- Monday Mar 26, 2001
Back from vacation....sunburned, swollen ankles, sinus infection.
- Thursday Mar 22, 2001
Still here on Island 141...boat not ready to sail quite yet...still working on the sail. I received a note in a bottle yesterday saying why don't I just swim the rest of the way to Island 140. It would be a 24 hour swim, non-stop. I thought about it, but decided I am going to go ahead and finish the sail on the boat and then leave by boat.
Good morning, everyone! Today Hubby and I leave for our long weekend at the beach! :) It is sunny and high forecasted at 68 degrees fahrenheit for today. I am still at 141, weightwise. We plan to do a LOT of walking, along the beach and on the fishing piers...and we might fish if the fish are biting. I will miss all of you and plan to see you back here Monday morning. Take care, all of you and have a great weekend!
- Wednesday Mar 21, 2001
Boat is repaired and now I am making a sail for it. Island 140 is the last island in this chain of islands and the largest and the most difficult to get to of all the islands. But a sail should help instead of only boat paddles. Sometimes, to get to where we are going takes a little extra effort. I have found some good, healthy foods on this island. Wild yams, also a type of stringbean that grows on a very long vine, lots of fresh berries and nuts. Also, I have roasted the fish I caught and cleaned and prepared to take them with me on the completion of this journey. Will be leaving soon! :)
Good morning, everyone! Rainy morning here in South Carolina, supposed to clear up later and be beautiful. I have already fed the birds and squirrels. I have been sitting here by the window, watching them eat their breakfasts. Tomorrow Hubby and I will be leaving for our long weekend at the beach. (Forecasted to have warm, sunny weather throughout weekend, beginning tomorrow.) So, if I don't get to post tomorrow before we leave, I will catch you all Monday. However, I will be thinking of all of you while I am away, as I always do. Menu for today is: Breakfast: 2 cheesetoasts, 1 banana, 1 decaf coffee. Lunch: Fruit plate, decaf coffee. Supper: Soup, crackers, decaf tea. Snack, if have one: orange. Treadmill workout and lots of water. Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Tuesday Mar 20, 2001
Work is coming along well on the boat. Soon I will be on my way again, destination is the big Island 140.
Good morning, everyone! Cold, windy, rainy day in South Carolina. Menu for today is Breakfast: Decaf coffee. Lunch: Chicken breast, slaw, roll, tea. Snack: banana. Supper: Soup, crackers, tea. Snack: orange. Total: 1200 calories. Treadmill workout again. Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Monday Mar 19, 2001
The fishing is great here on Island 141. But I must not allow myself to continue to be distracted...I've got to get back to work on the boat!
Good morning, everyone! Sunny and cool here in South Carolina. I only ate one time yesterday and that was at the buffet...I don't think I went over 1200 calories. Anyway, I've only got one more to go to be at goal. Hubby and I are planning on leaving Thursday afternoon for a long weekend at the beach. :) Supposed to be good weather this weekend at the beach, sunny and warm. Okay...menu for today: Breakfast: Banana and decaf coffee. Lunch: Turkey burger, baked fries, decaf tea. Snack: orange. Supper: Soup, crackers, decaf tea, decaf coffee. 1200 calories. Lots of walking. Have a great day, all of you!
- Sunday Mar 18, 2001
Still here on Island 141, working on my boat. Hopefully, I will soon be on my way again. Lots of good fishing here.
Good morning, everyone! Partly sunny, with high 57 degrees fahrenheit today in South Carolina. Taking Hubby out to eat at his favorite buffet restaurant after church services. So, only coffee this morning for breakfast. Lunch will probably be 1200 calories at the buffet. Maybe an orange and more coffee tonight. Lots of walking, but faster than this kitty. Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Saturday Mar 17, 2001
I am having to repair my boat today, so I stopped by an island this morning, Island 141. These islands are so small, they have numbers instead of names. I also needed a fresh supply of food. This is all the food I had left in my boat. So, I guess I will look around and see what food I can find on this island to stock up before I am on my way again after I fix my boat.
Good morning, everyone! It is a very foggy morning here in South Carolina.
Supposed to be sunny and warm, with high forecasted at 65 degrees fahrenheit today. I was in the grocery store yesterday and there was a buy one, get one free deal on ice cream...Hubby LOVES ice cream...so, I reached into the freezer and picked out 2 cartons, 1 strawberry for Hubby and the other neapolitan, in case I might decide to have a little. Neapolitan has chocolate in it and I love chocolate. That way Hubby still got his favorite, strawberry, in the second ice cream, neapolitan, which has vanilla, strawberry, and my favorite, chocolate, too. I put both cartons in my buggy, with people standing in a line behind me, ready to get their ice cream deals. Then it occurred to me...."What am I doing??? I KNOW I'll eat at least one carton of this ice cream if I get this! Which will probably mean a gain!!!" I got the 2 cartons of ice cream out of the grocery buggy and put them back, with people still standing in line behind me. So, then I headed for the fresh produce and fruit department and got fresh fruit instead of the ice cream. Menu for today is: Breakfast: toasted pimento cheese sandwich, banana, decaf coffee. Lunch: Hotdog, baked french fries, decaf tea. Snack: apple or orange. Supper: Soup, crackers, decaf tea. Total: 1200 calories. Workout and Water. Have a great Saturday, all of you! :)
- Friday Mar 16, 2001
Beautiful out here on the sea...The dolphins make their chatter to one another as they playfully leap in and out of the water. I passed another small island earlier this morning. It looked similar to Island 143. I rowed on past, as you can see to the left.
Good morning, everyone! Sunny and warm, with high forecasted at 78 degrees fahrenheit here in South Carolina today. It's time for a mug of coffee.Love that coffee in the morning! Today's menu is: Breakfast: banana, toasted pimento cheese sandwich, decaf coffee. Lunch: hotdog with chili, tossed salad, decaf tea. Snack: orange Supper: Soup, crackers, decaf tea. Total: 1200. Workout and Water. Btw, my Hubby says hello to all of you! Have a great day! :)
- Thursday Mar 15, 2001
Goodbye, 143! I'm on my way again! Spent most of yesterday building my boat (why didn't they do that on Gilligan's Island?). I've left behind the beautiful plateau Island 143. I knew those coconut trees were good for other things besides coconuts! Yes! I have a coconut tree boat that I am presently gliding along in. Took a lot of work to make it and get off the island. But it was worth it! It is beautiful out here on the ocean. I've already seen some dolphins. I brought along some of the island food with me.
Heavy rain in South Carolina. Storms predicted. Menu for today: Breakfast: banana, toasted pimento cheese sandwich, decaf coffee. Lunch: barbequed no-skin chicken breast sandwich, 1 cup green string beans, decaf tea. Snack: orange. Supper: Soup and salad, decaf tea. Total: 1200. Water and Workout! Have a great day, all of you! :)
- Wednesday Mar 14, 2001
Good morning, everyone! Currently it is sunny and 50 degrees fahrenheit, with high forecasted at 74 for South Carolina today. I really was expecting a favorable change in the number to the left this morning, but, no go. Is there such a thing as drinking too much water? I had almost 100 ounces yesterday, thinking I was doing a good thing. I am wondering if drinking too much water can hold a person back. I do feel that I drink a lot of water...and it's not because I am thirsty, but because I think it will help...but I am still on this plateau. The island of 143...it is a nice island...there are palm trees here and it is usually sunny and warm on this island...seagulls keep me company and when I get bored, I go swimming in the ocean. There are lots of coconut trees here, too and I've created so many new recipes using coconuts....I also found a potato-like plant that grows on the other side of this island, along with an abundant supply of fresh berries and bananas from banana trees over there. I'm getting better at fishing and the fish are delicious! All I have to do is get a fire going, which takes a couple of hours and I roast the fish I catch over the fire after cleaning them. No, I haven't seen the movie Castaway, but maybe I should? I'm thinking more of Gilligan's Island. Anyway, here I am, marooned on 'Island 143' and have been here for about 3 weeks or so. My menu for today??? How about: Breakfast: Roasted fish, coconut dream pie, baked potatoes. Snack: Berries. Lunch: More roasted fish, coconut heaven, baked potatoes. Snack: banana. Supper: Fish and potato stew with wild onions on the side. How does that sound? But that's not my menu for today. The real one is: Breakfast: banana, toasted pimento cheese sandwich, water, decaf coffee. Lunch: Fish sandwich with lettuce (yes, I talked myself into it), baked french fries, decaf tea. Snack: orange. Supper: Soup,crackers, decaf tea. Total: 1200 calories. Treadmill workout or walk outside. Have a great day, all of you! :)