either. So I went to the store and bought both and a bag of spinach because it was on sale. And Brussels sprouts because Thanksgiving is this weekend. And I bought other stuff too.
I am on my two days off and my husband and I found a Groupon to go here on one of our mini holidays. I tell you, I don’t think we have paid full price for a holiday in years. Ever since I paid off my debt (yahoo!) I refuse to go on a holiday that I can’t pay for right now. A few weeks back I was chatting with a coworker who went to Mexico to the tune of $10,000. Now she has to pay it off. For me, the stress of debt, plus the extortion of interest, is not worth it. It’s like the commercials about debt weighing you down. I don’t know about other people but debt causes me so much stress. So, bring on the Groupon deals and I will travel like a miser.
Not much new here. Yesterday I ordered some new pants because nothing fits anymore. We went out for dinner twice last week and I had nothing nice to wear at all. It seems that the weight has come off so slowly but 33 pounds in 13 months is actually quite amazing. This was of eating is easily doable for the rest of my life. But trust me, I will always miss the huge mounds of potatoes. I eat them now but only about 1/4 of a cup at a time. One of you was asking how I have done it. It’s low carbs. Almost all my carbs come from veggies. I eat a lot of veggies! Very high fiber. I have a plant based supplement that I get at the health food store. And probiotics. And a lot of healthy fat. I eat almond butter out of the jar with a spoon! The whole basis of the way of eating is to get your gut healthy first and the rest will follow.
Well, I have yard work to do. Today is trim the hedge with electric clippers!