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Day 114: GF Pumpkin/Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies this morning.

Where have you been all my life?  I seriously enjoy the taste of almond flour and flax meal. It is not floury tasting. More grainy.  And my tummy is very happy!  Also, these cookies are rich and moist.  I don't feel the need to eat more than one. I just savor each morsel!

:)

I am puttering around this morning. Enjoying a week with no rigid schedule.

I am getting ready for lunch with my friend Sandy. I think we are doing Bloody Mary's at the Ram.

I should probably just have one. Because I need to either hit the trail or the gym when I get home.

I feel almost pain free this morning. I just stepped on the scale.  Of course, I wish the numbers were going down more quickly. But I am happy with my state of mind and relaxed physical state.

I am going to finish my tea and do a bit of bible study.

I am also looking forward to spending some time with my ukulele and my piano.

My daughter and son-in-law come back from hunting later today. I have enjoyed spending time with my son, but I miss my daughter and her hubby almost as much as Honey dog does!

Here are my stats:

BP,Weight and Measurements 8/31/2015
BP: 96/74
Pulse: 64
Weight: 193 lbs
Neck: 14"
Chest: 43"
Waist: 38"
Hips: 45.5"
Biceps: R 14"/L 14
Thighs: R 22.5/L 22.5"
Calves: R 15"/L 14.5"
Ankles: R 9"/L 9"
Not much difference from last week.  But I am so impressed with my pulse and BP! I have been focusing primarily on my eating habits recently.  So now that I have some extra time on my hands, I will be focusing more on exercise.  That waist needs to budge in a downward direction!
Happy Monday!

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