Wow. Wow oh wow oh wow.
I received my new Hewlett Packard computer this afternoon. It arrived right before time for me to leave, so I didn't get to play until tonight. It's all hooked up and I am trying to get used to the new keyboard and mouse. Not to mention Windows 7 instead of XP. I did not download anything off the old computer, so I am starting all fresh here. There is so much crap on the old Compaq that I couldn't bear the thought. lol
This thing is a dream come true. It is incredibly fast. So far, I am loving it. (Stay tuned to see if the romance lasts....lol)
I haven't downloaded my new camera software on it yet, but will probably do that tomorrow when I'm not so tired. It's midnight now and I'm about bushed.
Cooked up a mess of sweet and smokey barbequed ribs for supper tonight. I made some bbq sauce using splenda and a fair amount of cayenne pepper, liquid smoke and spices. Smashed some taters and opened some homemade applesauce and made a salad. I took ribs and salad with me for my supper and the Irishman had the carbs with him. I actually took a ittle bit of mashed potatoes, but I couldn't eat them. :) Don't ask me...I have been eating a very low carb diet for two and a half weeks now, trying to lose some weight. So far, I am down 7 pounds. I am not being real strict about the eating plan, but am staying away from sugar and breads and pastas. I am also reading carb counts and trying to keep it very low. I actually feel better today...my body was going through some detoxing I reckon. I haven't felt real bad...just edgy.
I'm doing the food ala The Carbohydrate Addicts Lifespan Program by the Hellers. A dear friend of mine turned me onto this and said it was her guide when she lost a hundred pounds. The best part--I get to eat 2 big salads a day and enough fresh vegetables to keep me sane. So, I'll keep you informed (like you really care) about how it's working. I am finding my craving for sweets and carbs is going away. The only thing I really miss is popcorn. And in the past 2.5 weeks, I made some ONE night, when I was craving something salty. and damn...it was GOOD. lol
The sun was out today and it got close to 70 degrees. A beautiful day and there are more to come. Then we have thunderstorms coming. But it's staying relatively warm, even then. So I can manage. I was up at 6:30 to the sounds of birdsong and dogs barking in the distance. It was a beautiful thing...
Okay. I'm gonna play a little more and then head for bed. So glad I get to stay home on Fridays...
Prayers and blessings offered up for our Japanese family.