Monday, February 28, 2011
It's been a very rough weekend. $1083 for a new water heater on Friday, installed on Saturday, quit working on Sunday, Repair men back out here today (monday). Month end was today, and I accomplished a bunch at work! Almost beat my record - if I hadn't gotten sick I would have beaten it! Got stuck in the snow on the way home, but was able to maneuver my way. I shoveled for 25 minutes, and my daughter helped for 15 before we gave up. Ended up calling plow people on craigs list to get anyone here that would plow our road & driveway. We went out to dinner Friday night, and I was very disappointed my "sirloin chop" ended up being a cube steak! And it was greasy. So I ate all my salad, a tiny bit of this greasy burger thing, and half of the potato. Dreading what the weekend did to me - no exercise (fell on Ice), and that greasy burger, I decided to weigh myself yesterday. I was down 4 more pounds!!! So I went to my favorite thrift store and bought some jeans. Now I was wearing 26's and some 24's on January 1st. I am comfortably in 22's and 20's fit, just snug! I can't believe it! Amazing!! I want to do my new workout video - it's from an MS group, free for those with Multiple Sclerosis. It looks like a great addition, and just the switch I need to get back into exercising without hurting my sore lower back. It's not as painful as usual, I definitely am strengthening my back muscles with this exercise. I am having wicked lower back spasms & neck spasms! And they come outta no where. I'll be at a checkout counter, and just suddenly have to close my eyes and hold onto something. Fun Fun. It's only happening 3-4 times per day now, so that's good. I can still function. I'm working from home the next couple of days, so that will help too.
Well, the water heater repair guys have been here for an hour now, and still no hot water. . and no exercise with them here either.. plus I need to shower tonight/tomorrow.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
A friend said to me, "I don't know if I could do that, I don't know if I could give up my favorite foods".
So I'm thinking, what were my favorite foods? Well, Cheesecake is one - and I found a spark fix to that I used this recipe, used nilla fat free wafers and put them in little cupcake cups: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=384073 Ok, what else is there... I used to LOVE milk chocolate. Just plain milk chocolate. Now every week or two my husband and I share a half of a dark chocolate hershey's bar. I no longer crave milk chocolate. Heck, I don't even crave chocolate. Ok, what else was there.. Mac & Cheese. I will find a new recipe for that using whole wheat pasta. Not off limits either, just a little modified. Hmm... what else? We made a low sodium chinese chicken with brown rice that was delicious. I don't know. I haven't really given anything up?
Ok, I have given up having other people prepare my food. I only go to one restaurant I trust to eat actual food - a local coney island that is cheap and will give me salt free food! Yes - they cook just for me! For only $8 I get two chicken & veggie kabobs, baked potato, veggies, large side salad, and optional pudding. I skip the pudding, add cheese and bacon to my potato, and eat only half my meal and I'm stuffed! It's soo yummy too. I never cared for anything other than chili's chips & queso. I still like their queso, but I don't crave it. the more I go without unhealthy food, the more I crave oranges, apples, water, chicken, cous cous, rice.
In 53 days, I didn't actually give up my favorite food. I literally began having healthier favorites! Go figure!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I'm feeling much better this morning. The feeling of gloom is gone. I think I'm having a little anxiety, but not sure what from yet. lol. Overall I feel pretty positive, and I'm so excited. I took out an old pair of pants that I bought about 2 years ago. I wore them for a bit, and they were snug, I put them on today, and the waist fit comfortable, a bit loose. Well, by the time I got to work they are falling down! ha! lol. My thighs are a little tight still. I actually gained an inch there though - muscle? Hopefully those will start to get a little smaller too. I was also able to wear a smaller size bra!! So this weekend I'll look for some new pants - the current new size, and one size smaller. I am going to buy new bras the next weekend after that. I'm officially down 30 lbs from the beginning of this journey. I'm excited to lose more before summer!!! :) :)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I'm having a huge difficult time today. I am not sure why or where this is coming from, but I feel a sadness for no reason at all. I want to go eat something thick, chocolate, and bad for me. I want to stuff myself until I'm beyond full and then go nap. I'm not going to do either, because I know this feeling will pass. I just wish there was a reason for the feeling. Something I can pinpoint and either fix, change, or accept and move on. But nope. Nothing's really wrong in my life. The only thing really bothering me is my house is a mess. No matter how much I have been cleaning, it's still a mess. My husband has been helping a little with dishes & cooking dinner, but I have to be in the kitchen with him when he does it - I cant clean a different room or do something out of his site. LOL. He says he likes my company. I think it's because I end up doing most of the work. So I'm going to finish my work on the computer (for actual work) and bring my daughter to the doctors during my lunch break, and try to get the house picked up. I really need to keep this depressed feeling in check so it doesn't overwhelm me or bring me down!!! I'm also blogging so I can remember for when I'm asked.
Monday, February 21, 2011
I'm not quite sure how. After snow shoveling and walking a half mile, I laid down on my bed to relax for a minute. I rolled over and somehow my left thumb ended up in the outside corner of the right eye! Yeouch! I also have an eye twitch in my left eye (you can't see it but I can feel it). I'm gonna go to bed early!
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