Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Something great has happened. My crabby husband come home from work yesterday, we had dinner and at 6:10 p.m. he said he was tired, and felt like going to bed. I suggested we practice dancing, and he agreed "For 5-10 minutes only" Well, one half hour later, he had to change his solid sweat shirt, because he decided to run some errands! Talk about energized. AND he's got it. He is a guy that has never danced...We took lessons about 10 years ago, and he learned one step (slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, etc) He uses that for fast, slow, ANY kind of music. Well, he is so excited that he was literally "dancin in the shower" this early a.m. AND wants to practice tonight! He said it is so much more fun than the treadmill! (hmm....think I have been mentioning THAT one for 20 years....)
I am doing great eating wise. Had a bag of popcorn while I worked yesterday, so altered dinner to accomodate the calories and had the old green bean pasta for the marinara sauce. It was delicious, and kept me within my calorie range.
I didn't sleep well last night. My incision line is so painful. I am scared, but will give it another week, before I call to have things checked. I have been coughing so much that it may just be sore muscles, scar tissue stretching or tearing a little...and no concern. OR it may be a problem starting. OR it may be what a have for life. No matter how hard I try to put it out of my head, the anxiety keeps surfacing....I finally just laugh at myself. Nothing I can do but give it to God again...I sure don't want to hold on to the fears.
I changed my ticker today...down 3 pounds. I am again, ah...past the half way point! Goal or Bust!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I am so excited. Hubby was in a funky mood yesterday. Always, before anything that is social, involves travel or something new...I was determined to get him to dance class. It helped that some good friends had encouraged him. and I know THESE guys can't dance either! So we went...and he LOVED it! It was really fun. AND, he said he would be willing to try the tango once he gets this down. One of the other couples we went with did the Salsa class after the swing class. Hubby said his system was already in too much shock. One step at a time...BUT he also wants to go dancing on Friday night. Country night. Line dance and country swing lessons, then dance til you drop. A great way to practice and get fun exercise! Yippee! I have spent so many years in dance class. It is great to have him jump on board.
I ate SO well yesterday! All that jazz did it for me...I am off to a great start with a 200 cal breakfast - ff cottage cheese and a ton of cilantro with corn tortilla...Again, a huge salad for lunch with TJ's eggplant parmesan and fresh veggies and fish for dinner. Sounds so yummy....
Monday, January 08, 2007
Last night I watched (for the umpteenth time) All that Jazz. I love Bob Fosse, and have so appreciated the artistry of this film. However, it hit me in a different way last night. I saw a man who so abused his body, and realized (again) that even tho it is not speed, or other drugs, FOOD and too much of it, takes me down the road of self destruction. Another great wake up call.
After overeating last night, and finally being over the flu, holiday stress, parental support, I just ate a bowl of rice/quinoa and flax seeds, with collard greens...fresh orange, and I am on my way again. Mindfully eating. No more toxins.
We are starting a West Coast Swing class tonight with some of our friends. One couple has been at it for a while, and although swing has never been my favorite dance, I am up for excercise, and anything that my hubby is willing to do with me. So Mondays are now dancin' nights! Once my hubby gets this down, I want to TANGO, and salsa, and so on...
Sunday, January 07, 2007
What a difference 24 hours makes. I was feeling so much better by last night. A little lingering cough, but no more muscle aches and headache, etc. NOW, maybe we can get the Christmas tree down!
I slept in LATE this morning, so am having "breakfast" for lunch. Raw granola with soy milk, and an orange from Farmers Market...We are having enchiladas at some friends tonight. I am bringing a salad (big) so will try to fill up on it, and get back in the swing of things. Haven't had much in the way of fruits and veggies these past several days.
Nice to feel human again. My incision site is very sore...I got pretty anxious about it, but think all is well. I guess violent coughing can make anyone's belly hurt. Will I be paranoid about this the rest of my life?
Saturday, January 06, 2007
I slept almost 12 hours last night. Nyquil...but feel a little better tonight. Went to farmers market (VERY quick trip, with hubby driving) which is only 1/2 mile away, and at least got some fresh fruit and veggies in the house.
Most of the day has been spent vegging on the couch...and in finally unpacking from my recent trip. I am starting to feel crabby, and think that is a good sign. At least I care enough to have some kind of reaction. Til now, I have felt too blah the past several days.
Not counting calories today. I am wondering how I managed to get through all my surgeries, when I can't get past a few days with the flu??? I guess I had more tolerance for myself then...and I wasn't SICK! I was recovering. Now I am playing the "I should" (feel better, do something, get up off the couch) game...pretty ridiculous...
I'm going to make some tea.
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