Tuesday, February 07, 2012
When I make the titles for my daily blog, I try to write what I'm feeling at the moment. This morning I don't know how I feel. I'm not tired but not fully awake, I'm not happy but not sad, not hungry but I could eat, not pain-free but not in agony.
I'm currently searching for a contractor to complete my garage conversion. When we purchased this house, 1/2 of the garage was converted to a usable living space. I currently use it as a workout room but I need more space! When I told hubby that someone was coming out on Friday to give me an estimate, he wasn't happy. Oh well. It's either that or add an addition on the house. Choose one. Yeah, I thought so.
Last night before bed I forced myself to pop in a workout DVD. I'm glad I did. It felt good to get the exercise completed. 40 minutes of "Walk at Home". Then I ate an orange, a serving of peanuts, drank some water and fell asleep.
Today I'm going to attend a health & wellness seminar for arthritis. It's held at the Y, so after the seminar I will get my workout in. This week is starting off strong.
Make today great!
Monday, February 06, 2012
My aching back! Today I'm taking it easy. No Y, no Wii-Fit, no walking away the pounds. Just pain meds, a heating pad, the couch and maybe a visit to my physical therapist so he can say, "I told you so."
Yesterday's plans went out the window. I didn't go skating. I laid around , watched tv, read and knit. I even stayed home and watched the Super Bowl. Now I know why hubby is so intense. I couldn't take the excitement. My stomach was in knots. But the Giants won.
Nothing worth blogging about is happening today. Just going to run a few errands. I have to cancel my doctor appointment tomorrow because I never got my blood work done. It was scheduled 4 months ago. Talk about procrastination. Maybe I'll finally get that done today. (sarcasm)
Grocery shopping. Laundry, cooking, cleaning, taxi-ing, etc. Does it ever end? People who have an empty nest tell me I'm going to miss constantly having things to do when the kids leave the house. Wanna bet?
Make today great!
Saturday, February 04, 2012
I'm crashing down from a sugar high. Yesterday I went to the Y and walked around the track for 30 LONG minutes. It was so hot in there and my fatigue had me feeling like weights were on my shoulders and eyelids. But I did it.
Then I came home and I don't know what happened. Well, I do. Some emotional eating happened. What triggered it is the question. I don't think I went over my calories but everything I ate yesterday were empty calories. No nutrition in sight. Well, maybe the cup of frozen sweet corn had some nutrition. But that's about it.
Before I went to the Y, I stopped at Dunkin Donuts. I ordered one of the new sandwiches. I had turkey on a french roll, minus the bacon and cheese. It was really good. The man behind the counter looked at me and said, "No donuts?" I told him, "No, I'm REALLY trying to be good." He must have seen some desperation in my eyes because he passed me 2 chocolate munchkins and said, "For you." Jeesh, am I that pathetic?
Today is a new day. It's very quiet here. Hubby's at work. Kina's at grandma's, my 16 is at a sleepover and my 19 year old is still alseep. When he wakes up, I'm sure he'll head to the gym. Now if I can keep the dogs quiet, I'll have it made today.
I'm going to eat a healthy breakfast. Complete 30 minutes of my new workout DVD. Then I'm going to clean my home until it shines. That's the plan.
Make today great!
Friday, February 03, 2012
I'm trying to get my blog out of the way but I'm so hungry that I can't concentrate. I better get something to eat. Be right back...
Okay, I'm back. I grabbed a 1/2 cup of multi-grain peanut butter Cheerios. Have you tried them yet? They're pretty good. If they want to make them great, they need to combine them with chocolate flavored Cheerios. Hmmm...maybe I'll make that suggestion. Because isn't everything great when you add chocolate?
Yesterday was an okay day. Not my worst, but not my best. I skipped my oatmeal for breakfast yesterday and ended up having bacon on a multi-grain thin roll, a grapefruit and a cup of coffee. After that I headed to the flea market. Yup, I did it. The candle made me do it. Straight to the Amish mart I headed. I found the lemon bars. You know the 6-pack one that I can finish by myself. But I thought it through and I put it down. me. I DO have willpower. Well somewhat. I wasn't leaving that store empty handed. I got an apple dumpling. It can't be that bad, can it? There's a whole apple inside. I didn't eat it yet because I'm going to look up the calories first. I'm still going to eat it today, but I just want to know what it's going to cost me.
Hubby stopped at the chicken place and got some chicken wings. I can live without fried chicken so I passed. If it was pizza, the outcome would have been different. I did have a biscuit. I'm lying. I had two. When I came home and added up the calories, I would have been better off with the pizza. Oh well. Live and learn.
I came home and started making some more bad choices. A bite here, a lick and a taste there. ( Bren...behave) 2 cookies and a few sneaks of chips. It was at the bottom of the bag and I didn't want to waste it... Oh yeah and a full can of Arizona Sweet Tea. Yeah, the tall can with the three servings.
So, I'm sure I went over my calories for the day or came pretty close to it. By dinner, I regained some self control. I had a baked yam, some mixed greens and an applesauce cup. For snack before bed I had some walnuts and water. I'm surprised by how they fill me up. Who knew?
I didn't get in any exercise yesterday. I was still kind of sore from the elliptical on Wednesday and I didn't want to push myself and end up in physical therapy again. But today I'm ready to go.
Oh yeah, yesterday I was in one of my moods (according to hubby). He said, "Let me give you your Valentine day gift early." I know I said this before, but my hubby is a big kid. I don't think I've ever gotten a gift on the actual day I'm supposed to receive it because he just can't keep it to himself. So he presents me with this beautiful ruby cross.
I could have sworn before he put it on me, he pressed it to my forehead and prayed for me. Then when he placed it on my neck, he pressed the cross to my chest. Did he just call me evil and pray for me???
Make today great!
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