Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

Oh to be able to sleep like a cat… I think Gary is missing Baby Cakes daughter who is back at college.

Quote of the day: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Thanks to the wind again today, I was able to hang clothes on the line outside. Yeah for free clothes drying!


Day 3 on Bright Line Eating. I am hungry and thinking about food. I hope I can get this plan down so I don’t have to think about it so much. I need a few easy and tasty recipes/meals handy to make without thinking…

Also, I need to figure out the weight tracking on my Fitbit. I want it to start with this dieting time, instead of back in May. Oh Google, tell me the answer…


Bright Line Eating – 28 days test

So on my quest to regain my body, I am trying the Bright Line Eating system for 28 days. It is 4 weeks until Christmas, when I know it will be impossible to follow any plan perfectly. I am desperate to get some pounds off. I could not weigh myself this morning, as I have to get a new battery for my scale. This system is fairly simple:

  1. No Sugar
  2. No Flour
  3. No snacking, eat 3 meals a day
  4. Weigh/measure your food

No weird food to purchase or recipes to follow. Just those guidelines. I checked out the book at the library, so I am trying this for free. Here’s the book:

Here are my reminder cards I made up, so I can eat the correct amounts at the right time:

Here is my menu plan, which I am supposed to create the day before:

I’ll keep you posted…

Tuesday, October 10

Happy Fall! We finally had a killing frost last night, so I have no excuses to not clean up my garden.

Doris, the sassy cat, loves boxes. She was being a rascal this morning, so I set the box on the counter and she jumped right in. She is in her happy place!



Quote of the day: “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop


How about prudence?

When thinking about the name of my blog and what I wanted the name to convey, I became very interested in the the words prudent and prudence. Yes, there can be negative connotations around these words, so I looked in my dictionary, again.

I really like what Merriam Webster has to say: the habit of acting with deliberation and discretion, wisdom applied to practice. Love it! Also, careful management, economy.

That is exactly what I want in my life. This blog will be my testimony of moving in that direction.

Thank you very much!


Monday, October 2, 2017

Hello October! I can’t believe you have arrived.

Quote of the day: ” There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.” Louis L’Amour

Here is Gary, the mighty mouse hunter, resting. He caught and ate a mouse sometime during the night. How do I know this? Well, Gary vomited mouse parts on the rug this morning. Gross!