Monday, April 23, 2012
Hi everyone, I found a new fav snack. I tried those Emerald Cocoa Roasted Almonds. Just enough cocoa to kill the need for chocolate. It is made with dark chocolate so it has the antioxidents and good potassium and protein. One ounce gives you 6 protein 3 dietary fiber and 1 sugar. Plus 210 potassium and only 25 sodium. Of coarse it has 13 g of fat but it is the healthy kind and only 150 calories. It is a lot better than eating candy bars ! I put my ounce in a little cup on my desk and just much one at a time. I am craving other things (more harmful) less and they taste really good.
I managed to do my 10 min this am and am gonna try for another 10 min before lunch. Today we are having Lean sirloin burger (homemade) and salad (heavy on the cucumber).
I am still having a lot of pain, but I don't want it to keep me in bed all day. I got up at 6 am and had breakfast by 7:30. I drank my tea with agave nectar and took my am vitamins. I am gonna listen to some magazines for service this afternoon and paint for awhile. I really need to get the vineyard done. It is supposed to be a belated wedding present. So I need to get cracking on it.
I almost cracked last night cause It was so late getting home from the meeting and I was so tired. We almost broke down and went to KFC (NOOOOOO!!!) Ha ha ha. I came to my senses half way there and said NO, we need to go to the store and buy some lean meat and stuff for salad and cook. So we dragged our tired selves to the store and ended up making home made burrito wraps. It was very good. Today we are having our salad and meat. So I am very proud of myself for sticking to my guns and not eating the bad stuff! I am slowly munching on an ounce of my almonds while I log and blog. In a while I will do another 10 min workout and fix the salad for our lunch.
I am trying to change my thinking (little by little) and am celebrating the little victories I make. I have been having a new thought in my head lately as I shop. It was something I read in an article about eating. It was "if you are not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you really aren't hungry". I have been keeping that thought in my head as I shop, and I find I am making better choices. I have been staying away from most processed foods and shopping for my fruits and veggies first. What ever is left goes for some lean meat and milk, etc. So I feel that I have been making some progress in important areas of my life.
Right now we have no cookies, cakes, chips or other junk in our house, and I am very proud of that. Little victories!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Sending my love to all! Joyce
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I was able to get up at 7:30 and do a 10 minute workout. I logged my food I am eating now. According to my Just Dance 3 I walked across Central Park. :)
I am gonna get ready for service (gonna make calls) and then lunch, study, meeting in that order.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I am glad to be up and moving. I am still having pain but I took some heavy duty pain med last night and it eased the pain a little. I was feeling quite sick to my stomach after the med so I had a snack and went to bed. Still woke up a lot but I do feel better overall today.
Love to All! Joyce
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Well got up today for service but my back decided not to cooperate. I could not stand upright. I don't know if it is the rain, weather change, or the workout I did yesterday, but my left hip and back are so bad right now I can hardly stand up. I really hate these days. It could also be the fibromalygia acting up. I wish I knew what causes this. I will be most glad after armegeddon when all our pain is taken away! I would not care what job I had to do if I was not in such pain.
My hubby had to go meet for service without me, but he is coming back at noon to see if he can help me get ready to at least go out this afternoon and make some calls. I am gonna go lay back down and rest for a couple more hours and hope the pain subsides enough for me to do that. I was crying since I really wanted to go today. There are a few other things I wanted to do today too, but when this happens I can hardly make it to the bathroom.
I have learned to take each day for what it is. I cry with dissappointment on occassion but know that Jehovah and His Son are working hard to make things better for us. I always remember that we suffer for a reason and that the most important thing is for Jehovah's name to be sanctified and his soverignty to be vindicated. Our suffering is because of his enemy and I am so glad to understand the issues. I really hate to hear people blame Jehovah God for the suffering. I will be glad when the ones who oppose him are gone. I am grateful that he sustains me in time of need and helps me to maintain my integrity in the face of everything.
I hope all of you are having a good day. At least I started the day with prayer and a healthy breakfast. I found the Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal. I had it for the first time this am and it is pretty good. I like the ingredient list which I am able to read the few ingredients LOL! I have been watching lables alot more and trying as much as possible to avoid processed foods. I am learning and growing in that way. I can't wait to check out the farmers market that is starting in May to get some stuff straight from the farmers!
Love to you all, gonna go rest up and see if I can make it out this afternoon. If at first you don't succeed....try...try...again! At least I am not feeling too bad emotionally today! Love, love, love, you all! Joyce
Friday, April 20, 2012
Well, I didn't sleep last night at all. Sometimes that happens (alot actually) but I am used to it. I decided to try and stay up today and pass out after the meeting tonight. Ha Ha....
I managed to get an early workout in this am from 8:15 to 8:45. I was sweating alot but not stressing too much. I decided to do what I consider an easy workout with my EA Sports active game. I have a dance program I made up myself on there. I was also able to use my 2.5 pound wrist weights. First time I have used them in months. It felt good.
My daughter, son-in law, and myself did some research on the prickly pear and found out it is good for stablizing blood sugar. We also found that agave nectar is good for inflamation issues (so I am gonna go get some today). It works as a natural sweetner too. So I am gonna start trying some in my tea. I haven't been drinking anything except water and milk for over a month now and I am getting tired of having just that. I do want to keep away from sugar though so I had some tea today and added honey for my sweetner. I figured it is healthier than sugar.
We have our meeting tonight as a switch up. One of our sister congregations is having their overseer this week. I just hope I can pay attention after being up all night and day. I want to sleep tonight so I can get up early for service tomorrow.
I think I might paint for awhile. Working on a paint by number, vineyard. I had to break out my magnification visor because the numbers on this one are so small. :)
As I told everyone recently, my daughter was reinstated before the memorial. Some of you knew her before me. She lost alot of weight in the past year. I think some pictures are being submitted to Womens Day Magazine from the Sparkpeople editor. She is very excited. I found out just a few days ago, but no details really. Just reading her blog. I will let you all know more when I do.
Thanks for all the recent encouragement, I really need it. I am in a fragile place right now. I feel like it could all tumble down around me again in the blink of an eye. So I am gonna hang onto every good day that I can and not think about yesterday or tomorrow, just now.
I hope everyone is having a good day today. Love to all of you! Joyce
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