Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Despite one more day away from the walking track, today has been pretty fair, so far.
I did get outside and soak up what little tiny itty bitty speck of sun that was out there.
Went to the tanning bed and now I have a slight headache. It is nothing new, I often get the slightest headaches on tanning days and yes, I do wear my safety glasses.
Went to the drug store and picked up my Vitamin D, (ergocalcifero, 50,000) popped one of them bad boys in my mouth and drank it down with some orange juice fortified with calcium and vitamin d.
Then I stopped and picked up some mushrooms and a big fat orange and I am going to make myself a healthy dinner tonight of grilled chicken breast with mushrooms and steamed veggies.
I didnt get to walk, well, ok lets be honest, I JUST DIDNT WALK. I hate to sound like a crybaby, but I really cannot tolerate the wind.
The cold seems to stay with me lately, my nurse friend told me that also might be a symptom of my low vitamin d and that I probably do need thyroid tests done.
I have had them done before, but its been a few years, I honestly dont think I have anything wrong in that area, I just think my body is growing older and maybe more intolerant of the elements.
But let me tell you, heat or no heat, sweat or no sweat, when that sun starts shining again and putting out some real uvb rays I plan to be out there soaking them up and I cannot wait.
I really need it, not only for my vitamin d, but for my sunny disposition, lol.
Today like I said has been pretty good, I went ahead and sparked the foods I plan to eat for dinner and so far, I am right on track, if I stick to that plan, I am going to have a big healthy dinner and a good snack as well.
Hoping everyone else is having a good day, No, make that a great day.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Was so very happy and thankful around 7pm last night when my water came back. It was slow going at first, I guess it takes time to build up and so its on today, good pressure, still under a boil advisory and its white white as snow.
I guess thats air and chlorine? Maybe, who knows, either way, I have done 2 loads of laundry, with doggie bedding still to do later, and a doggie bath to follow.
Got all my dishes washed up and put away and tomorrow, will be mopping day.
Never thought I would be so happy to actually do housework.
Today I just had to get out of the house, so I got up early and hit walmart, then went to a couple of dollar stores to start buying stuff for my neices babyshower in 2 weeks.
I have had a decent day so far, despite the wind.
I had hoped to get in an evening walk and go to the tanning bed, but since the tanning place is closed today, I guess I will not chance the wind, its brisk and cold. its raining now anyway :(
I got in a pretty good walk at Walmart anyway.
I have so far also stayed on calorie range and am feeling pretty good, I am just trying to be optimistic and hope how soon we finally see some sunlight.
I have exactly 4 weeks til my next doctors appointment and I am hoping my vitamin d will be up by then and my weight will be down.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
I have an awful confession to make, yesterday, I ate like a pig!!!
I have no idea what was wrong with me!!! I started out good, had some oatmeal, then, I had cheese and crackers and more cheese and crackers, and a beef stick and then I had a sandwich, with more cheese!!
And then I had sausage and yogurt and milk, and I am sure I had some more I cant recall.
I just couldnt stop snacking.
I have done much better today. So far.
I wonder what it was, boredom, or was I really hungry?
So, we still have no water, it came back on last night very briefly, not long enough to shower, the hot water heater didnt even have time to fill up.
I went to my sons this morning, he is out of town and he had a little water, but the pressure was so low.
So my very dear friend invited me to her house to shower and it felt so good to finally have clean hair, that is a pet peeve of mine, I cant stand to go more than 2 days without washing my hair, I got apey.
I was able to collect a little water and we have had to carry in water.
The most angering part of this, is that the water company is giving so many differing stories as to the problem.
The chemical spill in West Va had them cutting off water to their communities, this has been thrown around as a possible reason.
Then there was the head of the water company who said it was due to frozen lines breaking and leaking, then there was the story about a pump gone bad.
Either way, we still have no water.
I guess you really just dont know what you have until you no longer have it.
Neighbors as close as 2 miles have water and neighbors 2 miles in the other direction do not.
Hit and miss.
I am really hoping to see water soon, but until then, I am just hoping to stay out of the kitchen snacking today.
I am going to fix a good healthy meal and watch football and wish the day was warm and sunny and that there was no wind and hopefully tomorrow the day will be better for a good long walk.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Waking early in the morning to the sound of heavy rain falling is such a lovely feeling.
You snuggle back down deep under the warm blankets and plan to sleep a little longer or at least lay semi-awake, listening to the soothing sound.
Then you realize, this means, NO WALK!!!
I know some will say, what, why not? Just go walk in the rain. Maybe, but the track I walk on is slick when wet.
I walked day before yesterday and it was still pretty frozen hard, so it was easy to walk on, then yesterday after the thaw, it was slick in spots.
I dont know what this red coating paint type substance is they put over the track, but its a real waste.
Walking on the old concrete underneath is much safer.
But anyway, water water water. And we have none.
No one in my community has water, for miles and miles, if you are on the county water, you are dry!!!
I was luckier than some, I had water up until last night around 8pm.
Had walked yesterday, went to the tanning bed, came home and cleaned and took the dog out and had planned to shower later, then the water went down so low, I was afraid to use the hot water.
Throwed the breaker on the hot water heater and collected as much water in pots and pans as was able to and filled up my coffee pot for my morning coffee.
So, I guess my day will consist of sitting inside, checking the faucet from time to time, hoping for a trickle!!!
Got on the scale today, even though it isnt my regular weigh day, and I am the same, no change.
But overall, I am satisfied with the number.
It isnt as high as it was and I know if I keep walking and eating healthy, it will eventually creep back down.
One final thought, this puppy really needs a bath, wonder if shes saying the same about me???
Friday, January 10, 2014
It is odd when you go over your calories, and yet, really didnt eat that much food.
I sat and looked at my food for the day and I ate nearly 1700 calories, and yet, I didnt eat any junk.
I had a healthy lunch and a healthy dinner and greek yogurt to snack and skim milk.
I suppose I could have forgone the cheese string or maybe cut out one serving of milk.
But in trying to increase my vitamin d and calcium, by food, I cant see that being possible.
So, I am not going to fret over it.
I had no junk food today and I got in a 30 minute walk.
This is my second day of walking and hopefully I can keep it up, even though we are expecting rain tonight.
It was overall a good day.
Will be more watchful tomorrow and see where those extra calories can be cut.
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