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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Apparently much of what I was miserifying about can be chalked up to...lady problems, shall we say? As I get further into this perimenopausal state, I'm definitely being impacted by the monthly hormonal swing much more dramatically than I have been since high school. It reminds me to be grateful for all those years I didn't have any real problems, but it's not much fun.

Still, we have now reached the just plain crampy, headachy and vaguely grumpy stage, and I don't feel like crying every moment. By tomorrow, I should be pretty much back to myself for another month.

  
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ILLINITEACHER52 12/10/2011 3:39PM

  "This too shall pass is the best phrase!

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MELLISOND 12/8/2011 8:41AM

    Oh I hear you! And I find that I am helped by: "This too shall pass." I like your term 'miserifying'...it definitely describes a certain mind set that I can get stuck in sometimes. Glad to hear your are feeling a bit better. emoticon

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MELLISOND 12/8/2011 8:41AM

    Oh I hear you! And I find that I am helped by: "This too shall pass." I like your term 'miserifying'...it definitely describes a certain mind set that I can get stuck in sometimes. Glad to hear your are feeling a bit better. emoticon

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EUPHRATES 12/8/2011 8:35AM

    I was just starting to get migraines during my period thanks to moving into peri-menopause when I first joined Sparkpeople. And haven't had them in about a year (in fact, I've only had ONE migraine this year, period - a miracle when you consider we started 12 hour shifts in January, it had me really worried). I credit getting healthier and SP. More motivation to keep it up, eh? :)

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Wednesday woes

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Well, the bad eating has caught up to me in the form of the scale inching up 5 pounds. But my period is due, so I'm not getting panicky about it, just determined to get back on track.

Which meant that I got myself downstairs and did both my lower body and core workouts, ignoring the signs of impending doom. By the time I got back up off the floor and headed for the ski machine, though, the giant headache could no longer be rebuffed. I am definitely feeling out of sorts.

So though I didn't get in the aerobic portion of the scheduled workout, I'm pleased that I got in as much as I did. If some Advil and resting get me past this, I'll head down there this evening and try again.

My current mantra is, "I am NOT getting sick. I am NOT getting sick...."

  
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EUPHRATES 12/8/2011 8:37AM

    FWIW, I bounce around 5 pounds all the time, they just gradually become a lower 5 pounds. Would be NICE to do this linearly, but that's just not my body. *sighs* Hang in there! emoticon

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Monday blues

Monday, December 05, 2011

Neither hubs nor I wanted the weekend to end, so we both stayed up too late, then couldn't sleep, and so I'm 3 hours late getting up. On the plus side, it means I got my 8 hours. But it also means I'm in my wake-up-with-Spark phase when I should alread be through that and finishing up my workout phase of the day.

Well, I have no appointments today, so I'm just moving everything back a little. But tomorrow morning I must rouse myself at that first alarm!

  
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COLEENCOLE 12/5/2011 5:39PM

    That is the spirit.

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BLUE42DOWN 12/5/2011 1:06PM

    Usually that's how my weekends go. Having to be at work on Monday means when I'm foolishly up three hours later than I should be (... guilty), I lose that sleep until I either crash early or sleep in on the next weekend.

On the plus side? You're not using it as an excuse to not do things.

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JILLITA55 12/5/2011 9:40AM

    Sparking is the first thing I do in the morning along with my black coffee

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A weekend off from working

Sunday, December 04, 2011

I finished a humungous work contract on Friday, and decided that I would not, under any circumstances, be doing any work this weekend. It's been quite lovely.

  
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COLEENCOLE 12/4/2011 5:10PM

    Nice break. So what are you doing with your time?

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SUGARSMOM2 12/4/2011 2:09PM

  we all need some down time . enjoy while you can .

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MARIE405 12/4/2011 12:31PM

    That is right take the weekend for you. emoticon

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EUPHRATES 12/4/2011 10:59AM

    And well deserved!
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Commitment in the fridge

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I grew up in a family where the only vegetables were canned, and the only leafy greens was iceberg lettuce. So I'm still struggling wit getting more fresh veg and leaves into my life.

Today and the grocery store, I decided that I'd just take the plunge. I bought swiss chard and kale and figured that I'd find recipes for them. I also bought lots of other veggies. I'm committed to getting that part of my eating up to where it needs to be.

Of course, now I'm completely intimidated by my purchases, and relieved that we have plenty of my turkey soup leftover for today!

  
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EUPHRATES 12/1/2011 5:04PM

    Do a search on the spark-recipes site. :) It's save me any number of times when I've forgotten to update/customize my organic produce delivery order and end up with something I have no idea what to do with.
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JLHUMMEL13 12/1/2011 3:54PM

    Bleh, I eat A LOT of vegetables but Kale and Chard are not my favorites! LOL Try this website for awesome recipes http://www.epicurious.com/

It's a "vegetarian" website but many of them you can easily add meat to with no problem. I personally LOVE vegetarian meals but also eat meat. They also have normal ingredients that most people can find at their normal grocery store. Try them, they're good!

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MISSG180 12/1/2011 1:27PM

    We don't, but an Earth Fare is opening only a block away from us next week. I'm very excited!

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JAMES731 12/1/2011 12:07PM

    Haha, I am with you! i have never cooked with Chard or Kale. One thing you may want to try and see if they have in your area is bountiful baskets. I won't endorce them here, of course, but I have been buying my produce from them. It is organic and cooperative.
Other than that, here is to you and your path to fresh veggie cooking. emoticon

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