I lost 4.2 pounds !! That said, I must make a retraction. I was mistaken when I wrote that No Sugar Added peanut butter is a power food. Alas, it isn’t. I was looking at a shopping list, rather than the list of power foods. Mea culpa! HOWEVER, I did okay eating it, now didn’t I? I think, if one is reasonable, which means not devouring an entire tub of the stuff at one sitting, it’s still a wise food for dieters. (I use 2 Tbsp or less and never have it more than once a day.)
Why to I think peanut butter is still a good bet? Because it leaves a person feeling satisfied and full, and the nutrition is excellent, too. One of the things I really love about WW is that there are no forbidden foods; if you are willing to pony up the points required, you can eat just about anything.
I am exercising, too. Nothing too dramatic; I’m 67, after all, and feel no compulsion to develop a hard body. I just want to be healthy for as long as possible. So, I ride my exercise bike, usually while reading email or playing slot games on Doubledown. The best thing about exercise, for me, is not so much getting skinny (although that would be nice, too), but the way it makes me feel. When I ride my bike, I get a mood lift, and everything seems to be easier as I go through the day.
I’m working on NORTH OF EDEN, my Civil War book, and enjoying the process tremendously. Later, when the publishing process is a little further along, Harlequin will be posting an excerpt on their website. My editor, Kathy Sagan, calls every Thursday morning, and we talk about what I’ve written so far. This is so helpful to me, and I truly admire Kathy’s ability to see the project objectively. I’m blessed to work with her.
The weekend is coming up. Beyond shopping for groceries–Simply Filling requires more actual cooking and thus regular trips to the supermarket.
I hope to blog tomorrow, but in case I don’t, have a good one.