Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Losing with Betsy

I have to admit since losing weight and getting healthier, I have chosen fruits to snack on. I usually choose a grapefruit, peeled like an orange to get more of the citrus, (thank you Leah for that trick. I love grapefruits, but I don't like grapefruit juice. Same thing with most fruits for me, grapes and apples...great fruits, yucky juice.
I really love fruit, but, I am a bit picky when it comes to my apples. I really don't like the "delicious" apples. They come in red and gold and I find them mealy or mushy when I bite into them. Yuck! I like good tart apples with a crunchy crispness when you bite into them. Like the Granny Smith brand. They have always been my favorite until just the other day. Don't get me wrong, they are still so wonderful to eat, but, my daughter had me try a Pink Lady. Oh my gosh! They are so wonderful and tart but sweet and so crisp and juicy. My taste buds were so over joyed with this new apple that, I wanted the whole bag!
I am now on the look out for a tree to grow in the yard. I checked and they will grow even up here in Maine! Yay!! I know we will be getting one soon and finding the perfect spot to grow it. I think that they will be my go to apples for baking and applesauce. They would also be great to make into caramel apples. Although, I will have to find a recipe or tweak one so that I can keep on track.
Speaking of which, I lost another pound so for those of you counting, I am down 16 pounds! My sister Chrissy is down over 22 pounds. Way to go sis!!
I was very pleased with losing this week, because, I just celebrated my (gulp) 53rd birthday on the 25th. I am sure all my friends reading this are going to fall over since I have never told the truth about my age, but, I always say I am going to be 25 on the 25th! But, what the hell, I don't look my age and I sure don't act it. I am a big kid with a big heart. Oh and some added poundage too, but, it is coming off, although slowly, but, steadily.
My daughter got the dogs harnesses to make walking them easier. They love them and I walk rain or shine. Up and down our driveway. Three full trips is equal to one mile. I play my music, turn on the pedometer app and off we go. They love it as much as I do.
We walk several times a day and always at least the mile each time. In the evening they listen for Leah's car, which they hear before we even can see it. The house becomes extremely active then, Lily rushes around to find something to have in her mouth for when Leah comes in. She won't ever give it to Leah, but, she HAS to show it to her. It's a funny little ritual that has us laugh every day. And Watson, sweet Watson, he starts talking and jumping up and down. It is hard to settle him down enough to get his "clothes" on him to walk.
Its really my favorite time of the day also. My daughter and I walk, talking the whole time. Sometimes, it is just about the leaves, trees and plants we see growing, wondering what they are. Other times we speak of work and plans. My favorite is when we are laughing. I love her laugh and the way her eyes shine. She speaks in funny voices and speed walks making me laugh too hard to keep up with her!
Yeah, it is my favorite time of the day and every day we heal a little more and make new memories to hold in our hearts!


  1. My favorite author, Dr. Suess, once said, " If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack." I LOVE your blog. You definitely are getting your whack back! Keep writing for yourself, keep blogging for all of us.

  2. wow! You go Girl!!! I am so proud of you, losing this weight! I am 53 too and losing weight is the hardest thing in the world for me! I have tons of great plans but my RA gets in the way alot as well as my lack of will power! LOL... Keep up the great work my friend!

  3. I couldn't eat a grapefruit like that. The only way I can eat a grapefruit (and it HAS to be red grapefruit) is to cut it in half, sprinkle a little salt and scoop out the flesh and juice with a spoon.I'm not a huge apple fan either. I like applesauce, but not plain apples. Don't know why!

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