Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello!

Yes, I have been gone for a long time. Honestly, the real reason is that my life is not that exciting now. Work keeps me busy and we have not had time to travel or do much. Let's face it, my life is boring right now. And you know what? That's okay.

After a few weeks of a lot of worrying and a lot of stress, it is nice to try and get back into a mundane boring routine. Trust me, I prefer the slowness of everyday life. Of course, that does not make good blog posts because there is nothing to write!

Tom is much better now. He has healed and he started work again. It is amazing that just a few weeks ago he had heart bypass surgery. We have also been trying to embrace our new healthier lifestyle. It's tough. I have had to try and learn a whole new way of cooking. You all know that I love cooking. But I loved cooking a lot of good and fatty and bad things that were delicious. Now I am trying to learn how to make vegetarian and low salt, low fat dishes good.

It's tough. I won't lie. I miss my butter and salt. I can still have those things but I try not to. I could stand to lose a few pounds as well. Tom has lost about 20 and looks good. I still have a ways to go but I am trying. Now that our life is back to "normal" maybe I can start losing weight by eating better.

I had a big event on the 30th and it went well. But i am glad it's over. Work is going well and I like it. I also like my co-workers. It's a good place to work and I am enjoying it. We did go to Charlotte a few weeks ago and it was great. It was nice to spend time in a hotel, eat out and get in a pool.

This coming week, we are headed back to Sylva to check out our mountain house. We have renters and we need to do some work on it so we are taking a long weekend and going back to the old homestead. It will be weird to see our old house with new people in it. But I am curious to see how it looks after a year.

In July, we rented a house on Lake Lure so hopefully, I will have something to post on this blog again. I also want to start posting recipes again. Since I am trying to learn new recipes, I will be sharing healthier options int he future!

We are still alive and kicking!!

11 comments:

  1. you sure do get use to food without the "good stuff"! i look forward to recipes! its nice when other people try them out first and decide if they are worth sharing!

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  2. I understand what you're saying! :) I bet this blog is a like a mini vacation for you sometimes!

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  3. Boring is not as boring as it seems. Quiet can be nice.

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  4. I'm glad things are getting back to normal for you and I hope you don't lose your passion for cooking...maybe just try using some of your same recipes and switching out some of the ingredients? I did that a while ago, I ditched 'white' food - sugar, white flour and rice - and honestly I don't really miss it. I substituted stevia, wheat flour and brown rice. It took a little getting used to, but not that much. I was just trying to eat healthier and ended up losing weight without even trying.
    If I can offer an idea for low cal. 'good' food that I do all the time it's turkey. I find the biggest one (a 22 lb. usually) stick it in one of those plastic cooking bags in a tin i buy at the dollar store and cook it. There is no basting and no clean up, so it is ultra easy. It comes out juicy and browns and cooks in a shorter amount of time too. I then carve it up - some I slice thick for dinner, some I slice thin for sandwiches, some I chop up for tacos/fajitas/burritos and then put it in freezer bags or containers. You can do a lot of things with cooked turkey...sauces, spices, etc. and making a big one, you don't have to do it often.

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  5. I'm glad I found this blog post--I've been wondering how you and your husband have been getting along. Glad to hear that things are well with you both. Boring is not necessary a bad thing! I'm sure you're enjoying the quiet time. Good luck with the new cooking and eating regimen; I look forward to future posts sharing what you've learned. :-)

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  6. It's nice to hear yo are embracing your new dietary lifestyle!

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  7. I'm glad Tom is doing much better and like you, I would have a hard time adjusting to the new diet as well. I will be looking forward to your new recipes though. Hope they're easy ones so I can try for my kids as well

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  8. Nice to read/see your back. Hope your having a great summer.

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  9. Hello! I've been gone from your blogs due to problems with my Lupus and a stroke in October. But I am so glad to visit you again. I am sorry to hear that your husband has had some health issues of his own, but it sounds like he is on the road to recovery, which is awesome. I would love for you to share any recipes that you find are delicious with his new dietary restrictions. I need to follow them as well.

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  10. Hello. I am fairly new here and would love to see more posts from you.

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  11. Hey. I hope things are more settled for you and that you can get some much needed peace.

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