Anyway, the baby came to visit for a couple of hours yesterday so the parents could enjoy a rare 70 degree day in February riding their motorcycle. I was glad to rearrange my day to have all that sweetness in my house for a few hours. The baby is a very good crawler and can take a few steps. Most of the time, crawling is the preferred method of getting around. It is much faster than walking right now. I wish I could post a video of that little head down and the full steam ahead crawling manner. It is like "Who has time to look where you're going? I've got to get there!"
The baby is still happy to be carried too and that is what I like to do best - carry and snuggle that precious child. They are little for such a short time. So, yesterday, I spend a good bit of time carrying around 20-25 extra pounds, gladly.
Not long after I was alone again, I realized that my right hip was really talking to me. (It is the one that is malformed from birth and has arthritis.) Most of the time, the pain is managed with mega doses of turmeric. Yesterday, I had to hit the prescription stuff. It took care of the pain and I am fine this morning. I knew exactly what caused the pain yesterday - extra weight. I know exactly what will alleviate pain in the future - less weight.
It was something I already knew. But I needed to be reminded. I am glad I was reminded in such a sweet way.
THM Update: I learned after my last post that I shouldn't do the plan as I described. That plan is for stubborn weight. I understood that part and felt like my weight was indeed stubborn! But cycling between the meal types as life or the body dictates should be followed for three months before doing what I described. I found out on the second day, so no harm had been done. I've been trying a lot of new recipes. Soon, I'll do a post reviewing the ones I've tried. So far. there has only been one that 65MD and I have both agreed to never, ever eat again - ever.