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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ok, so I totally don't even get this. I've been a wreck all week. Why? Because I knew I was going to have to cut back on the food budget. Meaning, I don't have the money to pay for top dollar whole grain foods or many forms of fresh produce. Fruit sure, but salads? Err, no. Canned veggies, regular rice and sliced bread it is.

Get this... I lost a pound this week. Yes, you did read that right. I finally dropped a pound.

Maybe I should cut the food budget more often.

What sounds good today...

Friday, October 12, 2007

... is a nice warm mug of apple cider.

I think I need to get some and put it in the crockpot. Yep yep.

In other news, I'm in a bit of a jam. Money is seriously tight right now, and let's face it, the $.59 bread is more in our budget than the $3.09 whole grain.

We looked at the finances, and we need to go back to our $50 a week grocery budget. Is it even possible to eat healthy and lose weight at that amount though? I mean, if we go back to that, it's a lot of starchy casseroles for meals.

God, my stress level is climbing again.

Today is a new day...

Monday, September 17, 2007

I am really working on maintaining a positive outlook right now. Things may be stressful, and someone may have let my hungry monster out of the barn, but the sun's out so it's all cool.

I found this quote on one of my teams this morning, and I swear, God must have known I needed to find it because I was starting to feel very dubious that things would get better.

"We can reverse years of damage to our bodies by deciding to raise our standards for ourselves, then living differently. Old wounds heal, injuries repair, and the whole system improves with just a few changes in what we put into our bodies and how we move them. "

I really needed to see this. I've been suffering through heel pain since March that I've tried to plug on ahead through and deal. Apparently by doing so, I could have extended the recovery time to equal the time of re-injuring the injury. So I'm on orders to stay off my feet as much as possible to rest the foot, do leg stretches, and lose weight. Mind you... two of those seem to be in opposition to each other-sit still and lose weight.

It's really disappointing to be "grounded" just as I was getting used to being active again. But I'm determined not to let this lick me, and I've started looking for activities I can do seated. I found Sit and Be Fit and Chair Dancing... I wonder if yoga or Pilates would be possible too. No idea. We closed the pool for the season, so I can't swim unless I cough up the $100 for the indoor pool pass. Unfortunately, the open swimming sessions are on days I can't go. Meh.

Not going to let this lick me. I'm not gunna.

I don't get it...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

... I'm hungry. Honest to God, stomach growling, give me food NOW before I chew off your arm hungry. And I'll eat. And good God, I'm hungry 2 hours later.

What on earth is going on with me?

I'm scared I'm going to blow up like a blimp.

I'm even more scared that I've suddenly developed a real appetite and the thing is insatisable.


Rain rain, go away...

Friday, September 07, 2007

... and shoot, just never come back.

It's raining. Still. I'm so sick of rain. And I'm really unhappy that it's still going today. Because my ankle is in agonizing pain today, meaning I'm getting in no cardio at all today. If I could get in the pool, I'd do that... but with storm after storm going outside, that's not going to happen.

And I'd been doing so good with keep up with the active lifestyle, too. But I'm doing good to walk anywhere in the house, much less go on a nice brisk excursion. It's really bumming me. And the bummed out is making me want to tear into a huge piece of carrot cake, which thankfully I have none of in my house.

I keep trying to keep a calm demeanor today, but I have to admit, I'm barely staying out of the kitchen for a emotional binge. Not to mention my "friend" decided to put in an appearance, so not only is my foot killing, but I feel like my insides are falling out thanks to the cramps.

Can I just crawl under a blanket and pretend today isn't happening?

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