First day of diet – treadmill; banana for breakfast, lemony lentil soup & salad with pineapple, oh, and an ounce of walnuts for lunch; roasted vegetables & lentils with strawberries for dessert. Good start! I just have to keep this up for 42 more days – WAIT – remember, just one day at a time, try not to overset goals or they become overwhelming… but hey – I can do this forever, and may have to since I can’t seem to manage regular eating without bad consequences…
First step to getting prepared for good eating is to stop pvr-ing Lydia’s Italy and other cooking shows – THEY DON’T HELP! Bye bye food channel, so long Italy, hello vegetable garden.
Pleasures: listening to some music (http://youtu.be/DVXFONkLPok), I poked around YouTube and then came across this one (http://youtu.be/aXwEBp3cKfM) – did you know that Louis Armstrong sang the Bare Necessities in Disney’s Jungle Book – I didn’t - it’s one of my favourite songs in a movie ; getting outside into the sunshine – it was +12C today!
Not a pleasure at all – near heart-attack – Spike was found ON THE ROAD – all in one piece thankfully. After a bit of time inside by himself I brought him out by the gate to enforce that he is not to go near the gate – as I was standing there a truck slowed to a stop and rolled down its window – the guy inside said “oh, I’m see you got your dog back – I saw him on the road earlier but I was on my way to the dump – he looked like the kind of dog that someone would pick up”. What did he mean by that? Do you think he meant that someone might see him and STEAL him? OMG I just can’t bear the thought, it makes me sick just to think about what might have happened. And Spike, well, he knew he had done something wrong but does he know what? Only time will tell, but one thing for sure, I’ll be keeping my eye on him.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future, nor to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.