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So so so so so sore...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Third full day of cleaning. Just when I thought I was really gaining strength, my body caught up with me. I feel sore, exhausted and just plain tired. But I really have worked hard, and with the new start of the diet and exercise, comes a nice, clean fresh house. I can't really complain...Only one more room to go, and that's the kitchen. After that, the house is completely clean and I have 3 days to do whatever I want, including getting back to the elliptical trainer/recumbent bike.

Fortunately starting Monday, keeping up the house is much easier than detail cleaning...

Almost completely out of food, but I need to hit the shower and just try and relax. Maybe I'll try to drive to the grocery store tomorrow. I can do it...I just need to remember that being positive is a first step to healing. And even though I'm aching like nobody's business, I am healing from the inside out.

Wish me luck...I am going to try to drive on a main road. Not for very long, but it's still very frightening to me....still, I can do it.

  
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BILL60 10/16/2014 6:44AM

    Enjoy the relaxation time. You've earned it.

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KOFFEENUT 10/16/2014 12:11AM

    I LIKE that - "healing from the inside out"!
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I'm a housecleaning machine!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

For the last two days, I have worked my ample backside off cleaning my very messy house. It's been 3 weeks since the last time I cleaned, and at that time I could barely move, and had to have my DH help. Not this week! Though I did not formally exercise, I cleaned for nearly 4 hours yesterday and for 2.5 hours today!

I'm sore, my back aches, but only a little bit more tomorrow and my house is spotless. We're not just talking swiffer and a broom, we're talking on my knees wiping baseboards and polishing doorknobs kinda clean! Whooo!

I found myself feel really hungry today, but after have a gorgeous veggie curry last night, with leftovers, I mixed a big bag of Miracle Rice with the curry and ate lunch a little early. UBER-good and was I ever full.

Now it's off to do up my menu for the week and order groceries...I still can't bring myself to go out on my own for too long (therefore, I order groceries), BUT I have done something that two years ago I never thought I could--I went out and got into my hubby's car and DROVE. It wasn't far, and it wasn't on a main road, but I did it. All the way to the grocery store and post office and back. It looks silly now that I've written it, but I've suffered so much with a severe anxiety disorder for so long, that just to go out on my own and get in the car seems amazing...to drive is AWESOME.

Now on to conquer the world. :D

  
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KOFFEENUT 10/14/2014 11:20PM

    You are making AWESOME progress (and not just on housecleaning!)
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MONTREALESTMOI 10/14/2014 11:16PM

    Housework burns A LOT of calories! Congrats to you!

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MM11113 10/14/2014 11:13PM

    Keep up the good work!

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KEEPITUP62 10/14/2014 11:01PM

    Sounds like an awesome workout to me. 4 hours of heavy cleaning is a great way to get fitness in. emoticon
Good for you and you reap the benefits of a sparkly clean house after it's all completed.

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Wait...Wasn't I supposed to do housework?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Well, this was a prime example day of the spirit being willing, but oh my gosh was the flesh weak. I just said phooey on my housework (which I really DO need to do tomorrow) and off my DH and I went to do some shopping after a binge tv marathon of Twin Peaks.

Yeah...I love being this lazy and irresponsible. The empty nest thing isn't half bad. :D

Here is the recipe for the lemon tart as requested by the sweet lady who commented...it's GREAT...I used Stevia and it was nearly a full cup and a quarter--but the recipe calls for only half a cup of honey. Whatever sweetener you use, just do a taste test first before you pour in the gelatin...here's the link:

http://www.thepaleomom.com/2014/10/guest
-post-kate-jay-lemon-tart-autoimmune-p
rotocol-friendly.html

Tomorrow I'm going to make some sugar free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I will have to figure up the nutritional values, but they look to be fine as long as i stay within 2 cookies for dessert.

And tomorrow is back to exercise. I'm actually looking forward to tomorrow--despite the time I'll be huffing and puffing and throwing expletives to the recumbent bike. I really hope I can move it up a notch to 10 minutes this week, but no hurry--no pushing. I need to take this slow....

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KOFFEENUT 10/13/2014 12:13PM

    Slow and steady on that exercise - I always get into trouble when I OVERdo!
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PICKIE98 10/13/2014 4:35AM

    Welcome to the club: I napped in the chair for two hours!!

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ZRIE014 10/13/2014 12:23AM

  have a good week

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No Exercise, it's the Weekend! AND I LOST 4 POUNDS!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Whooooooooooooooooooo. Ok ok, I know it's probably water, but it was nice to see the scale going the opposite direction!

Today was mostly dedicated to working with new sugar-free recipes and finding a way to make sure I didn't stray as my DH is home...had a great success with a lemon tart (made with a crust of unsweetened coconut & Medjool dates & a filling of gelatin, fresh lemons & unsweetened coconut milk).

Honestly it tasted, like, YUCK when I was filling the crust. But after it firmed up and sat for a while, omgosh it was delish.

I've also learned how to deal with hunger throughout the day using Miracle Noodles and lots and lots of water. I don't like drinking too much water, so when I can't stop a craving, I boil up a bag of 0-cal/carb/fat noodles and since I do like the taste of this bland product, it fills me up. I have found a recipe for Miracle Noodle 10 calorie chocolate cookies...so, I think I'll give that a go tomorrow and see what that might taste like...

Thank goodness, DH helps me with dishes on the weekend! My kitchen looked like it had exploded!

  
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KOFFEENUT 10/12/2014 2:06PM

    You ROCK!!!

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SALAM4545 10/12/2014 1:01AM

    Hmm, I would love the tart recipe...it sounds interesting. As for the dishes...Thank goodness for helping hands!

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One...more...minute...OUCH

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Well, I got one more minute on the recumbent bike FINALLY. Six minutes in total. At least I'm moving forward. I'm thinking I will add two days next week of some easy yoga to see if I like it.

But I'm still suffering with insomnia. I have been taking something to help me sleep at night, but I was feeling good enough that I thought I'd go without. WRONG. I gave up at 3 a.m. and took my pill and ended up sleeping in way past breakfast.

But giving up breakfast meant a nice sugar free dessert. So I have the most BRILLIANT butternut squash & black bean chili, and then a sugar free oatmeal apple crumble for dessert. And still I made it below what SparkPeople said I needed to have. I feel full and a tiny bit guilty for being full, but gotta admit it was a nice dinner.

I bought some Hershey's sugar free chocolate chips...want to make some cookies this weekend. It should be fun to experiment.

So onto the weekend when I get a break from exercise (mostly because I have to clean the entire house). But I made it. Monday-Friday I never stopped. Now let's see what week two will bring!

  
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KOFFEENUT 10/11/2014 11:29AM

    You are doing AWESOME on being consistent!
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