Monday, August 5, 2013

Second breakfast

If you are familiar with the Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, you will know that the Hobbits have second breakfast. This was our second breakfast today. I was hungry before lunchtime, so I made us some guacamole and a gazpacho salad and it was so nice and cool outside we went out on the deck and ate. I loved how this all looked on my Natalie Lete plates and the mats I made, so I thought I would post it for you. Pretty, isn't it?

The other day in my Weight Watchers meeting, one of the more elderly women spoke up and said that she really needed to eat a lot of food because she was always hungry, comparing herself to the Hobbits, and said she always had second breakfast, like the Hobbits.

First of all, I love that this woman actually knew this fact about hobbits, she really didn't look like someone that would even know what a hobbit was, just goes to show, you cannot judge people on appearance alone!
Second of all, it is a brilliant idea! Since I started WW four weeks ago, I have only been hungry one day, and that was when I had a brain malfunction and drank a jumbo sweet tea and ate a chocolate bar for breakfast! No, no, no! By the way, I weighed in last Friday and got a gold star for losing my first 5 pounds and also two extra pounds. Today I weighed 8 pounds less and pants zipped up that did not fit me four weeks ago. Loving how I feel right now! I am staying right within my target points, eating mostly fruits and veggies, one to two dairy portions, one whole grain, 6 eight ounce glasses of water, and one lean protein a day, all in smaller portions than I used to eat. This is easy easy easy to do!

This is my new adult sippy cup. When Wes was little she had the coolest sippy cups, why didn't I think to have one as well?! Have you seen these cups around? I love my ceramic cups, and you know that, but for the car and outside, this is my new friend. I make sure it is full all day long and I get all the water I need. I carry it around with me just like Wesley used to do with her cups.

And Wesley has one too. Couldn't convince Gerry, haha! Check out the Harry Potter book on the table. It's so funny, every summer before Wesley goes back to school she reads her complete HP collection. She read the first one in kindergarten, read the Goblet of Fire by herself in second grade. I'm sure these books heavily influenced her writing, just like they have for many kids. I loved reading these books...
Were you ever a Harry Potter fan?

These two little babies came for a visit this morning. We have been watching them grow up this summer. The first time we spotted them, they looked like a couple of large rabbits running through the yard. They come by with mom and dad, and sometimes some aunts and uncles, nearly every day.  Hard to get a good photo of them through the window and they would not be still, a bee was torturing them, but they were so sweet to watch in our yard, munching on the clover, and all of my plant material..... oh deer, why do you need to eat all of my flowers!?


littlemancat said...

Good for you! You're doing so well.
Nice pics, love the Hobbit's second breakfast - but do remember that we "more elderly" folks were reading that lovely book back in the 60s and we're now in our 60s. Yep, appearances are just that, appearances, not the whole picture.
Have read all the Harry Potter books as my son was reading them - a wonderful world in those books.

Tracey Broome said...

YAY for us elderly folks that know what's going on out there! I remember all the boys in my school had The Hobbit in their back pocket, always reading it, but not the girls. I came to know it once Wesley found it. No offense to the "older" folk out there, it's just that this woman looked like she spent time at the beauty salon and the mall, not reading Tolkien, haha!

Susan Wells said...

Congrats Tracey!! And what a happy desk for Wes to work at!! Yay!

Melissa Rohrer said...

I remember reading those Harry Potter books at bedtime to my now 21 year old son. Until he got too old for that ritual, that is. Sometimes I'd get so engrossed I'd forget to read out loud.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Susan, yep Happy Desk!
Melissa, I did the same thing, I was always sad to get to the end of those books when we read them together. Wen Wesley started reading them on her own, I had to wait for her to finish so I could read them. Ahhh, the good o.d days haha!

Lori Buff said...

I always think of hobbits when I'm hungry in the middle of the day.

We've been watching a couple of fawns here at Penland too, it's fun but not as fun as them coming into your yard. That's awesome!

Tracey Broome said...

Ahhhhh, fawns at Penland, could life be any better!

Anonymous said...

a pretty lunch is filling in its own way.
and there is not enough space here to tell you about the Harry Potter love that goes on in this house, we're all fans, but Moon has taken it to a whole new level for the last year.

Tracey Broome said...

Harry potter world is a wonder!

Michèle Hastings said... surprised me to hear that Wes read Harry Potter in kindergarten... my Danielle read it in COLLEGE! I forget that my little girl is now in her mid-thirties.
It was not yet released in the U.S. but her young adult lit prof. got copies of it for the students to read... and we were both hooked.
Keep inspiring me to get back in shape... you go girl!!

Tracey Broome said...

Glad I'm inspiring you! Go for it, you know the plan!!
Yeah, Harry Potter was with us all through elementary and middle school, me and Gerry and Wes were all three hooked.