Friday, October 03, 2014
Tomorrow I am having some friends over to hang out and watch movies in celebration of my 31st birthday, which is on Monday. I am looking forward to being social for a change. It is also forcing us to clean up and sort through the boxes that were just hanging out in the living room since we moved in at the end of June. I am so glad to see an entire car load of stuff go to Value Village and get out of the house. It feels so freeing.
Today I forced myself to take the dogs for a walk even though I am feeling very tired and it is raining. We ended up soaked, but I got 15 minutes of exercise in (and walked almost 1 km). I also want to do about 15 minutes of yoga later today, but I definitely need a rest first. I have spaghetti squash in the oven roasting right now, and I am going to mix it with broccoli and garlic, to go with beans and pork chops that we are having for dinner. It feels like a perfect meal for a rainy day. I am going to have a lot more veggies on my plate than meat though, which is still a strange feeling.
Tomorrow, even though we will be having some more junk-type foods, we are having homemade potato soup and chili for dinner. It was going to be pizza but I find that I just can't eat fast food as often anymore. It just doesn't appeal.
Anyway, must go do some work on my online courses.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Today has not been the greatest, pain-wise. My energy levels are crap, but I really didn't get a huge amount of sleep last night so that is not surprising. I just hate these days where I am tired because it makes it so much harder to ignore the chronic pain that I have been living with for so long. My hips, knees and fingers are very stiff today. I see the rheumatologist in two weeks, so maybe there will be more news or maybe a different treatment plan.
This morning I went to the local market with my mother and we picked up some lovely veggies and peaches. I can't get enough peaches these days. They are so incredible this year!
Between the market and a local farm that is near the barn where my horse is boarded, we have found some amazing deals on produce. It has cut our grocery bills down greatly this summer. I am not looking forward to the winter prices, or the cold weather really. I love the fall. warmer days, cool nights, gorgeous colours, the smell of wet leaves... what is not to like?
I cleaned up my computer with compressed air today. The amount of dust that blew out of it was phenomenal. It has been overheating a lot, so I figured I should just get off my butt and deal with it. I also pulled out my battery since it last 30 minutes tops. I can't believe how much cooler my computer is running, even when I play an online game that has always been a cause of the overheating. Now if I could only renew my membership so I can actually access the full game, but that it a concern for another, more flush with cash, time.
Anyway, must walk the dogs, and then I am taking some medication and going to bed with a book and a warm shi-poo named Eliza. Tomorrow I am hoping to ride, even if I have to take it easy a bit. It won't hurt Ellie or I to just do a quiet trail ride. It might do us both good to get out of the ring too.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
I loose track of time and then start forgetting about what my goals are. My journal is like this too, a few entries, then a long period of nothing and then a few more entries. I think that whenever I do something that I feel I shouldn't or miss a goal or fall back on bad habits then I don't want to think about it or be accountable. Something to work on, right?
We have moved, which has greatly benefited my mental health and the dogs' waistlines. My mother's Australian Shepherd has lost 2 kg in three months. It is amazing what happens when you get them away from the person who refuses to stop feeding them treats. I think they are both happier for it.
I am still having good days and bad. The bad ones don't take as long to get away from as they used to. I used to spend almost a week recovering from overdoing things one day, and now it is more like four days of recovery. Of course I wouldn't have to worry about it if I would stop overdoing things, but it is kind of my personality.
My horse is doing well. She is starting to get fuzzy for winter. I love this early fuzz stage, so cute! We jumped last week, it was a small X but my heart was pounding. Ellie was so happy and responsive. It think I will have to try and jump every couple of weeks just to change things up for her.
Still no job, unfortunately. That is frustrating, because I hate living off my mother and I am craving independence that I just don't have. I am also sharing a car with her because mine has been parked since January. My brother is working on it today, so hopefully there will be some good news when he gets home. I have missed driving the Muscle Camry!
Another thing, I am focusing on eating more vegetarian meals. I am finding that I don't really miss meat very often, which amazes me! I have been watching a lot of food documentaries and they are very interesting and inspiring. I am not sure that going vegan will be something I will look into, but being mostly vegetarian is definitely doable!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I am back. I am committed. I know I have been absent for quite awhile, but there has been a lot of crazy stuff going on, and a lot of it had to do with my health. I will post more about it later, but probably not until next week.
We are moving this weekend and until things settle down I don't know how much I will be on, but I will be on. I am so close to 200 lbs which will be 40 lbs off. I cannot wait.
Having lost this much weight has made a difference. I can't imagine dealing with some of my issues with an extra 36 lbs on my already messed up joints.
Anyway, must get back to cleaning and packing. I hope everyone is doing well and reaching their goals.
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