Thursday, August 08, 2013
I have been like a whirlwind cleaning and purging my home of stuff the last two days. The stuff that I have accumulated is overwhelming and this cleaning is long overdue. While the two rooms I have concentrated on are not finished yet, they are in much better shape then before. I am proud of the success so far and thankful to have had the ability to focus on this task.
For the last two weeks I haven't been feeling 100%. My stomach (IBS?) has really been bothering me and I am just uncomfortable. This affects my breathing as well. It hasn't been bad enough to call the dr. but I may have to break down and do it. My sleep is off, my eating is not horrible, but could be better, and I have made it to the gym a few times. I'm not sitting around doing nothing, yet I still feel lousy.
My mood this week is focused on the upcoming anniversary of my brother, Jan's passing. It really is a difficult time for me. I try to keep it from my family because it bothers them to see me cry, but sometimes it just has to happen. To make this all worse, I committed to visiting friends out of town and I really just don't want to go. It's not that I don't want to visit them, but this is a tough week for me. I just want to get through it. I guess I was hoping the distractions would keep my mind busy, but I don't see it happening. It will be a long few days for sure. I hope to feel better so that my mood lifts some.
Sorry to dump....I was hoping to get some of the stress I am feeling out and feel more upbeat about my trip. We'll see tomorrow after a night's sleep. At the very least, Sunday will pass and my mood should lift some. Just in time for school to start in a couple of weeks....ugh.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
So today really tried me for making good choices. I attended a fashion show for my women's club. The brunch had a good share of protein choices, which I was very thankful for. It also had the typical carb fair. The waffles with whipped cream, pasta with artichokes, and assorted pastries looked delicious. And when they brought out the ice cream parfaits, my mouth watered! But thankfully I can say they all looked that way from afar because I haven't a clue what they tasted like.
It is moments like this that I remember how strong and determined I am to do this. I know there are times when I give in to the temptations, but today was a good day and I didn't! I am pretty proud of this. It helps me reach for the fruit bowl and walk away from the chips easier.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Today is my last day of winter vacation and I was reflecting on all I did this week. WOW was I busy! Here's a rundown:
Saturday.....shopping trip (bought new dresses in the misses department in smaller size!!!), mall trip (bought new tv stand)
Sunday....Ikea trip (just over an hour ride), family dinner, clean living room
Monday......Gym and then MAJOR cleaning in basement family room; start of
organization project 1
Tuesday......Drs appointment, more cleaning, gym, women's group meeting (I had to bring the snack)
Wednesday.....Lunch meeting for Relay For Life, gym
Thursday.....back to Ikea (another hour plus ride), nails done, dinner meeting for Relay For Life
Friday.....Laser hair treatment, shopping for party (I had to bring dessert), grocery shopping, hair color and cut, family party for daughter and her boyfriend
Saturday......gym, mall trip (bought new pants in a smaller size!!!), exchange of too big tv stand for smaller one, cleaning, start of organization project 2
Sunday.....gym, more cleaning, a wake, continuation of project 2, work for Relay
Okay...after typing all that and reliving it all, I am exhausted! But it amazes me too, as before I would never had had the energy to do all that. Losing almost 50 lbs has really increased my ability to get moving and accomplish goals set. I am thrilled to have gotten so much done during my vacation. I hope this energy continues! (It's also great for the weight loss too as it is hard to eat when you are covered in dust and moving so much.)
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