Saturday, May 19, 2012

Eating good is good, no?

In my 4th day of the Dukan Diet and have chucked off 5 pounds and it's not bouncing back on during the day.  Course I knew eating good was good, but you know those cookies were always so good - especially the home made ones.  Oh, I'll get to eat them again - later and just in time for the holidays!

Tonight I fixed tuna salad, put it on bread for housemate Jim and fixed us salads.  I used low-fat cottage cheese, a little onion and some seasonings (put chopped pickles in Jim's).  For a salad dressing for me I made a spicy tomato juice dressing using Snappy Tom tomato juice, adding a little balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce.  It  was peppy and good.  Wanted to make some hard boiled eggs, but Jim & I have to be careful with eggs, gonna do some experimenting.  This week I plan on learning to bake breads, muffins, we may even have some waffles Sunday night.

I am now in the 2nd phase of the diet.  It is called the Cruise Phase.  This is when I work my way down to my target weight, hopefully by mid-August.   Have located several sights on the Internet and have come up with lots of recipes.  Haven't had any cravings for sweets or carbs - but my brain has!  I like being able to eat all the time - as long as it's items from the accepted lists.

And JJ (pacemaker), he's doing his job, except I think he gets a bit excited sometimes or just gets tired of laying horizontal in my chest.  I am a side sleeper and there have been times when I have rolled over from my right side onto my back and that sucker is in a vertical position - standing out from my chest. Doesn't take much to convince him to go back to the usual horizontal position.  The first time it happened, my chin hit JJ, besides waking me up it startled me so much my heart started racing, couldn't figure out what it was. I did call the doc's office to ask if should be concerned and did a transtelephonic monitor reading; they called back and said everything was working which meant the leads to the heart chambers were still attached to the monitor.  Just hope no one ever sees it.

Hope everyone has a good and safe Memorial Day weekend - and please remember who this day is in honor for.

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