The Saturday before Thanksgiving, I went to the Cabot Factory sock sale, then out to lunch, with my sister. On Sunday, I took the grand kids out to lunch. Wednesday was an unexpected lunch because of trapping ourselves in the basement. Thursday, of course, was a full day of feasting and nibbling. On Friday, we made our annual pilgrimage to Giant Grinder and Modern Bakery on Franklin Street in downtown Hartford. Then we went out for a soup and sandwich supper on Friday night. In between all this eating was either work on sanding/finishing stair treads or driving. Healthy food choices? Exercise schedule? This is how I can gain five pounds over the holiday season, and I just decided not to do that.
So yesterday and today, it's out for brisk walks and pull out the vegetarian recipes and the exercise bands. This morning, I made a big pot of oatmeal. I used to eat a lot of oatmeal breakfasts but then I got out of the habit when I stopped using milk. I used to have much lower cholesterol levels, too. I have to go for a blood pressure check at the end of the week so I need to whip myself into shape here.