Tuesday, August 02, 2011
The title is directed to me - I haven't been posting many blogs lately, and I'm just wanting myself to forgive me for this.
My doctor now believes I am pre-diabetic. My grandma was diabetic, so I know it is in my blood line. I won't want to be diabetic, but DUH - who does?!? I have a second blood test on Monday - one that I need to fast for. That's no problem for me. What WILL be a problem for me is to go down on the breads I eat. I do not consider myself a vegetarian (even though I do not eat meat), I consider myself to be a BREADitarian. That will be a struggle to work through.
My doctor did remind me that bread and other carbs are often loaded with sugar. I hope I will be okay. I truly hope I will be okay and get through this.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
doing so while living with scrooges is NOT easy. My step-son is downstairs right now playing his guitar. He chose to not go Christmas shopping with his dad - he has plans to help out friends this afternoon with moving. Yes, he has plans. Are they selfish...? I know I think they are, but I'm sure he sees it differently.
As the kids get older, they seem to care less and less about holiday cheer and more about how expensive their presents will be. New top-of-the-line knives for one (Seeing as ONE of these knives can cost about $250-$300 dollars, I think not). Very fancy new guitar for the other (costing around $1400-$2000). Really?? We already pay the mortgage, utilities, their school fees and clothes, and more!
Am I just feeling broke? Honestly, not really. Working with teenagers every day of the week shows me how some just don't seem to give a fig about others older than them.
Am I just taking my frustration with my students out on our two kids? I hate to admit it, but I'm sure that's part of it.
What I really want are some holiday Good Vibes right now. My husband is an amazing man that hates to do anything decorative for the holidays. So I choose to decorate as much as I can - happy to have help from him while I do this. Right now he's out doing some Christmas shopping - he says he's going to get supplies to make cookies to decorate. That'll be a blast! So I see I've got them. I've got the Good Vibes around me, I just need to focus on that and not take teenager angst personally.
I'm sure I was just as bad if not more so when I was a teenager. And lookie, I survived.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I think it's because I feel good about myself and how I am treating myself. Yay, me! Worked out on our elliptical machine - the sweat always feel so great. Honestly, I did not want to work out - feeling tired and worn out and mopey and blah blah blah. Yes, I was thinking of ways to avoid it. But did I? NO! I didn't because I am worth it.
I am worth it.
I believe I'm mostly done with my Christmas shopping. I filled up my Amazon wish list to help others out if they were interested. And I found kilns for sale in this area - used, but still looking great. I passed this on to my husband, and I honestly don't think he'll work on getting me one - they're too expensive! But hey, I thought the same thing when I asked for a potter's wheel... "Oh no, he won't get me that! It is way too expensive." And he got me one. Surprised the heck out of me that's for sure!
As I look back on my food entries, I continue to struggle with getting enough protein in my diet. I don't eat meat because the only kind of meat I ever liked were processed yucky meats. So I need to work on new items I can add to my food intake. I like nuts and beans, but they're not always enough for me.
I continue to work towards taking better care of myself. I do so because I want to show myself love and support. Because I am worth it!
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