Wesley Chapel, Florida
The plan originally was to leave on Sunday for Vero Beach. We never make any definite plans though because something always seems to disrupt our plans.
This time is no exception. We had to take Mom to the Doctor on Thursday. She was having some issues, or should I say more than normal.
She is feeling better today, but we still have the kitty we’re looking after. Frisk’s “Dad” Frank won’t be back until Wednesday. Frank…Frisk is just fine. He has been coming out and meowing at me. He will let me pet him, but if I get too “aggressive” he’ll hiss at me to keep me in my place. I think he likes me though! I’ve been going over twice a day….worrying about the a/c but it’s been just fine so far. We’ll look in on him until you return, so don’t worry about him.
While doing our morning walk (stroll) we saw a nice looking silver truck with kayak racks on top. It looked very much like what ours will look like after we get it all set up. We were staring and pointing at the truck as it drove by.
The driver stopped, and then backed up. Uh, oh…do they think we’re stalkers? Are they wondering why I was pointing at them?
Two people got out and walked over to us. They are probably going to ask why we were pointing at them? We have a good reason…honest.
Okay…I recognize them from their blog…
It was Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace
They were bringing a surprise to Sherry. It was nice to meet them in person! (I hope you don’t mind I borrowed your picture from your blog)
Sherry whizzed by a few times on her run. Nothing can stop that woman when she is in the zone! Actually, “whizz” may be a bit of a stretch in the heat and humidity of a Florida summer. She did pick up the pace though, when she saw Catherine and Jo Beth.
Today is day 6 of our Vegan diet experiment. No cravings for “regular” food and no hunger. We haven’t felt deprived at all.
We got a call from my Mom last night. My brother was in a car accident and was in the hospital. We rushed to the hospital and didn’t get home until 4am. He is okay. Apparently, he had some sort of seizure. It’s a long story, but the short version is that we will not be going to Vero Beach (or anywhere else), anytime soon. My brother won’t be driving and my Mother is okay to drive only in her neighborhood. We can’t leave them without the ability to get around.
Today is day 7 of our vegan diet experiment. We’re both holding strong. We’re not craving any of our old foods, and we both are eating all we want, and feeling satisfied. I rarely feel any hungry at all.
Last night I experimented with vegan tacos. I cooked a pot of lentils in the slow cooker. I drained them, sprinkled dry taco seasoning on them and then put them in a corn taco shell with chopped spinach (could have used lettuce but spinach is more nutritious) and some hot and spicy hummus (as a cheese substitute) When I was preparing them, I thought to myself “this is a bad idea.” I didn’t think they would be any good. I warned Al ahead of time, that I was unsure how they would taste. He was still open to giving them a try. To my surprise he said they were very good. How about that? The old Al would never have tried anything remotely like a lentil taco! After his endorsement, I decided to try one myself, and had to agree with Al. They were good! They didn’t taste much different than beef tacos. I had made up some fresh salsa to put on top of them, but ended up forgetting all about it.
I am still feeling energetic. Revved up might be a better description. I’m wondering if my metabolism has sped up and this is what I’m feeling? I got a little lazy yesterday afternoon and took a short nap. I was worried my newfound energy was about to leave me, but again this morning I feel “revved.” I wish Al would get this good feeling, but he hasn’t. I’m hoping after a few days on his antibiotics he will start to get over his sinus infection. His back is better.
I am down 4 pounds after only 6 days. I’m sure the weight loss will slow, but for now I’m loving it. Al is only down 1 1/2 pounds, but I think that’s because he didn’t weigh himself for a few days after we started. I know he’ll lose weight faster than I will…..men always do, don’t they?
We got the new topper for our truck yesterday afternoon. It looks pretty good. The other parts are in, so we may get them installed next week. I don’t know why we’re bothering though…I see no trip on the horizon anytime soon! We’re okay with that though, it could be worse. We could be in David and Sherry’s shoes!