This was another of those late mornings. I’d closed my eyes for just a few minutes and before I knew it, half an hour had gone by and it was too little time to exercise. I did do my vision therapy. There’s no compromise on that. I am committed to doing it for about 1/2 hour a day for at least a month and I may extend that for another month. I can read in the morning, for awhile at least, without my glasses. I want to be able to do that all day.

Breakfast was a plum and a banana/blueberry smoothie which I drank on the way to work. It was beginning to get thick but I managed to finish it off.

I had my watermelon break outside. I wish that there was a picnic table that wasn’t so well-shaded by the sun. I could take my camp chair and put it out on the lawn but I don’t think I will.

Lunch was a large salad and “Campbell’s” soup. Roger keeps harping on the fact that salad is good without any kind of dressing. I have been stuck on covering it with something but today I decided that I would leave off the lime juice that I’d taken to dress it with. I tasted it and it wasn’t bad at all so I brought the lime juice home. My salad was naked romaine, Boston, and parsley with a chopped green onion.

After I got home, I went out and found one fig that was almost ready and gave into the temptation to pluck it off the tree. I should have left it one more day.

Supper was a large banana, a peach, blueberry “juice”, and the aforementioned fig. I made a small glass of limeade with the lime juice, distilled water, and some agave nectar.

I have been feeling a little bloated today and wonder if it was the heavy-on-the-romaine/banana smoothie I’d had last night. I was just a tad bit gassy. I still didn’t have any salt today. One of the girls told me that every time she looked up from her post at the switchboard, I was coming out of the bathroom. She and one of the others got together and decided they could move my chair away from my desk and put a commode chair there and I wouldn’t have to get up and go anywhere. Not a bad idea but it might get a little smelly after awhile. I don’t know if one of them would be willing to do housekeeping or not.

My staying off salt has paid off. I was down by a pound and a half this a.m. I can actually see daylight between “Moderate Overweight” and “Severe Overweight”.

I didn’t quite make it to 1200 calories but I’m satisfied so I’m not going to eat any more. My fat is at 9% and protein is 7%.

Gas is in short supply in this part of the world. I will be buying food over in the valley where I work and at the fruit/veggie stands on the way home until the crunch is over. There is a wedding tomorrow that I had planned to go to but it’s on the opposite mountain. I’ll go to church tomorrow then come home and park my car until Tuesday when I go back to work. There’s a small possibility that I’ll go blueberrying sometime this weekend and maybe stop by the Apple House but neither of those is far away.

No matter how bad it gets here, it will have to go a long way to get close to what the poor people in New Orleans (and now Houston) are going through. I have a lot to be thankful for. We all do.

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