Friday, January 04, 2013
Happy new year everyone!
So I survived the holidays, despite a few cases of falling off the wagon. It just goes to highlight why I need to stay on track with my diet, as after a week of eating "holiday food", my face looks to have aged ten years, my head aches regularly again, and my belly looks like pizza dough! Next year, I'm going to use this as a reminder why I need to politely say "no thank you" to family offering cookies and other off-limit treats.
I've set a few goals for myself in 2013:
- Plan my wedding, and enjoy the process
- Manage my diet, avoiding all trigger foods
- Complete the quilts that I have been procrastinating over
- Run my second half marathon, and improve my time
- Wake up consistently without hitting snooze, and do 20-30 min of exercise each morning
- Complete at least one section of the CPA qualifying exam
I know I can do this if I stay focused!
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Now that I've figured out that my chronic headaches were being triggered by foods (wheat and berries), I'm working to avoid eating them. As we come into the holiday season, I fear this will become more difficult, as I will be going to parties and events where I may not have full control of my food.
To stay on top of this, I am volunteering to make and bring at least one item that I know I can safely eat. Since my biggest concern is desserts (as I have a terrible time saying no to sweets), I'm planning a gluten-free carrot cake for the family Xmas party, and gluten free coconut cookies for other events. I'm so glad I've been able to improve my life so dramatically just by adjusting what I eat!
Friday, October 12, 2012
After a few years of relative calm, things are getting exciting again!
Kris and I are now engaged, so I'm diving into the wedding planning in full force. I wasn't one of those girls who has been planning her "dream wedding" since childhood, so it's an interesting combination of fun and frustrating.
In addition, we will be moving cross-country for Kris' new job within a few months of the wedding, so I need to rent out my house, and find us a new place to live! I've started to focus on clearing out all the clutter in the house, asking myself "is this something I want to pack, ship 3000 miles, and then unpack in a potentially tiny apartment?". Often times the answer is a resounding "NO!"
Trying to get through all this, I'm going to need to maintain focus on eating right, getting plenty of rest, exercising, and just overall maintaining my composure. I'm sure there will be some frazzled days, but on the whole I'm looking forward to everything!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
It's been a crazy week! Two final exams, a term project, the boiler is dead, so I have no hot water, Kris is coming home tomorrow, and we leave for India on Tuesday!
I think I may be going a little overboard with the shopping for my trip, but it's so much fun! On top of the travel stuff, I've picked up some new gym clothes, as my old ones were really getting me down. It's tough to get into a workout when you feel baggy, faded and frumpy (and a worn out sports bra is NOT supportive!). I'm hoping my 2 new sports bras, 2 new pairs of shorts and a new top will motivate me to give it my all in the gym.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
So I'm going to be traveling to India in August to finally meet Kris' family. I'm very excited and nervous, but working to get things all ready for the big trip. I'm shopping for some gifts and treats for his nieces, when I wander into the candy aisle at Big Lots.
"Kids love candy! I'll just get a few things to make them goody bags!" And so I do. In picking out candy that is most likely to survive the trip, I happen upon a large bag of "irregular" Jelly Belly jellybeans. I can't pass it up, it has been SO long since I have had jellybeans (for good reason), and I figure I will be "good" and not eat them all at once.
You know where this is going, and you know it isn't pretty.
I bought the 1 lb bag on Sunday afternoon. It was gone by Tuesday evening. I feel terribly sick, and am just kicking myself for being so silly as to think I could be reasonable about jellybeans.
Lesson (re)learned, NO JELLYBEANS!
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