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Meet My Feet- Holy Socks

What I’m Eating or Drinking – Cottage Cheese
Mood – Pleased

I am a cheap skate when it comes to spending money on me.  It’s easy to go out and spend money on the kids or my husband but me, nope.  I just can’t do it. It’s almost as if a sense of overwhelming guilt comes over me, like that money will be needed elsewhere.  Where I get that feeling from, I don’t know.

Where am I going with this you ask?  Well many months back I brought my son to purchase a new sweatshirt, this was just before I fell sick.  When we were in the store I tried on a new pair of tennis shoes and even though I loved them, I passed them up.  My son looked at my socks and said what you really need is new socks!  I knew I had two holes in my socks.  Heck, nobody sees them.  He insisted that I purchase Women’s HeatGear® Socks by Under Armour Medium White.

I did purchase them that day. He had reasoned with me and told me that they would be the best socks I ever owned.  Ah, ok; suuuuure.

The first morning when I went for a walk I put them on. Sure, they were light, they felt good but magical, no.

Little did I know that the magic doesn’t start until you take your walk.  I take back each of my sarcastic comments, I’ll admit it, I was wrong and I will eat my words.  They ARE/ WERE the best socks I have owned.  They breathe!  No more sweaty feet.  I surely didn’t admit that I have sweaty feet, did I? It is supposed to clear up when this darn thyroid gets adjusted. Until then, my son solved my holy sock problem; with wonder socks.

Wake up

I had worn them when I went for my walk that day and a pair everyday since.  It was strange to feel air reach my feet, instead of the built-in barrier I was used.

I have rotated the same 3 pairs of socks as my daily socks for almost a year and guess what?

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Today one pair bit the dust. I’m back to holy socks.  Wonder if my son is up for a shopping trip this weekend? You’d never guess what is on my list, would you?

For today, the socks will have to wait. We planned on going out to a nature center and tap maple trees.  I was pretty excited to see how the process works because I have never witnessed the process before.

Brillion Nature 2

We went out to the sugarbush and my daughter happily added maple syrup taps and bags.  She LOVED her day! At the end of our day we enjoyed a scoop of ice cream with fresh, homemade maple syrup.

Whats on my meal plan for today?

Breakfast – 500 Calories

1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese (115)
4 Slices of Turkey Bacon (120)
1 Large Apple (101)
6 Almonds (105)

Saturday Lunch – 450 Calories
4 oz Turkey Breast on Salad (118)
2 Cups Salad Greens (22)
1 Medium Roma Tomato (35)
1 Slice of Red Onion (5)
5 Kalamata Olives (45)
¼ Cup Feta Cheese (99)
2 Tbs. Balsamic Vinaigrette (50)
1/3 Cup Cucumber Slices (16)

(Packing it for the day)

Saturday Dinner – 450 Calories
4 oz Beef Patty (284)
1 Slice Swiss Cheese (90)
Medium Ear of Corn on Cob (72)

Saturday Snack – 300 Calories
Scoop of Ice Cream
Maple Syrup Topping

I hope you enjoyed your Saturday!!

Nikki