Today’s big adventure was a trip to the grocery store. At least it was a solid hour of walking around, which adds up exercise-wise. I am loving my phone some more. Wrote my grocery list as a memo and erased each line as I found the item. I added things that WEREN’T on the list, but at least everything I remembered to write down was bought. 🙂
Strolled through the Sunset Valley Artisans Market (link is to the parent Farmer’s Market, because the Artisan Market website didn’t seem to be working) looking for a birthday present for my dad, but didn’t see anything he would be likely to be interested in. Lots of nice jewelry, but he makes that himself. There was a truck from the Austin Humane Society with kittens needing adoption, however, and I ALMOST decided we really needed another one, but since this was before the grocery store, logic prevailed.
I did get the ingredients I need for my summer favorite Watermelon Gazpacho today. Can’t wait to mix up the first batch of the season. It always comes out slightly different, as I mainly have a list of ingredients from a friend and no proportions, but this recipe is fairly close, though I add tomatoes as well. Fairly light on the calories as well as tasty and cool on a hot summer night. Give it a try! And let me know if you tweak it so I can try it your way. 🙂
I cannot stress enough how great the My Fitness Pal app for Android is. (And you can’t beat the price.) I am closing in on 185 — and since I started the year at 200, that’s quite a difference. I’d say at least 10 pounds of that is since I started watching my calories like a hawk with the app every day. My ultimate goal is 130…so I still have a LOOONNNGGG way to go, but it is starting to feel noticeable. 🙂
Enough rambling for today. I do hope you are enjoying my meanderings, even on days when the cleaning is minimal. Till tomorrow —