Rainy Days and Mondays

Well, it’s not technically rainy here yet. We’ll see if we get any fallout from Tropical Storm Ida. (She just got downgraded from Hurricane, yay!) It’s certainly been a windy day, which is lovely.

Scott and I are enjoying a rare Monday off, since we both had a day off we had to use before the end of the year. We headed out to IKEA, then to find some decorations for our first-ever Florida holiday tree. And just like Floridians, we got a fake tree that we can use for years to come. Hopefully the cats won’t shred it to pieces. As for IKEA, they had many an awesome thing. I especially liked these hand puppets:

A ... dolphin? And a ... frog?
A … dolphin? And a … frog?

I think the one on the left is a dolphin. Even though it has a mouth full of shockingly oversized, pinking-shear-sharp teeth. At least it has a blowhole on top. As for the other thing, we both figured it was a frog. Although it’s a frog with a bad case of Bram Stoker’s Dracula hair.

We did weights & measures today, as it’s almost one year exactly since we started on a diet filled with saturated fat and cholesterol, with no wheat and very little grains. I didn’t quite make 30 pounds lost, but I did pretty well for the year. From 165 pounds to 136.2; waist from 30″ to 25″; hips, ribcage, thighs, all down 4″-5″ each.

But saturated fat is deadly, you say. Your heart will explode! Well, not with BP at 100/60, total cholesterol at 154, and a non-fasting blood glucose (2 hours after eating) of 90. All numbers are improved since dropping grains, especially wheat, which are the real culprits in heart disease. But don’t take my word for it; listen to Dr. Michael Eades, Dr. William Davis, or check out some of the research archives at The Weston A. Price Foundation for starters. Your eyes may be opened.