Got home and now I have to unpack all this stuff. I had a great time sewing for 4 days with the only interruptions being meals and going to quilt shops.
I told you about the junk food earlier. I only had some of it on Saturday evening. I had skipped supper because I wasn't hungry so that was a bad move on my part - when I was hungry the options were few. I watched the others as they ate and ate and then ate some more. The building where we ate our meals was not even 1/10 mile away. Guess which ones drove?
My friend that went with me is a registered nurse and I was telling her about low-carb and how cinnamon toast and French toast had been mentioned being served for breakfast and how I would just stay at the lodge and eat my protein bar for breakfast and she told me I could have cereal (???) instead. She told me about her allergies and how she wasn't supposed to have sugar, salt, peanuts, or dairy. Between meals she ate cookies, candy, and moon pies, whoopie pies, and more cookies. (???) She got a smoothie at McDonald's on the way home. She has a bad heart, a bad back, and has just had surgery on her shoulder. She is obese and getting obeser and obeser (I made that word up). Too bad our quilt retreat years will probably be cut short.
There were three morbidly obese women there who were really having trouble walking. They were very nice women. One talked to me about her conditions and how she wanted to get off of her prescription medicine. I told her how low-carb had worked for me. I showed her the herbal supplement I take for blood pressure, and told her how kelp had helped me clear up my thyroid problems. She then told me about cooking for her family and how they loved potatoes as though she would therefore have to eat them too. She was already defeating herself. She has fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. I forget if she was diabetic or not; I think she was. There were so many ailments among these obese women that I have lost track.
These gals ate junk, watched the clock for meal time, went to eat, came back for more junk, ate meal, ate junk, ate meal, ate more junk, went to bed. I would say of the 36 women there, maybe 8 were of normal weight.
The next retreat is in October. I am already registered for it and have paid as there is a waiting list. I really enjoyed it. In October I could very well be at my goal weight and enjoying maintenance. That's the plan.