Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!




Hello everyone and Happy Memorial Day! I hope you've had a great weekend.  I will keep it brief today since I hope most of you are enjoying your long weekend.  I definitely wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to the men and women past, present and future who have dedicated their lives to protecting ours.  Thank you so much and I pray for your safety and peace of mind.  You are truly heroes!

I did want to share a quick recipe for this week.  This is a slimmed down version of a BLT.  The recipe called for turkey bacon but I used Oscar Meyer's pre-cooked bacon that you just pop in the microwave.  They are small slices of bacon and only cost you 70 calories for 3 pieces.  Also, I don't like cold, uncooked red tomatoes on my sandwiches or salads.  If I make a BLT, I like a green tomato that has been cooked or fried.  This isn't the season for green tomatoes so I got a small vine tomato and sliced it thin and sauted it in a pan for a few minutes with salt and pepper before putting it on my sandwich.  This, for me, is a perfect substitute for the real thing.  Sure, mayo and lots of cheese and a fried green tomato would be better tasting but we all know where that leads us.

This is my last week of "No-Weigh-May."  I will hop on the scale again this weekend to see where I'm at.  I'm hoping I am not too many pounds over my lowest weight.  I wasn't perfect this weekend but I have been way worse.  I just sort of spent the weekend craftily finding loopholes for the rules I set up myself.  We will see.  I will let you know how much work needs to be done to get the rest of birthday month weight off.  I have been exercising like crazy as usual and I even mowed my parents lawn on Saturday because they are on vacation and I thought it would be a great workout (which was awful and I will never do it again).  So, I am on track and will be for the next couple of weeks.  I am going to Colorado on Father's Day weekend for work and I know my eating schedule will be off then so I'm going to try and keep it pretty strict until then.

I will stop rambling now.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Talk to you next week!

Be safe & have fun.  Bye!

"If you're reading this
My Mommas sittin there
Looks like I only got a one way ticket over here
Sure wish I
Could give you one more kiss
And war was just a game we played when we were kids

I'm laying down my gun
I'm hanging up boots
I'm up here with God and we're both watching over you

[Chorus]
So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed
That it would go
And if you're reading this
I'm already home

If you're reading this
Half way around the would
I won't be there
To see the birth of our little girl
I hope she looks like you
I hope she fight like me
Stand up for the innocent and weak

I'm laying down my gun
I'm hanging up boots
Tell dad I don't regret that I followed in his shoes

[Chorus]
So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed that it would go
And if you're reading this
I'm already home

If you're reading this
There's going to come a day
When you'll move on
And find some one else
And that's ok
Just remember this
I'm in a better place
Where soldiers live in peace
And angels sing amazing grace

[Chorus]
So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my Momma always prayed that it would go
And if you're reading this..." If You're Reading This-Tim McGraw

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