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 —

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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5 Responses to 4/28/12

  1. I actually started running last month (you’ll see a post about it tomorrow). Since then, I’ve lost about 12 lbs. Not too shabby 🙂 Keep the encouragement coming!

  2. I would love to run, but there are two things stopping me…lol. Even with sports bras running is not pleasant. One of the reasons I want to lose the weight is that I can’t convince my doctor to refer me for a reduction until I lose the weight…which would be easier to do if it were easier to exercise…a vicious Catch 22, and more info than you wanted! 😉

    Congrats on your loss to date. What is your ultimate goal? (Though you look pretty darn skinny to me, Missy!)

    • Ideally, probably around 150 (I’m 5′ 10″), and I’m currently round about 200. Short term, around 175 (what I weighed when I got married 4 years ago, and before our all inclusive honeymoon). You’ll see me in my running gear tomorrow 🙂 I have an “athletic build”, but my “blessing” is in the posterior, not in my chest 🙂 But I’m not complaining!

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