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.
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
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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