Because I’m excessive, routine is a life saver for me. Breakfast is one of those daily meals when I have a routine and pretty much never derogate from it. For years, I had toasts with peanut butter and a banana. I never got tired of it!
Now I want to limit my cholesterol intake, so the peanut butter couldn’t be part of my routine. As a matter of fact, the whole breakfast has been changed. Every morning I have:
1 cup of low fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup of raspberry (or other fruit if there is none)
1 cup of Cherrios
It’s a little less than 250 calories and it sure keeps me satisfied.
I find it’s so much easier to manage breakfast with this practice. On days when I can’t make it happen I’ll eat something else but I will not enjoy it as much. There might even be some occasions when we’ll go out to a restaurant and I will have eggs and bacon and I won’t feel guilty about it because I know the very next day I will be back to my healthy habits.
Yesterday we came to our “summer house”. The road to our home is not ploughed so we have to park the car at the campground entrance and carry everything we need for our stay.
First thing we did when we arrived was to start the heater. Then we went outside to get warm! It took 4 hours before our place was warm. This is what happens when you leave a house with no heat in winter in Canada.
Our physical activity for the afternoon was all about our “summer” home. We had not been back since the end of December. Well about 3 feet of snow were waiting for us so my exercise consisted of shovelling a path to our home, removing the snow from the roof of our 2 sheds and dig the truck out of its igloo. Christiane cleared a path to our 2 sheds and to the wood pile and dug the fire pit out and cleared an area around the pit to put our chairs.
This is the first time we’ve come here and didn’t bring any wine with us. I have been wine free for 4 days now, my liver must be wondering what is going on!