Saturday, October 16, 2010

Temptation Comes in Many Forms

Yes, temptation comes in many forms. This week was a birthday week for my husband. Enough said! I'm sure it is written that it's bad luck to refuse a piece of birthday cake. Or, so I've been told. I had to make sure Ralph's amaretto cake was worthy of this blog. Evidently, it passed the test. That was Thursday's entry. And, I was forced to sample the lasagna sans the sausage. (I tossed the meat onto Ralph's plate.) Even though I was the official taste tester, I did adhere to my "delete the meat" policy.

Then, there was that blister from the trail of torture. See Sunday's blog. No major walking until I found those corn cushion! So, Thursday morning the scale was not cooperating and moving in the wrong direction! But, that's okay... I just went back to square one where I ate mostly steamed zucchini spritzed with lemon during the day and steamed swiss chard with raisins along with roasted rosemary potatoes for dinner. Stepping back onto the scale Friday was more to my liking! I can do this...

I once heard a great saying, "How do you eat an elephant?" Answer: One bite at a time. And Rome was not built in a day, for that matter. I'll apply these wise sayings and take one day at a time and the inevitable will happen. And when this phase is over the maintenance will begin. It never ends but I will enjoy the journey...

Sorry, no food today unless you want to know how to steam veggies!

The picture displayed above is of the gorgeous sunrise in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It stirs my soul.....


  1. Diet sucks. From the moment I became 40 I have to watch every bite I take. Hang in there. Ohter people suffer too.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement! It's really not as bad as it sounds. But, it would be nice if we could eat ice cream and sweets every day!! Those ravioli's you made looked great! Can I put your blogsite linked to mine?